Thursday, December 12, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Had a wonderful day today on the first leg of my Baton Rouge trip. Visited my sister and got to see a lot of family at the shop. A great niece,Lillian Grace, made me two grilled cheese sandwiches, which to the unimaginative, looked like two sets of yellow paper sandwiched between white pages. I visited a dear, dear friend, Patsy Kirkham, for a while then had supper with my grandson. I'm at my son's house tonight, and we have had a great time talking. I am truly blessed.
I can't wait to see my nurse friends of long standing at the reception tomorrow.
I hope to visit some quilt shops around Baton Rouge. I brought some Mug Bucket and Jitter Bucket patterns, plus some samples to show. If course, I'm always open to scheduling a lecture or workshop later. I love Louisiana!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
After removing the cover, it folds flat for travel.
Before I left home, I made her special treats so she would behave for my house sitter.
These Magic Treats may vary, based on the leftovers that I have frozen for this special dish. Beware, only bake these when you can have all the windows open.
I can Mackerel
Leftover baked sweet potatoes, carrots, potatoes (you get the idea)
Leftover lean meats
2-3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Powdered Milk - several tablespoons
Place the first 5 ingredients in the blender and process until smooth. Add flour until it is too thick to process any more, then place in a bowl and add more flour until the mixture is the consistency of thick cookie dough.
Place dough on parchment paper heavily sprinkled with flour on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle more flour on top and push the dough to the edges of the cookie sheet. Sprinkle more flour on top and score the dough with a pizza cutter into 1" or smaller squares.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, then at 250 degrees until dry. About half way through, I use a spatula to flip over the treats so they will bake very dry. I have placed them in the microwave to finish this last step. If dry enough, you do not have to refrigerate them.
Break them up and see your best friend's eyes light up.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
If your machine has a memory function and you want to isolate a stitch, such as a heart, to randomly sprinkle on your project, program a lock stitch, memory key, decorative stitch, memory key, lock stitch and finish with the memory key. This works on my machine but may not yours..
Take a look at this YouTube video for using those decorative stitches:
Sunday, February 24, 2013
I'll be thinking up new uses before next year's school sales.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
So far it is working great. I never leaned back while I was working, only when I wanted to admire something I had finished sewing. I only miss it when I want to grab the back to move it. I'll give it another week or so before I take the other chair back off.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Patrick Lose's tip on satin stitching.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
I love the creative process and wish I had more time to design these personalized organizers. The positive feedback I receive is rewarding in and of itself.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
On this view, I sandwiched the top with felt and backing and stitched a lot more. I chose felt instead of the recommended fleece as I'm not going to mount it on a frame.