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. :)

36 comments:

Tracey said...

Thanks for the recipe! One of our customers was talking about making it the other day- and that we didn't have enough snow here for it. lol You never know about your DD- I used to stitch off and on from 8th grade til I was in my 20's-then once I joined online stitching groups it was all over- they keep me inspired and stitching, as well as blogs, etc.:)

Marion said...

Thank you for the recipe....I had never heard of snow cream!!
Oh how I wish one of my DD's would be a stitcher, or a knitter, or crocheter!! They don't have any interest at all.
Love the dogs!!

Take care, Marion

Sharlotte said...

My mom used to make this for use when we were kids. We all loved it! The Friendship sampler is looking great!

Mel said...

Great looking stitching! And the doggies are cute too. :)

AFwife99 said...

The SAL is coming along. Love the pictures of your doggies too!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your hearts look great!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Your Two Birds will be fun to do. The AA's are nice to do up. My only DD has a knack for picking up the TWD's like her mom and has become an accomplished stitcher herself. She stands as a 4th generation of stitchers in our family. Having that history to share is a wonderful thing to hold dear to our hearts.
Be always in stitches.

Meari said...

Nice stitching, Carolyn. The snow here is really dirty now so don't think I'll be trying the snow cream, lol.

Von said...

Love how the hearts in your sampler are coming along!

There's always hope that your DD will one day come back to her stitching. My oldest dd has a project that she works on now and then over the last four years, lol. She's more of a crocheter than stitcher. :D

Carol said...

Lovely stitching, Carolyn! And thanks for the recipe for snow cream--with the 30" of snow we've received in the past 6 days, I think I could make enough to feed the entire state of PA!!

Debbie Jo said...

Ohhhhh I am so jealous..no snow here but love Snow Cream. Used to do that all the time in Chicago ages ago. They put us under a "winter weather watch" here in south east GA for tomorrow,,can you believe that,,will rain I am sure. Your sampler is very pretty and those fur babies and adorable.

Always smiling said...

Thank you for the words of encouragement on my blog, I am finding life tough at the moment I think I wandered off the Lord's pathway... as you do!
I had taken details of your Zentangle as I have loads of variegated floss and they would be ideal for one.
I love your Hearts RR... and had to read your snow cream recipe twice, do you really add real snow?
Ours is dirty! So I'll leave that for you all in US where it must be pristine! LOL
I have just taught my daughter to knit for the second time, I first showed her when she was 9 and that was 38 years ago!She's doing fine its going to be a holey scarf!!
Blessings

Chris x

Nancy M said...

Secret projects aren't any fun until you can share them!!! Montana is so cute! I see the gates are still in place.LOL I could try the snow cream since we hardly have any tracks in our snow in the backyard. Not even many squirrel paths yet! Good luck getting your RR out once again.

Gabi said...

Your hearts look great. Love to see the bird design grow. And Montana is a sweetie. He looks gorgeous.
Thanks for the snow recipe. Although I won't be able to follow it through. We never have snow here.

Karen said...

Love your stitching...your friendship hearts is looking so good! Your doggy is so cute!!!!!!

Maybe one day we will get some snow in SC so that I can make snow cream....

DJ said...

Thanks for the recipe for snow cream, I'll have to give it a go tomorrow, if I don't have to go to work! We definitely have enough snow for it! LOL Your hearts look great! Can't wait to see progress on your Two Birds. How nice that your DD has shown an interest in stitching, must do your heart proud! *Hugs*

Anonymous said...

Your sampler is looking great, also the little finish you did for your daughter and love the pictures of your dogs.

Marl

stitchinfiend said...

Love the hearts and Two Birds is going to look fabulous on that fabric. As for the snow cream recipe it sounds delicious unfortunately we don't get snow where I live in Aust.

Shelley said...

I wish I could try the snow cream. No snow here, thank goodness!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Do you think "we" all use the same recipe? That's about mine, too! Do you see that we and further south are supposed to get accumulation this time? Yeah, right! But if we do, and I can get some soft and clean snow, it will be made into snow cream! Love your stitching and your babies! That love of the scottish ran deeper than you realized, didn't it? Must've put them in the same networks...

Brigitte said...

Don't give up on your DD - I started stitching in my forties, so she still has a lot of time. But her first stitched piece looks really promising.
Looking forward to seeing more of the Two Birds.

Threads and thoughts said...

Thanks for the recipe, sadly the snow has almost gone and what is still there is not the kind you want in your food.
I love the RR! And of course the doggies!
Edith

Caroline said...

Your daughter's design is so cute! My DD is almost 9 and I keep hoping it'll rub off - so far her favourite stitching activity is winding floss..... I love your dogs - so beautiful!

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Sharon said...

What great projects you're working on! That piece that your daughter stitched must be a real treasure for you...
The snow cream sounds yummy - I'm surrounded by sand not snow though, so I'll guess I'll stick with Ben and Jerry's for now... :)
Also love the pics of your fur-babies.... they look so sweet!

Michele said...

ahhhh your snow cream sounds yummy! some day if we ever get snow again, I'll be making me a batch :)

Mare said...

Love the hearts project & nice stitching on the others. I wish I had a DD to share my love of stitching with. My son is afraid to let his girl friend get too close to me because I might infect her with my craftiness. Love the pet photos!

Mare said...

Love the hearts project & nice stitching on the others. I wish I had a DD to share my love of stitching with. My son is afraid to let his girl friend get too close to me because I might infect her with my craftiness. Love the pet photos!

Wendy said...

Nice progress on your stitching!! Great work.

Ooh boy and Montana is really growing fast. He is such a sweetie. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures :)

Hugs,
Wendy

Felicity said...

I've never heard of this food before, but I might try the recipe, anyway. The doggie pics are gorgeous. Is the Queen a Japanese Spitz? Samplers look fabulous!

Kathy said...

Montana has gotten so big!! Love the photos. He really is a handsome boy.

That snowcream sure sounds interesting. And yes we have plenty of snow to try it with. LOL Though Rory has been eating his share. :)

MaryT said...

We used to make snow ice cream too:0) Nice memory. Beautiful stitching!

Hazel said...

What on earth is snow cream??? You don't actually use real snow do you? Am I being a blonde here? Anyways love your wips. x

Carol's Stitching said...

I too make snow icecream but my recipe is a little different. I don't use eggs and instead of the evaporated milk, I use condensed milk (Eagle Brand) which is thicker. I love your friendship sampler - was this a design you came up with yourself?

Sharon said...

I have never heard of snow cream before. Of course I can't get that in Florida! Your projects look good-I really like your fabric for Two Birds. Looking forward to seeing your progress on that.

Mylene said...

The Firiendship Sampler Is looking Beautiful and love the fabric you are using with your new project.
Cute picture of your dogs.