Monday, October 31, 2011

I would like to enlist your help:

The daughter entered her dog in a costume contest at work. If you are on Facebook, please vote for Morgan:

cowgirl morgan

Click here.

Morgan came with her name when Em helped a friend out by taking her; since then, she has remarked how much she resembles Dobby from Harry Potter. She was almost considering re-naming her, but the name “Morgan”  has stuck.

NaBloPoMo starts tomorrow. I’m still debating whether to join or not….

Sunday, October 30, 2011

I’m Back….

and almost done with this:

GG53 macro

I have one page left to do. More when I can keep my eyes awake…

Friday, October 28, 2011


cupcake charlies

A strawberry champagne cupcake from Cupcake Charlies!


Thanks Joanne!

Monday, October 24, 2011

2 More!

Two more readers looking for "frowny face": Dallas Texas the day after my post, and London England yesterday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What the???

So my Feed-jit traffic feed shows how some of my readers arrive at my blog, either directly, or from another blog, or thru a google search. For some reason, I've had numerous hits-I want to say I'm getting close to 10 in the past month- from people searching for "frowny face" ?????
People from around the world, no less. Just when I think it's a fluke, another one pops up.
What's with THAT???!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Nappy Time…

sunny delilah

Saturday, October 8, 2011

More Stitching…

Progress on Beacon House:


The second tree took less time to stitch than the first.  There is actually 3 different flosses for the snow:  GAST “Oatmeal”, WDW “Light Khaki” & WDW “Snowflake”. The bottom of the piece is about 20 stitches below the bottom of the lower tree trunk.

I’ve been fighting off a sinus thing for 2, closer to 3 weeks now. It seems every other day I’m headachy and nauseous. It’s been very tiresome; I have to force myself to get up to walk in the morning , and I’ve been skipping riding in the evening (although I managed to ride twice in the past 3 days). My lawn is seriously overgrown- I HAVE to take care of it today, and all I want to do is take a nap.


Monday, October 3, 2011

A Request for a Recipe!

Catherine wanted to know how I made the Lime Cream Cheese Frosting for my vanilla cake.  Here you are, Catherine:

Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 TBSP softened butter
  • 1 (1 lb. Box) confectioners sugar (4 cups?)
  • zest from 1 lime
  • 2 TBSP lime juice (or from 1 lime, whichever is less)

In a large mixing bowl, whip butter and cream cheese together with a hand-held mixer. Gradually beat in the confectioners sugar until thoroughly combined and smooth. Beat in the zest and juice.

Yield: enough to generously frost a 9 x 13 sheet cake, with extra leftover for a few cupcakes.

Like these:

vanilla cupcakes


vanilla cupcakes frosted

Saturday, October 1, 2011

For the Birds…

Here’s Beacon House, after stitching Thursday:


And a little closer, for those of you who may want to critique my proficiency at stitching:


I’m enjoying my time with this piece, although I don’t seem to be progressing very quickly. Maybe it’s all the double-checking the chart so often? The difference between this photo and last post’s is about 3 hours of stitching time.

I’m picking up some Chinese for dinner with Bob at rehab.

We had one day (yesterday) of “dry” (as in not-humid”) air, and today we’re back in the soup. I’m really getting tired of feeling like a grease-ball and having the frizzy hair-do!