Thursday, September 20, 2007

Getting ready for the rehearsal dinner....

I think my house is about as clean as it can get!

Okay... you have to imagine the food is on there.... and I used my old tupperware 'harvest' colors for the salads.... Everything is prepared -- except me!

We are having Sloppy Joes, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, jello salad, chips, pickles and olives, and some kind of dessert. The blue things are Dove chocolates with fall leaves on the foil, and the other two little bowls are candy corn mix and peanuts. Kristen's mother is supposed to be bringing a dessert. (I might run out and get some cookies from the bakery -- just to have on hand...) I'll try to remember to take a picture when the food is on there!

Hi to everyone out in blogging land... I hope to be able to catch up on reading blogs next week!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Photo Hunt - Plastic

Here's one for you all....

For our 20th Wedding Anniversary, our neighbors gave us this.... I think we have used about half of the box! (And in only six years! -- I think they thought we would invite them over for desserts more often, if I didn't have to wash the forks! LOL)

Monday, September 10, 2007

No Stitching -- but a new dress!!!

No stitching updates, as I have been stitching on an exchange piece.

But, I finally went out to look for a dress to wear to my son's wedding. Yes, it's in less than two weeks -- but, I hate to go clothes shopping. Dragged the husband and daughter with me.... We found one! DH Chuck picked it out, I tried it on... It fit perfect!! Even daughter said it looked good! And now for the best part --I got it at Younkers. (My boss recommended looking there.) It was tagged at $128.00, but, it had a yellow dot -- wasn't sure what that meant. A lady told me that meant it was marked down. Yea!!! So, I took it to the check-out station, and asked the lady there if she thought it would be okay for a Mother of the Groom at an outdoor wedding. She told me it would be perfect! So, then I asked her how much it would be.... She told me with the discounts -- $16.00. Excuse me, did you say $16.00???? Yes -- it's marked down to $79.99, and then another 80% off the marked down price!!! Yeah, I bought it!!! My shoes I got at Walmart for $12.94 -- almost more than the dress!

Here is what the dress looks like:

I'm a happy little stitcher today! Now, I am trying to coordinate all the stuff for the rehearsal dinner... And, hoping my daughter's bridesmaid dress fits! Oh... and I guess I better think about the normal stuff like cleaning and laundry and dinner... LOL

Off to get another cup of coffee!!

Stitching on today: Exchange gifts and whatevers!
Current Read: Debbie Macomber "74 Seaside Avenue"

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Egg Roll Recipe

Julie had asked if I would share the recipe for the Egg Rolls.

Here it is:

Egg Rolls

1 lb. ground beef (or shredded chicken, pork or shrimp)
cook before mixing in w/veggie stuff.
1/2 small cabbage -- sliced very thin and chopped small
1 package match stick carrots
2 whole eggs
1 bundle rice noodles (rice sticks - about 7 oz. package)
soak in hot water until soft; drain; cut to about 2-3 inch lengths.
spring roll egg roll wrappers - (I got them in the produce department. 2-3 packages)
1/2 cup oyster sauce

whip eggs, add oyster sauce, salt and pepper and mix; add cabbage, carrots and rice noodles; add meat. stir all together.

place mixture on wrap - about a large serving spoonful; fold up bottom triangle and tuck edge around filling. fold up each side, like an envelope. roll up to the remaining point. dab inside edge with a little flour/water paste to stick. place sealed point side down until ready to deep fry. Deep fry in canola oil until golden brown. Place on paper towels to drain. (We then put them in the oven to keep them warm until they were all done.)

I made these pretty full and used 2 packages of wrappers. (40!) I had stuff left over, but, only about a small cereal bowl full.

Thanks to all the new people stopping by!!! I love it!! (It makes my rambling worthwhile... LOL)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

What's the Buzz Exchange Received!

Andrea received the 'What's The Buzz' Exchange I had sent her.... She said she liked it!!

Just Nan 'Big Bee, Little Bee'
Stitched on 28ct. Creme Linen
w/recommended fibers
Finished as a pinkeep

I also included some 'bee' themed goodies....

That's it for exchanges for a bit... Next up will be my Autumn Seasonal for Amy -- and I did sign up for USEBB Eye of the Needle Exchange.

Thanks for reading, and making comments!!!

A Bit of Accomplishments!

Last night was our league golf banquet. We had a fun time playing golf, and then a little meeting and awards. I received a little birdie pin... I had the most birdies of anyone in the league this year! I also received an award (cash!) for having low net score (28)! All in all, a pretty good year playing golf with the league!

Today I didn't have to work!!! I finished up the JBW French Country Cat --- don't know how I'll finish-finish it yet!

JBW French Country - Cat
28 ct. Cashel - Country Cream
DMC #310

Then, set the oven to clean, and spent the rest of the morning playing in my Craft Room -- putting things away and a little reorganizing! I found a frame that I had gotten for LHN Home of a Needleworker, and got that framed up! It now hangs in the living room. :-)
And, I made a little wall hanging out of CCN Geranium House, and that is hanging on the front door! Today is our 26th Wedding Anniversary. DH Chuck stopped at Stitches 'N Things yesterday, and Deb helped him pick up a few things! In the bag was two packages of Piecemakers needles, some Six Strand Sweets fibers, an emery board that says 'The Cat Hair Is Free', and a sticker for the van's window that says 'I (heart) Cross Stitch'! Deb also put in a beaded thing to wear around your neck and hold a little pair of scissors!

I guess I'll keep him for another year! LOL

Thanks for reading and your comments!

Current Stitch: An Autumn Design

Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor Day Lazy

We have been having a lazy day! I finished stitching CCN Geranium House, and started another project: JBW French Country Cat. And, we have been watching the CSI Marathon on TV.

Chuck made breakfast, we had a frozen pizza for lunch.... and then decided we would try something different! I made egg rolls!!! I made shrimp ones, and beef ones. Chuck says they are very yummy!!! They weren't that hard... I did all the mixing and wrapping, and Chuck did the deep frying!

Thanks for stopping by, reading, and your comments!

Current stitch: JBW French Country Cat
Current read: Nora Roberts: "The Calhouns: Suzanna and Megan"