Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cool Embroidery Sites

Lately, since decorating the baby's room, I've been getting into embroidery, especially vintage embroidery. Since I'm a cross-stitcher, it's only natural to do this, and I can do it with my feet up, unlike scrapbooking. Swollen feet have been a major issue.

So, here are some really cool blogs and sites that I have found and wanted to share with you. Enjoy!! (lots of free vintage designs) (lots of free vintage designs, challenges, and drawings) (more vintage designs) (lots of fun vintage and comtemporary designs) (great stuffed items) (retail as well as cool ideas) (fun stuff, not just embroidery)

So, check out these sites and enjoy!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Cool Website for kid's crafts

I was online looking for make and takes to have at the library and found this website:

They have a lot of ideas perfect for the season, of food, crafts, books, etc. Check it out!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Forgot to post! Jenni Bowlin Page

Here is a page that I made after Scrap Etc. of Jenni Bowlin and I. I used her products and even one of her techniques, the paper flower behind the photo.

Pages from the October Tally Rally

I forgot to post the pages that I created at the October Tally Rally for Tallyscrapper. Here they are!! I have more that I will post later!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Recipes that I'm using

This is a list for future reference of recipes that I am using this Thanksgiving. I will add more as the week goes on. Feel free to try any!

Grandma's Fruit Salad (my favorite)

Dressing on this salad keeps very well in the fridge. Easy to make the day before.


6 red apples cored & diced (do not peel)
1/2 of lemon squeezed
1 C. mini marshmallows
1/2 C. walnuts chopped (not too fine)
1/2 lb. red grapes, cut in half (can use more if desired)

Mix together in big bowl.

Dressing Ingredients:

1/2 can of pineapple juice from crushed pineapple
2 eggs beaten with fork
1 tbs. flour
1/2 C. sugar (mix flour & sugar together 1st)
1 tbs. stick butter
1/2 C. Cool Whip (do not mix in with other ingredients on stove)

Cook until thick stirring contstantly in small saucepan on stove. Chill - overnight is best. Before putting over fruit add 1/2 C. Cool Whip.

Serves 8-10.

Prep. time: 30 minutes.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Sorry I haven't blogged in forever. A lot has been going on that has been keeping me busy or too tired to get on here. Here is the update of the last 6 months:

I'm pregnant.

It's a girl.

I am 6 months along.

I'm huge.

I have a head cold/flu.

I still have morning sickness, unfortunately.

I've only scrapbooked once since getting pregnant. It was at a Tally Rally in SC.

I'm having fun thinking about the nursery.

I want to get started on the nursery.

Nursery will be red and white vintage. No cartoon characters or ladybugs please.

March can't be here soon enough.

I'm scared to death of the upcoming labor.

My sister-in-law is pregnant with her 4th kid.

Well, that is about it for now. I'll try to post regularly now, not in bullet form. I miss everyone!!