It was a successful day in the sewing room without kids yesterday. After dropping them off to Grandma's house (with Aidan deciding when we got there if he would stay or not!) and then hitting a store for groceries on the way home it was time for a quick bite to eat and then sewing time at 12:45. I had the top and bottom rolled on the boards already but cut the batting off the roll and got it pinned. Then it was time to start the quilting around 2. One full hour of sewing and then I decided I needed breaks so I cut some old bagels and made some bagel chips - every 15 minutes they needed a turn so that was my break! I managed to finish attaching the binding onto the front as Greg was coming home from work around 6PM. I see myself hand stitching the binding down over the next few evenings while snuggling under this Graduation Kaleidoscope quilt for my niece Becky. I have enough of the teal fabric to make a matching pillowcase for this one which I will do later this week. All in all a very successful day. Oh - I also got those 6 churn dash blocks sewn together too!
The bagel chips came out great.... this is my second batch this week. Very easy to make and they are a wonderful afternoon snack.
Heat the oven to 250 degrees.
Slice bagels 1/8 or 1/4 of an inch thick. That was the tricky part!
Put in a bowl.
Pour 1/4 a cup of oil (I used vegetable oil and didn't bother measuring!)
Add a good amount of garlic powder and stir together in a little bowl. Pour over the bagels and toss with your fingers.
Add salt and again toss with your fingers.
Lay out on two baking sheets so they are single layer.
Place in the preheated oven and every 15 minutes turn them over so they cook for an hour.
Place in an air tight container and they should last 10 days (we made it two before the first batch was gone!)
Enjoy. I eat them with cream cheese, as croutons on a salad and they would be great in a soup.
The card says ' To Mom - I love you to pieces' Too cute with all the paper pieces glued on.
The flower hands - 'I Love you Mom because you are adorable.' Every one got to do their own reason.
The frog was so cute and is a picture holder. 'When you look at the spots of the frog, my fingerprints are what you see. Someday when I am all grown up, You'll still have this small memory. Hoppy Mother's Day 2014.'
My Mothers Day gift from my MIL - she kept both kids overnight last night and will return them this afternoon for a cookout when I get home from work. Greg and I took advantage last night and went out to Yamato's for dinner. We tried the Red Lobster but there was no parking and way too long of a wait.
Happy Mothers Day to all the Mom's out there - especially my Mom. I love you! I'd put a picture up but I'm thinking you would not like that!
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