5 things about summer heather loves:
farm stands bursting with produce
making jam with my friend Nina
The Cow ~ a local ice cream stand with the best ices and frozen custard
Camping and kayakingReading a book all day ~ guilt free!
Heather here from quilt.cook.keep. I'm so happy to be back at my buddy Tammie's blog! Today I'm sharing with you a table runner and a recipe!
Tammie and I both share a love for thrifting, re-using, and rescuing of supplies. I'm always on the hunt for some thrifty treasures. A few weeks back, I was thrifting with my son Kyle. We started thrifting together a few years ago. When he's home from school (he's 19, and will be a sophomore at VCU in the fall), we'll typically hit up a thrift or two. He heads for the clothes (I'd guess a good 50% of his wardrobe is thrifted) and I'll head for the linens and home goods, always on the search for vintage sheets and vintage Pyrex, which I often offer up in my Etsy store. So anyway, we're thrifting, and I come across these:
An old Joann's block of the month. At first I thought, "yuk, Joann fabric." Then I saw that they were $1each, and each block was 17" square. Well, for a buck... They had about 6 or 7 of these, but only three different ones. Hmm, maybe they would work make a nice a table runner.
You know what? They sewed up beautifully (everything was pre-cut) and I had to laugh when I recognized the blueberry fabric as something I already had in my stash. So here we have Blueberry Lemonade:
|With some of my favorite blue and yellow vintage Pyrex!|
|Blueberry Lemonade ~ yum!|
|Vintage Sheet backing|
I did something a little different (for me) with the quilting, and actually used some of the decorative stitches on my sewing machine. Who knew? The backing is a favorite vintage sheet, of course. This runner adds a lovely summery touch to my dining room.
Here's a yummy Bobby Flay recipe for you to make your own Blueberry Lemonade:
- 3 cups blueberries
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 cups cold water
- Ice cubes
or, if you want my super easy recipe (as featured in my pics)
1/2 cup Wyman's blueberry juice
1 sleeve Crystal Lite lemonade mix.
Place in pitcher. Add 2 quarts water and ice. Stir and serve!
I hope you'll stop by my blog and say hello! Happy summer! linking up with