Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Quick Hello

Hi there!  How is everybody doing?  Holding up in this heat wave?  It has been so dang blazing hot and humid here this summer, we are all tired of the heat.  Our garden has gone completely wild.  Here is a picture from almost two weeks ago ~
Believe me, it is much more of a jungle now!  I made over 150 zucchini muffins yesterday and took them downtown and donated them to our church's inner city Tuesday night dinner and a service program for the local residents.  We also donated lots of cucs, tomatoes, jalapenos and some cherry tomatoes for residents to take home.  It certainly makes the hard work worth the effort when we are able to help feed hungry people. 

I wanted to share two pics of things I made at CHA, they were two of my favorite projects.  The first is a darling little T-shirt I made for the grandbabies (they will have to take turns wearing it) ~
Isn't it super cute?  The products are offered by SEI, and you can customize your tshirt or other fabric item by using various fabric iron ons.  I started with the green monster body and then added the giant eye, the arms, legs, shoes, mouth, tongue, and the band aid.  Love this fun new product line.  They also have ADORABLE coordinating patterned paper and items that would be great for birthday parties.  Love it!
Next, I went to the Silhouette booth over the course of the show (several day project) and made this fab apron for my daughter ~

Isn't it awesome?  I cut the saying and scroll out of velvet iron on fabric, and the hot pink butterfly was cut from matte iron on material.  The last day we added iron on crystals, using a template already cut out to speed things up.  I loved the eaase of use with the Silhouette, I currently have a Klick N Kut and it is a giant patootie pain to use.  I have never taken the time to learn how to use it, so really it is my own fault.  The software is just pretty extensive and I just haven't taken time to play with it as I should.  I love the fact that it and the Silhouette use fonts on your computer, no card purchase required.  I may just get a Silhouette though since it seems so much more user friendly to use.  It is also a loooooot smaller than the giant klunky Klick N Kut too! :)

Well, I am off to go can some salsa.  We used up the 60+ jars we canned last summer (gone before the first of the year, YIKES!).  I hope to can quite a bit of salsa this summer too, but we will have to see.  I have learned that there are only so many hours in the day.......  ;)  I have made boatloads of fresh salsa, which disappeared in no time.

Wishing you a joyful and creative week ~ Pam 

1 comment:

Rbarakat said...

Those are so cute! I LOVE that aapron how cool is that!

How did I come up with Pam's Eclectic Stuff?

Pam- that is me. :)

eclectic --adj.- selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
*Since I like a huge variety of arts and mediums, this seemed perfect, we will talk about the best of various styles or ideas.

stuff- The noun stuff has 7 senses -
1. material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")2. whatchamacallit, stuff, whatsis, sundry, sundries -- (miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; "the trunk was full of stuff")3. stuff, clobber -- (informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?")4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock -- (senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff")5. stuff -- (unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine")6. stuff -- (information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book")7. stuff -- (a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative")

*What more needs to be said? I really thought about using Pam's Eclectic Sundries, but I thought that might be tough to remember. :) Stuff is easy and conveys a variety of meanings. I like the definition- miscellaneous unspecified artifacts. I also liked whatchamacallit, but that is a lot of typing. :)

So there you have it!