Tuesday, February 24, 2009
A friend of mine had a baby quite some time ago now...and I'm finally getting around to posting this quilt to the ol blog & hopefully will get it up on Craftster some time in the near future.
Sometimes I'm a fly by the seat of the pants crafty gal...but other times I really like to map out the craft from beginning to end...so this is one of the latter projects. I drafted the pattern on the computer...even making vector art of all the fabric patterns to see what the finished quilt would look like even before I started. I'm very happy with how it turned out & I think the little girl liked her new crib quilt!
The quilt is all cotton...backed with flannel & tied... so it can just be thrown in the washer. I'm not a fan of drycleaning or ironing (oh the irony in that...no pun intended!)
Monday, February 23, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
(blend together in large mixing bowl)
1 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 c. margarine softened
In separate bowl mix together:
4 c. flour
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
6 c. oatmeal
Mix dry ingredients in with the butter & sugar mixture in large bowl a little at a time & when it's well blended:
add 2 c. raisins
Drop onto cookie sheet in large spoonfuls...then flatten them a bit with the back of the spoon.
Note: you can substitute the raisins with chocolate chips too! Yummy! :o)
Bake @ 350 for 10-12 min.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The kitty isn't mine...in fact I don't think he belongs to anybody & may be living under our tool shed. After the last big snow there was a tunnel dug out from under one corner of the building & footprints. He' s wild too...won't let anyone near him. Lucky kitty got a nice dinner the other night, as we had a piece of roast beef that went bad. DH said he'd put the leftovers away & forgot...so 'cat' (as I call him...giving a nod to 'Breakfast at Tiffany's') ...had quite a feast I should think!
I can handle the cold when the snow is this gorgeous & sparkly! Makes it all worth the icy fingers, runny noses, & the strange noises at night when the house creaks against the wind! The temperature got up to the forties the other day & it all melted enough to look like marshmallow fluff. Today it's been coming down again like a snowglobe. Can't wait for the sun to come out to take more pictures!