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Where strangers cross paths to become friends, sharing their love of PRIMITIVE/SEASONAL decorating, CROSS STITCH/ WOOL/SEWING/QUILTING/CRAFTING, recipes and home life.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visit!!

Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Not Sure What to Name This Post - LOL

Well the newly married couple have celebrated being married for a couple of months now and they are loving married life.

 As most of you might remember, our oldest son got married the middle of June and here's his ring to prove it!  LOL  He had never ever worn any type of jewelry before, so I just had to take a pic of his new ring.
 I ended up making 5 different types of desserts for the rehearsal dinner, sort of a dessert bar, if you will............brownie pops went over big w/the kids especially.  I dipped them mostly in chocolate, then did different swirls and candies.  You should have seen my kitchen island the day before!  I had chocolate dripping everywhere!
 Another big hit was the 'Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding' - (a Paula Deen recipe).  There was not a drop of it left in the pan and I only got one bite! Lemon Cheesecake Bars, a Chocolate Dream Pie and Cookie Dough 'pizza' finished off the dessert menu.
 I actually got back to sewing again a few wks. ago when I made the newlywed couple some curtains for their bathroom.  Our DIL picked out the fabric and I found an easy tutorial to follow(b/c it's been literally yrs. since I'd made any).  I had to change out a few details on the measurements, etc. but overall, I was really pleased w/how they turned out.
 I even surprised myself by making them fully-lined!  Now I need to make some for a few more of their windows and wouldn't mind a few for some of ours as well.
 The only thing I finished stitching recently was the 'Beach Bucket' by Noteworthy Needle.  (I forgot to take a pic of mine, but wanted to show you what it looked like).
 You stitch the design, then attach it to a small rusty pail.  The designer has several in this series that are really cute!
 Here's what the rusty pail looks like before the stitched piece is attached.  I have one left in my Etsy shop if anyone is interested and a couple of the patterns in the series.  I just listed a bunch of the newest patterns from the Online Needlework Show that is going on now w/Norden Crafts, one of the best distributors of cross stitch supplies.

And last weekend my hubby surprised me w/this beautiful cake for my b'day on the 7th.  He put it in the cooler when we went camping so the icing wouldn't melt and so I wouldn't find it!  It was a fun and tasty surprise!
Thanks for letting me pop by to say HI to all my blogger friends.  I apologize that I haven't had the time lately to even get on many of your blogs/posts.  I really miss everyone and will try to get back to posting on a regular basis if time allows, hopefully soon!
Can't believe school has started back up in our area and fall is just around the corner.  I have a few book reviews that I need to do really soon, so take care and have a lovely week!