Showing posts with label School's Out Giveaway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label School's Out Giveaway. Show all posts

Friday, June 21, 2013

Dreams, Quilts & Trains

What fun it was to read your comments from my School's Out Giveaway - thank you so much to all for entering.  I had Mr. Random Number Generator pick the winner and with 16 entries, everyone  had an excellent chance. My winner was #15, Amy, otherwise known as A.J. Dub.  Congratulations Amy!

A Quilt Finish: 
Last weekend I finished up Transport Your Dreams and had the wonderful opportunity this week to give it to the adorable little boy whom I made it for.  He's only a baby now and will only lie on it and shortly be rolling around on it, but my hope is that one day he loves his quilt so much that perhaps I'll see a photo of it looking very worn and loved.
Transport Your Dreams Quilt
Transport your Dreams - I just love the back! 
In keeping with my travel theme, I wanted to take photos of this quilt hanging from the Pacific Electric Red Car that sits just off Main Street in Seal Beach, CA, a town I absolutely adore.  After further research about the Pacific Electric Rail Car or "Red Car" system that I knew ran in the downtown Los Angeles area in the early twentieth century, I learned that it went as far south as Seal Beach, through Huntington Beach and terminated in Newport Beach.
Pacific Electric Red Car  Museum in Seal Beach, CA
I brought various kinds of clips to hang the quilt on the side of the rail car but no luck. There was nothing to hang/attach the clips to on the side.  Oh well, I had my older son along with me for lunch and he provided the perfect "hanger" with the Red Car as the backdrop.  Success - I got my shot.
Transport Your Dreams Quilt back with the "Red Car"
Hope your dreams take you as far as you want them to take you!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A School's Out Giveaway!

School's out people and its time for me to resurrect this blog with a Giveaway!

I'm giving away four 1 yard cuts of 2wenty-thr3e by Eric & Julie Comstock of Cosmo Cricket for Moda that I just picked up at Birch Fabrics in Paso Robles, CA over the weekend.  The vintage style and fun words and graphics caught my eye while browsing through the store.  I'll tell you how to enter down below.

Because it is Tuesday and to pay homage to my fellow food aficionado Debbie, here is a little Tuesday at the Table of my own:  Spicy Tuna Rolls.  This past Sunday afternoon one my Uncle's returned from a fishing trip to Mexico and showed up at my door with a huge cooler full of Bluefin Tuna.  Yes...Bluefin Tuna.  The melt in your mouth goodness that one shouldn't look at or even order as it's categorized as "Avoid" according to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.  But when your Uncle shows up at your door with a cooler full of it, how can one refuse?  I didn't.

Last night I served the tuna two ways: Marinated, coated with sesame seeds and then seared quickly on the BBQ and rolled into Spicy Tuna rolls. I also served it to myself as I was preparing it, slicing off a sliver at a time relishing in the pure taste.  I was even able to convince the 15 year old to try a taste - he still makes the same "icky" face he made when he was 2.  So cute.

Wish I had more pictures but the camera was acting funny (it's really me who doesn't know how to work the camera, yet).
Nori, sushi rice, avocado, bluefin tuna, spicy mayo

Not easy to cut

Not super pretty but they tasted divine!
To enter my School's Out Giveaway, please leave a comment about a favorite summer memory.  I'll pick the winner on Friday, June 21st at 6am pacific time.  I'm looking forward to reading your comments.
Hope lots of smiles come your way today~