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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Great day in the morning!

Three things to be happy about:
(1) bright colored fabrics
(2) the new moon
(3) sandwiches made on baguettes

I've been a fan of those tiny little slider sandwiches, especially if they're turkey burgers, so I started looking for the slider buns  but I couldn't find any.  For over a year.  A regular dinner roll cut in half wouldn't do, it had to be the authorized version of the genuine slider bun.  Then I was having lunch with my friend Renea last week and she said they have them at Shoppers Food Warehouse.  Well, by that time I'd given up on finding any so I'd stopped looking, but yesterday when I was in Wegman's I looked, just because I was there.  Guess what - I found some, yeah!  Now I have to get some ground turkey to make my burgers ... looking good!

Yesterday was such a dreary, rainy, drippy, overcast day but it was saved by a visit with my friend Sandy (http://sandyhassan.blogspot.com/) where we tweaked her blog, then made a beeline for her quilting studio for a sew-in. 

Sandy is a new blogger, visit her blog and show her some quilty love!  She's also a very talented member of my guild, Uhuru Quilters Guild.

See all those gorgeous bright fabrics behind me?  I love the way Sandy has her fabrics organized by color, it helps make the studio a happy place to work in!

While I worked on a paper piecing project, Sandy finished up a fabric basket (another project for my must-do list!).  This can be a great take-along project because you can wind the fabric strips around the cording anytime, any place.  Then the final stitching is done at the machine.

You can see more of Sandy's baskets here, where I found them at a craft show before Christmas.

It was a great day, it's more fun sewing with a partner!  We talked and laughed and oooooh'd (well, actually I oooooh'd over Sandy's quilts!)  She gave me a quick-and-easy lesson on making the crescent moon quilt she just finished - a picture is posted on her blog.  I can't wait to try it out!

That's it for now, have a great Wednesday - sew forth and sew on!


  1. I just paid Sandy a visit and fell in love with her purple quilt. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for the link to Sandy's blog. I love her color choices in her quilts and bowls. Her studio looks like a great place to visit too.

  3. How fun to sew with a friend - oh, what wonderful quilts and bowls, thank you for the site.

  4. Thanks for the link to Sandy's blog. You 2 are a couple of VERY creative ladies

  5. Greetings Linda. I've just found your blog and have become a "FOLLOWER"
    Have a great rest of the week!!

  6. I love sewing with friends! Tomorrow I go play with my small group. Yum sliders. grew up on those. Miss me some Krystal/White Castle burgers. I know they're not healthy, but they're soooo good!

    Love the basket.Will pop on over to Sandy's blog. thanks for the tip!

  7. Great day! Thanks for the side trip.

  8. It's always great to sew with a partner! :) Sometimes I cut hot dog buns for slider burgers - or use the Hawaiian sweet rolls from my deli - LOVE them! :)


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