Perhaps we can learn a few lessons from the Amish.Yet one need not wear plain clothes or drive a horse and buggy to find a simpler life. Quietness and peacefulness are really a matter of the heart.
Amish No-Peek Stew
2 ½ lbs stewing beef,cut fine
1 onion, chopped
2 potatoes, cubed
1 tsp sugar
1 stalk celery, thickly sliced
2 cups tomato juice
2 ½ tsp Minute Tapioca
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place all ingredients in an oven-safe casserole dish. Cover tightly. Bake for 4 hours. N o need to peek at this delicious stew
Mrs. Mary Stutzman
Our fabric scraps keep piling up, and we are getting run out of our shop. It's time to run our ever popular Fabric Grab Bag of fabric! It's a mystery of what you will get, it's a real cliffhanger waiting for your surprise fabric box to arrive on your doorstep, and think of the pure joy you will have when you open your box of mystery fabric!
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup milk
3 Granny Smith apples (1 lb.), peeled, coarsely chopped
20 KRAFT Caramels
3 Tbsp. milk
Kraft Foods Group
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As kids grow, they acquire more and more T-shirts they can no longer wear. Recycle old T-shirts into one of the coolest kids' room decorating ideas ever with this Braided T-Shirt Rug! You can help younger children make this colorful T-shirt craft so they can practice their braiding skills, and the Braided T-Shirt Rug is an easy sewing project for older children as well. Upcycling projects like this one don't cost a cent to make, either, so kids can have a custom decoration in their room for no money at all. Who would have guessed that T-shirt crafts could be so colorful, or so practical?
Begin by collecting a colorful pile of old t-shirts. To make a 36″ round rug you will need about 10 to 12 shirts.
Cut the shirts into lots of strips, I made mine 1 1/2″ wide and that seemed to work great. You will now braid your
strips together to make one single extremely long braided rope.
. As you come to the end of your first length of strips you will need to add more length.
Connect strips together to add more length – cut a small slit in the ends of all your strips. Thread new strip through the hole, loop it’s end through on its self and pull tight.
When you get tired of braiding it’s fun to coil your rope and see what kind of progress you are making.
When you have finished your braided rope it’s time to begin stitching.
Set your sewing machine for the widest zig-zag stitch,tightly coil your braid, stitch round and round. When stitching push the two braids together tightly with your hands, watch your stitches carefully to ensure they are connecting the seams. Your hands will get tired from all the pushing, I found it was easier to set my adjustable chair higher to get better leverage while stitching. Try not to stretch your rope too much while stitching because it will cup like a bowl. But don’t fear a hot iron can correct the cupping. Every so often your bobbin will run out of thread, this is a good time to iron your rug flat. Set the iron to hot, start and the center and iron out toward the edges. Repeat on both sides.
My love of old T-shirts just keeps on growing!
See this stack of old T-shirts – they are going to become a fabulous rainbow rug!
To begin, take three t-shirt strips and sew them together at one end. Start braiding!
I used a curtain rod clip to hook one end of my braid to a chair to provide tension while braiding. A clothes pin is also helpful for holding your braid tight
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*Colors, patterns, textures, will all vary
*You get a box filled with scrap fabric that we don't use any more
* Lots of long and skinny pieces pile up around here, the length
of a comforter!
*All fabric is 100% cotton
*Some are fun designs
*Guaranteed at least 6yds of scraps
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Beat first 6 ingredients in large bowl with mixer until blended. Stir in apples. Pour into greased and floured 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan.
Bake 50 min. to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 15 min. Loosen cake from sides of pan; invert onto wire rack. Gently remove pan. Cool cake completely. Transfer to plate.
Microwave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until caramels are completely melted and sauce is smooth, stirring every 30 sec. Cool 10 min. or until slightly thickened. Drizzle over cake just before serving.
Did You Know:
From a Fat Quarter 18 x 22 You Can Get:
99 2 Inch Squares......56 2.5 Inch Squares
42 3 Inch Squares......30 3.5 Inch Squares
20 4 Inch Squares......16 4.5 Inch Squares
12 5 Inch Squares......12 5.5 Inch Squares
9 6 Inch Squares.......6 6.5 Inch Squares