Thursday, September 24, 2009

Anunruffled Feather has MOVED!!
We have a new home on the Web!

I think you will really enjoy visiting me there! I decided I have to many blogs and decided to combine into one.
I will leave this Blog up as long as I can but come on over and see me! Grab a cup of tea and a button!

Busy As Can Be

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dish Towels are Addicting!

I love making dish towels! They are like mini quilts to me. I Give them away a lot but sometimes that is so hard because I want to keep each one. I got my husband (shhhh) to stitch a bunch and I crochet the bottoms. And have you ever notice we all have dish towel we won't use....LOL. These are the one I have wrapped in tissue and I hide them in a drawer. I guess when I die someone will have a fun find....hahahaha.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

It is getting time to use up those left over apples you canned last year so you can do more this year!
I love this recipe and thought I would share it.
It is so easy and everyone loves it.






Saturday, August 22, 2009

Purses are my Bag!


I love purses! Some women love shoes ...but I love purses! I love to buy them and I really believe you can never have to many. And As I explain to my husband, there so many shades of red so it doesn't matter if I already have a red one! LOL! I have found so many things with purses too. I have found picture frames shaped like purses, plates with purses on them and shirts with purses on the front. I even found a file folder that looks like a big PINK purse! But look how cute these place card holders from Brighton are! I use them on my desk at work to hold pictures of my kids. They are great picture holders. If you love purses let me know some of the fun things you have found too! I would love to hear!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I had to share this I laughed and laughed! Its done by Foster Farms.



Saturday, August 1, 2009

I Love Williams - Sonoma!

I love to go to Williams - Sonoma! They always have the coolest finds! Well this week I was in there and spotted my new "Have To Have" (as my husband calls them). It is a pocket pie mold. They have a star one too! But I loved the heart. I went to their site and got this recipe. They are so fun to make you have got to try them. And aren't they the cutest "Have to Haves" you have seen in a while!
These individual pies are simple to prepare using our pocket pie molds. With their luscious cherry filling, the tasty treats are a perfect snack to enjoy at home or on the go.
Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt, plus a pinch
2 Tbs. plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar
16 Tbs. (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch dice
6 to 8 Tbs. ice water
1 1/2 Tbs. cornstarch
2 cups fresh or frozen pitted sour cherries, thawed and drained if frozen
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 tsp. water
Coarse sugar for sprinkling
Vanilla ice cream for serving (see related recipe at left)
Directions:
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the flat beater, beat together the flour, the 1 tsp. salt and the 2 Tbs. granulated sugar on low speed for 10 seconds. Add the butter and beat until the mixture resembles coarse meal, about 30 seconds. Increase the speed to medium-low and beat for 1 1/2 minutes more. Add the 6 Tbs. ice water, reduce the speed to low and beat for 20 seconds. The dough should hold together when squeezed with your fingers but should not be sticky. If it is crumbly, add more water, 1 tsp. at a time, and beat for 5 seconds after each addition. Divide the dough in half, wrap with plastic wrap and shape each into a disk. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
In a saucepan, whisk together the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the cornstarch and pinch of salt, then add the cherries and vanilla. Set over medium-high heat and cook until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Let the filling cool.
Let the dough stand at room temperature for 5 minutes. On a floured surface, roll out 1 dough disk into a round 1/16 to 1/8 inch thick. Brush off the excess flour. Using a pocket pie mold, cut out 8 of each shape (4 solid and 4 with the decorative cutout). Reroll the dough scraps, if necessary, and cut out more shapes. Repeat with the remaining dough disk.
Place a solid dough shape in the bottom half of the cutter and gently press the dough into the mold. Fill the center with 1 to 2 Tbs. cherry filling and brush the edges of the dough with some of the egg wash. Top with a shape with a decorative cutout. Press the top half of the cutter down to seal and crimp the edges of the pie. Remove the pie from the mold and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling. Freeze the pies for 30 minutes.
Preheat an oven to 400°F. Brush the top of the pies with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake until the crust is golden brown and the filling is gently bubbling, about 20 minutes. Transfer the pies to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Makes about 8 pocket pies.

You can get them online at: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/9175274/index.cfm?clg=80&bnrid=3212101&cm_ven=Shopping&cm_cat=Become&cm_pla=default&cm_ite=default

I am now off to surf the web for more pocket pie recipes! I am sure ther are alot of different ones I can use my "Maker" with.....Don't you?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Baby is Driving!

This is Bethany ...my baby! She just got her official license ....no more learners. And she is off to the store for her first time driving on her own. I am not sure I like this.

