Saturday, November 8, 2014

It's A Cold and Windy Day

Bill is at hockey all day and I'm done with my grocery shopping.  I'm IN for the day.  Just me, some Miss Marple videos and these...

I'm going to try something new for dinner.  Something that Bill wouldn't like.  I hope it's better than the last dinner I made.  It was okay, but we have come to the conclusion that no matter how good the recipe is - we just do not like bean soup.  I also tried "Sticky Pudding" as the British would say.  We would call it date cake with toffee sauce here.  It was very good - but OH MY - it was sweet.  I'm afraid if we finish the cake between just the 2 of us - we will succumb to diabetes.  Next time you have a family gathering,  give each person a small sample  - here is the recipe.
The recipe comes from Smitten Kitchen

Which brings me to the next thing on the agenda - shipping this month from Moda Fabrics is the Because Of The Brave fabric collection.
I have a Fat Eighth Bundle here.  It's perfect for Quilts of Valor, Quilts of Honor, or for any little gift you want to make for someone who is currently serving, or has served.  Make any comment about this fabric, or hexies, or bean soup, or even sticky pudding! and you could be the winner of this bundle.  I will post the winner on November 11th - Veterans Day.

Laters

Laurie

140 comments:

Sue said...

Love this fabric !

It has a very old fashion feel about it !

What a generous give away !
Thanks for the chance !

Hildy said...

I don't like bean soup (I'm not a big soup lover except pumpkin and Griesnockerlsuppe a bavarian-austarian soup) but I love hexies! There's some so classic and cute about them, isn't it?
Thanks for the chance to win and have a wonderful weekend:-)

Bowbailey said...

In Southern Calif, it's going to be 90!!! Way too hot for November. ��
Your hexies are beautiful

Sandy Rowe said...

Love the fabric. I help a QOV coordinator in Montana with a quilt every now and then. The bundle would come in handy! Thanks!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

well I like taco soup which has beans in it :) that is an interesting bundle of fabric that you have there and would love to have it in my stash of fabric!

Cheryl Gamble said...

I love the name of your new line - BECAUSE of the Brave. My husband served in the Army for 20 years and now our oldest daughter (a West Point grad) is serving. These fabrics would make a lovely quilt for both of them. I also just pre-ordered the kid for Austin Bluebird Sampler. Love your fabrics and quilts!

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

On Veterans Day, I honor my grandfather who served in the Navy, WWII.

Glynette said...

Perfect fabric for Veterans Day!

Linda said...

HELLO! Beautiful Patriotic Fabrics! Neat HEXIES Too!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Elaine said...

I love making bean soup on a cold day. Lovely way to spend a cold day, hexies and soup!!!

Gayle said...

Yeah, bean soup makes for a hearty meal, but I can't say that I've ever had any that tasted delicious either!

Margaret said...

I love soup of any kind. Soups with beans are fine by me. Lentil and pea are our favorites though.

carol fun said...

Not a bean soup fan either but LOVE the fabric - would make a wonderful QOV! Thanks for the giveaway~

Fibercrafter said...

Beautiful fabric - would make a lovely American Hero quilt. Thanks for the chance.

Miss Jean said...

I make a killer bean soup - you might even like it. I would love to win the fabric. Son just retired after 23 years in the Navy. We are so proud!

Tammy said...

What beautiful fabrics. You always have gorgeous lines!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Sticky pudding never sounded very good but who knew that it was date cake with toffee sauce? Yum! I'm going to give it a try! Yum!

rebecca said...

God Bless our Veterans and Military men and women.
Great bundle!!

BL said...

Lovely fabric. Many thanks to those who serve.

audrey said...

Bean soup is a very tricky meal to serve in our home too. Everyone much prefers potato soup or of course homemade chicken noodle.:)

marie said...

Well, I like white bean chili soup. Not a fan of hexies. Love the bundle of fabric.

Libby said...

Beautiful fabrics. I would love to make a quilt for my sister-in-law who just learned she will be deployed to the middle east in the coming year. Don't know if it would help keep her safe, but it would keep her wrapped in love.

Susan Smith said...

We love bean soup here! Send your beans our way! That bundle of fabric looks so patriotic! My brother's birthday is on veteran's day so we always have 2 reasons to celebrate that day.
Thanks for the chance to win the fabric!

ozone3 said...

