Saturday, December 5, 2009

Patrotic Christmas Decorations

Bought in the mid 1980s at the now defunct "El Toro Marine Corps Air Station". Something that just screams "Merry Christmas You Devil Dogs" :)

Made for Dec. 2001 Christmas Uncle Sam Santa. Made mostly out of felted wool.

Hand Appliqued Hand quilted.

Christmas Deadline

I could maybe get this one done....I have 21 days to do it :)

With 19 days left till Christmas, I've gotten this far in two days :) My version uses up several blue and silver snowflake prints.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Festive Cranberry-Pineapple Salad

                               Got this recipe from my friend Wendy in MI

1 can 20 oz. crushed pineapple, undrained
2 pkg. (of the 4 serving size) or 1 pkg. of the 8 serving size of Jell-o brand raspberry jello
1 can of whole berry cranberry sauce (16 oz.)
1 medium apple chopped
                              2/3 cup chopped walnuts
                             1 bag of frozen raspberries (thawed)

Drain pineapple reserving the liquid in a 1 qt. liquid measuring cup.
Remove 1 T. of the pineapple and reserve for the garnish.
Add enough cold water to the pineapple juice to measure 3 cups.
Pour into a large sauce pan.
Bring to  boil.
Remove from the heat.
Add carton(s) of Jell-o.
Stir for at least 2 minutes until the powder is completely dissolved. 
Add cranberry sauce and stir until the mixture thickens.
Pour into a large bowl.
Chill for at least 1 1/2 hours or until slightly thickened.
Stir in remaining pineapple, apple, bag of frozen raspberries and walnuts.
Stir gently.

Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.  Top with reserved pineapple. Turns out appearing a lot like the picture below.  

Oh Christmas Tree

Monday, November 30, 2009

Off White Christmas Stocking Finished

Modified Thimbleberries Bits and Pieces Stocking Pattern
Machine Pieced.
Laces and trims stitched by machine.
Beads done by hand.
Bias cut binding.

Back side of the stocking.