A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Rip it, rip it and trivial pursuits

Today has been a rather disjointed one, so I don't have any pictures to show at the moment. DH has undertaken to paint our bedroom AND the hallway AND the basement stairwell AND our tv cabinet! He doesn't do things in minor stages - it's all or nothing. So, the house is in a total uproar and I want to go live elsewhere til it's all done!!

The only thing I managed that was even remotely creative today was to reverse stitch a number of denim pockets to get them ready to put on the jacket. Nothing photo-worthy in that.

Thought I'd mention that Adele Sciortino has the latest dollmaking newsletter up and you can read it here. There's lots of info there about faeries so you might want to check it out. If you aren't familiar with it, there are back issues there too and all are worth a read.

Here's another place to have a look at if you're interested in embroidery. Look here. And, not to leave the knitters and crocheters out, have a look here for a good yarn comparison chart.

For the mixed media folks, have a look here for lots of eye candy and information.

And, just to round out this post absolutely full of about a recipe? We've been drinking this all winter and enjoying it so thought I'd share how we make it.

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup instant coffee granules
1 cup instant hot chocolate powder
1 cup non-dairy creamer powder (Coffeemate, for instance)

Combine and store in an airtight container. Use 2-3 Tablespoons in a mug of boiling water. Enjoy!


  1. That sounds like a good cuppa to me MA

  2. i've been thinking about you with all that disruption in the house, how's Dad coping? hope it will be over soon. think i'll go have a cuppa now, it smells good. |<.

  3. Oh should be interesting about your house for a few days!!! (I think I would go into hiding!)
    I'm not sure which is worse...the painting or moving everything TO paint!
    Take care....find someplace peaceful..... ;)



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