Friday, July 31, 2009

Another giveaway!

Here. (Sheree's Alchemy) Sereiously! It's like Christmas!! I'm so excited. If you win, let's share!--And It is another lovely craft blog! I think I'm addicted to other people's projects!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's hot here!

This week has been crazy hot!!-We broke 100 yesterday and all the chocolate chips melted in my cupboard!
It's supposed to be over 100 today and tomorrow, too! Yikes. I've been making ice as fast as the water will freeze, I put 2 quilts and all the rice bags I could find in the freezer. And we have plans to swim later then, have dinner with friends who have air conditioning AND live on a lake(actually it's BBQ night for our small group, but the timing is perfect!)

But what about dinner tomorrow?? No way am I turning on the stove! How about grilled pizza?

heat up some super hot coals, clean & oil your grill rack.
Roll your dough out thin(1/4 inch)-keep it personal pizza size.(I kept each one on a floured piece of wax paper)
brush one side with olive oil-grill oiled side just a few minutes-keep a close eye, it goes fast-oil the uncooked side of dough.
flip the crust onto a cookie sheet grilled side up.
cover thinly with sauce, cheese and toppings.
carefully slide pizza back onto the grill until bottom of crust is cooked.
move pizza to indirect heat to finish melting the cheese and warming the toppings.
repeat for remaining pizzas
Sooo GOOD! We did this on Friday and Monday and will be having this one more time this week!

Drink lots of water! Stay in the shade! Have a great day!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sometimes I don't have time to sew.

This is turning out to be a very busy summer! The last couple weeks I've been too busy fundraising, hangin' with friends & family, havin' nephews over, going places, and hangin' out at our favorite spot on the creek!(hi Daddy & Mom!) Though I am of course hoping to finish a project or two sooooon! I have several very important ones going right now. Off to sweat (it's 94!!!)and get ready for some nephews to spend the night!

Mini golf & Zoo while on stay-home-vacation.

Helped set-up, run & clean up huge yard sale to raise $$ to send my 7th grader and classmates to Wa DC in the spring. (and did a car wash...this is relentless work)

ahhhhh! the creek! We may be there a bit tomorrow!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Give away day!

It's giveaway day at The Fabric Shopper Again! This time it's something I really want to win!! A gorgeous apron pattern AND the fabric to make it!! Check it out HERE!--(I really want this, so if you win...give it to me!)

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Sold out show at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Friday. So great!! And I decided Will the drummer is my favorite band member!

The weather was perfect! It looked like rain to the left. It looked like rain to the right. But it didn't rain on the amphitheatre!!

Our spot was very near the center. Great view. The lights and video were great! The performance was so good!
They did a great job keeping the audience engaged and made it feel like they were playing for you!--Right down to thanking the crowd for giving them our Friday night!! So fun.
There were 2 mini stages! one in the back of the seating and one in the front of the lawn.--this pic is our view when they played on the lawn! I love the close to stage stuff! James pulled me at a run to get such a great spot! and the crowd was pretty considerate of every one's space-considering!
Highlight--Being 8 or so people back from the stage for an acoustic cover of "Billie Jean". Awesome!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Pirate booty

What could this be?

A pirate's treasure map! Fantastic! All the plunder none of the pillaging!
(if I turn it over...)
Yo-ho. Yo-ho. A pirate's life for me!
I'm so excited about this toy! I have just the nephew to give it to! I think it'll get quite abused and used. Nothing would make me happier! (I know it's a winner because my own boys told me I should make one for them, too!)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Shop Hopping!

I spent 4th of July weekend with my mom driving down the Oregon coast just the two of us! All the way down to Florence (and a bit past Coos Bay from there). It was the most relaxing, spoiled time I've spent I think ever. I did miss my men a bit when the sun started to go down on Independence Day and no one was lighting anything on fire but, it was so nice to take a break from all the day-to-day stuff and just chill (and sew). Thank you, Mom, for a great time!!
The fun of the Shop Hop is getting a kit to make a quilt block a each shop. Mom doesn't quilt so, she gave me hers. I sewed them all up right away an will have a "free" quilt to show soon! I also bought a lot of fabric. So fun to see the different styles in each shop (The one in Wheeler is my fave).

I now have several more projects to do! I've planned a quilt & a pirate map & a Christmas stocking for myself & a pin cushion with all this great fabric. I love new fabric!

Monday, July 6, 2009

One reason I read The Fabric Shopper

So, cutest bag ever being given away here!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

In the freezer

The first pie has gone into the freezer!! Along with a double batch of strawberry muffins and 2 batches of strawberry jam and 1 batch of apricot jam, Yum! (we ate the pie in the picture...plain strawberry is not my favorite pie...Shoulda got some rhubarb!)
Processing and preserving food for my family for later makes me feel happy.

As to the Pie Makin' Apron for Tie One On...Didn't do it. But I finished 2 quilt tops so, those should be done sometime this summer!