Happy Autumn!

This is my favorite season of the year!

Last night I caught the last sunset of summer.

 

I start thinking of Christmas gifts and decorations when Autumn is here.

This morning, as I was organizing my Avon for the next campaign, I realized there was a brochure from several campaigns ago that is no longer active.  So I began to fold the pages and ended up with this angel form.  It needs to be painted and a head and halo added to it.

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This could be an Autumn Angel, but I’m leaning towards a Winter Angel instead.

“While the earth remains, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” ~ Genesis 8:22

 

Sonia

P.S.  Celebrate Autumn by entering the Fall into Cozy Sweepstakes on my Avon website.  Click this link to enter.  https://www.avon.com/fall-into-cozy-sweeps

 

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One day down…

Hi, hope you had a great weekend.   Weekends never last long enough for me.  🙂

Friday evening I caught this picture of the beautiful sky.  It was as the sun was setting after a storm.

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I tried out a recipe for Caramel Rolls.  I had to tweak it a little as I didn’t have all the ingredients, but they turned out good.

Here’s the recipe.

For Caramel:
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, cut in slices
36 pecan halves
For Dough:
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
For Filling:
2 Tbsp soften margarine or butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
Cinnamon

Heat oven to 450°F.  Place 2 tsp brown sugar, 2 tsp butter and 3 pecan halves in each of 12 muffin cups; place in oven until melted.  Mix ingredients for dough, pour out on a floured surface, forming a ball and knead about 5 times.  Roll dough out into a 9″ x 15″ rectangle.  Spread the softened margarine/butter, brown sugar and cinnamon on the rectangle except for about 1/2″ around the edge. Roll tightly from the long edge and pinch closed.  Cut into 1/2″ pieces.  Place each piece on top of the melted caramel mix in the muffin cups.  Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. When rolls are done, immediately turn pan upside down on a heat proof serving dish. Leave pan over rolls for 1 minute, then remove and serve (Remember leave pan on rolls only 1 minute, I left mine a little longer and some of the caramel wanted to stay in the pan).

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One day down… only four more days until the weekend.  🙂
Until next time…
Hugs,
Sonia

A little old, a little new

As of 4:00 p.m. on May 15, I’ve been on vacation.  Some of you know how much that means to me, but for those who don’t… it means, no stress, no tension, no dread, just relaxation, contentment, spending time with my husband and daughter, quilting, crafting, reading, napping, flea marketing, etc.

So, as of 4:00 p.m. Friday it began.  I stopped by a little antique shop in the town I work in.  It had a realtor’s sale sign on the property.   It is for sale and they were having a sale and will continue to until all the items are gone.  From what I gather it is something like “the owner bit off more than they can chew” kind of thing.  I found a couple of things to bring home.  Then on Saturday, we went flea marketing as a family.  Where I also found more things to bring home.  🙂

Here are some of the treasures I found.

A vintage pie cutter/crimper.  I will use it as decoration in my kitchen.

A cute little flower basket pin.  I will use it on a handbag or tote bag.

I also found a set of crochet pattern books and a book of inspiration.

There were  a couple of things I thought were cool, but did not bring them home with me.

The first thing is a vintage garlic/fruit press. then there was this cool iron, from when they started adding steam capability.

Some of the things I’ve been wanting to do got done. There were some items of mine that I wanted to re-purpose.

The first thing is the pretty bottle I have had or some time.   It had some flowers in it that my children have made over the years.  I moved to flowers to a vase with dried flowers, cleaned the bottle, bought some cork stoppers, then filled the bottle with oil.  So now it is still beautiful but also useful.

Then, I had a vase, full of glass stones and lights.  It’s an idea I had a few months ago, but after using it a time or two for a light. I decided I needed to change it.  It got too hot when lit.  I finally came up with this arrangement.  I’m very happy with it.

I also re-purposed this big canning jar.  It is a 2 quart jar.  It was a decorative item with pickled veggies.  It was old and time to redo.  So all the contents were emptied out, the jar cleaned, the lid covered with decorative duck tape and then it was fill with ribbon.

This morning I was looking out my front window and saw this little beauty on the street and snuck out and took this pic.

Then I had a surprise.  A package arrived.



 I won a drawing I had entered a few weeks ago with Paper Pumpkin.  There were ink pads, stamps and all the paper goods to make envelopes, cards, tags, and bows.  I’m sure it will be put to good use soon.  🙂

We’ll be making a road trip tomorrow and I plan to do a little crocheting on the way, so hopefully I will have something to show when we get back.

Hugs,
Sonia

Quilts and more

Earlier in the week, Thursday to be exact, a storm blew through.  After the worst part was over the sky had a orange hue.  I stepped outside to take some pictures and there a beautiful rainbow was in the eastern sky.  My camera didn’t pick up all the colors, but it was beautiful none the less.  The sky continued to churn and lighting continued to snap.  Here are some of the pictures I took over about 20 minutes.

Yesterday morning, I stepped out to check the Autumn wreath I had just put on the front door and noticed a bee, of some sort, going from flower to flower.  So I came back inside, got my camera and went back out to take pictures of him at work.

I’ve updated the following pages.  Check them out.

  • My Walk
  • Giveaways, Etc.
  • Quilts

Have a great week!
Sonia

We have a Winner!

 Congratulations Stephanie!

www.thewritesteph.com

Stephanie, please send me your snail mail address and I will send it to you.

I want to thank everyone who participated in my giveaway.

 

There are blooms galore!

  The daffodils are in bloom.

 The hyacinths are perfuming the air.

Some of the trees are in bloom. Colors of white, pinks, lavender and yellow dot the neighborhoods.

 

 I’m glad Spring is here.

 Until next time,

Sonia

SPRING GIVEAWAY!

A Quilting Southpaw (sonia67bones)

SPRING GIVEAWAY!

DRAWING: 03/20/2014

Sorry due to shipping cost, this giveaway is limited to the United States only.

 

 In looking forward to Spring, I thought these items would be a great starter to the season.

  • A Coffee Cup Planter
  • 8 Rules To A Better Life plaque
  • A cute baby Chick for stress
  • Flower Seeds
  • Crocheted Spring Mug Rug

Here are the Giveaway Rules.  

You have up to five chances to enter this giveaway.

  1.  Become a new follower and leave a comment to let me know what you like best about Spring.
  2. If you are already a follower, leave a comment of your favorite thing about Spring.
  3. Share this giveaway on your blog and let me know.
  4. Share it on Twitter and let me know.
  5. Share it on Facebook and let me know.

 GOOD LUCK!

 Sonia

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The day…

Today was the day…

The day for prom dress shopping.

Audre and I took off around 11 a.m. this morning in search of a prom dress. 




We looked at a lot of dresses.  








 

We looked at dresses that she wasn’t very impressed with.

She gave me this look over several of the dresses we looked at in the first shop we went into.   

Needless to say we moved on…




Audre is petite and finding her size was a challenge, but three stores later we found a dress she was happy with and fit her.  Shoes were next and they were easier to find than the dress.

We had fun and Audre kept me chuckling throughout the day with her comments and faces over certain dresses.

I will have to show you her dress, but will wait until the day of prom.  There’s no need in spoiling the fun and showing her dress before it’s time.

Sonia

PS check out my giveaway by clicking on the GIVEAWAY tab at the top of the page.