Thursday, October 11, 2018

I Like Thursdays Oct 11


 This will be a short post as I will be gone all week. Here are just a few of my likes this past week:

1. The Durells in Corfu on PBS:
 Thanks to Lee Anna for suggesting this series since I am already watching other PBS series so much.  This family is quirky and fun.

2.  Creating fabric. 
This is my favorite type of all sewing/quilting.  I just take scraps and start sewing them together to "make fabric'.  In this case, I had saved fabric with an autumn color in one scrap bucket (first photo).  It was overflowing-evidently I like to make autumn quilts, table tops and place mats. My scraps are all rectangles or squares and at least an inch wide.  I just press the scraps, lay them out in piles next to the sewing machine and start sewing them together. I press after joining every piece with an iron on a tv tray next to me. This keeps everything flat and straight. I make blocks at least 10 inch square.  I'll make as many as I can and either store them as squares or use them with other scrap squares for a quilt at a later time.

Unless I'm finishing a different project,  I just leave these scraps out next to the machine for a week or 2 so I can sit any free time I have and throw a block together. I really enjoy that little sew time as it is very creative.

3. Homemade crock pot applesauce.

I just peeled and chopped 6 Gala apples into the crock pot. Added 1/2 c water, 1T lemon juice, 1T cinnamon and a little salt. I cooked it on high for 2 hours and mashed it with a potato masher.  To serve, I added a splash of maple syrup.  Really good and  there's no added sugar while cooking.

Obviously, I had more likes for this week (especially our cooler weather) but I'm in a rush to post this for ya'll's enjoyment.
Have a great week.


  1. Oooohhhh, I love making fabric! I never thought to separate mine out like you do. Applesauce-Yummm. My friend told me her Gramma used brown sugar in hers so this year I tried it. OMGoodness! Have a great week!

  2. I love sewing like that, too, Mary! Great idea to just keep your bin by the sewing machine for a little sewing whenever! Your crockpot applesauce sounds yummy! I'll have to try that. Hope you're having a great week!

  3. I love your scrappy piecing, what a fun way to use things up! And I love autumn quilts/wall hangings- I had to really restrain myself this year from making another one.... Have a good week!

  4. Hi Mary! Your applesauce looks delicious, and your Autumn colored fabrics look fun. You have a nice selection there, and I do the same thing. I leave a bunch of leaders/enders near my sewing machine, but I often get too involved with them because I want to see that fit-in-between project to completion. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. oooo the durells! go watch the first and second seasons to really get to know them! I love the characters. I will not be surprised to come find you've done a crock pot recipe book one day!!! You're always cooking up something good. I got some coconut soy replacement sauce because of you, so now I can try some other dishes I used to make. I love that kind of sewing too.

    1. Thanks Lee Anna- I like using the crock pot cause I don't want to stand at the stove for long periods of time! LOL

  6. Love that autumn fabric you are "making"...I too love that kind of sewing, carefree. I wish I could watch the Durrells too and it's the season for nourishing apple dishes, isn't it.

  7. Ah - good likes. I have a pile of scrap that needs to become fabric. Soon.... We're also watching the Durrells. :-)

  8. I have a friend that makes slab blocks. My mom talks all the time about that PBS series.

  9. Yum...thanks for sharing the recipe! I like making fabric too.