Monday, October 22, 2018

T Stands for Tuesday

Happy Tuesday Everyone,
      It's T Time again this Tuesday. 
        In this blogging event we join our hostess Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T. We share a drink related post with friends. 
     You are Most welcome to join us, just show us a photo of your beverage and then link up with our hostess. Find the link in my right hand column.

  Wow another Tuesday is upon us. The time is just really flying by fast for me this year. I really wish it would slow down a bit--and I am not even all that active running around outside my home these days either.  I am beginning to think it is a senior thing lol

This weekend the weather has really felt like fall for sure. We have gotten chilly at night but no hard freezes as of yet. Saturday I pulled up a bunch of weeds and this coming week I want to work on pulling up the spent veggie plants and weeds from the garden-and get cardboard down to slow down the weeds in the spring.

   With the not so hot summer temps any more, my flourescent ceiling light will finally turn on-I really don't want to change that up if I don't have to. I have been enjoying my time in my craft room for sure this past week.
     Sooo I am still playing with making Christmas cards for a few days. Testing things out.
    I had posted a couple of posts about problems with ink drying, what glue to use etc. but I have discovered now that the problem with the Encore metallic inks not drying is that I stamped on to tracing paper-I love the look but they are not drying and its been at least a week now. So I stamped onto a different paper and working fine. I am still hoping those others will dry eventually so I can use them.
    I have gotten a couple tips from your comments so I want to thank everyone again for that-some of you mentioned a craft tool that heats up like a hair dryer but works better-I have decided not to invest in that right now-but I am loving the idea of playing with embossing powders and inks and using it to dry the inks.
    For the glue I am using glue sticks that I have on hand by Scotch brand and they are working out perfectly-so thanks for that tip as well-thinking that was CJ
   So for my cards projects I am using what I have and not buying anything else. They are turning out to my liking so far.

   Also, I checked with our post office-even took a sample card  in for weight-and Yes I can mail overseas!!  
    So if any of my friends here that live across the ocean and wish to swap Christmas cards please contact me with your address-use the contact form right here on my blog page in the right hand column. 

  In Monday morning's mail box I received more sealing wax for my cards-I needed a red. I love this wax because it is hand made and works really nice find the shop here on Etsy she is in Canada  Her packaging is so lovely too.

Here is a box of blues that I purchased before and was already open

I ordered a new seal for my winter cards which I am hoping will arrive this week too.

   October is birthday month for my husband and I. Sorry, I totally forgot to take photos of the food-our friends know that Hubs loves reuben sandwiches (corn beef, sauerkraut, cheese, thousand island dressing grilled with rye bread) so they went to the meat market and got all the fixings. a really thoughtful and nice gift. I just happened to have the perfect gluten free bread for me on hand too.
     This week Wednesday  is  my birthday so they are doing up a fish fry for us--fun and more good eats. I will try to remember to take photos of the food-this time it will be walleye instead of catfish

For me October also means caramel apples-I love them!! I have made lots in the past for us-fun to make and eat. As I get older it's actually more difficult to eat a caramel apple on the stick-but that will not deter me 😃  
     I now slice up an apple, and warm up my favorite caramel sauce and pour it all over and eat with a fork-yum  Only thing I could add is some nuts or to really indulge warm up some chocolate sauce and add on top of the caramel-None in the house at the moment so I am safe lol

I also really love apple cider-cold or warm. I have been enjoying warm cups of apple cider this month too, especially in the evenings.  This is a handmade pottery mug that I picked up from a favorite potterer of mine years ago-has a little chip in it now but I still love using it.

And I got chili going in the crock pot too-grilling up some brats that I will add to it soon Perfect for a cool autumn day.

Happy T Day everyone!!