Great weekend

How different this weekend was from last weekend.  The snow is melting quickly.  And boy what an amazing sunset this evening.Sunset (2)

It was a very productive and fun weekend for us.  We got a lot of errands done yesterday and last night we watched the Documentary on The Eagles.  Very informative and great music.  Then today was a day to just be home and enjoy being here.   Nice easy morning with a leisurely breakfast.  After that dh and I set to getting a few things done in the kitchen.  He chopped, diced and peeled and I mixed, browned and stirred and in the end we had the sauce for today’s dinner  Simmering Sauce

Shepherd's Pie  Shepherd’s Pie for tomorrow night’s supper.

and some Banana Bread for a treat tonight while watching the Live Broadcast of Grease.

Banana Bread

After the kitchen was cleaned up, I was able to spend some time in my sewing room and I finished up 24 burp cloths 2 dozen burp cloths




hexagon tablerunner        and got the hexis all ready for stitching while watching tv.  I’ve got two more rows to add to get it to the right length for my dining room table and then I’ll fill in on the sides for the width.  I’m using this charm pack from Moda.  Charm pack for hexis

Some nights there is absolutely NOTHING worth watching and then tonight, there is Grease, Downton Abbey and Madam Secretary all overlapping.  Thank goodness for my DVR.

Have a wonderful evening and a great week all.

See you soon.



2 thoughts on “Great weekend

  1. countrygirllifeonthefarm

    The sunset is gorgeous and I would love two things from you. The first is your recipe for the sauce and the second is to know what stencil you use to cut the hexis. I’m assuming you are making a “grandma’s flower basket” table cover and I love the pattern but don’t have it. I can’t seem to remember to buy it when I’m out shopping.
    Hope your week is as good as your weekend was.


    1. ginnyscraftbasket Post author

      Rita, I am just putting all the hexis in rows for a tablerunner. Not doing the grandma’s flower basket pattern.

      As far as my sauce recipe, it’s pretty simple — one chopped onion and about 6 cloves of garlic sauteed in olive oil. I also usually add a small piece of pork and just brown that. It flavors the sauce nicely. then I just add a small can of tomato paste and two cans of crushed tomatoes (or, when I’ve got fresh 6-7 cups of tomatoes, freshly crushed). I season it with oregano (about 1 1/2 tsps.), basil (about 2 tsps.) and parsley (about a tablespoon). If you are using fresh tomatoes, add salt. I also at times put in about a tablespoon of sugar if the tomatoes seem a bit acidy. T
      Then I simmer it slowly for a couple hours.

      That’s it. Enjoy.



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