Thursday, February 24, 2011

Burning, Burning, Burning!!

I sure wish that was calories that we are talking about and while the pounds are still slowly melting, I'm referring to CDs. I'm busy burning, burning cds. I finished my huge order to Nancy's Notions and got word that they received them. That's always good to know. =) Now I have received a request for availability for designs for a future order. How exciting is that? They are going to order more!! Thank you Lord!!

My office is coming along, slowly but surely. I want to make sure that everything has a place and a place for everything (that's the hard part). Please stay organized Gina!!! I have the office to a place where I can resume working. Much better than tripping over boxes but at least I have an area now, not just a path. lol So, time to get busy burning cds for Puyallup. I fly out Tuesday for Seattle and then will drive on over to Puyallup. Looking at the forecast, it looks pretty cold right now, so going to ship some cds so I have room for my coat in my luggage.

Visit : to see more about the Sewing Expo. Look for me there. =)

I'll fly home on the 7th then leave on the 10th for Dallas Quilt show

Come and say HI to me. Can't wait to meet you.

Friday, February 18, 2011

I've Been Published!!

I'm so excited with all the changes in my business. I just received the first magazine I've been published in!! Many thanks to Mary Mann and Debi Urban who each made a quilt and to Kathryn Rister (my mom!!) who quilted mine and Mary's quilts. =)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Morgan!

Wow, I can't believe my youngest is 8 now! And to think he had to spend the day at home with a fever. =( Since I couldn't leave to get a mix or a cake, I made him a home made cake. He told me it was the best birthday cake he has ever had. =)
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup real mayonnaise (not salad dressing)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup cold water

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add vanilla, mayonnaise and water. Beat until smooth.

Pour batter into a greased and floured 13x9-inch pan.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean (about 30-35 minutes).

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp. almond or vanilla extract **I used 1 tsp of each!!

In a food processor, process butter about 30 seconds or until smooth. Using a spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Add the confectioners sugar and process again, about 15 seconds.

While the motor is running, drizzle in the extract through the small opening in the feed tube.

Process for another 30 seconds, or until smooth.

Cooks Note: For a stiffer frosting, add a little less milk or more confectioners sugar. For a glaze, or thinner frosting add more milk or less confectioners sugar.

This same mixture can also be made in a stand mixer, but add the confectioners sugar on very low speed (or use the bowl cover), as it has a tendency to splash out of the bowl.