Tuesday, April 05, 2011

This and that

Yesterday after work I went to DSW to find comfortable black flats, I was pretty lucky and came out with a great comfortable pair. I love fashionable shoes but some days you need a comfy pair that will take you through hours of standing at work. Anyways, on my way out I noticed that they had opened a Hobby Lobby on the same shopping center. I have heard of this store but never been in. As you can expect most of their merchandise is the crafty kind you find at Joanns and Michaels, but they do sell McCalls and Simplicity patterns. The cabinets were new and opened without a fight and the inventory was excellent. McCalls was on sale for 99c so I bought two.

McCalls 6341

McCalls 6282

As some of you know I also like making quilts and these crooked log cabin designs have attracted me for a while. The knit dress I think will look great I like the ruching on the sides.

I haven't cut my jacket yet I have been altering a prom dress for a friend of DS1, not fun, and I have been patching up DS2's pants, also not fun.


On Sunday I made cinnamon scones. I used a recipe from Simply Scones: Quick and Easy Recipes for More than 70 Delicious Scones and Spreads. The recipe is for a fig and walnut scone, I left out those two ingredients and added cinnamon and nutmeg to the dry ingredients. I used to add cinnamon chips but they have disappeared from my supermarkets =(. I also don't shape the dough into a round and double bake it (traditional instructions for scones) I just "drop" them on the baking sheet. There were two left by Monday morning which my sons had for breakfast before going to school. I highly recommend this little recipe book!


  1. I didn't know Hobby Lobby was coming to the East Coast. They are big in Texas. I was never impressed by their sewing section (nearly all for quilters), but they have a much better selection of beads than other big box craft stores.

  2. The best place to order from Hobby Lobby is on line. My favorite is their rc controlled products.
    Jerry Jones


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