Saturday, April 10, 2010

Punch Needle kits, Dachshund pattern, bad cooking, and bargains~

I feel like I've been out of touch for a while, so here's a quick rundown of what's been going on around here. Just some of it mind you. I won't bore you with everything just yet. :)

I got a new shipment of Cameo punch needle sets.  Available in my etsy shoppe, or my store in Burnsville.

Darn, this stuff looked so good!  I made it ahead of time to take on our camping trip.  Didn't taste near as good as it looked.  Too much pepper and the taters weren't done.  Needed salt.  Trashed it.

My first try at those "kabob" thingys.  Pork was dry, pineapples and tomatoes were great!  Skewers burnt and broke.  Not doing this again. My Sweet Annie.  She chews up sticks and leaves. 
In the living room!  It's a good thing she's so cute!

Got an insulated storm door for $20!  Dad and Darren installed it after dad put the doggy door in for me.  Now gotta add the hardware. This is my new punch needle pattern design.  Looks like Annie huh!  I do love the little gal.  I actually have two Dachshunds. :)
This pattern will be available in the next few days.  Just need to frame it and type up the directions. 

I'm working on painting and antiquing frames tonight and some round head snowman ornaments for an order.  I have about 40 stitcheries finished and waiting for frames. 
Some of them I am going to make up as patterns. 

to be continued.......
p.s. wait till you see what I found at the thrift store for $5.00!


Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

Love the punch needle! And you should try the kabobs again....soak the skewers overnight in water then they wont burn! have a great weekend!

Carol said...

Hey Doreen:) Love the new punchneedle of Annie. Sounds like you're staying very crafty my friend.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Hi, Doreen, do Not give up. Kebabs are great. Marinate your meat for about 30 minutes. Use the marinade as a baste also. Soak your wooden skewers for 30 minutes or so.Also I think beef or chicken is preferable for us. And we use red and green peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, button mushrooms, onions, even little red potatoes that have been microwaved first. We love kebabs--a whole meal on a stick!
★ Linda

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

BTW- we have -9- of those adorable mini-dachshunds; ages 14 to 2, all neutered after 52 puppies. We have 2 males and 7 females but 3 of those are from our own litters and couldn't be bred here anyway. Needless to say, we love our doxies.........★ Linda