Monday, June 16, 2014
|This never photographs very good, It's called Dragon Arum. Or Dragon Lily. It has a very unique blossom, that smells like something dead for a couple of days!!|
|pretty pink peony|
|I love the purple and lime green of this blossom. Only 1 plant and it is filling up the whole pot.|
|I have extended an invitation to you.|
|White daisies that come up year after year anywhere they want to..just try getting rid of them!|
|More red lilies|
|Wish they could last until the 4th of July|
Posted by Stitches at 1:53 PM
Friday, May 16, 2014
I am entering my quilted portrait of my Dad, the Sailor at .Amy's Creative Side Quilt Festival I have not entered anything in the Quilt Festival previously so thought it would be a fun thing to do. There are many categories and many beautiful quilts for our eye candy. Sure hope you will hop over and check them out. Here is Dad's portrait quilt...He was about 28 in this picture and in World War II. He lived to be 98 1/2 and lived on his own until the last few months. We lost him in January 2012 and I still miss him a lot.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
|My Redbud tree fully in bloom, I love this time of year.|
|My tulip bed,, ha ha. My tulips have petered out so I must plant a few new ones this Fall. I have just a couple of more to bloom in the herb garden but that's about it. I haven't planted any new one for several years so what can I expect?|
Saturday, May 3, 2014
A family stitched together with love seldom unravels
Friday, April 18, 2014
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONEAll I need to knowI learned from the Easter Bunny!· Don't put all your eggs in one basket.· Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.· There's no such thing as too much candy.· All work and no play can make you a basket case.· A cute tail attracts a lot of attention.· Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.· Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.· Some body parts should be floppy.· Keep your paws off of other people's jelly beans.· Good things come in small, sugar coated packages.· The grass is always greener in someone else's basket.To show your true colors, you have to come out of the shell.The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.May the joy of the season fill your heart.Happy Easter!
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Heartspun Quilts is Pam Buda's company..she designs quilts and also designs fabric's for Marcus Fabrics..I really like her style of quilts and fabrics, sort of "folksy" and that's my favorite style also. Check out her website and see if you don't like her too!!! Thanks again, Pam...Sew until next time, I hope you have a Stitches kind of day...........
Monday, March 17, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
JOE CARSON'S GINGER COOKIES
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. ground cinnamon
1 t. ground ginger
1/2 t. ground cloves
1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. shortening ( I used butter)
1 cup sugar
2 T. molasses
water & sugar
1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt and cloves.
2. In a large bowl, beat shortening with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup of sugar and beat until fluffy.
3. Add egg and molasses. Beat until combines. Add flour mixture and beat on low speed until well combines
4. Shape into 1 1/2" balls. Dip into s small bowl of water and a bowl of additional sugar. (For a lighter coating, just dip in sugar)
5. Arrange balls 3" apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in 350 degree F. oven for 15 minutes or until light brown on bottoms. Cool the cookies on wire racks. Makes 20 cookies
Footnote: I used a small cookie scoop, it measures 1 1/4" across. I just dipped half the cookie in water and then sugar. I baked about 11-12 minutes and removed from the sheet in just a few minutes. This made about 40 soft and chewy cookies. This recipe came from the Midwest Living Magazine many years ago and has remained one of my all time favorites. I hope you will try them and like them as much as I do. Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day.....................................
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
If anyone would like the recipe, just let me know and I can post it in a day or two. Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day......time for another cuppa!!!!
Monday, February 3, 2014
Janome page to find all the particulars. I found another freebie that looks fairly easy and quick to make. (I need to get off this computer) This one was at Cottage Quilt Designs, a fun blog to look around at her posts and patterns. Sorry, 'it' won't let me drag the tablerunner picture down here, %&%(*#) Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day!!!!