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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Eastery Rednesday


I had fun creating this Easter Rednesday banner. Isn't Bunny cute in her Rednesday best?
Well, I for one can't wait to see your Springy Easter collectibles, creations, and decor. 
Don't forget that includes all the different 
shades, tints, and hues
And mix in some of other Easter/Springy colors too...hey
it's a party...the more color the merrier.

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Since this is an Easter Week Party I thought I'd  do a little 'baking' to share with you all...................................................
Easter Eggshell Cupcakes Check out this video for Easter Egg Cakes

Nutter Butter Chicks
Nutter Butter Easter Chicks. Photo by Kathy at Food.com
Ingredients:

Serves: 16Yield:
16
Easter ... Units: US | Metric
16 Nutter Butter sandwich cookies
12 ounces yellow candy melts or 12 ounces white chocolate candy melts, with
yellow food coloring (must be an oil-based coloring)
8 orange Tic Tac mints (beak)
black decorating gel (eyes) or icing (eyes)
wax paper
Directions:

1
Cut the Tic Tacs in half to form the chick's beak. Set aside.
2
Melt the candy coating as directed on the package. I use the microwave. If using white candy melts, add enough yellow food coloring to get a bright yellow tint.
3
Dip the Nutter Butter cookies in the melted candy coating, shake off the excess, then lay on the wax paper. Allow the coating to harden, about 10-20 minutes.
4
Pipe eyes on each chick. Add eyebrows or eye lashes if you like -- I think it gives them more personality.
5
Beak: Attach the beak using a bit of melted candy coating.
If you place in a basket, you can't forget to add cherry or cinnamon flavored jelly bean 'eggs' with all the other colors for Rednesday!
Well, before you go on to the other party-goers don't forget to grab your party recipes. Now, let's go see everyone.



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Rednesday Wednesday


I had fun creating this Easter Rednesday banner. Isn't Bunny cute in her Rednesday best?
Well, I for one can't wait to see your Spring
Don't forget that includes all the different 
shades, tints, and hues
And, mix in some of other Easter/Springy colors too...hey
it's a party...the more color the merrier.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Fool's Day


Okay...who's the wise guy.
sneeze, sniff, cough,   I know it's April Fool's Day, but give me a break. sniff,
An allergy attack?! wah. cough, sniff, blow, dabdab Really?!
I told ya God can be a laugh a minute....or the Other Guy, who is doin his little happy dance just gigglin away.
Well,  this week I am not missin the parties.
It's Rednesday here at Brown Gingham and there's a Cottage Paper Craft Party over at the Etsy Cottage Style Blogspot
I thought I'd post this cute get well card I saw....sorry I can't remember where.....

And some fun vintage ads from my old magazines



This is perfect for the Melmac collectors


and Pyrex



These are just fun for framing, using the recipe, and crafting with





Sigh..I am off. I want to visit all the other parties here too, See you later!

Let's Have A Rosy Spring


I had fun creating this Easter Rednesday banner. Isn't Bunny cute in her Rednesday best?
Well, I for one can't wait to see your Spring
Don't forget that includes all the different 
shades, tints, and hues
And, mix in some of other Easter/Springy colors too...hey
it's a party...the more color the merrier.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rednesday


I had fun creating this Easter Rednesday banner. Isn't Bunny cute in her Rednesday best?
Well, I for one can't wait to see your Spring
Don't forget that includes all the different 
shades, tints, and hues
And, mix in some of other Easter/Springy colors too...hey
it's a party...the more color the merrier.


Monday, March 24, 2014

Sigh

It is still winter here. It has been
up to 70 in the last 48 hours! sigh,,,,,someone up there has a warped sense of humor...I'm just
sayin.
Okay. As I type salt trucks seem to be preparing....schools are waiting for the dreaded SNOW DAY......grocery stores, of course, saw more than a few snow panicked shoppers...hehe, gotta laugh at those folks..sorry...  and me....I am not going any where on the outside if there is even a skim of white stuff on the driveway....like I said the Big Guy has a warped  sense of humor....my leg and rear are not meeting pavement again any time soon. Thankfully I feel much better. Still a twinge after a long day, but manageable.
I haven't been able to go walking anywhere in weeks....Jim brought me home a vintage magazine one night as a surprise and yesterday he took me to Waynesville, Ohio (antique mecca of southwest Oh)
to look for some fabric at the Fabric Shack for a shower gift I am finishing (pic later) OMG I love the place go HERE to check it out.
We grab some lunch and went into Lilly's Antique Mall to browse. I found 2 vintage pattern packets I'll show you later. But, alas, I still couldn't walk too far, but hey it was more than I did a few days prior.
Well, it's late ..12AM...or early morning..depending on how you see it. I'm pooped. See ya later. Oh and don't forget Rednesday on Wednesday!
Late morning update!!!
No SNOW!!!! what'd I tell ya. It's cold out there, but no ice..no white stuff....turned out today began as a good day!
Early afternoon continuation.......................
Ha. Now the Weatherman is saying late afternoon and evening building snow 'event'. Poor guy. I envision him tossin his charts in the air.
Anyhoo. This is a good day for stayin in and catchin up.

