Monthly Archives: April 2008

Tuesday…a Quilt…and Neptune Necklace

Baby Quilt on the Go

I have had this Noah’s arc fabric for a while and wasn’t sure how I would use it but finally I’ve had a chance to start working on it.   Its going to be a baby’s quilt.  In this picture I have cut and pieced together strips for the inner border.   

Neptune Necklace

Here is a picture of a new necklace I’ve made recently.  I really like the colour, shine and hints of gold colour on it.  The pearls add a soft, feminine look.  I’m going to put it into my shop this week.  I have pods in other colours as well.   

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Its About a Busy Saturday……All Day

Funny how I…we can be with change.  When I first saw the new setup for WordPress I thought yuck!  Everything in the old setup seemed so well laid out and it worked so well.  Except that more recently something crazy happened with my computer and wordpress in the writing/editing mode where there was overlapping and posting became almost unbearable.  But, after using the new set up for a  post or two I forgot all about the initial issues I had with the new look and I’m trapsing through beautifully.  In the end I’m finding it so easy and user friendly.  Its great!  Anyone feel this way?

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My Saturday….

I was up early today.  I was bound and determined to do some housework before I started to play.  I was up at 7:00 a.m. and its 5:00 and now I’m supposed to think about crafting?  whew…  Busy day.  I cleaned my windows, washed my livingroom/diningroom floors by hand, 2 loads of wash that included my scatter type rugs, sorted through magazines and rearranged them into different areas, baked cookies from Ultimate Cookie Book  , baked a lemon poppyseed loaf, washed the bathroom and kitchen….did some shopping.  And I have a roast chicken and veggies in the oven for dinner.  I had been falling behind a bit….  Let me know if you are interested in the lemon poppyseed loaf recipe.  It was simple and yum.

The cookies are very delicious! The cookie is a bit crisper, sort of and the chocolate is gooey yum.  The recipe called for 12 oz of chocolate chips.  I had assorted bittersweet chocolate chips, semi sweet chips and white chocolate squares and threw them all in with some skors bar toffee bits.  Do you find that when a recipe says you’ll end up with 36 cookies you end up with 22 or something?  I do.  Today the recipe said it would make 22 1/4 cup cookies.  I used a cookie scoop and made 4 dozen!  I wouldn’t make them any larger than the ones I did make.

Our Superintendent is wonderful and I wanted to share some baking with her.  Here is a mini poppy seed loaf and a tin of cookies I gave to her.

Saturday Baking

Deluxe  Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup white sugar

1 cup margarine or butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

2-1/2 cups flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp salt

1 cup chopped walnuts (I added some Skor toffie bits instead)

12 oz semi sweet or milk chocolate bits or chips

Heat oven to 375F.  Beat sugars and margarine for about 3 minutes until flluffy.  Beat in vanilla and eggs.   Stair in flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir in chocolate and nuts.

Drop dough by level 1/4 cupfuls (or cookie scoop) 2″ apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Flatten slights with fork.  Bake 11-14 minutes or until edges are light brown.  The centers will be soft.  Cool 3-4 minutes, remove from cookie sheet.   I made 4 dozen – recipe says 22 cookies.

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Apples Tea Cozy

Apples Tea Cozy

I made another yummy apple fabric tea cozy for  my shop .  I love the bright apples.  I love my tea cozy. 

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Cairo Bracelet & Earrings

      

I just put my Cairo 3-strand bracelet and matching earrings into my shop PinkDaisies.  I really like the multicoloured, vibant, glass beads in its bronze, yellow, rose, greens with pink swarovski crystals.  Its so easy to wear with its brilliant irridescent colours.      I REALLY love bracelets these days.  I think I’m addicted to them if one can be that.  What about you?

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Birthday & Italian Dinner Prep and Great Shopping Deals

Just the 3 of us

I’m finishing this post at the top.  We had a nice birthday party for Son #2.  At the end of the day everything did taste good and we had laughs and I was so happy we were all together.  This is a picture of me, Madeline and the birthday boy.

So it was a very busy and productive Saturday.  One of those days that seems to go on and on and things get done!  Wednesday is Son #1’s birthday so we’re getting together at my place tomorrow for dinner.  I can’t imagine how involved this simple birthday has been today.  I was up early and went shopping to Oakridges Outfitters and bought 2 really nice shirts for him.  One is a button down shirt that has a neat texture and is a dressy casual look.  The other is a  really neat t-shirt.   I may treat him to a couple of car wash coupons as well.

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