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I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!

Friday, November 21, 2008

We went shopping...

Gosh, the clothes are awful... and more awful... Some of the items at Bealls were even frumpier, if that is possible, or just too revealing. Some of them just made me look heavier than I really am, esp. those of a matte jersey type with the long full skirts. I felt like I had a weight on me. I did get a nice short tunic top that the yoke was an enhanced lace and slacks, which I am not sure about since they feel a little tight in the waist and need hemming, even though they are petites. I also got several clearance tops. The baby had enough of shopping and let everyone in the store know about her displeasure. I know that's why we sew (or try to), but I just don't have the time to complete something.

I am working on cakes now. The plan is a half sheet cake made of 4 9x13 cakes, 2 on bottom, 2 on top. This is the recipe in case anyone is interested in trying it:

Mexican Wedding Cake (Watch your Weight cake)

2 c sugar
2 eggs
1 20 oz can of crushed pineapple
2 c flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 c chopped pecans (opt.)

Heat oven to 350 deg. Grease & flour 9"x13" cake pan. Mix sugar, eggs, pineapple, blend in flour and soda. Mix well. Stir in pecans, pour into cake pan. Bake on center rack of oven for 30 minutes. When cake is done, it should be firm but spring back when touched. Remove from oven and cool on rack. When cool, spread with icing. Cake may be served at room temp or chilled.


1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 c butter, softened
4 tsp vanilla
2 c powdered sugar

Whip cream cheese and butter, mix in vanilla and sugar. Beat on high speed until creamy, spread on cooled cake.

1 comment:

Lory said...

I'm glad you found some items though. I can relate to the fact that these days the stores don't carry good stuff. And producing a good garment takes time, so it's a catch 22.

Have a good weekend. :):):)