I have been working (sorta) diligently behind the scenes on a 'refreshed' look for the Hummingbird Highway website. Scoot over and take a look, if you like! This change has been in the works for a long time, on again, off again, between everything else I've had going on, and I finally pulled the trigger just yesterday. Many thanks to the very talented and very patient Holly Knott for her creativity and hard work to make it all happen!
As long as I was distracted with various projects this week, including, but not limited to the website update, I took a tiny time-out to make this super-simple recipe for Chocolate Covered Cherries Cake. Thanks Sue, for reminding me about this one! (And for ruining my already-non-existant diet!)
Just a few simple ingredients to make this luscious treat:
Chocolate cake mix, cherry pie filling, a couple eggs, and some flavoring. A little milk, butter, chocolate chips, and sugar for the gooey frosting on top! All pantry stuff. Grab the recipe below. Yum!
Something sweet for your Valentine, perhaps?
The recipe file should download automatically. Be sure to check your downloads folder for the pdf document.
Speaking of Valentine's Day, just a quick reminder that this adorable little wall-hanging pattern called Sweet Hearts (only 22" square) is available for immediate download from the Hummingbird Highway webstore.
In addition . . .
I am trying to add a few of these smaller patterns to the PDF section of the website from time to time. This one, Under the Tree was added this week.
"Why a Christmas pattern in February?," you might ask.
Some folks like to plan ahead!. . .
You know the drill, buy the Christmas pattern now, buy the holiday prints in July, procrastinate, then sew a dozen of the dern things for last minute gifts like a crazy person on December 23rd.
But there is another thought tangent going on here. Under the Tree is absolutely a winner for holiday decor, but don't you sometimes wish you had a little something special to hang up for a special birthday get-together? . . .
Switch out the colors and make this one up in bridal party colors to greet the shower guests . . .
Better still, make up one block for each month of the year - use blue snowflake fabrics for January, hearts and roses for February, March is all about green, bunnies and baby birds for April . . . you get the idea. Add some sashing between blocks and you've got the makings for a whimsical fun quilt!
Judith E. Davis says
DO YOU DO ANY GUILD WORKSHOPS/LECTURES??
I AM A MEMBER OF BEAVER VALLEY PIECEMAKERS IN CHIPPEWA, PA AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR TEACHERS FOR OUR WORKSHOPS. LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE AND WHAT YOU MIGHT TEACH. THANKS, JUDY
Regretfully, my schedule doesn’t allow for me to travel as much as I used to. While I realize that it’s not as much fun as in-person events, you and your members are invited to follow along with my adventures, tutorials, and events online.