Finally, Some Crafting Time

This year is proving to be even busier than last year for work,  especially Wednesdays and Thursdays.  So I haven’t had much time to do very much crafting of any sort in months.  Just a little here and there. 

I’ve done a little crocheting:

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I did some sewing back in January at our sewing retreat (Sew Crazy quilt store sewing retreat).  I finished one quilt top that I can’t share because it’s a gift for someone.  I also worked on trying to design something new.

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Last night I finally took some time to myself and worked on some needle painting embroidery again.  My rose trio was feeling neglected.  I added a bit more to the greenery and started filling in one of the roses. 

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Remember my telling you about the new feral kitten my hubby brought home? She’s growing up nicely and had become my little velcro shadow.  I finally have a lap kitty! 

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Frozen Quilt for Viviann

Now that I have finally finished and finally gotten it to her… I can share pictures of the quilt I made for viviann’s birthday!  Almost in time for her next birthday of course…

Luckily she still loves Frozen! 

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My own pattern. I kind of made it up as I went after I realized how much altering I would need to do to make it the size I wanted out of a different pattern I had picked up.  Starting with a panel is great but can be a pain as well. 

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Here’s a close up on the panel add I was working out details.

Viv got it tonight finally and I was told by her mommy that she loves it! 

New Kitten

A little over two weeks ago my hubby asked if we could help find a home for a young kitty that was part of a TNR program.  About 4 or 5 months old.  Supposedly very friendly but ended up not having had hardly any human interaction before.  He brought her home so we could work on socializing her.  And he named her Ginger just from her picture before he actually picked her up (I knew then we had a new cat).

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After a couple days we were able to pet her but she wouldn’t come out of hiding. 

After a week she started coming out a little while we were petting her but the slightest noise or fast movement sent her into hiding again. 

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Eventually she started curling up on our arms.

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Now we are starting the introductions to the other cats. 

Penny constantly meows at her. Has slapped at Ginger a couple times. But otherwise just talking smack at her.  I managed to get a picture just after Ginger ran up to her but before Penny slapped at her.

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Pixie won’t even go into the room where we have Ginger.  Just stands at the door and hisses. 

Psycho wandered the room,  rolled around,  let Ginger get close.  Didn’t react at all. 

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After about 10 min she did start a slap fest with Ginger and I heard Ginger hiss. Today is the first I’ve heard any sound from her.

Where is the Time Going?

I’m sorry, it’s been over a month since I’ve posted. It has been a very busy few weeks with fall school semester starting up, working out schedules for my captioners that I hired, figuring out invoices, paychecks, etc.

I’m currently working on a project but it’s one that can’t be shared yet as I’m not sure if the person it’s intended for follows my blog or not. But it’s a group project and we have lots of hands participating. I can’t wait until it’s finished and can be shared!

Now that the semester is underway and things are smoothing out, I will try to post more. As long as I can get some crafting done that I can share:)

I hope all is going well for you!

Busy!

I have been very busy with work lately so I haven’t done much at all with any crafting.  I think my rose trio that I’m embroidering is still around the same spot it was a month ago. image Not much progress at all!  I did manage to get my 36 blocks for our king size quilt sewn into 6 rows.  But they are still in rows right now. image We spent a few weeks preparing for the annual Quilt N Quisine up at Sew Crazy.  It was a roaring success!  Long,  long day though. 16 hours in the store!  So many wonderful customers though.  If you are interested,  Sew Crazy is participating in the Michigan Row By Row as well.  She has kits in the store and also the license plates.  image Gwyn,  the owner of Sew Crazy,  designed this row herself.  It is in memory of her grandma and her grandma’s three sisters.  As she says,  “not a one of them weighed less than 200 pounds but they didn’t care.  If they wanted to go to the beach,  they’d put on those bathing suits and go!” The sunset and them facing away represents that all four have passed on.  I think she did a wonderful job on it. What else had been going on…hmm. Work has been getting busier and busier.  I actually had to hire two people to help out for the fall school semester so that we can make sure our clients all get the coverage they need.  And I’ve been picking up more work from another client.  Crazy! Anyway,  just wanted to do an update and let you know I haven’t fallen off the side of the earth yet. :-)

Chicken Pot Pie Egg Rolls

Yes,  the title is right.  Chicken pot pie egg rolls! 

Tonight was my first time making any kind of egg rolls.

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And they turned out pretty good! 

First I cooked up some chicken breasts, corn,  and carrots,  let them cool a little.  Shredded the chicken and diced the carrots up into small bits.  Mixed the shredded chicken,  carrots,  and corn together with a can of cream of broccoli.

I put this in the fridge until I was ready to cook.  Using egg roll wrappers,  I put a couple tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center,  added broccoli sprouts and shredded cheese.  Then I rolled up the egg rolls as the instructions said to do on the package. 

Half of the rolls also got diced onion and jalapeño.

Into a 400 degree oven for 14 minutes.  And out came some pretty yummy egg rolls that I’ve decided to call chicken pot pie egg rolls. 

Now to figure out a good dipping sauce! 

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Rare Sighting

Just a quick share today.

Our three cats rarely get along enough to all three be in the same room together.  Two yes,  three no. 

But shockingly,  once in a great while we find them all on the bed together. 

Today is the closest I’ve ever seen them:

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The gray is PsychoKitty,  the tuxedo is Penny,  and the patched tabby is Pixie.