Monday, November 16, 2009

Congratulations and a Recipe!

Hi Everyone -

I wanted to let you know that Ann from
has had some very exciting news! She is being featured in one of the most recent Australian Homespun magazines. I'm so happy for her! Do visit her blog by clicking on it under "Blogs I Enjoy" on my page and see her beautiful work.

Next, I want to share a very quick but tasty recipe - "Crockpot Taco Chicken":

1# boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1C chicken broth
1 pkg taco seasoning

Dissolve the taco seasoning in the chicken broth. Place chicken breasts in crockpot and pour chicken broth over it. Cover and cook 6-8 hours on low. Remove chicken from pot and save broth. With two forks, shredd chicken; return to pot and stir into broth. This can be used in tacos, quesidillas, enchilladas - the sky's the limit! I usually make a triple batch and freeze it in ziploc bags. That way you can pull it out when you want and just let it thaw at room temperature. Since it is already cooked, prep time is quick! Hope you enjoy it :)

Have a good week!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Back In The Saddle!

Hi Everyone -

I'm finally back - my husband and I were graciously loaned a cottage to "escape" to for a week - which we did! My oldest sister and her husband built it and were so kind to let us use it for a much needed rest. No phone, no t.v., no computer access! But I didn't go without packing some hand sewing projects so here are the latest photos!

The Christmas table runner is almost finished as you can see - I had forgotten how long it takes to hand stitch but I found it so relaxing and rewarding.

Onto my Double Stitch, as you can see I've put my four hand pieced squares together with a border and have begun to embroider a vine which will have button flowers on it.
Last but not least, I took my wool stash and began to cut out and Wonder Under the wool pieces for my autumn wall hanging. True to my form, I'm altering it - seems like I am always changing patterns - but that is the fun of sewing - you can make what you really want!

I've missed posting and hearing from all of you - drop me a line and tell me what you are working on. Thanksgiving? Christmas? Someone's birthday? I'm always interested in seeing new patterns and projects.

One more item before I go, Tammy of Treadleworks by Tammy has opened an Etsy Store and the link is: Do stop over and check it out! Tammy does a wonderful job with her blog so check that out too - it is under "Blogs I Enjoy" on my main page.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!