Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Holiday Bowl

My husband, I and two other couples attended the Holiday Bowl last night in San Diego.  I had forgotten how exciting college football games can be.  We rode the trolley, tailgated with friends, bundled up in long johns in the 48 degree weather, listened to marching bands, saw Navy Seal skydivers, enjoyed a huge halftime show complete with giant balloons, watched fireworks and oh yes, football.
This is the view from field level, section 4, row 17, seat 5 as we watched the Washington Huskies and the Nebraska Cornhuskers warm up before the game.
This is our view during the ENTIRE football game!!   Thank goodness for the video scoreboards. 
We had a great time with Diana, John, Janine and Scott.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Say cheese!

After seeing this idea in two different magazines, I decided to give it a try.  Starting last summer, every relative, friend and neighbor who is a guest in our home gets to have their photo taken.  I reduce the picture then cut it into a one and one half inch square.  Its a great way to keep memories of the people in your life.  I guess I will have to keep entertaining so I can fill up the entire frame! 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Not Your Mother's Pizza

Forget the tomato sauce and pepperoni, here's a pizza sure to please the foodies in your life - and it's so easy!
Brush the top and sides of a thin crust Boboli Pizza lightly with olive oil.   Sprinkle the crust with a small amount of pre-shredded mozzarella cheese.  Next, add drained sun dried tomatoes, drained marinated artichoke hearts that you have chopped, sliced olives, sliced mushrooms and green onions. Top it with crumbled goat cheese, shredded mozzeralla and a light sprinkle of parmesean cheese.  My daughter Jill, added sliced jalapeno peppers to one side to give it a kick.  Bake at 425 for 8-10 minutes.  Enjoy!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Go Fish!

I found a great pattern by Susan Carlson in the "Quilting Arts Magazine" for fabric fish collages.  After selecting batik fabrics (always my favorite step), I machine pieced the fish, then hand stitched the tops using varigated color threads and added some gold paint. I finishing the backgrounds by free motion machine stitching.  The completed quilts are approximately 12" x 21" - just the right size to showcase the Catch of the Day!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The very first post

It's the day after Christmas and my daughter has set me up with a blog.  It's exciting, scary and definately "on the job training".  My family had a wonderful Christmas and we are all looking forward to an exciting and happy new year.