Monday, November 13, 2006
(The idea for the candlemat and the leaf fabric came from my dear friend, Evonne....thanks, girlfriend!) :D This is a little flannel candlemat that I made recently. Really a quick little project. Great for instant satisfaction. :D The other side is a Winter flannel so I can just flip it over after Thanksgiving. I've almost finished appliquing the Jan Patek piece, so I'll post a picture of it in a couple of days. Thought you might like to Homer Kitty's little Halloween face. He really is a Halloween cat. He's very black with a sparse sprinkling of white threaded through his coat. The light from the camera doesn't do his shiny black coat justice. :) It made it up to 56 today, and the sun finally came out about Noon, so it felt like a heat wave compared to the days we've had lately. So I cleared the marigolds from my flowerbeds. I had a gazillion volunteer marigolds this summer. I really enjoyed them. I wanted to try dyeing wool with them but you know that dang "round two it"? LOL Well it just never showed up so I decided today was the day for them to go. So glad I got that little chore done. I have a couple of volunteer holly bushes that have sprouted up that I hope to get moved tomorrow. The ground is just right for transplanting since we had rain on Saturday. I really hope the hollies live. I've always wanted one of the holly trees. Had tons of energy today. Felt better than I've felt in a couple of months. Maybe the lethargy is about to vaporize. :) I even went for a walk this afternoon. I have just been so draggy for so long, I had just about forgotten what it was like to have some energy. :D I have a roast with potatoes and carrots in the crockpot, and I will make a pan of cornbread to have with that. I also made a Cool Whip Fruit Salad that is absolutely yummy!! I've been wanting it for over a week now, so I may just have to eat LOTS of it!!! *grins* Thought some of you might enjoy this recipe as well. Cool whip Fruit Salad 1 reg.size cream cheese, softened 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 large container Cool Whip 1/2 c. lemon juice 1 small can crushed pineapple, drained 2 reg.size cans fruit cocktail, drained 2-3 bananas, sliced 1 small bunch white grapes, halved 1 cup pecans or walnuts Drain fruit well. Cream cheese at low speed. Add sweetened condensed milk, mix well. Add cool whip, mix well, add lemon juice, mix well. Stir in fruits and nuts. Garnish with coconut and cinnamon sprinkled on top. Chill.