Monday, July 28, 2008

Sewing with Nancy Aprons click on link to see video

I tried to upload this video but It must have been too long or had a block on it. So I guess the link is better than nothing. It is a great video on aprons go check it out. :)
This video offers three types of aprons.. the Cafe apron, the TV apron and the Bib Apron. They are all reversible.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

c2003 Linda S. Amstutz.. Thank for the use of your publication.

If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull, but that's not the worst of it.

My headlights are out of focus and it's especially hard to see things up close. My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather. My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins. It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently. But here's the worst of it --

Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter either my radiator leaks or my exhaust
Click on the title to visit Linda's Website.. she has other fun stuff :)

What the Heck???????? Too funny!!!

AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual
Leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it’s not Walter
Who’s lacking intelligence.

Police in Oakland, Ca. spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded
Himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that
The man was standing beside them in the police line, shouting, “Please come out and give yourself up.”

An Illinois man, pretending to have a gun, kidnapped a motorist and forced him to
Drive to two different automated teller machines, wherein the kidnapper proceeded
To withdraw money from his own bank accounts.

A man walked into a Topeka, Kansas Kwik Stop and asked for all the money in
The cash drawer. Apparently, the take was too small, so he tied up the store clerk
And worked the counter himself for three hours until police showed up and grabbed him.

Police in Los Angeles has good luck with a robbery suspect who just couldn’t
Control himself during a lineup. When detectives asked each man in the lineup to
Repeat the words: “Give me all your money or I’ll shoot”, the man shouted, “That’s
Not what I said!”.

A man spoke frantically into the phone: “My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart”.
“Is this her first child?” the doctor asked. “No!” the man shouted, “This is her husband!”

In Modesto, CA, Steven Richard King was arrested for trying to hold up a Bank of
America branch without a weapon. King used a thumb and a finger to simulate a
Gun…Unfortunately, he failed to keep his hand in his pocket. (hellooooooo)!

Last summer, down on Lake Isabella, located in the high desert, an hour east of
Bakersfield, CA, some folks, new to boating, were having a problem. No matter
How hard they tried, they couldn’t get their brand new 22 foot boat going. It was
Very sluggish in almost every maneuver, no matter how much power they applied.
After about an hour of trying to make it go, they putted into a nearby marina,
Thinking someone there may be able to tell them what was wrong. A thorough
Topside check revealed everything in perfect working condition. The engine ran fine,
The out-drive went up and down, and the propeller was the correct size and pitch.
So, one of the marina guys jumped in the water to check underneath. He came up
Choking on water, he was laughing so hard.
NOW REMEMBER…THIS IS TRUE. Under the boat, still strapped securely in
Place, was the trailer!....

Danger Danger in the Sea

I thought this warning was very REAL and very IMPORTANT, so I am passing it on to everyone I know. Please pass it on to the people you care about, relatives, friends classmates or former classmates. It is important they be aware of this danger.

Fart in a Wet Suit!!!!!!

There was a little old lady, who every morning. Stepped onto her front porch, raised her arms to the sky, and shouted:

One day an atheist moved into the house next door. He became irritated at the little old lady. Every morning he'd step onto his front porch after her and yell:

Time passed with the two of them carrying on this way every day. One morning, in the middle of winter, the little old lady stepped onto her front porch and shouted:
Please Lord, I have no food and I am starving, provide for me, oh Lord!

The next morning she stepped out onto her porch and there were two huge bags of groceries sitting there.
"PRAISE THE LORD!" she cried out.

The atheist neighbor jumped out of the hedges and shouted:

The little old lady threw her arms into the air and shouted:

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Let's Get to Know Each Other

Play 20 Questions!

1. What is your favorite Summer Drink(s)? I like any flavor lemonade/ sweet ice tea, and Pepsi.

2. What is your favorite Summer Activity? Going vacation to CA to see my family.

3. If you could spend a lazy afternoon reading, what would be in your hands? Any novel with cops in it.

4. What is your favorite type of craft/art medium? I love to sew sew sew sew.

5. What is one art/craft supply you absolutely have been dying to have or try? Quilting not only the tops but the actual quilting of the quilt.

6. What are your favorite colors in our 'rainbow sherbet' theme? Pink, lime green, yellow, orange, aqua (or blue) Pink and Lime Green are my faves but I like them all

7. What is your favorite sweet treat? I have this little Hispanic restaurant down the road from me that makes homemade Ice cream.. They come on Popsicle sticks. I like vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate and rolled in coconut.

