Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Facts of Life in the Digital Age

I copied the joke from Judy Martin's last newsletter, I thought it was so funny. Thankfully, I'm way past the time when I would have to have this talk with my kids!!

A little boy goes to his father and asks, “Daddy, how was I born?”

The father answers, “Well son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway! Your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on Yahoo. Then I set up a date via email with your Mom, and we met at a cyber cafe. We sneaked into a secluded room, and googled each other. There your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive. As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall, and since it was too late to hit the delete button, nine months later a little pop-up appeared that said, “You’ve got male!”  ;-)

  Have a Stitches kind of day..

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Artisan Bread-My First Loaves

I was reading Esther's Blog the other day and she was talking about baking Artisan Bread and how easy and how good it is. I've been making bread since I was in high school but have never tried this method.  It is easy and it is good. I used a 10" cast iron griddle to bake mine on and it really worked fine. The picture shows both loaves on the griddle but I only cooked one loaf at a time on it. I just think it looks so darn pretty. Well, that's it for tonight, just wanted to show you my should try it.  Check out Esther's blog right here:  Not only does looking at her bread, make you want to make some but she has some awesome applique patterns..I think her applique is one of the best!!! Sew I hope you had a Stitches kind of day.....see ya soon...

Friday, May 25, 2012

Fairie Garden Progress?

This is not my Fairie Garden House, so don't get too excited...

My Fairie Garden progress is next to nothing..However, I did get the trunk cut down to the size that I think will work..The above picture is one that I took in someone else's yard. That's more or less what I want to do with my tree trunk. I did get it cut down, now I'm waiting for my guy to come and build my roof..he said he would be here last Monday or Tuesday but so far, I have not seen the white's of his eyes!!!  I guess I must call him again soon.

It was a big trunk..
Can you see the Fairie Garden House????  I hope you will in the near future, they say Patience is a Virtue, well, how am I doing?????

Monday, May 21, 2012

Granny Aprons

These are the 3 aprons that I made for my two daughters and daughter-in-law for Mother's Day...they liked them!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

My Fairie Garden Future Home

I have been planning and looking for fairie garden "stuff" since last winter. I have been buying a few plants, and couple have been given to me and I want to get started!!! I've been nursing the plants along now for over 2 weeks and they need to be in the ground. But alas, I have a tree trunk that needs to be cut off and I can't seen to get anyone here to do it. I have contacted a tree cutter twice this spring and he has never shown up. What's a person to do??  The picture above is the  future home of the fairies, not very attractive, is it??
But I have already had a visitor..Remember my encounter with the tree frog last year?   He's back!! Well, of course, I'm not sure if it is the same one and I highly doubt it actually but whatever.....I heard him (I'll call him, a him since I don't know for sure) last week when I was working in the yard and then I found him on my rusty garden gate the other day. He looks so big in the first picture but you can see a small white blob in the photo below and that is the tree frog.  The black line on the tree is the cutting line guide for the tree cutter. ( I just saw him at a school event this afternoon and he said he would be here on Monday or Tuesday!!! And then I can get started on my Fairie Garden, I'll keep you posted)  Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day..