Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Exchanges, Chocolate, and Stitching...

....Who could ask for anything more?..
My Secret Cupid partner has received her gift, so here's my stitched contribution. This turned out to be a lot of fun using my Cropadile, ribbons, button hearts, and Kelmscott thread rings.

I also received a darling LHN chart "Chocolate Box" and Maxine card from Anne for mine. Can't wait to stitch this up.

And while I received Chocolate in charts, I also WON a certificate for a box of See's Candy from Parsley's giveaway. How awesome! Hmmm - better start dieting now!
I'm off to OK to see my brother's family. Played it safe with the weather by making sure my flight went through Dallas, instead of up north where they normally get all the snow. So WHERE does it decide to snow??? LOL
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stitching and Snow Cream

Not too much stitching to show, though I've been working on several items. Two of them secret, so they can't be posted yet. I added three more hearts to my Friendship Sampler; will be sending it off again soon.

Started Two Birds by Alessandra Adelaide...

Years ago, my DD gave me this for Mother's Day when she was twelve, so I proudly hang it in my kitchen. So maybe there's hope that one day she'll become a stitcher?

She has always loved Celtic designs. Who knew she'd end up marrying a guy of Scottish descent...

And two of my favorites - the queen and her subject...

Montana, a picture of my true baby (besides DH, of course....)

He's such a sweetie.

I've had numerous requests for Snow Cream, so here is a general recipe.

1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 can evaporated milk
1 t. vanilla
Snow (which seems to be in abundance in quite a few places!!!)

Mix all well together and add snow to your desired consistency.
Pretty easy and is delicious by itself or with chocolate syrup, etc.
And yes, I know it has raw eggs - I've had snow cream this way since I was a child and never had a problem, but I'll let you be the judge of that.

So if any of you intrepid souls try it, I'll be interested to hear your opinions. :)