Four years ago I posted here about fixing overnight crock-pot oatmeal. A friend recently shared with me a recommendation: Steel-Cut Oats from Trader Joe's, a "quick cook" variety. I bought some last evening and fixed them for our breakfast this morning. I used the same three to one ratio and my small slow cooker on "warm" as described in this earlier post. They were completely phenomenal with dried cherries and yogurt!
Have you ever been sitting with friends, just chatting and sharing ideas, when you heard something that hit you like a lightening bolt and, from that very moment on, consumed your every thought? I did, back last month when I was catching up with friends in Hampton, VA during Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. A friend, Cyndi, mentioned a "quiet, low volume" color palette and how she was going to make a "sick quilt" for her adult children; one per household that their children could grow up with, and snuggle under, when they were ill or just feeling under the weather. I knew right then and there that I was on a mission to do the very same thing. First, I needed to begin collecting "low volume" fabrics... it's tough to be on a fabric mission, feel sorry for me. I admit to having a lot of fabric on hand, but it never seems to be the right one for the project at hand; mine all seems to be too noisy. First, I had to understand the definition of "low volume"; one can't have a sick quilt that is loud or boisterous. I like what I'm finding. I'm thinking of a one block creation, perhaps a tumbler shape.... stay tuned; I'll post pictures as I amass my fabrics for this, I just won't be making much noise about it.
*Disclaimer: these are NOT my fabrics (I only wish they were), I found the photo on Google images.
Life is Good!