Monday, May 28, 2012

Our Big Wedding ~~ Only Three Weeks Away

Today I wanted to share a sweet start to my boys journey with Kristen. It was of course included in the welcome basket. As the story goes…Kristen had her tonsils out a week after their first date. Curtis called her to say he had made carrot soup for her and was bringing some over. He ended up delivering the soup in blizzard conditions that night but didn’t stay as he had to drive his brother to work who was waiting in the car. The funny part is that she hates carrots but she ended up liking the soup and apparently him too. We’re glad she gave both a chance and so now you too have a carrot soup recipe. Enjoy! Tatsu’s Carrot Soup …revised by Curtis 1lb. carrots ( I use 1 ¼ lb) I medium yellow onion 4 cups chicken stock 4 TLBS sugar ¼ white rice to thicken ( I don’t use) ½ stick of butter Place carrots, stock, sugar, and rice in soup pot and bring to medium heat but do not boil. Cook until carrots are tender Fill blender half full and blend and then return to soup pot and bring to boil adding butter and whisking well. Recipe says garnish with cream but I just add it to the soup pot. So as the wedding nears and I am working away being busy making guest baskets, I wanted to share the sweet story of one of the firsts in Curt and Kristen's relationship. I hope you will forgive the poor grammar and format in this post. I struggle with this blogger layout. It's very much it's own animal in placing and never goes into the correct paragraph line up.URRG! Have a great week my friends and thanks for checking in. Iley

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Another Creative Avenue

I have recently been back into a long time hobby of mine which I started about twenty five years ago. This would be the old art of rug hooking. This is not latch hooking but the kind of hooking that was done by our grandmothers. Well, maybe some of our our grandmothers anyway.They are hooked with primitive died wool of many colors and yummy textures. I took a break from hooking on Mondays where I was enrolled in an on going class about three years ago (when I started my scrapping addiction)but missed it.It was when I recently found a sampler pattern in my closet one day when I was cleaning it out that I felt that familiar tug at my heart .
She was sitting there feeling rejected so I decided it was time to get going and start back to rug hooking. She was designed and titled Floral Sampler by an amazing artist who has a wonderful website so if you want more information send me an email. I have taken a picture of this floral wonder in it's beginning stages as well as some completed rugs that I have scattered in my home.I hope you enjoy the share. Have a wonderful week.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Share Challenge

Hello my blogger friends... what a week. We have been busy in the yard planting flowers and doing yard clean up as I'm sure many of your are as well. We are putting up with unseasonable heat but did get a much need rain which cooled things down a bit. I did manage to get some crafting done in my cave however so wanted to share. I haven't made a tag in some time and wanted to use some of my fabulous trims I recently purchased from Linda's Funckie Junckie boutique.I'm in love with the vintage Pion paperline as you can see.
I embossed an 8 inch tag and used a few glimmer mist to make a yummy blue green background.I love that look. I then tore some of the Pion paper and weathered the edges with Tim's tea dye. After adhering the paper and photo which was layered on chipboard, the fun embellishing began.I twisted the gold mesh trim and glued on the left,adding the crochet flower and Linda's heart which was misted with Lindy's.A metal flourish on left corner was added with Recollections bling and a floral crochet heart.