Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lucky me ...

 Have you visited Rebeckah's blog, Rose Creations?

I am a new follower to her blog.   Check it out -- Rose Creations, handmade by Rebeckah.

She is very creative + an endless talent for making things!!!   She had a scrap box / Summer giveaway & I was happy when I heard from Rebeckah, that I was a winner of her scrap box ...

I received a box at the post office, and when open .... all these goodies popped out!

Thank you Rebeckah!!!

She has a better photo on her post --- HERE.

Imagine me, going thru all the fabric pieces - multiple colors and patterns!

Oh what fun --- have my iron plugged it ...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

week-end went too quickly ....

Jasper keeping my sewing machine seat warm ....
I won a giveaway & the box of goodies arrived [photos to follow in another post].

Last night, DH and I went into Chicago, listening to the hockey game
on the radio ..... went to the
[tee shirt -- gotta have one!]
City Winery [couple blocks from Harpo Studio].
We went to the 2nd, 10pm show
for Margo Timmins, Cowboy Junkies.

I could listen to their music all night!   Anyhow, got so
swept up in her voice, the band, their
sound - and forgot to snap a photo while they were performing.  First song --- Sweet Jane.
They performed a couple songs from Kennedy Suite, their Nomad series,
and song, West of Rome [I think that was the title], song from their
first album, song name escapes me [the album before Trinity Session], and of course
Trinty Session album songs.   Walking after Midnight just rocked.   

Nice venue, great sound, perfect seats.
Wine, rose, was ok [I'm spoiled by Oliver Winery].   
Didn't have much traffic to deal with.

Finally a sunny/windy day --- took Tori's stuffed toys
OK, my toys, too --- outside.
Once back inside - all fresh!!! Now to arrange in the
doll beds and top of wardrobe.   Such a fun task to
end the week-end.

Lafayette Lacemakers is having a Carrickmacross Lace Class
following their next meeting.
So, I obtained a couple second hand books - which arrived - and I enjoyed going thru ...

Think I'll do better with some hands-on instruction.   
Keeping my fingers crossed Mother Nature cooperates.  Looking forward to the class.

I had made a few bracelets & of course my Mom's broke.
Guess I need more beading instruction!!!!   This time I added double jump rings.
Fixed my Mom's bracelet - and mailed it ... what a week-end.
Time goes quickly.   

Monday, October 21, 2013

Alexander's Fav: Corn Pudding Casserole

One Can:    Cream Style Sweet Corn [14.75 oz]
14.75 oz  [Frozen] Corn
3 eggs, beaten
1 pkg Jiffy Brand:   Corn Muffin Mix
1/2 c Sugar
1 stick of Butter, melted

Combine ingredients.   Bake 375, uncovered 60 min, covered 20-30 min.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Goodreads has been good to me

In yesterday's mail ...
William H Coles

I think I'm a short story and historical fiction junkie ...

Still reading:

Daniel A Smith
Historical Fiction

If you are not familiar, GoodReads has giveaways and
First Reads on their site.   Take a look at what is listed!
I've had a shelf and put some of the books on it that I've read.   It is a challenge 
to read as often as I'd like!!!!!

Recently purchased
Alice Munro's

and finished ...

Debra Dean's

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

randoms .....

I had some freshwater pearls, purchased from AIC and Michael's.    Strug them with seed beads and completed five bracelets.    A lot of fun!

Probably should have used jump rings .... maybe I'll remember next time.

Isn't this neat???

Thx GF!!!!   So Charming!!!!!


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