Monday, January 31, 2011


3 post in one day,,cant believe it..must have alot to say..well in this post I just wanted to show you all what I just relisted in my Etsy Shop,,it is one of my favorite Project Envelopes I have done..I will be making some brand new ones this week to add to the store,,and tomarrow I will be posting about a giveaway I am having which will enclude one of the project envelopes I just stay tuned and and good luck..

Would you like to meet...

Our 2 four legged kids..these 2 keep us on our toes..because I think the smaller the dog the more they have to go seems I am constantly getting up and down to let the yorkie(Toby)out..but how can you ignore that cute little face..and then he jumps at the door to be let in not 2 seconds later..what gives..but they wanted to let you all know they have new friends and they have there own without further adou go and visit Walter And Rupert and here is a parting shot of our furry kids..

Well Well...

it is monday already...boy the weekends just seem to go by so fast..we had a beautiful weather here in north florida for the whole weekend.. my hubby and I went to Amelia Island Saturday and had a lovely time..walked around and looked in the shops,,then we ended it with a beautiful walk on the beach..I can never get tired of walking on the beach,,it is just somethng about looking out into the mass body of water that there is no end in sight to..just beautiful..I did have a productive weekend also, I sewed up one sun dress for my darling grandaughter and cut out another one for her(pictures to come soon),,sewed up a project envelope in which I will be having a giveaway(posting it tomarrow so come back tomarrow)with it..and I have been stitching on Emma which I am enjoying working on it..and last but not least I made up this cute little necklace for little ole me this morning,,I was looking on Etsy at their initial necklaces and wanted one that was personilize to me..and thought I have the supplies to make my this is what I came up with,,my initinal,starfish for the love of the ocean,and my birthday stone..not to bad,,I can see my daughter-law getting one for her birthday next month with her kids initials and birthday stones on it..Well I hope you all have a peachy week,,

Friday, January 28, 2011

New New New...

I just finished up these 2 set of stitch markers for my Etsy Shop

Friday's Favorites..

Books,,I LOVE books,,and if you ask my family they will tell you that I could open my own book store,,of course I dont think I have that many...but I do have a lot..wether it is reading,crafts,decorating or self help I love them..and I hate to give my books what do you love??Do you love books?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A New Project...

This little gem has been calling my name for a couple of days now and today I put all the supplies together and I am getting ready to sit down and start it..I just love Tanya's Jane Austen patterns..they are fun to what are you stitching today??

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

As Promised..

Here she is in all her glory Devon Violet #2,,I like the pinks in this one..also I sewed up some coasters which were a quick little project,,I am deciding which quilting pattern I like ..

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I Thought ..

This was a craft blog,,but it looks more like a cooking blog..funny how we go thru spurts of things to do..I have been stitching I finished another violet but it needs iron before I can take a snap of it..but for now you will have to indulge yourself with these delishish items..Pioneer Women comes thru again,,My husband called this morning and was telling me he didnt have anything to eat for breakfast and that all his breakfast bars were I went looking for something to make him to take to work for breakfast the rest of the week,,and these popped into my little head..I had all the ingrediants on hand and so away I went..the recipe says it makes 12 but I think I could have gotten at least 15,,since I stuffed the muffin tins to the brim they are more like mushrooms then little puffs..but still are if you havent tried the Pioneer Womens French Breakfast Puffs you must,,they are Easy,Quick,and very very Good..stay turn as tomarrow Devon Violets #2 will you all have a warm and crafty day...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Devon Got a New Toy....

Look what came in the the mail for little ole me today...brand spanking new..and works last one was a singer and lasted me for 20 I am hoping this one will stand up to my ole has been over a year since I have used one and I am very anxious to use this little gem..I have already tried it out and it works beautifully..

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

In my Etsy Shop,,,

I know I have alot of needleworkers that follower my blog,, and thought that I would share some of my Scissor Fobs to you all..they are very addicting and make lovely gifts. You can find more in my Etsy Shop

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mailbox Monday,,,

These little jewels came into my home this past week,,and I cant wait to try out some of the recipes in these 2 books..also I have see good reviews of Ciji Ware books and wanted to try her..well I hope you all are having a good monday,,it is raining her but that is ok,,because then I can just sit inside and read or stitch...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

My Current Read..

I am reading the last installment of the Huxatbles siblings..the son Stephen Huxtable..the other 3 were good reads and I am expecting this on also. These were my first time reading anything by Mary Balogh and I am now a follower of her books..The stories are good and the characters are easy to follow..So what are you reading this week..please share..I love hearing what other people are reading and I also get good recommendations along the way..well enjoy the rest of your weekend, as I will be reading and watching some football..

