Sunday, July 15, 2012

Blueberry Lemonade

our guest today is becoming a regular around here!  yay for me! the lovely heather shared a baby quilt tutorial with us during sew full of love, and guess what?! she won a contest at sewmamasew with it!  she's also the host of bee vintage, a flickr bee where we make quilt blocks from vintage sheets.  she blogs, quilts, and is a member of the baltimore modern quilt guild.

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 kayaking
Reading a book all day ~ guilt free!

Hi All!

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:

Decorative Stitches

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


Place the blueberries and sugar in a blender and puree. Place thelemon juice and water in a pitcher and strain the pureed blueberriesthrough a medium mesh sieve into the pitcher. Stir well and pour into tall ice filled glasses

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
I Heart Nap Time

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