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RE: Tuesday Tidbits

Sent: July 14, 2009

Hi Stitchers -


This week's edition of Tuesday Tidbits really is a collection of information. Read on for what's happening around (I really should say What HAS happened) here.


We had a great time at the Stitch-In Saturday night. Several people brought salads and desserts and I'm offering up the recipe for the delicious Apple Dumplings brought by Jeanette Peek. I asked her to share the recipe with all of you and here it is -


Apple Dumplings


2 Granny Smith apples

1 1/2 sticks butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 cups Mountain Dew

2 tubes crescent rolls


Peel apples and cut each into 8 slices;microwave 1 minute.Melt butter;add sugar,vanilla and cinnamon.Divide crescent roll into 8 pieces.Roll each slice of apple in a crescent roll.Place in a 9"x13"pan.Scoop mixture on top of each dumpling.Pour Mountain Dew over and around each dumpling.Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes..



It's delicious, especially if you mix it with blueberry pie made fresh by Debbie Douma who even went and picked the blueberries herself!


Yesterday, while the shop was closed, Tonia & Rebecka performed their own special version of "While You Were Out". I came into an almost unrecognizable, newly decorated, spacious shop filled with lots of stuff I haven't looked at in awhile! They moved furniture, threads, and so much more. I took a few photos and put them up on the website for you to take a "tour" yourself. ShopTour


On the personal front, I have a friend who rescued some kittens and is having a hard time placing them. If anyone is interested in adopting a sweet black kittie, email me and I'll email you photos. They are adorable but Boots hisses when I just come home smelling like another animal - I'm not sure what he'd do if I brought another cat into his domain. Luckily, Samantha came with him - otherwise I'd be a one cat only household!


Don't forget the Summer Online Showcase - if you missed the last email, I've put up an Article about it with all the details at Showcase.


I'll leave you today with a photo of something I stitched over the weekend - it's from the new designer, "The Stitcherhood" and the pattern is called "Stitcher's Sampler". This picture is the front of the pattern -

and this picture below is my stitched piece

I used linen and Kelp Waterlilies. I love the sentiment and as you can probably see from the photo, I need to trim some threads on the back so they don't show through before I have Tonia frame it!


Until Friday, dear friends (as my friend Alma says!),


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