Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eat Your Carrots!

A yummy carrot cake.
Thanks to Amy of Angry Chicken who led me to a Martha Stewart recipe for carrot cake with a light icing.
I am not a huge fan of heavy cream cheese icing so this was perfect.
I made the glaze with a touch of lemon extract (from Williams and Sonoma) and it was delish!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What month is it?

That's right it's March and anything can happen.
The frost might not be on the pumpkins, but the snow is on the birdhouse. 
This snow better stop soon, pretty tho it is. 
Spring IS coming, Spring IS coming...... (how long do I have to wait???)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just 'cause

Cherry pie to celebrate spring break.
This pie is fresh from the oven and still bubbling.
New mantra: "Spring IS coming, Spring IS coming"!
repeat after me......

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Little Spring

Felt chocolate bunnies popping up.

Lovely little tulips.
We have to protect them from below freezing temps at night with a milk container cover.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Don't go nuts on me..spring is not this far along here, yet....this is from last April when I was looking around at fences in a nearby town. This one has such charm. Later in the summer a little basket was hung from the entrance gate with flowers planted in it.

Another picket type

and another

This is a dream fence...wrought iron curleques!!! Isn't it yummy?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


A little ichimatsu (friendship doll) to stitch as my thoughts are with the Japanese people whose strength, endurance and civilized behavior is so admirable in these horrible days.
Please stitch along with me if you want.
I am planning to stitch the finished work (a redwork square) to the front of a little work bag. 
To grab the image above, click on it, copy to your hard drive, and print the image.
Then use a window as a light box to lightly pencil the picture onto a piece of fabric.
I like to use a sharp pencil because it is a thinner line than the water soluble pen.
I don't see the pencil line when I'm done because the red thread covers it well.
The flower on the blouse and the mouth are to be worked in a lazy daisy stitch so be careful penciling that in.
The buttons on the blouse are french knots so just make a pencil dot there instead of the round circle.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Clean-up

Masses of fabric waiting for a home.

Here is part of cupboard that I'm painting up to keep the fabric in.