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Thursday, July 30, 2009

The last shirt of summer.....

This was yesterday's quick sewing project. Such fun! A man's dress shirt ($2.00 at Salvation Army Thrift Store) is transformed into a peasant blouse for US! The easy-to-follow tutorial is here!

We can always enjoy one more white top on hot summer days! [Or, if you really get lucky with the shirt you find, it could be a lovely exotic (no, not Hawaiian!) colorful print which would be a great tunic for autumn!]


Yesterday, the library let me know that the book I had on reserve was in! I am enjoying it very much! It is a mystery in England in 1950. The sleuth is an 11 year-old girl. So far the plot has included poison ivy and a cucumber patch (in their kitchen garden) so I feel right at home!

NOTE: click here to see the collage bookmark I am using, LOL!


I may bake these today, I can't remember where I came across this recipe, somewhere on-line.
I have rosemary in the garden of course.

Recipe of the month: Rosemary Cookies ( by popular demand!)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 egg
1/2 teasp vanilla
1/2 teasp baking soda
1/2 teasp cream of tartar
2 cups flour
1 tbls. chopped fresh rosemary
Optional....lemon zest, 1 Tbls.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine all ingredients except rosemary. mix thoroughly Add rosemary at the last. roll dough into small balls and put on cookie sheet. Press with the bottom of a sugar coated glass to flatten. bake 10-12 minutes. cool on rack.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Well, of course I just sent some men's dress shirts to Goodwill this morning! lol I love this project and may have to see what other shirts didn't go to Goodwill! I'll look for that book at my library, too. We are only about 2 miles from the library now! YAY!!! Have a wonderful day!

Piecefulafternoon said...

What a clever idea - I'll have to look for some shirts.

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