Thursday, May 11, 2017



Happy May to everyone. Here are my "likes" this week even tho I am sick with allergies! I'm trying.

1.  Tomato Harvest. Ok, maybe that's a little exaggerated. Here's a pic of my one small tomato. So cute. The plant grew too fast in 100 degrees in April.

2. Gluten Free  Zucchini Waffles. Wow- veggies for breakfast.  I use Gluten Free Bisquick for pancakes and waffles(the best). I thought I would try adding one small zuke peeled, shredded and added cinnamon, dash of nutmeg and vanilla to the batter. SCORE! Try it- you can't taste the zucchini and it's better for us.

3.  Making a Dog Bowl Pad for my son's new home.  I went to visit their new finished home. It is just beautiful. They have 2 large dogs with large water bowls. But, with those nice new floors I could see the water staining the wood, so I asked if they would like a pad for the water bowls and they said "YES!".  So, I took some layer cakes and scraps and made one 48 x 18. Plenty of room for the big water bottle as well. Perfect colors for their floor also. I used scrap battings sewn together and a left over gray scrap for the backing. I consider that free.

I don't know why it looks green here.  It's a dark gray with beige and brown.

4. A new quilt basted and ready for quilting. The Courage quilt.  This is a small throw 37 x 46. I used a charm pack of Heritage Reds and Blues from Benartex and half pack of Bell Solids Zen gray charms. I bordered and backed it with a navy/gold small print fabric. Only 75 pins used for backing. I usually use at least 100 but this is a small one. It's for my daughter to accompany the patriot pillows a few weeks ago. It was so quick to put together- maybe 10 hours total. Love it.

Hope you enjoyed my likes today.  Please join LeeAnna at:Not Afraid of Color for more likes.


  1. Hi, Mary! Your waffles look and sound delicious! They are making me hungry! I love a basted quilt (after it's done!) - yours looks wonderful! How are you going to quilt it?

    1. Thx. I stitched in the ditch to keep it light and airy.

  2. Wow on having a tomato already! Even if it is small, that's an accomplishment! I love your sewing projects. The quilt is going to be fantastic--what color thread are you going to use? I love the idea of a dog bowl runner...I may have to make one for our puppy! Have a great week!

  3. zuccini waffles? Yum! Love growing vege. I remember a volunteer tomato coming up one year, like magic.

  4. Your tomatos are so exciting! I hope they keep growing! And so cool about your zucchini in waffles. I love zucchini, and my mom always grows giant ones in her garden so my freezer is full of frozen zucchini. I never thought to put it in waffles, but it sounds delicious (mostly because waffles are delicious). I'll have to try it!

  5. Hi,
    We haven't even planted our tomatoes yet. Las year we some come up all by them selves. Love your quilt, very colorful. Have a great day!