Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fun at the Fair


We had so much fun at the fair.
This quilt won a blue ribbon, best of class and Peoples choice!
The pattern is called Comforts of Home by Bee in My Bonnet.


This one won a blue ribbon! 
This is one of Lori Holt's patterns called Remember Grandma' Apron.


This was one of my favorites to make. And it won't a blue ribbon too!
This was from one of Jenny Doan's tutorials on YouTube under Missouri Quilt Company.


This is anyone one from Jenny' tutorials. And it got a blue ribbon too!


Another Bee in my Bonnet pattern from Lori's calendar, and a blue ribbon winner too!


But I do have to say the fun on of the fair was my grandson Jackson winning a blue ribbon for the cookies he made all by himself! He was so excited.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Bake Sale Caramels

We love these!
And there is a football bake sale tomorrow so guess what is being made at our house!

Grandma's Microwave Caramels

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

Opt: nuts you can add these if you want in the last stirring

Combine all ingredients in a big microwave safe bowl. 
Cook 6 minutes in the microwave on full power stirring every two minutes.
Pour into a lightly greased or buttered 8 inch or 9 inch square baking dish.
 Let cool.
 If you want, after they are cool you can cut them and wrap in wax paper. 
Store in an air tight container.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Making A Vintage Pincushion

I just love Pincushions and making them from vintage pieces is one of my favorite things to do. My Daughter found several of these Milk glass candy dishes and brought them to me. I love how they can hold scissors and stitch pickers. So I decided they need to become pincushions.

I just sewed a few hexies together and stuffed it with walnut shells, lavender and batting.
And no pincushion is complete without a bit of bling.
Now I am thinking I maybe will give this one to a friend.
but which one....
These a few of my other pieces I just love!
The girl planter is perfect for pencils, rulers, scissors etc!