Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Baked Oatmeal...

When my kids were young I always woke up before the crack of dawn to get their breakfasts and help start their day off right. Now that they are grown and gone I take my mornings at a much more leisurely pace. This morning, however, I wanted to treat my husband to a yummy breakfast, so I was up early.

The first time I tasted Baked Oatmeal was when my daughter-in-law made it for us a few years ago. Her family has a recipe that they've been using for years, and it is delicious! I love their recipe, but many of my recipes are still stored in a POD, so when this recipe came up in my Facebook feed yesterday I decided to use it. It's from the blog "Sally's Baking Addiction" --  1 Bowl Baked Oatmeal. This recipe is delicious too! It has tons of fiber, yummy berries, and only a small amount of sugar via the maple syrup. (In my opinion you could even use less sugar than is called for.) So yummy.

And... of course "everything tastes better baked in Polish Pottery." That's an old Polish proverb... or it should be if it isn't. In September we visited our son and his family in Germany.  I've always loved Polish pottery, but we took a day trip to Bolshewiek, Poland (home of Polish pottery) and I became a bit obsessed. My husband is considering an intervention. It is definitely in order. Anyway, we brought home as much as our suitcases would allow, and I've been picking up new pieces here and there ever since.

This delicious Oatmeal Bake is a wonderful way to start your day.  Wishing you a good one!

Friday, January 04, 2019

Friday's Fabulous Finds...

I don't think I've ever highlighted one Etsy shop for a Friday's Finds post. Generally, I take items from a variety of sources, but the other day I came upon this Etsy shop, and I was captivated. I'm a sucker for wood products anyway, but these are something special. Let's see if you agree.

I spy with my Etsy eye some...
gorgeous wooden treasures.

Clockwise, left to right:

Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Happy New Year and a couple of quilts...

I hope you had a fun New Year's Celebration! I'm looking forward to 2019. Our home will be finished and we'll be moving into it in early summer, which will be wonderful. Till then we are in our little apartment. At this point in our lives I haven't minded being in a smaller place at all. Moving on I think I've gotten a little of my mojo back as far as quilting is concerned. Last week I was searching the internet and came upon two quilting stores I hadn't visited before. They both offered adorable Christmas fabric, so I decided to make us some Christmas quilts for next year. I guess Christmas came and went too quickly for me this year! The first collection of fabrics was found at the Etsy Store Sewcial Studio. It's from a line titled "Swedish Christmas" by Northcott Fabrics.

I love the combinations of these fabrics and those little birdies! I look forward to putting this one together.

The next combination of fabrics comes from LouLou's Fabric Shop. The fabric collection is called "Rustique Winter," by Emily Herrick Designs for Michael Miller Fabrics. I think they both have a similar woodland "feel." I think I'll keep both of these quilts and put them out at Christmastime each year!

First I'm going to finish "my" quilt. I've had that fabric since we left Colorado last June! I also have a grandbaby quilt I need to finish before I start these Christmas quilts. Priorities!