"In a time unlike any other, a family you'll never forget . . . "Meet the Huxtables--three headstrong sisters and their dashing brother--each searching for love that's always a shocking indiscretion away. . . . In her magnificent new novel, "New York Times" bestselling author Mary Balogh sweeps us into a world of scandal and intrigue--glittering Regency England--and introduces the youngest Huxtable: Stephen, the only son. Here Stephen will risk his reputation and his heart as he enters a scandalous liaison with the infamous beauty intent on seduction. But when passion turns the tables on them both, who can say who has seduced whom? He must be wealthy, wellborn, and want her more than he wants any other woman. Those are the conditions that must be met by the man Cassandra Belmont chooses for her lover. Marriage is out of the question for the destitute widow who stands accused of murdering her husband and must now barter her beauty in order to survive. With seduction in mind, she sets her sights on Stephen Huxtable, the irresistibly attractive Earl of Merton and London's most eligible bachelor. But Stephen's first intriguing glimpse of the mysterious, alluring Lady Paget convinces him that he has found the ideal woman to share his bed. There is only one caveat. This relationship fueled by mutual pleasure must be on "his" terms. As the two warily circle each other in a sensual dance of attack and retreat, a single night of passion alters all the rules. Cassandra, whose reputation is already in tatters, is now in danger of losing the one thing she vowed never to give. And Stephen, who wants Cassandra more than he has ever wanted any woman, won't rest until she has surrendered everything--not as his mistress--but as his lover and wife. . . .

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fish Taco's

Is what was for dinner tonight,,,and I tried a new recipe and oh my gosh...they were so freaking husband who usually turns his nose up to fish taco's ate 4 of them and said they were the best thing he has eaten in while..I fried up Mahi Mahi in butter and seasoned it with Webers N'Orleans Cajun season and then made the slaw recipe that you can find here,, I am thinking we are going to have them for lunch tomarrow to since I have alot of slaw recipe left,,well what are you all making for dinner??

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Whats for Dinner???

Well I was in the mood for a big dinner and I made one..this is more like your sunday type of dinner but what the heck,,couldnt my daughter had tonight off so I thought I would be nice and make it while she was mom was british so I grew up with all types of british food,,and yorkshire pudding is one of them even thou it is becoming more american then before..the trick is to get it to raise,,I would say about 50% of the times I have made it, it has turned out the other 50% it looks like cornbread..but still taste good..tonight was a good night for yorkshire pudding as you can see it turned out beautiful,,I know alot of people make it in muffin tins but I was taught to make it in a 9x13 pan,,and as you can see it still turns out..well now that I am fat and happy,,I think I will go and watch re-runs of NCIS before I have to tackle all the dishes..hope you all are having a warm and cozy night,,,cheers..

Can you say YUMMY,,,,,,,,,

I just got done making these pretzels and pretzels bites..and let me tell you they are as good as the ones in the mall,,and very easy to can find the recipe here..

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Devon's Violet..

That is what I am calling this series of violets I am stitching,,aren't they pretty,,,violets have alway been one of my favorite flowers.. I remember my mom telling me that growing up in Devon England they would grow wild..This is the first of 6 in which in which I will be stitching..I am going to frame them in little gold frames..they are only 3x3 designs so a group of 6 will look lovely on my wall..and this is the first finish project for 2011...well I hope you enjoy them as much as I have,,Hope you all are having a grand week...cheers..

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Dark Queen-Book Review

I finished reading the Dark Queen by Susan Carroll. It is not the first book of Carroll's I have read,,and it wont be the last I have been reading her books for years and have liked everyone I have read, this one included.. One of the things I like about Carroll's books are the history she entwines in her stories..along with the plots and characters..In the Dark Queen a island with 3 sisters know as the Cheney Sisters of Faire Isle,,the plot entails the encounters of them and the Dark Queen Catherine de Medici, and the dashing comte de Renard..It has action,history,romance,and a mystical flare to it,,it is the first one of the trilogy of the look for the other two to be read this year also..

National Hot Tea Month..

January is National Hot Tea Month, so why not join me in a cup of my favorite Tea (Lady Grey Tea)and have a hot cup of tea..I was just reading up on hot tea and all the benefits tea now have..I read or heard that they are saying Tea is just as good if not better then drinking water because it will hydrate you like water but with benefits from the herbs..I have never been a water drinker but I am a big tea drinker, with my mom being from England I grew up with tea parties and just drinking alot of tea while I was growing up..I always have a big stash of tea in my why not join me in celebrating National Hot Tea Month with a cup of your favorite tea..

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hello Monday...

Well it is getting back to a semi normal routine around here,,hubby is back to work after having a week off..daughter is still out of school and will return next week,,so now I can get back to my routine and maybe relax some..Well the year started off really good,,,my daughter whom I have been pushing to get a job got one on New Years Day,,she is working at a Japanese Restaraunt and seems to like it only after one long day of working there. And I have already finished my first book for 2011, I will be posting a review in the next couple of days..I have been known to post New Years Resolutions but I have changed my mind this year,,I will post things I would like to accomplish this year, that way if I dont succeed then I wont feel guilty about it..some of them are the norm like exercising more, losing weight,spending more time on my crafts,saving money,but this year I want to add making more meals out of the collection of cookbooks I have aquired,and baking new recipes,,I would love to do what Julie did in Julie and Julia I think that would be so neat,,but I dont have the motivation to keep with I will just stick to trying new recipes out of my cookbooks..Well I hope you all have a wonderful year and may your dreams be full field in it..many hugss..