Today the post is a little bit about this and a little bit about that. So I worked a little bit more on the project for my quilt designer friend Kari. This is something like I said that I'm designing myself with the hope that she will make a pattern out of it for her company. This is going to be one of those bolster type pillows, you know that kind that are around 30" long and can be placed on a bench. I am much more of a sew it and figure it out as I go (with a little drawing before hand) kind of creator and when I got to this point I decided that it just seems a little big for what I have in mind. So off I went to the copier and reduced down the flowers and the pot and that's as far as I've gotten. Here's a little peek
There are many more elements to this that include buttons and stitchery and that yummy Snow Blooms fabric. I will have the proto type done by the end of next week.
I showed you the blocks and signs that I got from my sweet friend Shauna for the store and a few of you have asked me where they came from. Here is her ebay link
Check out her stuff, it's wonderful and she is a sweetie to work with and can do custom as well. Anyway when I ordered my stuff I had to get something for me, right? This hangs in the sewing cave now
Let's see what else, oh ya - yo Anna - http://thimbleanna.com/ - here is another tote that I got done at the sewing retreat
look it me, getting to big for my britches by adding a stripe, wow, where will it stop, LOL. This one came out kind of furry, so it needed a little haircut to get rid off the extra fuzz. So 2 down a few more to go.
Speaking of thimbleanna she wanted the S'more dessert I showed a few posts ago, so here you go Anna. Bring on that loose shirt you showed the other day, I can feel my pants get tight just reading the recipe LOL.
1 quart of coffee or chocolate ice cream
1 quart of vanilla ice cream
2 jars of really good hot fudge
Using a 9x13 line the bottom of it with graham crackers, cutting them to fit the pan.
spread on top of the crackers the chocolate or coffee ice cream. it helps to let it sit out for a few minutes to soften a bit.
graham crackers again
hot fudge - it spreads easier if you warm it just a bit - use the whole jar for goodness sakes
vanilla ice cream - again soften a bit
that last wonderful jar of hot fudge- safe a spoon of it to eat and spread the rest covering all of the ice cream.
now freeze it.
Just before serving it put marshmallows on top and put under the broiler - close to the broiler elements until they have that roasted look. watch closely because this will happen fast and you don't want them burnt.
my friend Kari who first made this hip padding recipe made them in individual ramekins for all of us. I wasn't that nice I just made it in the 9x13. Anyway enjoy and have a slice for me :) If you want a looky at the dessert, just go down a few posts and you will see it, it's not the best picture, but believe me sisters, it's wonderful
This is the weekend we always close the lake cottage. We just never seem to get there in the fall for some reason. So tonight we were going to have a fish fry and bonfire out there with a bunch of friends. Went out there last night to drop off somethings and make the load lighter today when we head out to go back there (we only live 25 minutes from the cottage). Well we get there, hubs goes in first and I hear "OH NO" - turns out the water heater blew a leak and there was water all over the bathroom, hallway and into our bedroom. Well now wasn't that pleasant. So after much cleaning up, we got back
into the car, came home, unpacked everything - by now it's 10:30 and hit the sack. Mr Plumber is there fixing or replacing the water heater, haven't heard yet what he did and the party will be here at the house. So I told hubs - the frying of the fish will be in the garage or on the deck, NO frying in the house. Lordy I would be smelling that all weekend. So hopefully we will have hot water out at the cabin this weekend to clean and close it for the season.
So it's that time of year where summer is just about done and fall is fast approaching. The final long weekend of the summer is here and I hope you have a safe and wonderful time doing whatever it is you have planned. As they use to say on Hill Street Blues (remember that show) "Hey, be careful out there"
See you next week