Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fabric Addict Doll Show and Tell

Denise Miller just sent me photos of her doll that she made from my "Fabric Addict Doll" pattern.
She named her Dorie.  I loved her fabric choices that she used!

Even her undies coordinate with her outfit.  I hope she had as much fun as I did making my doll.

I love polka dots!  I found these polka dot cupcake liners at Hobby Lobby.  I thought this cookie bar recipe would look so cute with the M & M's on they are delicious!  My friend Rosie gave me the idea to use the cupcake liners inside a tin for a gift idea.  My neighbors get the tins tonight.

Fudge Filled Bars
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup chopped pecans
1 can (14ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
1 cup milk chocolate M & M’s

1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar and salt.  Add butter and mix until crumbly.
Stir in the pecans.  Set aside 1 - ½ cups for topping.  Press remaining crumb mixture into a greased
13” x 9” baking pan.

2. In a large saucepan, combine the milk, chocolate chips and shortening. 
Cook and stir over low heat until chips are melted; stir until smooth.

3. Spread over crust; sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture.  Top with M & M’s.  Bake at 350
degrees for 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Animal Whimsy Show and Tell

Look at what Chris Sass sent me from her store  I am excited to visit her shop in March.  Her sample maker went beyond my pattern and added the sounds each animal makes around each block with appliqued letters.




It is not too late for you to do it though. 
for your kit to make the version above.

 I hope your week will go smoothly for you.  My list is getting shorter as I am knocking items off most of my Christmas shopping and baking. Yea!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Day Trip to Leavenworth, Kansas

Me ... the grown up kid riding on a restored 1913 carousel. It is also the second fastest carousel in the country. 
In our local paper there was an article full of places to see in Leavenworth, Kansas.
One place they recommended was the C. W. Parker Carousel Museum.   It was named one of the "Eight Wonders of Kansas" by the Kansas Sampler Foundation.  C.W. Parker was once the largest manufacturer of carousels and amusements rides in the world.
Above is a photo of the worlds oldest working carousel. It is an 1850 hand cranked carousel.  This is a look but not ride carousel because of how old it was.
Both K-State and KU were represented on carousel horses.
You can go just for the carousel ride on the 1913 carousel or take the tour like we did.  The tour was at least 2 1/2 hours long but we really enjoyed it.
We also stopped by three other stops featured in the article.  The Corner Pharmacy which has a old-time soda fountain.  The Pullman Restaurant where we had a nice lunch amidst all the train memorabilia.  The Book Barn where we bought some great books. 
Not on the list were the two really nice antique stores that we visited also in the downtown.
We had a great day and I recommend a day in Leavenworth, Kansas!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Show and Tell

Barbara Ross just emailed us these photos today of quilts that she made off my patterns.....and you know I just love show and tell!  At my Quilt guild it's not the business meeting that I am excited about it is the SHOW & TELL.  When we finally get to stand in front of our peers and say Wa-lah!   I did it!  I finished it!  We as fellow quilters (unlike some of our family and friends) know exactly the time, toil and cash that it took to complete this amazing feat.  Yea us!  Yea Barbara and thanks for sharing.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Josephine just shared this photo with me today.  She made her own version of the nutcracker quilt to fit her wall above her stairs. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Gingerbread Houses

My Granddaughter Rowan and I went to see the Gingerbread House display here in Lawrence, Kansas. We are never disappointed.  The houses were great!   I can only imagine the time involved to make each one.  It is so generous that the artists/bakers of these houses donate their time to help out the Big Brothers Big Sisters here in our town because we all so enjoy it!

If you pushed the button the water wheel would go around.


I loved this guy!  I loved that they put nuts around his base.  They used the curved part of the candy cane for his arms.

Have a great week and remember to stop and put your feet up and have some hot cocoa and chocolate between shopping trips.  Amy