Thursday, November 24, 2011

Awesome blogs to check out..........

Ok so I thought I would show some love to the blogs that I follow. One of them is Naughty Shorts. She is a fab seamstress and never runs out of great ideas. She is an inspiration to me every time I go to her blog. He is the link
She is also hosting a giveaway that I think is well worth the checking out. When you check her blog you will know why I love it so much.
The next blog I love to check out is Whitney Sews. She is a talented person who does video blogging. This is very innovative because I have not seen another blog like it. I have learned so much in my year an a half of sewing from her. Here is the link
Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving and stuff.......

Well we have been busy here. I have been washing vintage linens, selling a broken sewing machine and having the 401 looked at, recovering the highchair and celebrating out wedding anniversary. Looks like my loving husband will be working on Thanksgiving day as well so we will make the best of it. The thought of trying to prepare the entire feast for just three people (my children and I) seems a little much. My daughter suggested chicken nuggets. This idea comes from the Thanksgiving at preschool. I will think of something that I don't have to spend so much time preparing and so much time cleaning up after. I.E. Picking the turkey and not to mention getting up early to put it in the oven. Here are some pics from the short time since my last post.

Thanksgiving at her preschool.
 The two cushions with their new gingham covers and the PVC to go over that. The Singer 401A sewed over it nicely. Thats the machine I had out since the repair man came to visit. Of course I had to put some masking tape on the bottom of the sewing machine foot so it would not stick to the PVC.
Hand sewen the closure to the new covering.
 Small square table cloth with apple applique.
 This looks to be a dish towel but has a very vibrant print.
Linen doily with hand embroidery.
One of my favorite pictures. We got married in a chapel that was 96 years old at the time. Very pretty with a working bell that I made my brother ring after the ceremony was over. He thought he would get in trouble for it but of course he didn't. What would they have done kick us out. The ceremony was over. Either way it all worked out.
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sneek Peek and Chicken Cream Cheese Enchiladas........

Here are my infamous Chicken Cream Cheese Enchiladas. They are very simple to make and sooooo tasty. If you are lactose intolerant I do apologize.
You will need...
4 cups of chicken (any will do but I like the breast tenders cause its faster)
1 cup chunky salsa (I use Pace)
1 cup graded cheese (any that you prefer, I like Monterey Jack)
1 block cream cheese
Enchilada sauce
Corn tortillas
(I also put a tiny bit of cumin and some garlic powder. Cumin is a strong spice so I only put I little dash)
Big dish to back the masterpiece in.
I am telling you its sooooooooo good.
Boil chicken till cooked through and chop. You can also shred but its time consuming. If your chicken is already cooked like maybe you are using left over chicken skip the boiling.
Put salsa, cream cheese, shredded cheese, spices( if desired) and chicken in the pot that you boiled your chicken in. I put it back in the same pot so I don't have to wash 2 of them. Reduce reuse. He He. This picture is a before the chicken was added shot. Stir the ingredients over some heat but not too much till they are combined. You put it over heat to melt the cheese.
Sorry no shot of the filling part. Gummy hands ya know. So basically I filled the corn tortillas with the chicken mixture then rolled them and put them in a pan. Be sure you put a layer of enchilada sauce on the bottom before placing the enchiladas in there. I then topped the dish with enchilada sauce and cheese.
Bake it in the oven till the cheese bubbles and voila. You now have dinner. Its not super fast but its soooooo darn good.
I started working on Christmas presents like I told myself I would do months ago. :) This one is a scrub top using Superman sheets. I am totally not finished but when I get finished I will post some pics.
Last but not certainly not least. Since I have buttered you up with my secret weapon recipe I need a huge favor. I have put this costume in a contest and I am asking for you wonderful people out there to vote. Here is the link
Please Please Vote for "Lady Gaga Octopus". You will have to join the site but you do not have to pay for anything. Its just a crafting web site that is a great one with all kinds of ideas and contests. When you join there will be little circles next to each costume name. Just click on the circle next to "Lady Gaga Octopus" then cast your vote by clicking the button at the bottom of the list. I think it says vote. This contest only lasts until the 17th of November so please vote for me soon.They changed the end date. One more day yay.
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