Beautiful Fabric!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!

scottylover said...

We don't like bean soup here, either! :) It is cold and windy in the midwest, but not as cold as you are.

Thanks for the chance to win!
Sandy A

Cattinka said...

what size are your hexagons? I am working on 1/2 inch hexagons right now. Have you heart of the La Passion Quilt jet?
KATRIN W.

sheddy said...

I love bean soup and love the new fabric.

Debbie said...

I so love the Hexies. I have just started my hand at paper piecing . This fabric would make a beautiful Hexies quilt.

Kathy in FL said...

The only bean soup I like is black bean soup, and my favorite "recipe" for it is Progresso!

Sherrill said...

I don't think I like bean soup, either..however I DO like beans in some soups! HA And I LOVE making QOV quilts! I need to make a red, white and blue for myself. Love the color combo!

Mary said...

What I can see of the fabric looks very enticing. I don't like bean soup either. Enjoy your time today and I hope your recipe is yummy.

Patti said...

I agree that the fabric would be perfect for QOV. My local guild has committed to making quilts for over 50 service men and women who were just deployed. I said I would make at least 6 quilts and would use this fabric for that. Thanks for a chance. I will also look for this fabric in stores.

Every Stitch said...

Sticky date pudding is one of my family's all time favourite desserts - in Australia. I believe it might be a worldwide favourite - but, yes, in very small doses!

Susie Hoover said...

Am dying to try my hand at hexies. I've got my paper pieces & fabric. Just need dedicated time. Proud of my husband's service in the USAF!

Cherise Towrr said...

I know all about trying new recipes- my husband is brutally honest and will tell me if something I've made is not good! Beans are on his list of 'not good'. Thanks for the giveaway!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

My son's a vet / I'd make something for him with it : ) As to bean soup, what you need to do is make a big pot of yummy vegetable and ham bone soup, and add a very small amount of great northern beans. Wee bit of beans, lots of better other stuff :)

Izzy said...

Laurie it sounds like a great day for pop corn and tea or hot chocolate ? I have been working non stop on my hexies this week. I am slowly getting to the reproduction quilt I once saw from the 1800s on a friend's Victorian banister . It had a yellow center, scrap flower and black outer.Lots of reds in the flower. I bought the Russian Collection fabrics for it. I love Mis Marple with Joan Hickson . All right then laters !!

Kathleen Ronnebaum said...

I love that fabric! Lately a friend and I have been making lap quilts for the VA hospital and this would be the best! The guys love the quilts, so it's a win win!

Birlot said...

I sat ans sewed jhexies while my little guy was at drama classes. I use a glue stick and absolutely flew through them in the 90 minutes I had. It was very satisfying. I do like bean soup though, but the ones with less bean and more other veggies like minestrone are my preference.

Frog Quilter said...

Ohhh I would add this to my QOV stash. I longarm quilts for QOV. Thanks.😄

Anita said...

Love your hexies! Can't wait to see what you make with them. Thanks for the giveaway!

O'Quilts said...

Perfect for being brave on a cold and windy day. Actually it is just perfect:)

Phyllis said...

We love ham and bean soup for a cold Colorado winter night. Really good with some chili powder to kick it up. Love the fabric! and the hexies are really pretty. Have a great evening.

normajean53 said...

I would love to have this to make a quilt in honor of my Dad, a WWII veteran. Thank you.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Can't say I'm a fan of bean soup--chili yes bean soup no

Beautiful fabrics

Lois Griffith said...

We had my version of bean soup last night and it was pretty good...add a half pound of sausage for flavor.

Janet said...

I think that dessert is all about the sauce! Any caramel sauce made with whipping cream is delicious!I I love the colors of this line - the textured solids especially. Enjoy your day with your lovely hexagons :0)

WoolenSails said...

I love the new fabric and I love doing hexes and I love Bean soup. Not too sure on the sticky pudding, lol. I don't eat sweets but I make non sugar desserts with apples.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful fabrics and lovely hexies.
Perhaps I win I can beginn !

LG
Monika

paulette said...

Bean soup is my favourite soup!! And your sticky pudding looks wonderful...but the fabric is less fattening and would be lovely in a quilt!!

Deb G. in VA said...

Not a fan of bean soup or sticky pudding, but I love hexies!

Fran said...

