Monday, November 16, 2009

All better now!

Hello everyone!
Well thankfully I have some fairly recent Christmas stitching to put on my blog( see above)
I made this for my Mom for her birthday last February ( didn't get it done for Christmas 08) We always spend Christmas in Sault Ste. Marie with my Mom and Dad and my inlaws and this sums it all up. Making the 8 hour drive north (van could probably drive itself) Not sure if my new stitched piece will be done for Christmas or another birthday but I am plugging away. Had the bout of ? swine or something with my daughter so now playing catch up. I got my shot last week and nothing unusual to report.
I ordered a new pattern book from " The sampler girl" today by epattern called"Kitty Kringle's
pattern book for Christmas. It has some really sweet patterns in it.
Tomorrow is the final football game to see if my son's team advances to the final game at Mcmaster University . Good luck Red Devil's !!!!
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 6, 2009

First projects

This isn't a first project but it certainly goes back into the 80's when geese were a popular country decorating accessory. I was lucky at the time to find the heart shaped mat that was a popular item then also.
My daughter and I have been inside since tuesday with flu like illness . Whether it is swine or not who can really say. Thank goodness we are both feeling better. Don't think we will go anywhere and keep our germs to ourselves till monday . Hopefully our fellows don't get it too but at least they could rest up on the weekend. Two big craft shows here at two different high schools tomorrow but I think I will have to pass.Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 2, 2009

4 Layer Chocolate Skor bar cake

Here finally are the pics of DH's birthday cake. To make this cake , bake two rounds of your fav chocolate cake( I used the recipe from Betty Crocker cookbook and doubled it) When cool , slice the rounds so you have four layers. Using real whipped cream( made from the carton) Ice the layers alternately with whipping cream and sprinkle skor bars crushed ( I used six regular size bars) onto the layers . You can ice the finished version with your fav chocolate icing . I make this twice a year for birthdays and it is better the second day as the flavours combine for a yummy cake. DD likes store bought and changes her mind every year but the guys really like the skor cake. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy November!

Thank you everyone for the comments on my last post . Here finally are the Halloween pics. My DD had a fun time out T or Ting last evening and came home to relax and have a bag of chips. ( she knows she has a dental appt this week!!) My DS had a fun time out jamming on the guitar with friends ,playing music for the tricksters in a friends garage. A Dad out with his kiddies jammed a bit with them and told them he was from Universal records!! Don't think they believed that one! We didn't get one child said DH when we arrived home. No sidewalks on our side of the street so that would explain a lot , thus we don't buy too much loot. Hope everyone had a fun night. Trying to stitch a bit on my Christmas present piece today.
Keep on stitching!