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Monday, February 28, 2011

World's Best (and easiest) Deviled Eggs

I am feeling quite a bit better finally today.  The sun has been out for a few days which helps, for sure.  It almost feels like Spring is here for good, but I think it is a couple of weeks too early to tell.  What is the saying "if March comes in like a lamb...."     Yeah.  That one.
I love these vintage Easter cards. I have been thinking about a spring/Easter garland that includes a few of these great pics.  Hmmmm......

Anyway....... back to the Deviled Eggs.....this is so easy and so good, you will never turn back.  Ready??  Okay!


So there you have it.  :D  You should be able to click, save and print it off.  This has been my *Secret Family Recipe* for years.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we have!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Eewwww........It's The Flu!

I was tired before my Florida trip, really tired while I was in Florida, and exhausted by the time I got home.  I went to see my PC Doctor the day after my return pretty much draggin' myself along.  I figured that a common issue that goes along with my Lyme had returned, and that is Mononucleosis (or Epstein-Barr) and the test results and my enlarged spleen did not disappoint.  However, what has really gotten me down, down, down the past week has been the Flu.  

So here I am.....

The good news is that between blowing my nose and sleeping with my mouth hanging open I have had some time to explore some new project ideas on the internet.  I have been super frustrated the past few days looking for the new Silhouette Fabric Interfacing.  It is one of the big reasons I wanted Silhouette SD, and the stuff is just sold out everywhere.  I did find ONE package of the iron on type (fingers crossed) and got it ordered today (fingers double crossed), so hopefully I can be artfully creating fabulous projects of fabulosity in the very near future.  

Oops.......looks like the Nyquil is kicking in again.


(back soon) 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super-de-Duper Valentines Garland

 Happy Super-Bowl-Sunday!!  Here in North Texas it is all we have heard about on the news for about a month now.  They have even had a countdown clock (I kid you not) at the bottom of the TV screen just to give us a second-by-second update.  *sigh*  I do like professional football a great deal, but having the Superbowl here at Jerry World is causing me burn out.  

This past week was certainly a trying one.  Like most of the country we had winter return in a really ugly way.  My son, who thank God is a sophomore and not a kindergartener, was home a record 4 out of 5 days last week.  So at least he can occupy himself and it kept cabin fever to a minimum around here.  We baked (and ate) chocolate chip cookies, watched movies, and I was free to work on projects all day long!  Since there is no snow removal equipment here, you just sort of have to tough it out until the ice and snow melt and things get back to near normal.  I keep the house stocked with food and toilet paper anyway, so I can hole up here for a month if need be.  

With Christmas long gone, the house seems a little bare now that the decorations are packed up and put away.  And let me tell you, after the gloom, sleet and snow we had last week, I was looking for a little pick me up in decor around here!  So, I pulled out some supplies and got to is the result:

If you have a few fabric scraps and a little time on your hands, you can easily make one, too!  Here is the tutorial:

You will need basic sewing supplies and/ or hot glue
Print a copy of the Pennant Template
(note: I printed it at 125%)
I upcycled an 80's Valentines vest I thrifted, and pulled together a few remnants that complimented my decor

I started with red bias tape, but ended up using black double-fold bias tape instead.  I just liked the way it looked with my accents better.  I made 16 yo-yo's using my orange Clover yo-yo maker.  If you do not have one, it is approximately a 4 inch diameter circle made into a yo-yo.  I just mixed it up with various fabrics that I thought worked together.

I wanted to give the pennants some weight, so I cut 3 layers- the face fabric, a layer of felt and a layer of flannel.  I did that for all 5 pennants, so a total of 15 pieces. 

All you need to do is just layer them together, pin to hold them somewhat in place, and sew just over 1/4" all the way around the face.  Don't worry if they are *wonky*, you will fix that in a little bit.

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