Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Cookies
Thought you might enjoy this.... Interesting recipe.
Cookies for Easter to be made the evening before Easter.You will need to preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important - don'twait until you're half done with the recipe)!
1 cup whole pecans1 tsp. Vinegar3 egg whitesPinch salt1 cup sugarZipper baggieWooden spoonTapeBible
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the woodenspoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus wasarrested. He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.Read John 19:1-3.
Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. Vinegar into mixing bowl.Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegarto drink. Read John 19:28-30.
Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave Hislife to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.
Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brushthe rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tearsshed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.Read Luke 23:27.
So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing.Add 1 cup sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesusdied because He loves us. He wants us to know andbelong to Him. Read Palms 34:8 and John 3:16.
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutesuntil stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents -- inGod's eyes -- the purity of those whose sins have been cleansed byJesus. Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3.
Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet.Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' bodywas laid. Read Matt. 27:57-60.
Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.
Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus'tomb was sealed. Read Matt. 27:65-66.
GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb wassealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.
On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie.
Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow!
On the first Easter, Jesus' followers were amazed tofind the tomb open and empty. Read Matt. 28:1-9
Share The Easter Cookie Story With Friends and Family

Sunday, March 15, 2009

We've been busy!

We have been busy at our house

Sassy had to go back to the same vet twice and then he didn't do her any good so we took her to a younger lady vet whom I just luv. She is a good listener and explains things well. She was dismayed that the vet before only gave her ointment that she, of course, was just licking back off. Erika gave her oral antibiotics and a cortisone shot and here 2 days later she is just about as good as new.

My sewing has kept me busy especially now (more later on this). I got orders for 2 hoodies, 9 dresses and 3 vests all at once and I am trying to keep up while trying to maintain a clean house and cook too.

There is a new member of your home. Last Sunday Sassy got a sister. Mattie is a little doll but the housebreaking is not going as well as with Sassy so sewing is difficult at times. There is a photo of Mattie.

Poodles are like potato chips, you can't have just one, lol.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Poor little Sassy had a problem today

My poor baby began scratching in a private area last night and by today the poor baby was miserable going around in circles and biting and scratching at herself so we took her to the vet.
She has a little vulva infection from one of several causes. It could be from grass, a bacteria she picked up in the yard, as a result of her recent first heat or a bug bite.

While we were there we also got her rabies shot. She was such a good little trooper, sat on the table backed up to mom, (me) and never moved or flinched. The vet also checked to see if she has retained any baby teeth and she has not, that is good. He checked her little ears, I use a good ear wash once a week but she won't let me pluck the hair out of the canal. But, she sat still and let the vet do it. He said her ears looked great inside so our ear wash works.

Everything else about her was perfect and everyone there had a fit over how cute and how good she was. She got a lot of treats fed to her there.

The vet also said that she has one of the best coats he has ever seen on a poodle. She really has thick coat.

We have some ointment for that itchy infection and she doesn't act at though the shot bothered her at all.

What a good girl I have!

Friday, February 20, 2009

The beautiful blocks I got from Pat Jones

I just received the blocks I won from Pat's give-away and I am so excited and so proud of them. I think I am going to frame them, they are 8 X 10 I think without measuring and so pretty. Here is a photo of them. Thank you so very much, you girls just have to check her blog.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Posting a Thank you to some nice ladies!

Imagine my surprise when I received not one but two prizes from entrees to drawings I put here right after I started blogging.

Thank you "Just Between Us Girls" for the blocks. I am going to be very excited to get them.

Also, a thank you to "My Attic of Treasures" for the lovely earrings. They are just beautiful.

I never win anything so this was a nice surprise for me!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I have been so busy ladies!

Most of you know that I just began a new venture in designing and sewing for toy poodles. Well, my business has taken off with a surge and I have been doing little except sewing.

I wanted to show you a couple more simple dresses I made. Now I am working on a poodle dress and a dress for a little 4 year old girl to match. I will post the little mint green poodle dress here and when I get a picture of the two of them dressed up together I will post that also.

The mint green dress is for little Sugar, part of the matching set.

I also made a set for two sister poodles this week and they are posted at the top. I wanted that photo here but this is where the upload placed it. If any of you know how to replace a photo please tell me.
I am totally booked through mid March already. I hope to get some more time to drop by here.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Feb. 7th Sophia in her new Valentine dress!

I finished the little dress I was working on for Sophia Loren in Georgia. Here is the little darling modeling her new dress. Isn't she just so beautiful? Sewing for my fur baby friends is so much fun. Once I ship them I can hardly wait to see them in their attire.