Monday, October 24, 2011

The Ghastlie Blog Hop Has Begun!

Rockin around our Ghastlie blogs
At the Ghaslie Fabric Hop
Our projects done so you can see
And we ain't gonna stop!

You will get inspired feelings
When you see
Projects posting - Let's be crazy
Thread the needle - don't be lazy

Rockin around the Ghastlie blogs
Have a Happy Halloween
Everyone's laughing happily
And are about to cause a scene

Rockin around the Ghastlie blogs
let the Ghastlie crafts begin
Later we'll post and draw some names
And announce all those who win.

(OK - - I sooo know that this is corny....  The tune entered my brain earlier, and it just won't leave.  I think its the "Blog Hop" that did it to me...  A Christmas tune instead of something like Pumpkin-Head Harvey....???  WTH???   oh - she just bein' Suz...)

From today (October 24) through Friday, November 4th, there are 53 of us that have signed up to participate and show our projects for this blog hop.

If you don't know what the Ghastlies is, go visit Ms. Carrie Ghastlie here.  She did some adorable projects with her fabric!!  Actually - - everyone that is participating is very talented!!! 

I don't post until next Tuesday, November 1.  I've got one project complete, and just enough fabric for 2 more - one will be a give away for the participants!!

Here is the schedule for the hop:

ON Monday, October 24th 

 ON Tuesday October 25th 

 ON Wednesday October 26th     
 ON Thursday October 27th 

           Mrs. Katherine Ghastlie              

 ON Friday October 28th 

 ON Monday October 31st

 ON Tuesday November 1st 

 ON Wednesday November 2nd

 ON Thursday November 3rd

 ON Friday November 4th
This should prove to be quite inspiring!!  Please come back and visit and leave comments!
And let all the Ghastlies know you stopped by - leave a comment -
and let them know I sent you! 
Hugs ~~ Ms. Suz Ghastlie

Friday, October 14, 2011

Drop Cloth Shower Curtain

I so love drop cloth fabric..........  not when you first open the package, but when you pull it out of the dryer!!  It's all cotton-y and soft and cozy and smells so good!!  And it goes through my sewing machine like a knife through butter!!

I made this shower curtain for a couple of reasons........ #1 I couldn't find one in a store or online that I liked or for a reasonable price (It's just a SHOWER curtain - for goodness sake!!)   #2  I wanted something in my bathroom that no one else would have.  #3  I love the color of the cloth!   (I KNOW - - I'm a goober!!)

I used drop cloth material that I had left over from a couple of other projects.  And because of that, I had to 'piece' it together. 

I didn't take 'tutorial' pictures....  so here she is.......

It' nothing super-duper fancy, but I love it.  I've got a clear liner behind it.  And in the second picture you can almost get a glimpse and see that I still have my blue bathtub.  (I only painted the outside part of the tub and shower because I just wasn't sure how the spray paint would hold up IN the shower and tub with getting wet everyday and getting cleaned!!   - - I promise - pictures of the whole bathroom very soon!!

I love all the different shades of brown in the fabric I used for the trim.  I forget where I got this fabric or who made it (if you know, please tell me!!). 

I love how versitile drop cloth fabric is.  And how soft it is after you wash and dry it!!

Thanks for checking it out!!  I'm planning on finishing the window treatment this weekend and getting it hung up!!  (I HATE plastic mini blinds - - so come back and check out what I'm going to put on the window instead!!)

Have a great Friday!!

Hugs ~~ Suz

I'm linking up to these parties!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Zesty Southwest Chicken Salad

First -->  Sooo sorry about the iPhone picture!!  I started taking pictures when I started making this, and realized about halfway through that I stopped taking pictures somewhere along the way.....  Maybe I was really hungry and it was smelling soo yummy......  Maybe I was really spacey last night.......  Maybe it was a little bit of both!!  LOL     (and those first pictures aren't even worth posting...  you all know what salt and pepper look like!!!!  and if not?  then you shouldn't be cooking!!!  LOL!!)

Ms. C and I love  -- I mean we are CRAZY about -- salads........ and we eat them as the main course of our dinner every chance we get.........  out of big mixing bowls!! 

I created this combination last night, and this morning I thought I better get it on the blog so I don't forget what the heck I did!!

ZESTY SOUTHWEST SALAD  (this makes 2 BIG salads)

9 boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders
chili powder
cayenne pepper
ground cumin

Rinse off the chicken meat and sprinkle each of the seasonings to taste.  I cooked them up on my George Foreman grill, but you can do it anyway you like.  Just don't overcook the meat.

When they were done, I cut them up in bite sized pieces.

In each bowl I put:

Spring Mix lettuce mix
slices of red onion
1/2 sliced honeycrisp apple
dried cranberries
real bacon pieces
chopped pecans
feta crumbles
black beans (Bush's, out of the can, drained & rinsed)
snow peas (cut up into bite-sized pieces)
Texas Toast brand chipotle cheddar tortilla strips
cut up chicken

Toss well, top with Hidden Valley Ranch Spicy Ranch (with chiles and select herbs)

WOW!!  {love}  it's my new favorite salad.....  It's definitely one you'd spend at least $10 at the restaurant!!   Smells so yummy!!!  mmmmmmmmmm  

** It's like a little Cinco de Mayo in your mouth!!! **

Dangit - - I want another one!!  Think anyone would say anything if I had one for breakfast??

Hugs ~~ Suz