Thursday, August 26, 2010

Giveaway at Freckled Whimsy!!!

If I'm really, really lucky I could win a GO!Cutter!!  Want a chance to win?  Here ya go!!

http://www.freckledwhimsy.com/2010/08/its-giveaway-time.html

Hurry!!  The drawing is tomorrow at 9:00 PM CST!

Good luck!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Where Does The Time Go?

Wow...I can't believe it's been so long since I've had a chance to blog.  I've kind of missed it.  :o)  AND I see I have new followers!!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!  Christine!!!!  I hope you've been getting some sewing done! I'm sure it's hard with your little guys.  One day you'll be like me and sending you're youngest one off to college and sit back and wonder...."Where has the time gone?"  They are so not kidding when they say kids grow within the blink of an eye.  And Julie S!!!!  I'm glad you like the fabric on the Halloween quilt.  Hhhmm....I wonder who that one is going too?  LOL

This weekend was pretty emotional.  Our youngest son, Justin, has moved off to college for the next two years.  We are so proud of him.  Saturday we took a drive an met him.  We had to get all of his groceries, cleaning supplies, dishes and household items he didn't have...all that good stuff.  Then we took him out to eat.  His apartment is very nice and I feel much better after seeing where he will be.  On the way home he sent me a text.  It said, "Thank you for coming up here today.  I couldn't ask for any better parents.  I love you guys".  And boy...did that open up the flood gates!!  He's been a bit of a stinker these past few weeks, but it's a 'guy' thing....his way of dealing with the fact that he 'thinks' he doesn't need his parents anymore...little did he know....lol.  But I am so glad he is an independent young man.

So...since it's been a while since I've been on here, I thought I would share a recipe that is really yummy!  If you have some jalapeno's from your garden, along with some red bell peppers, this is a great recipe.  I LOVE it on cream cheese and then spread on crackers.  I got it from www.allrecipes.com.

Red and Green Christmas Jalapeno Jelly

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 5 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 (6 fluid ounce) container liquid pectin

Directions

  1. Remove stems, veins and most of the seeds of the bell and jalapeno peppers. Mince peppers in a food processor.
  2. In a 5-quart pot over high heat, combine bell peppers, jalapenos, sugar and vinegar. Bring to a rolling boil; boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Stirring constantly, add the pectin and let mixture continue to cool for 2 minutes more. Now stir for 1 minute.
  4. Pour into hot, sterilized jars and top with sterilized lids. Secure lids with bands and allow jars to cool slowly, creating a vacuum seal.

And all my jars popped!  I love that sound!  I read some of the reviews and got some good ideas for this, like use it for glazed  ham, ribs, pork chops and chicken.  I'll have to give it a try!


So...that's the moon peaking through the trees.  I think it's telling me it's time to go to bed.  Until the next adventure...keep looking up and thinking positive!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Amazing Concert

Okay...as I mentioned in an earlier post, I went to a concert, but I didn't tell you who....I'll fill you in on the first two acts.  The first was Justin Moore.  If you like country music then you know he sings Backwoods.  He was crazy full of energy!  What a way to start the show!  But I have to tell you...my friend purchased floor tickets.  Now mind you, I don't normally get a seat on the floor because I like to see, but did we ever end up being the lucky winners!!  We were supposed to be in section D, which was a little way back from the stage.  Well, they had to use that area to set up their sound system, so they moved us.  Where did they move us to, you ask?  RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE  CENTER STAGE!!!  The center stage protruded out from the main stage.  But to get a glimpse of what I'm talking about, look at this picture:


Um...yeah...that's my head.  I think my excitement scared the camera! (I was a bit of a sneak and brought my son's camera because his fits in my pocket...mine doesn't!)  LOL  But yeah...we had it going on!  "Did you touch the stars?" you ask?  Heck ya we did!!  Cowboy boots never felt so good!  :o)




Justin did a GREAT opening act.  He definitely didn't disappoint!  Then...after the crowd was all warmed up, the next act came on.  We were all 'hootin' when he came on stage (yep...that was a hint)


The one and only Darius Rucker (formerly known as Hootie)!!!  OH YEAH!!!


And then....after the crowd was all crazy...the main attraction came out of 'the water'............................


For this concert, our seats just couldn't have been better.  How else was I going to get this sweet picture of Mr. Brad Paisley????


YEAH BABY!!!!  It was a GREAT night!!  Good friends, good music and a memory of a lifetime!!!  Until the next Adventures of the Singing Quilter..............lol
xoxoxo

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Very Pretty Tag Giveaway!!

Hello!

I know this isn't the post about the concert event I attended, but I wanted to share a giveaway with you.  These tags are so cute, so you should hop on over to this and sign up!!  I love stuff this sort of thing!!!  Good luck!

Happy Sunday!!
Cindy