Bruschetta & Shrimp

5-8-2016We made Bruschetta using fresh picked green onions on Mother’s Day. I fixed a small plate with fresh picked chard, shrimp, bruschetta and cocktail sauce.
Cocktail sauce and shrimp is really good.
Bruschetta and shrimp is really good.
Bruschetta and cocktail sauce is not as tasty, the cocktail sauce overpowered the bruschetta. It was okay, it’s just not something I plan to serve together on one plate again. Oh well, You live, you cook, you learn and carry on.
It was a pretty plate and a nice little snack for back porch sitting and enjoying the day.

I hope the weather is pleasant where you are
and you can find time to get out and enjoy it!
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Snow in May & Sweet Mother’s day

P1000658The storms made my snowball bush look like it actually has snow around it. That’s pretty neat looking for this time of year.P1000656

g1I got a sweet Mother’s Day gift. I much prefer this type of gift to flowers. We love the fruit and snacks. The boxes are so pretty that I’ll keep them for years to come. g2

I hope you all are having good weather
and will have a chance to get outside and enjoy it.

Wishing you all a sweet Mother’s Day Weekend!

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Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!

mdaybTo all the Mom’s & Caregivers of our children
Happy Mother’s Day!
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As a small gift from me to you to celebrate this special day
here’s one of my coloring pictures for you.
I hope you’ll print it off for a child or children to color.

Before you print this picture off:
Click on the image to open it in it’s own window.
At the top of your browser on the far left hand side choose ‘File’, then choose ‘Print Preview’
At the top of the print preview page is an option for ‘portrait’ or ‘landscape’
Try both and choose the one that fits the picture to the page best.
Then print the picture off.

Happy Mother’s Day!
Here’s wishing everyone a lovely weekend.
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May Wreath

02-IMG_0416For my Wreath of the Month for May, I decided not to do traditional flowers and fluff for this special month, I decided to give tribute to the creative side of Motherhood. Mom’s are the most creative people I know and I’m not talking just crafts either. As I’m the only Mom in this house, I chose some of my favorite stuff to put on my May wreath.

I sculpted the loom & loom hook and then made the little red toboggan on the loom (just to see if I could.)
My sister sort of stepped in the role of Mom after our Mother passed on. She’s spent alot of time and care on me and my family. She’s my Bff and responsible for introducing me to the addictive and enjoyable craft of looming.

I sculpted the crochet hook and it does work, but it’s close to an ‘I’ size, so I crocheted the little granny square with a metal size ‘G’ hook. The size ‘G’ hook was my Mom’s. I think of her every time I use it. I’m thankful she gifted me with the love of crochet.

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I made the cell phone with plastic canvas. I hope it looks like a bit of Excessive Crafting like I really made a plastic canvas case for a cell phone. lol
I made the texting with my image program. The text advice is something I’ve shared many times with my family. Crafting to calm down is a pleasant and enjoyable way to relax.
My Bff has on more than one occasion echoed these words back at me when I get stressed.

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I sculpted the spoon and fork in honor of all the meals and cooking that goes into raising a family. (and also for us old folks after the little birdies have left the nest.)

My embroidered red-work heart is for sewing. It makes me smile remembering all the buttons, costumes, clothes, toys and stuff that I’ve mended or made over the years. I’m so thankful that my Mom gifted me with the skill of sewing. She spent many an hour and many a day happily sewing away on apparel or quilts or toys. She was an amazing lady.
I think my mason jar ring worked out nicely for a frame for my embroidered heart.

I crocheted the 3 daisies awhile back, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to use them on. I needed another something for the wreath and happily they fit okay.
Plus my Mom never met a flower that she didn’t like and pretty much I’m the same way. Gardening is a wonderful gift she passed on to me too.

The wreath base is made of newspaper and covered in knitted yarn blocks made on a cardboard loom.

I’m sorry I’m running so late on posting this. I’ve had a bit of a goofy week and can’t seem to get organized.

Wishing you all a Happy May!

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Here’s why I’m making a ‘Wreath of the Month’ for every month of 2014.
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