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Monday, April 25, 2011

Hope Everyone Had a Nice Easter...

My 20 year old son and his friend/co-worker volunteered to dress up to hand out candy at the hospital they work at.  They visited the Pediatric ward and the Elderly Home.  My son(the rabbit) said the costume was very hot but they were glad they did it. 

My husband made these donuts(and many more) for our Easter breakfast yesterday.  It is Paula Deen's recipe.  All you need is a couple of cans of refrigerated biscuits and some peanut oil.  We dredged some in cinnamon sugar and frosted some with chocolate icing.  They were spectacular!  I don't even want to guess how many pounds those put on!

I was busy in my sewing room this past week.  I made this bag from a Gooseberry Patch book.  I thought the instructions were not very clear.  After getting half way through, I realized I had cut the fabric the wrong way.  It had never been clear what way to cut it.  So, I had to improvise and add a strap to the top.  Luckily, I had more fabric.  I also decided to put some thin elastic cording as a closure with the fabric covered button at the front.  I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  There are many more projects in that book I want to make.  I will have to read the instructions many more times and make sure I know what they mean before I cut anything!

I mentioned a possible road trip with a stop at my favorite quilt shop.  We made the trip Thursday.  I purchased these two kits.  I spent over $80-that is alot for me to spend on crafting kits!  But I have always wanted to learn rug hooking with wool strips and I thought this was my chance to have everything I need to start.  As always, Mission Rose has all these examples on the walls and displayed everywhere so you can see what the completed pieces will look like.  This kit I bought is so beautiful when it is done, I hope I can do it justice being a novice.  If I strike it rich somehow, I am going back and buying one of everything! 

I hope everyone has a great week.  It is back to work for me tomorrow.  Now I am mentally counting down to summer vacation!  If anyone out there is a rug hooker(that didn't sound right!) and has any tips for me, I am all ears.  Take care.   Nancy


  1. Hi Nancy, cute post, cute lil apron!! Thanks for sharing at my newbie party. Please add my link or button..thanks.

  2. Hi Nancy...I apologize for calling your bag an apron:) I was a little mesmerized by the donuts LOL!~Pardon the slip of the tongue there.

  3. I think it was nice of your son to volunteer his
    time for Easter most people don't think to do that.
    I would love it if you linked up this project with me if you have time today.(

  4. Nice job improvising on the bag! I really dislike when a pattern isn't clear, improvising isn't easy for me!

  5. I love the Ric-Rac embellishment! One of my favorite trims!