Sunday, June 8, 2008

Cirque des Cercles Finished!


Finished 06/04/2008

Today was Steamy Sunday Stitching. We had a great time. I actually stitched! Here is Louise showing off some fibers that Julie will be stitching with soon!

Julie, Sarah, Gigi and Edith check out Julies project...

Julia, Patty, Malinda, Carolyn & Charlotte taking a break!

Our menu today was our favorite... baked tater bar! Taters, chili, sour cream, bacon, cheesy broccoli, cheese, onions, yummy curry chicken mushroom sauce... and for desert, Sweet Charlotte made "Not Your Mama's Banana Puddin" Oh my gosh... I got the recipe!

2 packages Chessman cookies
6-8 bananas, sliced
1 box (5.1 oz) instant vanilla pudding
2 cups milk

1 8 oz cream cheese
1 14 oz eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
1 12 oz cool whip

Line 9x12 pan with 1 box of the cookies.
Add sliced bananas.

In one bowl mix pudding and milk.

In another large bowl mix cream cheese & eagle brand. Fold in cool whip. Add pudding and gently mix till smooth.

Pour over bananas. Top with the rest of the cookies.

I always enjoy my time with friends. I always learn something. I could care less if I get a stitch in while they are here (which is the standing joke...when do I stitch??). It's just so much fun to listen to the chatter and the laughter! Thanks ladies! You always make me smile!!

We finally got some much needed rain here today. The following picture is from 7/15/2005. I ran across it whiles I was trying to figure out where I saved the above photos. This was my first water spout. I tell you, when I looked out the window and saw this thing, it scared the baageebees and then some out of me! At the time of the picture, it was only 3 blocks away from us. Not knowing what to expect and growing up in the heart of tornado alley and living in a house without a basement... we jumped in our cars and headed away from it. It dissipated when it came off the water, but did destroy a small storage shed.

Happy weekend end... Enjoy your week!
Stitch lots!


Sonda in OR said...

Let me be the first to say "CONGRATULATIONS!" It's so beautiful. I love your color choices.

Carol R said...

Your Cirque des Cecles is gorgeous.

Look like a fun day yesterday. Sarah told me she was coming to you - wow - she looks so good with her weight loss. And I see Gigi in the photos too. I missed out! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Anonymous said...

Cirque ds Cercles is beautiful! Congratulations.

Bette said...

CDC is absolutely gorgeous. You should be very proud of your work.

Itching To Stitch said...

Wow, wow and wow!!!! Your CdC is absolutely stunning. You're the first one I've seen who's actually finished this piece. Congratulations.

Also, cool picture of the twister ;)

Ranae said...

Wowza!! CDC is absolutely stunning on the black.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Fabulous Cirque, Martha!!! I just love it!! I'm so bummed I missed Steamy Sunday again, but what with having to be a new Grammie...I think I made the better choice to be at baby Kellan and Mommie's side!! LOL What a time we all had! Tell you all about it soon. Thanks for the banana pudding recipe...yummy! Hugs, Deb

Nicole said...

Congrats on finishing CDC - it's beautiful!!! I'm so sorry I missed out on all the fun!

That waterspout looks so scary - that was smart thinking to get in your cars. I'm sure I would have hid in a closet - LOL! :)

Anonymous said...

CDC looks fabulous and it looks like such a fun get together and that recipe sounds yummy!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on CDC - gorgeous colors!!!!

Cindy said...

Congratulations! Your CdC is absolutely stunning!

Stitchingranny said...

WOW your CDC looks stunning. I have never stitched on black and would love to try it sometime.

Kathy said...

Love to hear about your Steamy Sundays. Such fun.

CdC done. Wow, that is awesome.

That water sprout photo scares me even now. Yes, tornado alley is not fun, especially the last weeke. They have been all around us.

jane said...

How beautiful! Looking at your blogs makes me want to stitch. I have only been reading since school was out.
I wish I lived closer to you!!