Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I've been collecting some fabric. I still can't get sewing tomatoes out of my mind (posted March 1) so instead of dying eggs tomorrow....I'm going to make some tomatoes. I will take some pictures to show you too.

I'm also ripping out recipes from all my cooking magazines. I'm only saving the ones I know I want to cook. The magazines have taken over and I'm getting rid of them. Whew!!!! Now instead of a 5' stack of magazines, I will have a 6" stack of papers. (Maybe someone has a great way to sort and store these?)

Since my mother-in-law is visiting, I'm trying out 4 new recipes on her. She is the perfect taste tester. We are talking and tasting everything as I cook. (We will probably be full before dinner.)

I'm also thinking about hooking a small rug. I found this small pattern and it looks about the right size for an enjoyable weekend. I love hooking....but just haven't taken the time.


Barb and I are getting ready to hit the road. We will be teaching at Stitchville's Spring Fling. We have several projects in the works and are looking forward to spending some time with those of you in Minnesota. I will be showing the project on the blog during this next week. It's at the framers now....there will be a needle box too. Plus other fun extra items...will show all soon. Click on the shop's name for retreat information.

Stitchville’s Spring Fling
A Weekend Retreat with Blackbird Designs
April 23 – 24 – 25, 2010
Oak Ridge Conference Center, Chaska MN

Wishing you all much family fun during Easter and Passover.

Alma

17 comments:

  1. I have always cut out recipes from magazines and put them in a binder. Eventually, I had so many recipes that I now have 4 binders (appetizers, main meals that are meatless, meats/fish, and desserts). Each binder has a certain order, for instance, the meat binder starts with meals made with chicken, then pork, then beef, and then fish. I put similar recipes together. If I try a recipe and I do not like it, I just take it out of the insert and throw it out. If I do like it, I rate it. I am not sure if this helps, but good luck and have fun.

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  2. I store my clipped, not tried, recipes in labeled file folders. I just file as I clip.

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  3. that top stack of fabric is very French General-esque. Love the colors!

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  4. Walmart has some very nice expandable file holder-briefcase-things. I got one with 20 dividers for my cross stitch patterns, but they had them with 10 and with 30. They have a handle, so it's convenient to carry around. I do the same thing with magazines - I never get around to putting them on recipe cards and in any of my boxes. So I have assorted pages folded and stuffed places, and then I never try any of them!

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  5. Hi Alma - I scan my recipes with pictures and then store in folders on my computer. When I get ready for a recipe I just print it out. I just can't deal with all the paper. Then I toss the torn out page. I usually lose it before I cook the recipe again, so I just print again. I shred and recycle my paper though so as to try and not waste.

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  6. I can't wait to see what you do with the tomato fabric! And I really can't wait to see that wool turn that rug into a rug! I want to learn to rug hook. That looks like a pretty one! Happy Easter! Enjoy the taste testing!

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  7. I use binders too with plastic page protectors. And you have to cull!

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  8. I use the divided folder for recipes I want to try. After trying the recipe and deciding it is a "keeper" I type it into my recipe file on my computer and toss the paper. Every two years my family brings copies of their favorites and we put together a "cookbook." I think I cook from our family books about 75% of the time!

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  9. You will enjoy rug hooking, it is very relaxing.
    Blessings to you and your family this Easter.

    Debbie

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  10. Happy Easter to you! Sounds like you've got a lot of work planned, but it should be fun.

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  11. Happy Easter. I have a binder with page protectors that I use the file my favorite recipes.
    If these are ones you want to try, you could do the same thing and if they aren't keepers you can just throw them away.

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  12. Hi Alma: that rug pattern looks like a lot of fun! Enjoy!
    I've just finished working my way through several 5 foot stacks of home dec and homemaking magazines and distilled what I want to keep down to a short stack of clippings. I have done this often over the years and filed the results in page protectors in a thick 3 ring binder or two (or three!) and find this works really well.Have fun with your family today.
    Janet

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  13. i had to do the same thing with my quil magazines at one point... and i saved the patterns that spoke to me.. or i thought i'd make one day... and then i made this binder and put all the torn out pages in page protectors & put them in the binder... i need to make a second one... but still it's a lot less space than it all took up before

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  14. I have a question. I want to make the purse in Vintage Bloom but haven't found the 14ct scotch linen. I have checked the sources you listed but no one has 14ct. Suggestions? Thanks, Candy

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  15. I also use a binder and page protectors. Just recently I purged my collection of cut out recipes..oh my had a ton of them. I am currently seeking a method of storing my emb. floss. The collection is quite close to overwhelming. Any ideas? Also, one final note ..your journal is exquisite..Mine just arrived in the mail and I am going to savor each and every photo page..Louise

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  16. Love all these comments . . I like the scanning idea. I too use binders with page protectors. I have one for home and dec. One for Gardening, Two for recipes, general & desserts. And . . one in my studio for inspiration and articles about creative friends and people I admire. As much as I love the computer ...I hope magazines don't go away . . . I still love looking through all the wonderful pages I have!
    Happy organizing!
    Lori Ann

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  17. c est sublime ce que tu realises bises jojo

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