Saturday, October 3, 2015

PRAYER QUILTS FOR LOVED ONES-A CANCER PATIENT, ONE WITH MANY HEALTH PROBLEMS, ONE HANDICAPPED

When I come out of my workroom, I don't want to have to think about cooking or getting something to eat together and I like good food so I try to have it ready for when I get done soooo I have become a kind of crock pot queen-throw it in, let it cook.

 This week I was craving good ol' pinto beans with cornbread and my homemade potato/broccoli/cheese soup [will share my revised recipe here at the end of this post]. Well, beans don't do well for me in a crock pot so Tuesday morning the bean pot came out and beans put on the stove to cook, I just have to keep remembering to come back in and stir them up and remembering anything is a chore any more for me but great balls of fire, I didn't burn them this time and they didn't stick. That's the reason I love a crock pot, don't have to worry about that. 

Anyhoo--

Beans on, finished putting binding on the two prayer quilts I had quilted a few days before, had taken to Bible study and we prayed for healing for my niece, Pattie, who is being treated for cancer right now and for my sister-in-law, Delores who has several health problems. She had a hysterectomy last week, is diabetic, is still recouping from knee surgery and had breast cancer last year. Pattie's was sent to her in Florida as soon as I finished binding and packaging that morning. 

Both quilts were from one of the fabrics that I keep for these special pieces. When I find something I want to use, I get all I can afford that day. This one has Psalm 23 and is of a tranquil scene. I have found it on sale several times and bought it each time I find it. There are only a couple of more panels left in my stash so will be looking out for more fabrics I think I want to use. 






Here is my great, grandduaghter's, Hannah, first sewing project on her own sewing machine-a prayer quilt for a little handicapped boy named Bryce.





This is the video I took of her as she worked.

I get more of a blessing for being able to make these prayer quilts than the ones who receive them.

God bless you and may the joy of crafting be upon you
Carolyn Wainscott
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BIG OOPS
Almost forgot I was going to give you my recipe for my soup-mind you, I usually don't measure much of anything so you may want to adjust some of the ingredients to suit yourself and I don't seem to be able to make just a little of anything after cooking for years for a family and guests.
so here goes:
On Wednesday, before I went into sewing room to hem a bunch of jeans for great, grandson, Blake, I started the soup in the crock pot-remember, I don't like to have to cook when I get done working

[2] 32 oz. cartons of chicken stock
1 1/2 cups frozen chopped onions [I know, I am getting to be a really a lazy cook]
a bag of frozen shredded hash browns [I used over 1/2 of a 2 lb. bag]
2-3 cups left over mashed potatoes [I made lots of extra for dinner a couple of days before just for this soup]
-cooked on high for 4-5 hours-
added a couple of cups of chopped frozen broccoli
then when the broccoli was cooked added:
50 ozs. mild cheddar cheese sauce
[I usually use Velveeta but it seems to be getting rather pricey-was looking for a large can of cheese sauce I had used before but found Gehl's Nacho cheese sauce-it came in a box with 2 -50 oz. bags for about $8 so there is another bag left for nachos or pretzels]

Hope you like the soup, I sure do
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