Love the patriotic fabric, love hexes, love bean soup, not so much sticky pudding.
Love Laurie & Polly!!!!

Maxine said...

Well, all I'll say is that I am addicted to hexies.

helen said...

My boys love sticky date pudding but I agree it is sooo sweet. Love your new range!

DebrafromMD said...

Love the patriotic fabric.

Teresa Secson said...

Hi, I just learned how to make hexies... so hooked on them. I am a Vietnam era vet. I really liked the fabric bundle. thanks for a chance to win.

Joan and Kevin said...

The Sticky Pudding cake looks delicious!
Thanks!

dortha said...

I am so proud of our vets. My dad and both of my brothers were in the Armrd Forces. Where would we be without them. Thank for the opportunity.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

While my bean soup simmered on the oven and the sticky pudding awaited me, I made hexies......giggle. There you go. Toss my name in the hat.

Sharon S said...

Love the Because of the Brave fabric. Sewing with friends on Veteran's Day , making quilts for Heroes at JBLM.

Gretchen said...

I am not a fan of bean soup either. Love the hexies though! Stay warm & happy sewing.

Anonymous said...

Nope, I am not a fan of bean soup either. But I am a fan of that fat Q bundle! Thanks for the chance to win!
Linda W.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Your hexies are beautiful - like all your projects.

Jacqueline said...

I love all kinds of soup, even bean soup. And I would enjoy being the receipent of your great giveaway.

Sharon said...

We love bean soup here, the secret is adding a splash or two of vinegar to each bowl. I like your hexies ;)

Nancy said...

We love Bean Soup at our house. The date pudding sounds delicious, especially with toffee sauce.

cityquilter grace said...

good to know about the sticky pudding...i have a recipe and was thinking it might be good for the holidays....will wait until there is a crowd to channel our english ancestors' dessert!

Sarah said...

I've had sticky pudding before. Yum, and yes, it is sweet! Also pudding with custard. sarah@forrussia.org

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Looks like the perfect fabric to make something for my veteran!

Carolyn Boutilier said...

I learned to make the hexies this summer and it is additive. Made a small quilt using 1/4 inch hexies. Would love to win this wonderful looking fabric. Sticky pudding sounds wonderful but not bean soup.
Carolyn B cab4325@yahoo.com

Janice said...

Not fans of bean soup at our house either! Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful fabric :-)

Jan said...

Beautiful fabric! And try cooked sausage in your bean soup!

Dixie said...

We always made a steamed Christmas pudding when I was growing up that had a vanilla sauce for the kids and a sherry sauce for adults. The trick was getting to taste the sherry sauce! It was very rich too. Your fabric looks wonderful, as always!

TammyKay said...

The material would make a beautiful quilt for my son in law, who just returned from Afganistan! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Lee said...

This would be fabulous for a quilt of valor and I am just joining a group to help make blocks! I do love your hexies... I love beans but never bean soup!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win your beautiful fabrics. I am planning on making a quilt for my son to mark his retirement from the Army and his 20 years of service. Thanks for the opportunity.
Debbie @ quilter916@sbcglobal.net

QuiltMargaret said...

Bean soup can be tricky in many ways, but those fabrics are a clear certainty, really cute and inspiring. Include all the military service animals in those good thoughts of Veterans Day.

Kathleen Gee said...

My friend is rallying our quilting group to make enough QOV for each of the soldiers in her son's special ops group. They were recently deployed and she's planning to finish the quilts before their return in 6 or 7 months. That bundle would be blessing, because none of has enough patriotic fabric for the 80 quilts we're making in their stash! Thanks for the chance.

Karen M said...

I love bean soup. Sorry yours was disappointing. What an appropriate bundle for Veteran's Day. Thanks for the chance to win it.

natderueil said...

I love your hexies ! And love yoour fabric of course, as always ! Hope I get the bundle :-)

Linda said...

Lovely collection. Your fabrics are always my style. I know I'll be adding some for a small, patriotic quilt.

Suzette said...

Fortunately for me, my family loves ANY soup so I crockpot all winter long. More quilting time for me! I love this fabric!

Debbie said...

I was just out looking for this kind of fabric yesterday and came back empty. I need to win this. Thanks for the chance. I've also listed your giveaway on my Giveaway List for sewers & quilters at wowilikethat.com. Thanks again.

antique quilter said...

this fabric line is wonderful ...
I would love to win to have you give it to Libby commenter no. 22 I believe, that just warmed my heart.
Kathie

Janie said...

