If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Stash Update

I have been busy getting a couple of my UFO's done so I haven't had time to start anything new except yesterday I did start on a Furoshiki bag. That took a yard. 
Furoshiki is a traditional japanese wrapping cloth, use it to wrap everything. Furoshiki can be used for gift wrapping, grocey shopping or even as clothing. 

I have been hemming the edges so tomorrow I will show how I made mine. Right now it's almost 11:00 and I need to get to bed so this is going to be short and sweet. 

I used only 1 yard and did not purchased any fabric. my total is on the left side.

So till tomorrow

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Today when I was out in the garden preparing it for the fall planting I would sit near the hen house and rest and thought about how it won't be long before I'll need to starting cleaning and preparing it for the winter. You see it was build about 17 years ago and it need a little upkeep. Now I would like to tear it down and start with a new structure but "the man of the place" does not think like I do. Mind ya I'm not wasteful, I am most of the time very frugal but it is not the prettiest hen house. Practical yes, pretty no. So that lead me to another thought, what can I do to spruce up "the girls" place. The thing to do would be to paint it. It's never been painted before and it would give it some  pizzazz. Now the question is what color. Not sure, I'm thinking yellow with blue trim or maybe celery with white trim. I think a light color would reflect some of the summer heat.  And none of the other outside structures are painted so I wouldn't be trying to match anything.
Do you have any thoughts on what color or is your hen house painted and if so what color did you choose?
Next thing I thought of doing to spruce it up is give it a sign on the outside with a name for the hen house. Again I had some ideas but haven't really found the one.
The Girls Place
Chick's Inn
Egg Haven
The Nesting Spot
Those were a few I could remember. What do you think?
I would love hear your thoughts or ideas........ PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

Till next time

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Egg Recipe # 26

I wanted to say a few things on about "the girls", it has been extremely hot here and very stressful on them. I had 22 hens last month and within the last month I have lost 3 hens from this blasted heat. Beside the lost of hens the heat also played a toll on egg productions.
Can't blame them.
If you too have chickens and have been dealing with these hot temps. I hope that you are fairing better than I am.

Waffle Egg Sandwich

I had seen a recipe for this on myrecipe.com and thought what a neat idea. Made one and you know what, they are really good. I follow the recipe somewhat but then used what I had on hand. So I had made some waffles and put the leftovers in the freezer. I took two portions out and defrosted them in the microwave.

bacon, sausage or canadian bacon

Preheat oven at 400 F.
You will cook your meat and scramble or fry your egg with the yolk thoroughly cook.
Place a waffle on a cookie sheet, top it with egg, then a slice of cheese and then your meat. Top it with another waffle
You will bake for about 4 or 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and waffle a little crisp.
Now the other recipe said to top it with maple syrup but I found that it be too messy. Tasted  wonderful.


I have the Best waffle recipe.  I found this one at all recipe. I was looking for a healthier one than the one I had already. It was not heavy or hard. It is light and fluffy very yummy
Submitted By: What a Dish!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 6

"This filling waffles made with whole wheat flour, flax seed meal, and wheat germ are quite delicious."

2 eggs, beaten
1 3/4 cups skim milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Beat in whole wheat pastry flour, flax seed meal, wheat germ, all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt until batter is smooth.
2. Preheat a waffle iron, and coat with cooking spray. Pour batter into waffle iron in batches, and cook until crisp and golden brown.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

It's Yarn Along day

 It is Yarn Along day and it has been a few weeks since I last posted what it is I'm knitting and reading. I have to admit that I am still working on my shawl Color Affection and I'm almost done. I should have it finish here in the next week which mean I need to have a project ready to do. I thought I would make the little dudes a giraffe I found on Raverly. I really love that site, so much is offered and I always seem to find some really neat projects. And this will be a fun one  

Melman the Giraffe
by Cassidy Clark
Cassidy Clark Designs

Then there is the book I going to start and it is in honor of Julia Child, on what would of been her 100th birthday this Monday August 15th
I use to watch her on TV many years ago and just thought she made cooking look so easy.
I had also seen the movie of her memoir a couple of years ago and loved it. 
I hoping the book will be enjoyable too.

So we"ll see.

Till next time

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Using up Stash

I have been so not sewing much these past few months but I think I have my mo-jo back. I have been able to spend hours in my "happy room" these past couple of days. I was very close to finishing 2 on my challenges off my list. I hope in a day or two to be able to post them and then I also was cutting up some of my stash for my New FO for August but I'll get to that later. I will give you a peek thou 

A fellow blogger and friend gave me her copy of a pattern she is doing, thank you Barbara.
So this week I used more than I had bought.  

Friday, August 3, 2012

My NewFo for July

It is getting to be a bad habit with me on posting a day or two late. There is a saying, "A day late and a dollar short."
I think that was written for me.
So you are thinking, what is she doing having another project to put on the list but you see I had these UFO blocks that were left over from a quilt I made many, many years ago. And when I saw an older book from Blackbird Designs I just knew I could put them to good use.

I decide I will make the Rick Rack Garden Quilt out of their book You're Invited.

So there it is
my NewFO for July and if you wan to see some more hop on over to Cat Patches.
Till next time
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