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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Little angels

One of the craft's from the voy.com swap this one from Jan.
May all the angels watch over each one of you this fine day.
Quote by~Phillips Brooks
The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung."

Facts Buttons
As with most anything that is new, they became a fad. Buttons and button holes covered the clothing of the well to do. The number of them and what they were made out of became a status symbol. It has been rumored that King Louis XIV of France spent over $5 million on them in his lifetime.
Ever wonder why men's suit coats have non-functioning buttons sewn on the sleeves? Some say they are just for decoration, but there is also the story that King Frederick The Great of Prussia started the practice in the 18th century. The rumor goes that after an inspection of his troops, he ordered that buttons be sewn on the sleeves of their coats to discourage them from wiping their noses on them!
The Scovill Manufacturing Company in America made a set of gold buttons with the profile of George Washington on them that were presented to Marquis de Lafayette during his U.S. visit in 1824.

Santa's Whiskers
Makes about 60
1 cup butter flavored or Golden Crisco (shortening)-- softened1 cup granulated sugar2 tablespoons milk1 teaspoon vanilla extract2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour3/4 cup red candied cherries -- finely chopped1/2 cup pecans -- finely chopped3/4 cup flaked coconut
In mixing bowl cream together Crisco and sugar; blend in milk and vanilla. Stir in flour, cherries and pecans. Form dough into two 8-inch rolls. Roll in flaked coconut to coat outside. Wrap in waxed paper or clear plastic wrap; chill thoroughly. Cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375F until edges are golden, about 12 minutes.
Note: Adapted from a recipe in "Homemade Cookies Cook Book" (1975) by Better Homes and Gardens
How to clean Household sponges
Toss the sponges in the dishwasher when you do a load of dishes.
The dishwasher detergent and the heat should sterilize the sponge.
Crafts and Tutorials
Santas belt

Angel wings card and Door hanger

Mini Wreath

How to make your own sweater Scarf

Embroidered mongram
Have a wonderful day!


Amber said...

Thanks for the link!!

And the other great links!!

Anonymous said...

heheh I love the fact about the buttons to deter wiping of noses :)