Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cherry Winks Cookies

Cherry Winks cookies are an old Pillsbury Bake Off winner. I have been baking Cherry Winks for years.
They make a festive Christmas cookie
made with marashino cherries.
Cherry Winks from Pillsbury.com

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Little Golden Christmas Books

These old Little Golden Christmas books are fun to collect. I put them under the Christmas tree every year.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Raggedy Ann and Andy

Several years ago I found this holiday
edition of Raggedy Ann and Andy.
They are dressed in Christmas fabrics. More red theme posts here:

It's A Very Cherry World!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Merry Meerkats

The meerkats at the zoo are fun to watch. They enjoy watching people.
I want to knit sweaters for them.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Brandied Fruit

This is an old recipe clipping from Southern Living magazine for brandied fruit.
It is good over ice cream or pound
cake. I use peach brandy.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Home Front Knitting

Knitters were encouraged to knit warm garments for soldiers during times of war. The American Red Cross
furnished knitting patterns and yarn to volunteers.
The Red Cross Museum has some vintage knitting patterns posted at this link.

American Red Cross Museum

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


This Sadler teapot reminds me of my favorite Red Rose Tea. See other red
theme posts over at this cute blog.

It's A Very Cherry World!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall Fishing Tellico River

One good thing about Fall fishing in
Tellico is no snakes. I did see quite
a few wild hog tracks in the wet sand.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Vintage Little Red Hen

This vintage version of The Little Red Hen has a copyright of 1939. The vintage quilt was made in the 1940's.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pumpkin Baby Hat

This pumpkin baby hat was adapted from an Ann Norling knitting pattern. The roll brim will fit any baby's head.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Keep Your Sunny Side Up

Who knew frying eggs could be so much fun? Sunbeam fry pan owner's manual 1953 B.C. (before cholesterol)

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Little Red Hen

One of my favorite stories is The Little Red Hen. She is industrious
and self-reliant. The little red hen also wears an apron, and bakes her own bread.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Artisan Bread

Artisan bread made by hand is fun but messy. I used King Arthur flour.
No-Knead Crusty White Bread: King Arthur Flour

Friday, September 24, 2010

Knitting Slippers

On the needles is another pair of TV slippers in discontinued Chunky USA.
They are knit flat then sewn together
at the heel and toe. Size 10 needles.
Cuddlemocs.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

African Violet Fabric

African Violets are my favorite plants.
This African Violet fabric would make a cute apron.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

French Market Soup From Southern Living

There is no date on this old clipping from Southern Living magazine for French Market soup. It requires
2 cups of mixed beans. A pint jar of mixed beans along with the soup recipe card makes a welcome hostess gift.

Mixed Beans In A Jar

Buy several different kinds of beans
and put them in Ball Mason pint jars for gifts. Canning jars are on sale at my local Walmart. Years ago I cut out a recipe for French Market Bean
Soup from Southern Living magazine.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Crochet Granny Square

When you crochet a granny square
to about 36 inches, you have a lap robe ! Your crochet grows in your lap
and keeps you warm at the same time. Great TV watching project.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Quilting For Charity

This quilting book covers several organizations in need of quilts, and
includes a pattern for each charity.
From Civil War quilters to today's
quilts for veterans the need remains.
Other topics include kids, pets, cancer,
aids, and homeless needing quilts.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Elizabeth Zimmermann 100th Birthday

Knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann would be 100 years old today 8/09/10.
Her practical and down to earth style
of knitting has helped many knitters.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Martha White Cornbread

My grocery store had a special sale promotion on Martha White Corn Meal Mix. A discount on a cast iron
Martha White limited edition skillet
by Lodge was available to shoppers.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cupcake Fabric

It is too hot to bake cupcakes, so I bought this cupcake fabric at Joanns.
It would make a cute apron.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Our Daily Bread

I bake bread almost every day. This recipe for Classic White Bread is on
the back of the Kroger Active Dry Yeast packet. I have used both bread flour and all purpose flour with good results. Use 1/4 cup of the warm water to dissolve the packet of dry yeast with one teaspoon of sugar.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Martha Washington Knitting For Liberty

