Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Let's Play Catch Up....

The Bunny has come and gone.
Company has come and gone.
While my SIL was here we made homemade hand lotion.
Purchased everything at the Dollar General for approximately $5.75.
You need just 3 simple ingredients.
Baby Lotion-Vitamin E cream-Vaseline

Click on Photo to see how easy it is to make!
Great Mother's Day or Teacher gift.

This new recipe was a hit.
Served it with Baked Ziti and a salad.

Very easy and quick to make and tasted like those delicious biscuits
served at Red Lobster.
Again, click on the photo for the link.
Both recipes came from Pinterest......of course.

 I just finished a great book.
If you love historial novels like I do you won't be disappointed.

The Dressmaker
"Just in time for the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic
 comes a vivid, romantic, and relentlessly compelling historical novel
about a spirited young woman who survives the disaster
only to find herself embroiled in the media frenzy left in the wake of the tragedy".

Took a road trip this past weekend to Kalona IA.
What a wonderful group. So much knowledge.
The program was on the works and life of Ruby Short MccKim.

Amish Country

If you love quilt history be sure to check for a group in your area.

A customer quilt from last winter.
A Judy Neimeyer paper pieced beauty.

Great Job Sharon!

Well, that's about it.
My life up to the minute.
 Hope all is well in your world.

To leave you with a smile....

Monday, April 2, 2012

Caught the bug yet?

There's a bug going out you could be next.
It just missed me.

 Anne, from Bunny Hill Designs started the darn thing.
The Scrappy Plate Club.
I'm a little late for the party but enjoying all the eye candy.
Beautiful color combos and some wool mixed in.

How did I miss catching the bug?
It reminded me that I had started working on a Dresden Plate awhile back.
Let's see if I can find it.
The plates are vintage.
Purchased long ago from who knows where.
I found the perfect yellow to match the already finished centers.
Appliqued them down.
Sashing is reproduction prints.
Don't they blend well?
Add borders and quilt. I'm finished.
What am I waiting for!

I've been bitten by this bug before in 2007....

Hmmm, I like the blue background.
Of course, feathers in the border!

Found another "to die for" recipe on...
wait for it...
(Photo from Pinterest)
Very easy to make using basic "in your cupboard" ingredients.
The only change I suggest is for the glaze.
Two cups powdered sugar  made it very-very sweet.
One cup would do. 
Your house will smell heavenly.
And your friends will love you.

Busy this week getting ready for company from St Louis.
Gathering my Easter bunny treats for the grand kids.
Quilting a fun-bright twister quilt.
Wait till you see.
Hoping your week is full of sunny days.
Happy Easter!

 (Found on Pinterest)