Monday, March 15, 2010

Proof of Craftiness

So we've been staying in the Greeneville, TN area, where Noel's dad lives. He had some older curtains in his kitchen and one had a small tear in it, so he asked if I could fix it. Unfortunately the fabric was too brittle, so I did the next best thing:

I made him some new curtains instead! He loves westerns, so this fabric seemed appropriate:

Heh. John Wayne, eat your heart out.

I also finally sewed the buttons on my sister's sweater, so it's ready to be shipped off (and will go out this week!) Hopefully these pictures won't spoil the surprise, Rachel. If you don't want to see it, don't look!

(Note: I am the pygmy of the family, so this'll be shorter on Rachel).

I've been doing a lot of writing lately too - I got hired by an online company that pays me for articles to be published on sites like Pretty cool! It's nice to realize that I can make money directly by how much I work. (Also, I get to choose my own topics, so I've been writing a lot of crafty articles about sewing, knitting, etc.)

The campground we're in is absolutely GORGEOUS. I'll have to take some pictures today if the rain stops. Let me see if I can find a website address for this we go!

The other day I made bbq in the crockpot, and completely forgot to take pictures. Sorry! My recipe is SO HARD.

Crockpot BBQ Pork


1 pork shoulder (we got it from Noel's friends who hunt)
1/4 onion
1 bottle bbq sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's is awesome)

Put pork shoulder in crockpot. Cut up onion into bite-sized pieces, put on top of pork. Pour half the bottle of bbq sauce over the pork and rub it in on both sides. Make sure it's covered throughly. Cook for 6 hours on High. Stuff yourself.

We made toast to go with it. You can also eat it on buns, with some extra bbq sauce on top if you want.

The pork shoulder has some fat on it, and has the bones still in. By the time it's cooked, it slides right off the bones (sorry for the visual, any vegetarians out there!). You could probably use a less fatty cut of meat and not have to pick through it (I don't like fat).

Anyway, it's a SUPER easy recipe - it takes literally 3 minutes to put together and tastes fantastic.

St. Patrick's Day is coming up quickly, and we're planning on having an Irish feast to celebrate. I subscribe to a daily recipe from and they sent me one the other day for Crockpot Corned Beef & Cabbage, which sounds absolutely divine on a drizzly, cold day like today.


Rachel said...

I looked. Couldn't resist. I love it!! The campground is gorgeous, too. Love those mountains {wistful sigh}.

Shannon, Chris, & Kane said...

Wow you do great work!