Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Be Kind To Yourself
I am so glad to see many bloggers following the May for Me and treating themselves. I even bought myself some flowers today. They reminded me of our 'button' flowers as well as the colors in the Hands2Help button, so I just had to have them. My SIL and I , also, treated ourselves to some girl time and went for a soft ice cream cone.
I'm joining in Tonya's May for Me Mystery and did up the tulip block. I want to experiment with the fabric color pencils on this one and like how they bring out the tulips in more depth.
I've been neglecting my cross stitch, so this is a good time to re-visit this piece and get the little bit of stitching completed. I have my fabrics picked and waiting for the fabric framing.
This is my second H2H quilt - fabrics from Paulette. The pattern is 'Charming Baby Stars' from www.moosequilts.com (free pattern). It uses charms, of course I had to cut them from the fabrics sent to me, but that went quickly. I love how the star blocks are made to 'float'. A white border will be added and I have the backing ready to go and hope to have this quilted and bound this weekend.
MAY FOR ME
I hope you are popping in on the button and joining in on some of our bloggers who are participating in the May for Me. Cooking tips, small projects, cleaning tips, organization, and managing time. As well as some nice give aways. I will be sharing my birthday the whole month.
MAC N CHEESE
I don't have a recipe as this is such an easy thing to make and I will be honest - I love the boxed kind. But it needs dressing up for an adult meal. Chopped ham, chicken, or turkey - vegies, I love broccoli flowerettes and shredded carrots and even a chopped tomato or two. Put in a 9" x13" greased baking dish/pan and top with buttered bread crumbs and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Can't be simpler. **fussy kids - use your cup cake pan - grease cups and coat with bread crumbs, put mac-n-cheese in cups and top with buttered bread crumbs. Bake the same - fun mac-n-cheese cupcakes served with carrot stix**
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland