Always Making Something

Zombies in the Nursery

Zombies in the Nursery


Thursday, May 31, 2012

A little while

Well friends, it is going to be a little while before I will be posting.  I am having eye surgery and it may be  a few days before I can make anything so I will show you my work in progress.   I will tell you a little about it first.  I was at my happiest place on earth, the DI.  I happened on this canvas picture.  I grabbed it of course and decided to make a bag for my Laney.  Then Spring saw it and she put DIBS on it.  So I put it together and I still need to put straps on it. but then it is done.
Kind of cute and it wasn't hard at all.  So I am going to make a few more.  Sorry this was hard to get the picture. I put a seal on it to protect the canvas.  Cute Yeah?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sarah is so creative


Here are some more creations this is Laney's Apron

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Apron #2

This is the second  nursing cover transformation


These 2 Aprons were nursing covers add a little bit of cute pillow cases and some imagination, Sarah has a lot of imagination and this is what you get


This is the Apron Sarah duplicated from the (apron-ology) Magazine. This picture does not do the Apron justice.


Iti s really hard to leave My Son, Daughter in law and those lovely,wonderful grand babies.  We had a fantastic time!  On Tuesday we were suppose to leave, but I just could not leave and have Sarah to take Laney with her on Wednesday to the Field Day at the boys school in 111*.  So, we left Wednesday afternoon.
Since we there on Tuesday we went down to San Luis AZ, We met our son and his partner for lunch This was San Luis Az just 100 yards from the boarder. It is a sandy dusty dirty town.  We went into a store front of a place they love to eat, they only serve roasted chicken and sides.  Our son ordered in Spanish and the next thing we knew someone was chopping something in the back. It was so loud we jumped. Next thing we knew to chickens were served up in pieces piled nicely on a Styrofoam meat tray.  It was the best chicken I have ever had.  This little hole in the wall was sparkling clean and the owners were very nice. Laney walked all around saying chickee-chickee wah wah.

Then our son had gotten special permission to take us into the port where his office is.  Just standing on the doc and looking at the fence that is so tall and divides the Countries, It  was sort of an eerie feeling. So desolate and barren.  It was very interesting to see the works of the port.

Here are the Aprons Sarah made while we were there

Monday, May 21, 2012

2 Blocks South Of Hell

When our son and daughter in law said "This Place is 2 blocks south of HELL" They were not kidding.  This is the hottest hot I have ever felt. I guess you have an adjustment period  of sorts.  The stores are even HOT.   The sweat just pours off of you and then evaporates immediately.  I have a saying I have had for years.  "THIS IS ICKY AND I DO NOT DO ICKY!!  Well, apparently I do because I am here.  The best part is the kids, they are great.  Its a good thing that they have a 35000 sq ft house, because the kids can not play outside in 120* heat.  They keep their house at 80*  So after the first 2 days and a fan.  We were able to deal with the heat. Hubby and son have been working on a Dune Buggy and they have been riding it in the heat by the water canals. They also go at night. it has been fun for the 2 of them. Eddie and I had a ride it was a lot of fun.  We are going home on Tuesday.  I am tired (what else is new?) I just need my own bed.
Our daughter in law is a great cook and such a nice hostess.  Its hard to leave them
but  they will be up in Utah with us in the middle of June. We will have a good time then too.
Most of what Sarah and I have done is sew. Well lets say Sarah did the sewing I was the cheering and Laney diverting section. She knocked out 4 Aprons and they were all out of reclaimed fabric. Here is the best part. Sarah duplicated one of the aprons in Apronology.  It is gorgeous I will post the pictures when I get home.  She is such a good seamstress.  We got to spend a full three hours in the Joann's here.  Such as it is.  The Michael's is awful and they do not have a Hobby Lobby.
There is nothing in the stores here as soon as it hits the shelves it is gone.  I went grocery shopping with Sarah late like 11pm and it was awful. Busy and messy everywhere.  When we got into line she informed the cashier that she had multiple coupons and would be loading the belt accordingly. The cashier rolled her eyes and started throwing things as if to have a tantrum.  Then the front end manager came along and asked if there was a problem. The Cashier answered her in her native tongue.  To which the manager responded "Oh you have one of those"  I was so upset at the way she was treated. When it was all said and done Sarahs total was 247.88.  She only paid 72.33.  So there you go. Yuma Walmart take that.
I really think that the heat gets to everyone. When it was 104 at 1 am thats crazy!!.
Remember    Always Making something..................................

Monday, May 14, 2012

Off for a Vacation in Yuma

I am really sort of excited!!.  Going to Yuma in a few hours to see my kids.   We are driving in our new car.  It had 3 miles on it when we got it a month ago. It only has 400 right now.  So my hubby said we need to break in the engine. ( do you still have to do that in this day and age???? ) Anyway its only a 12 hr drive and we are going through Las Vegas and San Diago  (I can't spell it because I have never been there).
I just hope the car ride is not to much for me.  I am having surgery on June 1 so I wanted to see the kids before.  I know we will enjoy it.  We always have a great time and Laugh a lot.  We think we are pretty funny. I know Sarah and I will make some things while I an there.  We want to go to some flea Markets in Calif so we will see.
I will post what we are making.  Because you Know----- I am always making something.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Directions for Pineapple Upside Down Cake

In s 16 inch cast iron skillet melt 2 sticks butter or margarine, 1-1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 1can crushed pineapple 1 can pineapple rings maraschino cherries (opt)  Melt the sticks of butter add brown sugar stir until melted let simmer 2-3 min add drained crushed pineapple, place pineapple rings and add cherries in center of rings. Pour Yellow or French Vanilla cake mix (make as instructed on box)  bake at 350 for 35-45 min. remove from oven and flip (place cake plate on top of skillet to flip over remove skillet cake should be on plate,  Sometimes this may take 2 people to flip the skillet.Just be careful it will be HOT and Heavy.
eat warm or cooled. YUMMMMMMMMMM.

Summery:  2 sticks butter or margarine
                  1 16 oz can crushed Pineapple  drained
                  1 16 oz can Pineapple rings      drained
                  1-1/2 cups dark brown Sugar
                  6 Maraschino cherries cut in half
                  1 Yellow or French Vanilla cake mix made per instructions on the box
                  Bake at 350 for 35-45 min

                 Be Sure to spray the skillet before beginning  ENJOY!