Monday, December 14, 2009


Happy Holidays!!
It has been a while!!! Sorry.....we have been busy and I know you have too! With the Holidays and shopping and families, what else can I say!! Hope you are through with your shopping by now....I just about am, just a few more items to get and......then I can rest, yeh right! Then starts the cooking and cleaning for Christmas Day!!! Yeah!!!!! I remember growing up that my Mom used to make Pecan Pies at Christmas....her favorite things to make were desserts and she could make the best in the world!! At least we all believed she could...hers were delicious! She lived to be 93 years young! I miss her so!!!!!! She taught be right from wrong and all about the Lord....I owe soooo much to her and my Dad. He passed away when I was only 26.

Here is her own Pecan Pie Recipe.....try it...you will like it....

1 1/4 cups sugar

3 eggs-beaten

1/2 cup dark corn syrup

1/4 cup butter- melted (or margarine)

1 cup Pecans (halves or broken)

dash of salt

1 - 9 inch unbaked pastry shell

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

beat eggs thoroughly with sugar, corn syrup and melted butter.

Add a dash of salt and pecans and stir in

Pour into Pastry shell

Place in oven and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the knife inserted in pie comes out clean.....

I have been baking this pie since 1972 and it is delicious!

Hope you love it...

Also I am attaching a little Merry Christmas Ornament chart! Have fun stitching this little Quaker ornament!

Hope you and your family have a very blessed Christmas!

Nancy

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hi Everyone...
I know some of you that probably read this blog are not from the STATES but Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! Here is a wonderful Pumpkin Cake recipe that I think your family will really like! It is soooooooooooooooooo easy to make...just throw everything in the mixer together...anyway, here goes for the instructions! I promise it is good......
Nancy

PUMPKIN CAKE:
4 eggs 2 Tsp. Baking Soda
2 Cups Sugar 2 Tsp. Cinnamon
1 Cup Oil 1/2 Tsp.Salt
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Cups Canned Pumpkin (plain, not the seasoned pumpkin- it is a 15 oz. can so use that)
Mix all ingredients with the mixer, no order necessary. Pour into greased Bundt pan or tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 55 minutes. Let cool a minute or two and the pour out onto serving platter. Let cool completely before icing.
ICING:
1/2 Stick Butter
1 Box confectioner Sugar
8 oz. Cream Cheese
2 Tsp. Vanilla Flavoring
Let cream cheese and butter soften to room temperature and mix with mixer- then add confectioner sugar and vanilla. (You can keep this cake in a covered cake keeper on the counter for 2 or 3 days with refrigeration - if it lasts that long) ENJOY!!!!!!
I hope to have another freebie chart soon. Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your families and time together. We are all so blessed to be alive and the Lord has given us all so much to be thankful for! Just look around.....
God Bless You all,
Nancy

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hi Everyone, Here is another FREE chart...Enjoy! You can give it to your friends if you want also.... We are having a wonderful fall . The leaves are turning orange and gold here in Virgina!! It was sooo cold Saturday though, already down in the 40's....burrrrr! Hope you are enjoying your Autumn. Stay well and come back to see me! Blessings, Nancy




Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

I just made these muffins this weekend and they are sooo delicious!! You have to try them....just perfect for a fall day!! Just takes a couple of nice size summer squash... You will LOVE them! They are so wonderful!! Thanks Jan for giving us the recipe on your blog!!!

SUMMER SQUASH MUFFINS
3 eggs, beaten, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup vegetable oil, 2 tsp. vanilla extract,3 cups all-purpose flour, 3 tsp. baking powder,2 tsp. cinnamon,2 tsp. nutmeg and 2 cups shredded summer squash

1. preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. in a large bowl, use mixer to beat the eggs until fluffy. Beat in the sugar, oil, and vanilla. Gradually mix in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Fold in the squash. Scoop into prepared muffin tins.
3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes in preheated oven.
They are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
From Jan Patek's Blog

Monday, September 14, 2009

Hi,
Well,
It is almost fall around here...the leaves are already turning and falling!! I can't believe it! We just got back from a short, and I mean really short trip with one of our daughters and our Granddaughter who is 7 and our grandson, he's 11(our sons, son). We took them all to the beach....we had soooo much fun for 3 short days......now it is back to work....With Halloween, Thanksgiving and then Christmas just around the corner it is time to start getting out all those autumn decorations and beautiful pumpkins!! I love this time of year but I had the COLD weather!! Guess I will just have to stay in and cross stitch....boo hoo!!

There are really great cross stitch charts out.....and even more to come! Just you wait and see! You are in for a real treat!!! Some real beauties!!!! I just got a big box of GOODIES to list so check the store and remember THE SALE IS STILL GOING ON!!! I hope you are enjoying the savings!! We are hearing great response from you so as long as we hear from you we will keep the sale going!! So keep that email coming!!! We want you to be enjoy the sale.

