The name ThistleDew came from my parents.
They owned a boat when I was young and that is the name they gave it.
"Thistle" (sounds like) This will....and "Dew" (sounds like) Do. Hence...This will do!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

"Blackberry Somethin" Recipe

kerry you asked for it so here it goes:
Blackberry Somethin
  • 1 cup margarine *( I used butter)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 5 cups of fresh blackberries
  • 2 cups or less of sugar

(heat fruit and 2 cups of sugar until bubbly)

Melt margarine and pour in 13x9 inch dish

Mix flour, 2 cups of sugar, baking powder, then add milk

Spoon mixture over melted margarine

Pour heated berries over dough
Bake 350* approx. 35 minutes


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Heather Bailey's Pop Garden Fabric Giveaway!

Heather Bailey's new fabric collection called Pop Garden is now available!...and she is giving a 4 yard sample pack away!...just run your mouse over the image below,click and sign up to win!!... :)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Did you say "Farmers Market?"...or "First Day of School?"

Yesterday was a Fantabuelas <*won't find in Websters! Day...I woke up early and saw my Granddaughter Avory off to her first day of Kindergarten!...Gammy was so proud of her...Avory was all smiles...her Hannah Montana shirt has a place at the bottom that you press and it plays...."You Get the Best of both Worlds"....

We sat at the bus stop for about 20 minutes with no other children showing up... :(
Then another little girl walked up with her mother....*of course I had to start a conversation with the child! And come to find out she was in Ms. Perkins class too... I was tickled pink ya know?

So then comes the bus towards us...ok girls here comes the bus....bus stops....big huge door opens...there sits a man in the drivers seat ...a total stranger.... bye Avory have a great day!!...

God Love Her!... Does she looked scared to death or what?... turns out she loved her first day of kindergarten...even the first bus ride!... :)

Now on to the Farmers Market.... :)

A picture is worth a thousand words!

First task....

And Wha-La <*won't find that in Websters either... Ha! :)

It is called "Blackberry Somethin"... a friend gave me a load of blackberries from her yard along with this recipe (years ago)...I wrote it down and asked "what is this called?"..... and you know the rest of the story... except the fact that my husband hates blackberries... and they are not in my 2 Basenji's diet either...oh well...such is Life!!.... :)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

My Flea Market Bag

First and foremost I need to thank Lisa at "Polka Dot Cottage" *(formally Polka Dot Creations)....Thank you Lisa for the inspiration to start sewing again after so many years and also thank you for sharing all of the buttons you have created! :)
and another thank you goes out to Tanya at "Grand Revival Designs" for the Flea Market Bag Pattern I found while "Googling my Life Away" looking for a purse pattern I would like to attempt!... :) I wish my bag was made in the "Barefoot Roses Collection", but I got the material for this bag at Hancock Fabrics when in search of sure to go check out all of Tanya's collections of fabric....there is a new one due out this Fall called "Happy Girl Style"...

"Melanie's Got a Brand New Bag"

Hope you enjoyed the show... now off to Grill some Ribs and Fry some Hot Bananna Peppers for supper... I wish you a "Great and Creative Kind of Weekend!"

Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?

Here is the long awaited polymer clay button!!... you know my new Flea Market Bag would not be complete without it!... So the button first... :)

another view....

and another....

and one last view..... :)

Whew.... glad that's on to my Flea Market Bag..... grab a cold drink and pull up a chair!... :)