Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy October

Good morning dear friends,

Hello to all my new followers!  Thank you for stopping by.  I've been busy, busy working on my Shepherds Bush piece, I even met the woman I am stitching it for.  Our LNS had a big sale this weekend so I told my husband that I was going to go pay a bill (which I did) then took a 15 mile detour and headed up to the store :)   I also got some more stitchy stuff that I ordered on line...

LHN- Snow White
I finally picked it up, I stitched it early this year and  it's been waiting for me... 

Some new charts to work on- I love each season, right now fall and everything pumpkins

LHN Winter plaid, the sampler threads and linen
Threadwork primitives Enchanted Crow chart

Toy Gatherer- Shepherds Bush
I'm almost there!  it's been such a long journey, love hate relationship with this piece

It was a busy weekend, High school homecoming parade Friday Night, football game, Homecoming dance Saturday night, Stitching and shopping on Sunday, Made some apple turnovers, so yummy out of the oven, soccer games last night, our school is on a winning streak- Go Trojans.

Today, all is quiet, kids at school, me and my stitching....life is good:)

I got this recipe on line a few weeks ago and finally tried them out, I've made them twice now, they are fantastic, I just can't remember where I got them from and my print out doesn't have the web address.  We have decided this is better than apple pie and I don't have to fight making pie dough that hates me.
I meant to take a picture but we ate them before i remembered.  If you try this let me know what you think.

Mt. Dew Apple Dumplings- cut in half

2 whole Granny Smith apples
2 cans (8 oz cans) Crescent Rolls
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
cinnamon to taste
1 can Mt. Dew soda

Peel and core apples.  Cut each apple into 8 slices each.  Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll.  Place in a 9x13 buttered pan

Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir.  Add vanilla, stir, and pour entire mixture over apples.  Pour Mt. Dew around the edges of the pan.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.  Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.  (I suggest pouring out the extra liquid if you are not eating this right away.) serve with vanilla ice cream.


  1. wow very sweet finish..and great stash..
    lots of love for you xx

    1. thank you for your kind words as always

  2. Your Toy Gatherer is so lovely.
    And I love your framed work.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

    1. Thank you very much, the toy gatherer is a contracted piece for a customer of our LNS. It's so big and done on 32 ct linen, but Shepherds Bush pieces are always so beatiful.

  3. Lovely projects, each & every one : )

    1. thank you so much Shirlee, i'm looking forward to doing some pieces for myself....after I finish my exhcange commitments. lol