Buttermilk Basin Summer Blog Hop {Day 11}

Today is our day of the Buttermilk Basin Summer Blog Hop!  We have been following along and just LOVE everyone’s adorable designs!  If you haven’t joined in yet check out Buttermilk Basin’s Blog for all the info.

This is our first summer here in the Pacific Northwest and we are absolutely loving it!  The days are long and not too hot but even if it does get hot there are plenty of giant evergreens to provide shade.

Here is our favorite summer potluck recipe…

Curried Chicken Salad recipe card

And Kathy has put together a perfect little summer sewing project for the hop.  Just look at this adorable little piece of watermelon (another potluck favorite)  it looks good enough to take a bite out of!
Melon Wedge Sewing Kit 1Melon Wedge Sewing Kit 2Melon Wedge Sewing Kit 3Melon Wedge Sewing Kit 4

You can click on the links below to print out the instructions and templates…

Instructions

Templates

We hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are.  And a BIG “thank you!” to Stacy of Buttermilk Basin for making this hop possible!

Spring Thyme Blog Hop

Today is our day on the Spring Thyme Blog Hop sponsored by Stacy of Buttermilk Basin and Kathy has prepared a special pattern and yummy recipe for everyone!  We know a lot of you are stuck in the cold right now so we are hoping to send a little sunshine your way.  Spring is already in full swing here at Cardiff Farms, the SoCal sunshine has brought out bits of color in every corner of the garden.

Look at these bright and cheerful calendulas…
Callendula

Fragrant lavender…
Lavender

Delicate orchids…
Orchid
Orchid 2

And last but not least this tiny patch of petite forget me nots…

Forget Me Nots

These sweet little flowers are what inspired today’s project!
Forget Me Nots 1

Forget Me Nots 2

A cute little forget me not pin cushion!
Pin Cushion 1
Pin Cushion

The complete instructions and templates are available to print out at the end of this post.  Here is a picture showing how to place your Ric-rac if you choose to add it on…
Ric rac placement

And here is our recipe for mouth watering blueberry torte…
Blueberry Torte Recipe Card

We featured this recipe a few years ago but it’s just too good not to mention again.  This is a favorite among all of the men in our house and is often requested for birthdays instead of cake.

Remember don’t bake the crust until filled!
Pie Crust

Once cooled, top with blueberries and enjoy!
Finished Torte

Now we have a little confession to make… we cheated a little and opened up our favorite can of Comstock Blueberry Pie Filling for the topping.  I don’t think the boys will mind and it can remain our little secret. wink, wink.

Click on the green “Download” to get your pin cushion pattern…

Download