HAPPY MAY DAY! Will you dance around the May pole today? If you are interested in the origins of May Day check here:
30+ FREE PINCUSHION PATTERNS
You will find one (or more) here to suit everyone. Such fun to make and give!
LOTS OF QUILTING VIDEOS
Be sure to check out this amazing list of videos for almost anything quilt related.
SHOOT THAT QUILT
A very good article on photographing quilts.
QUILT AS YOU GO PLACEMAT
Very pretty placemat. I think I have just the right panel to use for the centers.
Scroll down to April 24. As she explains, quilticide is the act of a human destroying/dismembering a quilt. I have a few remnants of other people’s
quilticide reincarnated into something else, but I have not actually committed the act myself. What about you?
Monday, May 2, 2011
National Play Your Ukulele Day
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Great American Grump Out
Intergalactic Star Wars Day
(May the Fourth Be with You! LOL)
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Totally Chipotle Day (maybe cuz it’s also Cinco De Mayo)
Friday, May 6, 2011
Military Spouse Appreciation Day (Thank you!)
No Pants Day
No Diet Day
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Join Hands Day
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Stay Up All Night Day
(So you can tell your Mother you love her)
WHAT’S FOR DINNER
Grilled Cheese Italiano
3 Tbsp. butter, softened
8 slices whole-grain bread
8 oz. fontina or Swiss cheese, shredded (2 cups)
8 thin slices prosciutto or ham
24 fresh basil leaves
8 slices (1/4 in.) ripe tomatoes (about 2 medium)
1/4 tsp. salt.
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1. Heat griddle or 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat.
2. Spread butter on one side of each bread slice. Layer unbuttered side of 4 of the bread slices with 1/4 cup of the cheese, 2 slices of the prosciutto, 6 of the basil leaves and 2 of the tomato slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top each with 1/4 cup of the remaining cheese and remaining bread slice, buttered side up.
3. In hot skillet, heat sandwiches 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is slightly melted and bread is browned. Turn sandwiches over; heat 3 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and sandwich is golden brown.
That’s it for this week.
Asking a seamstress to mend is like asking Michelangelo to paint your garage.