Total length of this podcast: 32:47
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Today's bumper music is Auld Lang Syne, which was written by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788.
Here is a photo of our little holiday dinner -- which we had on December 23, because Ted had to work Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (as usual!). I made fabulous filet mignon, sauteed mushrooms, onions, and potatoes, and Heavenly Peas. YUM!
CLICK HERE for the White Rabbit redwork pattern.
THE FIBER ARTS SEGMENT [Podcast minute marker 10:00]
A Handy Shoe Bag
Showing the opening for the ribbon
Showing the opening to turn (on the black lining) and the corners trimmed
Sewing the opening in the lining closed (with my trusty Singer 221 Featherweight, Jezebel!)
The ribbon drawstring has been inserted into the casing
Et voila! A handy and elegant (and super easy!) shoe bag!CLICK HERE for the Handy Shoe Bag project sheet.
THE PAPER ARTS SEGMENT [Podcast minute marker: 12:10]
Beautiful 3-D hanging snowflakes
Supplies (pretty basic!)
The accordion fold
The accordion folded in half
Trimming the center
Tying the thread around the center
Cutting the design (remember, it has to be symmetrical!)
Opening out one half and taping the edge together
Taping the other edge, and taping the thread inside the fold
CLICK HERE to download the Hanging Snowflake project sheet.
THE RECIPE [Podcast minute marker: 16:45]Classic Shrimp Cocktail
CLICK HERE to download the recipe for Classic Shrimp Cocktail.
And remember . . .
Creativity isn't a race . . .
. . . it's an adventure!