Apr 19, 2012

Trophy Mount

I dedicate this project to my boyfriend.  He loves to hunt and fish and he mostly does it in he pajamas while laying in bed.  Yes, you guessed it, the Hunt and Slaughter channel, as I call it.

Apr 12, 2012

Cooking up a storm.......

I just love cooking for my grandkids.  They just love everything I make, usually.  I made them the "Breakfast Egg Muffins", and they are such a big hit, that I've made them 2 nights in a row.  Oh yea, I do the baking at night.  The kids are all in bed by 7:30pm, it's so nice to have that peace and quiet to create, it's wonderful.

Lemon-Raspberry CoffeecakeI saw this cake in BHG's latest magazine.  I LOVE LEMON'S, plus it just looks yummy.  I bake this too last night.  I know, mine doesn't look exactly like the magazine picture, but it is fantastic.  (I cooled mine overnight, then put back in the pan).  Here's  where to get the recipe online if you don't have this month's mag. 

"More cake, please!"
 Big Hit With Miss Ella!
 (Actually all the kids, but I only got pictures of her eating it.)
Happy Baking.
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Linked to:  TIME FOR A PARTY, Happy Hour Projects, Craftionary, Dotted Line Crafts...., Crumbs and Chaos, A Vision To Remember,
Be Colorful, Bizzy Bakes, Clip with purpose, Debbie Does Creations, Brassy Apple, Not JUST a Housewife, Claiming Our Space

Apr 9, 2012

May for Me Bingo

I've met so many awesome people since I started my blogging adventure, including these quilting ladies. They are having a Blogger Bingo and I decided to join the fun. Oh, yea, I enticed my Sister and Mother (who is a quilter) to play, too.
Hosting the May for Me Bingo
Tonya at Hillbilly Handiworks (check here for the rules). 
Sharon at Vrooman's Quilts (check here for the how-to).
Snoodles at Lily Pad Quilting (drool over some prizes).
My Bingo Card

B Stars, Buttons, Elephant, Rose, Plaid

I  Strips, Lion, Spots, Ducks, Kitten

N  House, Dots,  FREE SPACE , Raccoon, Planet

 Swirls, Tree, Waves, Leaves, Crocodile

O  Flowers, Circles, Worm, Owl, Smile
I got my letters from Connie at Quilting by the River.  Thank you Connie!
I look at this card and see so many projects I've done.....

Esther Dixon's Bingo Card
B Love, Flower, Rusty, Silk, Red

I  Strips, Dragonfly, Blues, Night, Butterfly

N  Friends, Tie Dye,  FREE SPACE , Tiger, Bounce

 Paisleys, Dots, Vines, Leaves, Swirls

O Dahlia,  
Bubbles, Pink, Neapolitan, Bees
Leslie Lami's Bingo Card

B Music, Hannah, 60's, Butterfly, Purple

I  Flower, Net, Floating, Mater, Drawing

N  Quilting, Sun, FREE SPACE, Wheat, Stars

 Tie Dye, Grass, Pooh, Trees, Cutting

O Dora, Bee, Silk, Night, Cars


Happy Crafting!
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Linked up to:  Hillbilly Handiworks

Apr 7, 2012

A Match Set

My daughter Deby loved my "Hanging Towel" and asked me to make her one to match her kitchen.  I bought the towel (set of 3) at a Home Goods store. I really didn't notice when I bought them, but the towels are huge.  I cut it and used the leftovers to make a matching potholder.
I pleated this towel so it would lay right. Besides it being a little shorter, I made it exactly like the first one.      For the potholder I used this tutorial found at  Sew WE Quilt and since Deby loves owls, I knew it would a perfect for a match set.

I made the shapes needed for the pattern on MS Publisher.
Cut the shapes out of different fabrics and used heat bond paper on the backs of each. I ironed them on, then stitched around all the pieces. 
After finishing both, I could not wait to give them to her.
She loves them and hung them up right away. 
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Apr 5, 2012

Easter Gifts

I lost track of my days, probably from being on the computer so much, that I had to scramble to get the Easter gifts sewn and shipped. I was in such a hurry that there are pictures, no tutorials. But I still want to share the photos.
For my Harmy Bear, I saw the weekender tote, by Leah Williams, and based my little purse off that picture.  So Harmony's purse is a "Grammy Bear Original".
For my El Bear, I made the "Blossom Handbag", I printed the pattern at 40%, it's so cute.  Here's where to find it.
Free Amy Bulter Pattern.
Now, for my Boo Bear, I made this cool bow tie. Naturally it would only look good with a white dress shirt, I picked that up for him, too.  Here's the Free Bow Tie Pattern.

The fabric Twirl by Me & My Sister for Moda - Blue and Green 1/2 yard bundle - 7 half yards   I purchased from Stitches and Giggles.  Love the fabric.
I started Sunday night, and shipped out on Tuesday morning.  The package will arrive on Thursday.  So YAH, I got that done......

Happy Easter!

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