Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My first PIF gift has been received!

I have completed one of my obligations to pay it forward, now I have to get busy and do two more!! I wonder where I am at with the 365 days, hmmmmm. Surely I have quite a bit of time left! ;-) Kathy,
blogged about it so sweetly. I was concerned wether it was good enough etc and she sure seemed to appreciate/enjoy it and that makes me happy :-) :-) I hope she doesn't mind that i stole one of her pictures to share with you as I did not take a picture of everything before sending. She shares more on her blog.

She loves cherry's and mentioned in one of her earlier blogs that she was going to decorate her new sewing room in a cherry theme, so that inspired me to use the oh cherry oh fabric just for her!
PIF feel good :-)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I wish I was blogging about something exciting I finished. But, I am still in the unpacking process and have not yet had a chance to sit down and sew. (I have no idea why my typing is being underlined???) Anyways, I did find a lovely little giveaway going on at bluebird quilts and thought I would post that so my blog didn't seem so dead!! lol
I hope I win! I hope I win!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Hoot Hoot!

I was able to complete my cute little owl wallhanging last night.
I have to credit for the Hoot saying. I knew I wanted to write something with Hoot and when I saw her cute little owl stitchery with "Life's a Hoot", I said "that's it"!
(click on pic for larger image)
I was sooooo pleased to hear that my pincushion swap partner FINALLY rec'd her parcel after almost 3 months! I was so discouraged as this was my first ever swap and I thought for sure it must have gotten lost in the mail.
Ruthie blogged about it the other day :-)
Today we start the process of the move. It's going to be a stressful 2-3 week process, but will be worth it in the end. We are going to stay at my inlaws until we find a place so we can let the kids start school with everyone else. No sense starting them here for a few weeks and then switching. My sewing room is the last one to go. When we are here I may to need to sneak away for some me time!! Hopefully!

Friday, September 4, 2009

SOLD/Skor cake

The final papers have been signed and it's official...our house is SOLD!! From the time the sign went up to the final signatures, it took two weeks...crazy!! Because it's a done deal now, I will be able to travel home and get the kids started in their school which will be better for them..although it's going to be a crazy month with travelling back and forth and finalising the move!!
Over the weekend I didn't get around to completing my owl hanging, but I did make a Skor cake. I thought it would be fun to take pictures to share the recipe as I have had the recipe requested from my friends on facebook. They loved the pictures to go along with the recipe. It's sooo easy peasy and it's terribly sinful but oh so good! first off you need these 5 ingredients. You can chose any chocolate cake mix you fancy.
Prepare cake batter as instructed.

Once baked and hauled out of the oven, poke a gazillion holes in it. This allows the 'sauce' to seep into the cake. I used the end of a wooden spoon to poke the holes.

Pour the eagle bran milk over and then spread all over cake followed by the butterscotch syrup doing the same. You do this while the cake is still hot.

Then you crush up two of the skor bits. I usually freeze first as they seem to crush better and a meat tederizer does the trick or anything that you can smash them!

Sprinkle the skor bits all over the cake and then allow to completely cool.

Once cooled you add the large tub of coolwhip and then add the remaining two skor bars you have smashed to bits!! ;-)

And voila!