Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My Artfire Studio Was Featured This Month!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's Baking Time!

I was craving apple cake a few weeks ago and checked on All and found this one.  I made a couple of changes, left out the raisins and added chopped walnuts (1/4 C.).  I also used more cinnamon for taste.

It got good reviews from family and friends and it was requested I make one for Thanksgiving.  We will have the usual pies and Indian Pudding but if someone would like a piece of this cake, it will be available....if it lasts that long!  I had to try a piece while it was hot, just to make sure it was okay : )

This cake isn't too spicy and it stays moist for days.  It's delicious hot with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Spoons, Spoons, Spoons

First it was birdhouses, then decorative fences and small boxes.  Now Ronnie is concentrating on hand crafting Spoons and other utensils.  I posted a small spoon on one of our shops at but I decided he needed his own shop so was created!  I'm slow at getting the photographs done to post as I have been busy with some contracted work that brings in some cash.  I'm a social worker by trade and I write homestudies and adoptive histories for some agencies in my area. I enjoy the work but my real passion is photography, crafting, art quilts, mixed media and sewing. 

I think Ronnie's cherry wood spoons and other utensils are wonderful and they make excellent gifts.  If you order some, please provide the Code: DSignsBlog to be reimbursed for shipping costs.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Beautiful Antique Sunflower Quilt is Mine!

I attended the Belknap Mill Quilters Guild Show in Lakeport several weeks ago.  I won the silent auction and this wonderful antique quilt is Mine!  It's beautifully made and heavily handquilted.  I'll treasure it for many years to come.

The days are getting shorter, I don't like that much.  Daylight savings time tomorrow (or tonight before I go to bed).  I'm working on some note cards and other items for the Craft Fair at the Senior Center in Plymouth next Saturday.  Hoping for a good turnout!