Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Welcome Mat and My Front Porch

I decided to be a member of both so I can be friends and communicate with all my new rug hooking friends those that have decided to stay with The Welcome Mat and those who switched to My Front Porch only.  I hope I am able to be a member of both...I imagine I can if I pay for The Welcome Mat when my invoice comes.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Artichoke Bread--Ok this doesnt bode well with your New Year's Resolution to lose weight...but what the hell...It is scrumptious!

(makes 1 loaf)
Printable Recipe

1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts (drained and chopped)
2 green onions (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese (room temperature)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mozzarella (grated)
1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (grated)
1 loaf Italian bread (sliced in half lengthwise)

1. Mix the artichoke hearts, green onions, garlic, cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, mozzarella and parmigiano reggiano reserving some of the cheese.
2. Hollow 1/2 an inch out of the center of both halves of the bread.
3. Spread the mixture into the hole in the bread slices and top with the reserved cheese.
4. Bake in a preheated 350F oven covered in foil for 20 minutes.
5. Remove the foil and continue to bake until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Got my new wool in the mail today!

Susan from Ram in the Thicket sent me the wool for the birds, ribbon and hearts for my new Valentine's Card rug! Isnt it scrumptious??!!! Yummy! It is lovely and thick!! I just opened the package...now to find my new cutter and read the instructions again!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

For real now....I now I have been waivering!

My first rug design...I am doing a series of Antique Valentine Card Rugs. I have ordered my wool from Susan from Ram in the thicket for the birds,ribbon and hearts to start. Waiting for the wool in the mail! Cant wait!