Sunday, March 6, 2022

My dog did eat my ... RECIPE

 Here's a great (non-quilt) story!  I had a recipe I ripped out of Sunset Magazine years ago that I loved for a soup with lentils, sausage, chicken, spinach etc.  I coveted this little ripped-out 2x3" scrap from a magazine.  I have been wanting to make it for a while and lamented that I didn't have it in Oregon.

So this week, when it was cool and rainy (I know, amazing in California, right??!), I pulled it out and honestly was loving on that little scrap of paper.  I made a list, went to the store and started the soup.  Stepped away from the kitchen, came back and the cherished scrap was GONE!!  YUP, my dear darling beast of a dog age the damn thing from the kitchen counter.  UGH.

Mind you, I had tried to find the recipe many times, googling it with no success.  Well, my dh, who spends way too much time online, saved the day and after googling for some time, he actually found the recipe online!! It's from Sunset magazine in 1986!  YIKES

Morale of the story is that everything has to be out of Zeke's reach or watch out! :-(

I did get my February mini done in plenty of time but didn't post the picture.  It's going to be a baby quilt for the new granddaughter in Virginia and I dropped it off at my longarm quilter extraordinaire, Sandy Lachowski!  These blocks were from the Jessica Dayon sew along ongoing now.    I'm loving he colors!

I originally was going to use them for the Corinne et Céçile project but I decided to make more blocks.  I"m in the process now of setting all 16 blocks.

I'm having fun playing with the cornerstones trying to make them look like stars and mixing up the colors.  These blocks are also from the sew along I've been doing with Jessica Dayon.

I hope you are all well and enjoying some spring weather.

Much love,



  1. WOW--that dog must be really hungry all the time hahaha--amazing work by your DH to actually find the recipe for you...;))
    What lovely star cornerstones? I've just
    made cornerstones 2 times (It takes me a while to get the hang of things lately!!)
    Hope your weekend was wonderful hugs, Julierose

  2. First off, your last statement made me laugh, because I have been sick all weekend, and it has also been snowing.
    Aside from that, your story made me laugh. Maybe the dog is a cross-breed--with a billy goat! Good job of hubby to be able to find the recipe for you again--on a bigger piece of paper!
    I am so in love with the colors of both of your quilts. Wow, they are gorgeous!

  3. Love the baby quilt!
    Thanks for sharing that recipe. I'm going to try it.

  4. Fabulous colors on both of your quilts. I have a few treasured paper scrap recipes from old Sunset Magazines too. I'd feel bad if I lost them. No pups to eat them here though. 🐶

  5. Beautiful blocks, Randy and in such vibrant shades. Would they be lavenders, mauves, etc. I guess.
    Imagine finding that recipe online. The internet is a marvel for sure.

  6. The baby quilt turned out so great! What a sweet color and design.
    Oh Zeke! he just wanted some lentil soup! glad hubby found it! yay

  7. such pretty fabrics and i do love your sew along so far!

  8. The purple is so pretty and those blocks set together make for a very special baby quilt. Ha ha.... what dogs will destroy! But the internet to the rescue - that's terrific;).