Saturday, October 7, 2017

Trip to Crafty U Too with friends

The other day some friends and I went to Crafty U Too, here in Riverside to paint teapots and then have them fired.  I haven't done pottery since high school.... let me just say that was many moons ago.
We had alot of fun and will probably do again.  We all painted teapots with a cup..  I decided to paint a teapot for a daughter inlaw since she couldn' t make it this time.  I painted my cup a green, the teapot yellow and the lid a purple. Then I did a bubble technique in purple over the teapot and cup.

                                                       My Teapot and Cup
I used three colors to paint this cup and teapot set, a bright yellow, sage green and purple.  Then I did a bubble technique over the top of the teapot and cup with the purple to blend the three colors together.

My finished and fired teapot and cup below.

Anna's Teapot and Cup

Anna used about six colors on her teapot.  I guess you might say her theme is flowers... with her sunflower cup and her teapot with flowers on the side and a hidden heart.   

Anna's finished and fired teapot. 

Maggie's Teapot and Cup

Now Maggie used to paint, her theme is more of nature.  She use several different colors and several shades of each color.  Her cup is like the ground in the garden, then her teapot flowers in the garden, and the lid is the sky.   Inside her cup she painted a flower.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Another Hummingbird Quilt

Not long after I made my first hummingbird quilt, several months back...  I decided to make another. This quilt I made from a similar fabric in the same line as the first one.  This fabric is called Serenity 22, it has a very similar color palette.  With this quilt I also decided to put much larger hummingbirds and more magenta squares on it.  This quilt is about 48 inches wide and 60 inches long.  This size makes a nice lap quilt.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Classic No Bake Cookies

Chocolate or Peanut Butter


While a certain someone is on summer vacation, we are in the kitchen making goodies... it's one of our favorite pass time.  It is so hot right now here in SoCal... right around 95-105 degrees all week!  

So.... Lets give the oven a break! We decided to whip up a batch of these simple classic favorites... They're so addictive! 

  • 1/2 cup butter  (1 stick)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 - 3 1/2 cups quick cooking oats

  • (choose one or both)
  • **4 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • **1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla - optional

If you want chocolate cookies, just add cocoa powder.  
If you want peanut butter cookies, just add peanut butter.   
Or if you want both cocoa and peanut butter..... these are the best and the way
I make them.... almost every time!  
The process of teaching, we measured every item out.  

In large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, margarine, milk and **cocoa powder. 
Bring to rolling boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. 
Continue boiling 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. 
Remove from heat, stir in **peanut butter, vanilla and oats. 
Drop by cookie scoop or tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. 
Makes about 3 dozen. Let stand until firm, 10-15 minutes. Store tightly covered.

Optional : Vanilla

Now this part Nana did keeping little miss away from the flame. 

Now we add peanut butter, vanilla, and oats.

Now stir until throughly mixed.

Now for some fun.....

She says, My masterpiece!

The reward ...

Enjoying... the fruit of our labors!

Deep thinking (???).

Looking at the counter with the cookies.

Last cookie on the plate.

Sneaking another cookie.

Papa captured the Cookie Monster!