Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Stitchery Link Party

Hand embroidery is one of my all time favorite things to do. I don’t do it as much as I used to, but that could change at any time. You know how we crafters are😏 is having a stitchery link party! Sooo, I’m posting  my Victorian Crazy Quilted Christmas Stocking for your viewing pleasure. I did a post about these way back when I started this blog , but only posted a picture of part of a stocking.
These are hand pieced from vintage fabrics and lace. Then I spend hours and days doing the hand embroidery ( about 100 hours per stocking!). I have to really like you for you get one of these! They are also large, 18” long and 11” across the toe section.
I have included closeup photos of some of the sections of each stocking.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dim Sum for lunch

When I make my pork and cabbage ( and lots of other ingredients!) egg roll filling, I make a HUGE batch. I use what I need , usually for about 18-20 egg rolls . The rest I put in zip top freezer bags and freeze for another use. 

Today I made Dim Sum and my yummy Soy and Sesame dipping sauce. 
Yummy, yummy, yummy!! And yet, it was a light lunch.... Just enough. 

Meanwhile, Plum Jam in the making right now! More on that later. 😄

Monday, February 15, 2016

Spell it!

Ok, lets see what I can come up with that is 'me'.


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Farm Girl Vinatge Sew Along

Lori Holt from Bee in My Bonnet wrote this awesome book. You have the option to make 6" or 12" blocks. For this sew along, I have decided to make the 6" block. I will post the finished blocks here as I go. I know, I know, the sew along started at the beginning of the month! However, every now and again, life steps in and rearranges my plans. Not to worry! I have next week to 'catch up'. I will be house sitting while my daughter and family go to Disney World.  I figure I can make 3 or 4 blocks a day. We'll see!
Want to sew with me? Get the book and let's do it!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Fried Chicken Salad

Take left over fried chicken ....

And make Fried Chicken Salad! 

I remember the first time I had this wonderful dish. It was 1990 and I was with a few co workers at a small cafe in Opelousas, LA. The Palace Cafe ( It's still there today, serving up the best food around!) 
Want to try it? 
Here's all you need:
A LARGE bowl
Left over fried chicken ( or run out and buy some!)
Salad greens ( I like romaine)
Two tomatoes

Sweet pickle relish 
Salt and black pepper

Take the chicken off the bone and chop it up, but not too small! 
Tear the lettuce into the bowl
Cut the tomatoes into wedges and toss into the bowl. 
Salt and pepper lightly! 
Add the chicken pieces
Mix 2 or 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise with about a teaspoon of sweet pickle relish. This is your dressing. 
Mix it in ,a tablespoon at a time ,until your salad has the desired amount of dressing . 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fun fun!

I am a member of a Swap and Quilt group. This month is QAYG Log Cabins in polka dots! So much fun! 
First time I've made quilt as you go blocks! These are 12 1/2". 
I knew I saved all those polka dot fat quarters for something! I see a QAYG project in my future!  

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Knit one, Purl one .....

Make this cute scarf in a weekend. 
I used a size 13 circular needle and this yarn. 
Cast on 114 stitches. 

Join the last cast on stitch to the first one to make a circle. 
If you want your scarf to be a möbius , twist a few stitches about half way around. Knit one, purl one all the way around. 

Continue around ( keep track of where you are by the thread tail from your case on) . 
Keep going until your scarf is 5 to 5 1/2" wide.
Then cast off. 
To cast off , knit 2. , then slip the first stitch over the second stitch off the needle. Knit the next stitch from the other needle , then slip the previous one over that one, off the needle . Do this until all stitches are off the needle. 
Clip the tail, pull it through the last stitch and weave it into the scarf. 
Now block your scarf, so it will lie flat. 
I pun mine to the ironing board and spray it with water. 

Let dry ( overnight) unpin and enjoy!