Beth M. Emmett
Beth M. Emmett

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sewing Together

 My cousin came down from Las Vegas last week and stayed for a week because we needed to get some of her projects done. I had to stop myself from putting in ten exclamation points!!! First off, she wants to do a French theme in her daughter's bedroom and a year ago picked out the fabric to do it but I said I'd do it and I just couldn't without a deadline, if you know what I mean. So I made her come down and we did it together. Super simple but they're going to be beautiful when Natalia from Piece 'N Quilt finishes with them.
The Arc De Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

 We then finished her sister's quilt retreat quilt with borders.
And while we always have wonderful ideas for making our daughters awesome dresses, we only got around to making Chelsea a pair of linen pants. They're super cute and I have a pair cut out and waiting for me to put together. Note: I've decided that pockets are a must. They take more time but make a garment so much more useful.

And at the end of the week she made us the most delicious dinner. You roast tomatoes over garlic and bacon, pinch the skins of, cover the tomatoes with sausage and bake until the sausage is done. It turns into a ragu that you put over mashed potatoes (with lots of butter!). The garlic cloves are soft and you mash them and mix them in with the potatoes, tomatoes and sausage. I can't believe how much I enjoyed it. She said it was a Jamie Oliver recipe with just a few changes. Look it up!


  1. well done ... looks like the deadline worked for you x