Friday, July 31, 2009

Winners of Christmas in July Giveaway!

The winners, chosen by random number from are....
Woodie Dorsey
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To everyone else, thanks so much for signing up as followers, we love hearing from you! Keep checking in as will keep giving away free stuff!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Black dog...Black tile

Our dog Gladdy knows she is not supposed to be on my granddaughter Rowans' play area on the floor. I guess she decided if camouflaged she could get away with it. Very sneaky.....

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Christmas in July Giveaway!

We promised another giveaway in July and here it is! We will be giving each of three winners a fat quarter stack of my Happy Howlidays fabric, a Hairy Christmas pattern, and a box of my Christmas Cards. To enter to win, sign up to become a Follower of my blog by clicking on the Follow link on the sidebar. I will randomly choose three winners from my Followers list and announce them on Friday July 31st so be sure to check back and see if you have won. And start working on those christmas projects and gifts, you only have five more months to procrastinate!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm In Love

I love my new 1/4 " foot. My seams are so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! Why does it always take me forever to catch up with the rest of the techno world! This foot makes it easy for quilters who are getting old and need to wear magnifying glasses like me!

My granddaughters first bite of a tomato.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I love to Bake!!!

I bake cookies at least once a week. This is a really great recipe because it uses overly ripe bananas. They are moist and delicious. You can make them without the chocolate chips....but who would want to skip out on more Chocolate!!!

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 c Crisco (I use butter flavored Crisco for all my baking)
1 c sugar
1 1/2 c flour
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 c ripe bananas mashed ( don’t double bananas if you
double the recipe)
1 3/4 c uncooked oatmeal
1 c chocolate chips ( 6 oz.)
Cream Crisco, sugar and egg. Sift dry ingredients
and add alternately with mashed bananas. Remove from
mixer and add oatmeal and chocolate chips.
Bake 10 -12 minutes at 350 degrees.

I use parchment paper to cover all my cookie sheets.

My mother-in-law Bev gave me this great tip...use a potato masher to mash your bananas. This works so much better than a fork which I was using.

Monday, July 13, 2009

I am getting old!!!! I just got done talking to the painters who are painting our house. I was probably telling them something profound and wise....ha ha. Anyway I walked back into the house to go back to sewing. I walked by a mirror and noticed I not only had one pair but two pairs of magnifying glasses on my head. Apparently the pair of contacts resting on my eyeballs are not enough. Did I mention that I am turning the BIG 50 this year. I could tell you that this is the first time that this has happened...but no. Usually it is one pair of sunglasses and one pair of magnifying glasses. When did I cross the line of forgetfulness. I not only have become my mother...I have become my grandmother!!!! Help!

My sister wrote this in response to the above.

Hey six eyes! I heard your funny story about becoming Grandma Ree as I was on my way to work this morning. Little did I know that I would do worse! When I looked in the mirror this morning I saw that my hair was sticking up in the back. So, I wet it and then stuck a long silver clip in the back to help hold it down as it dried. Well, I forgot to take it out, and went to a meeting that included several VPs. When I got back to my office an hour later, I discovered the clip was still in there...yikes!! (Luckily, only about half of the usual participants were there, due to vacation schedules.)

Can you tell we are truly sisters!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Pin cushions

I love to collect and my family calls it a true addiction. I've been on the lookout for unique pin cushions. I wanted to show you a few of my latest acquisitions. This can't be a bad thing because they make me smile, smile, smile when I walk by them!