Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Mornin! I made a new tab up there.. ::::look up:::: Tee Shirt Quilts. Since I am getting so many of these going, I thought I'd give some information on them:) I am STILL working on James' quilts... I think I made some headway last week. I need a new design wall! The floor just doesnt cut the mustard. I'm sorry no foodie Friday today. I didnt cook all week? :::can you say leftovers?:::::
I hope that you have a fun and safe holdiay week end, I'm going to try to hit the beach!
Tee Shirt Quilts
Do you have fabric?
No, however I can order for you at best kept secret costs!
Can I supply my own fabric?
Sure! It needs to be quilt quality 100% cotton.
What is the cost?
The cost is $18.00 per shirt. If you use both the front and back that counts as two shirts.
What is the turn-around time?
4-6 weeks except at peak times (Graduation and Christmas).
How many shirts do most people use?
20 shirts make a nice size quilt, however you can go as far as 30!
How do you quilt them?
With a large open pattern, usually a swirl.
Do you serve coffee with that smile?
Sure! Sometimes a second cuppa!
Order yours today!
Labels: Quilt Speak
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
While the kids were here last week they met Lil Simba. Needless to say, they fell in love, went home, and found an orphan of their own to love up on!
Meet the new grand kitten, barely there baby, seal point Siamese, Ming Toi
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Worry is the misuse of your imagination. It is thinking vividly about what you don't want to happen in the future or dwelling on an unhappy past event.
Excessive worry is the main component of generalized anxiety disorder.
Thats so NOT me! I mean it IS me, NOW.. but its SO NOT ME! Say it isnt so!
Well... THATS enough to make me ponder more positively eh? Maybe turn on a good book and stick my nose in a quilt? Oh dear... I wonder if that equates to sticking my head in the sand as not to face things.
And I thought I was such a tough cookie... Ppffttt!
I better get busy and do whats possible not to worry about all of these IMPOSSIBLE things around me.
Wheres the second cuppa? Who's got a cookie?
Labels: Tell All Tuesdays
Monday, May 23, 2011
Labels: Quilt Speak
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”
Because the kids are here!!!
Sorry I have been awol. Karen and her BFF Becca, and the kids, surprised us Monday night with a visit. WOW! Too bad its so rainy here. The kids want the beach and its sad that they cant have it. Try as I may, Nonni visits arent as good without beach time for them. They have taken well to the new kitten. A few scratches and lots of playing house, I think they bonded. Heres a WTH picture from Simba getting "played" with.
See ya tomorrow!
Monday, May 16, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Mornin`. Did everyones blog go away from yesterday or just mine? Hmmm
Labels: Foodie Fridays
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Good morning. Hows your coffee? I'm on my second cuppa and feel chatty... alert the media!
Want to hear my latest Lucy move? Ok, First of all, I have wanted a red Standard Poodle for many years but I have not been stable enough to manage this. I thought that i would find myself a mini golden doodle half the size and be happy there. MONEY is a huge issue with bringing a new family member in eh? So... what did I do? I got a freebie kitten. WTH is wrong with me? Now we both know that there is a void never to be filled, however Mr. Wizard does think that new fur babies to nuture is healing in its own way. ( COOL! PERMISSION GRANTED!) While Simba the lion kitten and I have become fast friends, still I search for a Ginger clone. SHE has got to be the best dog on the planet eh? Everyone should be so lucky to have such a little devoted love in their life.
One day, one sappy feeling day, I found the perfect teddy bear doodle. Red, smallish, fuury, and 2,200 DOLLARS.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Happy Mother's Day Belated peoples:)
I was hiding out. Who makes up these commemorative holidays anyway? I think they are designed to freak people out myself. Everyone really, from the restaurants to the Husbands and Fathers, to the Mothers who have holes in their hearts. Even the adult kids scurry to "do the right thing". Seems like those little kids have the most fun loving up on Mommies eh? Sure, there are some good ones (Holiday) in your lifetime, but there are some bad eh? Anyone keeping track? I have had several of both and do not wish to keep track! LOL
I felt bad for the servers at a local brunch that we went to yesterday. A noticeable Mother herself, panicked and worn out. Her boss? Equally as unnerved. I remember those days too. Every Mother on the planet wants ( expects) to be queen for a day and its just not realistic.
I wonder if some churches have it right when they say they will not go out to eat on Sunday because it makes other people "work" for them. Hmmmm I think I want to move on. Click
So its Monday. Guess what? Taking yesterday off has doubled my Monday workload! Oh snap, Im not discussing that anymore am I?
I am still working on my Japanese beauty quilt. I must admit that I have been dragging my hands on it. No clue as to why. Well, maybe. I was pre occupied getting ready to participate in the sunken gardens event on Saturday. It was fun, and it is done. PHEW! I think I got too much sun because my face is broken out and itchy! Grunt.
I need to make my list and move my behind. Its funny how we strive to get to the week end all accomplished..... to do??????
Have a great work week dear blog readers:)
M & M's include:
One lonely Pandora bead from my Avi who didnt remember giving it! LOL
Sunken Garden day.
That stupid kittens purr.
Gingers adoring eyes.
Mufasa support for the above M & Ms.
Friday, May 6, 2011
* Adapted from a 2007 recipe from Tyler Florence
3 Tblsp (plus) Olive Oil
4 lbs short ribs ( 8)
Kosher salt, ground pepper
1 medium onion chopped
1 large tomato, quartered
3 celery ribs, chopped
1/2 head of garlic, peeled
1/4 bunch fresh thyme
1 1/2 cups dry red wine ( Zin or cab)
2 cups beef stock
4 tblsp Italian parsely chopped ( garnish)
Warm up a stove top grill pan. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper, drizzle a little EVOO and sear ALL sides of meat.
Place onion, garlic, celery, carrot, and tomato into a food processer and blend until you reach a smooth pulp like consistency.
In a large dutch oven over medium high heat, add 3 tblsp evoo and the thyme. Add vegtable pulp and cook down about 10 minutes.
Pour in the wine and stock and bring to a boil.
Add seared ribs in a single layer. Liquid should just cover the ribs. Cover and reduce heat to simmer and cook 2 1/2 hours.
When the ribs are just about finished, remove 2 cups of the liquid, strain into a small saucepan. Over medium high heat reduce the sauce to desired thickness. ( about 5 minutes)
Plate ribs and drizzle a bit of reduced sauce atop.
Serve with garlic mashed potatoes, remainder of reduced sauce and a good moppy bread:)
( and I steamed some fresh broccolini! Do you just love Broccolini? A tad bit sweeter than broccoli florets. I just love `em!)
Labels: Foodie Fridays
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Not sure Ginger has total acceptance yet.:::or me:::
PS: Ya thought I was kidding the other day about whats next kittens and chocolate?? LOL
Monday, May 2, 2011
Marvelous Mondays is nothing more than an attitude of gratitude. Capturing the moments of magic ( and they ARE there) I actually only list 7 every Monday, where everyone Im sure has 50 or more. It simply keeps me humble, grateful, and proud. The bucket is half full dear friends, and I plan on filling it up!
Why? You ask am I discussing THIS as opposed to Osama's death? Well two reasons.
1. It doesnt matter where you turn you can hear that message in any form. Good, bad, or sceptical. PASS.
2. I've been receiving very nice emails regarding the win in best in show recently, and also my determination to be O.K.A.Y. It would seem that many of you think I should be crying in my beer 24/7. Not true. I have a choice, and again I say, so do you.
I betcha it was Ma that did it. Second only to God that is. Even though she succumb to the hopelessness at the end of her life, she didnt always feel that way. She taught me that change is ever changing and that it was entirely up to me to deal with the cards that had been dealt. :::Yes she liked Poker:::
Here's a positive spin on change. It keeps us sharp enough to stave off Alzheimers or the like! Involvement in life ( as opposed to checking out::: might keep me at the 50 mark. ( work with me here K?) I much prefer to stay up on current trends than to lose interest and tune into the Game Show Network for the rest of my life. It might be tomorrow, damn... how did I spend my time yesterday? Did I challenge myself to be a better Woman? Did I love well? Was I loved well? Did my DQL hold all that I wanted it to, despite any curve ball thrown at me?
Adaption isnt always easy. Not by a long shot. I believe it necessary for good mental health. Lord knows I have fought that change a time or two:::or ten:::, I even have many blocks of real time still blacked out. I work on this daily. I pray about it constantly. I KNOW that I will be O.K.A.Y.
Thanks, as always for your messages cheering me on. And no worries, I will always be in your corners too!
Marvelous Mondays Include:
You know................ Best in show!!!
A wonderful walk through the seven sisters quilt show with Linda
Mufasa's help in retrieving my blank memories of horrid days.
Matt & Jackies caring love across the miles
A surprise See's Candy gift of Molasses chips! (grunt)
Purring. more on that later.
Daydreams of wellness.
Do it NOW, then celebrate= capture the pride u feel. What have u done today to make u feel proud?
I think I will quilt divinely!
Labels: Marvelous Mondays
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Talk to you soon!
<---I swear she looks like Carrie Underwood, not me?