Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hillari Homemaker

I've been busy lately...just in time for summer, I finished my ragquilt.

I started this back in September, but had to abandon it in my frantic Raggedy Ann and Andy sewing frenzy, and finally pulled it back out. I actually made this quilt for myself! During the winter, our house is on the cool side and we like to snuggle under blankets in the evening watching movies. Keith and Sareny both have rag quilts I made for them and I was left out in the cold, so to speak. It felt a little weird spending so much time making something that was for myself, but I'm sure it will get lots of use in a few months.
I have also made a few matching skirts for Sareny and Finley. These skirts were for a friend and I thought they turned out pretty cute.

I stayed up late one night and made some red pepper jelly after everyone else was sleeping. Our favorite ways to eat this is either on wheat thins with cream cheese, or use it as a sauce on stir-fried chicken, onions, red peppers, garlic and mushrooms. Then we serve it over rice. Thanks to my wonderful mother in law for both recipes, and the ideas for the skirts!

12 comments:

Daryl and Misty said...

You are so talented! The skirts are so cute by the way.

Hope you guys have a great trip!

lexi said...

i love your quilt. it is really cute. the girls will look cute in those skirts. i have never tried the red pepper jelly but it sounds good.

Christina Overton said...

Wow! I had no idea that you had such amazing homemaking skills. Good for you! The quilt is beautiful, the skirts are adorable, and the jelly sounds delicious!

cassidy said...

I like the quilt. I am thinking of making my denim quilt a rag quilt, because I have had it with quilting. The skirts are really cute too. Did you use patterns for these things? And I love that spicy jelly with cream cheese and crackers. How cool that you know the recipe.

Alayna said...

you are awesome!
One of these days, when I find lots of time and patience, I'll have to try to make a rag quilt.
I really want to try that jelly.

And we LOVE the skirts. I'll have to get a picture of them wearing them so we can really show them off! Thanks again :)

linds said...

holy cow, you are hillari the homemaker. i could use just a tiny bit of that. i seem to be lacking that gene.

debra g said...

Awesome quilt, awesome skirts, and yummy looking jelly. It's really good with sweet potato fries, too!

I saw that you tagged me, and dangit! I was going to put the love toilet on my wish list, too (just kidding). I guess I'll have to use the next best-thing-- the "Yard-a-Pult" (also SNL fare).

Hopefully I'll get around to making my list before the Second Coming.

And those pictures of Finley?!?!? Adorable. She smiles EXACTLY like you.

Happy Day!

Vicki said...

You are amazing!! I wish I could get my rag quilt done. That jelly sounds good!

Dot said...

Wow you have been busy!
Want to come to my place for a while? LOL.

Jolynn said...

My word you have been busy. What a talented girl I raised (a little brownie point for me there) I love your quilt and think it turned out really cute. The skirts are super cute too. I loved the ones you made Sareny and Finnley. You know how I love matchy-match. And I want the recipe for the jelly (will Nancy let you share??)

Meghan said...

love the quilt. not quite sure where you find the time...

Tanya said...

You are right, it is very wrong to spend all that time making a quilt for yourself. To repent, you must make me one next. That will compensate for your selfishness. Just kidding of course. I wish I had your talent and energy. Personally, I am a disgrace to Mormon women everywhere.