Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Goolash

When we were small, there was a three-year period of time when my mom was divorced and raising us kids on little income and no child support.  Meals were creative, to say the least!  Sometimes on Sundays, she would dump all the leftovers in the refrigerator into a big pot, add some other stuff (God alone knows what!), and let it simmer on the stove for a while.  She called it Goolash.  I really can't remember what it tasted like, but it must have been pretty good because we ate it up :*)  I know a lot of your moms did the same thing, right?

So what made me think of Mom's Goolash?  Because today I'm dumping lots of leftover stuff from this week into one post and calling it Goolash!  I hope you find it as tasty as we did our Mom's Goolash :*D

And since it's Sunday, let me share a Sunday miracle with you all....

This morning I got up to find our table where the laptop usually sits cleared off and the laptop sitting upside down in a spot of sunshine on the floor!  What in the world?!?  My husband had been surfing the Internet earlier and had dumped an entire cup of coffee into the keyboard!!!  Yep - the whole cup!  With cream no less!

But now a few hours and lots of hair-dryer action later, I'm typing up this blog post on that same laptop!  Now is THAT a miracle or what???  I'm really thankful too, because I have a lot of pictures and downloaded patterns on this laptop that had not yet been backed up, not to mention a lot of work done on a Guild project that is due soon!  Oh yes, my friends, God is Good!!!!

So, now, back to the oh-so-tasty Goolash ..... =^..^=

First, I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts for some Slow Sunday Stitching!  I finished my second block in the Winter Wonderland series... I just love this sweet little snowchild making snow angels :*D  I'll trace off the next block later today.

Then I got a little bit more appliqued down on my latest Blue Collection vase.  The top part is not completely stitched down yet because I still need to add a few pieces under it.

From this next picture, you can see what I have left to add - a few more sections to the vase and the handles.

I'm really getting excited about getting this close to having these blocks finished!!!

On the Needles, I have almost finished my Shore Thing scarf.

All that is left to do is the ruffled trim at the bottom of one end.  Isn't that a pretty ruffle?  It was really, really simple to do too :*)

The pattern says it takes 2 balls of thread, but this is all I had left after the first ruffle.

Fortunately, they still had more of this color at Joann's, so I went ahead and picked up another ball.  Maybe I'll make a pair of hand warmers to match the scarf :*)

As for the Stash Enhancement Report, I finished up my Rainbow Pineapples this week.  WhooHoo!!!  I'm not sure how much yardage to count for it since it all came from crumbs!  But I would guess about 3 yards.  I didn't add anything new this week, but I must confess a few half-yard cuts of Kaffe Fassett Aboriginal Dots will soon show up in my mailbox from Canton Village Quiltworks ....=^..^=

Kaffe Fassett prints available at Canton Village Quiltworks is the last day of their sale on Kaffe prints at 8.25 a yard, so go by and get it while you can :*)  The way prices are going up lately, I'm trying to add stash items that will be good blenders when I find good prices, you know what I mean?

Now I'm off to enjoy the rest of my Sunday!  
Wishing you all a glorious day!!!

Hugs & Blessings


  1. Your easy street quilt is so beautiful. I did last years quilt Orca Bay.

  2. Such a cute snow angel it!
    Do not tempt me with Kaffe sales...I have no willpower! LOL
    Enjoy every slow stitch today!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

  3. You have made some wonderful progress on all your projects! Love the snowmen....too cute!

  4. Oh you are making the winter wonderland in blue too! How fun! I just finished the big stitchery panels and will start with the smaller ones soon! Look forward to see more of your blocks!

  5. Love your snow angel...he is so cute!

  6. Oh I was soooo close to ordering some of the same Kaffe fabrics yesterday. But thank goodness that little angel on my shoulder hit the delete button. heehee
    Love your scarf! and WW snowman.

  7. Oh, I remember the 'goolash' days - and it was not tasty! Cute stitchery and I am so pleased with your blue blocks - can't wait to see this one all together.


    As always, I'm always impressed with your projects!! So Lovely and cheerful!!

    Blessings sweetie!

  9. Our goulash was cooked in a frying pan with noodles added and a tomato sauce. : )
    Love, love, love that little snowchild! Just too cute!
    I can't wait to see that Blue Collection quilt come together! It will be a masterpiece!

  10. Oh, I've done that Winter Wonderland quilt. It's one of my favorites.

  11. Great progress you are making. I have the Winter Wonderland on my to do list. Yours will be so pretty done up in blues. And the scarf is so lovely.

  12. Sunday goulash sounds a lot like what we did in college on Sunday night in the dorm. Everyone chipped in a can of something and we dumped it all in the popcorn popper to heat it up.

    Love seeing your Blue Collection. I've got to get back to mine one of these days.

  13. That IS a miracle! (And the dumping of the cup of coffee sounds like something my hubby would do.)

    That scarf is adorable! I love it!

    It's Sunday ... and time for me to go do some slow stitching.

  14. Wow! You must have an angel up there looking down on you to get that keyboard working! Love your little stitchery, very cute.
    I remember Mom did a big meal on Sunday early afternoon and then was DONE in the kitchen for the day. Dad got dinner duty so it was always his homemade pancake mix (more like a crepe) on Sunday nights for dinner. Good times.

  15. You really did have a miracle happen today!! That must be some great hair dryer too. I love your beautiful scarf. The ruffle edge really makes it dressy and the colors are beautiful. I think handwarmers would be a good idea.

  16. You truly are blessed coffee and a computer do not work. Love the snow angel stichery! Love your story while I was an only child and my mother was divorced, there were times we had oatmeal or just boiled rice with a bit of sugar and butter.

  17. Oh, boy! that was a close one. So glad you computer was not damaged.
    Oh, you are doing the snow man pattern too. Aren't they so cute!
    Oh, now I really need to make the scarf. I will make sure to get more yarn when I get ready to buy some. I have not been to Joann's yet. Love it.

  18. Hubby's family called it 'allIgot' or 'poke and grit' as in poke your feet under the table, and grit your teeth. They love those jokes.

  19. Whew, girl ... you *were* lucky with that laptop!! Your sweet snowfellow stitchery is looking marvelous! And so is your vase!! Great work, my darling friend!!! :)

  20. What was that pretty yarn you used for your scarf? It's beautiful!


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