Back in 2009 I stitched this little stitchery while my boys hit the slopes. When I cleaned out my sewing room recently I found it. I knew my quilt guild was having a pillow exchange at their Christmas party. Well, because the stitchery needed a good home and I needed a pillow I thought I would kill two birds with one stone. I added borders from strips in my scrap bin. (They also needed a home.) This cute little pillow is the result.
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Friday, December 19, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
1 cup sugar
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. milk plus 1 T. vinegar
1 Tbs. vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream sugar, butter and eggs. Add liquid ingredients. Slowlly add dry ingredients. Roll 1/4" thick and cut into desired shapes. Cook 8-10 minutes at 350* on greased cookie sheet.
If you are like me you have a few people on your list that have requested money. I know for my college age children that it is probably what they need most, but it seems so boring to give. So I thought this creative idea from I Heart Nap Time fixed that problem. Besides it seems it would be a lot more fun to receive than just and envelope.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
I'm really enjoying my Gelli Plate. I love mixing the paint colors and applying different textures. I decided to try making a stencil using my contact paper quilting method. I'm pretty pleased with the results.
Oh this is so fun!
Monday, December 15, 2014
A clean sewing room makes from a productive week in sewing. I started and finished the top to my last Scrap Squad quilt. Can't show you the top yet but here are the half square triangles I created from the trimmings.here on how to use it.
Friday, December 12, 2014
My dear friend, Kaylyn's grandpa is an important part of our community. He can be seen each morning and afternoon riding his horse on Main Street. It is one of the many things I love about where I live. When his sweet wife passed away a few years ago I made this mini to honor her. She loved to dance. It was the one thing she never forgot as suffered from Alzheimer.
Imagine my delight when I came across this documentary on Video West honoring this icon. I'm sharing it so you can see just how blessed I am to live in such a great community. And to let you meet the man who makes my day, everyday, with his friendly wave as he rides his horse down Main Street.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
It's Wednesday and time for another Great Idea. Today's feature comes from Make and Take. A cute ribbon and clothes pin garland to help you display the Christmas cards that are arriving at your house. Isn't it just festive. The cute buttons on the clothes pins just make me smile. You can find the tutorial to make your own here.here.
Today's recipe is thanks to my mom and Aunt Darlene. I got the recipe out of our family cookbook. They both had a entry the only differences were my mom's said it was doughnuts but could be used for cinnamon rolls or dinner rolls. And my Aunt's was for basic potato dough good for dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls and doughnuts. Anyway I didn't know who to give credit to so I'm giving it to both. But because I'm not so good at following directions I make mine into cinnamon raisin bread. That and a loaf of bread is a lot easier than rolls or doughnuts.
CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD
1/2 cup mashed potatoes
2 cups milk
1/2 cup oil
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup cold water
2 eggs (beaten)
2 1/2 T yeast
6-7 cups flour
Scald potatoes, milk, oil and sugar. Add water; let coll to lukewarm. Add eggs and yeast, soften until it bubbles. Blend in salt and flour. Dough will be sticky. Let it rise until it doubles. Punch down; roll out into desired shapes. Let rise. For doughnuts or scones, fry at 375*, for rolls bake at 350* for 15 minutes
For the bread this recipe makes 2 large loaves. I divide the dough roll out into a rectangle brush with melted butter, sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar and raisins. Roll up, pinch to seal and place in greased loaf pan. Bake at 350* for 40 minutes.
Monday, December 8, 2014
I live by the motto 'Creative clutter is better than tidy idleness.'