Saturday, July 27, 2013

Africa CQ Block

This block ended up to be one of my hardest challenges! I stitched ,took stitches out and restitched several times but now I am done and I do hope Tahlia will like it.
 my completed block

 I used the patch as a tree

 my straw hut with monkey charm

 yes my Emu was fun to stitch

 that's my snake pit

all four finished blocks just a wonderful set of blocks

Another week went by...

Thursday was a crappy day at work but I did stand up for myself, now wish I had said more and should have said how I really feel about it! But coming home to this was a nice pick me up !

 I got this for my fiend Doris to put a smile on her face, she got her bathroom all decked out in Giraffes

 Finally the Seahorses are going and the popcorn ceiling too!
it will be a few weeks before we actually get started but my hubby had two days off from work and I have a long Honey -Do-List!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Stuttgart - Germany 2013

 Schloss Platz

 Schloss Anlage

 Neues Schloss

 Stifts Kirche

 Haupt Bahnhof

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Encrusted RR Block

This is the block I finished for Margreet in the Netherlands, I noticed when I got it that two blocks had some lilac in it but it was the next morning when I actually could see that the fabric had a little purple .I had fun with adding to this block, love the Encrusted style!

 and here are the four finished blocks in this Encrusted DYB RR for Margreet!

My refinishing Project!

 We bought this little bench in Germany 18 years ago, I decided to just repaint it and got the two striped pillows on sale at Wal Mart because while shopping in Butzbach Germany this year I found these two green Gnome pillows and had to bring them home  them with me!

Our BBQ yesterday

I will not bake anything for the next two weeks! I made all these for yesterdays BBQ! Now we have to eat leftovers for weeks!

Chocolate cake

 Peach  Sreussel cake

  Strawberry cake
 Lemon cake

 my baking secrets! make sure you taste it all before using it!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Todays accomplishments

We had a four day weekend but the days went by so quickly and it`s back to work tomorrow. This morning I made these.....
  I found this on face book, yummy! Next time have to double the amount and maybe use coconut in it.

Pecan Pie Cupcakes


1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
... 1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup butter, melted
2 eggs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.

Spray a miniature muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. (The spray with flour in it works best!)

Fill each 3/4 full.

Bake in preheated oven for approx 18 minutes.

NOTE: Generously spray your pan with cooking spray with flour. Once they come out of the oven let them cool for one minute then flip them out onto a cooling rack. If they cool in the pan they'll have to be chiseled out.
Do not over fill!
 Last year I spray painted my furniture but because it was outside all year it showed a lot of wear. I decided not to paint it at this time but instead make Shabby Chic my theme. This was cheaper all pillows on sale!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Last two boxes unpacked

Well this is it for this year. I got my last two boxes from Germany and unpacked and divided it all. now it is time to use my new supplies and see what I can do with them.
 This baby yarn is for my nieces new baby girl that should arrive any day now. So glad the magazines made it in time so I can start knitting a companion piece for a dress I bought.

 yup! buttons ,trim and fabric

  Green and white to decorate a wreath sometime
  more knick knacks
 Love my Roses and these will be embroidered soon!
  my pins from the Black Forest and Stuttgart my home town
 Welcome to our house! I have so much more to show but with cleaning the garage this week end not sure if I get to upload  more pictures, just keep checking, thank you to all my Followers that leave a comment I really appreciate it!