I ventured out by myself today to visit a new-to-me store in Utah...Superior Threads. My mouth hung open and I had to try not to drool as I looked around. Seriously, it was awesome!
One part of the building had fabric. Lots and lots of fabric! I was so awestruck I didn't even take pictures of the fabric area, but I did pick-up just a littlesome a pile of fabric. The sales people were over-the-top helpful and nice. I also picked up a couple patterns and was lucky enough to meet the sweet lady who created them. Annie of byAnnie.com gave me some wonderful hints on wool felt. I'm SO going to try it! She also showed me a couple hints about a pattern of hers that I bought...I was so impressed!
Next stop was just around the corner (or down the elevator) at the thread warehouse. OH MY GOSH! I was really in thread heaven! There were rows and rows and rows, etc., etc., etc, of thread of every color and type imaginable.
Just a little of what I picked up...yes, there is purple in that pile!
(it was shared on Facebook--no idea where it originated):
One box Angel Food Cake Mix
One 20-ounce can crushed pineapple (don't drain it)
Mix until frothy and no cake mix shows
Pour into greased 9x13 pan
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes
Serve warm, cold, plain, with whipped cream and/or with blueberries
Is this just too easy!
It was yummy!
A LITTLE SOAPBOX RANT: I have often been totally shocked by the negative comments that are left on food blogs just because someone doesn't like what's in a recipe. If you don't like things made with a package mix, don't make this. If you think it is too sweet for your taste, don't make it. If overall this DOES NOT look like something you want to make or would eat, please do not make it. Most of all, I'd rather you don't tell me what's wrong with this recipe and what ingredients are going to rot my teeth or put more fat on my body. Really, I like sweet things in moderation (or sometimes I like to pig out.) I like package mixes for their convenience. In fact, I thought this was pretty darn good for something quick when you're short on time or just lazy (like me.) Stepping off the soapbox now.
P.S. I'm so thankful that no one has ever left me a comment telling me my sewing project was ugly and they hated it. LOL! Quilters are just the nicest people!
children were really little I made four lion quilts for my nieces as Christmas
gifts. I got busy and never made them for my own four children, so my sister jumped
right in and made them each a lion quilt using my pattern. What a great sister! My kids took their blankets in the car when we went on vacations, they slept with them, and they wrapped up in them to watch TV.
I love that they all still have them!
With a few updates and a larger size, I made a pattern and put it on Craftsy
(with that cute logo Madame Samm whipped up for me.)
The kid's always referred to their quilts as "The Lion Quilt" so that's what it's called:
I think there is a whole new generation out there who need their own lion quilt.
Since I had nothing else to do after getting my carpet
“it will take three hours”
…and please leave those noisy “fans going
…oh, and "try not to walk on it."
Huh? How am I supposed to do that?
The hallway to my bathroom is carpeted and my sewing machine is calling me!
As I was saying before I rambled on, since I had nothing
else to do after getting my carpet cleaned AND my refrigerator repaired…$$$$....I
decided to make Ice Cream Bread.
Yes, I said,
ICE CREAM BREAD!
I love ice cream and I love bread...works for me!
I saw a post on my sister’s Facebook page about Ice Cream Bread and because I was trapped in my kitchen (with no carpeting) it seemed logical to try making this strange combination of ingredients. It seemed simple enough, but would it taste good?
Start with 2 cups of your favorite ice cream (use the ice cream with fat not the yogurt or nonfat kind.) Melt/soften that ice cream until it is soupy so that you can easily stir it (if it isn't melted enough, it is REALLY hard to stir.) Add 1½ cups ofself-rising flour (not regular flour.) Stir them until they are just barely mixed together. Once you stir the ice cream and self-rising flour together you can add extra ingredients like banana, chocolate chips, or anything that would mix with your favorite ice cream and make your Ice Cream Bread just a little more yummy. I added half a banana.
Shovel the mixture (it’s really thick) into a small greased loaf pan (about 4" x 8".)
Double the recipe if you want to use a bigger loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a
toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
My thoughts on this thing called ICE CREAM BREAD:
It was easy to make
The texture was really good
It looked pretty
It was moist
It smelled yummy
It needed chocolate chips or something else to add more flavor
Maybe a little vanilla or sugar would help?
It wasn't very sweet, which can be a good thing for some people
Banana in it was good, but I would use a whole one instead of a half
Maybe a different flavor of ice cream would make it taste better
We're selling our house, which means the fabric and sewing supplies have to be boxed up to move.
I'm avoiding having my husband help box it up because he might see EXACTLY how much fabric I really have in that room, though I think he gets it since he's the one carrying all the boxes downstairs. It's multiplying faster than I can box it up...kind of like that Star Trek episode with the Tribbles!
My three year old Monkey Boy said, "It looks like a tornado in here."
Yes, it does sweetie, but I assure you it is all good stuff and
NO you don't need your headlamp to find your way through the fabric!
My six year old Monkey Boy told me to make sure the next house has a craft room.
He knows what's important!
I have a section in my sewing room that is set-up
just for the Monkey Boys to work on projects of their own.
YES, Debby K., I am working on my hexies in the middle of packing.
Monkey Baby wanted to help with those hexies. He loved watching all those
stitches switch from one to another...and another...and another.
But, who cares! Look at those big brown eyes!
Off I go to sew, pack, sew, pack, sew, pack...whew!
I'm too old for this moving stuff!
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