This recipe is an old one, but a favourite still. I found it in one of those little books you pick up at the grocery check outyears and years ago. I’ve since lost the book, so this is from memory and quantities are approximate…. but you really can’t make a mistake anywhere 😀
- 2 cups cold cubed turkey
- 3 cups cooked pasta… any shape you like….. I used bow ties today
- 4 chopped green onions
- 2 chopped celery stalks
- 1 cup pineapple chunks (reserve 2 tablespoons of juice)
- 1 can mandarin oranges (drained)
- A couple handfuls of walnut halves
- 1 cup or so Mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup or so sour cream
- 2 tablespoons of pineapple juice
- Salt and pepper
Toss it all together. Serve very cold on a very hot day and everyone will love you!
I think you could even leave out the turkey and your vegetarian friends would be happy too🍴
I’ve come to realize that paper and pencils still have great value in my life, and no more so than for my sewing plans and orders.
For the past year or so I’ve been using a notebook I found somewhere… Plastic lime green cover… and every time so looked at it I cringed.
So finally, I put together this little cover made from selvedges I’ve been collecting for ages.
It’s my first project made from these little bits and I love it! It’s lined with fusible fleece to give it body. Cringing is over! 😀 Let the note-taking begin in style!
I have been so completely remiss in posting here; not certain why but I will blame my old and so slow Mac. And yes, I have other devices, like my beautiful iPhone 6+ that I am using in this moment but it’s not the same as the giant screen and my installed Photoshop
But this will have to do.
The other reason for my neglect here is quite simply that my most favourite toy is my fancy sewing machine and with it the creation of fun objects. Sometimes I head over to one of my computer-type devices but find my body veering in the direction of my sewing area instead. I am hopeless. My hands are a terrible mess and I would prove this with s photo but this would have you running screaming into the woods, so I won’t.
There is some travel I am doing this spring so will be away from all my toys for many days…. Perhaps I will feel like posting then? This remains to be seen.😄
Hooray! I’ve discovered the ever so easy to use WordPress app for my iPhone so no excuses now
I’ve even added a new page for totes since the old ones were getting buried on the Bags page
Check it out the Personalized Totes page in the Bags section
But meanwhile, gaze upon this sweet guy made from a pattern from While She Naps, Ferdinand the frog. In this pic he is celebrating his birth. And why not? He is adorable, I think.
The guy up above? We are not sure who he is. If you recognize him, do let me know.
Those who know me are aware I had surgery this year to fix a tendon tear in my shoulder.
I had a wonderful doc and an awesome PT….. Lisa McClusky. This in no way diminishes my wonderful massage therapist, Stephanie Kruuk who got me through the past several years!
As a thank you to Lisa, I made her this rather giant pillow …a take-off from her business card. It’s pouffy, puffy and blue and I so enjoyed making it for her. It’s all cotton, but for the appliqué which is cut from felt to give somewhat of a 3-D effect.
Here is it for you to see.
I had a notice earlier this month that something I had made would be featured on Embroidery Library’s showcase and low and behold, I checked and there it was! I did have fun making these pillows. See the post here. Embroidery library is a great site for machine embroidery designs; I have purchased many over the years and can attest to their extensive collection, reasonable prices and quality stitch-outs. Thanks for the showcase, EL!
special pillow for my dear friend Jell
Taylor pillow with design from EL
Well it’s been awhile and with lots of good reasons, but suffice it to say life has been full lately. Finally some down time today and a chance to dig out the fleece and create something fun for a special little guy who is turning 5. He already has a grey one but this fellow (pattern from Abby Glassenberg) is bigger and better and bluer and comes with its own lunch!
Happy birthday dear Tom!
A beautiful blue shark with his lunch swimming nearby
A big shark and some little fishies
I can’t wait to give these to some special friends… so please keep things quiet!! Check out the shiny seahores and fishes… more on that later. The Fish, you see, may become shark food down the road. Ouch for the fish.
Mermaids in the making
And all in a row, ready for the pool
Shiny, happy Sea horses
Just hanging out in their basket, waiting for the right conditions.
For a few days now, this song has been reverberating in my head. My daughter first showed this to me last year and I didn’t quite “get it” then, but I do now. It’s catchy. Have a listen and a look at the youtube video and you will see why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE But be careful! You won’t get this out of your head for a lonnnnng time.
I wanted to make a few foxes for gifts at Christmas and found Stitched by Crystal’s pattern to be fun and easy.
3 created and another on the operating table, so far.
Stay tuned for the addition of their relatives. And scarves.
Today, the small red fox, named Barrie, (after his home town) went to live with my mom in Haliburton. There are other foxes there nearby, so he won’t be lonely.
And my friend Jenn, who has brilliant ideas, asked me to make a sleeping bag for her son’s toy and voila, this was created! It looks pretty cozy. This is a keeper idea. Thanks Jenn. I call this bear Better, because when you have one, everything is just suddenly made better. His pattern is from While She Naps, the Charity Bear.
I must have a “thing” for the sea lately, as I have been leaning towards creatures of the sea and have had so much fun with patterns from Abby Glassenburg and others.
First the mermaids and the little fishes with patterns from at whileshenaps.com
Here are some pics, but shhhh, don’t tell anyone, as they are mostly Christmas gifts for young and not so young friends!
Down by my own “sea” in my backyard, with my new friends
And today I discovered the perfect friend to accompany these, a little seahorse from Lia’s Crafty Journey’s blog.
I used some minky I had left over from a baby blanket and created this little guy. I used safety eyes instead of felt. There will be many more of these to come.
Then along came a sweet friend: I made him out of a listening grey stretchy bit I had in my stash left over from who-knows-what and guess what? I love him! He looks like he has just jumped right out of the surf.
Then I wondered what would happened if I introduced them to one another. So far so good. They are observant, anyway.
Sea horses meeting for the first time