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Friends, Fabric and Food...

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There's no better way to spend a Friday than with friends, fabric and food. Last Friday I went to a new to me fabric store with my friend Tina from Seaside Stitches. Tina and her friend Janet (no blog, but I think we should convince Janet to start one though, lol !!) invited me to join them for a day of shopping at Ryco Trimming Co. This store is amazing...6000 bolts of quilt fabric and trims to die for. I think I went to ric rac heaven!

Another blogging friend, Shellie, from Shellie Sews, works at Ryco. It was so wonderful to finally meet her in person.

The picture below was taken in the store. Tina on the left, Shellie in the middle and then me on the right. Next time we'll remember to take a picture with Janet and my sister...they were taking this photo.


Here are a few of the things I purchased that day. Isn't this the cutest Halloween fabric from RJR.
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and great Christmas fabric too!


Here is a picture of the trim I purchased. I could have stayed in that section all day…

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe...

Just thinking ahead to Thanksgiving...thought I would share a family favorite recipe. Great any time of the year though, not just for the holidays. space space SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE

4-6 sweet potatoes, boiled in the skin until tender, then peeled
½ cup Karo clear corn syrup
½ cup melted butter
½ cup white sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract (you read that correctly...1 Tablespoon, yummy!)

DIRECTIONS: mash the peeled sweet potatoes in a bowl and add all of the above ingredients. Spoon sweet potato mixture into a casserole dish and sprinkle with topping mixture below.

TOPPING: blend the following ingredients into a crumble
1/3 cup butter, cut into cubes
1/3 cup flour
½ cup chopped pecans (optional)
½ cup packed brown sugar
BAKE AT 350* FOR 25-30 MINUTES space space This is my absolute favorite recipe. This is pretty much all I eat...that and all the other veggies. I love the turnips and squash and...ok, I give up...I love every thing!! space If you want to print this recipe from this…

Sew Many Magnetic Pin Holders...

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Hello everyone. Hope you had a wonderful long weekend. Ours was great, but busy. I had so many posts I wanted to write up, but no time to do them, maybe Wednesday. After all...tomorrow is another day! (make sure you say that like Scarlett though)

Onto Tool Time...seems like I'm stuck on magnets lately. Last week's TTT was the magnetic business cards and this week you can turn anything into a magnetic pin or needle holder and I mean anything!

This package of 8 round magnets was $3.00 at a craft store.


These are 3/4 of an inch wide by about 1/4 of an inch thick, but they come in many different sizes.


Just take a look around your house for anything that will hold pins and then hot glue the magnets to the bottom and presto...a magnetic pin holder. You will have to decide how many magnets to glue on depending on the size of the item and the thickness of it. I used 1-3 magnets for the following examples. Glue them on and then test how well it holds all the pins. Add more magnets if need…