Friday, December 11, 2020

Naughty or Nice?

 I stumbled upon a list of Naughty or Nice for Quilters that made me laugh and I just had to share with you.


✦  You added more items to your UFO list than you completed

✦  You measured once and had to cut twice

✦  You bought too much and had to sneak packages inside

✦  You got busy sewing and forgot to make dinner

✦  You photocopied the pattern and cheated the designer out of her due

✦  You turned into the "Quilt Police"

✦  You bought the book/pattern you already owned because you have so many you forgot you already have it

✦  You spoke like a sailor when you realized you were sewing with no bobbin thread


✦  You finished your project!

✦  You gave a quilted item as a gift

✦  You can always find something nice to say about other people's quilts

✦  You rejoice in your friends' quilting successes

✦  You donate your time and talent to sew for worthy causes

✦  You shared your best scraps

✦  You shared tiny pieces for crazy friends or pet beds

✦  You taught your skill to a new quilter

✦  You did a sewing chore for someone who doesn't sew

If you need a little help with item 4 on the naughty list - forgot to make dinner a time or two I can help you out.

Here's a new No Guilt::Go Quilt slow cooker recipe that I found for Cashew Chicken...

Crock Pot Cashew Chicken

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thigh tenders or chicken breast tenders

1 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
4 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
4 Tbsp ketchup
2 Tbsp honey
2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 cup cashews


Place diced chicken in a slow cooker. Combine soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sugar, garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes in small bowl; pour over chicken. Cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours.

Combine 1/4 cup water and 4 teaspoons Tapioca starch (or corn starch) and stir into the sauce to thicken. Serve over rice with some stir-fry veggies.  Garnish with cashews. 

Makes 4-6 servings.

So how do you measure up?  

Are you a "Naughty" quilter?  

Or a "Nice" quilter?

In all honesty, I confess to a few of items on the "naughty" list, but I can check off more items on the "nice" list.  How 'bout you?

Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you!

Merry Christmas,



Melva Loves Scraps - Home of the Pieces From The Past Sew Along

that features vintage Kansas City Star quilt blocks!


  1. I’m a mixture of both. I think I need to try your recipe; although I have been trying to do some early sewing so even putting dinner in the crockpot can be a challenge

  2. Well, there are a couple of Naughty and I try more Nice. Great post! Hugs. Love the Christmas stocking.

  3. So definitely a few naughtys, but more nices for me! I copied that recipe for tomorrow's dinner!

  4. Nice of course! A few not nice, but like a few ufos or calories, it doesn’t count.

  5. I am definitely guilty of 1-4 and 7 on the naughty list, but pretty much all on the nice list!!! This is a great list for quilters, Melva! I may have to share that on my blog! Thanks for the sounds awesome!!

  6. Hi Melva! I had to giggle at the last naughty item - "you spoke like a sailor." HAHA! I may do this on small occasions. I guess I definitely lean toward the "nice" side on the quilters list. This was a fun past! I'm working on the latest Pieces block today. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. I'm a mix, but have barely sewn a stitch this year. Not sure if it is Covid, or the fact that I'm waiting for a new hip surgery, next March. (ouch!)