Friday, September 30, 2005
Quotation - "Depositing Memories"
"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children" - Charles R. Swindoll
Ask your kids "What are your favorite memories?"
Are they what you thought they would be?
Ask your parents and grandparents what their favorite childhood memories are. What do you cherish and remember most from your childhood?
Some of mine were listed on the 7/19/05 post - Kansas
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
- home schooling your children and looking for new sources of information?
- a student writing a paper and need additional facts?
- a parent at your wits end trying to assist your child with a last minute paper?
This Internet site is maintained for parents, students, and teachers, and contains links to free federal resources for Internet based education.
Go to: http://www.ed.gov/free/index.html
Going to the following link will bring you to their brochure that explains it all:
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
The Breast Cancer Site
You may also want to check out the items they have for sale for your holiday shopping, with the money going to a good cause.
Also October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and M&M'S® Milk Chocolate have created a special package of Light Pink and Dark Pink Candies to symbolize their commitment to the cause. Each time you buy, you'll help to fund breast cancer research and outreach programs.*
The 14 oz. and 21.3 oz. packages are available at local retailers throughout September, October and November 2005. M&M'S® Brand will donate $.35 on 14-ounce packages and $.50 on 21.3 ounce packages to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.*
So put a dish of pink M & M's on your desk at work and help support the cause!
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Rate My Professors and Rate My Teachers
He already knew about it and maybe next time he'll check it out before he signs up for his classes. I did look up the professor he was talking about and there were alot of comments saying he was boring.
There is also: www.ratemyteachers.com
Oh, and my friend Diane, she was very highly rated.
Monday, September 26, 2005
A-Pass-Along (David Wilcox)
As always, you can sample the music at: www.amazon.com
Friday, September 23, 2005
Anything you can lift off your shoulders?
Is there something in your life that you should think about cutting out that would just make your life easier? Have you done this already? Share with others in the comment area.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
A-Pass-Along (Turkey Placemat)
Go to this link for the pattern:
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
My friend Helen and I spent all day last Saturday at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza (9/15-18 Fort Washington Expo Center), arriving shortly after the 10am opening and staying until the 7pm closing. It was advertised as having 200 vendors and 600 quilts and garments. Judging from the amount of time that it took for us to see everything I can believe there was at least this if not more. Our kudos to all the vendors who shared their knowledge, expertise, and enthusiasm with us, whether we were making a purchase or not. With so many things to choose from, and so much to see, it's overwhelming! After we completed our walk around, rested a bit, and had some time to think, we revisited a few of those kindly vendors and bought just a little bit more. You just can't buy everything you'd like, but we took business cards and in time we can order over the Internet those things we filed in the back of our mind as future projects.
The quilt artist who made quilt pictured above, using French provence prints, is Ms. Pamela Mansfield who has an Art studio called Jabula Designs in Pittsboro NC. She grew up in South Africa and has also made amazing quilts from African fabrcs and batiks for Wendy & Jacques of French Connections in whose booth this was displayed. To reach their website go to:
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
A-Pass-Along (Free Samples-Hanes & Scotch Brite)
Monday, September 19, 2005
...your autograph please...
Copyright © 2005 Deborah Sharp Loeb
Friday, September 16, 2005
Child's Turkey Placemat
I can't remember where I found this but I thought I'd put it up here in plenty of time for anyone who'd like to make it for Thanksgiving for their kids or grandkids. I may have gotten it out of a magazine or from:
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Less Expensive Generic Medication
You can go to: www.costco.com to check on the price of a drug.
Thanks Dave M. for passing this one on.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
How to Fold a T-Shirt
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
When I was on vacation this past summer I picked up this unfinished quilt top at a flea market in Canada. I don't know the age or history of it. The fabric prints remind me of the 1930's reproduction fabric of been working with. I think it is old as there is alot of piecing together of the prints which is something I think that someone might not bother to do these days. The white fabric has alot of seam stitching marks as fabric that was opened up to reuse it.
Monday, September 12, 2005
Russer Light Ham
Friday, September 09, 2005
A-Pass-Along (The Reason Behind the Rhyme )
Here is just a little bit from the book:
"The move towards sanitizing rhymes for children accelerated in the Victorian era, with its radically altered view of childhood, its recognition of childhood as a concept. Prior to that, little thought was given to shielding “adult sights” from children, even if it had been possible to do so. During the nineteenth century the rhymes were increasingly written up, illustrated, and sold as collections for children. This took them off the streets and into the parlours, making them at once more accessible but perhaps less potent. It would not do to blame the Victorians entirely for the loss of meaning in nursery rhymes, as it’s quite probable that some had already lost their point before then, and many were certainly written down prior to the nineteenth century. The Victorians were keen on deliberately rewriting them, however, as opposed to accidentally mistranslating them, in a bid to tidy the rhymes and give moral instruction. For the first time in British history, there was the beginning of a division between adult and children’s entertainment."
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Do Need Help Choosing Colors to Paint Your Home?
Go to Better Homes and Gardens at: http://www.bhg.com
In the listing on the left you'll see: New! Color-a-Home or Color-a-Room
Click on the one you need.
Click on the Personal Color Viewer option. They even list the names of the 2 oz. sample jars you can order online or purchase at a Benjamin Moore store. Each sample covers approximately a 2' X 2' area with two coats of paint.
Click on Project Planning, then where it says: Interactive Planner - Click on:
American Tradition Virtual Painter
Click on Know-How and then on the Behr ColorSmart System
For painting tips: http://www.hytechsales.com/howtopaint/tips.html
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
A-Pass-Along (Collapsible Storage Crates)
I found them at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $6.99. See them here:
This website has them in two sizes:
Monday, September 05, 2005
A-Pass-Along (Collapsible Coolers)
I actually have the green one shown on the home page that I bought years ago at Costco. Deacon J says she has one with wheels and uses that one when does her warehouse shopping. There's a "where to buy" on the homepage.
(I've also found it handy to have if you have leftovers when dining out when you aren't going right home. Just ask for a bag of ice!)
Friday, September 02, 2005
From the time I was a little girl pretzels were always my favorite snack and I'd say that pretty much went for the whole family. At one time my dad worked for a trucking company and when the drivers would go to Pennsylvania he'd have them bring back a 5 pound tin of pretzels and we'd go through it in a week or so.
When I was in High School my paternal Grandmother lived next door to us and she would always be sure to have Quinlan Dutch Style Pretzels in the blue cellophane covered box and an ice cold Coke Cola in the small bottle, (because that's how it tasted the best) on hand. I'd kick back and watch the Mike Douglas Show and relax with my favorite snack of choice. (and actually there weren't as many choices back then as there are now.)
Well, the pretzels in the blue box are long gone but I've found a pretzel I really like, (not Sourdough) and they're called Uncle Jerry's handmade Pennsylvania Dutch Style Pretzels. What you see pictured are the "Specials". There are also Extra Dark, Oat Bran, Oat Bran Low Surface Salt, Lite, Lite Low Surface Salt,Whole Wheat Salted, Whole Wheat Low Salt, and Whole Wheat Sesame Low Salt. [There is a note at the bottom of the form that says - Low Salt Available Please Specify]
Pretzels come in 3 or 6 pound boxes or one dozen 8 oz. bags.
You can contact them for an order form at: (717) 872-0803
Uncle Jerry's Handmade PA Dutch Pretzels
P.O. Box 695
Lancaster, PA 17603
Payment is by check or money order.