Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy Monday!!

WOW oh WOW!! I got my Friendship Bag today! It's really beautiful & she filled it with goodies! I love them all! Totally made my day!
It's from NancyB in Surprise AZ, she doesn't have a blog so I can't link to her!

NANCY YOU NEED A BLOG!! You are very talented & need to show your stuff!

Look at what she sent! She really went all out!
Thank you NancyB
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Closer view of the bag, rick rack trim, so cool!

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Check out this card she made!! I love it!

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Then I got Mom's 3rd quilt on the frame & have been doing circles on it LOL my idea of circle's & my hand eye coordination is two different things LOL

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Friday, September 25, 2009

How Fun!

Wow Gene has got a new baby in his family!! I went & checked all the pictures he has posted & my my my it's a beauty, I had to wipe drool off my keyboard! LOL
You can go over & check it out & he's having a giveaway for his 250th post!
How fun!

Gene's Blog


Friday, September 18, 2009

Yummy still cooking!

I browned up the beef ribs I got on sale in a bit of olive oil, than put in a pan & added some beef stock. Covered with foil for about 3 hours.

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Than I took one of the whole cut up chicken & cooked it up for chicken pot pie. I used biscuits as my crust.


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After my hubby got into it, so much for getting 2 meals out of it!! LOL

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Yeah it's Thursday!!

Yes I'm still a cleaning fool!! I got 2 more closets cleaned out!
Than today I baked bread in my dutch oven. Is that not pretty?

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BASQUE SHEEPHERDER'S BREAD

3 cups very hot tap water
1/2 cup (1/4 lb) butter or margarine
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp salt
2 pkg active dry yeast
9 to 9 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Salad oil


In a large bowl, combine hot water, butter, sugar, and salt. Stir until butter has melted; let cool to about 110 degrees. Stir in yeast, cover, and set in a warm place until bubbly (about 15 minutes).

Beat in about 5 cups of the flour to make a thick batter. Stir in enough of the remaining flour (about 3 1/2 cups) to make a stiff dough. Turn dough out onto a floured board; knead until smooth and satiny (10 to 20 minutes), adding flour as needed to prevent sticking. Place dough in a greased bowl; turn over to grease top. Cover and let rise until doubled (about 1 1/2 hours).

Punch dough down and knead briefly on a floured board to release air; shape into a smooth ball. With a circle of foil, cover the inside bottom of a 5-quart cast-iron or cast-aluminum Dutch oven. Grease foil, inside of Dutch oven, and underside of lid with salad oil.

Place dough in Dutch oven and cover with lid. Let rise in a warm place until dough pushes up lid by about 1/2 inch (about 1 hour -- watch closely).

Bake, covered with lid, in a preheated 375 degree oven for 12 minutes. Remove lid and bake for another 30 to 35 minutes or until loaf is golden brown. Remove from oven and turn out onto a rack to cool (you'll need a helper). Peel off foil and turn loaf upright. Makes 1 very large loaf.

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Than I put a whole chicken in it with onions & garlic. It's in the oven for 1 hour than going to add 2 small cans of chopped tomatoes & cook for 1/2 hr. more! Smells yummy

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Good Monday morning!

It's a beautiful day here already! Windows are open & there's a nice cool breeze.

I spent yesterday cleaning out my hall closet. We haven't smoked in the house in over a year. But yuck everything in there smelled like smoke? So I washed clothes that were hanging in there plus hung the jackets, coats etc. outside. Found a few things for the yard sale site. Then got rid of some junk! Yippiee! I need to wash the walls before I put anything back in there.

Saturday I met my Mom & she bought me prizes!! Plus a green silk purse with dragonflies & flowers. I forgot to get a picture of it?

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

OUCH!!

Let me tell you I worked out in the yard for 5 1/2 hours?? I'm crazy!!
The electric weed eater quit about halfway thru than the rake snapped in half?? I ended up hitting myself in the chin & neck with that one! I whacked bushes in the back yard near the garage. Cut the front grass & got some weed whacked. Then got out the hedge clippers & started on the bushes in the front. I have a huge pile of branches. I killed a poor garden snake by accident it was the weed whacker that got it. Than it's mate was sitting on the step landing, I felt so bad!


On Tuesday I joined the 50million pounds challange! Yeah me! I've lost 4 lbs. so far!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

OMGosh I made pretzel coated chicken for dinner & it was fabulous!!
I took 2 boneless chicken breasts & cut them into strips. Then dipped into 2 beaten eggs than coated with pretzel crumbs, parmesan cheese & pepper. Pan fried them in olive oil. Here there are in a dish I put them in to keep warm. Yummy!


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Also the craft show is NOT happening I talked to my friend I was doing it with & she has heard nothing?? Not even on how to get our money back??

LOL My poor blog :(

I've been busy & haven't been on much. Hubby & I started FALL CLEANING on Saturday aggghhhhhh! So we moved furniture around, vacuumed, mopped, washed windows & curtains. Had a big mess on Sunday to sort out. DBIL calls him & his girlfriend were in town & could they come for dinner. WHAT!!!! Everything is a mess??? Hubby says YES??? Oh boy did we scramble to get sorted out! By the time they got there we were exhausted! But was a good visit.
Hubby worked Monday & I goofed off & watched a bunch of Design Star & Chopped LOL
He also started a side job last night that should be done Friday night plus he's working all weekend. Than has to go Monday after work to look at some rental properties for a friend of mine. Hopefully they will like the price & get him to paint it on the side too!! Yippiee!!
I have a light hair day so I'm going to try & get my act together & finish a few projects! Still have not got that other quilt of Mom's on the frame, boy I'm slacking!! Plus we still have not heard from the craft show!??????????

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sweet!!

I got my prize from Sew Quilty!! Looks adorable, maybe I can get it done before Halloween!!
Sew Quilty my copy & paste works fine with the right click of my mouse.

I'm trying to get a few more totes done for the show, but the sad thing is I lost interest cause they still have not let us know if we have been accepted?? How crazy is that?? And where am I going to store this stuff?? Crazy!!

I must run & feed this starving cat, she keeps smacking my arm & crying?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Yippiee it's Tuesday!!!

OK just catching up!!
Julie & Julia I thought was fabulous!! I had a good time with Susan & her Mom!!

Sunday I took apart my beloved Harley Davidson purse I got for my birthday oh about 3 years ago. I so loved this bag but didn't last as long as I wanted it to:( I had to put a new zipper in it awhile back. Used a metal one instead of the nylon like it was. So was able to use it still tee hee but the poor lining was a total mess??

So here she is all undone (except for the zipper & strap)

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And ta da here she is all resurrected!! In cotton & I reused the zipper & strap! She's just the perfect size for me!

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Bummer that picture is fuzzy will have to get a better one later.