Monday, July 21, 2014

"And they're off!"

Yes, finally got the presents off in the felt like Christmas around here and a mess to match it when I was done!
I got the back done on the brooch for my daughter....
These pin backs I found at Wal-Mart awhile ago and they are self-adhesive as opposed to sewing them on.  It seemed  to stick very well but then it is a light weight brooch too.  I  used a cardboard backing that I covered in fabric using E6000 glue but I hope the smell wears off.  That glue smells like skunk!  I just used a little bit and my whole kitchen stunk.
 Got the presents and cards all wrapped and made out for both the birthday and the anniversary.  I still have the other grandson's birthday on the 26th!
 Then I made the rice krispy treats to put in these funnels I buttered ahead of time.
 They look like something that would go on one of those "60's cakes for men, or something from an outfit Madonna might have worn but in reality.......

 they're supposed to look like big Hershey's Kisses.  The big one is for Amy and Tracy and the middle one is for Sam who just turned 7 and the littlest one is for Grayson who will be 3 next week.  I couldn't send the big one to Amy and Tracy and not include something for the grand boys.  I am no artist but I think they'll get a kick out of it.  I even made my own little "kiss" tab that sticks out of the real Hershey's Kiss.

 I also finished some books..........I loved this book by Colin Fletcher written back in 1958 when he hiked all through California from the Mexican border to the Oregon border.  If you like nature and travel books you would love this one.  Fascinating and it reads like a novel.  You could probably get a copy on Thrift Books where they sell used books and it is always free shipping!  I love that site!

These little books were wonderful and full of old photos of the family of Laura Ingalls  (Little House on the Prairie books).
I got these at a garage sale but someone originally purchased them at the museum in Mansfield, MS where Laura and Alfonzo Wilder finally settled.
I sent 3 of them to my daughter and there are 2 more but I haven't read them yet so I held them back! LOL!
These are my non-fiction I'm reading and then for fiction I am still reading Orphan Train but I should finish that this week and probably the other 2 museum books.  As for a magazine, I am reading Mary Jane's Farm and I should finish it tonight.
Today was my daughter's birthday....I think she turned 38.....I am so blessed to have a daughter especially one like her. 
Happy Trails!


  1. Such a unique way to form rice crispy it! Thank you for your comment on the cherry loaf today at mgcc.

  2. Seriously, do you ever sleep???!!!!

    I'm feeling like a slug, just reading all that you get accomplished, lady!

    The rice crispy Kisses turned out cute. I'm sure that they will love them.

    Just recently found out about thrift books. I need to give them a try :)

    Have a good evening.


  3. Aww cute brooch..I love it so much.
    Wow so special these old books and they all my fav .. I saw them first it about their life?
    Big hugs x

  4. Oh I love that brooch! The way you made a fabric covered backing...that looks really pretty. Let's hope the smell goes away! And those Rice Krispies treats...delicious. X

  5. Love your Rice Crispy treats...I am sure they will love them! Your brooch turned out really cute...:)

  6. What a fun package to send off. You are so patient to make those rice krispies. My mum used to use molds.

  7. The brooch that you made is charming, and I like those crispy treat kisses too. The Colin Fletcher book is one my family would enjoy.

  8. You have been busy! What an array of prettily wrapped presents, anyone receiving that lovely bundle would be delighted and I love the Krispie treats, but then who doesn't love Krispie treats :)


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