Doin a little cleanin up.............if my booboo's'll
let me....hmmmm.






Doin some embroidery
I'm thinkin of adding a line of country/cottagey hand-embroidered
pillowcases...Prim and Proper Pillowcases..... 
to my Brown Gingham line. I add various fabrics to the open end to create more of a pillow sham than a traditional case. They have been very popular for wedding shower gifts...I'm not finished with this one yet.


This is the one I mentioned earlier for the shower gift
Just a little glimpse..Catherine make be peekin....her bedroom colors are light blue, green, and white. After the shower I'll show the finished shams




This is the new vintage 1949 Woman's Day magazine Jim gave me a few weeks back. Guess I'll be doin a little readin too.

As I told ya before..Sunday I went to Waynesville to the Fabric Shack....if you didn't use the link above to check out this shop go back and click it! It is a fabric wonderland filled with traditional fabrics and ones that you'd swear were vintage feed sack. I suggest you go in cause I don't know about you, but I love to feel the fabrics as well as see em,.... that's where I found the stripe fabric for my gift. We also went into one of the small antique mall's, Lilly's
and I found these..................................................


two vintage pattern packets. The one to the left has 3  great apron patterns...one is a full duster!

the one below has two very traditional apron patterns, one a hostess, and one a work. Plus there are scarve patterns! and a slipper pattern! believe it or not I've never tried to make those.ass em up at  

Couldn't pass em up at $3.50 Oh and all the pattern pieces are there. Sometimes ya get home and there something gone..my luck.

So, this has been a loooonnnng post, but I haven't been able to sit long enough or see straight to type and I've missed hearing from you all and seeing your posts....that's the other thing on my to do list....go Blog Hoppin! And of course see you all for Rednesday Wednesday
And, I'm also joining
http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/
http://www.astrollthrulife.net/
http://mamaldiane.com/
http://www.wecallitjunkin.com/
http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/
http://www.aglimpseinsideblog.com/
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Sunday, March 16, 2014

It's St. Patty's Day!


Happy St. Patrick's Day
Hope today brings you all the luck of the Irish and you keep a little jig in your step.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Welcome Rednesday


Hello Everyone!
Sorry I missed last Weeks Rednesday
My Dad was in the hospital..he's doing fine...and I got new med for my achin back. I really works well, but it causes blurry vision..sigh...so typing is very hard and reading posts are almost impossible.
I really miss you all.
I am going to post the party and hope you all have a red letter day!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Rednesday

Okay, I know it's late, but  this tumble has taken on a life of it's own. The meds of last week finally made me sick, so this week began a new one. I keep falling asleep between things I need to get done and to my hurtful pride I cannot sit long enough to type a sentence 8[ !  So, I am going to put up Rednesday Wednesday which I would never miss. 
Rednesday is a weekly blog party celebrating everything RED. Sunset reds to garnet reds....
tomato reds to strawberry reds...and every shade in between. Posts can showcase vintage finds. collections, decor, fashion, designs or items you have for sale, seasonal items, recipes,etc. The connecting thread will be the color RED.

 I thought I'd have a nice post to share since I had planned to go to the antique mall, but I could only walk one aisle and gave up.          I hope you all can join in, have fun, and visit each other. I'll be in the background watching the fun, but again I can't sit long enough to send a comment.....sigh.
Happy Rednesday!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Oh my achin...b....behind

What a dip I am!! I had a terrific Sunday....all day in the ER 8/
The day started out fine I was going to walk down the driveway to my house and start a pork roast in the crock pot and head to the Library, then Jim was gonna take me to the Antique Mall to look around. I hadn't gotten far when my one foot slipped,,,almost recovered with Jim's help, but nooooo, of course not my knee dislocated! Nothing unusual I have a floating knee cap. Got back into Mom and Dad's to change into fry clothes, but within about 15 minutes I wasn't able to do more than hobble...ooooooo..I was sooo mad. I was rteally afrain I'd busted my hip, but no..thanks goodness.
just pulled muscles, strained knee, and pinched sciatica. sigh.
Got  my trusty old cane and plenty of meds..hehe..just woke up again....I got way too mush I need to so for this silliness. sigh.
I try to stay up to to type this, but it's not working so good.
I think I';m gonna put Rednesday up a little early. 

I hope you all can come by say hi...keep me company....I'll be checkin in, butnot sure i'll be able to attend my own party...or answer back right away....erg...I can't even type right my fingers want to do their own thing. 
On a brighter note it is raining here and the ice is melting!!!!
it's gonna be in the 70's Thurs. sob...you watch I'm not gonna be able to get up and out...sigh. I gotta go I can't sit no more.....oh I am such a clutz!