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October 30, 2012

Paula Deen Goulash Recipe!

I am addicted to Pinterest!  So tonight, I had to try out another recipe!  It was DELISH! ...so I thought I would share it with each of you!  Now back to the pumpkin carving!!!

Bobby's Fav Goulash

Saute the ground beef over medium-high heat until cooked... 
Drain grease, add onions and garlic to the pot and saute until they are tender.
 Add 3 cups water, the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, soy sauce, House Seasoning, and seasoned salt.

Add the macaroni...
Mix well, cover and all to simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Bobby’s Favorite Goulash

1/2 T Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
3 T soy sauce
3 bay leaves
2 T Italian seasoning
2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
(15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
3 cups water
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 large onions, chopped
2 lbs  lean ground beef
1 tsp Paula Deen’s Seasoned Salt
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
I added 1 cup frozen corn

In a Dutch oven or large pot, saute the ground beef over medium-high heat until no pink remains. Break up the meat while sauteing. Spoon off any grease.

Add the onions and garlic to the pot and saute until they are tender, about 5 minutes.

Add 3 cups water, along with the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, soy sauce, House Seasoning, and seasoned salt. Stir well. If adding mixed veggies or corn add them now.

Place a lid on the pot and allow this to cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Add the elbow macaroni, stir well, return the lid to the pot, and simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes.

Turn off the heat, remove the bay leaves, and allow the mixture to sit about 15 minutes more before serving. Serve with garlic bread and a salad. Paula's House Seasoning Recipe:
1 - cup salt
1/4 - cup black pepper
1/4 - cup garlic powder

Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight
container for up to 6 months.

Recipe Source: Paula Deen Online

October 29, 2012

Make It Take Its!

Just letting you know we are THRILLED that our workshop on Saturday is filling up!!!! 
We still have room so feel to email me if you are interested! 
You should see Karen's cute decoration ideas... DARLING! 
And... I am cruising right along on my parts too!!!
ALSO - Do to the overwhelming requests we have decided
we will be adding Make It Take Its! 
They will be available for sure on Saturday
if you would like to stay and enjoy the afternoon stitching. 
If you twist my arm...
I am sure I could have some ready for you
if you want to pick them up either of the other two days too!!!


October 28, 2012

Halloween Party/Market

Happy Halloween!
This time of year is always bittersweet for me!  It is my favorite time of the year hands down!  It is the start to the Holiday Season in my books!  It's also time for our Annual Halloween Party!  For me- I have two young girls at home and each fall I have to choose between going to exhibit at Fall Quilt Market/Festival or choose to stay home with the family and continue on our tradition with the girls... Even tho I love what I do, and do hope one day to vend at fall market... I can honestly say nothing can compare to seeing the kiddos each year all smiles and in their silly costumes!  It warms my heart and makes me giggle!  We always have a blast, enjoy home cooked goodies, spooktacular games and just enjoy catching up and seeing how much each of them has grown from year to year!  So for now...  I will treasure these memories and take pride in being a good momma! ;). Happy Halloween! :)

Most of the kiddos and their candy coated pumpkins! :)

October 25, 2012

Gathering DETAILS!

Our Gathering is going to ROCK!

Have you ever wanted to go to that “one event of the season” that inspires you and warms your heart?  Well look no further~
This EVENT is for YOU!

Thursday Night, Nov 15 * 5-9

Enjoy wine & cheese while you stroll the shop listening to Holiday music and see our fun new projects just waiting for your needle & thread. 

Karen and I both have new designs and kits ready to go! 
The kits are turning out better than we had anticipated so you can imagine how VERY excited we are to share them with you!!!

 Friday, Nov 16 * 10-9

Homemade cookies (we have the BEST cookies in town!)
* Warm Holiday cider * Shopping galore!

Karen and I will be around all day to assist you in your stitching needs.  Whether you need help color planning your wool project, learning about Crazy Stitches, picking up a make it take it or simply sitting down to relax while looking at some of the yummiest wool…
It is all here for you to enjoy!

Saturday, Nov 17 * 10-5

Saturday Workshops * Start at 10:30 AM *
(space is limited & it is FREE!)
Join us for a light brunch at 10:30 am
Where we will be sharing some exciting new plans & new projects for the upcoming year… including clubs for the studio and online! We will also offer wonderful inspiration for you that can be used in finishing your projects, decorating your home or packaging up your beautiful handwork for gifts!
***ALL this and a goodie bag filled with special things
just for you!

*Stacy will show you numerous vintage inspired packaging ideas for the upcoming gift giving season! Stacy will have packaging items including, red & white baker’s twine, tags, burlap bags and such for purchase after the program.

*Stacy and Karen will show you innovated ways to use your finished wooly and stitchery projects - such as mounting on books, trays, hanging from trees etc.  Select items will be made especially for this and made available for purchase after the program.

*Karen will be showing you some adorable and fun ways to decorate both inside and out of your home for the Holidays!- I can hardly wait to see this!!!

Let’s just say you will get SPIOLED!  For starters you will receive a Buttermilk Basin Pattern & KIT!, Fav Holiday recipes from both Karen and I, A WOOL bundle… and much more… We love to give and you will LOVE receiving this goodie bag!


