Happy happy Tuesday to you all - what a gorgeous day here, the high was 83F and no humidity, it was so good to get out and about! I took Sam to his doctor appointment and imagine my embarrassment when I was told it was NEXT Tuesday...ever done that? Sigh.
This is the time of year where everywhere you look, there are vintage cars on the road. All gearing up for the Dream Cruise, I think. I've taken to carrying my camera with me everywhere, as I love old cars. These are two we saw today - a Thunderbird,
and I believe a Continental.
There were more, but I wasn't quick enough. Most were driving away from me. Love it.
I got my July Christmas Through The Year gift done. Not too happy with it, as my tension seemed off, it was the top thread I was using. I switched to a different thread finally, but the damage was done. Front....
and back. I had to use two different fabrics for the pockets, there wasn't enough of the cherries. It takes one yard for the pockets and lining.
I think it'll be ok though.
Since today was Tuesday, we went to Shirley's. These pics are from last week, but there were left-over goodies and we had them again this week. OH YUM. Cherry Nut Squares.
Mom thoroughly enjoyed them, like a good diabetic should. *insert major sarcasm*
Greta really wanted some too.
But of course she can't. If you'd like some, here's the recipe!
Cherry Nut Squares
1/2 lb soft oleo [margarine?]
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup chopped nuts
1 can cherry pie filling
Cream oleo and sugar, add vanilla and eggs. Stir in flour and nuts. Spread 3/4 of batter in ungreased 13x9" pan, cover with pie filling and drop remaining batter by spoonfuls on pie filling spread [will not cover filling completely]. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top when cool.
So very yummy, it reminded me of strawberry shortcake.
What else - I found the cutest tutorial for Little Sneaks Shoe Deodorizers from a link on Stephanie's blog - they are the sweetest little dolls, and the faces are printable on fabric! I think they'd make fabulous Christmas gifts.
The blocks for Kaaren's quilt are coming along, I'm in the trimming and sashing stage. I've made myself a turntable cutting mat - I'll have to show that soon - very easy and almost free, lol. Trimming sure seems like it takes the longest, doesn't it? And yet it's so very necessary.
Seems like there was more I had to tell you, if I think of it I'll let you know. My poor memory....I'll leave you with a couple of gratuitous animal shots - Hermione, whose name I just discovered I've been spelling wrong for YEARS [yes, she's my cat] and Greta, Shirley's Schnauzer. Spoiled rotten animals, they are. Hermione's nickname is Wide Load, just sayin'....
Almost forgot - I've discovered the secret behind this massive heat wave in the USA. It's coming from Washington, D.C. All that hot air is just blowing around the country....
Have a great week!