Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wishing you all a very.........

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..........Happy Thanksgiving........
from our table to yours!!!!!!

edgar, Rico, Peaches, Smokie, Lolly and Wahumpa

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Little Bakin'

Gentle Friends, I had a request to make some lemon bars... so that's what I made Sunday.......

..... I found many recipes online and went with one I found at AllRecipes.... by Chef John, you can go HERE for a copy.  They were really nice and lemony and the crust is...... shortbread, so you can't beat!!

That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,

Monday, November 24, 2014

Startin' A "New" Piece of Stitchin'

Gentle friends, over the weekend - when I wasn't running around, cleaning something or cooking something.... I felt the need to start a new stitching piece.  I haven't a clue as to why I wanted to start something else, I have two piece in the works for upcoming Exchanges - and really should focus, but the needle leads where the needles leads..........

"January Cat" - 36ct BoaF "Sandpiper" - using my WDW Conversion

... it's a bit on the wonky side as I took this with it still in the q-snaps.  This is the first in the series of Monthly Animals by Nickyscreations.  When I first saw one of them I was drawn to these cute things - so prim and proper for each month.  She has released 11 of the 12 animals and I am stitching them not as individual pyn pillows, but as a single largish sampler.  I have also converted the called for DMC floss choices and shifted them all to WDW's floss so there is a little more colour interest.  This first square is called "January Cat."   The lovely piece of linen is a 36ct Birds of a Feather "Sandpiper" - from the first incarnation of BoaF - I found it on eBay and have been saving it for something special.

That's about it for today - thanks for stopping by, dos top again soon!!

Take care,

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Few Friday Foto's

Gentle Friends..... I took some snaps of the who hounds to share this cool, cold, damp and rainy Friday...

... I did some laundry last night and the Peach got the duvet cover as soon as it hit the sofa.....

..... you couldn't peel Lolly off her heating pad....  we found this at an estate sale a few weeks back  (we've worn out 4 or 5 over the years).... and the hounds love the warm spot....

......Smokie was chillin' in his house.... he likes to be on his coat and the plaid blanket, only the plaid on.... go figure.

That about does it for today sports fans, have a super weekend - we're supposed to be getting more rain tomorrow!!  

Take care,

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

Gentle Friends, we were out and about Saturday Thrifting, and overall it was a bust, but even with not quite the selection we're used to I did find a few treasures....

... from l to r - a box of sweet little handpainted glass ornaments and when I saw the Rosary box I thought that was all there was, then I popped it open and out fell a sterling Rosary, I bought this for Rico, then I found the Brown Bag shortbread pan, called "Norwegian Trees" for $4 - what a deal!!!
 One of my all time, and I mean all time favorite cookies is shortbread. I have loved Walkers for decades, but I've never tried to make shortbread.  On Sunday afternoon after Mass, I thought, "I'm sure I can do this" and sure enough using the recipe on the web site.................. slam bam - in a pan - from start to finish - about 45 minutes later out of the oven popped.......
..... this delectable piece of pastry - I'll never buy shortbread again.  I think I got scared and left it in a few minutes too long as it did brown a bit more than it should, but it is (was) oh so good!!!  That large crack on the right is were I caught it on the pan when I turned it upside down....

...... while still warm I cut it into pieces and sprinkled a little sugar on top for sparkle.

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by, do stop again soon!!

Take care,

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Some Fall Treats.... and some Tricks.....

Gentle Friends, I thought I would talk about some good things and some questionable things..... first up are "Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Caramel Swirl" - found at Food and Wine.  They were a little bit of trouble but ooooh sooo goood!!!

........  a bit late for October and all the "PUMPKIN" stuff everywhere... but we found these at Safeway, and let me tell you, delicious!!!

Now, for the odd .... you know I do like Peeps. every season, every year, year in and year out for as far back as I can remember - mmmmmm good..... so when I saw these I thought, why not try them out.  I'm always up for trying the new and unusual.......

... so I got them home and after opening and dumping them out this is what came out.......
... and they were super sticky - they tasted very sour, that was good - but were weird chewy and just too sticky........  and then on to the very odd.....

......  we were at Bev Mo (for those that don't know what this place is click HERE for more info) picking up a libation called Grey Goose, and saw along the back of the store dozens and I mean dozens of different sodas.  I found this bacon one and thought "I like bacon" so why not give it a try...........  now, I chilled it, poured it over some ice and took a sip....... odd I thought, took another sip and thought not just odd but not good.  It tasted like liquid sweet Bac-O's bacon bits.  I poured it out and learned a lesson, to skip the next bacon flavoured soda.

There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fall Exchange Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, the last couple of months I took part in a couple of Fun Exchanges.  The first one was "Haunted Harvest Exchange" with Terri over at Dixie Sampler,  I sent my exchange partner this.......

...... from l to r clockwise.... while in Paris I picked up a packed of thread winders at Sajou, and in Sarlat I picked up a porcelain thimble with geese, I also knew she liked Stacy Nash and so I kitted up a Hallowe'en project and the stitched piece I sent was a "Welcome Autumn" pyn keepe from Sweetheart tree.  My partner had a family emergency and couldn't finish out the Exchange, Terri very generously offered to put together a Angle Exchange in its place and when it arrives I'll Post a snaperoo.

I also took part in the Autumnal Exchange over at the HOE and my partner sent me this super hanging piece.  It was a freebie from Nickyscreations, and I sent this pyn keepe.....

...... a Freebie called "Just a Little Autumn" from San Man Originals......  These were fun Exchanges, I have a couple more coming up.......

That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Couple of Warm Who Hounds

Gentle Friends, I think I'll leave the week on a warm note.... once again I was rushed at the door by the hounds.....  I'm not sure how they know it but they always know when I'm bringing in warm from the dryer laundry to fold...... 

... I just tossed the sheets on the sofa and the Humpie jumped in the pile super fast....

... and as I was separating out the under ware and socks from everything else Lolly made a nest out of that stuff.......  

That's about it for today sports fans - thanks again for stopping by have a super weekend and see you next week!!

Take care,

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Little Pile of Goodies

Gentle Friends, after our Serving at St Anthony's we headed out to an Estate sale - it was way across town and we just made it,  they were closing at about three - I picked up some fun stuff....

....  the Geisha Ware Bowl the two DVD's, the transfer ware "Mother" mug and the aluminum mechanical forks (salad tongs?)....  I picked up the white McCoy vase and Waterford decanter at a thrift store I stopped at Friday evening on the way home - not too bad for not really trying......

That's about it for today sports fans - thanks again for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Little Helping hand

Gentle Friends, this past Saturday we spent a bit differently than we usually do.  We did the marketing very early - "bagelling" it at about 7:30 and then on to the Safeway and back home by 8:30.... then it was out the door and down into the Tenderloin to St Anthony's Dining Room.  We volunteered to help with the hot meal they serve everyday all year round - I didn't take my camera but found a couple of snaps of St Anthony's on line.....

... they have 6 of these large cooking vats to make all the food they serve.....

... and although I'm not in this picture I did wear one of the purple aprons.  We have thought about doing something like this for a long time and when an opportunity came up to help we said yes.

It was such a great experience that we have now signed up to work at least once a month helping to serve meals or whatever needs doing in the dining room. You can read more about the dinning room HERE.

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!
Take care,