October 23, 2012


So I am re-doing the wool room for the open house which is the weekend of NOV. 17th (mark your calendars!!) and had to just show you my latest find - I am so pumped!  It is a chicken nester.... I can hardly wait to fill it with some wool bundles!  I have been getting a ton of hand dyed wool in for the event... Here is a drop in the bucket.  Don't let the colors deceive you - these wools are FABULOUS!  I am thinking about calling the wool room the WOOL COOP now!  Thoughts?!?!


October 22, 2012

Women of the West Quilter's Guild

Happy Tuesday! 
Today was a crazy busy day! 
I finished up a bunch of orders but there were two large orders with a combined weight of over 100 pounds!  Whew!  I never pay much attention to what I send out each day- but it sure made me wonder just how many patterns it takes to reach 100 pounds!!! :)
Then I stripped down the shop, packed up my pumpkin (orange Ford Edge!!!) and headed to the Medina Entertainment Center to do a lecture/trunk show for the Women of the West Quilter's Guild.  I missed out on joining them for supper... but did manage to get there in plenty of time to set up my goods and trunk show.  The gals were very warm and welcoming! I had such a great time and want to thank the guild for having me- and especially Lori for making it happen!  The down part is... that I forgot to take pictures!  Darn it! I hate when I do that!!!!  I am always willing to travel if your guild is looking for a gal like me!!!
So... since I didn't get any pics to share... here is a little picture of the "spooky" guy that greets me at the shop each day!!!  And oh- I am trying to get my hands of some copies of the Simply Vintage magazine as I have had so many requests since I posted yesterday... I will keep you posted!

Simply Vintage Magazine!

If you have not subscribed to the new Simply Vintage FRENCH Publication - you should!  
It features some of your favorite designers including myself!  
My project is featured on page 66! 
This is a new magazine brought to you by Quiltmania!
Even though it is in French...
...it is still a fabulous magazine!!!

October 14, 2012

Fresh from the oven....

Just wanted to share a tasty recipe that I just made on this chilly fall eve... 
So far 4 of us have tasted the warm bread and we thought it was delicious!
So I snapped a pic and thought I would pass the recipe along for you all to enjoy!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup chocolate chips, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Grease & flour loaf pan.
  2. In large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt TWICE.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the pumpkin, eggs, oil, vanilla and sour cream until smooth.
  4. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the wet ingredients. Whisk together until smooth.
  5. Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  6. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top.
  7. Bake 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Enjoy!

Recipe From:

October 11, 2012

A thought for Thursday...

I love quotes and inspiration...
 If you have one you would like to share and have me to post - you can email me at swest@buttermilkbasin.com.  This one was shared by Nancy H.  She is a good friend I met at Bear Patch Quilting!  Thanks Nanc! :)

October 10, 2012


Hey!  For the last few weeks I have been packing and shipping left and right...
 and it is much more then just patterns!  For those of you are lucky enough to live by:
JJ Stitches in WI
Mountain Creek Quilt Shop in TN
Holly Hill Quilt Shop in OR
The Buggy Barn  WA (where I will be teaching once again at their amazing Quilt Show!!)

You should stop in and check out the Buttermilk Basin trunk shows!
 I am dying to seeing how Brian from Holly Hill is doing to display the models on the new farmhouse!  It will be SPOOKTACULAR!

Photo Credit to randomgypsy

October 8, 2012

Holiday Open House

Fall Greetings Everyone!

First of all, I hope this update finds you doing well and enjoying these crisp fall days!  I honestly have missed blogging and keeping in touch with you...

Also, I would like to thank everyone for all your support over this past year!  I can not believe how the time has flown by and how grateful I am that my 67 new designs were so well received by each of you!  It has been the busiest year to date for my little company~!  I am so blessed and so very grateful...

With that being said, my commitments for the year are now over and it is time to focus on all of you wonderful customers and start having some fun online (and at the shop) with each of you!  I know some of you have been waiting patiently for my next event..  That soo warms my heart!  So let's do it!  Once again, I am teaming up with Karen from Farmhouse Woolens to bring you an awesome weekend of shopping, learning and pampering at the Basin!  You have got to come check out my new look here at the studio, awesome array of wool and goods and be the first to join our new CLUB(S)!  Karen and I have been having a blast putting our ideas into reality for you! (Or us, depending on how you look at it!!!)  But for now... help us spread the word about our Holiday Gathering the Basin * November 15-17.  It is a grand event you will not want to miss! 

The DETAILS:  To start out with...we have a little something fun planned for you!  If you post about our open house/ad (and send us a snap shot to swest@buttermilkbasin.com)  we will send you out a complimentary e-pattern with tidbits about the open house during the open house so it feels just like you are a part of it as well!  When you post - you will also be entering a drawing to WIN a FABULOUS gift basket filled with Holiday kits, patterns and more... including a $50 gift card for buttermilkbasin.com.  How cool is this?!!!

Alright - I want to post more about it but best start with this until my dear Karen gets back in town!!!  Don't tell her I let the cat out of the bag!!!! SHHHH! :))))))) 

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