Martha Washington was a knitter. She organized
the ladies to knit socks and caps for the soldiers.
You can read about her knitting in the book No Idle
Hands The Social History Of American Knitting by Anne Macdonald. Interesting facts about patriotic
knitting during wartime are covered in the book.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Twinings Cold Brewed Tea

With a forecast of 97 this week, I purchased some Twinings Cold Brewed Tea at Walmart. It is too hot to put the kettle on. Comes in English
Classic, Mixed Berries, and Green Mint. Brews in cold water 3-5 min.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tellico River

I enjoy fishing on Tellico river before
the snakes, ticks, gnats, chiggers mosquitoes, poison ivy, and tourists

Friday, June 11, 2010

Knit Baby Bib

This white cotton baby bib is knit from a pattern in the Mason Dixon
knitting book. I forgot to sew on the
button for the right side strap!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Apron Pattern

I need to pick out some fabric to sew an apron from this pattern I purchased from Indygo Junction.
The name of the pattern is Lucy & June (Ricardo & Cleaver? ) style looks vintage

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Knitting For Good

I am not just knitting, I am changing
the world stitch by stitch. Interesting book about charitable knitting for a greater good.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Strawberry Bread

Strawberry Nut Bread Recipe from Betty Crocker
I used 2 and 1/2 cups of fresh sliced
strawberries instead of frozen berries
in my strawberry bread. It freezes well.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Strawberry Apron

I stitched up a strawberry apron for my kitchen. It's strawberry season !

Friday, May 7, 2010

Bluebird Apron

Bluebirds are nesting in my bluebird house. I stitched up a bluebird apron for my kitchen. Fabric from Walmart.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Hummingbird Cake

It takes a lot of hummingbirds to make a hummingbird cake. Recipe is
from Southern Living magazine.
Hummingbird Cake Recipe - MyRecipes.com

Monday, April 26, 2010

Royal Tea

One never knows when Queen Elizabeth or her pal Phillip will pop in for tea. A teacup bearing their initials might come in handy.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Every year when my iris blooms
there is always a storm, rain , or hail. I quickly snapped a photo before
the blooms get all bruised and tattered from the approaching storm.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Dogwood Blooms

The dogwood trees are blooming. Time to get out my dogwood cookie cutter, and bake and decorate dogwood blossom sugar cookies.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Picking Violets

I enjoyed picking a bunch of wild violets from my yard this morning.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Backyard Blooms

I snapped a quick photo of these
Ice Follies daffodils before the rain.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Teaberry Strangler

I won this signed tea shop mystery
book over at a delightful tea blog.
Tea With Friends: "Teaberry Strangler" #4 goes to ...
If you like mystery books and drinking tea, this series is for you.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Irish Hiking Scarf

Teddy reminded me to finish my Irish Hiking Scarf. I really dislike knitting cables.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy Teacup Embroidery

Aunt Martha dishtowel from Joann's.
DMC floss color 304. I used a Dritz Iron-on Transfer Pencil and tracing
paper to transfer the design from paper to fabric with my iron.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Dog Theme Apron

This dog fabric apron is for my brother and sister-in-law who enjoy
their dogs. Simplicity pattern 9565

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Key Lime Goodness

Open a can of Musselman's Key Lime Pie Filling, and spread it into a graham cracker crust. Chill and eat.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Green Baby Sweater

I may change the butterfly buttons
to Irish green shamrock buttons.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Birds And Fruit Apron

I thought this birds and fruit fabric
from Walmart would brighten up my kitchen. Simplicity pattern 9565.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vintage Kitchen Linens

The Kitchen Linens book is a must
for those who collect, cherish, and use
vintage linens. The book comes with a free vintage Butterick transfer.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Chocolate Cherry Cake

1 box chocolate cake mix(dry)
3 eggs
1 can 21 ounce cherry pie filling
Mix together with a spoon.
Spread into 2- 8 inch greased pans.
Bake 350 degrees for 30 min.
Cool and frost.
One pan to eat-one pan to share !

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tea Time Teddy Bear

Mrs. Bearington is dressed for tea.
I find her to be rather stuffy and over bearing.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Shower Cap Bread

My bread is rising in the pan under
a cheap purple plastic shower cap.
This tip came from King Arthur flour.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Rose Garden Tea For Two

Just when I vowed to not buy any
more fabric, I saw this purple and green tea party theme fabric by Northcott at Hobby Lobby.