Hello Wendy! Here is a tutorial (and lots of links to other fun butterfly projects) on those little butterflies. I used Monopoly money for the pattern and envelopes. I so hope your daughter has as much fun as I did!
Paperma made some wonderful things with her butterfly punch.
It feels like Twitter just showed up on the internet scene! But found these very cool sites about customizing your Twitter. Haven't we all been tweeting for awhile? Well, me, just a couple of times a week...but it isn't "new". ;0 All I have to say - don't follow me, you will be very bored.
"The Garden of Proserpine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne is one of my favorite poems. We had a "webinar" today about data visualizing! Fasctinating. So I chose that poem to explore Many-Eyes to see what a Wordle would look like as one of my favorite poems. The poem looks just as beautiful in words.
I heard Rebekah Denn talking about making bread today driving home, here is one of her blogs, Eating Seattle, everything worth eating in Seattle, a no-nonsense restaurant reviews. And her other blog, Eat All About It. Oops, the recipes aren't on there yet. Rebekah? ;)
While I was holed up in bed on muscle relaxers, mom was busy in the kitchen.
Poached Figs with lemon This is a sweet treat to be served with a good cracker (Crostinis) and cheese. Mom makes this one up as she goes along
2 lbs dried Mission figs 2 large lemons 1 lb sugar (about the sugar, you use half as much as the weight of your fruit) 1/2 c lemon juice
In a large cooking pot, place figs and cover with water. Add lemon juice from 2 large lemons. Add the lemon rinds (chopped) from the lemons. Bring to a broil and simmer for at least one hour. Test figs by piecing with fork until soft. Pack into prepared sterilized 1/2 pt. jars and cover with cooking liquid. Cool & store for a week or so.
1 qt. chopped green tomatoes (substitute tomatillas for tomatoes if not available) 1 qt. chopped onions 1 pint Jalapenos chopped 1 pint chopped green pepper 1 pint vinegar (mom uses Apple Cider) (16oz) 1 pint sugar 1 pint prepared French's mustard 1 T. cumin seed, if desired Mix all ingredients together in a big pot, bring to a boil and simmer 1/2 hour. Pack into prepared sterilized jars. Makes 6 pints.
I have terrible back problems the last couple of days. Tried to work in the morning, but spent most of the day asleep. Have made appointments for next week. God, it is terrible to feel so vulnerable and weak.
I am sick in my heart to just now learn that Cin Woods of Learning Daily passed away from cancer last November. She was so talented, delightful, sharing her art and her life with us. Her style was impeccable. We started blogging and participating in Illustration Friday about the same time. She was thoughtful, engaging and so generous. A light has gone out in the blogging world.