1/12/2011

Red Barn Button and Scone Tip


I just loaded this little red barn button on Etsy... It is just a little bigger than a quarter...about 1 1/2" There's a fine line between what sells and what I like to paint.. I like to be doing something different all the time so I hope barns will sell.
My buttons on crazy quilt projects are going to be included in Pat Winter's new magazine and I'm so excited. I'm working on photos for her. My old camera is having a focus problem on close-ups and I expect my new camera anytime...like TODAY...
I've also ordered some new 20/0 brushes so I can get some buttons painted before the new magazine comes out. Also need to get the whole Etsy thing better organized...
Now for a scone tip: When in a rush I use Costco's scone mix....this morning I made apricot-walnut scones.. Instead of adding 3/4 cup water as it calls for, add 3/4 cup whipping cream... I know, I know...not a low fat scone but the flakiest, most tender scone you'll ever have. Since I'm the early riser in this marriage and DH is the sweet eater, I love to have something warm from the oven for him when he gets up. He is from the old school when the highest compliment you could pay a man was that he was a "real gentleman." He is and I appreciate it.
We were going to go to town today and play bridge but we're having a "significant snow event"...expecting 9" by early afternoon... Good day to stay off the roads.

4 comments:

Rose Anne B said...

Gerry I just love that red barn - it would look lovely with the house button I have. Will have to think about this. Beautiful work my dear!

Cathy said...

Gerry, the scones sound delicious.

In re buttons...do you do special ones by request? I would like to get a couple of handpainted buttons with an old sod house with thatched roof - our homestead in Ireland before everyone emigrated c. 1867. Somewhere around here I have a pic of what I would like.

Cathy L

Bobbi Pohl said...

I love the barn Gerry. If I were going to buy a painted button, it would be high on my list. I admire your ability to make these buttons so detailed and attractive.

Plays with Needles said...

I've never forgotten how important sour cream rolls are to you DH....and now you've made them even better. I'm going to Costco this afternoon. I'll look for those scones cuz Jack loves them and a little fat won't bother him...

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