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Saturday

December 2011







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Blessing in the New Year!

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Been thinking a lot today about the new year.  Really it’s just another day, week, month …… but it always seems to be the time we try and make fresh starts.  It’s good to think back a little and plan for the future but most importantly, make the most of today.

As I think of acquaintances and those I love – the things we’ve all experienced of late, there’s only one constant and that’s our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  He will always love me, take care of me, help me, and be there for me, and if I allow Him, He will give me joy. 

I know one thing about this new year, I choose JOY.  I know it will come in many forms and some days the Lord will have to work really hard to give that to me but I know He will if I allow it.

I love Him with all my heart and trust him with my life.

It’s going to be a great year!

Thanks for visiting!

Happy New Year and may your year be full of the blessings that only our Lord and Savior can give.  



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Blessings ~
Terri

 
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Wednesday

July 2011







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Margaret’s Berry Trifle

A Perfect Summertime Dessert!

 

Margaret’s Berry Trifle

6 oz. box of vanilla instant pudding
1 1/2 c. buttermilk
large tub of cool whip
pound/angel food cake (about 1 1/2 purchased pound cake loafs or 1/2 angel food cake)
1 pint assorted berries

Wash berries and allow to dry or blot gently with a paper towel.
Cube the cake into bite sized pieces.
Mix together the buttermilk and pudding mix. Stir in cool whip.
In a large straight sided glass bowl layer the three different items making sure you can see cake and berries through the side of the bowl.

 Tip:  Adjust this to your liking.  I’m thinking peaches and blueberries will be the next try!  Yum!

You could also serve this in individual goblets as pictured below.  (No we don’t use crystal at the SYOB).  :-)
Pound cake is the traditional cake for a trifle but angel food is good and less fat!  You could also use a sugar free pudding mix, fat free cool whip and fat free buttermilk.  It’s possible to make this so it’s not to sinful!

Margaret's Berry Trifle



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Blessings ~
Terri

 
24
Sunday

July 2011







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SYOB Retreat

SYOB ~ Sleep in Your Own Bed Retreat is the most popular event at the Studio.  We have so much fun!  8 students get to work on any project they’d like.  I’m there to help if needed, keep the snacks and meals coming ~ the support person!  I love it!  It’s always such a great group of ladies.  If I haven’t said it before (and I’m sure I have) quilters are GREAT people!

Here’s some shots from this weekends SYOB.

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Vicki pinning on her borders.

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Mary’s ADORABLE Christmas tree blocks!

These are paper pieced.  I would have never thought to make Christmas trees in black and white but these are going to make a great wallhanging.  With a little spot of red ….fabulous!

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Jeanie won the kit for this quilt on the blog!

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Sue, Laura and Sandy finishing projects!

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Dee and Vicki ~ friends who love to quilt together!



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Blessings ~
Terri

 
24
Sunday

July 2011







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Mexican Chef Salad

This is a favorite in the Studio!

Mexican Chef Salad

Throw first 5 ingredients in a large bowl~
1/4 onion chopped
1 bag of romaine hearts
3 tomatoes cut up
1 avocado
1 cup grated cheese
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1-lb. ground beef
1 can black beans

Brown the ground beef.  Add the drained can of beans to the beef and simmer 10 minutes.
Add beef mixture and 1/2 bag of crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos to the bowl.
Pour 3/4 bottle of French Dressing over all.
Wash you hands good and then mix it all up using your hands to turn all the ingredients and mix together.
This recipe could be modified in many different ways depending on your taste.  Play with it and make it your own.
Tip:  This is a salad that isn’t good made ahead of time.  Mix this all together just before serving.
To get a jump start on this salad I brown the beef and simmer with the beans ahead of time.  Then refrigerate until I’m ready to put the salad together.  Pop the beef mixture in the microwave to warm it up and in a couple minutes it’s ready to go.
You could also do the chopping ahead so all you have left to do is mix it all together.

Mexican Chef Salad



Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~
Terri