Hello and welcome dear friends and stitchers.
I don't know where this week disappeared to, but I
sure wish there were more hours in a day!
Better yet, I need another lifetime just
for my needlework pleasures!
~ Studio News ~
I'll be finished stitching my next handwork project
This piece will not be framed.
One of my Studio friends would like to give you a little
sneak peek of some fabric we chose....
This fabric is a perfect match for the finishing.
It really matches the Terra Cotta pot.
A special note to my friend Candace, this is NOT the
one you're hoping for, but it's coming....sorry to keep you waiting!
I'll be releasing many Springtime finishes in the next
few months :)
I love keeping my sewing basket exciting.
In anticipation for SPRING, I changed my needle case....
Lovely old needlecase with carved rabbits.
Pretty sewing tools in my basket is all it takes to
make my heart very happy ~♥~
A good hot Mocha coffee ALSO makes my
heart very happy!
While a Starbuck's or Caribou Coffee House is fun for
a treat once in a while, I certainly can't afford
their high prices on a daily basis!
So this is how I make my Mocha's at home....
This is my favorite Chocolate Mocha mix by Ghirardelli.
For years it came packaged in the round container on the right,
but last year the company changed it to the bag style.
Unfortunately they lowered the content weight and raised
I'm so happy I never threw out my round container, which
is much more user friendly.
Next you will need coffee....
The one thing that I make sure is ORGANIC is my
Coffee is one of the leading foods we consume that is highly
treated with chemicals, pesticides and herbicides....YUK!!!
I finally found this wonderful Organic Decaffeinated Instant
coffee at our local People's Food Co~Op.
The flavor is absolutely wonderful!!
Next mixing it all together....
Add the following for one cup of GREAT MOCHA:
~ 8 ounce cup
~ fill with your choice of milk
~ Microwave on Medium-low 4 minutes 20 seconds
(low heat & longer time prevents milk from boiling over)
I use Skim milk which creates a scum on top after being in the
microwave, so I take the end of my spoon and remove it before adding
Add 1 teaspoon of instant coffee and 1 heaping teaspoon
of Mocha mix and stir....ENJOY!!!
This old bear sits all alone in the farmhouse....
This big guy belongs to my husband. I was so excited
to find the perfect little friend to sit on his lap....
The white fur has aged to the exact color on both of them!
What a sweet pair!
I was blown away by an email I received last week on this
pincushion that I had for sale in my Ebay Store...
The production manager from FOX TELEVISION purchased
this from me and needed it shipped air overnight for
a television shooting!
She told me that this pincushion will be a PROP in the new
mini series called "Salem"!
I'm not familiar with this show, but my pincushion will be featured late this fall in ~
SERIES TWO ~ EPISODE TWO
She also said it was exactly what they were looking for and
absolutely loved it!
It was a really nice 5.5" in diameter pincushion box with detailed
viney branches and little flowers.
The bottom was stamped with the makers hallmark ~
Quadruple Plate (2)
Hard White Metal
I still can hardly believe it!
If anyone sees it later this fall, please let me know!
~ Weekend Soul Food ~
I can do all things through
Christ which strengtheneth me.
~ Philippians 4:13...KJV ~
Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me today.
Enjoy a hot Mocha and have a
wonderful weekend...please stop back on Monday!
Blessings from Scattered Seed Samplers,