Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you day is full of family and friends.  May you have many happy memories from today!

Belt Fall Harvest Dress

front of belt
So as I said I wanted a belt for the dress I was modifying for my daughter to wear to the fall harvest formal.  I decided on a cumber-bun belt that was in a pattern I have from the 1950's Simplicity 2089.

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Fall Harvest headpieace

 back

I have wanted to make beaded flowers, berries and things of that sort for a while.  When I was modifying that dress the other day I got the idea that this would be a good time to experiments with it.

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Fall Harvest Ball dress

My oldest daughter has a formal to go to soon so I am working on a dress for her to wear to it.   The dress is deep chocolate brown hard to tell in the photos.  Also it has tulip sleeves which I for got to take a picture of from the side so you could see that.

right front detail

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Thanskgiving Greetings

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Hope everyone is having a lovely day with family and friends. Take care and many happy returns of the day love wendy

>How to Make Krissy’s Cookies

>This recipe came from Krissy she said all could share it and that it was a good recipe. Good I think meaning rich in calories. Haven’t made it before but looked good so I thought I would give it a whirl . Not for those on a diet or afraid of butter, sugar or chocolate.

Supplies

  • 2 cups butter
  • 24 oz. chocolate chips
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 8 oz. Hershey bar (grated)
  • 5 cups blended oatmeal
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups chopped nuts (your choice) (I hate nuts in cookies I will skip this part)

Makes 12 cookies can be halved if you want less

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Steps

  1. Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder.
  2. Cream the butter and both sugars together.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda.
  4. Add chocolate chips, Hershey bar, and nuts.
  5. Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes -Makes 12 cookies.

>Happy Thanksgiving my gift to you happy holidays

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Wishing You A Happy Thanksgiving

I am having a happy holidays sale on my patterns at Ravelry.  If you buy anything from black friday till Dec 25 you will receive a 15% discount. This is only good in the Ravelry store not etsy.  Not sure if ravelry requires a code but if it does it would be happyholidays.

This is the first time I have done this on etsy so I think to get the discount on my etsy store items you will need to type in happyholidays in the code area at check out.  But it may just happen on it’s own please let me know so I have reference for the future.  It will also be a 15% discount on items in that store doesn’t apply to shipping special orders and things of that sort.    All PDF’s through etsy will be shipped through email after the Holiday ( Monday the 29th) as I am having fun with my family hope you are to.

>Pumpkin…Big Tree…

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pumpkin project

The project is done the pumpkin has been cooked and processed by hand and put in bag to freeze till use.  I have roasted the seeds and there are about 3 cups of them for the kids to snack on.  Yes that is the inside of my side by side fridge freezer.  Not much space in there.  I will take these bags out latter to the big freezer in the garage once they are frozen all the way.  The seeds will not stay in the freezer that was just for the photo.

In the process of making the pumpkin seeds my oven decided to play mean for some reason the door decided it didn’t want to stay together all the way.  Guess add that to the honey do list.

tree trimming can you see him
at the beginning 
(the red hat is my father-in-law the person up in the tree is my husband can you find him in the top photo and the last photo he is hidden pretty well)

I have the best husband in the world no kidding the at man can do anything he puts his mind too.  A few weeks ago to help out our extended family he and eight other relatives and friends  made a 60 foot tree into a 30 foot tree at the cities requests.

there he is

He strapped on his rock climbing gear and up he went into the tree.  I think I would have had some trepidations on this.  I don’t talk about him much on here.  He usually isn’t involved in most of my craft things but he is very much a part of my life for many many years now.

my husband on the right

I could not ask for a more wonderful man as a husband he is caring, loving, silly, responsible  and most important of all very very patient with me and the children.

timber near the end

>Is it Halloween or Thanksgiving

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destroying a few pumpkins

scrapping Two of my children drew and painted on their pumpkins at Halloween.  Because they wanted to be able to have pumpkin squash for dinner around Thanksgiving.  So the destruction of their Halloween pumpkins has begun this morning to make room for their Thanksgiving squash.  After these are dismantled they will go into the crock pot to cook the whole day away.  Then tonight soft squash will be mashed and some had for dinner like mashed potatoes with butter and sour cream and the rest will go into the freezer for future dinners, cookies, and bread ideas. 

the carnage If you notice the stems are set into a separate bow.  I want to make some velvet Thanksgiving pumpkins if they dry well that is.  You make crushed velvet pumpkins (use your favorite pattern for this)  then you attach the dried steam to the fake pumpkin ( E2000 just do it neatly) for a nice effect.   This will not happen this season, but maybe for next year they will be done.

 dismantling

Roasted pumpkin seeds will be made today as well.

>Peppermint, Vanilla and Dark Chocolate

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homemade fudge

What do all of these flavors have in common they are all different fudges I made on Sunday for Thanksgiving.  I got up at 4 am and couldn’t get back to sleep so this idea came to fruition I had been thinking about it for the last two days.  The top one is vanilla, left dark chocolate the bottom is peppermint candy cane,  I substituted 3/4 cup of crushed peppermint candy cane for 3/4 of a cup out of the four cups of sugar in the recipe.   Wasn’t sure it was going to work out but it did.  The color in that one is from the red and green stripes of the candy cane mixing together.  Sort of a pinkish with a hint of brown actually a nice color in real life.  The original recipe is from here I already explained my changes to the recipe if you want to do it that way.  All the batches I made I doubled that is why I had four cups of sugar as opposed to the two in the recipe.

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