Friday Finale

>> Friday, July 2, 2010

Thanks so much to everyone who has stopped by for a visit.
This has been a really fun week for me.

I would like to especially thank the gracious Hostesses:

Sandi at A Legacy of Stitches

Nanette at Freda's Hive

and Tong at Ting Tong and Things

Without their support there wouldn't have been a Placemat Party Blog Hop!
Make sure you check their blogs to enter their giveaways too.

***Comments are closed on the Grand Prize Giveaway Post ***
Congratulations to SARAH!
Thanks to everyone for hopping along with me!

You could also check out my daughter's blog and see the placemat that I made her from her fabrics. Warning - it's bright!:)

My husband also suggested I make one using 6 different fabrics for the snowball blocks.

So I did!
Leave a comment here, on this post only, for a chance to win it.


As the hop draws to a close I wanted to get a few more goodies in for you.

Today I'm posting my first recipe ever on the blog.
Trust me, it's been hard to refrain!
I love food almost {almost!} as much as fabric:)


One of our favourite treats in the summer is pizza on the barbecue.
The one above happens to be loaded with vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes and mushroom.

My daughter likes it better when we use meat!
We tried for the first time putting pulled pork with barbecue sauce on our pizza.
Yum. Yum.

We use a cooking stone to place the pizza on the barbecue. Put it on the bbq while you are waiting for it to come to cooking temperature. I put the pizzas onto inexpensive round baking trays because it's tricky to get the pizzas onto the bbq!

I love to make my pizza dough from a recipe I found online last year. It makes 2 pizza crusts.

You can make your own sauce, use store bought or try using bbq sauce.

Load with seasonal veggies, meat or veggies and meat. Put on your desired amount of cheese.

Cook on medium high heat for around 10 minutes. Watch for the cheese to bubble.

It's hot when it comes off so make sure to use oven mitts and wait for it too cool before cutting into it.

{I know, not much of a recipe per se, but the inspiration and method are there!}

My husband and I also enjoy Iced Coffee {sounds better than cold coffee doesn't it?!}
We put the coffee that's left from the morning into a pitcher in the fridge.
We also put some in an ice tray to make coffee ice cubes.

Combine 2 coffee ice cubes with some cream and pour your cold coffee over it.
Sip and enjoy!

I've enjoyed hosting this Blog Hop and hope to do one again in the future.
Tomorrow I have set up a special post to announce the winner of the Grand Prize. It will also have several links for you to enjoy over the weekend with more party ideas from blogland.

With Joy,
Sarah Vee


Betsy July 2, 2010 at 8:47 AM  

your daughter made a lovely mat. It is full of color just how I like it. Thanks for the link to her blog.

Needled Mom July 2, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

I can see the options are endless for the placemat!

The pizza looks fabulous. We love making our own pizzas too.

Rachel July 2, 2010 at 10:36 AM  

I love the placemat with all different prints, it's fun and exciting! and your bbq pulled pork pizza looks so delicious! I like to make my own whole wheat pizza dough and my favorite toppings are Canadian bacon, pineapple and mushrooms, mmm.

Sandi Linn Andersen July 2, 2010 at 1:21 PM  

It's lunchtime here so could I order up a pizza and speedy delivery please! LOL! I think it would be cold by the time it got here so guess I'll have to make my own. It was fun to be a hostess on your first blog hop and I enjoyed making your placemat pattern. I got two more cut out so that my daughter and son-in-law will have placemats like my grandson. Actually, each one is different but they all use patriotic fabrics from the same collection. :-) I also cut out one to do as a table runner just for me. :-) Thanks for including me, Sarah!!

Quilter Kathy July 2, 2010 at 1:41 PM  

Your placemat party has been lots of fun! I love to see how the same pattern can be interpreted in so many different ways! Hope you do it again some time :)

Marcia W. July 2, 2010 at 3:21 PM  

Pretty placemat - I'm partial to purples and it turned out well following your DH's suggestion. Thank you for this extra special giveaway. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Lina July 2, 2010 at 3:34 PM  

What a playful look to the placemat. I like it. I never thought of making pizza on the grill. I'm going to have to try that.

GeeGee July 2, 2010 at 3:34 PM  

Your "Placemat Party" has been a lot of fun!! Enjoyed seeing all the different possibilities from one pattern. They are all lovely, would be hard to choose just one. Thanks for a great week of fun!!!

Elizabeth July 2, 2010 at 7:30 PM  

This has been a wonderful party! Thanks for hosting and for all the wonderful inspiration I have gotten from the hostesses. Thanks also for the bbq pizza recipe - we have been gifted a grill that will arrive late summer, and this will definitely be on our menu! Thanks so much!!!

Janet July 3, 2010 at 2:19 AM  

Fun party! Your daughter's placemat is brilliant (in more ways than one :) She has a good eye for colour.

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