Friday, July 12, 2013

A Giveaway, A Recipe & a few Blooms


 Another Heriloom Dahlia blossomed today...and some Dill too
                 




A new recipe too...Vegetable Quesadilla 
Saute 1 onion , 2 Zucchini, 2-3 Peppers, in a wok with some Safflower oil. When veggies begin to soften add 1/4 tsp.cumin, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and juice of one lime. You can adjust the seasonings as you like adding more or less. S&P as you like .
Serve with Avocado, Sour cream and shredded cheese. I used a blend of cheddar/jack/cojita. You can also add chicken to this but marinade it first in the lime juice and seasonings( add a tsp. of sugar in the raw) for a half an hour. Then saute the chicken first , remove from pan then saute veggies.


And finally here is the Christmas in July Give away!!!  I apologize for the horrible pictures but
we have been completely drenched with rain and dark skies today. I had to take pictures today in my workroom in the basement. I have to admit I am not a big Christmhas in July fan. I cant even think about holidays during the summer. I applaud all the Bloggers/Crafters out there that do! It takes a discipline that I just don't have. Yet, I thought it could join in along the fun with a giveaway.
Leave me a comment about your feelings on working on Holiday projects in the summer. I will choose a winner of this fun snowflake fabric and Swarovski crystal snowflake ornament on Wednesday July 17th. I apologize again these pictures just aren't doing the items any justice.
 
The crocheted Pansies will be in my Etsy store this weekend or whenever the skies clear for better pics. They will be custom ordered and are made with vintage threads.

Well, I need to get going as it is 9pm here and we are having a yard sale tomorrow and I'm not quiet ready ..Uh-Oh!

Have  a great weekend and be well!
Ming



P.S. I am going to start a random statement/question at the end of each blog as my kids are  always telling me how "Random" I am! I think it may be fun! So here goes...

Helen Mirren in a bikini WOW! ...








14 comments:

  1. Hi Donna, even though I am not working on any holiday project yet, I would love to win this snowflake fabric, the pattern is so lovely!! Beautiful flowers, too!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Sofia !! Yes it's a great fabric !

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  2. Your flower pictures are so pretty!
    But I really love your crocheted pansies! They are so delicate.

    I have made Gingerbread men for a bunting, and a gingerbread mug rug so far. It was hard to get started but then I began to really enjoy doing it... with no deadlines!

    Lovely giveaway!!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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    1. Thanks Susie ! I am hoping to get inspired and at least get one holiday project done !

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  3. Beautiful real and created flowers!
    And another wonderful recipe from you, I love it.
    Helen in general is a wow!

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  4. I think having a head start on the holidays is a wonderful thing. Then you can kick back and enjoy, when everyone else is running around trying to find the perfect gift. One thing not to do is wrap them ahead. I did that one year, so that my family couldn't accidentally run across their gift. The problem was I didn't put labels on them, because I didn't want them to see the labels, and then I forgot what was what and ending up unwrapping and re-wrapping everything, LOL
    Please come visit. I am having a $25 Amazon.com gift card Give-A-Way. All that you have to do to get your name in the hat is leave a comment and follow me back.
    Your blogging sister and follower, Connie :)

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    1. That is a funny story Connie !!! And yes I did visit your blog the other day and left a comment .. It only shows my name Donna not my blog name ! I have to learn how to go that !
      Thanks for stopping by !

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  5. Another great recipe! Thank you! And I LOVE your flowers!! They are absolutely gorgeous! I can honestly say that each year I have plans to do somthing 'Christmas in July', but have never actually done it yet. July seems to always be so busy, along with the rest of my summer, with gardening and taking care of the yard...it's just never ending. :) Thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway!

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    1. Thanks Cindy !! Sounds like we are in the same page with the Christmad in July !!!

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  6. Hello Mingy, I am about to begin to crochet a most interesting bird ornament as a "small gift" for those to whom I give a "small gift!"

    It is much easier to take my time and do it now rather than get feel that rush to produce when I start gift making to near to Christmas.

    And I would love to win that beautiful snowflake fabric!


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    1. It's so nice to see you here Adrienne !!! Would love to see that finished crocheted bird !

      Good luck and thanks for visiting !

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  7. Beautiful garden ... and the doll is magical .... you have skilled hands :-)
    Ajka

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    1. Thank you Ajka .. And thanks for stopping by !

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