Thursday, April 24, 2014

purple potato salad



This is really what I wanted to share with you about my Easter, my favorite Potato Salad recipe from Jamie Oliver.  It is so great with chives, mint, and radishes.  The only thing that I do different is instead of buying creme fresh, I use half mayo and have sour cream.  Mainly because that's what I have in my fridge.  I don't measure it either.  Just whip it with the olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice.  Delicious!

We also had the usual ham, asparagus, hot cross buns.  Plus Strawberry Shortcake for dessert which was a perfect spring dessert.

Tell me if you make it!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

church, family, and a quilt


How was your Easter?  Mine was just perfect.  It was a perfect day with just enough of family, food, and rest to get me ready for another week in the shop.

Easter 2012

Each Easter we attend church at the United Methodist Church in Lincoln.  It's special there for us. My parents were married there and so was I, (April 28 will be our 24th anniversary).


This is the oldest church in town, 125 years old.  And my Mom, Donna, has gotten a fantastic idea to create a quilt based on the windows from the church (more about that later). They are very unique.  And as a kid, I loved reading them. They helped keep me awake during services.  "Died in his wagon on his way to California".  Each one tells a story and is dedicated to a missionary or pastor from that time.

For me, this church is another neat part of what makes Lincoln special.


Monday, April 21, 2014

binding class

Would you like to learn how to finish your quilt with the perfect mitered corners and a nice edge?  We are having the class just for you!



So many quilters are afraid to tackle this last step on their own. Don't be.  It's fun and easy once you learn how, it feels so great to take that last step to finally finish your quilt, yourself.

Tuesday, April 22
11:00 - 1:00 pm / $25.
Teacher: Lydia Shelton

Bring a project with you that you would like to finish.  Or if you don't have one you just need 2 pieces of fabric about the size of a fat quarter with a piece of batting in the middle.

Please call the shop (916) 209-3930 or come in to register.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

twirl

We obviously love pillows at SKJ! This mustache pillow was my girl's idea (on the right).  Her girlfriend had on the most perfect necklace too!


How did this happen? We were in San Francisco in a little fabric shop and she was picking out fabric.  She wanted to make a mustache pillow.  So a few days after we get home, mom (that's me) googles "Mustache Pillow Tutorial". The rest is history.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

me and my sister

Here at SKJ we are raising awareness of our Pillowcases for Soldiers program.  In March, I started asking fabric designers to make a pillowcase from their fabric line and send it to the shop for us to raffle.  The response has been so great and very encouraging!


I heard from Barbara and Mary of Me and My Sister, Moda Fabrics fame.  Barb sent us 2 pillowcases, and blogged about our escapades!  Aren't their fabrics the cutest? They must know my favorite color.... But this is a pillowcase for you!  To win.


You can read all about it here, on their blog.  And see the pillowcases that she made in real life in the shop. But.... not until May 1st.  Then the raffle will begin.  Tickets will be on sale for the month of May at $1 each, or six tickets for $5.


Monday, March 24, 2014

comfort of home



Each month we have a Sew Night, open to all sewing abilities, to come to SKJ and sew pillowcases for soldiers. The pillowcases that we make in the shop are then sent over to our friend Birdie.  Who I met through Facebook, Adopt-A-Pillowcase For a Soldier.  Birdie gathers them all up with her own handmade pillowcases, personal messages, and candy, and mails them out.  Usually at her own expense.



And then this happens ~
I meet another person that I only know from Facebook.  Ms. Terrie who works for Delta Dental.  She came into my shop last week with a wonderful gift.  A check for $500. to send out our Pillowcases for Soldiers!!
Thank you to Terrie, Delta Dental, and everyone else who has made pillowcases! Thanks to all of your efforts, we are continuing to send out a piece of comfort and love from home.



Monday, February 17, 2014

spell it


Visit each day to make this cute alphabet quilt and to enter some pretty fantastic giveaways!