Look who is holding an eenie!!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Its the first embroidery I've seen out of my patterns,it makes me so excited and anxious to get the patterns all in the shop. I appreciate all of the kind words and blog mentions and favorites Ive been getting on the free patterns(and even an ode to annie oakleaves at meet me at mikes :)yippee!!).Im hoping to put free ones up oftens to go with each set of patterns Im doing.I should be getting the pdfs back anyday now so I can put them in the shop.I will keep you posted! (p.s.everything is shipped if your waiting for queen of slowness here) Have a great day all! xoxo
Posted by Annie Oakleaves at 12:39 PM
Saturday, June 21, 2008
We've been back from Vegas for a few days. It was a beautiful wedding and I had a pretty good time hobbling around.I love people watching in Vegas.I think thats the best part.Like this guy,I guess if you are going to repent Vegas would be the perfect place to do it lol
Back at home, its been slow moving,the heat has made impossible to go anywhere or do anything.Yesterday it was 106 and having no a.c. its about all you can do just to move. I spent the afternoon trying to get orders ready to go out,sorry ladies,I didnt get them out yesterday as planned. I wish I had one of these in my yard..
On the bright side my patterns are almost ready to go into the shop. Thank you for all of the embroidery love,it is very appreciated and took me completely by surprise xoxo
Posted by Annie Oakleaves at 7:26 AM
Sunday, June 8, 2008
So this is a photo that Robyn took of one of my mushrooms girls at the crammed show.I cannot tell you how excited Iam.It just blows me away when I see all of the amazing artists in the show and the idea that Im included in that group.My best friend of over 20 years lives in St Louis and I was all excited to think that she would be able to go to that show for me but she is out of town for the entire thing of course. lolJust to let everyone know Im gonig to be out of town for the week,There are wedding bells ringing and I need to be there! xoxo
Posted by Annie Oakleaves at 2:40 PM
Thursday, June 5, 2008
My first Gail Wilson kit came today! Its Izannah Walker!I really do have to tell you how shocked I was.The instructions are a dream. Iam always disapointed with instructions,they are always too vague for me.These instructions are fantastic and I really believe by the time Iam done with this doll I will have learned something valuable.The kit came with way more than I expected. I really dont think the description on Gails website does it justice.I joined the custom kit club and i got to choose which kits I wanted.It just blows my mind I have a year of this to look forward to.I really love reading what Gail has to say and her no nonsense way off saying things.She is definately someone who knows what shes talking about and I admire her greatly.
Posted by Annie Oakleaves at 4:15 PM
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
A neighbor gave us a bag of huge apples from their tree tonight. I dont understand why they have ripe apples and my trees just finished blooming and have teeny apples on them... oh well! heres the recipe Iam using xo
APPLE CARAMEL BARS
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups butter - cold
- 1 1/2 cups apple - peeled, chopped
- 3/4 cup caramel topping
* Preheat oven to 350° F.
* Grease the baking pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
* In large bowl, combine flour, quick oats, brown sugar, baking soda, and egg. Cut in the butter and mix well until ingredients are crumbly.
* Remove 1 1/2 cups of the mixture and set aside. Press the crumb mixture into the baking pan, bake for 15 minutes in the oven.
* While crust is baking, combine caramel topping and 1/4 cup flour in small bowl; mix well.
* Sprinkle the apples over the baked crust. Drizzle the caramel mixture over the top of the apples. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the caramel.
* Place back in the oven for another 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
* Let cool completely before serving; approximately 2 hours.
* Cut into 2" squares and serve.
Posted by Annie Oakleaves at 9:06 PM
Today was one of those sweet California days that you cant really beat.Since I cant be on my feet for very long at a time I spent a good part of the day in the back yard watching hummingbirds and drooling over the Cath Kidston catalog and the new Romantic Homes.Its now ice tea weather and I absolutely adore ice tea with milk and sugar in it. Everytime I drink it I cant help but sigh.How about you? How was your day? xo
Posted by Annie Oakleaves at 4:01 PM
Monday, June 2, 2008
I dont have anyone here who is all that interested or excited but I have to tell you what I seen today.I looked out the back door and it looked stormy outside or like there was a high wind and stuff flying thru the air.I got up to look closer and realized it was bugs.So I went outside to look and it was bees! It was so neat,I was standing in a giant cloud of bees and the hummingbirds were just going crazy plucking them out of the sky.I had no idea a hummingbird could eat a bee with that skinny little beak.
But anyway I was standing there and they just went around me and down into the neighbors yards.They were traveling pretty fast,it was over before I could get anyone to look.
Im always happy when I see bees.
Posted by Annie Oakleaves at 5:56 PM