She was so glad to go on her own but she didn't think I had to take pictures....wait until she sees she on my blog.....hahahahaha
There is something about your last one getting to drive. It means no more Dolls for sure and Independence. I really don't like this. But once I get used to not having to be the one always going to the store and I now have someone to send....It might be just fine!


Saturday, July 11, 2009

If You Feed them They Will Come!

Look how beautiful these little humming birds are....
I love these pictures and thought I would share.....
I took these when we stopped at my brother in law's on our way back from picking up our trailer. There kept coming and coming, I was so amazed how many there were.

I love summer! So many things to see!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

I Love Blackbird Designs!

I was blog surfing and over at Blackbird designs and they have the cutest quilt pattern and its free! This picture below is the one from their blog. See it is so cute!

They are doing it in parts so look for all the parts.

These are all the cut pieces! You use 2 Jelly Rolls and what ever you choose for the back ground fabric. I am going to use white.

They have you sew a straight line from corner to corner and cut over 1/4 inch from seam. I have a hard time waisting all the fabric so theses are my scrap blocks. I figure They can be used to make a baby quilt or pillow cases.


Here is the first and second blocks! SO I have started!



I do have about 20 blocks blocks done now so I am getting excited! I hope they post the finishing soon.....

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lori's Giveaway!

Lori Holt the famous Lady over at "Bee In My Bonnet" is having a wonderful giveaway! Now I am letting all of you know but I really want to win!! Lol!! You can go over and see her blog, but make sure you have chocolate and a drink because you won't want to leave! I have a link to her in my blog list so click on it and stay for a while!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Finally! Finger Licken Fifteen!

I was at Costco today looking thru the books when s girl passes by me pushing a cart full of books! I squeeled when I saw it the the fifteenth book! I love the series Janet Evanovich writes! I can hardly wait until each book comes out. These are just fun reading. They are all about bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. After you start reading these you will want to read all of them now! You will change your mind over and over again as to who she should be with...Ranger the dark mysterious handsome security expert or the equally as handsome cop Joe. Oh my gosh they are so fun. And she has a crazy Grandmother you just laugh out loud as you read about her. You really should start at the beginning with "One for the Money". So there will be no sewing for me this weekend because I know I won't be able to put down this book.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Buttonhole Shop in Kanas


On a recent trip to visit my daughter I went to the cutest quiltshop.

The Buttonhole
Look how fun this shop is! there are darling little ladies thru out the shop!

I think this is my favorite!

There was so much to choose from....So hard to decide what to buy!


This shop has everything!


So many patterns I bought way to much....

well who can ever have to much quilting stuff!


Wonderful classroom.


Another fun quilter!


Wow this place is so fun! If you ever get to Kanas make sure you make time for this shop!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I love Tilda Books!

Have any of you bought this book? I love it! This book has so many fun ideas and all the pictures are so fun to look at. After you by one of her books you will want them all. Her dolls are all so cute too. The patterns are simple and the instructions are very easy to read. Even if you haven't got much sewing experience these books are great to start with. I bought one and that was it I wanted them all. Some of her books haven't made it into english yet and I don't think that will stop me from wanting them. If you haven't seen one yet run over to your favorite Quilt Shop and sneek a peek. You will love them too!
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Cutest Little Trailer!

This is the kitchen in my new/vintage trailer! If you want to watch the progress you can see it at www.Heirloominn.blogspot.com . I thought the curtains look like old dish towels. Wouldn't it be cute to stitch them like the old dish towels our Grandmother's did. And if you want to see some fun blogs and cute trailers click on the trailer blogs I added to my list on that blog. I am so excited to work on the trailer. I really think it is going to be fun.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Finally Found My Vintage Trailer!


This is it! I am so excited! we have been looking for a Vintage Trailer to fix up and we finally found one! This is a 1947 Kit Companion and its all in tactic and everything is still the original. It has a cute little white stove and fridge....I am so excited to fix it up!! I will post pictures so you can see the progress!! Well, today is the Shop Hop so I am off to get fabric for a quilt and curtains! Talk to you soon!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I got Mine! From the Apron Swap!

Oh My Gosh!
I think I got the best apron! In fact I am sure I did! This is the custest apron and so much work went into it! I can't get over how cute! I don't want to wear it ....Just hang it on my pantry door as decoration! I just could not believe all the detail in this apron and the tag she made too! Jany included a cute book and a package of sunflower seeds too! This was such a fun trade I really had fun so Thanks to Jany Schindler for the Beautiful Apron and to Lucy and Shawnee for having such a fun trade!



Look how pretty the lacy is on the sides.

And the tag is so cute. What detail!
This was so fun and I hope the person who get mine had just as fun as I did!

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