Who me?

My photo
Laketown, WA
Welcome to my blog. Fabric has always been a passion of mine! I love looking, touching, feeling, smelling and of course creating with fabric. I was a professional seamstress for 13 years and now sew for relaxation and the pure joy of seeing a finished creation. It is my hope to share my triumphs and temptations with you. Love to all. MB aka apiecedheart.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

PAC WEST Quilt Show!

Off I go to the Pac West Show!  What inspiration I shall find...in the artwork of mankind. 

I'm so excited!  Ive waited all year to see the art of many quilters! From all over the region they come. What inspiration to create that one masterpiece! 

I have a quilt  I want to do... (well really I have many) but  only once have I ever paper pieced ... This one I'm obsessing over is a beauty. It's Judy Niemeyer  Agave Garden.  So it's shopping time too. I know with all the vendors at the show I will find the perfect fabrics. Isn't it just delicious?! 
A friend if mine... A friend of many here in the Pacific Northwest left this earth recently. She was the such a big inspiration. She encouraged me to go beyond my comfort zone in quilting and always praised the work of others. She once told me I was an artist...  Klota Underwood - your inspiration will be with me forever. 

As for artist...Maybe I am. Maybe I'm not. All I know is I love the art of quilting. And when I get  the notion to be creative there is no stopping me! 
May your day be filled with love...the love of what inspires you to find yourself. 

Love to you. MB. aka  apiecedheart. 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Summer Time!

Where have i been? 

around town

Yes I've been quilting!! Of course I have!! 
In fact this simmer I finally put 3 items in the Evergreen State Fair. 

I can't wait to go out and see all the quilts on display... 

And while I wait...I have more summer activities with family and friends. Going from party to party and eating really good food. 

For little miss Anika's birthday I made one of my favorite salsas. MANGO SALSA! Or sometimes called CARIBBEAN SALSA when I add cayenne pepper! 

It's Sweet. Tangy. And Spicy. 

My friends have asked me to share the recipe and I learned young its nice to share. 

Here's the recipe: enjoy! 

Mango Salsa

2 lg ripe mangos
1 large ripe papaya
2 each mini red, orange, yellow peppers
1 large sweet onion
1 bunch green onions 
Habanero peppers (per taste)
Anaheim peppers (per taste)
Crushes red pepper
Kosher or sea salt
1 cup pineapple juice or crushed pineapple
2 large limes - juiced 
 - Jamaican Allspice 1 tbs

Clean, peal and chop all fruits and onions. Add salt peppers, allspice. Stir well. Add pineapple juice -and  juice of limes. Mix. 
Chop cilantro and mix in. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving. Makes 2 quarts.