Friday, October 26, 2012
New Punch Needle Pattern...gifts in the mail and busy hands....
If you are interested in buying the pattern just go to PatternMart Here ...or if you would like to purchase the finished item, it is up for sale on Primitive Handmades Mercantile Here ....
I received the most awesome gift in the mail the other day !! After posting the picture of the box with sections that I found in the basement here and cleaned up and painted, I got a lovely email from a sweet lady named Myra...She said she had been following my blog forever...Well, she had moved into a new home , and she had never put out her tin cookie cutters and cut out for dispaly, and said she had no need for them...she asked if I would like them, to fill up my box...Well yessssss Maam , I certainly would !!!....lol
she sent them out lickety split, and when I opened the box, I was so thrilled with all the tin goodness !!!
Thank you so much Myra....!!!
Well, I've been keeping myself busy here and there...Remember the Black Walnuts ?? I made 2 huge bottle of walnut ink from the first batch and used the nuts for some Banana Bread..
Hubby boss gave him MORE... I sat and cracked open nuts for 4 hours last night and this is all I got:
they taste a little different than english walnuts, but are so yummy and super dee duperty good for you !!!
My goal is to get enough nuts to use in my Christmas baking, so that I pnly need to buy half the amount of english walnuts than usual...things are tight, prices are outrageous and I bake a TON of cookies that call for nuts ...I have a large family and they DEMAND MOM to bake the usual cookies every year...they usually help out with the supplies too, though...but, nevertheless, I have a goal to reach !....lol
Here is the tool of torture I use to extract the little rascals..Oh, and I now know why some places charge $13.99 lb. for shelled Black Walnuts !!!