Sunday, February 12, 2012

Who doesn’t like to eat out – I feel honored! – Reds and what-ever!

This has been a busy month so far…I’ve done little in the house but with just the two of us it doesn’t get too bad so a little dusting/vacuuming here and there we’re good to go…and go we have!

Been to Janesville 3 times this month already – visiting my aunt, lunch with friends and a fish fry at a cousins house last night and then a church concert this early evening.  Hoping this week keeps me home and warm and cozy!
Nothing planned for Valentine’s dinner, going to be just another day here but that’s okay too.

Thursday we had lunch at a Mexican restaurant I’ve been wanting to try in Janesville and luck had it that Paula chose that place and it did not disappoint me…but I can’t be a real testament to Mexican food as I always and forever get a Chicken Chimichanga – I seem to be stuck in one mode at these restaurants. But I like them so why not!
Cozumel rest

After we had lunch we went back to their place for dessert – Paula has always had a special way of entertaining and this day was no different. She made a wonderful Chocolate Bread pudding and a Gingerbread – which was made from Martha Washington’s original recipe and goodness it was delicious.
She served them up in little demitasse cups and mini dessert spoons and forks.
This couple lives to restore homes…I’m not sure how many they have restored to date but so far this is my all time favorite…it’s an early 1800’s Cream City Brick – just gorgeous. AND IT’S FOR SALE!
I took photos and will post a TAB at the top later this week when I have time to go through them.  But for now here’s the exterior.
Front of house 2
Side of house1
Side of house
See the arched windows…this used to be the Carriage house…but the doors were gone. Rick had windows made for the openings – isn’t it a beauty!

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I was also experimenting with ‘Pennies’ for designs and made a pillow and I’m loving it – the bad thing is that I can’t find the fabric now to make more pillows – glad I have one for myself!!!  It goes so well with one of my chairs don’t you think? And this is made from pure Wool, not the Wool Felt that I use for my other designs.
new pillow 
new pillow up close

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Jody over at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking is giving away a rubber stamp if you will post her blog on your site…I chose the sheep – it came yesterday and I can’t wait to use it.
She has several to choose from on this page here:
Kind of difficult to see just what it is so I ‘borrowed’ the line art from her site.
THANKS JODY…you were so quick with sending off my stamp!
Sheep rubber stamp

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I want to thank ‘A Primitive Place Magazine and Country Journal’ for something wonderful they did for me. One of the writers, Dan Weaver, wrote an article on Penny Rugs and they used some of my designs as examples…how honored I was…THANK YOU AGAIN!
Penny Rug Article My Colonial Home Feb 2012

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You know I’ve been seeing so many wonderful blogs with all their Valentines and hearts on them and I don’t have any…maybe just one or two but not nearly enough to do a post on them so I caught some of my RED’S throughout the house…many of my accents and accessories are red – so Red goes with Valentine’s Day I thought – and I added some olde tyme Valentines in my header - enjoy!
Red group 1 
Red group 2
Red group 3
Red group 4

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Something I can’t forget…last night at the Fish Fry there was a dessert to die for!  Now I don’t like that phrase…I rarely use it so forgive me for using it here but it just came out.
One of the guests brought MILKY WAY KRISPIES.
Now mind you, I DO NOT LIKE RICE KRISPY TREATS…never have and never will…these are similar but ALL CHOCOLATE…oh my…you gotta try them.
I brought 2 of them home and cut them in half again…they are sweet and rich so small pieces go a long way.
Milkway bars
Milky Way Krispie's
8 Reg. size Milky Way Bars
1 Cup Butter (2 sticks)
6 Cups Rice Krispie’s
1 12 oz. bag Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Butter (1 stick)
Melt 1 cup Butter and candy bars in pan
Stir in Rice Krispies
Pat into 9x13 pan…make sure it’s patted down solid
Melt Chocolate Chips and 1 stick Butter – stir till melted and blended
Immediately spread over bars…cut into squares

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And lastly…a customers Penny Rug all ready to ship. I had to back the runner so that meant I couldn’t leave a frayed edge so it has the blanket stitch all around the edges and it lays much nicer this way too.
The colors are the customers choice…Black/Red/Mustard…I laid it out so many different ways and it just kept looking bright and also not very ‘coordinated’ so I decided to use the black as the base color and work with the other 2 colors for the other pennies…I really love how it turned out.
Customers penny Rug Finished
Closeup pr 


Before I forget…Lynne from Prim Doodles Blog was having a give away on her blog and I won this banner!
You can find her blog here:


Well that’s it…seems I have a lot to chat about tonight…but I will have to be working on orders this week so no time for posting on the blog – guess that’s why I packed it all in this one…I will get to you though and see what’s up in your world.

Blessings to everyone