Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sunday's Best ~ God's Sunset Art Work

 

   @Georgetown, Kentucky, USA
My friend Deborah H. took this picture and posted it on social media. 
 
She simply posted "God's Artwork."  
 
Another note about this post said, "If you enlarge you can see a cat shape in the clouds. I’ve always loved the natural beauty that’s all around us if we just take the time to enjoy it. I’m sure you do the same."
 
I asked permission to share her picture on this blog. 
Her answer? "sure. These sunsets belong to all of us." 
 
I'm pretty sure I see the cat. Do you? 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Tuesday Tutorial~ Envelope Pillow Cover

 

A neighbor needed a couple of patio pillows recovered.  

So she bought a yard of fabric. 

I made the envelope style covers. 

Super quick. 

Took less than an hour to make both.





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Tuesday Tutorial
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 Cut a piece of fabric to match front of pillow plus a one half inch seam all around.
These pillows were 15 inch square.
 So cut a 15½ square which allows a quarter inch seam.
Use whatever your pillow measurement.
The two back pieces are 1/2 of width of pillow plus 3 inches or so.
You could use the length measurement if that is more appealing to design.
 

 

Double turn 1/4 inch along one edge and top stitch.
Lay the section you just top stitched right sides together on top of the square matching all the 3 sides.


Then lay the pieces with the selvage edge right side down on top of those 2 pieces matching all 3 sides.
If there isn't a piece with selvage edge, then turn edge under once and top stitch or serge or zig-zag edge to make as flat as possible edge.

Turn inside out through opening and straighten corners as much as possible.

The pillow is more pliable than the cover, so the cover can't be pulled over the pillow.  Instead, the pillow must be shoved, pushed, almost folded in half to go inside and go under the inside cover.

Almost like birthing in reverse.
I love this method because it doesn't have the added cost of a zipper,
and much faster than applying a zipper.

Enjoy your new pillows.


Friday, April 2, 2021

Fun Friday~ Faster Simple Deviled Eggs

 

While you're boiling those eggs to decorate for Easter, 
how many of you boil some extras to make Deviled Eggs,
 or some call them Dressed Eggs? 
 It's actually Mr. G's birthday,
 and this is one of his favorite things to eat that I make
 so he gets them on his birthday.  
 
Today I used my FAVORITE SIMPLE DEVILED EGGS recipe.
  I usually mix up the yoke filling then spoon it
into a zip bag to pipe into the egg whites. 
I also suggest add an extra tablespoon of mayo for creamier filling.
 
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 Today I had this idea.  
It sure was quicker especially when it came to CLEAN UP TIME.

Put a zip bag in a cup (container), 
then put all the filling ingredients in the bag.

Then give your hand some exercise squeezing the bag.
 
Cut a small piece off of a bottom corner and pipe the filling.
Then a sprinkle of paprika, of course.
 
Sorry green people, but I threw the bag away for quick clean up.
Maybe I'll consider cleaning zip bags when people start washing expensive coffee paper cups?
Happy Easter everyone!

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Thoughtful Thursday 171~ To Avoid Commercials

 

Whatever ever it takes to avoid commercials the cheap way.

 Entertainment offered on the shelf. 

*Think about it*
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