Saturday, September 17, 2011

Ramsey's Shirt

Recognize this fellow-well he has caused me enough trouble! After I made him the first time I was not satisfied with the size the shirt turned out and that was when I got lucky because I got to talk to my youngest granddaughter and she told me that he was now wearing a 3X. Thank goodness for informants ! LOL

As you can see - it is much larger than the first one, which was a Burda pattern and because it is meant for very trim men -that made it a full size larger than the Butterick pattern. So , this time I used the Butterick pattern to have room for those growing "tummies"! LOL

And Thank Goodness this is the end of that horribly naughty knit rayon fabric! We fought each other the entire journey because that yellow dye gave the fabric entirely different properties than the green colored areas . At least I finally did learn to watch out for it and give it extra attention-kinda like you would a child!  So we are really and truly Finished with each other! YEA!

The good thing about being out of fabric is that I now  have to start on a new project???? But I am lucky because I picked up two pieces of  fabric on that Shop Hop last week end and it is all washed  and dried and ready to transform into something new. : )

It has been hurtfully cool here today , but my DH does have a fire going for me. I don't think he knows how much the cold Hurts my fibromyalgia. It makes me ache deep down and my face will turn red -just from the pain.We are now up to a hot and balmy 56degrees and a steady drizzle of rain. You know how rain can make you feel chilled to the bone.

I did look ahead today to see what the next weeks weather will be and it is calling for rain all week long and chilly. POOH! I wanted to dig those potatoes-guess I will not . The first decent day is for next Saturday a week from today. -so maybe I can tackle that then. It makes me nervous to have to put things off that long -during this time of the year when I am scared of a sudden attack of cold and a freeze-which would not be good.I Hate this time of the year because with one swift swoop of the temperatures - all the beautiful flowers will be murdered and my joy will be squashed! : (

Remember those beautiful peaches I just canned - DH found one today that did not seal (or so he said :????) and he has been gobbling them up- I think the others are in danger long before Winter and the peach cobbler that makes its own crust rolls around. LOL  He does not feel too good today -maybe the weather has him down also. He managed to go get us a load of firewood and he is parked in front of the tv  pigging out on anything he can find. I caught him nodding his head as Mr. Sandman was sneaking up on him -he caught a glimpse of me passing through and those eyeballs POPPED OPEN  because he did not want me to catch him sleeping. LOL

Vinegar Tips:
                                                       Vinegar and Digestion
Apple cider vinegar is very similar to the chemicals found naturally in the stomach. Because of this it has traditionally been hailed as an aid to digestion. And so, by improving digestion, it is felt it will improve the overall metabolism of the body.

Those who regularly imbibe of this elixir feel it helps cuts and abrasions heal faster, as well as speeding up the healing of more serious woulds.

Vinegar is considered by many to be able to attack and kill harmful bacteria which  has invaded the digestive tract. This may lessen the likelihood of the body developing toxemia and other blood-borne infections.

Some doctors suggest regular vinegar use to prevent food poisoning. They recommend its use when visiting questionable restaurants or foreign countries. The usual dose is to take 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 30 minutes before meals. It can be mixed with a glass of water, vegetable juice , or any other beverage. Honey added to vinegar and water makes the taste more palatable for most people .

A vinegar experiment anyone can try is to use it to make legumes more digestible and so less gas producing. Just splash a little vinegar in the pot when cooking dried beans. It will make them tender and easy on the digestive system.

So you can say that vinegar adds fiber and is low in fat, salt and sugar and all of that is good. : )

Happy Trails To You! : )


  1. I love your embroidery design on the shirt. So funny! Care to share your recipe for the peach cobbler that makes its own crust? I'm always looking for new recipes and one of our favorites is warm cobbler with ice cream. Yummy!

  2. Hi Dena,
    Would you believe that I have been looking ever since yesterday for that recipe???? Boy I would have been so miffed not to find it. LOL So-thanks to you we both have it. LOL

    Peach Cobbler easy crust

    1 large can (29 ounces ) sliced peaches in syrup
    1 medium can (15 ounces) sliced peaches in syrup
    1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 egg, beaten
    6 tablespoons melted butter, divided
    2 tablespoons milk
    2 teaspoons sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    *Drain peaches, reserving syrup in a measuring cup. If you don't have 1 cup of syrup, add water to make 1 cup-set aside. Toss peaches with spices. Combine 3/4 cup of the syrup with the cornstarch. Stir into peaches. Arrange peaches in an 11x7 inch baking dish. Into a bowl, sift the sugar , flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the beaten egg, 1/4 cup of the reserved syrup, 1/4 of milk, and 4 tablespoons of the melted butter. Spoon the batter evenly over the peaches. Drizzle with remaining butter then sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.
    * Bake in a preheated 350 oven for about 35 to 45 minutes-until top is nicely browned.

    You know, all Winter I never had the money for that second can of peaches and it still was really good - and I cut the sugar to 3/4 and that still worked.

    Love, Linda