MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

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

Monday, July 22, 2019

Well, it's happened

Yep, it's official.  I'm an old farte.  And I don't feel any older despite the calendar saying I should.  The best part is the government is now going to see fit to pay me for the privilege of being old....bring it on!!!

The weekend was very hot here so not much was done on the creative side of things.  So....how about a nice summer recipe?  We've been eating this one the past couple of nights and I have to say it's pretty tasty and perfect for summer.

COTTAGE CHEESE JELLIED SALAD
2 small boxes Lemon Jello
1 cup boiling water
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 c. salad dressing
1 c. chopped celery
1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
16 oz. cottage cheese
1/2 c. whipping cream, whipped ***

*** NOTE:  Resident Chef didn't have any whipping cream on hand, so he made up a lemon instant pudding and used that instead....tastes great!  Left out the walnuts too (didn't have any in the cupboard).  

Dissolve Jello in boiling water and refrigerate until starting to jell.  Add remaining ingredients.  Chill and Enjoy!!


- I mentioned awhile ago that Kathy Shaw has a new book ("Stunning Stitches For Crazy Quilts") out that is making a stir among the crazy quilting and embroidery world and today I noticed that she now has templates available, which are an invaluable aid  (although not absolutely necessary) when creating the designs.  You can find more information about the book HERE and the templates are available HERE or directly from Kathy HERE.  The book is available on Amazon too.

- Reading blogs will often lead me to something that is really great and THIS is no exception.  I NEED one of these for my sock knitting because those pesky little DPN needles keep wanting to dump their stitches and escape for parts unknown.  Thanks Barbara for this one!!

And....one thing I did over the weekend was make one!.....

I didn't have snaps, so I opted to use
dome fasteners that I gussied up with buttons.
Had just a bit enough scrap of fabric leftover from
making my sock knitting bag, so a win/win.

- I must admit I love the idea of THESE and the fact that it would alleviate the 'drop in and hunt' aspect of most purses.  Would I make one and actually use it?  First of all, I'd have to use a purse that was actually big enough to accommodate such a thing....something my chiropractor would frown most severely upon.  So...throwing it out there for those of you who DO have the proper sized purse!

- There's a fairly comprehensive printable grocery list available HERE.

- And have a look at THIS yarn stash organization!  Talk about yarn envy!!!

Today your quote is from Lucy Levenson..."If I plan something I never enjoy it as much.  I like the journey of not knowing how it turns out"

12 comments:

  1. I am suddenly reminded I have cottage cheese in the fridge. One of my favorite sweet treats is jello with cottage cheese. Your recipe elevates this idea to something elegant.

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    1. Hope you try our version Becki - it's really good!

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  2. Love that quote! I tend to plan/overthink quite often, I need to wander more :)

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! Planning is something I rarely do - I'm a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda girl.....which quite often manages to get me in trouble.

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  3. Thanks for the mention Mary Anne! Your needle keeper worked out just lovely ..... I love those buttons!
    The shopping list looks great but as DH does most of the shopping (I have a chronic back condition) I have to write brands in too. Many years ago I made our own comprehensive shopping list, unfortunately that was about 3 computers ago and the list seems to have been forgotten/lost ..... although it’s no bad thing really as I didn’t like using the ink and paper. Now we use a small notebook and jot an item on the list as it gets finished. Oops, got carried away there!
    Love the “drop ins” and always wanted to make one, but I do make my own bags with lots of pockets anyway ..... but you know there’s always something that slips to the bottom of the bag, tee hee!
    The yarn wall looks lovely, but don’t you get moths?
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. And the needle keeper works great too! As for the shopping list - I know it's not something we would ever think to use (like you, not thrilled with the thought of the ink and paper usage). We just use a scratch pad.
      I think moths are pretty much everywhere (fortunately the ones we had not too long ago weren't the type that like yarn)....I don't have enough yarn stash to even think about needing storage because I tend to just get what I need for a particular project. The leftovers go to a neighbour who makes pneumonia vests.

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  4. Wonderful - getting paid! Congratulations on getting Government money - hope you spend it all on fabric! heh...heh....

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  5. Alas I don't dare buy too much fabric because I have no room for more stash! Nice thought though.

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  6. So Happy birthday! You extremely young person, you. Very nice when a regular bit of cash arrives in the bank. Remember to reserve some of it for frivolity.

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    1. Thank you! Frivolity sounds like a grand idea.

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  7. Happy (late) Birthday! I had mine on the 15th but I'm a little older than you. Enjoy your extra bit of cash.

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    1. Happy belated birth day wishes to you too Judy. I'm definitely looking forward to being 'in the money'!

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