"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Give away and strawberries!

 Organic Strawberries were on sale a couple of weeks ago, 2 quarts for $5, so what is a girl gonna do but buy four quarts?  My favorite dessert is Strawberry Shortcake, but I did not have time to make shortcake, so instead I ate sugared strawberries with whipped cream, delicious!  Then a couple of days later I melted some Chocolate Wilton Candy Melts in the microwave and made chocolate covered strawberries - as good as you get in the store, but a lot less money!  That left me about three quarts and so with those I made strawberry preserves.  Delicious, but I was pretty disappointed  that it only made four pint size jars!
That is to say that I have been pretty busy with one of my favorite berries!  The reason I buy organic is because with the soft skin it can really absorb pesticides which are not good for you.  Not bad though for $10!

I got a pile of stuff in a raffle and these two patterns were in it.  I'll never make it, so I thought I would pass it on to ya'll!
It is two patterns that can be either hand or machine appliqued.  The country goose fits in a 14 inch hoop and the Christmas goose fits in a 12 x 20 hoop, or of course you can always quilt it into a wall hanging or quilt!  This would also make a great Christmas present.
As ya'll know Google Reader is going away July first, this is how I like to read my blogs.  I've tried Bloglovin, but I do not like having to wait for an email to read my blogs, it is not convenient.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Of course I can always just read them on my Blogger dashboard, but will that show blogs that are not on blogger?
For a chance to win a pattern, please leave a comment with any suggestions you have please, and don't forget to leave an email so I can contact you if you win!
I will draw a winner on Sunday and announce it on Design Wall Monday, this means that Sat. is the last day to enter the giveaway!



Unknown said...

Hi Missy, I am confused (that's really normal for me), why do you have to wait for an e-mail to read your blogs? I set my browser to open to Bloglovin' automatically. When I fire up the internet, there is Bloglovin' with all my unread blogs listed - which by the way, I have signed up for more than any sane person can read in a day...my only grimace with Bloglovin' is that it doesn't automatically refresh throughout the day. I hope this helps. BTW ~ the berries sound lovely, I love, love, love fresh berries!

Kim said...

The strawberries sound yummy.
On your google dashboard, you can go in and add any site you would like to your dashboard even non -blogger ones. Look for the add button on the left side where you see all the blogs you follow. Click on it and a page will come up and allows you to add that site's URL. Once done, it show up on your dashboard.

tales from a handmade home said...

Those strawberries look delicious Missy.

I use bloglovin and don't seem to have any problems with it........never had to wait for an e-mail to read the blogs I follow......perhaps you need to change your settings......good luck.

Those patterns are lovely.

Dora, the Quilter said...

As Tamara said, you can just go to the Bloglovin site, sign in, and read blogs whenever you wish.
Although I suppose one could say it doesn't automatically update new postings, if you refresh the page, it will. Or click on "home" again, and it will update with the most recent posts at the top of the list. I love Bloglovin--but I wouldn't if I had to wait for the e-mail to read--since it arrives about bedtime to my e-mail box.
Now you have more choices! Enjoy!

retrorevival.biz said...

I'm not sure what to do about blogger either! Wish they'd leave it alone.

Unknown said...

Hi Missy! Since you were kind enough to tell me I was a "No Reply" blogger AND send me the information to fix it, would you please let me know if that is still the case. I followed the directions and I would love to see if it works. Thank you!

Carolyn Sullivan said...

OH that sounds good. I made some w the free (yeah) berries I was able to get from my DD. But I tried to go low sweet, used Agave but didn't put enough in. I loved it. Then a 2nd batch, w dif recipe, 1/4 cup white grape juice,concentrate to 2 c of berries. I had about 4 cups and read the recipe wrong. I used all of the can of frozen concentrated grape juice. LOL now it tastes like grape jam! LOL
maybe next yr!

barbara woods said...

my opens fine my only problem is they want to repeat my blogs two many times

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8