Sunday, September 25, 2011

OVERDUE THANKS

Been gone too long! Crazy work week - or two - haven't been able to blog hop or post.  Try to pop in once in a while real quick when I'm around  a high-speed connection.

Thanks to all my buddies for the kind comments on my last post regarding my craft show refugees.  I appreciate your support!

And many MANY thanks to Miss Linda of Parkers Paradise!  I was one of the winners a while back for a giveaway she hosted and wanted to share what I won!

One of Linda's framed stitcheries - this one says "Faith is the key" and has a little key attached - LOVE IT!  And an old oval box FULL of metal molds - I about did a jig in my kitchen when I discovered these!  Linda is sooooo generous.  And last but not least, a cute little country bunny with a wooden doll bench.  Somehow Linda was able to know just what I would fall in love with.  Thanks so much, Linda, I will cherish these items!


Packing up the last of a fall swap I'm doing with my buddy Patti over at Primitive at Heart.
I want to sew more fall & Halloween, but the santa elves are calling!

I wish you a blessed week in whatever you have planned - hope to catch up with you soon!

~*~Lisa

Friday, September 9, 2011

CRAFT SHOW REFUGEES

I recently found out that our town cancelled the annual "Autumnfest" which hosted the only fall craft show around.  I now have piles of pumpkin refugees camping out in my sewing room.  The above "Forgotten Pumpkins" by My Primitive Saltbox have always been a favorite of mine.  I purchased the pattern quite a while back but never got around to making them.  I also made two more pumpkin patterns by My Primitive Saltbox:
"Haunted Pumpkin Sticks"

"Lil' Jacks"

Also made about fifteen-hundred-million crows & cats & witchie-poo's.
The lady who told me the show was cancelled didn't seem to be affected by this fact.  Oh well...there's always next year!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

SPAM CHALLENGE!

This is me in the kitchen.
Without the blonde hair, pink dress and red lipstick.
The smoke and fire coming out of the oven is right on though!

I was surprised to learn how many blog-friends who commented on my SPAM post really dislike the stuff!
My friend Patti over at Primitive at Heart is always sharing awesome recipes with me that she and her husband are cooking up.  She shares a lot of recipes in her older posts - I think she should start a recipe page!
I don't share recipes because I don't cook or bake well at all, but I would like to issue a CHALLENGE to all of the SPAM haters out there! LOL!  Play with this a bit and let me know what you come up with!  Was it worth it?  Did your family like it?  What twist did you put on it?

Mix the following, pour in your favorite casarole dish and cook at 375 for about 40 minutes:

1 or 2 cans SPAM cut in small cubes

Cooked egg noodles
(1/2 bag for small dishes - use your judgement)


2 cans of cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup

1 or 2 cans or a frozen bag of your favorite veggie(s)
(sweet peas, broccoli, mixed, etc.)


Shredded cheese or parmeson cheese or both

There ya have it.  Are you game?



Wednesday, September 7, 2011

SPAM

Ahhhh....SPAM.
That gelatinous brick of pork product, affordable, yet mysterious.

Then there's 'the other kind' of spam.
I had 6 spam comments on one post recently.  Thought I'd share them with you:

"Thank You for looking at this website. Please allow me to have the possibility to show my satisfaction with acid reflux..." 
(thanks, but no thanks)

"The income concerning the sandals show how effective these shoes can be"
(sandals are nice, I guess....)

"You pretty much said what i could not effectively communicate"
(I was talking about buttons in a jar.)

"Activities variety a key part of each of our lifestyle many businesses are linked throughout creating sophisticated and also critical sporting activities garments"
(talk about effective communication...)

"Este pensamiento tiene que justamente a propisito"
(Este say what?!)

"el pensamiento Desgraciado"
(I know what you mean. I don't care for green olives either.)

 So I wonder how much time people spend spamming? Are they getting paid for it?  Are they sitting crammed in dimly lit basements with tinfoil over the windows hunched over their laptops shoving nose spray up their nose every five minutes letting out evil snort-laughs every time they hit "POST"?  I just don't get it.  I'll take the gelatinous brick of mysterious pork product any day over this stuff!

Monday, September 5, 2011

DID I FIND MY PRIMITIVES?

A friend called out of the blue Sunday and asked if I would be interested in going to a craft show a little over an hour away.  I was in her driveway within 20 minutes. LOL!
The show was being held at a place called "Castle Farms".   When I was in high school, Castle Farms was in ruins...a huge old decrepid stone farmhouse in a cow pasture.  But at that time I thought that it was the best place to be in the world because in that cow pasture was a giant stage that hosted a lot of really cool bands.  I remember going to see Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, .38 Special, The Scorpians, Quiet Riot, and Bryan Adams.  (I probably gave away my age there...no, I didn't wear leg warmers, yes I had big hair). LOL!

Anyway, the Castle is now renovated into a beautiful venue for weddings and conventions.


There must have been over 100 venders at the craft show.  My mission, of course, was to seek out at least ONE primitive booth.  About halfway through I found it!  It seemed as if I was having an out-of-body experience as I floated over to the booth...okay, I'm being dramatic, but I really didn't expect to find primitives.  Once I landed on my feet I asked the owner "Did I find my primitives?"  She got a big smile on her face and clapped her hands as if in victory and said "Yes you did! YAY!"  She had to most beautiful prim dolls but they were out of my price range at $58, although worth every penny.  I settled for a little blue ball jar with buttons inside...a steal at $4, and a prim kitty:


Speaking of good deals, I recently purchased some lil stockings from Lil Raggedy Angie on her Raggedy Goodes page.  They are so stinkin' cute!  All of Angie's creations are so reasonably priced, too.


It's taken me far to long to post this...our internet speed has been a problem lately.  Before starting this post I was trying to catch up on some blog reading and some wouldn't load at all, while others would load but not let me comment.  It's enough to drive a craft woman insane. 

Have a good week!

~*~Lisa