Lucy week 100

as we get our 2nd round of storms this afternoon i thought i would take a moment and pop in and give you a Lucy update.

I have finished putting on row 5 and have started stitching the sashing and cornerstones onto row 6.

Lucy’s Summer Cottage…5 rows

Mom and Tina are heading down to Sioux Falls for the Siouxland Ren Fest…so i’ll have all weekend to this hard…maybe get row 6 on….maybe! or maybe i’ll switch over to some embroidery or the frothy yoyos…hmmm…


Quilt Minnesota Fabric has arrived…we’ve been so busy with family stuff over this last weekend…saturday was a grad party on dad’s side and a wedding on mom’s and sunday was the day to finish up the fence at mel and ty’s before the baby comes…so we’ve been doing a lot of running around like crazy ladies. Be sure to pop in and get your order placed and cut and set aside…so you won’t have to wait in line during the hop! More on our incentive and the dollar ditty info coming later this week!


New Christmas fabrics are arriving…yes…i know…Christmas already…but it is super sweet…

Merry Merry Snow Days by Bunny Hill is of course delightful. Her signature style of tiny delicate prints and fun colors make this a must! We’ve ordered in extra mini charms so we can whip up a Confetti and have lots of kits for you. It also blends wonderfully with Swell Christmas, Good Tidings, and Sweet Christmas…it is a perfect combination if you are looking for the retro, classic Christmas feel.

Merry Merry Snow Days…mini charms

Merry Merry Snow Days features a combination of pink, snow white, grey, taupe, spearmint, evergreen, and red. our cherry-picked yardage is arriving thursday, and i’ve gotten them online already…i’m actually ahead of things for a hot minute!

i thought i had already posted info on holiday lodge but a look through the blog posts shows i have not…so here it is…lots of charcoal, red, white, and green…perfect for a quick sleigh ride throw…Mom has a project planned, so be on the lookout…yardage, panel, and curated bundles are online and ready to ship…here.

our holiday lodge curated bundles include the panel and 7 fat quarters

looks like it’s almost time to hit the road…i’m having dinner with my longest friend…25+ years…we are getting some Chinese in Cold Spring (if you are looking for some good Chinese food…the Phoenix Too in Cold Spring is yummy…we’ve been a loyal customer since they were in the Crossroads Mall.)

have a wonderful evening! ———april & mickey

PS here is the link to the Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch *though it is more of a crumble…even with the oatmeal.

New Years chocolate chip cookies

Preheat oven to 375*F.

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 1/3 cups softened butter

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp vanilla

Dash of salt

3 cups flour

1 bag of mini morsels semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and butter.  Add in soda, vanilla, and salt and mix.  Add in flour…mix.  Add chips.

Drop teaspoons of dough on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 7-8 minutes…or until done.

Move to cooling rack.

Makes approximately 7 dozen.


rhubarb crisp {my favorite summer dessert}

i am not such a fan of the heat and sun of summer; this is evident by my lack of a tan and my instant flush when the temperature hits anything past 80°.  i do, however, LOVE rhubarb which only comes around in the summer.  so come June…we whip up strawberry rhubarb jam…which is yummy on fresh baked bread, and i just tried some rhubarb bread which is a new favorite.  we also make rhubarb upside-down cake (with a yellow cake mix…DElishOUS!) and my favorite Rhubarb Crisp.

this recipe is actually for apples but we have altered it a tad to work with rhubarb and it is scrumptious.

Rhubarb Crisp


4 cups chopped rhubarb

1 cup butter softened

2 cups oatmeal

2 cups flour

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

pinch of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325°.

Wash then cut the leaf and the end off the rhubarb.  Chop.



mix 1/2 cup brown sugar in with the rhubarb.


blend together the remaining ingredients.crisp4

Spoon half of mixture into a 9 x 11 inch cake pan.


Spoon in rhubarb.


Layer in remaining mixture.


this is a side shot…love the layers.


Bake for 45-60 minutes.

Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.


download the PDF

enjoy!  –april&mickey  {sweetwater}

Baby Bliss & Clover Cake Quilt

if you have ventured over from moda bake shop…thank you for coming by.  feel free to cruise our blog…if you have any questions…feel free to leave a comment.  most projects (toppers, pillows, bags, quilts, etc) are available in our online shoppe at right.  either in kit for or premade –because everyone quilter or not loves pre-made cotton goodness!

baby bliss…is all finished!

she is such a snuggly…cuddly cutie!  i can’t get enough of the raw edge purple dot!

baby bliss blog

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Our latest Moda Bake Shop recipe…

Clover Cake Quilt…80 x 80 inches





check it out on moda bake shop.  please leave us a comment…let us know what you think!

to purchase a kit on etsy.

–a*m  {sweetwater}

Clover Cake Quilt sneak peak

here is a sneak peak of our latest Moda Bake Shop recipe…

Clover Cake Quilt…80 x 80 inches


check it out on moda bake shop tonight at midnight!