Wednesday, February 23, 2011

TRUE DIET

I asked my husband if he would buy me a pretty heart shaped box of hand dipped dark chocolate from Florence's. He said, "No." I asked him why, and he just grinned! So, I knew I would be getting one. I got this 1 1/2 lb. box of fruit creams, (like lemon and raspberry which are my favorite) nuts and caramels....all for my very own self because my husband doesn't like dark chocolate much.....

I asked him the next day, "If I eat the entire box of chocolates in 2 days, what kind of diet would that be?" He just looked at me like I was crazy! Thank goodness I didn't eat it in 2 days....I still have a few! I do like one for breakfast!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S QUILT CORRECTION

Well, it is just one of those things that happen which make you crazy. It has been brought to my attention that I have you making twice as many half-square triangles than you need for the Ohio Candy Rose Quilt in my book.
So, go to
http://pickledish.kcstar.com/?q=node/986 address for the corrections. Thanks eveyone for your support. ~~Sheri

Monday, February 21, 2011

GIFT POUCH

Spoonful of sugar girls have the CUTEST fabric gift pouch ....I made one and it only took 10 minutes! They have step by step directions....go check it out! Read down to Jule's comment about making one like a strawberry! So much fun!

Friday, February 18, 2011

A DARLING WEDDING

You HAVE to check here for the cutest WEDDING.
Make sure you scroll through the entire post to see their cute lunch and reception ideas!
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"OH TO HAVE A SUMMER WEDDING!"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

RETREAT PROJECTS

Wild and crazy colors for a vibrant table cloth.
Pink strips cut into pink squares for a baby quilt.
Red stars for a red work quilt.
Perfect yellow paper pieced points.
Hearts.
Twist with an amazing ruler. Book: Let's Twist by Marsha Bergren.And an WONDERFUL chocolate cherry cake for dessert!
EDIT: I failed to mention that all these projects were done by others at the retreat...none of them were mine.

Monday, February 14, 2011

HAPPY PINK VALENTINES' DAY


The March 2011 issue of House Beautiful is completely full of beautiful PINK pages! Here are 50 pink things to make you happy. I am sorry the scan is not a good representation of how beautiful the pages really are....go buy the magazine.
#17. pinque light bulbs from sylvania I looked all over the internet for these....found them.
(wouldn't that make a fun room?)
#24. pink file folders from the containerstore
#35. pink extension cord from coleman
(this could make you smile!)
#45. pink washi tape from Marks: cutetape
#47. pink colander from spoonsisters
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SON,
Happy Valentines' Day everyone!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

BEAUTIFUL CHOCOLATE

Isn't this a beautiful piece of chocolate that Elizabeth let me share? I know it is poured in a chocolate mold, but someone somewhere had to carve an original! LOVE IT!

Friday, February 11, 2011

PINK

IMAGINE my delight when my friend gave me her March 2011 copy of House Beautiful dedicated almost entirely to the color PINK! If you know me, you know I love pink.... Stay tuned for more beautiful pink pictures.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

BLIND QUILTER


My friend Susan sent me this in an email today.....IF THIS DOESN'T MAKE YOU SMILE AND FEEL HAPPY.....I DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL!!! I just LOVE positive people.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

AND STILL ANOTHER FOLDED FITTED SHEET


This is another video that I liked....slightly different that the first one.....(done by a bare-footed man no less.) Perhaps some of you can do it his way! DO NOT ask how many videos I watched to get the two perfect ones!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

HOW TO FOLD A FITTED SHEET


Okay, for all of us who need to know how to fold a ftted sheet....here is a good video. I hope we can all do it! Good luck!

Monday, February 7, 2011

WORDS OF WISDOM

My daughter sent me these words of wisdom, I had to share them!
Truths For Mature Humans

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

I have never driven through the Ghetto, but I think #17 is pretty funny and would be very helpful, especially at night!
Have a great day!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

NEW PATTERNS AND PRIZES

Bonnie at Cotton Way has THREE new patterns....I just love this one for Valentine's Day....isn't that apron so sweet? Also Moda is having a Pillow Talk with one of their designers each day this month....check this out and read all about them, and perhaps you will be a prize winner!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS?

This means 2 things:
1--I bought fabric for curtains for my bedroom.....I found it in the $3.00 @yd. bin....it is 54"wide.....SCRORE!
2)--I didn't spend any un-necessary money for 17 days.....that makes me smile so hard.....I knew it wouldn't last, but it was a nice thought. I told someone I was thinking about not spending any money for an entire year, her comment was, "Why?"
Those curtains will now match the quilt I made in 2009...remember this post?