Friday, August 12, 2011

Celebration day....

#15 is done!  It's been a long time coming and it hasn't been without it's problems.  I ended up ripping out a couple pieces and replacing them,  I thought I was done....twice....and found I was missing pieces and had to cut out more, but it is DONE now and I am ready to move on to the next one. 

Today is my daughter's housewarming.  This is the daughter who moved in with us for two months while they worked on getting their house liveable.  Most of the rooms are now to where she wants them, so she is having the housewarming to show everyone their progress.

So, I whipped up some artichoke dip to take.

1 can artichoke hearts
1 c. mayonaise (not miracle whip)
1 c. parmesian cheese
add:  garlic sale and oregan (or Adobo Criollo) to taste
1 onion (small) chopped
Mix altogether: Place in microwave uncovered on high for 7-10 minutes. 

Also, whipped up some

Bean Salsa

1 bunch green onions chopped
1 can fiesta corn drained
1 can black beans drained
2 firm avocados chopped
1 med. red onion chopped
4 med. tomatoes (gutted and chopped)
1 pkg.  Zesty Italian dry seasoning
1/4 c. olive oil
1/4 c. vinegar
pinch of garlic salt
Mix and serve with corn chips....yum!!

Also, got this book in the mail.

I want to make the jewelry rolls that are in this book.

Then the best thing of the day came in the mail. 

This is my third featherweight (I figure I have two daughters who will inherit my other two).  It came with all the fixin's, too.

My hope is to pick the one that is in the worse shape (although all three look pretty good) and have my husband sandblast it to death and have it painted in candy apple red. I was hoping he would find one that was so badly chipped that no one would want it, but seems everyone out in Ebay land wants them all.  

So, I will keep you updated on the progress of the "candy apple red" featherweight, the next Cherry Tree block and the success of the housewarming.  

Now to get ready to party! 


  1. All your photos look great, I love the dip recipes. Hmm a red featherweight, I think that is going to be fabulous!

  2. Go party while I dream of a candy red featherweight!

  3. Best wishes to your daughter & family on their new home!
    Sorry this block was a pain - it looks gorgeous!
    Congrats on the new found featherweight - what a treasure!


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