Monday, January 30, 2012

A Gift From Elizabeth

Elizabeth made this for me today. The letter "I" represents exclamation points.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Quilt Club Block 1 of 12

In November, while visiting my local Bernina store, I signed up for their monthly quilt club. It meets once a month for a year; at a cost of $5. Last week was our first meeting.
The store supplies all the fabric needed to complete one block each month and during the class they also show samples of an assembled block.

In the packet of fabric are instruction and a paper pattern that is needed to complete your block.

When your block is finished you bring it back to class and show that is has been completed; then the store gives you, free of charge, the next block. When the year is up you have enough blocks to make a quilt.

This is my first completed block.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tattler Lids...An Update

My Tattler Canning Lids are still holding up strong. The only concern I had was in breaking the seal. I didn't like inserting a butter knife under the lid, it felt like I was going to damage the rubber ring. My solution? A jar opener. This opener used to belong to Pat's aunt and works well at breaking the seal.

The opener slips over the Tattler lid easily and all I have to do is pull up.

And presto, the seal is broken and the lid easily lifts off the jar.

Now all that is needed is a good washing and the lid and rubber ring will be ready to use again.

I am so very happy with my Tattler lids, they are wonderful. Sure wish I had known about these sooner.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Homemade Noodles

I have made homemade noodles for years and usually just roll them out by hand. After recently visiting my mom, and talking a lot about cooking, I decided to dig out the pasta attachment for my mixer.
It usually takes me awhile to get used to a new gadget and it has been over a year since I played with this.

I love how thin the rollers make your dough. Some day I plan to make homemade crackers and will use this attachment since I love thin and crispy crackers.

After pressing the dough I then switch to the noodle cutter; it makes them very uniform.

Yum, a perfect pot of chicken noodle soup.

My pasta maker is fun to play with but it takes more time than just rolling and cutting dough by hand. Now I remember why it is I haven't used this attachment in awhile.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Nerve of Some People

Last week I witnessed a man stealing from our local Home Depot store. He walked from the back of the store at top speed with a can of paint and some rollers.
He walked out the front doors, jumped in his pickup and drove off quickly. Goodness, what is wrong with people. Have we lost our morals and values?

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