Showing posts with label doctor who. Show all posts
Showing posts with label doctor who. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Holidays- revisiting last year's Thanksgiving


I keep the menu simple with some of my childhood favorites such as dried corn, coleslaw, candied sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie.  This year instead of the cabbage style slaw there will be a broccoli style slaw on the order of this recipe including peanuts or sunflower seeds depending on which I find first.  I am also baking an apple instead of pumpkin pie, I know how terrible but, we have been apple crazy this Fall with going through I don't know how many gallons of cider, crisps and just fresh cut apples of all types.  No candied sweet potatoes with instead baked butternut squash on the dinner table.
My Grandmother Agnes would have lost her cool, for the woman needed to have the same dishes at every holiday not deviating from those sacred entrees, sides and desserts.  One year for 4th of July, before my dh and I were married, I dared to bring over a seafood pasta salad and she went ballistic.  This simple addition caused years of her reprimands, not to mention the Easter ham where I did a spice rub along with the mustard/brown sugar glaze.  My Father also jumped in on this occasion...crrrr-azy around the Easter holiday table that year.
I forgot about the little bacon addition : - )  Sage under the skin, stuffed with onion, celery, an orange, garlic and various herbs stuff last years bird.  
It is my call now, I do what I want with whatever I want in my kitchen these days.  My girls also bring to the table some funstuff for they have freedom to play in the kitchen making some pretty amazing sides.

my daughter stirring gravy, dried corn simmering with turkey resting before the big CARVE
day after game playing with youngest dd snacking on frosting and saltines
Every year we usually put a fresh, newly found and purchased puzzle together Thanksgiving morning while watching the parade, football or perhaps a binge of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter or Star Wars.  We are still in the Doctor Who mode so this year's will be a Whopuzzle with this one coming tomorrow from Amazon.   Amazon Prime is super for those last minute wants or needs!!

What will be on your Thanksgiving table this year?  I posted this query on my facebook wall this morning, if you want to take a gander, please do. 

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving !!!

*** I needed to include a friend's fun find.  Did you realize that this year's Thanksgiving falls on the same day as Hanukkah?  This great fusion make for Thanksgivukkah! Thanks Stacie!! hoot, hoot...funstuff!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Day of the Doctor, a love letter to it's fans

What are you planning for Saturday, November 23rd for this is a very special day for Doctor Who fans and also when the first show aired on Saturday, November 23rd, 1963.  BBC America is running a Doctor marathon all this week leading up to of course the much anticipated 50 year anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor. The 75-minute special premieres as a global simulcast Saturday, November 23 at 2:50pm ET, with a primetime encore presentation at 7pm ET.


My daughter Larissa and I have been making pendants for quite sometime now in our ETSY shoppes with her also creating small fiber sculptures of the Tardis, which the acronym being Time and Relative Dimension in Space. All 3 of my girls are great fans with my middle daughter's tattoo of the Seal of Rassilon and sonic screwdriver to all of the tees, socks, dishes or other fun items in their collections.
sweet Tardis pendant from Larissa and The Sister Collective
Under my protection available HERE hand cut, hammered and metal printed from SDAJ 

super brushed satin finish branded and signed, ball chain included for immediate gratification
I have my Doctor Who inspired pendants also available at Allegheny Outfitters in Warren, Pa!

We will be spending the day at a friends house making special Doctor inspired treats and then of course waiting...waiting...waiting until this crazy awesome episode, The Day of the Doctor airs.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What is on your Jeweler's Bench Wednesday




http://www.flickr.com/groups/wednesdayonthebench/
Today on the bench, typeset and tools readied for upcoming Doctor Who textured and printed copper pendants.
tips/tricks:
I find an old polishing cloth works best to cushion a steel anvil more so than those rubber blocks. When using a rubber block during metal printing you don't get a good dead blow surface which causes the hammer and stamp to bounce for an unclear or double image.




Group Description

Every Wednesday or a Wednesday that you happen to remember post to your blog or another social networking venue that you frequent, a photo of what is on it for that day and link back to this group.
You might want to describe what you are making or not it is up to you :) Just call it 'What is on Your Jeweler's Bench Wednesday' and you are good to go.
This group will be a collection of those photos which we all need and love for I am hungry for all the eye candy I can gather up. 
pizza baked in a cast iron skillet last night for supper...  HINT : don't use a pizza cutter while still in pan...grrrrr My poor perfectly seasoned 'ERIE' Griswold skillet :(

Thursday, February 28, 2013

shenanigans

shenanigans by Stephanie Distler
shenanigans, a photo by Stephanie Distler on Flickr.
From the 11th Doctor Who, season 6, episode 6, Beautiful word.....shenanigans just one of the quotes fresh off the bench this week that will be listed soon!
18 gauge copper cut to have a faux paper appearance created with hammer and oxidation.
enjoy,
xoxo

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