Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Mom is home from the hospital (dismissed yesterday). Truck fixed and John back to work. I took him back yesterday and took a little detour thru Hannibal on the way home for a little fabric shop fix! I didn't really need or want anything...just wanted to look and be overwhelmed at all the fabrics and the possibilites. I did get a couple of cuts of wool felt...and it was on sale, like near 50% off! I like that! But that was it. It's been so gloomy here of late. Saturday was really nice and Sunday was beautiful until about an hour after the toy run then the sky opened up and it's been ugly out since. It doesn't look like it's goin' to be none too pretty a day today either!
I've got lots on my list of things to do today. I finished up another little x-stitch from Primitive Bettys plus the "thankful" one I finished the other day that I'd like to get completely finished. I found a couple of little snowman stitcheries by Twigs I'd started who knows how long ago that I'd like to finish the stitching on and work into pillows. I think I have a snowman punchneedle that needs to be finished into a pillow, too! And I have a snowman order to fill so I drew out the pattern for that this morning in hopes of at least getting them traced, sewn and cut today!
A cupboard full of goodies....fabrics, favorite magazines, old spools awaiting to be made into make-do's. See the little tin in the middle there on top? It's an old fruitcake tin...full of buttons that belonged to my Grandma Prewitt.... some people would of kept the buttons and pitched the old tin....nope...can't do it. I'll keep it forever! And yes, I do use buttons from it. It is so full of buttons, I'll never use them all!
And this is a little cubby box that I use for little bits of fabric that aren't so big they need to go in the cupboard. Much easier to keep track of in this!
Have a GREAT day...I hope the sun is shining in your world!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
As I work to put this work space together for myself yet again, I struggle on what to call this space exactly. Over the years when I've had a work room, I've always referred to it as "my sewing room"...for that was basically all I used it for. But now I incorporate so much more into my work than just sewing, not to mention the computer space being in this room as well. Sewing or work room sounds rather boring yet "studio" doesn't seem to fit either. I guess because I've always associated a studio as a space set apart or detached from the rest of the house where this space is a room in the house. Spare or guest room doesn't suit as it's not set up as such a room. What do you call the area in which you create?
Speaking of which.....I just received a copy of this magazine I'd been reading about for some time. I don't know why I put off checking it out or why I stopped at just ordering the current issue! Awesome magazine!
Where Women Create.....Inspiring work spaces of extraordinary women
...do you think I might have a floss addiction? All this plus what I have carded in my floss organizer and yet when I'm working on something I seem to run out of at least one of the colors I'm using! Anyways...I'd better get back at it...just a bit more to do. I want to get back to creating tomorrow!
Hope you are having a great week! Let me hear from you.....
What do you call your creative space?
Monday, October 19, 2009
And of course he wanted to sit on Uncle Johns motorcycle....
We waited til they all took off before we went on our way....
There is a huge antique store just a few miles from my house that I can rarely catch open when I have the time to stop....well we actually caught them open when on our way back home. I found a few treasures....I'll "remake" the basket and I've got a couple projects in mind for the mini-creamers and the keys.
The little cross-stitch is my little weekend project....I'll be finishing it into something this week! It's another little design by Primitive Betty!
So that was my weekend! I'd better get myself off this machine and get myself ready for work....I get to be a seamstress today!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Since it's so late, I took this to the mercantile rather than listing in my Etsy shoppe. As I mentioned in a previous post, the mercantile open house is right around the corner....
Randolph Mercantile Holiday Open House.....
Friday, November 6th, 9:30 am - 8 pm
Saturday, November 7th, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, November 8th, 10 am - 4 pm
Free gift with $30 purchase and free gift PLUS Randolph Mercantile sweatshirt with $100 purchase!
I'll take some pics in the next couple weeks.....
Have a GREAT evening!!!
Monday, October 12, 2009
It's just a few short weeks until Randolph Mercantile's winter open house!! I will post details on that very soon!
Have a GREAT day!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Many thought this looked like a Victoria's Secret bra.....
I do remember this one being called..."Abracadabra"
I love this one.... it's called "Simply Riveting" donated by Sheet Metal Workers (yes, it's metal).....
"She has nice.....eyes"....by Dr. Whitsons office.....
An assortment of "wonder woman" bras.....
MIZ-ZOU....black & gold bras.....
And some more....bottom row, 2nd from left is done with duct tape .....
Monday, October 5, 2009
The temperatures have really started dropping here. I got up Saturday morning, looked at the temp in the house....63 it said! I caved! I turned the heat on...not too warm, just enough to keep the chill off! It won't be long and we'll have to start that fireplace!
I just put some stew meat on to brown before putting it in the slowcooker with stew fixin's and the plans are to make some homemade rolls to go with it! I've not made homemade bread in a spell. I don't think it's a SECRET family recipe, so I thought I'd share my favorite roll recipe with you.... This comes from John's Great-Aunt Pearl (twin to his Grandma Merle)... I don't know how she came by this recipe...over the years it's just became known as....
AUNT PEARL'S ROLLS
1 cup lukewarm water
1 pkg active dry yeast
2 tbsp shortening
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
3 cups flour
Sift flour, sugar and salt together. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add 1/2 dry ingredients. Add shortening and egg. Mix in the rest of the dry ingredients. Let rise until double in size. Knead down and make into rolls. Place rolls in greased pan. Let rise until double in size. Bake 20-25 minutes in 400 degree oven. Makes 12 large rolls. Enjoy!
This also makes for great cinnamon rolls!
Now on to start my day... I think I will spend the morning working on that stocking order...pieces are all cut, just have to start the stitching.
Have a GREAT day!