Pinterest has some real interesting recipes. Today I tried out White vegetable lasagne 'cupcakes' by Emily on EmilyBites I didn't use a cupcake tray, but two mini cooking pots. It turned out great!

Something that didn't turn out the way I expected is, was Crockpot honey sesame chicken by Nikki, Chef in training. The meat was tasty, but a bit hard. I didn't quite stick to the recipe, since I don't own a crock pot. I would like to give it another try, because it sounds so great! Check out her other recipes. They sound and look amazing!


I also got a little bit of handquilting and binding done on my butterfly charity quilt. Most of the quilting was done with my machine, but the butterflies are handquilted in a different color, so it shows on the back.

I only need to quilt two more butterflies and attach a label, then I can send it off to a local charity,  (And start something new...wink)

The front and the back.

Drinking tea is my favorite waste of time! I love all sorts of tea. Black tea, mint tea,... I guess I like (almost) all kinds of tea.

Another love of mine are pink flowers. Those two combined are the main reason for my beautiful tea cup collection. I have collected a few cups here and there, mainly in thrift stores. My husband can't stand to buy 'other people's junk', but I always seem to find a few treasures. 

Here is a picture of the tea cozy that I have made for my tea pot to keep it warm.

The only things missing in this picture are the scones, muffins, sandwiches and what not! I found some great recipes on Pinterest and Flickr that I would love to give a try.

I guess the only thing I need to do now is, invite girlfriends over and enjoy a good cup of tea with some sweets and other bites.

Rachel, Stitched in Color, and Alice, Fresh Modern Fabric, are having a contest, where you pick 12 fabrics, according to the theme 'Softly against black' and make a mosaic. You can even enter up to 3 mosaics. Are you entering a mosaic too? I might even make two or three!

Since I love pinks and reds. This is what I came up with.
  1. Suzuko Koseki Postmodern in Pink, Yuwa Fabric
  2. Outfoxed Tufts in Pink, Outplayed Color Story, Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
  3. Charcoal Kona Cotton Solid Fabric from Robert Kaufman
  4. Outfoxed Pearl Bracelet in Pink, Outplayed Color Story, Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
  5. Olympia Mocca in Pink and Grey by Alexander Henry
  6. Put a Lid on It in Clementine, Retro Kitchen, Michael Miller Fabrics
  7. Outfoxed Jewels in Pale Pink, Outplayed Color Story, Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
  8. Illusion in Persian Purple, 1001 Peeps, Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
  9. Ebony Woodplank, Coming Home by Deb Strain, Moda Fabrics
  10. School Days Composition Book in Graphite, American Jane for Moda Fabrics
  11. Ghastlie Family Reunion in Smoke, by Alexander Henry
  12. Hello Pilgrim Berry Patch in Pink, Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics

Today I tried something new!

Instead of handquilting I used my machine. That was way faster! It wasn't easy at first. I used a series on YouTube. 4 Tutorials on Free Motion Quilting for beginners. I practiced a bit on a 'small-quilt-sandwich' before I started on the real quilt.
And this is the result! It is not perfect, but I'm quite pleased with it. Now it only needs binding and I can send it off.
I'm linking up today to Trying New Thing-Thursdays at Happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com.