|Christmas Pudding Ornaments|
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
VERY long story short, I changed my mind. After a wild goose chase at the shelter, the internet and Craigslist, we found this little guy in Burr, NE. I had Jackson with me on this adventure and when those two met, it was a match made in heaven. This pooch was so sweet and he crawled right up on Jackson's lap and starting kissing away. How could a mom say no???
We are SOOOOOOoooooooo happy he is here. He has had a few accidents, yes. He's done a small number on the woodwork on our back entryway. But, it's only about 5 inches off the ground, and who looks at the wood trim 5 inches off the ground in a back entry any way. He has a special infatuation with my husbands shoes. But we love him.
I even bought some adorable fabric to make a custom cover for his crate!!! (shocker!)
So, on Tuesday of the next week, I visited baby Madeline Rae Fairchild in the hospital and gave her some of my homemade flannel burp rags. I decided I would make baby Maddie a quilt.
I bought fabric a few days later.... and sewed it in a day! I hope she enjoys it!
|From the book "Simplify"|
|First attempt at a label for one of my quilts|
|I think she likes it!|
1 sleeve soda crackers, crushed to crumbs
salt and pepper
Mix the above ingredients. Form into 1 1/2 inch balls. Brown in large skillet. Drain. Return meatballs to skillet. Set aside. Mix sauce below.
1 C ketchup
2 T vinegar
4 T brown sugar
2 t soy sauce
1 can pineapple chunks (NOT DRAINED)
Mix above sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl. Pour over meatballs and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
For even more sauce, add 1 can tomato soup. Serve over rice. Enjoy!
Monday, October 17, 2011
|new mini quilt|
|New something for my living room. To hang or not to hang.....|
|Look at the calves in the background!|
Meet Bertha and Spots
|My almost finished baby quilt for Madeline Rae Fairchild|
|My first real attempt at hand binding something more than a table topper!|
|First project on the new Janome machine!|
A tree skirt for my mom
I need to finish the binding (obviously...it's kind of a hot mess right now!)
More pictures to come.....
1/2 C margarine, softened
1/2 C peanut butter
1/3 C sugar
1/3 C brown sugar, packed
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t vanilla
1 C all purpose flour
1 C oats
1 C chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine and peanut butter on medium speed until combined. Add sugar, brown sugar and soda. Beat until combined, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour and oats. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drob by teaspoons on ungreased baking sheet. (to help them flatten, I press with fork) Bake 10-11 minutes til edges are golden. Let stand on sheet for 1 minute, move to wire rack to cool.
I usually double this recipe which yields 5 to 6 dozen cookies!
(I credit this recipe to my nephew Reid in Minnesota... he has perfected it! Thanks Reid!)
3 C Flour
2 1/4 C Sugar
1 1/8 C Oil
1 1/2 C Milk
1 1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t baking powder
1 1/2 t poppy seed
1 1/2 t almond flavoring
1 1/2 t butter flavoring
1 1/2 t vanilla flavoring
(I also add 1 t lemon flavor to boost up the flavor, but you can leave it out too!)
Mix the above ingredients for 2 minutes. Pour into 3 greased and floured bread pans. Bake 50 to 60 minutes at 350 degrees. After baking, prick the top of the bread with fork. Mix together the following ingredients in a small bowl:
1/4 C Orange juice
3/4 C Sugar
1/2 t almond flavoring
1/2 t butter flavoring
1/2 t vanilla flavoring
Pour over warm loaves of bread. Cool on wire racks. ENJOY!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
|Mary with her project she started AND finished on the bus!|
Next to the railroad and under the under pass, our next stop was The Quilt Rack in North Platte, NE.
The next leg of the trip was a 4+ hour bus ride. We were traveling in northern Nebraska and southern South Dakota. Windy, windy, windy, hills of all kids, terribly rough roads, no place for a bus to pass, awfulness. This nearly broke me. But finally, we arrive in Chamberlain, SD at The Quilt Shop.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
We will be visiting the following stores:
Prairie Point Junction, Cozad, NE
Quilt Rack, North Platte, NE
Quilt Shop, Chamberlain, SD
Always Your Design, Dell Rapids, SD
Quilt Shop, Wakefield, NE
Country Traditions, Fremont, NE
I love shopping for fabric and patterns, who doesn't!?! And the best thing, I don't have to drive!
So, hopefully, I will be blogging about the adventure from the road! Wish me luck!
Sunday, September 4, 2011
A tradition we have started a few years back, every labor day we head to a cabin at acorns resort on milford lake. Each year we seem to have different friends and family with us. This year, today, we are celebrating the 12th anniversary of our marriage. What a wonderful way to celebrate.....taking time out of our ordinarily busy schedule to spend time with each other, our son and family and friends. So.....no sewing this week! Just a book, good food and my favorite reclining lawn chair from cabelas!