Friday, November 18, 2011

Shirt to Skirt in less than 2 hours

Finished product.......a lovely skirt!

A brief overview.........

We started with a heavyweight, 100% cotton, wrinkle resistant,
 L.L.Bean XL tall men's shirt, 
purchased at a local thrift store for $2.

Cut the shirt below the chest pocket.

Took in the side seams, added front and back darts
and a waist band, made from sleeve fabric.

What a fun, quick project, and best of all, Andrea loves it !
Not bad for $2 and 2 hours.

Have a great weekend!

P.S.  Thanks AmandaJean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for the Finish it Up Friday Challenge!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Snack for Fall

One of the girls I work with brought this snack for us yesterday.  It was delicious!  I made it today, so easy!!!  This will be a new favorite for this time of year.

I changed the recipe slightly.  Because I wanted to make a double batch (most will go in the freezer) I didn't have a large enough microwaveable bowl.  So, I used my super big stainless steel bowl and baked it in the oven, 250° for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.  This is the way I make the Original Chex Mix recipe, it's from those pre-microwave days :)

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Russ, look what we saw in the backyard.....

Not a big deal, but this is the first pheasant we've seen in PA since we moved here 6 plus years ago.

He was a little camera shy, but I got a pretty good picture of him and then he ran into the weeds and eventually flew to the other side of our little creek.

The neighbors dog was curious too.

Have a wonderful's beautiful here in central PA.

Cathedral Window Pillows

I decided to finish some of the UFOs (Unfinished Objects) in my sewing room.   This week it was a pair  of pillows for our living r...