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Saturday, June 14, 2014

A NEW Tool

Do you ever have a difficult time seeing the contrast in fabrics because you just see color?  A new notions available to quilters allows them to see only gray scale so you can see only contrast.  I like the Sew Red Clip On Glass naturally because I already wear glasses.  The Sew Red Glasses are regular glasses for those who don't wear glasses.
Easy enough to flip them up....aren't I just a vision?  ROFL :)

I've been quite busy since returning from PA.  Hopping around town and the internet I've seen lots of great things and I thought I'd share a few with you.

While hopping on the internet I found a very fun tutorial to make this n the internet I found the neatest Pin Cushion Scissor Fob...naturally the elephant grabbed me and now I've got to make one for myself.

The tutorial was written by Karen at Faeries and Fibers Blog. 
Perhaps elephants are not your thing, no worries, use any fabric you love and you'll have a fun scissor fob or a wonderful gift to share.

Hopping around town took me to the local urgent care with my youngest co-worker.  Those trips are never any fun.
The little man bent down to pick up a "pretty rock" while he was rollerblading and rolled right over his right ring finger.  The skin and nail are damaged but the doc says he'll heal up in no time.  So fortunate :)

Last evening took us next door for a baby shower.  The happy couple are expecting a little girl, Ella May Vickers.  It was a family shower and we all had a great time.
Bryan and Elissa seemed to like the quilt I made for Miss. Ella May.  I found a label that read, "Your First Breath, Took Ours Away."  I just used a fabric marker on the label to give the rest of the details.  It was a super easy pattern as you can see, very nice for a quick gift.

Today is Mr. McSteamy's birthday so I've got to run.  I need to make his favorite cake, Screwball Cake.  I've posted the recipe before...but if you didn't see it by it is again:

Screwball Cake
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Combine the ingredients above and then mix in the following:
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp vinegar
2/3 cup oil
Once that is all combined, add 2 cups of water and mix well. 
Cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour and you'll have a very yummy cake.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and if you are a father or do anything in the way of fathering for anything or anyone...Happiest of Father's Days to you!!!



  1. We call it the 'Wacky Cake". Its one of our family favorites too. The glasses look like a good tool, and too bad about the Drs visit... those are never fun...

  2. Happy Birthday to Mr. McSteamy, I hope you all enjoy the day. I'm happy to hear your co-worker is one of us "ohhh pretty" people, it's the best way to see the world although not running over your finger would be a plus :)

  3. Wow, wish I had, had a pair of those clip ons for when I was starting to paint. I used a sheet of red acrylic, but those would be so much more handy.
    I had forgotten that cake recipe. I need to save that.

  4. Thanks for linking back to my blog and the tutorial. I hope your readers like it! The quilt for Ella May (cute name) is beautiful and I love the label you found!

  5. Glad your co worker will heal in no time. I love your quilt but so love the saying...I might use that in one later is that is are so clever, where do you get the time?

  6. those glasses are a pretty neat invention.
    OOO! I bet that hurt your little guy when he did that. Ouch!
    Pretty quilt and congrats to the couple.
    Happy Belated B'day to your hubby.


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