Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hapy Easter to you!

Not much to say but I wanted to post a picture of the yummy cake I made for Easter dessert. It is regular old yellow cake with buttercream icing and tinted coconut.

ENJOY! (I make cakes to sell if you need one!! All celebrations!)


Sunday, March 16, 2008

GORGEOUS Quilt giveaway!!

Do you love quilts? I do! I used to love big fluffy comforters but now I find that handmade quilts give me more "comfort".
There is a beautiful quilt up for grabs at Old Red Barn Isn't it beautiful? I have a picture of the quilt in my side bar but be sure to click on that link to check it out along with the details. If you don't win that there are 2 other prizes.. gift certs to Old Red Barn store.. I have not shopped there before but I am going to give it a good look! You know what a sucker I am for hand made things!!
Happy St. Patrick's Day all!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Creative Escape! why do I think I am so ambitious?!

I am headed to Creative Escape in September.. Great! I can't wait for the event! Can't wait to see Heidi again, meet Tim Holtz, Kolette Hall and her husband (great inspirations! both of them!), Jenni Bowlin.. a few others.. all of them I am dying to meet!! I can't wait to see the project classes they come up with! Especially the winner of the CE teacher spot! Jessica Guthrie. She runs a great store Kits2remember I bought my Bind It All from her with a few acrylic pieces for some mini books (that I haven't made yet! lol)
ANYWAY, the reason for this rant.. There are still a few months left BUT... why do I think I am so ambitious? I signed up for every single swap, project, event associated with the CE event! lol I signed up for the bracelet charm swap.. I have done a few before and I love to show off my awesome piece of wearable artwork! I get tons of compliments on my Christmas and Valentine ones! THEN I signed up for the 8X8 page swap.. no biggie, only 10 spaces for each group on that one.. (I took 2 groups) THEN, I signed up for the ATC swap.. THEN I signed up for.. well, you get the idea!! I guess I had better start with some of them now! lol I always say I work best under pressure.. I say that because I always work under pressure! I am such a last minute person that I don't know what working with plenty of time feels like! lol I would like to find out!
Oh well, it will all work out and be tremendous fun in the end! I will let you know how it all works out!
I am going to work on the circle journal I am doing (for CE of course) now.. Having fun with that one!
Wish me luck!

Monday, March 10, 2008

more cakes, more cats and trash..

I am sooo tired! It has been such a long week! I began my Wilton 1 decorating class last Tuesday. I made my first batch of "Wilton icing" last night.. It was thick.. I tried to frost a cake and ripped the poor thing to pieces! I am going to bring the icing in with tears in my eyes and cry.. whyyyyy? lol Seriously.. I think it has been so many years of "eyeballing" the perfect icing recipe that I am just used to mine, YKWIM? I did manage to make a rose though! lol
Mishka is still kind of sick. He is acting better but I need to have him on a special acidic diet and he hates the food! Apparently cats are not supposed to eat dry food. That is hard to do.. They both love dry food. I put about 1/2 cup down for each of them a night and for them to not have it is... well.. loud! lol They are Siamese don't forget.. talkers! big time! lol Anyway, things will turn out fine.. They are strong guys and I will do what has to be done.. even through the crying..(mine!lol)
Finally the last task of the day.. Trash... ugh! WHY do I keep it all for the night before pick up? I just hauled out 5 bags of trash! My lungs are beat! It is cold and I am tired! Being a dummy though.. I put a load of laundry in the dryer.. I am one of "those" people who can not leave the house or go to bed with the dryer running. We had a dryer fire when I was little and I still recall the smell.. and I still mourn the loss of the tiny rose bud flannel might gown my Mom had just finished sewing for me! I LOVED it! I wore it for 5 night straight until she finally pried it away from me to wash.. if I had only held out a little longer! lol oh well, funny the things I remember, huh?
Well, dryer is almost off.. night!!!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Hi again! Questions, cakes, cats and cards!

I am a terrible blogger, aren't I? I made a promise to myself that I would blog at least once a week.. well, that didn't work out now did it? lol I am actually wondering if I switch to a pay site if it would "remind" me to blog.. Does anyone have any tips on how they keep up with things like this? Let me know!!
Cakes.. I am so excited! I signed up for the Wilton 1 class.. I know the basics of cake design from the "Wedding Cake Era". Mom made wedding cakes for everyone she knew when I was little. I can recall sitting at the kitchen table (on her lap!) while she made the little roses out of sugar frosting. Then they would set and I would help put them on the cakes! I still know how to do the things we used to do even after 20 years but I am dying to learn how to do the gorgeous fondant cakes I see out there. I figured I may as well begin at the beginning, right?! My first class is this Tuesday so I will let you know how it goes!
Cats.. Mishka was terribly sick a few weeks ago.. I loaded him and Mom into the Toyota and away we went to the Pet ER on a Sunday (are you seeing dollar signs yet? At the time all I saw was a sick kitty but now.. well, now the $$ signs are lining up! lol) Turns out he had a Lower Tract Infection. I had to give him 4 days of antibiotics then load them back up a week later and do a re-check. I get there to find a surprised vet.. Why am I there so soon? Well, because YOU gave me 4 days of meds and made an appt. for a re-check in 1 week.. What? It was a mistake? So now I need to pay more for more meds (have you ever tried to give a cat a pill? Ouch!) and come back in fourTEEN days... gotcha.. what? Oh no.. no problem at all.. The cat just LOVES to go for a ride (NOT). So, Monday I need to re-load my cat, my disabled Mom and my check book (re-check is free but I am sure he will come up with something that will cost me!) and drive 30 minutes away... again... Thank God for Mom! It isn't easy for her to g out but she does so she can try to keep the cat in the back seat and out from under my feet (and the brake!) If you are of the praying persuasion could you keep Mishka in your daily prayers? He seems find but at 8 he isn't a toddler anymore.. He acts like an old man! lol
Cards.. I haven't had a chance to sit down and do anything lately! I managed to do the circle journal for my Creative Escape group and 2 cards for a SU Occasions mini swap. I used the sets One Smart Cookie and Time For You. I will post the cards later on.. Now I need to get to an ATM machine.. central CT got between 5-9 inches of snow last night and our "guys" are here to shovel the walks.. I am broke so I need to run get them some $$.. Vets and shovelers.. 2 people I am happy to pay for! lol
Have great day all!