Monday, December 10, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Aviana ( top) is a second grade super star who stole my heart years ago and time is a freight train rolling on by!
Jamie (below) took a SILVER medal in her class for gymnastics and is such a sweet girl makes me SWOON! She called to tell me about her lala Loopsy desire for a quilt and I am freaking out looking for fabric for her!
I am having a difficult time being without these kids on a regular basis. I wonder where the half way point between Boise and Stockton? Maybe I will just google it and GO THERE.
How about a winning lottery ticket and a mini motor home? Throw Ginny in and hit the road... back and forth just getting grand child fixes along the way. Yep... Now theres a plan Stan.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
– Thomas A. Edison
Friday, June 22, 2012
Can you tell what it will be? They are hot pads, Mitts, large and small with heat treated batting for a local restaurant! Sometimes machine quilting isnt for quilts at all!
Adorable function:) For Chefs line and Servers alike... Say no to hot Pasta Bowls!
Friday, June 15, 2012
I find that smile and my step begins to spring froward. I have no idea why, but I am grateful for the resilience in me, and the lack of bitterness that could, and probably should be ever present. Thanks be to God and my support systems. They keep good news following bad. I find that the fear turns into courage if I treat it right. If loss/fear hasnt killed me yet... what can? Nottin. Nada.
Why so pensive ya ask? Because I still have the dreams we discussed a very long time ago and this week, pretty tough. I so loathe them too! I'm very certain that is the cause of a series of loss (es). No one could blame me really if I ran down the street naked screaming obscenities right? Of course right. However good news did follow, and I feel encouraged, empowered and wanted to share. Again I have to say that sharing is healthy, but maybe not such a good idea at this time.
I have much yet to do. To give. To share. To love. And I shall.
M & M's Include:
Mid State Fair Entry Quilts
Flowers on my doorstep from who knows who
The beauty and the brains to be hell on heels!!!
Watching my baby grands swim thier lil legs off, and karate chop mid air... Go kids!
Lemon Chicken Picatta! ( ill share recipe soon)
WEIGHT LOSS!!! GO DG GO!!!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Just feast your eyes on these beauties! My BFF June went cruising (without me) but brought home the bestest gifts!! These Batiks are specific to the Alaskan region only and nothing short of fabulous! From Moose to Seals, Salmon to Puffins... WOW!! My head is spinning with ideas! What shall I make? What shall I make??
Monday, June 4, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Labels: Tell All Tuesdays
Monday, May 28, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Right? To most important questions! Or maybe a way of sticking heads in sand? Or mapping out a new life? Or telling people that you're thinking of them? How about just saying
HERE! I'm fond of you! Damn it!
One can analyze til the cows come home but I just like cookies. Yes, please include all of the above mentioned reasons too.
My life has been a crazy mixed up mess of organized chaos and still she makes cookies. Because I can! Two weeks ago I did a mediocre Baby Ruth cookie...Last week I had an epic fail at a strong chocolate try.. This week, VICTORY! Peanut butterfingers...to your knees cookies! Next week I have a NO NAME surprise cookie!
I'm so not a baker eh? Thats Blimas job. However, even if cupcakes is not my forte, I can still produce heaven in the kitchen on most days!
Its amazing what memories can be brought to mind with a recipe, especially a cookie. Every loved one, or loved ones friends come to mind. What a tickle for me.
This is a third try and winner cookie. I opened the test kitchen to try to create a cookie from a friends love of a candy late at night. God I love cookies. go make em for someone! Watch the pleasure ooze from thier face..lol Even my Quick Books Teacher Kvelled with every bite!
3/4 C Sugar
2/3 C light brown sugar
1/2 C butter, softened
2 Egg Whites
1 1/2 tsp pure Vanilla
1 1/4 C Crunchy (JIF) peanut butter
1 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking Soda
12 OZ butterfinger candy bars
In food processor blend sugars, butter, egg whites, and vanilla until light and fluffy. ( maybe 1 min or so)
Add PB and pulse several times until combined.
Add flour, salt, and soda and pulse a few times more. Dont do too much. ( gets doughy, ask me how I know)
Place this mixture in a large bowl.
Cut up all candy into about 1/4 inch bites. (avoid sampling, ok, maybe 1) Stir into the dough mixture.
Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoon heaps onto greased cookie sheets. Flatten with a sugary dipped fork to make a crosshatch. ( scuse quilter referance)
Bake at 350 for 12 to 14 minutes. They will be golden but soft centered with dry edges.
Let Cool on sheets a few minutes before transferring to wire racks. ( cause they'll fall a gooey part!)
Serve with flour on your forehead, goofy grin on your lips, and an ice cold glass of milk:)
I'm sorry to have forgotten my Marvelous Monday Manners!
M & M's include:
2 Buck Chuck
A safe ride
Friday, May 11, 2012
I am flying through Jis for you!
Love yer guts!
Monday, May 7, 2012
You're as young as ya feel?
Age is but a number?
(work with me peoples)
To da left To da left?
Meet Lola...she was a show girl, or in this case Fords 35th anniversary edition. Vroom Vroom.....
I love Marvelous Mondays:) What a nice day to reflect on gratitudes. Sometimes, and today is one of the,. I am such a lucky woman. I am quilting the evening away and happy to be doing so. The customs as usual kicking my behind, but I dont mind:)
Altho there is a goofy grin on my face that has lasted a few days now...tsk tsk..... CLIC
All jobs are going well, fitness is too. I have the waves, ubetcha, but I'm a survivor dag nabit!
Have a great week dear blog readers, make it marvelous too k? Ill check in when I finsh my Route 66 quilt! woohoo!
I dig cars...and other stuff.
Friends who come a runnin like family
My music loud and proud once again
Monday, April 30, 2012
Thanksd be to my network of family and friends who love me.
Somewhere, somehow I must have dont something right to have such abundent love in my life. Ya'll know Ive been having having more than my share of trauma since 2008. I'm so glad to have had the good sense to have loved as I have, so that those will be there for me.. It has given a whole new life to a grand child book that I have in the making!
Thanks be to the one who just came prancing in...charming as could be, toting an In and Out Burger to cheer my dumb ass up! LOL
God bless...a lot.
What a week Dear Blog readers... But still I breath. Maybe I really AM a persecuted Jewish girl?
I dunno... sheesh.... No matter, Again, I am young, strong, and I wont break.They havent seen the last of me!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Good morning! Its Wednesday, yes, For me, Tuesday is still with me!
Do you peoples know whats as maddening as it is a tickle? A beautiful bouquet of flowers to greet me at the door step...With no card attached for a thank you! Does this mysterious person UNDERSTAND my curious nature? Know that I cannot rest until this mystery is uncovered? Was it deliberate? and accident?
NUTS I TELL YA!
Somebody please fess up for me k? ln the meantime, I am so enjoying the happy happy orange colors, and the lovely aroma in the shop! So....THANKS EVERYONE,!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Off to the Silver Legacy in Reno was I with sis and brother in law for a fun filled night of Dwight and all I could eat crab legs! woohoo!
He was quite charming and funny too. Complete with his infamous leg moves and hat tips, Dwight was a real showman this night! Many (not me) were dancing in the isles and pissing people off with huge hats, but all and all everyone was just having a blast. I did notice the blast was blastier as the nights beers went on! Great fun with family weekend.
Good to be home, but I miss them all already!
Marvelous Mondays include:
Much needed family time!
music to soothe my soul!
baby grand fun!
Caring drive safe wishes!
Computer about to come home!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I was hesitant to see this with a few bad water cooler reviews, but ya know how I am right? I must see/do/be for myself out of curiousity! First let me say that I like the name Catness far more than Kitten so Im pinching it! Theres a few pair new age shoes in there I want too!
I must be among the few who havent read the series so I was not disappointed at all. Quite the opposite in fact. I had one good scare, one good cry,and one good chuckle. Not a big deal, but good enough. I was a bit off on predictability, but damned close. Catness is cool. Stunning young beauty I say. This concept is rather barbaric and odd, but interesting? It kept my attention anyway. I may have to learn to shoot a bow and arrow. Not.
I had a great evening out with friends so THAT was awesome alone! I wish That I could get the books on audio and get ahead of the game. Good flick.
Labels: Movie Views
Monday, April 16, 2012
Mornin! I know most of you love your weekends, but I dont. I personally think its baggage, but we wont go there. Mondays are just a great reflection day and a new beginning for me. A day where I can convince myself that all is well and I am going to be okay! It sure been a journey right?
