Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Flu shot...

I pulled up my big girl undies this morning and decided to bite the bullet and get my flu shot.

You have no idea how I was pacing and fretting and sweating and working myself up into a complete and utter frenzy!

I felt fine and then the itching started in my arm.

"Oh not a good thing" the nurse said.

She said to go home and take some benedryl.

To think I actually paid money to make myself sick!

* I like to give credit where credit is due.
The photo was a free photo online as I don't have a clothes line.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Quits part 2...

As promised here are more photos from the quilt show.
Please click on photos to see the detail.

ALL the quilts in the show were works of art and a labor of love.
ALL the participants were winners in my eyes!
I applaud your patience and talent.

The little train that could!

This covered bridge quilt was just amazing!

A partridge in a pear tree!

Today's special is catfish!

Lily pads and coy fish pond reminds me of Hawaii!

I wonder how long it took this quilter to hand quilt this amazing quilt?

Barn party!

It's a small world!

Love the purple with the mixed media!

The early bird catches the worm!

Birds of a feather!

Mixed media with beads!

Van Gogh Black and white quilt!

Lady Liberty!

Java King!
Elvis may have left the building but I think he may be hanging out at your local coffee house!

That's all for today folks!
Remember to scroll back to see Part 1 and also visit Sue at Rue-Mouffetard for more amazing quilt photos.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Farm Chick's Camp Bars are oh so good...

Don't you just love all the wonderful recipes each Foodie Friday? For more wonderful recipes please visit designsbygollum.blogspot.

The farm chicks have hit one out of the ballpark with their kitchen cookbook. It has wonderful photos, intersting stories and delicious recipes. Put this book on your holiday shopping list for all your friends and family who enjoy cooking and baking. The Camp Bars are totally awesome!

What recipes have you made from this cookbook?
Inquiring minds want to know.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quilts...celebrating color and fabric...

Please click on all photos to see the stitching detail.

What do two bloggers that normally play with wooden spoons do on cloudy September day? Celebrate color by attending the Cobb County quilt fair in Marietta, Georgia. Now I really can't speak for Sue of rue-mouffetard but I am so totally allergic to needles and thread.

As we entered the civic center I started to twitch a bit. So much fabric and thread and sewing machines and pattern books. My head was spinning and I was totally clueless. I was out of my comfort zone. Not a sack of flour to be found only bolts of colorful fabric.

We immediately met a gal who asked if we would like to put on a white glove. Since I only identify white gloves with Michael Jackson I was wondering if Sue and I were going to be asked to be in a dancing video. Sue and I have not tapped danced in years. What a relief to find out the glove is used to turn the quilt to see the stitches on the opposite side. So take a seat and tap your feet and take a ride on the magical quilt tour.

It was like opening a new box of crayons.
Color everywhere!

This cute mini girl quilt was just one of the ones that was offered in the silent auction.

Such a fun and modern take on a tea theme.

Peaches for Peachtree street in Atlanta.

This was a very large quilt and I found it very refreshing and fun to view
with little buttons sewed on to give it an extra bit of character.

This is just a small portion of this quilt with a China theme.

If I could have one quilt from the day this would be the one.
It was a large quilt with an ocean theme and made me feel so cool and relaxed.

Cute sewing baskets for sale with the perfect place to hang your spools of thread.

Small quilts of varying shapes and sizes for the silent auction.

Every little boy would love to snuggle under this pirate quilt and dream about treasures!

Garden of colors.

Rain showers!

How ironic that the Civic Center held quilts last week and this week
is holding cots for those who lost their homes in the floods
here in Georgia.
Please pray for the flood victims.

If you would like to see more quilts please visit Sue as she has not one but two quilt posts on her blog this week. I will be sharing more quilt
photos soon.

Sue & I had fun dualing with our cameras!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I'm a winner...

I was the lucky recipient of this Gooseberry cookbook from Barb of Bella Vista's giveaway. I can't wait to bake a new Autumn recipe. Pumpkin and Sausage Penne sounds wonderful for family gatherings and so does Pumpkin Bread Pudding. All the recipes sound delicious and easy. I will be playing with FLOUR for sure this week and I promise to post back with photos and a review of the recipe I try. Thank you again Barb for this delightful giveaway.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Autumn Press Cookies...Foodie Friday

What does a person do when their A/C is not working and the repairmen are here for the next four hours? Bake of course and think cool thoughts. I bake for the troops. Since temperatures are still so hot in Iraq (120*), and these cookies are perishable in the heat, I am sending these to Afghanistan where the weather in the mountains is a bit cooler. Later this month I will post just how you can help our troops feel closer to home.

1 cup shortening
1 3-oz. package of cream cheese
1 cup of sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream shortening and cream cheese. Gradually add sugar and continue creaming.
Beat in egg yolk, vanilla and orange rind.
Sift flour with salt and cinnamon.
Add to creamed mixture.
Fill cookie press.
Shape cookies onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Decorate with colored sugar.
Bake 350 for 12-15 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.

For more FF recipes please go HERE


Monday, September 14, 2009

41st Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mtn. Park Georgia...

This weekend was the 41st Yellow Daisy Festival here at Stone Mountain GA.
Named for the Confederate Yellow Daisy which was discovered in 1846 on an outcrop of granite on Stone Mountain, by Rev. Thomas Porter, this is one of the largest juried shows in the S.E. The Festival runs from Thursday-Sunday. There is ample parking but go early in the AM to avoid huge crowds. There are approximately 200,000 visitors each year.

Cute handmade sign for Halloween.

Don't you just love these cute little eggs for the birds to nest?

These fun wooden trucks can be used as toys or banks and can be personalized with name and birthday.

I would love one of these china bird feeders for my flower garden.

These colorful metal flowers would be so pretty along a walkway.

Whimsical stained glass animals.
This little guy made everyone smile!

These little dragons hatching out of their shells made me laugh but made my grandson run for the hills but in this case the Stone Mountain!

Who does not love a fat cat and a chalk board too?

Delicate pink Christmas flower angels for your tree.
These were so pretty.

Tiny glass pumpkins in every color of the rainbow.

Bird house cathedrals.

A broom making demonstration.

Come fly with me on a magic broom.
It sure beats sweeping!

Free samples.
Pumpkin and blueberry flavors were delicious.

Can you guess what this is?
It is an old fashion contraption to make
F L O U R!
Buckwheat flour was for sale to make pancakes.

Hope to see y'all at the 42nd Yellow Daisy Festival next September!