Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rice Pudding

I haven't found a new recipe that turned out great in quite awhile. I decide to make some rice pudding with the rice leftover from yesterday's supper. My old recipe bakes in a pan of water for almost an hour in the oven, it's good but a little dry. I looked on for ideas and found this recipe for Creamy Rice Pudding.  I think it may be the best rice pudding I've ever eaten :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine Door Hanging

After we replaced our front door, I didn't want to scratch the new finish with a metal wreath hanger. We also have a new storm door leaving only a few inches between the doors. I decide to decorate the front door using a small clear plastic Command hook to hold a mini quilt.

The Valentine door hanging is a crazy quilt.

I decorated it using lace, rick rack, crystals.sequins, buttons and beads.

Some of the sections were embellished with hand embroidery.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Sleeping Bags For My New Toys

Blogger seems to have changed how I am able to upload my photos since my last post. It's taken me over an hour to figure a way to move 4 photos from a file on my computer to this post.  If the photos had been on a phone or other device I think I could have moved them without a hassle.  Once I found a backdoor way to get the photos, it took over 5 minutes each to upload.  I must be doing something wrong.

For Christmas,Tom got me a new camera which will fit nicely in my purse.  My camera expert, Ang, suggested I should keep it covered so the back wouldn't get scratched and nothing would poke into the lens.  I went into my stash and found some cute critter fabric scraps and made a cover for the camera.

I lined the case with flannel and used Velcro for a clasp. 
I was very blessed this Christmas, I also received an ipad from Jenny, Ang, and Austin.  I purchased a plastic cover to protect it but thought the ipad should have a quilted cover for times when I leave home.   

My friend, Pat had given me some hand dyed batiks for my birthday, which  I used  to make the cover.