This week I will finish up a custom quilt and hopefully take calls for more! I ve been getting quite bored lately, so ive made plans to rectify that! My beach visit was nice, but not nearly enough! lol I am truly going mad without my computer,but Im hopeful as always. Man!! I would L.O.V.E. to vent here but I cant :(
Seriously intrudes on my unplugged blogging habits! One day........we will have a nice long chat about that! For now, Im off to the clipboard! Make it a Marvelous Monday Dear Bog buddies!
caring gift givers
yard work therapy!
grand girl calls
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Blinging those babies just got better! I MUST get this book? Now in addition to blinging my shoes, I can quilt them! woohoo! I need a pair of the converse with heels because pictured here are too flat for my spring loaded arches! I think I should do these in grand girl sizes first...yep...I shall. Go have a look!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Amazingg kite day at the beach! I had to run errands over the grade today and took a much needed break watching all of the festivities. All of the families and kite enthusiasts coming in by the hundreds! I really wanted a kite!! It does my heart well to sit on the beach, coffee in hand and thoughts a plenty. Ive loved, I ve lost, but thank God, I live. And I always will.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I was simply looking for some new white stappy heels for summer, and got all flustered with all of the other choices at Zappos.com ! These are on sale! I may need them for Montreal in August! Wait, I need to get a bff on board to justify this! Help!
Oh noooooo , she hasnt gone round the bend yet, but its close! Maybe I should stick to quilting? Oh come on, do you know how difficult it is to find someone with the same footy fondness as this quilter??
Hey! Did I show you the gold strappys I got a few weeks ago? yeah, that was fun..after enjoying an outing with them...you know..... to bond properly...lol I nearly broke my neck shutting the garage door! Twisted my ankle and had to wear my tragic sneakers for a couple days! Wedgies are tricky! I ll try and snap a pic of those for ya.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Its been so pretty out days and evenings. Huge moons and fantastic sunshine! I am trying to whip my yards into shape and my nails took a beating between playing in the earth, and cooking my brains out for no apparent reason. Mowing needed Corona, and that was awesome, however........beer and mex food is a suicide mission on weight loss programs. geez...I sabatoged myself! But...it was fun. I had a few friends over late night and we enjoyed the fruits of my labor. Lord send me a gardener, a bug killer,a stud finder,and a computer geek. Other than that, Im good. well, and a super lotto winner ticket.
Altho.... I must say, I did manage to pulverize my own moth the other night! barefooted! yep! go me! the little creepy thing was hell bent to get into my cotton and he paid for it. I was nearly as victorious as I was braving a snowy Donner Summit, but not quite. Baby steps they say. Have a marvelous Monday dear blog readers, im off to work on a really puckery king....grrrrr
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Happy Easter! He has risen, and so will I!
Even though I am taking care of business, and without my Lovies for like the FIRST time in my life...I am cooking...lol you really arent surprised are ya? Naaaaaa
I know I should be in church this morning, but the football stadium is rough on the shoes? I know...really lame excuse....Im cooking...Im quilting...Have a wonderfully blessed day! love your guts!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
How is everyone? I am quilt Woman...as much as I can anyway. You know...inbetween all the BS which doesnt make for a good DQL,but its all good. Someday....Someday.
Do you want to hear my latest lotto lucy move? k....So I too located coinage to buy into the big 640 million dollar day right? I just KNEW there would be no better time than right frickin now! (for me to win it). I go to the market for some lettuce and bottled water case. These cases are generally kept by the exit doors. Along with the little lotto checker upper.On my way out, and before I hucked a case of water, I stopped to check my ticket. The little machine said, and I quote,"youre a winner! please see cashier! I nearly peed my pants! No wait, i think i did a little...but anyway. in one fell swoop of a step I was back at the cash out line digging for a pen in my bag to sign the said WIENER ticket. I must have been wide eyed handing it over to the checker guy because he just smiled at me and ran the ticket. Which was for 10.00! TEN DOLLARS! Talk about deflated! Shes up! shes down! And she leaves the store WITHOUT THE CASE OF WATER, Or a receipt to prove it. I still dont know where THAT went.
I shook my head and scolded myself all the way home. With no water. But I gots me ten bucks!
Serious Dork alert.
Its really difficult being me these days.
Love all yalls guts!
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
My neice still patiently waits for her birthday...lol
She is 19 today. I patiently wait for the 11 months AFTER my birthday!
