F is for …..

I’ve blogged everyday this week and want to keep it going so here we go!

F is for Fabric

First I thought I’d share this lovely fabric I got the other day at my LQS.  It is called Garden Party Tango by Iza Pearl Design (Melissa Ybarra) for Windham Fabrics.  I hadn’t seen these before and really love them!


This beautiful collection features a mix of florals, geometrics, and solids in a nice array of colors.  I am missing about half of the fabrics, so I think I will have to do a little shopping.  I have a new pattern design in mind for these!  Until then, I think I will just enjoy looking at them.  Want to get some for yourself?  I found them locally at Janie Lou Quilts.  Online I saw it all over.  I am missing about half of the prints – the corals and yellows – so I will have to pick some up!


Image by Hawthorne Threads

F is for Flashback

Thirteen years ago in March we lived in Houston and were bracing for Hurricane Rita.  People had evacuated and those who didn’t were hunkering down without a clue that it instead of the direct hit they were projecting, that Rita would turn and devastate New Orleans.  We still had some tropical storm but Houston really lucked out with this one…. unlike with Ike which we would get hit by years later.

I hadn’t looked at these photos in years and didn’t even remember the rainbow.  God’s sign before the devastating flood?


Rainbow before the storm


My boys a long time ago!

The wind is starting.

The wind is starting.

Some Silly

Some Silly

And some more.

And some more.


My guys.

My guys.

My honey.

My honey.




Storm rolling in



And that's a wrap.

Hamming it up!

 F is for free…. as in pattern!

Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a free copy of my new Star Crossed pattern.  You have seven chances to win during my blog hop!

Star-Crossed-Small-CoverMonday 3/24 – Me! Click here to enter until Friday 11:59 p.m.
Tuesday 3/25  – Kyndra at Sewlio Designs
Wednesday 3/26 – Melissa at Missouri Mel
Thursday 3/27 – Kristy at St. Louis Folk Victorian
Friday 3/28 – Casey at The Studiolo
Saturday 3/29 – Cindy at Hyacinth Quilt Designs
Sunday, 3/3 – Kelly at Live Love Create

and finally…. F is for Food

We are still working on watching our carbs – not no carb, but minimal carbs.  So far so good as I’m down 13 lbs. Yay!  Tonight we are having bunless cheeseburgers with our favorite jalapeno poppers.  I’m mixing it up a bit tonight though as I have some jalapeno and some veggie cream cheeses that I’m going to use.  If you like spicy… you will love these.  If you don’t – like my son Sammy – you don’t have to miss out!  You can easily substitute the mini sweet peppers instead and they are still really good.

BBQ Bacon Poppers

Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hour, 25 minutes
Meal type Appetizer
Misc Serve Hot
Delicious spicy jalapeno poppers.


  • 15 Medium jalapenos
  • 8oz cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 8oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 Package bacon
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce


Step 1
Be sure to use gloves! Wash jalapenos and slice off stem end. Slice in half lengthwise. With a spoon, scoop out seeds and inner membranes. For hotter poppers, leave some membranes.
Step 2
Mix cheddar and cream cheese. Press into jalapenos.
Step 3
Cut package of bacon into thirds. Wrap stuffed jalapenos with bacon slices, starting on top and stretch back around to top.
Step 4
Brush with barbecue sauce.
Step 5
Bake at 275 for one hour.




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2 Responses to F is for …..

  1. F is for a fantastic post! :)