Wednesday, December 26, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Easy Street and Jelly Roll Party

After a disastrous Christmas dinner, I was glad to get back to my sewing machine, and something I am really good at!

OK, here's the story.  Because both boys were going to be away this Christmas, I decided DH and I would enjoy a non-traditional Christmas dinner.  I chose a recipe from Penzey's Spices for Ethiopian Chicken and Red Lentil Stew.

The chicken recipe called for 1/2 cup of Peri Peri seasoning, something similar to Cayenne Pepper.

I cut the amount of Peri Peri seasoning in half, but the chicken still turned out soooo spicy we couldn't eat it!  It smelled really good while it was cooking -- but I had tears running down my cheeks when I tried to eat the chicken!

Lucky for us, there was enough leftover ham to have ham sandwiches!

So I took my after-dinner glass of wine downstairs and finished up the next step of Bonnie Hunter's "Easy Street" mystery.  Even though this is a busy week, 150 quilters have linked up to Bonnie's "Mystery Monday" linky!

Today I started on the first "Jelly Roll Party" sample.  This is going to be a really cute quilt -- "Spools" by Camille Roskelley.  I even used the same fabric as on the pattern cover, "Marmalade."  Ruth's Stitchery is hosting a Jelly Roll Party on the first Friday of each month in 2013.

Even if you don't live in Colorado Springs, you can join the party.  Just click here and you can order the pattern and a jelly roll by phone!

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  1. Aunt Marti!
    Eeek! I would have gladly shared our Christmas Dinner with ya'll- but it would have been quite the drive! =) We have so many leftovers I'll be eating them for the next week & even sent some with DH when he left for work.
    My Bonnie Mystery progress has been slow- but you're scootin' right along! One of these days I'll have the time!
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. I love that Marmalade fabric line. Sorry about your dinner - that's a lot of hot sauce, even at half measure! Your mystery units look great. I wonder if we will start joining units this week.

  3. Oh wow! I just love Ruth's Stitchery! I have been going there with my mother-in-law for years and years! Since she had moved to the Denver area, I seldom make it down to Ruth's. Your squatting turkeys are really looking good. I'm looking forward the Fridays clue!

  4. Oh my gosh...1/2 cup??? That must have been REALLY spicy. Your mystery blocks look wonderful.

  5. Your Easy St colours look great! And I really like the Spools quilt, too.

  6. Oh dear, what a disappointment for you! Lucky you had the ham handy!

  7. I love your Easy Street blocks. I will do this soon. Thank you for the rulers too :D
    Happy New Year!

  8. I'm loving those colours in easy street. shame about the chicken, and we still have ham ... for days yet.

  9. OOOOhh, hot, hot, hot. So sorry your chicken was ruined. Your Easy Street is looking good though, and that's what's important, right?? I'm almost there too. Tomorrow I'll trim and iron the last of Step 5. I'm ready to start putting some of these units together, aren't you??

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