February 25, 2011

Bikers, Blankets and Stuffed Garlic Bread...

The men-folk returned from their motorcycle ride to The Keys on Friday morning. They had a wonderful time and the weather was perfect for their excursion. I'm not ashamed to admit I was glad to have Handsome back home. It's just not the same around here when he's away.

Amid the rehearsing, household chores and other boring tasks, I managed to cut and assemble some of the blocks for my Flying Clouds - "Girly" version last week. I can now show you what they'll look like. I haven't squared them up yet, though. I won't do that until all of them have been assembled.

The "Manly" version for Handsome will have the same green dot/cream on cream combination, but the floral will be less...well...floral, and I'll be combining it with a music-themed fabric for the darker value on that half of the block. I'll be doing those next week.

Friday afternoon was filled with music as we had our Chorale tech rehearsal for this evening's concert, and then I made dinner (Emeril's Kicked Up Stuffed Garlic Bread - this is the recipe link) for all the guys. (Warning: If you make this, you'll be hooked! Have I ever lied to you?) It's always a huge hit around here. It's simple, quick and easy...and delicious.

I'd love to chat longer with you today, but I have a lot to do before we head over to the Performing Arts Center to sing tonight.

Before I close, I just want to remind you to enter my 600th Friends Giveaway if you haven't done so yet. The link button is near the top of my left sidebar. I'll be back soon with quilt updates and perhaps a musical video or two. Have a wonderful Saturday, friends.

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Sharon said...

I am off to check out that recipe. Thanks. Donna I love the quilt fabrics you have chosen. I also wish I was in the keys right now instead of 19 degrees and more snow on the way. My poor daffodils are shivering!

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I love the colors of the quilt that you are working on at the moment. I can't wait to see pictures of the second one either. I would love to have some of your wonderful weather. We had a snow storm that started with freezing rain, sleet, and then over seven inches of snow. The drive home from work was miserable. I had to be dug out on Friday. We had more freezing rain over the night. Tomorrow they are predicting Thunderstorms. I just want to go see hubby. At least we talk on the phone being I took his cell phone to him Wednesday because we had advance notice of this going to happen. You have a wonderful weekend. Your Missouri Friend.

Vintage Sandy said...

This is going to be a lovely quilt Donna as I'm sure Handsome's will be also...I checked out the recipe it sounds yummy will have to try it out thanks for sharing!
Hugz

Sherri said...

Donna, you quilt is wonderful! Glad your Handsome made it back home safe and sound! Hope you had fun tonight!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my, STUFFED garlic bread? You had me at garlic bread - but stuffed. Yum! I love the fabric you selected. What a lovely quilt it will be. Good luck with your performance - I'm sure it will be wonderful! Theresa

Suzann said...

Okay, I'm blown away by the quilt - it would look amazing in my house!!! It's MY colors. = )

Tins and Treasures said...

Good afternoon, Donna,
I always love the fabrics that you use in your quilts. You must have a fabulous shop near you.

As you know, we had been stranded in this most recent blizzard, so I am way behind on blog reading and commenting. I hope everything is well with you.

Have a relaxing Sunday ~Natalie

p.s. My swap package was here when we got home on Tuesday. I will send a photo or two via email.

te_roti said...

That quilt is looking good Donna and I'm anxious to see the two together. The recipe sounds especially yummy too. Might just have to try it next time we have people around for nibbles.

Minimiss

Michelle May said...

Glad handsome had a fun time with the fellas and came back to you safely.
Beautiful colors in this quilt!
xx, shell

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