Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gifts Done

 Amanda's quilt is done!  She's getting it as part of her graduation gift tomorrow.   I love it ~ the colors are so bright and pretty.  I think that I'd like to make another one for me.
and here is pic showing a little of the backside.

Then I also made a small table runner for our grandson.  His 22nd birthday was yesterday, and he just recently bought his own home.  It turned out nice too, except I took a picture of it earlier, and today as I finished it I was in such a hurry to wrap and get it to him, that I forgot to take a picture of it finished.

 When I finished it, I meandered on that last outside area.  I'm having trouble  just doing a straight stitch with my machine.  It ends up puckering.  Even when I use my walking foot. He liked it, and I'm sure doesn't even know about all the mistakes!    
Well, now I'm off to make a salad for graduation party tomorrow.  Leah asked me to make a fruit salad.  I was going to make the regular fruit salad with apples, bananas,  small marshmallows, and cool whip, etc. but decided that I'd do something a little different.  This is the recipe I'm using:

Fruit Salad
3 bananas
1 qt. fresh strawberries
3 oranges or 1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 (32 oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 (32 oz.) can mixed fruit, drained
1 jar stawberry glaze

In bottom of bowl, slice bananas and sprinkle with lemon juice.  Slice strawberries and sprinkle with sugar.  Add other fruit and stawberry glaze.  Chill.

It is good.  I think I'll make it double.

Hubby Steve is allergic to pineapple, and friend Connie is allergic to strawberries, so they'll have to eat some of the other fruit salads.  I know Leah is making a mellon ball salad, but I don't know what kind of fruit salad Leah's mother in law is making.

Stephani and Cullen will get here tomorrow, and leave for home on Monday.  Also on Monday sometime we are getting more company.  Hubby's cousin and 2 guys from Nebraska will be here for 3 days and nights.  They plan on fishing!!!!!!    They're a riot to be with, so that will be fun visiting with them.  Other relatives will come over also, so we'll be busy next week too!
We've been getting off and on rain showers today.  Tomorrow is suppose to be nice ~ just for graduation and receptions!
Hope you're all enjoying the weekend too!


Buttercup said...

What a great week ahead! The quilt is beautiful. The colors are so vibrant.

Far Side of Fifty said...

The quilt turned out colorful I just love it and I am sure Amanda will love it too!
The salad sounds yummy ..and yes I will pass on that one..see you at the party tomorrow:)

Anonymous said...

Amanda's quilt is just wonderful. I love the colors you have chosen. What a precious gift!

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Hi! I just liked to you from Muffy's Marks...the quilt caught my eye! Beautiful. Looking around here I think we may have a lot in common...although I'm not a quilter, just a quilt looker-drooler! :0)

SWEET TEA said...

You do gorgeous work and I LOVE rich colors.
What a great keepsake of a gift!
Have a wonderful week!

Lynda said...

The quilt is beautiful. It will be like having a rainbow everyday in her life!
The fruit salad sounds quite delicious.
You are going to have some fun-filled days with family and friends. We will enjoy hearing about those, too.

gayle said...

The quilt is beautiful and so is the runner! Sounds like you are busy!