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901  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: fresh vietnamese spring rolls! YUMMY. on: September 19, 2005 07:01:25 PM
DH hates shrimp Roll Eyes so I use chicken and my normal aditives are

sprouts (bean for him, alfalfa for me)
junianed carrots

then for sause  I tend to do:

3 c water
3 tbl sugar
bring to boil
2 tbl corn starch
and chilli sause to taist

Am actualy making that tomorrow  Cheesy
902  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Anyone else into canning? on: September 19, 2005 06:53:02 PM
Erm. . .yes. . .thaught it was a dying art when the granny age ladies at Church were amazed. 

Four years ago, my mother-in-law asked for help picking apples. . .on the way over hubby said we'll pick a bag or two and go home.  So we got to the back yard and I looked from the tree to hubby to MIL and back to hubby and told him "go away, I'll call you when I'm ready." Two hours later we were done and had 2 black bags, 2 13 gal bags, and a bunch of plastic grocery bags full of apples.  Takes about two weeks a year depending on the harvest and I've got apple sause, apple butter, pumpkin apple butter, apple pie filling, apple jam and maple apple jam. 

LOL, then when we moved almost 2 years ago we inhearated 3 apple trees and a bunch of raspberry bushes.  Even with freezing half the berries (eating the rest fresh) I had a 13 gal trash bag of berries when the season ame around again and so we had a jam making party. . .each gal made her own batch.  What we learned was surgar free suregell made syrup and regular made jam. . .
903  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Unconditional Swapper Swap on: September 19, 2005 04:09:23 PM
Thanks Lv2ScrpBk for the paper goodies  Grin  Scaned the papers cause I can't find my camera

will probibly use some of it when I make the tear off note pads tonight. . .

LOVE the way they did the card with the eyelets. . .will have to play around with that idea.

P.S. modifyed cause image moved
904  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Handmade Christmas. on: September 19, 2005 03:50:14 PM
Dh thinks I'm crazy for making Christmas Gifts but it saves him lots of green. . .

Every family got one or more apple butter, apple sause, apple pie filling or pumpkin apple butter
Last year the ladies got lavendar spa packages
Bought the rest (dh loves buying kids toys and we always buy for his family, they are verry stuff orentated...sigh)

This year I've made things in threes setting atleast one aside for the gift pile. . .
Am doing the apple goodies again and jams
making cake mix & beer bread mix and will artsy up some labels come November
Ladies get journals
the girls (4, 2 & 2) are getting crochet doll blakets with pillows
905  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: DIY Rubbery Bound Recipe Card Notepads on: September 19, 2005 09:57:28 AM
Ooh! Love this idea, got a box of cards for $4 (I collect Modana & Child images) and this gives me something to do with the extra cards. . . Grin
906  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Sands Of Time Comp Journal on: September 19, 2005 09:13:42 AM
Thanks. . .I just love the quote  Cool 

You can't leave footprints in the sands of time if your sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?         ~Anonymous
907  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Yarns, the good and the bad on: September 17, 2005 05:10:38 PM
Lion Brand's Homespun. . .can you say pain in the butt?  Bought tons of it when it was on sale then found out working with it turns me into a nasty person.

Most of the yarn I have is a mix from yardsales.  This last summer I got 2 13 gal trash bags of the plain Acrilic (for like $10) that I like to double up with the Bernat Baby Coordinates. . .from Walmart.  Thoes are ending up as prayer shawls. . .

Summer before last there were a couple weavers getting rid of the extra fancy $10-$30 a skien yarns for $8 a grocery bag so I got a few bags of that.  Would have baught more had I known how to crochet then, mosty baught it for booking binding and bookmark ends.
908  UNITED STATES / Alaska / Re: Any Craftsters in Alaska? on: September 17, 2005 01:24:28 PM

What are people upto up here?  I've been doing alot with paper crafts. . .and the comp journals that were on sale for school, that and crochett.  Fave places for craft shoping are Bishop's Attic for books (lowest prices on used books and end of month is normaly 1/2 off sale) and I've been hitting up Saintly Seconds in Eagle River for clothes to alter from their 50cent rack.  Can hardly wait till I get my sewing machine fixed. 
909  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The Unconditional Swapper Swap on: September 14, 2005 10:49:29 AM
Ok, I've almost got one package ready to go out. . .so here is my wish list:

1. anything made with vintage images
2. cutie purse or bag
3. paper goodies to make thing with. . .am always looking for images to use in crafts

Wow, that was quick!   Shocked  Thanks to whoom ever. . . Cheesy
910  UNITED STATES / Alaska / Re: Any Craftsters in Alaska? on: September 13, 2005 10:23:00 PM
One more in the area, I'm in Chugiak. . .was born at Humanna
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