Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
I keep a stack of fabric on them:
Embroidery floss is organized by color number in plastic boxes. This particular box was originally intended for fishing supplies:
And I even have some floss that I dyed myself:
I also keep my sewing thread in a plastic box, books on the shelves, a variety of cute ribbon, and jars filled with buttons. I honestly don't think I could ever have too many jars of buttons. I'm not sure why, but they just fascinate me.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Because it is made of cotton, I decided to pre-wash the yardage first, and cut it after it had shrunk. I cut my pieces 27 inches long, and hemmed the top and bottom edges. The towels would have been ready for use after this simple finishing; but I decided to go ahead and add some embroidery just for fun.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix
1 tablespoon instant minced onion
1 teaspoon green pepper flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon instant minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until evenly distributed. Spoon mixture onto a 6-inch square of aluminum foil and fold to make airtight. Label. Store in a cool, dry place. Use within 6 months.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
What brings this all to mind, is a song that my youngest daughter has been listening to recently. It is "Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman. The story line is basically that of a little girl wanting her daddy to dance with her at different phases of her life as she grows up. Her daddy never refuses because he knows that she will grow up all too soon. I was blessed with a daddy who used to dance with me. I can remember feeling absolutely delighted when he would hold my hands and let me stand on his shoes as he danced around the room. This happened many times, and whenever I would ask him, he never refused. I am very thankful to have such vivid memories of dancing with him. So if any of you have a little girl, talk her daddy into dancing with her. It will be a wonderful memory maker.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
(And as a side note, just in case someone thinks I made a mistake with my apostrophe above, I do have two daughters that share this car.)
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009