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Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Has Sprung

Is everyone getting Spring Fever?  It sure seems to be on its way here in the Northeast.  My husband is deep into March Madness, watching many college basketball games.  He has been readying our four wheelers for the fishing trips coming up soon.   My 16 year old is learning to drive, courtesy of my husband who has nerves of steel!   My 20 year old got his basketball net out and filled the base with water, convinced he was safely past the freezing days of Winter.  And me, well I am contemplating how to lose these annoying extra pounds that make shorts season not as fun as it used to be.

I made a wonderful Beer Cheese Dip this past weekend and it was a huge hit.     
Soften 2 8oz. pkgs cream cheese.  Beat until fairly fluffy.  Add 1/3 cup beer(nonalcoholic if you choose) and 1 pkg ranch dressing mix and beat until smooth.  Stir in 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese.  That's it.  Easy right?  Just serve with pretzels or raw veggies.  Yum-o!

I also continued on the path of getting to know my serger.  I made this cute quilted cosmetic case(I may use it for my sewing machine feet instead of the plastic zip-loc bag they are presently in!)  I had to cheat a little and use my regular sewing machine to put in the zipper because I didn't realize that I don't have the piping foot for my serger.  It didn't come with it and it is required for putting in a zipper.  It turned out cute and was really easy.  Next project is a pillowcase with or without a ruffled band-I may make both to get the practice.  I am enjoying the journey.

Many of you asked about the fabric I used on my sewing machine cover.  I purchased it at JoAnn Fabrics and I went back and asked them for the numbers needed to purchase or order the fabric.   It is called Vintage Sewing and is 44" and the number is:1040-7427.  The girl said you could order it at any JoAnn.  

My new Tempurpedic cloud bed arrived and is way firmer than I thought it would be.  The support is nice.  We wake without any aches and pains, but we desire a little more softness so we are in the process of purchasing a mattress topper to put on it for a little softness then we will have the best of both worlds.  

Dancing With The Stars premiers tonight and I am excited.  Kirstie Alley is who I am looking forward to see.  I hope she sticks around for awhile.  

Take care everyone and have a great week.  Nancy   


  1. My hubby would love that-chips, no veggies ;0)
    Following you now from GYCO! I'm at, if you'd like:

  2. Yum! My friend used to make this dip, but I wasn't sure how she made it. Now I know...thanks for sharing!!

  3. hiya , mmmmmmmmm will be trying this dip the weekend x your little purse/cosmetic bag , is gorgeous and i am soooo jealous of your serger boo hoo x cant wait to see the cushion covers too

  4. Oh yeah - get the Party Started!! This is PERFECT party food therefor perfect for my new linky party, Foodie Friday. Please stop on over and link up!

    Oh - and found you at Shabby Nest!