This lil Woman is adorable, charismatic, funny and fine! Loves life so much and cant wait for each new chapter!
Jackie Loves her friends and family fiercely! I love that passion in my family members. We do it big, right or wrong? LMAO!
Happy Birthday Lil Woman! I love ya!
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The best thing about my pistachios are they health benifit of the natural protein. I can have a palm sized amount of nuts, fullfill my snack desires, feel full, and I havent destroyed my health plan!
It sure beats sitting down with a bag of potato chips and feeling like a L.O.S.E.R. afterward!
This is my nut dish. I keep it handy at all times however I know better than to put on the feed bag and empty the bowl as nuts can be quite fattening if overdosed. I especially like the center space for the shells. Tip: these shells work great in the bottom of plante pots for container gardening! I do switch the nuts out for almonds every month or so. They too are good for you. Unless of course you buy all the flavored ones with salts or sugars. Please resist the temptation.
These natural beauties I'm told are good for my heart. People who eat nuts as part of a heart-healthy diet can lower the LDL, low-density lipoprotein or "bad," cholesterol level in their blood. High LDL is one of the primary causes of heart disease. I dont want that! I also wish to thwart off any blood clots, which I have found this to be true of nuts as well.
I am improving with every step I take toward a healthier lifestyle. I cannot believe the things I am learning about my "old" way of eatting. ( and all Americans!) Im going incredibly slow with progress, and I still have a cookie sometimes. Because I love them! I wish that I had been more educated 20 years ago. I really do. I want to live to see my mug on that Smuckers Jelly jar when I turn 100... I think I am on the right track. Finally!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
And non admitted followers alike:
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I am trying hard to move quilt content to the website keeping GDG more personal. Business, more business. Please oh please visit above link and click on the follow me button over there. Then you can keep up with
A. My soap Opera here ( affectionatly known as SUDS.)
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C. Make me very happy
Thank you Dear Blog readers, I`ll do my very best to give ya lots of inspiration in both areas!
And ya know theres Ginger`s site, but she doesnt talk so much? LOL
Love yer guts!
Labels: Quilt Speak
Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
The new addiction eh? I have some thoughts on it. ( you knew that I would!) The best thing about Pinterest is not just having fun dreaming. Its not planning the perfect home, meal, outfit, trip. For me, its opening up what I have created, looking at each of the compiled boards I have pinned to, and discovering something VERY COOL! ME! No kidding! I opened my "for the home" board one day and as I was shopping i my own store I noticed who I am in a nutshell! My personality comes through and its all the same even tho it was all "pinned" at different times. Its like a G Book! All about me!
Home Board: Walk into my home and I swear everythings round, unique and fanfreaking tastic! I love my place!
Humor Board: What a goofball I am, things that give me a tickle.
Food Board: I am a damn good cook! WOW! And so are my Foodies! I KNOW chit!
Fashion Style: With a little work, I look like I have always looked, only smaller! YEH ME!
Quilty Board: YEN CAN QUILT! And so can her buddies!
Jewelery Board: I open it up, drool, and say YEPPERS, Its Moi`!
Now, Do I hold tonights winning lottery ticket? I just might!
Now here's another Pinterest Plus. Why google anything when we can find the best sites for what we need right there on Pinterest??? Yeppers! There are like minded people and artists right at my fingertips! No web searching required! Love that!
What a great promoter tool for our businesses!!! Go Me Again! Marketing with emotion! Just my style:)
Ok, so Dear Blog readers, go sign up and make an all about you book! Then let me know so I can go to your house, in your closet, eat your food, and laugh out loud at your sense of humor. I dig it. ( dated me opps, my bad) Old Hippie?
Have fun on Pinterest!
Please Dear Pinterest Peoples, Please dont change a thing! DONT PULL A FACEBOOK ON ME!
Love yer guts!
Labels: WEB REVIEWS
6 chicken thighs with skin and bones
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 red bell peppers, cut lengthwise into 1/3-inch-wide strips
1 onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
1/4 cup dry white wine
Pat chicken dry and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and fresh ground pepper.
Heat oil in an ovenproof 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until just beginning to smoke, then cook chicken, skin sides down, until browned, about 5 minutes. Turn chicken over and cook 5 minutes more, then transfer to a plate.
Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from skillet and cook bell peppers, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes (to taste), and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add wine and boil 1 minute. Nestle chicken, skin sides up, into pepper mixture and cook, covered, over moderate heat until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Turn on broiler. Remove lid from skillet and broil chicken 4 to 6 inches from heat until skin is crisp, about 1 1/2 minutes
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Well, I guess I'm courageous! Who knew?
How are ya? No cooking for me today. All about the quilts. I gots priorities member? I do have a fantastic one for you tomorrow!!! Stay tuned!
I just shut down the shop. Watched American Idol and quilted.
I am working on a king this week. All house. Loving it too! I'm feathering it to death. Well feathers go with neighborhoods right? Just think of the birds! I have also been hard at work job hunting. Money hunting. Familiar hunting. Just hunting. I feel like a hunter gather-er. grunt. I eveb hunted down a new cake recipe for Blima to make for me! LOL ( G doesnt bake, its too damn precise) Well, thats not true, sometimes I bake. But right now Im losing weight member? No baking! So my goal is to get to Blima in summer, and eat nothing but cake!!! They dont call her Blimacake for nothing!
I miss our foodie functions. I think we foodies got together only four times. Serious fun for at least 14 of us. So many changes since then. Life steamrolled for me personally eh? When first she an I met online, I was a skinny little food and beverage director. Single. Happy. So full of life. She hasnt changed too much, me...well, you know..... I think I met Heather in the same year:) 1996... What has gone on since then is nothing short of remarkable! She has babies!! Babies!! I better go and make my tea before I get all mushed out. Miss you guys!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
This one of my favorite go to salads for snacking. Found usually at your local sushi house but its so easy and good for you, have it at home! Often! I do use Splenda as opposed to the sugar, I cant tell the differance. When I am at a sushi house I love to have the fresh seaweed added! Shown here as a snacker with no proteins. You know I love cucumber water eh?
I KNOW I should have been a mermaid. grunt.
Crab or Seafood Sunomono (cucumber salads)
- 1 large English cucumber
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar or SPLENDA*
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- Sesame seeds
- 1 Cup crab, or #10 Shrimps
Monday, March 5, 2012
— Lao Tzu
Its Monday. I am feeling kind. KIND OF MENTAL!
oh, sorry... this is the blog.
K, I am a happy worker Bee. I'm not stressing...nooooo I'm fine. I am super happy that its Monday!
WHY in the hell do I dislike weekends? No one else does!
I DID in fact go to church yesterday! YEH ME! I think someone told the Pastor that I was coming because I swear to Budha that he was speaking to me. Just a lil shaker , its all good. I think I'll go get shaked again next week!
I love the thursdays stitching group.. they shake me differently...lol
Have a great week dear blog readers! Keep Prancing!
M & M's include:
The king quilt Im trying to have my way with
Meeting yet another deadline without falling completley apart
A new Eagles song I heard.. Old, but I never heard it? "Old 55". Now ya know am nor never will be THAT old, but I love the song!
*Cab, song is called "Bad. you tube it!
Last nights Panko crusted lemon infused halibut... Swoon....
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Labels: Restaurant Reviews
Friday, March 2, 2012
So easy, so delicious... I think I will have this once a week to get my Omega three fix! I didnt have any Ancho on hand, but New Mexico did the job well. Thanks BlimaCake.com for the heads up! OMGoodness!!! You MUST try this soon! Did I mention how easy it was? I was in the kitchen for 20 minutes, and BAM! Back to quilting! Woohoo!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Here's the trailor! Oh man, I cant wait!
I ditched the marlboro man, Sean Connery, and even Sam Elliot to adventure with Gandolf!
I am a Hobbit, take me! Take me!
Heres hoping that yu peoples are Lord Of The Rings Fans?
Its coming woo hoo!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
– Virginia Satir
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Late gratitudes for this marvelous monday! I could have made a tell alll tuesday?
Did you have a nice holiday week end? I was sent to see the kids:) and I liked it! Does wonders to restore breath eh? I sure needed it too. Thanks kids. we had a great BBQ one night, we sang,danced, cooked, and Art sharpened all of my knives! bonus! Coffee with my heather, a valentine from sarah! and one from bec too! and then an amazing asian seafood fest the next... heres a picture of my first batch of oysters! I ate so many that I nearly popped! I really should have been a mermaid. The girls kept up with me too!Little mermaids! lol Now its back to the real world. Well...........You just read my gratitudes for this week!