I have a great PUMPKIN CAKE RECIPE I want to give you....of my gosh it is sooo yummy!! Your family will gobble it up and it is so easy to make! Quick and Easy....that is the name of my game!!!
PUMPKIN CAKE
4 EGGS
2 CUPS SUGAR
1 CUP OIL
2 TSP. BAKING SODA
2 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
2 TSP. CINNAMON
1/2 TSP. SALT
2 CUPS CANNED PUMPKIN (NOT SPICED)
MIX AND PUT IN A GREASED AND FLOURED BUNDT PAN (OR RECTANGULAR PAN)
COOK AT 350 DEGREES FOR APPOXIMATELY 55 MINUTES OR
UNTIL TOOTH PICK TESTS CLEAN!!
WHEN COOLED MAKE ICING BELOW:
1/2 STICK BUTTER
8 OZ. CREAM CHEESE
1 LB. POWDERED SUGAR
2 TSP. VANILLA
MIX WELL BY HAND OR WITH MIXER AND SPREAD ON COOLED CAKE
NOW EAT TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT!!!
ENJOY.....
This is such a great fall desert...great also for Thanksgiving!
I am going to update my blog with a new look soon...be on the look out .....
take care you all! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by....I feel so blessed to have you here....
Nancy

Sunday, August 2, 2009

We are having another sell at Liberty Primitives and Needlework..You need to stop by and check it out if you haven't already...everything in the store is on sale right now!!! Even the new items....I haven't been on here for a while cause I have really been busy this summer....I hope your summer has been going well. I hope you all have been on a GREAT vacation by now and doing some FUN things!! We still haven't gone on vacation but have planned it for September! Going to the beach with our kids.....at least some of them! Had hoped more could go but they are backing out for one reason or another!! Jobs....kids....anyway....we are going and we are going to have a great time!! Just getting away is always fun!!!
Look for a couple of freebie charts coming soon!!!! Take care and God Bless You as always, Nancy

Friday, June 5, 2009

Hey!
I'm having a BIG SALE at Liberty Primitives & Needlework!! Everything in the store is 20% off! Stop by and check it out! All the samplers and charts are beautiful and you will have a chance to save a lot! Go see what you can find that you like! Talk to you again soon.....Gota run!
Blessings,
Nancy

Friday, March 20, 2009

Hey,

Well today is the first day of spring!!! YEA.......it is so pretty today outside and you can hear the birds singing! I can't wait to start getting outside more and more!! I hope you all are having a great day. Just wanted to say hi to all the cross stitchers and needle punchers out there!
This little sampler by Chessie and Me is just perfect for spring tyme!
It is in the store ....I think it is sooo cute.
Have a great day! Enjoy your family and tell them you love them!
God Bless You,
Nancy

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hi,
I was asked how I stained/tea dyed the Pyn keep that I have as my Quaker Freebie. Actually this is Aida Fabric that is already tea-dyed. I purchased it that way and then I used "Distress It" by Hooked on Rugs that you spray on fabric to make it look more distressed/stained. This is a wonderful solution because you can dab your fabric if you get to much on it. I sell it..so if you have questions, just email me.
Nancy
WATCH FOR OUR EBAY STORE SALE SOON!
....IT'S GOING TO BE A BIG ONE....
Hey!
How's it going in cross stitch land!!!
Well, I pulled out a piece of my Needlepunch I started a while back to work on. I am determined to finish it. It is a gorgeous piece by Carriage House..... 1824 Valentine Bird. It is a nice size and I love doing the needlepunch, I just have to get BUSY!!!! I do this all the time, I start something and then, lay it down and start something else. I bet none of you have EVER done that before! Yea, right!!! I know how it is.....You have a hundred projects going too and your husband wants to know when you are going to finish them too.....Oh well.....I guess if I get them done, I get them done. If not, someone else can finish them or NOT.... I really, really do want to finish this one though. I love it so much.....I'll post a picture soon.....
Have a blessed evening!
Nancy

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hi everyone!
I can just feel spring, can't you!.......we have had some wonderful warm days here. It just puts you in the mood for putting out those flowers and Easter time and getting outside even though it is really still cold. I hope you are having a great day! My daughter came through her surgery great and we all survived! My mommy instincts kicked in the first couple of nights even though she is grown and I didn't sleep at all!! I was up every time she moved! It was really something....it was like she was a baby all over again!!!! lol Boy, I guess that never changes....I didn't think it did because of how I feel about my kids but when they are sick you really know it! Even when they are grown....
The Nashville Needlework Market was a great success. I wasn't able to go because of my daughters surgery but I have ordered almost all the New charts from the show!!! You can check them out as they come in at the front page of our Ebay Store where it lists the new charts and if you don't see something that you want, email me! I will see if I can get it for you..... I am listing some of them here too. You can click on them here and it will take you to the store also. I will also be listing more Free charts.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Til next time!
God Bless You,
Nancy

