Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Summers End

So these summer days are winding down. It will be time to start back to school before you know it. It seems like a few days ago I was posting about summer was a comin' and how I love all the excitement. We have lots of birthdays in August to celebrate and I see it as an excuse to bid summer farewell with many parties. Cake, ice cream, softball games and Popsicles of course. Can you believe it is August already?
Anyway, I have been busy at work with lots of special orders. I am posting a few pictures of some of those and ya'll are some creative people. I love to try new patterns and ideas. Sometimes it may take awhile to "nail" them. (because I am a perfectionist when it comes to sewing) The superhero capes seem to be Numero Uno on the list of orders.

Then I got a special request from a friend (who is an art teacher and very good at it) for an art apron or smock for her children. To be honest, sometimes I have no confidence in my sewing skills because I am self-taught. I was NERVOUS about this one. I got a pattern from here
and went to work. After I was half way through...I WAS IN LOVE! I love,love, love this idea. Thank you Kirsten for your suggestion and I hope you love them as much as I do!

Annnnndddd...As you know (if you live in the South ) it is peach season. I love fresh peaches so I made this beautiful peach delight this past Sunday. Is was delicious and easy to make.

Peach Delight


1 cup plain flour

1 tsp. sugar

1 stick marg.(melted)

1/2 cup pecans

Mix ingredients and press into a 9x13 pan. Bake at 325 until light brown (20 min.) Let cool


1 8oz cream cheese (I used 2)

1 cup powered sugar ( I used about 2)

1 8oz cool whip

Mix and spread over cooled crust


2 cups of water or juice from drained peaches + water to equal 2 cups

1/2 cup of sugar

1 Tbs. corn starch

1 small package of peach jello

1 lrg. can sliced peaches (fresh or frozen ) thawed

Drain peaches (SAVE JUICE)

Bring water (or juice and water), sugar and cornstarch to boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Add jello. Cool until mixture begins to thicken. Spread into pan. Top with peaches. Refrigerate and serve when set.

Prepare to be an idol :)


  1. Love the art aprons....can't wait to try the peach delight either :)

  2. Thanks again for the fabulous art aprons we love them so much!! :)

  3. Oh, I'm wanting some of that peach delight, my mouth is watering!

  4. I adore your capes and I am very glad that they are taking off for you!! Neat art apron, that is wonderful. You shouldn't be nervous, yo are very talented. Yummy peach delight darlin'.