Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

I am sharing with you my favorite dish on the table this Thanksgiving! Mashed Sweet Potatoes 2 pounds cooked sweet potatoes 2 T butter 2 T maple syrup...the real stuff! 1/2 tsp grated orange zest 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar 3/4 tsp kosher salt freshly ground pepper Scoop out the flesh of the hot potatoes. Heat butter, syrup, zest and vinegar over medium heat. Mash this mixture along with the salt and pepper into the potatoes. Serve immediately.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

1592 Pillowcases!

You are an amazing BWOS family! Can you believe we have been able to bless others with 1592 pillowcases, and you continue to bring in more. Through one simple act of sewing you make the world a better place. Some of the places that pillowcases have been distributed are Duke Children's Hospital, Community of Hope children's program, Aversboro Assisted Living, the Raleigh Rescue Mission, Durham Pregnancy Center, Methodist Home for Children, Phoenix Assisted Living, Lee's Long Term Care, and A Good Life Family Care Home.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Season for Giving

Bring in 3 cans or more of food for the Community of Hope food bank November 20 - 27, and Marilyn will say "thanks" by honoring 20% off your fabric (min 1 yd cut), books, patterns and notions wall - in stock items only - one time purchase.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Button Bracelet

While you are traveling and thinking of a project for the road, here is a fun idea! Grab your tin of buttons, some wide elastic, needle and thread. Sew on your favorite buttons to create a themed bracelet....match colors, make one playful, make one scrappy! The miles will go by quicker, and you will have a great gift!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Whistle While You Work : )

Best Press ia a nonaerosol, clear spray starch that is great for removing wrinkles! It also coats your fabric with a very light soil-resistant barrier without leaving any residues! And the scents....aaaahhhh...Citrus Grove, Caribbean Beach, Lavender, and unscented. We keep this product in our classroom and order refills by the gallon. Give it a try!

Friday, November 5, 2010

You Can Make This!

Here's a stylish apron pretty enough to sew for any season! This is a great project to use your Bernina bias binder!