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hi,
I've have a lot going on this week! We are having another sale at Liberty Primitives & Needlework on Ebay. Hope you will stop over.
I am sooo ready for Spring! We had a nice day this weekend with 60 degree weather....just enough to tempt you! Now it is cold again.....I will be putting another FREE pattern on soon so keep looking out for that.
My daughter is going to be having minor surgery next week so she is coming to stay with us a few days ....I have been thinking, just thinking about getting everything ready at this point for her to come. She and my granddaughter are coming! Yea!!! (she is 6) I am not glad she is having surgery my any means but glad they are coming to stay with me. You know what I mean! I think I still have empty nest syndrome. I don't think you ever get rid of it as a mother. What do you think? There always seems to be something missing once all your kids are moved out of the house. Maybe it is noise???? Who knows, maybe it is just me!
Oh well, til next time...have a great week!
Nancy

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hi,
Hope you all are having a good day....It is sooo cold here in Virginia. Supposed to get down to around 5 degrees tonight! We made a big pot of Vegetable soup last night and it was so good. Had some wonderful deli bread to go with it! yum.......We are staying in tonight ....except I HOPE my hubby will take me out to eat tonight!!! I just put a little Quaker Pinskeep on the Blog for you that I designed. It works up really fast. I just did it on Aida cloth and then distressed it. The floss I used was 938 DMC. So simple but primitive. Anyway, hope you enjoy! Maybe you can stitch it up this weekend if you are in a cold place. Have a blessed weekend!
Nancy

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Well, I started the sale today at Liberty Primitives and Needlework. I tried to put a variety of things on sale this time. Hope you find something you like.
Boy, is it cold here! Makes you just want to stay in and cross stitch or cook some chili. Here is a great recipe I love that my friend gave me and is sooo easy to fix, not to mention it is delicious! Til next time ....... Nancy
CHILI
1 Lb. ground beef or ground turkey
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can Black beans (don't drain)
1 can niblet corn (drained)
1 package Taco Seasoning mix
1 package Ranch Dressing (Hidden Valley)
(chili-cheese Fritos)
(Sour cream, onions, cheese)
DIRECTIONS:
Brown beef, drain and then add rest of ingredients, stirring gently. Simmer for a short time, approximately 10 minutes.
Serve over fritos and top with cheese, sour cream, onions, etc.
SERVE TOO, WITH YOUR CHOICE OF SOME GREAT BREAD!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hi Girls,
What are you going to do this year! I have all kinds of plans...but probably won't keep any of them! I won't to do a lot of the needlework that I have started and NOT finished. I am sure you have some of those. I won't live long enough. Another thing I plan to do this year is to really make more friends!! You know how we seem to have a lot of "acquaintances". Wellllll, as the old saying goes, that when you die, if you have a couple of goooood friends you can count yourself lucky, then, we should all be really fortunate! I think, personally, we are all too, busy! I think that is why bloggers, and facebooks and all the other thinks and gotten started. They are like "pen pals". There are a bunch of girls sitting around on computers typing instead of getting together like they used to do and having "fun". Laughing and just cutting up! You know, just plain old girl stuff!! Being silly! Guys don't know how to do it! They have their Guy Stuff... don't they! We can't get together and cross stitch but we should be able to! When I had my Needlework Shop girls would come there all the time and just bring there needlework in and I had a table and chairs and they could set and cross stitch and we would have the best time!! Just laughing and talking ...just about anything....we don't do that much anymore! Women miss out on it....We need to get back to it! What do you think???? I miss having really close friends, what about you????
Nancy

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year Everyone!!
Hope you all had a safe and Happy New Years Eve......and are having a great DAY!!!! I can't believe it is 2009! How time flies. Did you make any New Year Resolutions that you AREN'T going to keep? That seems to be the only kind I make.
Here is a poem I read this morning in our local paper. The author is unknown but it is a good way to start off the year! Enjoy.....


Share your gifts and talents ---listen with your heart.
Do the things you dream about but don't have time to start.
Pick a bouquet of flowers --show someone that you care.
Be gracious and forgiving, life is never fair.
Hold on to your courage, you may need it down the road.
We all have a cross to bear.....it could be a heavy load.
If you practice all these things, no matter where you roam.
You may find both sun and rain, but you'll never feel alone.
Maybe we could all do a little of the above this year and just spread some joy in each others lives! After all, isn't life too short not to. Time seems to get faster and faster (although it really doesn't)...just seems that way as you go through life.
Have a great day!
Nancy

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