Sunday, November 29, 2009

More Metal ATCs

Here are just a few more metal ATCs to trade this Friday in Toledo OH.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Puzzle swap

I'm in a puzzle swap and the theme is things with wings. They are double sided and have a hanger.
Enjoy them!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving recipe

Here's a recipe I make every year for Thanksgiving. My mom used to make it.

Cranberry-Orange relish
4 cups cranberries chopped
2 oranges (peeled, quartered and seeded)
1 1/2 cups sugar
Mix and chill. Makes 1 qt. I add walnuts.

I think it is better if made a couple of days in advance.

Metal ATCs

Dec. 4 we are trading metal ATCs in Toledo, OH. Here are a few I've made in preparation.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Retro lamp repair

My sister goes to a lot of auctions and picks up things on the curb. She got this lamp and gave it to me but it didn't work. I went to Lowe's and an employee was showing me where the kits were to rewire the lamp (because I asked for that). However, he told me it is usually just the socket. He then told me how to determine if it is just the socket and how to repair it. So, I purchased the stuff and fixed it myself for $3!!! I had another lamp I got at an auction that did work but my grand puppy chewed the plug off. I fixed that myself, too, since I've waited many months for my husband to do it. Really makes me mad to see how quick and easy the repair is and I've waited so long for help. I'm just so happy with myself I could explode!

I'm showing two with the light on so you can see it works and one with the light off so you can see the cool shade. It's that old fashioned gold speckled stuff.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

sunflower table runner

I obtained this pattern at the quilt store and just finished quilting it today!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Frieda Kahlo/Day of the Dead Swap

Eli, Puff & I were in a swap and got these dolls back.

Weekend Challenge

Linda & I drove down to Puff's on Friday and we are always excited to see what books she has. I was interested in Stitch Alchemy and Image Transfer Workshop. There was another book by Interweave about making purses from paper. I loved the techniques on the paper!!! Saturday Teri, Chantal, Eli and Sue joined us and we had a challenge. We each brought something and we altered it with what we brought. Why is it when you go away, no matter what you take it is NEVER the right stuff? Enjoy the photos! Hope Vicki can join in next time.