Monday, December 28, 2015
If you want to take a fun class the Christmas tree class could be for you! You can make it styled to your own memories. This class needs to be two days.
Place a small pretzel on a silicone lined baking pan. Add a rolo candy on top and put in a 350 degree oven four minutes or until they are soft but not melted totally. Take out of oven and squish a whole pecan onto the top. Cool and enjoy!
Connie my neighbor gave me a darling garland of wool. Thought it would make a great scarf. Fun to do something inventive and whimsical!
Folk art fish made of wool and buttons will be taught at Paducah too. Lots of creative classes coming up in 2016.
I will be teaching Flower Power and StoryvQuilts in Florida next month. Lots of creative fun and color in the sunshine. Great fun!
Meet in the New Year. Life is good and 2016 is going to be a great year!
Sunday, December 20, 2015
An angel in front of a shop- loved her
So years ago I asked my Aunt for her ultra rich and fantastic fudge recipe thateveryone wanted and could not get. I finally wore her down and got it! She is 99 years old now and does not cook or bake so I am passing it along. Her name is Lucille. Do hove her credit if you make it please
Mary Lou's Aunt Lucille's "Don't Give This Recipe to ANYONE Fudge -shhhhh don't tell her, this stuff is divine and worth the trouble!
4 cups sugar
4 cups cream
1 cup Karo
1 cup real butter
4 squares unsweetened chocolate
2 cups of walnuts or pecans
2 teaspoons vanilla
Combine sugar, karo butter, chocolate, and 2 cups of cream. Boil 15 minutes, Next slowly add 2 more cups of cream and boil to soft ball stage- 1hour hour or more...worth the time and effort, honest. I stir with a wooden spoon off and on throughout this process. Add Vanilla and then beat until thick. Add nuts and put into a greased pan. Enjoy. People love this fudge!
Punched with a cow. Don't you just love it????
If you were a winner here earlier I am sending your prizes put this week- honest!!!!
I went to church today and was blessed with the idea of always passing on your many blessings with whoever God connects you with.
YOU dear friend bless me and I sincerely want to thank you.
I have had some tough breaks the last two years and have been sustainedby your love. Thank you and may you have a Merry Christmas and a year filled with God's many blessings.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Wanted to finally touch base again. First of all my patterns are back ordered un the 27th because I am having the covers professionally reprinted and I am down on the list but soon they will all
Be available with more in their way. 😊
The New Year will bring new things along with some new classes. I am going to be selling "Rejoice" Christmas pattern once again. These will be printed in late January. The color book (story style) has five more pages to be drawn and turned in for printing. Pages will be perforated and single sided. I will offer the three ladies sitting and quilting as one of the pages. Lots of fun.
Can you say chocolate? I just went to Germany and a river boat trip down the Maine river. Pronounced MINE. Wonderful Christmas markets all along the way. I saved money by buying fewer groceries and wants here at home. It was worth the sacrifice. Germany knows how to do Christmas better than anyone and they still have many Nativities in each city and town. Christmas hymns I sang as a child play everywhere and there are lovely reminders to thank God for His many blessings.
Santas and reindeer and elves and Angels are everywhere!
Good places to eat like "Hans and Franz".
Smokers - I sense smoke comes out of their mouths. Aren't they cute?
Stay tuned as I am posting more about this trip and what I am thinking as 2015 comes to an end. New fun coming in 2016! I am blessed... And so are you. Count your many blessings. Sometimes we are too busy to realize how blessed we are. Slow down and enjoy simple things- they're the best.
Monday, November 2, 2015
I am scheduled to go to two guilds in Florida in Feb. If your guild or shop is interested we could do three venues. I have lots to teach in a state that appreciates bright colors! Not to mention a lot of fun with easy methods.