Well Kimmy and I set off on Thursday for a girls day shopping and lunch..So we headed down to downtown Poulsbo a cute little town with lots of shops and great little restaurants..so we had a wonderful day of shopping and just having some girl time..I don't see my Kimmy much and when I do..I like to make a day of it...;) then we headed over to Joanns our favorite place to shop..I swear we are keeping that store in business..lol..but we found some wonderful things and tools to help me sew better..I got this neat table Ott lite for my embroidery table..my eyes ain't what they used to be..I also bought some scrapbooking flowers to sew on to the purses Iam going to make..and I purchased a leather foot and a zipper foot..it is universal..just a quick flip and it goes the other way...they are sure spendy...but as Kimmy says: if it makes your sewing easier..so I bit the bullet on bought em...
This awesome piece of halloween goodness was found at the local quilt shop in Poulsbo..it was 9.69 a yard....and thats all I got..but I see a wonderful halloween witch made out of this...
one of the local craft stores where I used to consign had this little washboard..so I scooped it up as it will go with the laundry things I make and sell..it is one of the tiny ones..Love it..
Kimmy and I want to make some of those purses like the one I purchased at the gift show last week...only we are embroidering on them..I have so many cute designs I want to try out..I got brown, black, burgandy and cream leather like fabric..we are also going to line them..and she taught me how to do zippers..boy do I feel like an idiot..only took 33 years to figure it out..;) what can I say...so Kimmy taught me on friday when I went to her house for some more girl time and sewing..she has a huge sewing room and we needed the space so off I went..she always teaches me new stuff..she used to tailor clothes..so I always ask the expert when I need help..
bought some fabric to make new seat cushions for the out door furniture...getting old and not so cushy any more..so got the seat padding too..that green one is the old one and I will use it as the template..
I got this really pretty table runner at the craft store where I used to consign..it was only 12.95...and it is reversible..it is on the picnic table...
and here it is..with my candles and glass insulators..are you still wondering what I am using the baby crib bumper pads for...
well here it is!! I made chair pads yesterday at Kimmys from the fabric we bought on thursday..and toda I added those button shanks that you cover with the fabric and sewed them all on...now our Tushes will be much more comfortable...we are having a bbq tonight hopefully with the neighbors..and having ribs and that potato salad recipe that Sue of Country pleasures shared a while back..this will be the 2nd time I have made it..and it is so yummy..the tators are mashed basically in a food mill..takes a lot of work..but it is worth it..so yummy...and a salad from the garden...the ribs are on the stove as we speak simmering away for 2 hours in beer juice..then you slap them on the grill with barbeque sauce for the most mouth watering fall of the bone ribs you ever ate..trust me..this is the way to go..once you try this..you won't go back..
here is our sunflowers..they are taller then the deck now..and just starting to get their buds..you can see Tucker walking by..he looks puny in comparison..the stocks are about an inch around..or more..they are going to be huge..I can't wait for them to bloom...Well we are getting our heat wave this week..today was about 80 today and tomorrow 84 and monday 87 and tuesday 91...yuk..hate it..but Monday hubby is back to having Mondays off in august but starting this monday as they switched early....so we are going to the movies and dinner...our date day...we don't do it much and it is nice when we can..:)
to this one ....I love it..still has the plastic on it..needed to be sure I am keeping..got it at the craft store in poulsbo too..I love the black and white...goes perfect with my other decor in the kitchen..what do you think?
Okay last but not least..Carolee gave me this can of watermelon soda...a mutual friend of ours Colleen is a flight attendant and got this in florida..Carolee isn't a soda drinker and thought I might like it..so I opened er up today..and it is so sweet and refreshing and tastes like watermelon..I love the can..I need to figure out a way to incorporate it in my crafting...
this is the other side of it...so you folks in Florida are holding out on us..this is great stuff...love the color of the soda too..
Okay before I go..I have to share a recipe that I got from Nan when we did our show last week..it is called
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 pkg. (reg) vanilla instant pudding
3/4 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup sherry wine or cooking sherry
2 cups powdered sugar
2TBS. cooking oil
1/3 cup orange juice
mix the 3 ingredients together
Mix together cake mix, pudding, oil, wine and eggs. Beat for 4 minutes with an electric mixer..Pour into a lightly greased angel food cake pan...I am thinking you could use a bundt pan too.. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. After removing from the pan, prick the top of the cake repeatedly with a large fork.. Pour the frosting over the top and down the sides of the cake.. sprinkle with additional powdered sugar.. well I hope you are enjoying your weekend and staying cool...Take care and have a great rest of your weekend....Thanks for stopping by..;)