Thursday, July 16, 2009

First Things First......

Well today is the day that I start to pack up the 5th wheel to go to Alberta for my eldest daughter's wedding! My daughter, Erin is 29, a school teacher and marrying a lovely young man. If I were to go out 'shopping' for a man for her to marry I could not find a better match. He is the kindest, most thoughtful, patientest (is there such a word? well if there is, he's it!) , most considerate man, PLUS he is 6'4" and VERY good looking. "She done good!" OOOPS, I got side tracked...... So I have to pack the 5th wheel......WELL FIRST THINGS FIRST......before I pack anything I have got to decide what sewing project to take??? Hmmmm .....My husband LOVES it if I sew while he drives, as I can't sew and co-pilot at the same time. Let me share the two last projects that I completed while 'co-piloting'. The first is called "The Rustic Star" but I left off the star (the star goes where the flowers arrangement is) and the other is from the book called 'Primitive Gathering' (I think-no time to check...I am suppose to be packing up, remember....shhhh -blogging comes first....first things first....)

These were made out of old winter coats!!!! Yes, really-they have to be wool and you felt them by taking the coats apart, washing them in hot water and throwing them in the dryer (yikes I still have to wash clothes to pack!!! First things first.....)
So what should I work on while traveling this time .... Hmmmmmmm......well you will just have to check back to see what I have decided! (Don't you just hate that!! ;) )

Now, I promised a fellow blogger a family favourite recipe for Berry/Fruit Crisp.

Berry Crisp

6 C. fruit (apples, berries, rhubarb, pears, peaches, apricots, plums, whatever!!)
1/3 C sugar (or a little more if you like it sweet)
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp. cinnamon

Mix this and put it in a baking dish.

1/2 C butter
1/2 brown sugar
1/2 flour
2/3 C rolled oats

Mix till crumbly and sprinkle over fruit. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, until crisp is bubbling. Serve with ice cream!

Now I MUST get packing!!! Hmmm, what to take?...... Have a great day! Paulette


  1. Wow now that is a great recycling project and they're gorgeous too! Your work is beautiful. Thanks for the recipe...YUM!

  2. Hia Stephanie said I just had to come and have a lookie here. Crow!!!!!!! Love it! What a wonderful design and even better it is made from recycled wool. :-)

    Have a great trip and a gorgeous wedding to celebrate. It sounds like your daughter did pick well.

  3. I am so happy for your daughter and you too. Sounds like you have a wonderful son in law to be!!! Love those wool projects!! Happy trip to you!

  4. Enjoy your trip and soak in all the memories you'll be making at your DD's wedding.

    I love what you do while your DH drives. :-) Very, very pretty

  5. Enjoy the wedding. While you're packing, don't forget a good supply of Kleenex - mother of the bride ALWAYS needs paper hankies for those crying moments!

    I'll look forward to hearing about the wedding and to seeing your take-along project.

  6. I was sent here by Stephanie, too, and she was right: I love what you are doing.
    Have a lovely time at the wedding, I'll read your blog.

  7. I love felted projects, but these are just gorgeous! I have some sweaters I have felted just waiting to be used, but had not thought of winter coats...thanks for the idea, Paulette! :-)

  8. What gorgeous wool projects. I love wool applique - and I love that you made these out of old coats! Good luck with your road project. (I always need one of those too.) Congratulations on your daughter's wedding! Have a wonderful time.