The bundle is beautiful. So is your sticky pudding, I am going to have to make that. Thanks for the giveaway.

janie.mccombs@yahoo.com

Janet said...

Ooh, I love bean soup, but probably wouldn't care much for sticky pudding!

That bundle is gorgeous, and what a lovely giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

WHAT A GREAT COLLECTION FOR QUILTS OF VALOUR THANK-YOU FOR THE CHANCE FOR YOUR GREAT GIVE AWAY hjrogers@sympatico.ca

Sue Bennett said...

We like bean soup but I love this fabric. It will make great QOV quilts and anything else in my home. Great for hexis. Love.

suebennett1975@gmail.com

Barbara said...

I love this fabric line. I saw it in a quilt magazine. It is perfect for a Quilt of Valor.
Thank you for a chance e to win.

Cheryl said...

I love the Americana look to this fabric. My nephew is currently deployed with the US Navy.

Me and My Stitches said...

What a great line of fabric! Love your hexies - I bet you had a great day - staying in and stitching - that's always fun!

Judy in Michigan said...

My QOV group is working on a scrappy quilt - these fabrics would be a great addition or, even better, an inspiration for a new design. Thanks!!

susanj said...

Your hexies look so happy-and your patriotic fabric is great, perfect for Veteran's Day.

So sorry you can't find a bean soup you like-the more smokey ham flavor the better on a cold day.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Sharon said...

I do actually have a QOV on my agenda for next year!
We are huge soup fans here…and with this weather it is officially Soup Season.

Jan said...

I love bean soup! I save the ham bones every holiday and make the best soup. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Lisa said...

I have always loved your patriotic fabrics. Would make a lovely quilt.....

Dawn said...

I love this fabric, but then again I love almost all Moda Fabrics. Hey it's that time of year for bean soup, it warms you up. I don't think I've ever had sticky pudding before though. And Hexies, who doesn't love them. Thanks for the giveaway, and have a great day.
(dawnm1993 at gmail dot com)

Rachael Ferrera said...

I've been working on my first set of hexies and really enjoying it.

Kim Q said...

I absolutely *love* bean soup! But the best soup is made with a ham bone. And I love this fabric too. Dad was a proud WWII veteran...this is our first Veteran's Day without him. I'd sure like to make a memorial quilt with this. Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda B said...

I really do like the fabric. Kind of new to sewing have never tried using hexies. When I get more experience I would like to give them a go.

mascanlon said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I am always anxious for a new Minick and Simpson line...well excited is a better word! Lol

Fran Carter said...

The fabric looks beautiful and would look great in a quilt for my son, who served a tour in Iraq and one in Afghanistan!

Anonymous said...

I love that you honor our country and our veterans like you do. I thank you on behalf of the vets in my family!
Colleen C.

Jeanine said...

Would make a great quilt for a veteran. Thank you!

MaryLiz Schoenfeld said...

Love your hexies! It's cold and damp today, so after helping with a TON of leaves, I'm indoors appreciating central heating while punching out hexies from business reply postcards out of magazines using the Fiskars cutter.

Diane K said...

The new fabric looks wonderful. Can't wait to see the entire line - would be nice to have it here at home to drool over.

quilter said...

I have a nephew in the Coast Guard, and one in the Navy, so I need this fabric!
cork@pa.rr.com

*Tyler* said...

I love that fabric. It would be perfect for my sister. This past sept she finished a nine month tour in Afghanistan and we just found out she is going into a program to bring the first females into the army rangers program. Like GI Jane. I'm so proud of her and everything she is doing so to make her a quilt with this fabric would really be special.

Debbie said...

The hexies are cute. The fabric looks great for a 4th of July project. Bean soup is not my favorite but my husband loves it.

Jill said...

I do not lake bean soup and can't imagine I ever will. I love the fabrics and I have never tried Sticky Pudding.

Anonymous said...

I have my hexies at work in my drawer to work on during my lunch, it gives me a nice break, can feel fabric and pretend that I'm at home sewing away...but not eating the bean soup either. :) Jody R

Veronika said...

I love hexies! And I know just the perfect soldier who would benefit from something made by that fabric :)

Barbara Pavlas said...

