Sunday, March 13, 2011

My Name is......

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and the time change isn't affecting you to much.
We stayed close to home and did a few things that have been lingering. Much of it cleaning and organizing. You have seen the bird feeder we have hanging outside of our big window. we have a small over hang and when it rains or the snow melts off the roof ,the water goes right in the bird feeder. My husband came up with the new hanger so I can pull it in to fill and also pull it out of the way of the water coming off the roof. He is pretty smart don't you think !                                                                                         

I tackled my wool closet. Now to say I have to much wool is an understatement. I am almost ashamed to show you how much wool I have. If I hook every day from now until I turn a 100 I would never use it up. So my name is Cathy and I am a wool hoarder.............                                                               

                                  It did feel good to clean out closets and get more things ready to go to the thrift store. My craft room is almost inhabitable. I love to cook but I am a fly by the seat of my pants girl. That means no recipe, it also means that I my never make the same thing the same twice. I also use up what we have and throw out very little. So stale bread becomes bread crumbs or croutons. I made these croutons and we had them on salad this weekend and not to brag but they are amazing! My husband looks at me as says you don't remember what you put on them do you? Yep he is right ,I remember some of it but not sure I remember it all. I do know it is made from french bread, garlic and ???? not sure. Does anyone else do this?                                                                                                                                             
My prayers are with the people of Japan but I have had to stop watching the news. I was becoming so anxious about those poor people. Have a wonderful week everyone and welcome to my new follower.
and thank you so much for all of your comments I enjoy each one so much.

25 comments:

Kim said...

I planned on cleaning and organizing too, but it didn't happen. Your wool closet is lushious! I'm afraid I'm a recipe girl. When I experiment it never ends well. Lol

yaya said...

I laughed when I saw all that material..sure reminds me of my Mom and her sewing closet..wait, maybe that is her closet! Aren't you thrifty by not wasting any food...I'm more partial to using stale bread in bread pudding..but I do love croutons too. Of course you could throw it out to all the birds using the feeder!

Tiggeriffic said...

Have been gone for a week and I miss reading all my favorite blogs. I finally tackled my sewing room and oh my it looks so much better.
Sounds like you are a busy gal and you make use of everything you have including old bread..good idea ~ croutons...yum yum~!
Have a tiggeriffic day..ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

So, how long have you had the "wool" problem? LOL!!!

I agree, the endless news reports remind me of 9/11 and I'm feeling so sad for all those people affected.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

you never see them measuring or looking at a recipe on those cooking competition shows. they just throw stuff together. I say, if it works, go with it! and enjoy!
★Linda★

Sunny Simple Life said...

I drizzle mine with olive oil.

moosecraft said...

My name is Sharon and I am a hoarder of wool, fabric, floss, thread and patterns! lol! I encourage every passion for creativity! :-) Great job on your wool closet and kudos to your hubby for that ingenious hanger!

Courtney said...

I'm sure there's a 12 step program for excesses in wool. You've taken the first step...and I'm right there with you! At least it's off my dining room table where it spent the last month! LOL

I agree with the olive oil on the croutons...maybe a touch of oregano and basil with the garlic.
Courtney

Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

love your wool stash, one can never have too much...
Sabrina

The Barn Door said...

OHHHH I want your wool closet!!

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Cathy, I am glad to see there is another wool hoarder out there,Lol

Gayle said...

Your wool stash looks nicely organized - I like the way you've turned boxes on their sides on the shelf to help corall things - I'll bet you can find exactly what you're looking for in there!

Stacy Crawford said...

You never know when you are going to get to a great project with all those things. It hard being a crafter when everything has so much potential...

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a load of wool. You will never be at a loss for hooking rug materials. I agree about Japan. I had to stop watching it too. It is just so overwhelming.

bunny said...

My friends laughed at me when I told them I make my own croutons and such....till they tasted them...now who's laughin'? Thanks for visiting me and letting me vent...I suppose I have a few months to get used to idea of my daughter moving away...well see.

bunny

Julia said...

Wow, now, that's a wool stash. How long have you been collecting wool?

I love homemade croutons and I use olive oil, garlic powder, and herbs like basil or oregano, but sometimes I use butter and garlic powder and a bit of parmesan. I use any stale bread that I have available.

Jane said...

You certainly do have a lot of wool! The croutons look good. I did some rearangeing this week too.I need to do more.Blessings jane

Martha said...

It is good to get things cleaned out -- and sometimes that "good" feeling lasts longs enough that you don't buy new things either!

Donna said...

Reminds me of my ribbon cupboard! I love it but it's got a LOT of ribbon! If I die, my kids will say "what kind of sale did she find?"! Lol. You make gorgeous things out of that wool so it's OK.
As for the croutons...I like to drizzle them w olive oil and garlic salt...mmm!

I agree about Japan...they need all our prayers.

Tolentreasures said...

Too funny, my name is also Cathy, I am also a wool hoarder (and a lot of other stuff) and I have a closet that somewhat matches yours!

Cathy

AshTreeCottage said...

My name is Susan and I am a china hoarder. Can't seem to stop myself. We all have our little vices. I am so concerned about what is happening in Japan. The story become more grim with each passing hour.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Dianne said...

When did you take pictures of MY closets??! They look just like them! ;-)

I agree. It's hard to watch the news...so I just keep praying.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I envy you - I can't cook without a recipe even after cooking for 34 years!

Susanne said...

Sh.....where I come from, we'd call that insulation!
Susanne.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Cathy Sweetie...
My Name is Sherry, Country Wings in Phoenix, and I am a craft hoarder. Oh my gosh, girl, I was laughing so hard at this beautiful post. I saw a comment you left on another blog, and I just had to come over and meet you. Your acorn icon drew me right in. So pretty. Love your blog name, and so enjoyed my visit.

I am your newest follower and I can't wait to see what you share next. I would be so honored if you stopped over and said hello. I would be tickled pink if you signed up to follow me as well. I love meeting new friends and sharing our day to day lives and crafts and ideas along the way.

Now I would love to know how you made those croutons. They look so yummy. If you remember the recipe please let me know.

I love looking at the photos of all of your wool. I can't wait to see some of the projects that you make with it. It looks so pretty in the cabinet. Thank you for sharing sweet friend.

Many country hugs, Sherry