Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We have been touched by the record flooding in Rhode Island

Geez, sometimes, it just doesn't end....we have had torrential rain over the last few weeks here in Rhode Island and the last few days proved to me too much for all of our Indian named Rivers.  My daughter Kelly lives on one of the rivers and yesterday was part of a mandatory evacuation.  She went back today to find that she had lost everything.  You know kids, they can't afford much when on their own at first and she didn't have renters insurance.  Such a shame.  I told her that I thought maybe it was God's way of giving her a new start.....doesn't help.  :-( 

I wish I knew what to do for her.

Parking Lot at her condo

Another parking lot shot

Rescue truck trying to get in,he didn't make it.

Anybody been through this ???

Thanks so much for the eyes and ears.


Monday, March 29, 2010


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Sunday, March 28, 2010

What a fun night with New Moon

Ok ladies, let's be honest....we know it supposedly geared toward teens but us ladies love it too.... :-)  The Twilight Series books are fun and a great quick read.  The movies are just a little icing on that cake.  So one of my closest friends decided to have a Twilight New Moon Dinner party and she decorated with red and roses.  lol Too funny.  We had Bloody Orange drinks, a wonderful pasta crab appetizer from Giada and absolutely sensational chicken parm and pasta.  For dessert we had molten lava cakes and Bloody Red Velvet cupcakes.  Yum Yum.  Then we sat down to watch New Moon and ate parmesan cheese popcorn, homemade with JIFFY POP with LOTS OF YUMMY BUTTER -- not microwavable ...the real deal. lol. 

So my contribution was "Full Moon" Crab Cakes.  Made with a lemon dill sauce and a recipe from none other than ya'll PAULA DEAN.

Here are a few pictures

Preparation of the scallions, red peppers and of course garlic, saute in a little butter. 

 Once that is sauteed fold in the crap meat.  I bought the good stuff for these people...

Shape them into nice full moon shapes and cover them with Panko bread crumbs and fresh just grated pramesan cheese YUMMO

Then refrigerate them for about two hours so that they firm up.

Melt the EVOO and butter

Gently place them in the hot hot pan and let them cook about 3 or 4 minutes on each side.  The smell is just good and mouth watering.  Husband was hoping that just one would fall apart.....ok ok I made sure one did.....He's a good guy.

Alol brown and crunchy on the outside and wonderfully warm and tasty on the inside.

Make a little sause with buttermilk, (I cheated and made my own), may dill and lots of lemon. 

The finished creation with a little garnish of dill and lemon and they were just yummy.

Hmmmm what will I make today.......

Monday, March 15, 2010

Free E-Pattern.....yes I did say FREE Ladies...and a giveaway to boot

Visit the Spring issue of Rusty Tin Roof at and see a wealth of wonderful information, recipes and hints.  Click to Page 25 to see our Free E-patterm entitled Bunny Hop.  Check back here, leave a comment to let me know you were here and there and you will be entered to win five free patterns from Rocking Chair Stitches.  That's quite a giveaway.  Want more entries.....visiting us on facebook and becoming a follwer will get you more entries....five to be exact.


With serenity,

Friday, March 12, 2010

Many Thanks and Gratitude

I wanted to take a few minutes to express my gratitude for all the women in my life and for all the kind words during my sister-in-laws passing.  I am overwhelmed by the prayers, emails and kind words that the women in my life and in blogland have passed on to me.  I am grateful for the strength it has given me and even more that I was able to pass on the strength I was given to my husband.  My mother in law wasn't able to attend the services and that was so difficult for the family.  She is finally out of rehab and we are hoping that one day at a time, our world will begin to turn around.  I have faith that we will all be ok. 

I am glad that you are enjoying the new items I have posted and I am going to post a few more for the upcoming Easter Holiday.  Drop me a line if you have any questions or would like to place an order. 

Thanks again for all of your support. 

With Serenity,

Spring Crows

Jumping Bunnies

Wooly Easter

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New little Diddies!

I wanted to post some new items created by Connie.  Some will be patterns but most won't be.  Enjoy your day girls.!

Bring on Fall Pattern

Bring on Fall Pattern
One of our customers favorites. Easy to do!

Autumn Spectacular

Autumn Spectacular
Beautiful pattern for pillow and runner