Sharon made this elephant. It’s a pattern called Elephant Abstractions by Violet Craft.
I needed to keep the quilting simple. Sharon is very prolific and she sells many of her quilts …so I tend to quilt for her in batches. I love that! all of her quilts are different and she uses tons of techniques…so there is always fun things to quilt.
I tried to add a few details to the elephant and also added ferns in the background to add to the safari type feel.
I think she came together beautifully.
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Thanks so much for following along. I have been designing lots of quilts and trying to keep up with my life. 🙂
So I think it is no secret that I love solid fabrics. I do!
I also love America! I have written about this numerous times.
I am so excited to share the fact that American Made Brand ( AMB) Fabrics is working with me! I got my first package today with my swatch card and everything that I need to make my sample for my first magazine publication. ( I have a second one in the works now as well….and YUP!! AMB said they will supply the fabrics for that project as well.) YAY!!
I love that they are in Seattle so I am not only supporting an American Co …but also a company in WA. The Pacific Northwest will always be my home. I may not live in WA for ever ( in fact I am phasing into the next move that I make) ….but I love the PNW and I don’t ever want to leave.
So needless to say I am over-the-moon excited about all of this.
I have to tell you that the out pouring of love and support from all of you has been amazing! I will tell you ->I actually have more than 20 patterns designed and I will be working on them slowly but surely to get them written and made so that I can share some….Magazines work so far in advance it’s going to take awhile to actually show what I submitted to them.
I am designing mostly Modern quilts. I actually have many different designs planned….but the modern ones are what is gaining attention, they seem to be the easiest for me to write…but also I love any quilt with negative space so I can do fabulous quilting. So I, of course want to highlight that portion of my craft. I do have some traditional designs made as well. In fact I am designing a few patterns for a traditional fabric designer only using her lines of fabric. It’s not as easy as I thought that might sound…:) But I love her lines of fabrics. So I have some in the works….I am really excited about two of them .
So I know that modern quilts aren’t everyone’s cup of tea…but I am designing all sorts of quilts and it will take time to get a complete variety accomplished.
I am also going to have a whole series of “Spiritual” quilts. This is what started this whole thing….and I have so many ideas for inspirational quilts. So I really want to make a whole section of my patterns that are geared soul-y ( like that? hehe) towards God. He gave me this talent. He has lead me thus far. He has also been with me every step of the way. I have no idea if all of this will work out…there are always bumps in the road…..but I am going to work hard!
I heard this quote yesterday and I just believe in it whole heartedly “Take the leap of Faith and the Net will appear”
Yes. Indeed. I am taking that leap.
I feel rejuvenated in a way. I am facing new challenges. Learning new things and I am going to have to work looooonnngg hours once again to accomplish all of these goals I have set for myself. But as I know in my life…… It’s worth it.
I hope you find the things in your path that let you know that the “net will appear…..and that it’s worth it”
So I shared this recipe on Fb. I am actually lactose intolerant….but I struggle with not eating dairy because I have already given up so much. So I am eating this casserole and I just deal with the consequences. I tend to eat a lot of the same things and breakfast is one of those things I tend to rotate between 3 things. This casserole. Bacon and eggs. Or avocado slices, bacon and tomato.
I am practicing a low car/ high protein diet. It seems to be the only thing that works for me to keep my weight under control. I have gained a bit of weight back in the last 6 months because I let carbs creep back in…now I am back to eating low carb and the scale is going down again. This is going to be a struggle for the rest of my life. But I know what I need to do for my body.
This is a low carb breakfast casserole I make at the beginning of the week ..then just reheat personal servings daily. It’s so yummy!
2 bags of Riced cauliflower (savory herb flavor…I don’t think it matters what flavor or plain). This is a substitute for potatoes.
Then I put in in the bottom of my greased dish. With a small onion chopped, chopped mushrooms and broccoli. (I’ve also used kale) (you could eliminate the extra veggies if you want)
Then I mix in shredded cheese. Can be any cheese you like. Cheddar, pepper jack , Swiss whatever. I’d say 2 cups.
After all of that is tossed together & spread evenly in the dish, I scramble 8 eggs and add some salt & pepper. Pour that over the veggie mixture.
While I’m chopping & mixing all of that I cook a pound of breakfast sausage (any kind you like..I do the spicy) and when that’s browned I add in a box of cream cheese until it’s all melted and mixed in well with the sausage. Then you layer the sausage mixture over the veggie egg mix and bake at 350 until all the egg cooks through (that just depends on how shallow or thick your dish is). The portions also freeze well if you need to portion it out.
This casserole creates about 14 -16 portions for me.
I will try to share more of my low carb -high protein recipes. I have been doing this for quite some time….and I experiment and find what works for me.
Linda brought this tree to me and it is beautiful! I love trees as you all know.
This was a kit in keep sake quilting and apparently it’s a “design your own tree” type of a quilt…which wasn’t explained before Linda bought it….so she was a bit disappointed in that…but she made the best of it and made this tree. I think she did AMAZING!!
I want to make this quilt actually I love it so much!
I quilted so many different designs to bring wind, water, flurries ect.
Linda loves the finished quilt. I was so happy with the results.