Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hooking at my house

Thursday evening a few hooking buddies came over for food, drinks and some hooking too!

For the drinks we had Appletinis! Here's the recipe:
3 parts Absolute Vodka
1 part Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps
A splash of Rose's lime juice
Shake with ice in a coctail shaker until it frosts then strain and serve. (I keep the vodka in the freezer)

The food was a Tuna Salad that I remember my mom and I making when I was young.
I had to wing it with the recipe, but this was good!

3 cans white Albacore tuna
Miracle Whip (I use fat free)
Cheddar Cheese cut into 1/2 inch cubes
red grapes (cut in half)
apples (cut into small pieces)
pecan pieces
You'll notice there aren't any amounts in this recipe. Just make it like you're making regular tuna salad as far as the miracle whip and add the fruit "til you think there's enough!!!

Then for dessert, the now infamous Chocolate sheet cake. I found this recipe on Just type in The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake, Ever. That's the name of it and it's true! We stood over the pan and kept cutting pieces with a knife and eating them~that's After we ate it on a plate!!

This is Renee's rug she is working on. (It's a window scene!) I'm so sorry I didn't get a picture of Renee'.

And Tammy is cutting wool for a new rug for a friend's baby. The baby is due in a week! She thinks she can get it finished if she works Hard!!!

Dulcy is working hard on her beautiful piece. She drew it and is hooking it in a #4 cut. She took this to Searsport for the camp with Jane Green. She specializes in pictorials. I think Dulcy is doing a Great job on this one!!!

You'll notice there's not a picture of what I'm working on. That's because I'm not really doing anything. I drew a pattern for a gift for my mother-in-law, but don't have enough done to show. And I don't want her to see it either!

It's too hot to go outside here so I worked on photographing wool all day. It's so hard to get the actual colors to show up with a point and shoot camera. Maybe someday I'll get a digital SLR camera. But until then, I have to depend on Photoshop to try to make the colors right!

Hope the rest of your weekend is great!



Orange Sink said...

Hooking, cake and martini's! Does it get any better!
Sheri, your wool photo looks great! Can't beat photoshop! Cathy G

katie said...

Sheri, your wool colors look wonderful.
Everyone's rug are beautiful.
Happy to see you having fun and living life to the fullest.

TamboinMO said...

OMG, I still can't tell you how DIVINE that cake is!
Sheri, I found an old rug in a frame at the "estate sale" place over by my house for $'s really faded and old looking and it would look so awesome with your new color palette. I don't know if they are open on Sundays or not, but you should check it out.

Ter'e said...

Appletinis????? That's sounds cold, crisp and delicious. The Chocolate Sheet Cake sounded better and better and better! Will have to check that out and "dream" about the taste. I sure don't need the calories right now.
I have to ask ---- what does Tammy have her cutter mounted on? It was kind of hard to see in the photo. Is this some kind of magical cutter holder???
Ahhhhhhhhhh Sheri ------ I am so very proud of you and how you are rebounding. I have nothing but sheer admiration for you! YOU GO GIRL!!!!!! Dye to your little hearts content!
Watch the mail - you have a surprise coming. I'm mailing it tomorrow. :-)

Joanne said...

Sounds like a wonderful day with friends, great menu, great rugs, wool, etc.!

Jacque. said...

wow...looks like you all had a great time! Your wool looks great! Thanks for sharing the photos...I love seeing what you all are working on.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Sheri ~
Thanks so much for sharing. I love seeing what others are doing.
Pug hugs :)

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

love your blog! great drink recipe, thanks.
you must become a Barn Chick!


dulcy said...

We all just have such a great time together! What a yummy feast and good time with friends. Talk to you tomorrow about Wed hooking at the fair.