Monday, December 23, 2013

Cross stitching my first nativity scene.  The little angel is sooooo cute.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Baby Hat for Cattleya

Hi, Tywanna here!  It has been a while since I have blogged, but my life has been busy.  I have several projects that I am working on at one time.  I need to get busy working on Christmas gifts (small items of course).  I have decided I will be making handmade items for family members.  Before I start those Christmas projects, I am knitting a baby hat with tassels for my grandbaby, Cattleya.  I only made this hat one other time many years ago.  It is going to be so cute.  Take a peek at the beginning stages:

I am going to finish this adorable hat today and start on some more hats for Cattleya.  Happy Monday on this chilly cold day. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hi, Tywanna here! Hope everyone is having a great Thursday. It is going to be another sunny and beautiful day in Zebulon, North Carolina.

Below are two beautifully stitched dishcloths done by Diana B. Great job!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thank goodness spring has arrived.  Time to get exercising more outside, feeling and looking even better.  Yes, I take pride in my looks from being a full-figured woman to becoming a slimmer healthier me.  This weekend I am going to take some time out to work on a cross stitch that I had started last year.  I am ready to finish this piece and move on to an even bigger piece. 
Queen of Cats

Yesterday, I received in the mail a "puffy" as the ladies from AtMyHouse like to call them.  Inside this puffy was a crotchet dishcloth and a crotchet topper on a dish towel.  I have been told we all have talents, but if we do not use them God shall take them away. 

Have a great weekend Everyone!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hello Beautiful



One word "Beautiful", that is how I describe this piece.  My mom personally framed this piece that I had cross stitched as an anniversary gift to my parents.  Job well done Mother!

Over the weekend I started knitting up some Log Cabin dishcloths.  Ever heard of a log cabin quilt, well just imagine a log cabin dishcloth. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

He Has Risen

I believe in God....., and I also believe there once was a man that lived, died and rose again!  Do you believe?  I want to wish everyone a bless Good Friday!

Monday, March 25, 2013


TGIM (thank goodness its Monday), of course I am being funny.  Mondays roll around simply too fast for me.  I finished Issachar for a client.  This was my first needlework where I had to aligned the words, figure out how far down to come with the lines on the side and bottom.  This piece really tested my last nerve (the other nerves had had it).  But in the end with a little persistance, patience and dedication I knock this piece out and framed it myself. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

TGIF Everyone!  Most of you know my second passion is knitting.  These lovely dishcloths have been mailed to their new owner.  Since spring is here, I decided to knit a butterfly and I love to cable.  The green dishcloth is called "crisscross". 

Come back next week to view Issachar!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Oink Oink

Hi, Tywanna here!  I hope everyone is having a great Thursday.  I just had to show off my adorable pig; yes, I love pigs/hogs whatever you would like to call them.  I grew up on a little mini farm where we raised hogs.  I even had to bottle-fed a little piglet at one time.  Sometimes you might have a litter where one is the runt.  She didn't stay a runt long with my TLC.  Well, I am off to put the finishing touches on a cross stitch that I am doing for a client.  We shall call it Issachar!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Serve it Up!

TGIF everyone!  I am so ready to just throw my feet up and I hope the weather this weekend turns out nice so that I can sit outside and watch the birds eat from the feeders. 

I made this piece for my parents.  This piece is called Serve It Up!  One of the best pieces I have done this year. 

Y'all take care and come back again to see my next work of art. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Chili Shrimp Quiche

I made this side dish Chili Shrimp Quiche on Sunday for the first time.  This recipe came from my The Great Fish and Seafood Cookbook, which I have had this cookbook for many years say about 12 years and I have never tried any of the recipes until yesterday.

1 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch salt
2 tbsps butter or margarine
2 tbsps white cooking fat
2-4 tbsps cold water

4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup light cream
1/2 clove garlic, crushed
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
3 green onions, chopped
2 green chilies, seeded and chopped
8 oz cooked and peeled shrimp
Cooked, unpeeled shrimp and parsley sprigs for garnish

1. Sift the flour with a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl.
2. Rub in the butter and fat until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
3. Mix in the liquid gradually, adding enough to bring the pastry together into a ball.
4. Wrap the pastry well and chill for 20-30 minutes.
5. Roll ou the pastry on a well-floured surface with a floured rolling pin.
6. Wrap the circle pastry around the rolling pin to lift it into a 10 inch flan dish.  Unroll the pastry over the dish.
7. Carefully press the pastry onto the bottom and up the sides of the dish, taking care not to stretch it.
8. Roll the rolling pin over the top of the dish to remove excess pastry, or cut off with a sharp knife.
9. Mix the eggs, milk, cream and garlic together.  Sprinkle the cheese, onion, chilies and shrimp onto the base of the pastry and pour over the egg mixture.
10.  Bake in a preheated 400F over for 30-40 minutes until firm and golden brown. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January 2013

It is a new year and a new me.  I have decided I will not look back into or concentrate on anything related to 2012, but will move forward into 2013 with new ideas, new resolutions and just a brand new me.  I am starting this year off with a finished cross stitch of a lady arranging flowers.  At first I had thought about making this into a pillow, but a new idea surfaced and more than likely I will go with the new idea. 

Happy New Year 2013!