Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Leave a comment to enter the random drawing. Tell us the first thing you're going to sew in the new year. I'll go first. I'm going to make a string quilt in the spirit of Bumblebean's blog about 15 Minutes Play. I can't wait to get started!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
While I'm getting unpacked I thought I'd show you around. I'll get back to selvage stuff before long. If you're in a snowy place, I hope you are warm and safe. If you're on a sunny beach somewhere, send us a picture!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
The "No-Bake Chewies" below were really disappointing. The ingredients looked yummy: dates, raisins, walnuts, granola, and dried cranberries. I heated the mixture of buter, honey, Karo syrup, and I forgot what else, but when mixed with the first items, they didn't "stick." So I just spread it out on a cookie sheet. My DH said it was good ice cream topping. I'm not so sure. Confectioner's sugar is sprinkled on top. If they had been a success, I would have come up with a better name. Why name them for a process that isn't used in the making?
These chocolate "Haystacks" were pretty good. All you do is melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in a double boiler, then mix in some chow mein noodles and drop in little haystacks. Well, okay, I admit that I was looking at the kids section of my cookbook by this time. Haha.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
My DH and I are planning to attend church on Christmas Eve, then spend the day at home visiting with our two grown sons. We may sit by the fire, open presents, play games, listen to Christmas music, and eat some goodies together. I'm going to try making chocolate candies for the first time. How hard can it be? Haha. I'll let you know how they turn out.
Hugs to you, my blogland friends.
Friday, December 24, 2010
This angel ornament was also given to Gail's daughter from Grandma the year that her daughter was an angel in their church Christmas pageant. They arrived early so she could get into her angel costume, but when she saw the costumes, she decided that she didn't want to wear one. But she still wanted to sing. She was the "rebel angel" that year. I think I'd really like that church. :) And Grandma too. What heart-warming stories. Thank you, Gail.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
You've seen her selvage spider web quilt and selvage bag here before. She has some tutorials for making bags on her blog: Las Cosas de Vero. Feliz Navidad, Veronica!
And finally, the winner of the Kool Kaleidoscope Quilts book by Ricky Tims is Linda from Florida of the Quilting Violinist blog. Yayy, Linda! See her blog for great cookie recipes and see the video about the doghouse. Haha. Heehee. (Wiping eyes.)
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Okay, now let's see your favorite ornaments. Email a photo to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, December 20, 2010
This is the entrance foyer. A neighbor brought us a pointsettia. The "streaks" of light on the wall are created by the light fixture. More photos to come. Thanks for visiting. :)
Oops, little mistake. If you're looking for the post about ornaments, it'll be here tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I'll show you some photos soon. The quilt studio is shaping up. I can't wait to spend some quality time in there. Our Internet connection isn't working so I'm visiting our local Internet cafe to say hi to you. As you can imagine, I'm way behind in my emails. But I'll catch up and be blogging again soon.
I hope you are enjoying some peaceful and joyful moments. Hugs to you.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
It would be kinda fun to build your speed and accuracy with a computer though. So much for the zenlike qualities of knitting.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010