Monthly Archives: August 2012

Cord Storage


I have been working on cleaning and reorganizing the garage.  I was using a heat gun to strip the paint off the door and needed my hubby’s orange extension cord. He has a certain way of winding it up when he is done and I can never get it right.  I finished the stripping the door and needed to wind the cord…

extension cord storage

What a mess!

5 gal bucket

5 gal bucket


I then noticed the empty 5 gal bucket.  So now the cord has found a new home.

extension cord storage

extension cord storage


Today is my second day as a “Freebird”.  I retired on 7/31/2012, so my days are mine, so to speak.  I have a long list of jobs to complete around the house, but one of my goals is to reconnect with all my friends.  Two of my FFC buddies from my earlier post, work together so I have decided they are going to be my “Guinea Pigs” when it comes to recipes,  My hubby is reluctant to try new experiments from the kitchen.  Have I mentioned that I am not, nor have never have I ever  been much of a cook.  That could explain some of his apprehension.  One of my goals it to become a better cook and that will not be much of a challenge, since I would give my cooking a 2 out of 10.  I have had to step up to the plate since my mother is gone and I have the biggest house for family get-together.  We still mostly do  the Holidays as pot- lucks since  when my mom was alive and I would ask her what I could bring her standard answer was “chips,  you’re good at chips!’  No I am not making this S***  up.  My mother, God love her, would tell it to you straight.

So on to the rest of the story…

Our friend Michele recently had surgery and is still not allowed to drive, so I picked her up from work and we headed to “Neff’s”(where  Bobbie and Francie work) for lunch.  Their experiment today was Pizza Crescent Rolls.

You will need:

Crescent Rolls

40 pieces of pepperoni

4 cheese sticks

Pizza sauce

garlic powder (my pantry was lacking this ingredient and I used garlic salt…to salty)

pizza cresent rolls

cheese, crescent rolls and pepperoni

Unroll the crescent rolls and place 5 pepperoni and 1/2 of a cheese stick on each crescent roll.  Roll them up and place them on a cookie sheet.  Sprinkle them with garlic powder and bake at 375 for 10-13 minutes.  Enjoy….which is exactly what we did and I forgot to take a picture of the finished product.  We dipped the rolls in pizza sauce.

how to make pepperoni cresent rolls

How to make pepperoni crescent rolls

Francie made the salad and I made something sweet (check back later for that) and Bobbie did the dishes….  Life is GOOD!!

PS  Katie Jo decided she was not up to the experiment, so she just had salad…Love ya, Katie!!

Pepperoni Crescent Rolls

Wizard of Oz Pillowcase for Ms B

instructions for wizard of oz pillowcase

Wizard of Oz pillowcase

I have an adorable great-niece who is obsessed with the movie “The Wizard of Oz”.  When I was at a recent Quilt Show I came across some “Dorothy” fabric and I knew I would have to make her a pillowcase.  The instructions for this pillowcase construction can be found on my earlier post by clicking here.

I knew if I made her a pillowcase, I would also need to make one for her brother.  When I arrived at their house with their presents, they were thrilled.  Ms B decided she did not want a pillow in her case.  Instead she jumped in it and the “sack” race fun began….

Double B's

Double B’s sack race