Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Purse and Boogers

Hello world.

yes...I know you're out there.
You come to my blog,
read my personal thoughts,
and you leave.
Without commenting.
Thinking you can stalk me under the cover of internet.

Don't mind me...I haven't had my coffee yet.

Speaking of coffee...I've really been trying to cut back on my caffeine intake.
My body is responding better than I had thought it would, minus the headaches.

They go away though, once my body gets caffeine.

Mind you I only said I was cutting back. Not giving it up.

So for the last few weeks I've been going over to Momcaster's once or twice a week to work on a purse. Well, it started out at as a purse. It grew a little.

See...when Noah and I first started dating, Momcaster was getting into quilting (so she'd have something to do when Noah r-u-n-n-o-f-t and got married) SO...I had told her, oh this is cool! I want to learn this.

me and my big big mouth.

SO...she proceeded to secretly purchase kits and fabrics I pointed out. Including a kit for a quilted purse, which I only discovered a couple weeks ago. I know she also has fabric and instructions for a bed quilt
(which I'm not ready to attempt yet)
...but who knows what else she has up her sleeve. ...or in her sewing closet.

I have a way of stretching a short story into a ginormous entry, just so you know. (no, really?)



okok...pictures. you impatient stalkers you.

TADA!!! 15 hours worth of purse/tote/suitcase.

Another picture...thats a pocket there in the front.
Kinda looks like a tulip from Mario Brothers.

The inside...WITH pockets.

A closer look at the quilting...
The fabrics were individually quilted using freemotion quilting which is a lot more difficult than it looks because the machine can't measure the stitch lengths for you. Basically, you run the fabric through with your hands and choose the speed by how hard you press the pedal. No feeddogs or anything to guide it. Which is why its in swirls instead of straight lines. cool huh?

So thats it...the quilted purse/tote/suitcase that Noah and I will be using to store our 15 pounds of junk food in on the way to Louisiana Camp. Shhh..don't tell.

And now for something you'll REALLY enjoy....

(thats what my mom calls em...she just forgets to pronounce the r in 'burger')

Bacon Chicken Sandwiches with Pepper Jack Cheese.
oh. my. goodness. These were so delicious.
(...we used bacon grease)
So good I had to tell you about them. When have I done that before?
The bacon is made first in the skillet. Then removed onto a papertowel. Then you take your flattened chicken breast and season with lemon&pepper seasoning. Put it in the skillet. (you may want to remove some bacon grease...Noah convinced me to leave it since we're usually pretty good about cooking healthy) Once you're ready to flip the chicken and its all good and cooked white around the edges and golden on the bottom...flip it and layer your cooked bacon on top of the cooked side. Then add your pepperjack or whatever cheese on top...and by the time it thoroughly melts your chicken should be done. Serve on a bun with mayo or any other deliciously fattening ingredient you so desire.

oh sooo good. Noah had two and proposed to me all over again. I said yes.