Monday, March 30, 2009

March of the Tools #3

March is about to blow out of here, so I thought I'd better get one more of my favorite tools in before it does. It's my KitchenAid mixer!

I had to wait till I was married 25 years before I finally got my KitchenAid. Honestly, my baked goods improved tremendously after I started using it. Everyone thinks I have the best chocolate chip cookies, and I just say, "It's because of my KitchenAid!" I haven't changed the recipe, so that has to be it.

I gave one to our daughter and daughter-in-law when they got married, because I didn't want them to have to wait as long as I did to get one. Mine is 300 watts, and that seems to be enough power for anything I usually make. There is one that has 275watts that is alittle less expensive, and is probably sufficient for everyday mixing. But, if you want to mix bread dough, or something pretty stiff, you might want to get one with more power. They also come in some great colors now. So, if you're trying to think of a great wedding gift, I highly recommend the KitchenAid mixer. The groom will love you for it! And, if you don't have one, you might just want to buy one for yourself, too!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

March of the Tools #2

I got the SideWinder from my daughter, Marianne, at Christmas, and I love it! It's such a drag when I'm sewing along on a project and I run out of bobbin thread, and I have to stop and rewind the bobbin and rethread my machine. The SideWinder makes it so easy and saves me the headache of going through that whole process by letting me wind several bobbins ahead of time without using the sewing machine. It can be run on a power cord or with 2 AA batteries, which makes it very portable.

When I opened it, I didn't think I would be able to use it with my Bernina sewing machine bobbins, but, alas, I was able to use my bobbins with it! It makes sewing even more enjoyable!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

March of the Tools

This is one tool that really gets my day started right. It's the 5-in-1 Power Blender that I bought at JC Penney, for a fabulously low price.

I like to begin my day right away in my store by checking on any in-coming orders and answer any convos, and I tend to forget breakfast once I get started. With my blender, I just add some fat-free yogurt, frozen sliced strawberries, a sliced banana with a little bit of raw honey, blend it in the drinking glass, and I've got myself a yummy, healthy breakfast milkshake! It comes with several drinking glasses of 2 different sizes, so you can make them for the rest of the family, also. I love making smoothies for my grandkids when they come to visit, and they think it's great! The clean-up is easy..all you have to do is put your glass and the power blade in the dishwasher.

I'll be posting some more of my favorite tools, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Heather Ross Fabrics

A wide selection of Heather Ross fabrics are now in my shop. You might want to snatch up some of your favorites, as, due to a contractual agreement, Heather will not be producing any new fabric lines for awhile. See True Up and search Heather Ross for more information about this disappointing news.

For more uplifting news, Heather also has a wonderful new book out called Weekend Sewing. I love the detailed instruction she gives to her patterns and the fabulous ideas she gives for using her fabrics.

Many of the fabrics featured in Heather's book, I have in my shop. Here are a just a few samples of what I am offering:
West Hill Ponies in Green.

West Hill Riding Clothes in Camel, Grey and Beige.

Wildflowers in Tangerine - Lightning Bugs and Other Mysteries.

Frog Pond in Moss Green and Olive.

Dots in Orange, Blue and Beige.

Like I said, this is only a sampling of what I have in my shop, and all of these are being sold at a very reasonable price. So come check them out at Honey Bee Humble.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

This is the wonderous beauty that we woke up to this morning. My husband photographed these views before we left for church this morning. It's so unusual to get snow like this in Arkansas. Of course, it was all melted by time we came home. So glad we got it captured on film. I hope you enjoy looking at these wonderful scenes.

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