Sunday, November 14, 2010

More info about Turkey Pops


Maggi asked whether the turkeys were sweet or savory so thought I would give a bit more info.

The are DEFINITELY sweet!!!!  Crumbled cake is mixed with icing, formed into balls and then dipped into chocolate before decorating.

I searched the internet and came across this book…..

51Sqmx0K oL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_which gives lots of information about making cake pops for all occasions.   Looks like fun!!!! 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Kicking up your quilt to the next level

On Tuesday night I attended my local guild meeting where one of my best friends was the speaker.

IMG_0053  Deb presented a wonderful talk about ways to kick your quilt up to the next level.

Her excellent points were…..

  -  Audition your fabrics before you start

  -  Feature an on-point design

  -  Think outside the box for your borders

  -  Change up your blocks so that they are not all the same

  -  Use negative space effectively

  -  Use large scale prints

  -  Choose a fun binding

All great things to put into play in my next quilt!!!!


I am always amazed by the creativity of quilters and it came into play with the refreshments.  Linda made these oh-so-cute turkeys for us to enjoy……


They were the talk of the night!!!!

Thanks Ladies for inspiring me once again!!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It’s finished….whew!!

Our house is now back to normal again, except for the DVD cabinet that arrived today and has to be constructed.  Michael and I worked hard this weekend and got everything cleaned, painted and the furniture back in place.  Here is how it looks…..

IMG_0048IMG_0049  We are thrilled with how the floors look and Michael dropped a hammer on it yesterday and it didn’t dent so that is a good omen!!!

I have been really busy with a huge accounting deadline of November 15th, but that particular project is finished so MAYBE I can get into my studio sometime in the near future!!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

End of day update

Well, it is 7:45pm and the workers are still here laying the flooring….they certainly have a good work ethic!!!!

The living room is finished and looks great……IMG_0030

The kitchen is well underway…..look at the wonderful linoleum layer that they found.  Guess it matched the autumn gold appliances that were in the house when we moved in…..IMG_0033  This was our bedroom picnic dinner…..


And unfortunately, this is the state of one of our bathrooms……

IMG_0037 Apparently the toilet has been leaking at the seal and has rotted out a portion of the floor.  Not exactly what we wanted to hear, but I guess it beats finding out when the floor caves in under you!!!!

So, on to tomorrow…….

Monday, November 1, 2010

House remodeling means no sewing!!

We are in the process of putting wood laminate floors into part of our home and it is causing much turmoil.

Here is a current photo of my studio…..


When I look at this, I realize that we have WAY too many DVD’s and books!!!

Mine is not the only room in tatters….her is Michael’s office……


And this is the current state of our living room, with fresh paint on the walls…..

IMG_0027The trim in the kitchen has been primed too and I will throw a coat of paint on it in the morning before the floor layers get here.

Hopefully all will look much nicer tomorrow evening!!!!   BUT, then comes the pain of moving everything back into place!!!!

I wait in anticipation…….

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