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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

World Hello Day

World Hello Day!
Woke up with a headache this morning that would not go away and I know what caused it. Nicotine yes nicotine, I order an electric cigarette and boy am I overdosing :o) I didn't realize what an effect it had on me until I did this. Benefits, first I need to reduce the amount per cylinder and make sure I do not over do it. It is odorless, and the smoke is a water vapor, so it does stain anything, and finally, it is not HOT which eliminates burning holes in everything or starting fires.
If you are interested you can get it here: and if you use this code, you get an additional 15% off your order which pays for your shipping.
In the promo or coupon enter: 366397 And it gives me credit for my next order.
Thank you for your support.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Again

Received the fabric to start the Mystery Quilt from AQS. I'm already a week behind and do not know when I will be getting at it. I'm not much in the mood to do much of anything. It is almost like "I don't give a damn!" about much of anything. Well that is about all around here except that I almost have all my Summer clothes put away and the Winter clothes ready for the really cold weather. I really don't care much about that either.
Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It is Mystery Quilt Time

What better to go with a new mystery quilt, but home baked rolls and doughnuts. Yum!
Yesterday morning I was up around 7 and started with Dad Funk's Rolls. The recipe was found in the midst of some cookbooks that Ma Funk gave to DH when she moved into her smaller house. These are fabulous rolls and would be wonderful when made into Caramel sticky buns or an fabulous Orange Roll. mmmm good!

Then this morning, I got up thinking it was really early, don't know if I read the clock wrong or if it was really earlier than I thought, anyway, off to the kitchen I go again and this time using the leftover mashed potatoes from Sunday dinner, I whip up "Diane's Potato Doughnuts". The story behind these little beauties is really cool.
My first husband, now deceased, wanted potato doughnuts. We had traveled down state to Chambersburg or somewhere like that and had Glazed Raised Potato Doughnuts made by the Amish and they were really yummy.
He mentioned it to a friend at work who told him that his wife had a recipe for potato doughnuts. My boys love this recipe and several time actually thought I had lost it. I also laugh at the note that Diane left for my husband on the hand written recipe. Both of these recipes have to be made by someone who has a workable knowledge of baking and cooking - so don't get burned or hurt or upset if you need to use your brain to do these. So if you need to use up those leftover mashed potatoes from Sunday dinner, here is the perfect way!

Dad Funk’s Dinner Rolls

In a small sauce pan heat ½ cup of milk, 3 Tbsp. butter and 3 Tbsp. sugar.(DO NOT BOIL) – cool to lukewarm.

In a measuring cup (glass preferred) mix ¼ cup warm water and 1 pkg. yeast

In your bread maker set at dough, add all the ingredients and 1 egg slightly

beaten and 3 cups of flour.

When bread maker is done, shape into rolls and place in a well greased pan and let rest for approximately 10 minutes.

Bake @ 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or golden brown.

Brush with butter and remove from pan to cool.

Diane’s Potato Doughnuts

1 cup cold mashed potatoes

1 cup sugar

1 cup milk

4 tsp baking powder

½ tsp nutmeg

2 eggs

½ tsp salt

2 Tbsp melted shortening

1 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients except baking powder and beat at medium speed.

Add flour, it takes about 3-1/2 to 4 cups at this time add the baking powder

Mix well, but not over beating. Roll out on well floured board, or push out

like pizza dough. Cut with doughnut cutter, deep fry until dark golden brown.

Coat with plain granulated or powder sugar to your liking.

There, give those a try and invite me over for coffee.
Then there is the Mystery Quilt. Well, I'm on Step 4 & 5 and ready for next Friday. The more I work on this the better I like the colors and pattern of the fabrics. I'm also finding out that I love working with Batiks. The cut pieces hold their shape and once ironed they pretty much stay that way.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Saturday Morning

Remember Saturday mornings when you were young and a working mom? Ah yes, the leisure breakfast then the fight to get anyone to help you do the weekly housework so we all would have some time to play during the weekend.
It is often too funny watching TV and seeing all these spotless houses with the swiffer sweepers, and all the food commercials with the paper towel one wipe clean up... Oh, wouldn't it be lovely if it were that easy! There is only one house that is that neat that I know of and that is my ex-daughter-in-law's. Tracey's house is always spotless and everything has a place. Me, well I live here almost 24-7 and I'm a collector, I will not say hoarder, I don't know why I don't but I get spurts and then I start throwing. I am almost there and once I start there will be no stopping me.
OK, DH is giving the dogs a bath, seems Ms Boots brought a whole circus with her, that is a FLEA CIRCUS for sure and it is driving everyone nuts including me. You see when you are not well, bugs know it, be it mosquitoes or FLEAs, and the bite me like nobody business.
OK, he needs help.
See you late, Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise.

Friday, October 7, 2011

All Right a new Mystery Quilt is

Started. Now this morning I put the first sewing into it. It took a whole of 30 minutes to complete the step and now I have to wait for another week for the next step. I have a feeling this is going to be a very long process.
We are talking about going to the Steam and Gas Fall Show tomorrow. We wanted to take the motor home and stay for the weekend but nobody returned out call for a reservation, so we will just go down for the one day!
I'm headed out to the Sewing Loft now to work on a couple of new projects. I have one quilt on the Long arm, and two tops to be sewn. I also want to put together a table runner using my Accuquilt cutter, but haven't decided on what fabric I want to use yet. I do have an Autumn colored table runner done and another one that needs to be put together and quilted, ah that may be the ticket for today.
After getting something to eat the dogs and I will be back out to the Loft.