Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mini Crockpot and Baby Quilt.

Wanted to say thank you and welcome to all my new followers.  I would like to also say thank you to all my followers both old and new for all your comments.  I love reading them all.

Back in February 2013 I picked up a mini Crockpot for my dh.  I posted about it here.  Two years later and it is still in use.  It's one of those good buys that I would recommend.

It's just big enough to hold a can of Chunky Soup (dh's favourite) or leftover's.  He turns it on when he gets to work and it's piping hot when lunch time comes around.  It fits into his lunch box just fine and it makes a big change from sandwiches and salad.  He does not have access to a lunch room.

I finally got the binding sewn on the baby quilt.
 It is 40 inches wide by 44 inches long.
 The fabric is Riley Blake "Little Red Riding Hood."  The pattern is my own. Please ignore the stitching, I couldn't sew a straight line if my life depended on it!
The backing with the bright pink and green binding is so cheerful
Little one is due in May.  I want to also thank my own personal "Vanna White" for holding the quilt up so I can take some photos!

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi it's great to have you back. I enjoy reading your blog. Sorry I have to comment anonymously but my Google account is playing silly beggars. Sal.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt. I also have a problem cutting and sewing a straight line. Sal

Belinda said...

The baby quilt is beautiful!

I have one of the Mini Crockpots and take it to work with me also. It's perfect for those rooms that have no microwave and it holds just the right about to fill me up.

Practical Parsimony said...

When my first child was born in 1968, an elderly woman (about my age now) made a quilt for my son. The top was a solid color and the back was a solid color of flannel. She told me she put two flannel pieces inside because she could not afford batting. She apologized for the crooked stitching. She seemed embarrassed about her gift.

I squealed with joy, genuine joy. I thanked her multiple times, causing her more embarrassment. I think she thought I was trying to offset her homemade thrifty-by-dent-of-her-poverty by over thanking her.

The crooked stitches were charming. He used that baby blanket for 12 years.

Don't apologize for crooked stitches.

Simple Living said...

Your quilt is lovely.x

Deb ShireGardener said...

love the quilt~and as a queen of straight lines, I can't really see anything amiss with your stitching, really I can't. Gorgeous colours!
Miss my crock pot hugely. Had a brilliant American one, but cannot get one in the UK for love nor money that has a good fitting lid! Sighs.
~~~Deb in Wales

Wean said...

I have a tiny slow cooker, it was a free gift with something or other ages ago - I use it for puddings when the main meal is in a bigger slow cooker.
I like uneven stitching, I think it adds character, I hate things that are too 'perfect', they look machine made/mass produced.

Jacquelineand.... said...

I love that gorgeous little quilt, so colourful! Hmmm, wonder if I could find a mini crockpot like that to go in the Great Scot's lunchbox???

anexactinglife.com said...

The quilt is lovely - great design! I haven't seen the mini-crockpots before.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A mini Crockpot. How cute is that?

Beautiful quilt!

Debbie said...

It's a cute baby crock pot. I only have a regular sized one. I would like a couple more. I will have to see what's available at the local Goodwill.

Anonymous said...

I, too, love your baby quilt. What a great way to use up scraps, especially for a child or senior as a lap quilt. Hmm, let me see now-gives me a great idea. Happy sewing. Sorry for being anonymous-I don't have blogger. Enjoy reading yours. Bess

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I love the colours and the fabric, Little Red Riding Hood. Good idea with the crock pot xx

cheryl soergel said...

Receiving a gift like that would be wonderful. Homemade is so much better and made with love. Cheryl.

One Family said...

What a beautiful quilt! I so want to learn how to make a quilt. One of these days! I have this huge crockpot that my mom gave me as a gift and I got rid of my regular sized one. I really don't like this big one - too big, so I hardly ever use it now. I just need to buy myself a cheap regular sized one and give this one to Goodwill.

slugmama said...

Quilts are made even more precious by their lack of perfection. That's what a quilt use to be, made with love and scraps, back in it's utilitarian days, before quilting became a hobby. 8-)

And I have never seen one of these small electric crockpots for toting one's lunch in.
But then again, I've never looked. lol

William Kendall said...

The quilt does look lovely!

Jane and Chris said...

Oh, that's pretty...complete rocket science to me...but so pretty!
Jane x

Pom Pom said...

Pretty quilt! I love that small crock pot! I hope you aren't freezing, Gill!😊

T'Pol said...

Love that quilt! Very pretty.

Country Gal said...

Pretty quilt . I love my crock pot /slow cooker I like the fact that it is a big one and I can make two meals each with one recipe for Papa and I . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

DeniseinVA said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and will be lovely for the new baby. Your stitching is way better than my stitching would be ;)

Great idea for the slow cooker. I don't think I've seen one as small as that before, a great idea for take to work lunches.

Jane said...

Great little quilt - I'm sure it will be well received. I didn't know about mini crockpots - very useful!

Nancy said...

That mini crock pot is awesome! Bet your husband appreciates a warm meal at work.

Cathy said...

Hello Gill
Like Denise I don't think I've seen a crockpot that small - I've seen large flasks with wide openings but not something that can be connected to the electric. Is it definitely single serve or large enough for a meal for two?

The best thing about handmade is that the hand that made it is visible - something an old lady told me a long time ago when I commented on my stitching at a craft class. Stuck in my mind ever since.
Take care
Cathy

Cheapchick said...

That quilt is beautiful!

Scrappy quilter said...

The quilt looks great. Hugs

Lilly's Mom said...

Hello. Your quilt is lovely. I love the pattern.

Rose said...

The baby quilt is a winner for sure.The baby won't notice any crooked stitches, and probably the mom won't know to even notice.

Linda said...

Gill, I love meals cooked in a crockpot! Lovely quilt and I really like the fabrics.

magsmcc said...

This is the first time in FOREVER that I have been able to comment! I am so pleased. Hello, hello, hello. I love the quilt, the crockpot, the everything xxxx

carolann said...

i like the pink baby quilt.


Your mini crackpot is cute.


Carolann in Canada

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

I've never seen a mini crockpot before! Sounds like a great thing for lunch-takers to have. Your quilts are soooo beautiful.

Holly Hollyson @ Full of Beans and Sausages said...

Loving that quilt a lot! Such bright and pretty colours! I love this idea of keeping a mini crockpot at work to put your soup in etc while you work. I mix and freeze batches of soup and then Luke could put them in in the morning and have fresh soup by midday! Going to suggest this idea to him.