Wednesday, March 30, 2011

We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties…

please stand by.


I also cooked up The Pioneer Woman’s Dr.Pepper Pork Roast. MMMMMM!!!! I did it in my crock pot though, so I had to reduce the sauce a bit on the stove top. Good eating!

Monday, March 21, 2011

First Day of What???

At least yesterday was nice. I’m having a dreadful PMS/menopausal psychosis and literally ran away to the barn yesterday afternoon. I had been asked to feed lunch to the horses and let the dogs out because the owners were out all day. I grabbed my stitching bag in which I had this kitted up and ready to go: 


“Hilltop Seasons” by The Sunflower Seed. It’ll look like this:


I fed the animals, let the dogs out and then back in, and sat in my nice warm car. The sun was absolutely splendid! I stitched for almost 2 hours, then napped for about half an hour and then it was time to bring in the horses that were in their pastures. When I got home, I grilled a hamburger outside, and chilled out on the couch until the 2 guacamoles got home.

I also finished this last week, except for the little buttons:

HinH Wee Santa 2010 4

And today I’m still very crabby and feeling out of sorts, but have to go to a Selectmen’s meeting for a hearing about the TATTOO parlor (!!!!!) that is moving into the strip mall behind my house- just f*%$*^-ing NICE.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St.Patrick’s Day!

One Irish Car Bomb later:



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Monday, March 14, 2011


HinH Wee Santa 2010 3

Heart in Hand’s “Wee Santa 2010”. I had enough of the GA “Cranberry”; I have about 18” of a full strand left, plus two ply of another 18”. Phew! All I have left to do is to finish the border, and his cheeks and sew on 3 buttons.

I’m also back on track with Quaker Halloween:

CS Quaker Halloween35

Here’s a close-up of my fixed -mistake:

CS Quaker Halloween35A

I love the little bat! I’m thinking of personalizing with the names of my pets. Still not entirely sure….

Sunday, March 13, 2011

What time is it?

I hate these post-change-the-clock-days. I feel like I just got up and half the day is gone already. Maybe because I stayed up to watch SNL last night.

Zach G-something, from a supposedly funny movie that I didn’t watch, and starring in “the Green Hornet” (didn’t the original have an AMC Pacer- remember those???) (or did “The Green Hornet” already get released?), did this little bit; I thought it was priceless:

You’ll have to click thru this site for the video; the embedder tool doesn’t want to create a valid link:

The DC

I hope it stays up so you can watch!



OOPS! I just googled “The Green Hornet” and that stars another actor, Seth Rogan, whose supposedly funny movies I have also not seen.

(Please excuse the grammar in the sentence above)(and that one, too)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

‘nuff said…..

From the link I shared two posts ago:

“I have read several "new age" forecasts that go something like this: "Extreme SuperMoon this month (March 2011) will bring strong earthquakes and storms and/or unusual climate patterns."


“AccuWeather Facebook fan page member Daniel Vogler adds, "The last extreme super moon occurred was on January 10th, 2005, right around the time of the 9.0 Indonesia earthquake. That extreme super moon was a new moon. So be forewarned. Something BIG could happen on or around this date. (+/- 3 Days is my guess)"

Sometimes being right isn’t such a good thing, is it?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Yummy fun…

My Etsy twitter feed brought this to my attention:

If you’re having a girl’s birthday party (little or big girls!), this could be lots of fun!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wonderful Wednesday Wrecipes

I found another scone recipe, and this one is my favorite so far. The original recipe was just a plain scone; I added the orange zest and craisins. (I like to live on the wild side.)I bet you could substitute chocolate chips if that’s how you roll.  These were tender and almost light- just shy of perfect!

Best Scones

  • 2 cups cake flour, more as needed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 TBSP sugar
  • 5 TBSP cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ to ¾ cup heavy cream, more for brushing
  • zest from one orange
  • 1/3 cup craisins
  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Put the flour, salt, baking powder, and 2 TBSP of sugar in a food processor and pulse 3 times to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles cornmeal. Turn into large bowl.
  2. Add egg and zest and just enough cream to form a slightly sticky dough. Add craisins and mix to combine. If dough is too sticky, add a little flour. Dough should still stick a little to your hands.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead once or twice, then press into a ¾ inch thick rectangle, about 8” x 8”. Cut dough into approximately 9 squares, and arrange on a parchment lines baking sheet, about an inch apart. Brush the top of each scone with a bit of cream and sprinkle with reserved sugar.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees for 9-12 minutes, or until scones are golden brown. Serve immediately.

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