Friday, August 17, 2018

Sunflowers on the Mantel


Good morning!
The mantle is all set for the rest of the summer and I think these two approve :)
 I drew the main chalkboard with just some sunflowers and the word summer and the little chalkboard with the word sunflowers.. It hangs on a piece of vintage fence from a flea market.
 I found the black check and burlap garland at Hobby Lobby ..there is also a sunflower garland ..a cotton stem garland and chicken wire ribbon ,,
 sunflowers top the lanterns .. a vintage scale has a basket full of sunflowers on top ..this is my stitching chair so most nights this is where you will find me ..I cut the hydrangeas from my bushes the other day and they are in water to make sure they dry perfectly .. they are huge!

This happened and Ronnie was not going to be left out ..
I think they both know how popular they are :)
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Fast and Easy Chicken Caprese

Good morning!
If you have lots of cherry tomatoes and basil you need to make this for dinner! It is so good I have made it twice this week already!
What you need..
boneless skinless chicken breasts ( I split them in half so they are thinner and cook faster )
salt and pepper
3 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 tbsp. of butter
handful of fresh basil
heaping tablespoon of brown sugar
about 2 cups sliced in half cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 
mozzarella cheese
Using a big frying pan with your butter and olive oil melted add your chicken that has been seasoned with salt and pepper on both sides.. cook until almost all the way done ..mine were about 7 minutes a side because they are thin..
cut your cherry tomatoes in half 
 and chop up your basil while your chicken is cooking ..

 Pile up your chicken on the sides and add the vinegar to the middle of the pan .. add the brown sugar and the cherry tomatoes ..mix it up  a little bit and place your chicken back all over the pan ( try for a single layer so the cheese gets evenly distributed).. add most of the basil to the top of the chicken ( reserve a little for the finished dish ) then add the mozzarella cheese in slices or shreds all over the top of the chicken ..put a lid on the pan on low/ medium until the cheese is melted ..

we like ours on angel hair pasta ..with a sprinkle of Romano cheese ..make sure you add a little of the tomatoes and balsamic over the top .. so good and very fast and easy! Even my husband and son who don't like tomatoes love this recipe ..
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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunflower Tiered Tray


 Good morning!
The tiered tray is all full of sunflowers!
 I drew a little chalkboard for the front and added lots of black and white check and stripe ribbons

 vintage chickens .. chalk painted mason jars ... and a bounty of sunflowers !
 I use the tray on my kitchen table for the centerpiece..
 I love to decorate it for the seasons .. pretty soon Fall will be moving in!

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

My First Punch Needle!

 Happy Saturday!
Isn't this cow just the cutest!!!
 This was my first time trying punch needle and I loved it ! I mounted it on sticky board and then onto a black gingham fabric covered sticky board .. It then got glued to a piece of barn wood.. I added a twine bow , a black gingham bow and a fall pick to the top..
 I used a combination of DMC and Classic colorworks for the floss. I used a Morgan lapstand hoop in 10 and 7 inches ..and the Cameo Ultrapunch needle with the medium size needle . I love it and already have another project ready to start!

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This weeks Floss tube video..

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Sunflowers and Bees in the hutch

 Hello friends!
The hutch is all filled with sunflowers and bees ..( and lots of chickens) :) I found this hutch on Craigslist last October .. It was Hunter green and I chalk painted it ..
 With Thy Needle and Thread Blessed Bee.. summer from Lizzie Kate.. flea market finds make up a big portion of what is on display!
 Summer seasons in chalk ..Hands on Design and me ..in Just cross Stitch Magazine
 Another Lizzie Kate Summer on a clipboard frame ..
 Lizzie Kate Buzzy String .. Little House Needleworks Louise and Henry 
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This weeks You Tube video ..

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Queen Bee Wreath


Hello friends..
Can you stand the cuteness? 

 I stitched the sign portion (again)of Queen Bee flower farm .. my chalkboard to cross stitch collaboration with Hands on Design .. if you remember I have already stitched this chart and finished it like this ..
I wanted to use it for a wreath for my vintage window ..
 I finished stitching it this morning and made it into a wreath this afternoon. I found this oval wreath at Michael's ..I mounted the stitching on sticky board and ripped black gingham fabric and glued it to the back .. I glued the very corners onto the grapevine wreath ..

 I used 3 white sunflower ..back check ribbon and some gold thistley things ..
I love it and it is so perfect for this time of year to go with my sunflower and bees theme ..
This weeks You Tube video,,

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Blessed Bee

 Happy Monday friends!
This is Blessed Bee from With Thy Needle and Thread.. isn't it so sweet ?
 I mounted it on sticky board and then mounted some black homespun check onto sticky board and placed that in the back of a thrift store frame that I painted with chalk paint..I made a bow from red check ribbon and black homespun.. I added some gold thistle balls and a bee button in the middle..
 I changed up the colors and these are what I used ..
This weeks You Tube video ..
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