Apr 15, 2017
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I love to sew, when I have time.  I love to shop for cool and modern fabric, when I have a project in mind.  But I really love to see the finished product ASAP.

I have just figured out that I am too impatient to be a really good quilter.

 

My quilts are good enough, but from a distance.  To quote Cher from the movie “Clueless” “She’s a full-on Monet. It’s like a painting, see? From far away, it’s okay. But up close, it’s a big old mess.”

Within the past couple of years, I have really gotten into making modern and bright quilts.  I don’t know why I didn’t start sooner, but then the impatient Stephany shows up and then I remember…it’s because I didn’t want to put in that much time and effort in unless the quilt was on track to be perfect.  HA.  What a dummy.  Now that I have a few quilts under my belt, I feel confident enough to tell you that I make imperfect quilts, and I don’t care.  Let’s just say I try really hard to do a good job, but, in the end, as long as I enjoyed spending that rare free time making something that I know will get plenty of use, I will do a “good enough” job to make the cuts as straight as possible and as square as I can.

 

If you are someone who is interested in attempting a quilt, I think you should do it!  Don’t hold off because you’re not good enough.  Do it because you want to learn, improve and come away with a quilt you made.

 

Who cares if it’s a little wonky?  Make weird quilts.  Weird is good.

 

Apr 06, 2017
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After some time off from the TV hustle, I made an appearance on Twin Cities Live recently, featuring some damn tasty coffee cocktails using coffee and alcohol from Minnesota companies.

My favorite is the Sweet Whiskey Chai, because WHISKEY &  CHAI.  YASSSSSSSSSS.

 

The coffee I used was from Five Watt Coffee, Blackeye Roasting Company, and Gray Duck Chai.  I used alcohol from 2 Gingers, Pike Street Bourbon from Panther Distillery, Caruva Horchata, Ricura Horchata, and beers from Lift Bridge, F-Town Brewery, and Bent Paddle.  Support those Minnesota makers if you can!

 

Sweet Whiskey Chai

2 oz 2 Gingers Whiskey

6 oz Gray Duck Chai

sweetened condensed milk to taste

Stir well and serve over ice.

 

 

Iced Horchata

Mix equal parts of Caruva or Ricura Horchata and Big Watt Cold Press Coffee in a glass.  Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract.  Stir and serve over ice.

 

 

Black Irish Velvet

1 part Prosecco or Champagne, chilled

1 part Lift Bridge Irish Coffee Stout

Pour prosecco or champagne in a flute.  Take a spoon and pour the stout over the spoon into the flute.