I have always been a Hellmann's mayonnaise lover. Always. Depended on it to always make the best potato salad. I must confess...this summer while we had family in town visiting I was asked if I had ever tried "Duke's" mayonnaise. Never heard of it in my entire life. So I made a trip to the store to find some Duke's. There it was. Sitting right beside the Hellmann's waiting on me to buy it. Why had I never noticed it on the shelf? We grilled that afternoon and spread on the Duke's mayo. Oh. My. Goodness. All I can say is "move over Hellmann's, hello Duke's". We love this stuff. In moderation of course. ;-) Mayonnaise is not something we use every day...but when we do, it will be Duke's from now on. And nobody told me to say this. I just wanted you to know. 'Cause I think it's good to share helpful cooking tips. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you have lots of cooking to do. And I want you to get rave reviews on your cooking. Now run, don't walk, and get yourself some Duke's to make that potato salad and those deviled eggs.
The old fashioned kitchen scene from the harvest brunch... and yes...we painted the cabinet white with red knobs. I thought the red knobs would be cute for this scene. I'm switching them out to some clear glass knobs now that I finally have taken it in our house. Glad this furniture redo is complete. Without the help of my wonderful husband, I doubt it would have ever been finished. Thank you Terry for all you do for me!
An apron with Judy's new initials so she can look pretty while she cooks dinner... A market / picnic basket with Judy and Michael's initials so they can shop or go on picnics together... I wish you a long, happy life together! You make the sweetest couple.
There is the fabulous blog that I adore. They were having a giveaway for two books entitled "The Reluctant Entertainer" and I actually won one of them! I'm pretty sure I'm in shock...I never win anything!
I can't wait to receive my copy. Hop on over to Rhoda's blog and see all the beautiful inspiration awaiting there!
Who knows? After I read this book I may entertain more! ;-)
A couple of years ago my mother embroidered a set of pillowcases for me for Christmas. The next year she began a set for my sister. Having trouble seeing them, she asked if I could finish the task for her. After working on them a few minutes here and there I have completed them at last. They are all ready for her to give to my sister. Now don't tell anyone that she had help with this project...it's a secret.
One of my favorite, oh so easy, day gown patterns from The Children's Corner...it has sweet little tucks on each side of the front...
and a precious little pleat in the back (pardon the wrinkles)...
These cute burp cloths were made from a pattern that I found on the fabulous blog Homemade By Jill If you love to create, you must stop by and visit Jill's blog... This burp cloth is easy peasy and oh so soft for baby's precious skin...
On a recent junkin' excursion, we found this dish cabinet. I had been wanting one for a very long time. This was the only one I had come across that didn't cost a fortune. But...it's not in the best condition. After taking this baby home, I noticed a lot more imperfections than I noticed while I was at the yard sale. Excitement had taken over and I just couldn't wait to buy this thing. All the while my husband was in the background shaking his head "no". But did I listen? No. He lovingly hauled my cabinet home for me and it is patiently waiting in the garage on me (with Terry's help of course) to start the re-do process. Problem is...I don't know for sure how I want it to be. I NEED your help deciding. Please leave me a comment with any suggestions. I'll be sure to post the finished product after it is complete. I can't wait to hear what you have to say! Isn't it cute?
In an effort to whittle down my stash, I finally made the jack-o-lanern mini quilt. I bought the pattern over a year ago on one of our visits to the Smoky Mountain area and just never got around to making it. Imagine that. You'd think I'm a pattern collector or something. Me? Not me. ;-D It's just so hard for me to resist a cute pattern when I visit The Pattern Hutch in Pigeon Forge, TN. I love that store. I could stay in there for hours...and I do sometimes ;-) Hubby is off fly fishing and I go roaming in my favorite stores collecting more and more patterns, threads, fabrics, etc. Don't you think it's so kind of me to give him time to fly fish?? p.s. - the Pattern Hutch has a website if you'd like to shop without going to Pigeon Forge. www.patternhutch.com They'd be proud to help you, I feel sure, 'cause they're really nice folks like that. :-) And no, they didn't ask me (or pay me) to say anything at all about their store. I'm just SURE you would like it as much as I do.
Terry had some family in recently and we spent some time visiting. We had a wonderful visit with them but it just didn't last long enough. It was sad so see Mimi head back to Arizona, Judy and Michael to Nashville and Christy and Andy back to South Carolina. :-( We will all be back together in December for the wedding of Judy and Michael! Can't wait to see everyone again. Here's some pictures of our time together. We were trying not to smile and it turned out sort of crazy, but it was fun. Actually we did make a group photo with us smiling and the file was corruped and didn't take. Go figure.
A couple of photos of the whole gang... Stone faced...Terry and his cousin Christy Parker Johnson... Mimi Anderson-Bauer and her mom Thula... Mimi and Kirsten... Judy and Michael test driving my car... Terry, Christy and me...
I'm so glad you took the time to visit me today. I hope you enjoy browsing my site. I'm stitching my way through life one stitch at a time. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org Blessings, Patty