Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last minute gift idea!

Does anyone out there in blog-land have a quilting friend who is hard to buy for? How about a gift certificate from the Farmer's Dotter? I can still get you set up for any dollar amount thru email. If you're interested send me a message at farmersdotter@frontiernet.net. The gift certificate could be used on a weekend retreat or a kit or pattern.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Merry Christmas to you all from the Farmer's Dotter

Hope you are all having a great holiday season! I've been messing a little with my blog and I'm hoping to do some MAJOR changes to my website within the next month, so will let ya know when that happens! The new title picture is a very old quilt of my husband's grandmother. I would love to reproduce it someday. Could be another pattern idea! Has anyone seen the pattern for this out there anywhere?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Oriental Coleslaw

I've had two requests for this salad recipe this week, so decided to put it on my blog for all to enjoy! Last Saturday I went to Council Bluffs and spent the day with a fun group called Quilts From the Bluffs. They do LOTS of mission quilts and I helped them for a while that day. We had all kinds of yummy foods and this salad is what I took to share. One of the ladies asked for the recipe and another lady from here in Bedford, that was at a funeral dinner that I'd taken it to, wanted the recipe, so here goes!

Oriental Salad-This recipe came from the Scrap Happy Quilt Guild Cookbook - Clarinda, Iowa

1 bag cabbage 2 or 3 green onions - chopped

1/2 cup slivered almonds

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1 can water chestnuts - chopped - I didn't put these in this weeks salads, optional

1 package Ramen noodles, crumbled - don't add until ready to serve

Dressing:1/2 cup veg oil ( I use slightly less) 1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup white vinegar

Beef seasoning from noodle package.

Mix together and pour over cabbage mixture when ready to serve. Hope you like it, it's one of my favorites. This is one salad that I like to serve here at the Farmer's Dotter Retreats! Please check out my website, if ya haven't already...http://www.farmersdotter.com/. Thanks for taking a look and check out some of my favorite blogs too. There's a lot of neat bloggers out there!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Little Lindsay pattern!

Howdy! Seems like it's been so long since I have blogged, that I need to tell ya'll hello! Been a little busy working on this new pattern, called Little Lindsay, after my dotter! It is another version of Sun-Bonnet Sue and I just LOVE it! Hope some of you do too! I have been hand quilting it and got it all done and laundered it and then decided it needs a little more quilting! Oh, well, not much more now. I sent the info to my publisher today, so hope to have the patterns ready soon! Email me at farmersdotter@frontiernet.net if you're interested! I'm also working on another applique flower pattern that I'm so excited about! Hope to have some pics soon to show ya!

These pictures were taken off my deck the other day. There seemed to be a front moving in and it was all dark in the distance, but the sun was still shining at our house. It was kind of neat! Today I looked out the back door and 5 deer were running for their lives! Deer season just opened last weekend so there's been a lot of activity! Actually, just behind the deer, I saw a coyote, but he didn't follow them into my timber. Guess he realized he was out-numbered!