Sunday, November 29, 2009

I got a Nikon D 5000 for an Early Christmas and Anniversary Present

I am so excited about my new camera, but boy do I have a lot to learn. So far the pictures that I have taken have been super great, well just telling you what I think!!! Hopefully I can get a lesson or two soon so I know what the heck I am doing, the camera is really easy to operate but with so many options I really want to learn to use some of them.

Our 29th Wedding Anniversary at Ross Bridge

On November 28, 2009 Greg and I celebrated 29 years of marriage together. Greg booked us a room at Renaissance at Ross Bridge it was more than just a room it was the junior suite I believe, but was just lovely. Several weeks ago papa was fishing on smith lake and a gentleman asked him for a small favor and papa was happy to help. He tried to pay him, but Greg refused and gave him his business card and he called later and offered him a discount on the hotel where he worked, turns out to be much bigger favor returned to Greg. We did pay some for the room but nothing near the actual cost and shortly after we checked into our room, he sent up a bottle of wine. Nice man helped papa give me a wonderful anniversary. Later in the afternoon he carried me to the movies (now papa just doesn't care for the movies and I love to go) we saw The Blind Side and we both enjoyed it. Then we went to dinner and back to the room. I slept like sleeping beauty I think the wine might have had something to do with that. We got up fairly early and went to IHOP for breakfast that was really good too. I want to carry the grandchildren there on day in the summer so they can enjoy the wonderful pool area, we have stayed several times in Florence at the Marriott on the Shoals but I think Ross Bridge has my vote as the best placed we've stayed in years. We are kind of hotel snobs you can say, once you stay in a Marriott resort everything else is like a motel 6. God has really blessed us over our 29 years together I hope we get 29 more years too, that will only make us 75 yrs old who knows we just might make it too!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pumpkin Chiffon Dessert

This is a recipe that was given to me by a sweet older couple we knew from a Church that we attended about 16 years ago we lost touch when we moved away. She called it Pumpkin Chiffon and even took the time to write out the recipe in detail all those years ago. It is really easy and taste oh so good. I was able to get my hands on 2 cans of pumpkin at Wal-mart the other night and felt like I had won something! The recipe only calls for one, but since there is a shortage I just had to buy another one. Here's the recipe.
1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick of butter
1/4 cup of sugar
Melt butter mix with graham cracker crumbs and sugar and press into 13x9 dish
One 8 oz package of soften cream cheese
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
Beat cheam cheese add eggs then sugar till fluffy (no lumps) pour over graham cracker crust and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes let cool completely
Two packages (3.4) ounce instant vanilla pudding
3/4 cup milk
1 can of pumpkin
dash of cinnamon
1 cup of cool whip
Mix pudding and milk for 2 minutes add pumpkin and dash of cinnamon then fold in cool whip. Then spread over baked cream cheese mixture. Use remaining cool whip and spread evenly over pumpkin and pudding mixture top with 1/2 cup nuts. I have to put my pecans on at my daughter's home tomorrow because I forgot to buy them. Keep in fridge overnight for the best flavor. Serves 16

Kissing Cousin Mylee and Laken

Yesterday my cousin brought over her newest grandbaby Laken, he is 3 weeks older than Mylee. But they are just about the same length he is a little fuller than our baby girl but of course he's a boy. Mylee is know 4 months old and has really developing quite the personality. She wasn't sure that her daddy would approve of her being so close to a boy! Ssh let's not mention those kisses he gave her.

Kaylee's Knotted Dress

Little miss Kaylee was having fun this morning trying on her new Christmas dress. She just had to put those boots on but don't worry I have another pair of shoes in mind to go with her outfit. Even thought I think they are cute, my sweet cousin came yesterday and brought her a new outfit and those boots.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas Appliqued Turtlenecks

Here we go! I am now taking orders for Christmas Appliqued turtleneck shirts in red and white. They are $15 and can be ship thru UPS shipping cost starts at $3. These are just a couple of the designs available they are from she has some really cute designs. Shirts are available in 12 months - 5T.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I am no longer afraid of Minky!!!!

Ever since I made my niece over 4 years ago a little jacket out of Minky I have been afraid to sew with it again. I did make the older girls pants last spring from Minky but was really not comfortable with making a dress but I just jumped right in tonight and in less than two hours I had cut out and sewn up both dresses. And I just love them. I most likely will go back and monogram both dresses but I am waiting to try them on the girls tomorrow morning.

Matching outfit for Kaylee & Mylee

Tomorrow we are meeting a fellow blogger to have her make the girl's pictures so I have been sewing up a storm. I can't take full credit for the planning of the outfits. The little skirt ideal came from another blogger's site and when I saw it I new I had to get the fabric to make the older girl's one. The fabric I used is corduory.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

CC Paulie and BB Madison

This is for Kaylee the pattern for the top is Bonnie Blue Madison and the pants are Britches and Bloomers by Jackie Clark. The fabric is corduory and pique.

Happy 3rd Birthday Miss Bryleigh!! This is a CC Paulie made from corduory the applique is from embroidery-boutique scalloped patch applique. The font is from my software Custom Works.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Christmas Appliqued Tshirts

I just purchased these new designs I just love the patch snowman it is from a new designer this is the first one I have purchased from her and they sewed up well. The smaller designs work better on the smaller shirts.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Jumper for Tessa, Jon-Jon with Bibs and Turkey Shirt

This little dress is made by the Martha Pullen Applique Dress Book Pattern.

Gobble, Gobble I am taking orders for these shirts for Thanksgiving with all the orders I have gotten in the last couple of days I may start gobbling myself.

These are some button on bibs I made for the Jon-jon below they will make one outfit turn into several just with the change of the little bib.

I used the Chery Williams pattern for this jon-jon for my neighbors little grandson.