8. Are there any craft or art supplies you would NOT be interested in receiving? I don't do scrap book... only sewing is my bag :)

9. What is your favorite song today? The future is so bright I gotta wear shades.

10. How do you 'pamper' yourself during the hot summer days? I lay on the couch and watch old black and white movies... and suck on a Pepsi and eat popcorn.

11. Do you have any kidlets or pets? yup - I have 4 horses, 6 cats, 5 dogs, 1 goose, and my dad's Scarlett Macaw.

12. What is your best potluck dish for a summer get together? I make a great corn salad or Home made Ice cream.

13. If you could take a summer vacation anywhere, where would it be? I want to see Switzerland and Ireland.

14. Describe your decorating style. I tend to lean toward the western theme.

15. What are your initials? MlM

16. Why do you like to join swaps? I get to meet new people and the surprises are so much fun.. I like getting good mail in the box... not just bills.

17. You have 25 dollars to spend just on you for a little treat. What do you buy? ((you can list more than one thing) I would get a new movie.. and some Bath and Body Works.

18. What's one craft supply or art supply you absolutely can not live without? FABRICS FABRICS FABRICS

19. Who's the last person you hugged? My Dad and Mom

20. What's your favorite number and why? 24 Its always the first number that pops in my head... besides I see it pop up on lotto tickets all the time.

Make your own Dog Bones

My little dogs love these :)

Applesauce/Cinnamon Bones
2 1/4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup Warm Water
1/2 Cup Non-fat Dry Milk
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Applesauce
1/3 Cup Oil
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Egg

Mix all ingredients together, then knead dough for 2 mins.
Roll dough out on floured 1/4 inch thick. Use a bone shaped cookie cutter to cut out your dog bones.
Preheat oven to 300 Degrees. Bake bones on ungreased cookie sheet for 30 mins.
Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Hi everyone, Please heed this warning!!!!!!

This could happen to you!!!!

I hate it when people forward bogus warnings, and I have probably even done it myself a couple times unintentionally... But this one is real, and it's important. So please send this warning to everyone on your e-mail list. If someone comes to your front door saying they are checking for ticks due to the warm weather and asks you to take your clothes off and dance around with your arms up, DO NOT DO IT!! THIS IS A SCAM!! They only want to see you naked.

I wish I'd gotten this yesterday. I feel so stupid.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Old Gunfighter... This joke is a bit on the harsh side read at your own risk :)

A cowboy sitting in a saloon one Saturday night, recognized an elderly man standing at the bar who, in his day, had the reputation of being the fastest gun in the West.The young cowboy took a place next to the old-timer, bought him a drink and told him the story of his great ambition.'Do you think you could give me some tips?' he asked.
The old man looked him up and down and said, 'Well, for one thing, you're wearing your gun too high. Tie the holster a little lower down on your leg.''Will that make me a better gunfighter?' asked the young man.'Sure will,' replied the old-timer.The young man did as he was told, stood up, whipped out his 44 and shot the bow tie off the piano player.'That's terrific!' said the hot shot. 'Got any more tips for me?''Yep,' said the old man. 'Cut a notch out of your holster where the hammer hits it. That'll give you a smoother draw''Will that make me a better gunfighter?' asked the younger man.'You bet it will,' said the old-timer.The young man took out his knife, cut the notch, stood up, drew his gun in a blur, and then shot a cuff link off the piano player.'Wow!' exclaimed the cowboy 'I'm learnin' somethin' here.
Got any more tips?'The old man pointed to a large can in a corner of the saloon. 'See that axle grease over there? Coat your gun with it.'
The young man went over to the can and smeared some of the grease on the barrel of his gun. 'No,' said the old-timer, 'I mean smear it all over the gun, handle and all.' 'Will that make me a better gunfighter?' asked the young man. 'No,' said the old-timer, 'but when Wyatt Earp gets done playing the piano, he's gonna shove that gun up your butt, and it won't hurt as much.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Golf and the FrOg

