Saturday, May 28, 2011

Grammatically Incorrect Cross Stitch

So we're traveling and I'm sitting in the hotel at night time working on this counted cross stitch project.
I get this far into the project when it dawns on me that something is not right.  The legal studies major in me kicks into gear and I realize the pattern is grammatically incorrect.  :(
"Who's got the button?" is the equivalent of "Who is got the button?"  Who is going to believe anyone talks like that? :)  The pattern should read "Whose got the button?"  So now I am redrafting the pattern so that it doesn't appear as if an English second language student designed it.  What a pain in the "butt" :( 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Helping the Joplin, MO tornado victims

Patrick Lose fabrics is collecting quilts for the tornado victims in Joplin, MO.  Mail the quilts to: 

Ackfeld Mfg
360 Emerson Rd
Reeds Spring, Mo 65737

Monday, May 23, 2011

No More Fattening Cooking :(

The Marine in the house has given me my orders (yeah right) to stop cooking such wonderful (translation fattening) dinners.  Sigh :(  So tonight starts the lower calorie healthier cooking (sigh again).  Tonight I didn't even need to turn on the stove, the oven, or the crock pot.  Wasn't even worth putting on an apron. 

This one is from the Weight Watchers in 20 minutes cookbook (page 65).  Turkey, Apple, and Honey Mustard Wraps

Ingredients:
1/4 cup honey mustard
4 8" reduced fat flour tortillas
4 red leaf lettuce leaves (Okay I couldn't find these so I just bought a head of Romaine lettuce with gigantic leaves)
1/2 lb. of thinly sliced deli maple turkey breast
1/4 lb. thinly sliced reduced fat Jarlsberg cheese
1 Golden Delicious apple peeled, cored, and thinly sliced.

Slop the mustard on the tortillas (Are you feeling the love yet? :))
Top evenly with lettuce, turkey, cheese, and apple. 
Roll up or fold up (who cares :))
Serve to happy husband and tell him he's killing your inner gourmet :)


Restoring our antique dresser


Before




Sunday, May 22, 2011

Gathering Friends "Stars Over the Prairie"
















Made out of Thimbleberrie Fabrics fall colors
Quilting pattern:  Maple Syrup by Willowleaf Designs (my favorite pantograph pattern company)