I have been absent for a few weeks.
But I am ready to get back to "bearin it"!
I will have an open-mouth teddy ready tomorrow, the 30th of November.
Thank you all for your support during this time.
I love my Dad with all my heart and will miss him so much <3
If life could only bring again, the days I took for granted when
To hear your voice was just a call away.
Oh what I'd give for just some time, to say the things that slipped my mind
There's so much now I'd really like to say.
But I can never go back when we did the things we did back then
I'll store those precious memories in my mind.
I'll take what you've instilled in me; I'll try to be all I can be
And walk the path that you have left behind.
I sure miss you, but heaven's sweeter with you there.
A Mother's love is something that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendoured miracle man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence of God's tender guiding hand.
Helen Steiner Rice.
2 lbs ground beef
1 large head of cabbage or 2 small chopped fine
1 large onion
2 boxes of hot roll mix. Some use home made bread dough. But this works in a pinch.
salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot, melt a heaping tbl spoon of crisco.
Then add by layers.
Ground beef, cabbage, chopped onion, then ground beef etc. untill all is in the pot.
Stir occasionally so it dont burn. Add more crisco if needed. It's ok to have at least 2 inches of oil in the pan.
You will need to keep adding salt and pepper as it cooks. Cook untill cabbage is tender and meat is done.
While the filling is cooking, make your hot roll mixes.
Take a piece of your dough around the size of a plum. Roll it into a square. Take a large slotted spoon loaded with the filing and press against the side of the pan to remove excess grease.
In my oppinion, if you take off to much of the grease, they tend to be on the dry side. Drop it in the center of the rolled out dough. Bring up the 4 corners to the…
This is a Wire Wrapped Rosette Bracelet I have available on my blog.
Each rosette is made individually by hand.
This bracelet is strung with a natural waxed cotton cord and glass beads.
Can be strung also with leather cording.
They look great layered too.
Please contact me for discounted pricing on 2 or more.
Each rosette measures approximately 5/8".
This bracelet measures 7" and I would be happy to adjust the length for you.
Please e-mail me with any questions.
I welcome all custom requests.
Thanks for looking!
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$12.00 + $2.00 shipping
This is a darling little pendent I made today.
It is made with a sterling silver disc.
That I textured and oxidized, with an
added a fresh water pearl with sterling silver wire.
Comes with your basic chain necklace.
$19.95 + shipping
I've decided to call my little halloween characters "Schoolhouse Haunts." The first is Frankie. He stands 5 1/2 inches tall with an added 2 inches for the block. Frankie is sculpted from paper clay and wire skeleton. Finished with acrylic paint and gloss varnish finish. $49.00 + shipping
This is my newest little WIP (work in progress) He's a little Frankie who is made from wire and paper clay. I still have to add his candy bucket and his bolts on his neck and let him dry so that I can paint him. I can't wait to do the painting!! I have some other ideas of friends to go along "trick or treatin" with him.
I am working on thinking positive today. After a mean fall hurting my shoulder to the point where I can not lift my arm to the table... As I rest it, the pain lessens and the movement has improved. Having hurt this arm before, my dominate arm of course, it was a torn rotator cuff. I just re-injured it. What is really crazy about the whole thing is it was the first time this summer I had decided to get into the pool. While stepping down forward on the ladder, I slipped and did not let go of the ladder rail. Pulling my arms behind me to the point where I heard my shoulder make a cracking sound three times. But as I said when I started this post, "POSITIVE THINKING" and prayer will help me get through this, again...
Will it work??
I wanted to make the jumbo size muffins but did not have the paper holders. Sooooo, I used coffee filters! Do you think it will work? I sure hope so. Or I'm gonna have a mess in my oven in about 10 minutes. I'll let you know......
Yeppers, I am working on a new open-mouth panda bear. I am very happy with how it is coming along so far. It's going to be a little bigger (around 18") than I have been making. I use to make this size alot before. Kinda nice to be wrestling with the bigger bruins again ;-)
My arm has been giving me some problems this weekend though. The more I use it, the swelling seems to come back around the scar. With the occasional needle sticking feelings. I'm just so thankful that I have full use of my arm.....
This is my “Knee-Hi” Circus Clown Bear collection.
An adorable addition to your sewing table or miniatures. "Knee-Hi' Circus Bears are miniature figures that are inspired from my love of Clowns and Bears! Each Knee-Hi is hand sculpted from a sculpey clay, baked and painted by myself. They are stained for an antique look and sealed with a clay varnish. With each being prepared by hand, they have individual personalities, so no two will be exact. Check back often for my latest additions to the “Knee-Hi” collection. I welcome custom orders! I have them available right now from my Etsy. Check them out HERE!