Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hot pad,coasters and Crocheted throw

Happy Tuesday!!! hope everyone is having a good start to their week so far.  Well here is the finished projects that I made for my sister, I know it's late but hey at least I'm posting them.  Now don't look too close at my sewing it's not good at all, my measurment was off when I did the quilting on the hot pad, so it turned out to be way off center.  Thats what happens when you sew on both one side thats lined up and one thats not, and I put the flower on the side thats not lined up.  oh well, life goes on..........The hot pad and the coasters where so easy to sew up.  I plan on making more of them.  First time sewing ric rack...what a challenge that was....

These coasters are good for a glass that has a round bottom.  The coaster opens up so that you can sit the bottom of the glass in the coaster.  Not sure if that makes sense.

And last but not least my crocheted throw that I made a long time ago.  I seen where Anne from Bunny Hill is crocheting a stripped throw.  Here is my version. Yellow's, Brown's, Green's, Blue's, Red's, Purple's.  My throw of many colors.......finished off with a ruffle edge.   

And something I read on Cottage Farm villa......so true..........take the time to see all the beauty that surrounds you each day..!!!! So true!!!  I'm reminded of this when I go to visit my Father in-law at the Alzheimer's home.  So many elderly folks there who where once vibrant hard working citizens.  Now they sit/lay trapped so to speak.  It really makes me think about things more.......I enjoy all the little things in life........Have a blessed day!  

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Friday! and a sneak peak on a secret project

Happy Friday to you all!!!! This will be a short post.  Just thought I would post about a quick secret project I stitched up yesterday.  The project is for my fabulous sister.  Last month was her birthday!  (May 12th) so I have been collecting things to gift to her.  Well I decide to make a few things also, and these projects where so fast to sew up you wouldn't believe it.  Here is a sneak peak at the fabric I used.  Can't show you the project until next week, cause I'm giving her "belated" birthday gifts to her on Sunday.  

After seeing how quickly these projects stitched up, I will diffidently be stitching up more of them in the future.  
Happy craft trails....and have a terrific weekend!!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Garden Talk and It's been a while!

I know it's been a while since my last post, but I'm sure you all out there haven't missed me because you have all kinds of other blogs to visit.  Anyway I have been quite busy and just haven't had time to post.  I am trying to still find a full time job.  And my father-in law is being moved to an Alzheimer facility.  So I've been rather busy.  
Today I'm just going to post about my "little" garden.  Normally in this space I put flowers.  But I decided this year I would put in some vegetables and give it a try.  Well it's really too shaded in this space but here are my pictures of my little garden.  

A few tomatoes, I already used a green one cut up into my fried squash.  If you've never had that give it a try.Here is what I did. 
My recipe for fried summer squash
 All I did was cut up summer squash, (zucchini, and yellow squash) cut up a green tomato, cut up a red potato, seasoned to taste, I used a variety of seasonings.  I then put flour, and I learned a really good trick, I had a package of hush puppy mix, the kind that has onion flavorings, I took a couple of spoon fulls and added that to my dry mixture, along with a little cornmeal.  dumped all this into the bowl and then sauté some onion and a little garlic in the pan then pan fried all the squash, green tomato, red potato until brown.  Sure was good! 

Look at the cute little cucumber!!!! I have a lot of blooms on the cucumber vines, I do hope I have some.  See all those other vines, I have so many coming up because normally I have flowers in this space. 

Green bean vines....

More green bean vines....

Herbs....also my grass needs to be cut....add it to my list...

Until next time.........