Love the new fabric and hexies.

Kathy E. said...

Great collection of patriotic fabric. I would make my brother a beautiful lap quilt out of it. He is a Viet Nam veteran who served on the front lines. I thank God every day that he is home with us.

Diane Beavers said...

I've never made hexies...gasp!
Now white bean soup is my favorite, add a little garlic and onion, sauté some chicken, toss in some broth and it's ready to devour. Thank you for honoring and remembering our veterans and those whom are still serving in every nation. They need to know it and quilts are one way of expressing that sentiment

Andrea York said...

Thanks for the chance to win these great fabrics. They'd be so nice in a Quilts of Valor!
No lovers of bean soup here either!

Jackie said...

Bean soup - depends on what type beans are used! Sticky pudding - is it anything like Bread pudding?
Hexies - have not given into the temptation yet. Fabric - LOVE IT!!

GranChris said...

I just made Black Bean-corn-salsa soup myself. Love it! The fabric is wonderful. It would make a wonderful QOV quilt.

jenny said...

I love bean soup after a day of sewing. A pan of corn bread and an onion, nothing better.

candy said...

I love soup of any kind. The fabric bundle is beautiful. My son is currently serving in the navy so I have a new love for patriotic quilts. Thanks for the chance.

debra said...

i love any bean soup but i truly would love to win the fabric my younger son is in the air force capt a pilot he has done many tour in the middle east evry quilt i do is for him whether it be strictly patriotic or made from old uniforms. Thanks for the opportunity to win

Mary said...

Bean soup sounds really good to me at this time of year. The fabric is so pretty. Thank you for the chance to win!

Mary

Anonymous said...

YESSS, my husband and i are with you on bean soup! We don't care who makes it or what goes in it, it's just nasty! hahhaaa
Thanx for the chance!
Ellen

pam hansen said...

Love living in The Land of the Brave! Making quilts for our wonderful service members is a blessing.

Emma said...

Tomorrow is the day we honor and remember the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for us to be free. Thank you to all who have been, or are now in the United States Armed Forces.

Trudy Moye said...

I really like sticky pudding! But like you with only two of us to eat it I don't make it very often.

Penny said...

Thank you so much to all that serve our country so that we can be free! Thanx for the opportunity to win fabric bundle! I just love all your fabric collections!!

kathiquilts said...

How wonderful that you are finding yet another way to salute and thank all the folks who have given up so much to serve in our military! Kudos to you!

Pamela Tasker said...

Because of the Brave we can make choices liking or disliking bean soup, creating lovely fabric that make beautiful hexies and have the freedom of our own time. And especially eating yummy sticky wonderful desserts! Thank You! Keep those creative juices flowing ! Pam T.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I'm not a bean fan in general, so no soup for me! I love the hexies and the fabric bundle is calling my name--thanks for the chance!

Dixie said...

Sticky cake looks great - makes me want to jump up and run to the kitchen to make it! mumbird3atgmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love making bean soup and always add a small can of diced tomatoes. I think that's what makes it so good.
I love all your fabric. Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful bundle.

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Love the fabric I have always thought I should make a quilt of valor. thanks for the chance to win:)

Deb said...

I saw this on Moda's website a few days ago. Awesome fabric.

Janet said...

I like bean soup, any kind. My favorite soup though is homemade chicken noodle with German noodles. May have to try that sticky pudding.
Thank you for the giveaway.

Malinda said...

Do I have to choose? Soup is a comfort food, but sticky pudding sounds good, too!

Kristy said...

I think I would love the sticky pudding...I like sweet! I know I love hexies. The fabric is perfect in so many ways.

Nancy said...

Love the fabric. Would love to work with it. Nancy P.

Teri said...

Those fabrics are wonderful. Would make a great Quilt of Valor or Home of the Brave quilt for a mom. Thanks for the chance to win. Stay warm in MI...I hear it's going to be very cold. I'll be arriving in Chicago on Thursday, hopefully just before the snow falls.

Kimberly Chaffee said...

Can I make a comment on Miss Marple? do you have Acorn TV? It is perfect for all the British Cozy Mysteries. Midsommer Murders is one that you have to check out. Start at the beginning. The fabric in the bundle is gorgeous, but you always do great collections. Thank you for fabric inspiration.

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