Monday, January 23, 2017

15 Minute Shrimp Linguine With Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce!



This is what I made for our dinner last night!


So good!
If you click on the the recipe--- you should be able to print.

Have a great week!!!
xoxo Carolyn

Monday, January 9, 2017

New Year, New Ideas, Projects To Work On and Packing up Christmas 2016!


planning my next projects...
Digging into my lace box, so much fun!
I layered some lace trims together getting ready to make a zipper pouch.

This pouch inspired me and was pictured on Rag Bag Gals Group (on Face Book).  

 Then, I saw these two bunnies...more fun ideas!
Started this table topper before Christmas ---as you see, didn't get it finished. I plan to finish up and it will be ready to use next year!
 Christmas treasures of 53 years ready to be packed up.
Here we are--- Mrs and Mr Clause.
Santa is saying "Bye, Bye  and Happy New Year Dear Friends."
Sharing with each other our sewing,quilting projects and fun craft ideas is always so inspirational! Thank you.
Hug's, Carolyn   


Sunday, December 18, 2016

It' Beginning To Look Like Christmas!


It' a snowy and cold day here in Iowa. But the sun is shining and the snow glistens!
And it's cozy inside. 

I've got a pot of vegetable, beef and barley soup cooking on the stove and waiting for the dinner rolls to raise and bake in the oven, perfect for a chilly nights dinner!     
  
Just received my Christmas quilt back from long-arm quilter "Diane Raush"... she enhanced all the block appliques and it just pops. I am so pleased with this fun quilt...and just in time for "Christmas!" Thank you Diane!

Wool table mat with special vignettes on top.
 Our dinning room table will soon be set for "Christmas Eve" dinner with our family! Every one has a special seating spot.
 "Merry Christmas" to you dear friends ...

  God Bless You and your Families!
Hug's, Carolyn

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Market to Market!


It's that time of the year for the "HOLIDAY MARKET" 

And......

Lot's of vendors, over 50!!!

"Marcie's" topper!
and her "beautiful" houses!.
My Santa's, 
water color cards,
. applique aprons, kitchen towels, note book covers, Christmas ornaments and table toppers.  

"Carol's"  applique snowman coffee mug creations
and coffee mat's.
"Santa", will be there too!

Gotta go and put the finishing touches on my offerings, pack up and get ready for Friday and Saturday's Holiday Market 2016!  
Hug's Carolyn

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Gobble, Gobble!!!!

Turkey talk "translated", HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your families! 


XOXOXO, Carolyn

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hand Quilting with Friends and Antique Photos Women Quilting!



I quilt with friends every Wednesday from 9 till 12. We start by sharing quilting projects, visiting, laughter, and of course, quilting! 
 We have two quilting racks. About 12 attend every week. Our ages range from 33 to 96!
 We break at 10:00 for treats!
Then, back to work! 
 When home, I quilt while we  watch baseball or football!  
 This is what I'm working on now.
 Sharing a few photos of quilters of the past. 
 She looks cozy in her living room...
 and, she is on a mission...
From quilting to knitting?? 
 Wonder what she is thinking of
Maybe, something special, don't you think!!

Hope you are having fun with your quilting projects!

Hug's, Carolyn

Friday, October 28, 2016

Gearing Up For Halloween


We are enjoying Iowa's beautiful fall colors. View of the Red Maple from our front porch!  
 Went on a short road trip and found a few more pumpkins.
 Just about ready to take the fern inside. It won't be able to survive the colder weather. 

Is Hazel the Witch scary enough----- or not? 

or how about her?

This Scare Crow doesn't look too scary ------ does he?
Getting ready to fill the treat basket for the visitor's on Sunday night! 
I've been working on this fun wool applique table mat. I have a few more stitches to do and then will be finished.  
Chester wishes you all a Happy Halloween...."BOO".
Me too!!!!
Carolyn