A man takes the day off work and decides to go out golfing. He is on the second hole when he notices a frog sitting next to the green. He thinks nothing of it and is about to shoot when he hears, Ribbit 9 Iron.
"The man looks around and doesn't see anyone. Again, he hears, "Ribbit 9 Iron." He looks at the frog and decides to prove the frog wrong, puts the club away, and grabs a 9 iron. Boom! He hits it 10 inches from the cup. He is shocked. He says to the frog, "Wow that's amazing. You must be a lucky frog, eh? The frog replies, "Ribbit Lucky frog."The man decides to take the frog with him to the next hole."What do you think frog?" the man asks. "Ribbit 3 wood."The guy takes out a 3 wood and, Boom! Hole in one !. The man is befuddled and doesn't know what to say. By the end of the day, the man golfed the best game of golf in his life and asks the frog, "OK where to next?"The frog replies,
"Ribbit Las Vegas." They go to Las Vegas and the guy says, "OK frog, now what?" The frog says, "Ribbit Roulette." Upon approaching the roulette table, The man asks, "What do you think I should bet?" The frog replies, "Ribbit $3000, black 6." Now, this is a million-to-one shot to win, but after the golf game the man figures what the heck. Boom! Tons of cash comes sliding back across the table.The man takes his winnings and buys the best room in the hotel. He sits the frog down and says, "Frog, I don't know how to repay you.You've won me all this money and I am forever grateful."The frog replies, "Ribbit Kiss Me." He figures why not, since after all the frog did for him, he deserves it. With a kiss, the frog turns into a gorgeous 15-year-old girl . "And that, your honor, is how the girl ended up in my room. So help me God or my name is not William Jefferson Clinton."

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Isn't this the funniest little photo of a fur-kid you have ever seen ?
I need to get the Pitty a pair of these sun glasses!!!!

Ok to all the girlies out there that read Janet Evanovich... what did you think of the last book?????

Fearless Fourteen?????
more like Worthless Fourteen.....


I was very disappointed in this offering.. this book never took off ... the book just didn't have the quality to grab you by the seat of your pants like most of her other books.. the characters were shallow and never deeply involved.. it just dragged on.. Most of her books keep me laughing and laughing... but not this sad little one. I don't feel there was any meat and potatoes to the book. The story was even goofy..... She left out a lot of the great characters in this book... or I should say she didn't use them much in the story. I was very disappointed in it.. Right now as I sit here and type this blog.. I have bits and pieces of the book in my head.. that is how the story went.. bits and pieces skipping all around. Let me know what you think... or if I am wet behind the ears and need to shut up LOL :)

I also took the time to read the what she calls the in-between books.. I kind of like the new male character Diesel... he sounds like a huge Gary Busey type. Hunky :) And a bit on the wild side.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Bucket List

The Bucket List with Jack Nicholson & Morgan Freeman.

If you haven't seen it yourself, the general jist of the movie is that two men- one a rich billionaire (Nicholson) & one a blue collar mechanic (Freeman)- meet in the hospital as they both find out they have terminal cancer. They make a Bucket List- stuff they want to do before they kick the bucket. And then they proceed to do all the things on the list together and mark them off as they go along.

Their Bucket List:

Witness something truly majestic
Help a complete stranger for a common good
Laugh till I cry
Drive a Shelby mustang
Kiss the most beautiful girl in the world
Get a tattoo
See the pyramids
Get back in touch with...
Hunt the big cat
See Rome
What would your bucket list be???????

My Bucket List:
See Switzerland.
Go to Mount Rushmore and see the New Crazy Horse project.
Go to New England in the Fall.
See all the sights in Washington DC, Ground Zero, Visit Lady Liberty again.
Go to Abby Road follow the trail of the Beatles.
Build a studio on my property.

Do my Genealogy.

Buy another Sports car.
Shoot my first Boone and Crocket Buck.
Learn how to long arm quilt
Continue to pay it forward :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Squishey Toes? NO WAY says Cinders


Cinders the piglet has been given boots to wear because she does not like the mud.
The piglet's owners, Debbie and Andrew Keeble from Thirsk in North Yorkshire, were baffled by her behaviour when she and her siblings were let out into the fields.
While the rest ventured away from their mother, Cinders appeared to suffer from mysophobia, or a fear of mud, and just stood at the edge of her sty shaking.
After a little head scratching, the couple's 12-year-old daughter Ellie suggested kitting the six-week-old saddleback out in tiny footwear.
They asked a designer friend to come up with a bespoke pair of green piggy boots.
Cinders took to her trotterwear so well that she has been recruited to act as a mascot in the campaign to highlight the plight of British pig farmers.
So it seems Cinders' precious nature has saved her from the slaughter house.

Clever Way to Display Your Buttons

Cindylou from Apronista ...
Shared this very clever and creative way to display her buttons.. I think it is fantastic...I have seen Christmas trees made from old buttons and bobbles...but this idea is WAY MORE CREATIVE :)... the hand sewing on these Southern Bells really make these vintage buttons pop. What a grand way to show off those very special old vintage buttons.... WAY TO SEW Cindylou :)