Thursday, September 4, 2008

New Halloween mat

I just finished this mat. I crocheted the edge with a funky yarn. I think I will list this on ebay also. It's 8" by 18". It's hard for me to sell anything because I want to keep everything I make. I love this!!!

My Henry the cat sold. My first sale ever!!! It made me feel good that someone would pay for something I made. Like I said, most of my stuff has gone to friends and family. My sister loved her Santa ironing board.

For her birthday I made a banana cake. The recipe is sooo weird, but sooo moist and good!!

A boxed cake mix, 1 can of diet Sprite or whatever flavor soda you choose. Blend cake mix and Sprite with mixer and bake as directed. That's all!! No eggs, oil, milk. Just Sprite. Then top it with Cool Whip and serve it cold. YUM!! I had a friend who used chocolate cake mix and Dr. Pepper. She said it was great. Oh yeah, use the soda room temp. I added it cold and the cake didn't rise in the middle. I filled it up with Cool Whip and leveled it off! No one noticed.

I'm ready to decorate for fall. I pulled out this pillow and wall hanging I made.

I bought some fall leaves and fake pumpkins and gourds to decorate my window box in front of the house. I haven't decided how to keep the stuff inside the box yet. If I use floral foam I am afraid it will blow out. I guess I could tape it in like you do a floral arrangment. Any suggestions?

We have had hurricane rain all the way up here in Missouri. It's been raining for three days. It's supposed to stop today. I hope. Tomorrow my hubby and I are going to Eureka Springs, Arkansas to celebrate our anniversary. We got married there 9-1-00. All I remember was the lady performing the ceremony got wide eyed and started staring at my legs. A huge bee was flying by my legs and about to go up the leg of my shorts!!! I don't remember a word I said, yeah, yeah, I do..... I do.. Yes we got married in shorts. We had "wedding clothes" but we had reserved a place to get married that was supposed to be at a scenic lookout. How beautiful we thought in the AR mountains. When we got there it was a little place in the road where you can pull over to the side to see the view. Just a little crook in the road!!! I said I'm not getting married here. We went to the hotel to register and told the front desk lady our story. She said, "I can marry you! We have a beautiful gazebo down by the pool. " We said meet you there in five minutes!!! It was about 105 degrees that day and we said what the hell, lets wear our shorts. (We did put on our "good clohes" and went out to dinner that night.) Before we checked out of the hotel I asked the lady if she could print out the vows that we had said because I honestly had no idea what was said!!! She printed it out and we said it to each other again when we got home. Awww... how sweet. We had a great time and are hoping to have a great time this weekend. The weather is supposed to be good this weekend.

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TamboinMO said...

OMG! I love this newest that funky edge!!!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Yes ~ I love it, too!! And congratulations on your anniversary!! My husband and I will be married 26 years at the end of this month ~ a second marriage ~ we got married at 9 in the morning in the church and then changed clothes and went to Yankee Peddler craft show ~ all day ~ in the rain!!! Everybody's got a story, and yours is a good one!!

JoJo said...

Happy Anniversary, Sheri, and I love your wedding story. My hubby and I will celebrate our 25th in March and we got married two months after we met. We were going to elope but when we drove to Miami, OK, the wedding chapel was named "LaVerne's" painted in fushia and white. I refused to get married at any place called LaVerne's so we drove back home and got married a week later in our church.

During our wedding, my former boyfriend tried to crash the wedding. I had noticed a man at the church that I didn't recognize but didn't think too much of it. It turns out my hubby had hired a friend to act as "bouncer" and it's a good thing he did, because this guy bounced my former BF right out the door.

I love your Halloween rug with the neat edge. How cool!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Just found your blog today thru Skip To My Ewe. LOVE your work.

Finished my first rug just a bit ago. I'm in it for the long haul, lol. 8^)

I'll be back!

Jacque said...

Hey Sheri...LOVE your newest are way too talented!!! And, congrats on your anniversary. Love the wedding story.