This soup is so Yummy, I had to share it with you....so GOOD, It will mAke you smack your mammy!
Remove skin and bone from a rotisserie chicken from Walmart....chop into pieces
In a large pot, brown one heaping tbls. Flour, 3T butter,and a pinch of salt
Add 2 cups of whole kernel corn, 2 cans chicken broth....stir
Add 1/8tsp red pepper flakes, 2 cloves fresh garlic, one bag frozen veggies, 1/2cup bell pepper, 8 oz velveeta cheese, cubes. Add milk to the consistency you like. Add chicken and slow simmer.
If you can't already tell, I like my pieces on the funky side. This piece will be headed to the State Capitol on April 5th as part of an exhibit being done by Terri Lynn Weaver, our representative.....myself and several other artsists from the 40th district will have our work on display. If it doesn't sell, it will be available at the spring sale. BTW, what do you think about my new blog layout? I kinda like it....be sure and keep close tabs on The Strawberry Patch FB page and also my blog for more giveaways leading up to the next Barn Sale.
Be sure and head over to The Strawberry Patch facebook page for the first of several giveaways leading up to the Spring Sale which is April 28th-30th. Detailed information is over on my sidebar. My PC is still acting up so I am unable to post pics on my blog...sorry.
So you know I have been working on "lady in red" for my Spring Sale which, by the way, is right around the
corner. I love this fabric by Anna Maria Horner that I chose for her. For furniture pieces I recover for my
own home, I buy whatever type of fabric I want....lace, cotton,satin, burlap, polyester.....whatever I like
lol....I make no qualms about it. I don't take into consideration how long the fabric will last because chances
are, I will be WAY tired of it before it ever has time to wear out.
Well, I can't use that philosophy when doing pieces for others....not everyone gets bored as quickly as I
do so the fabric must be durable....So being my little confident self, I decided to ask Anna Maria Horner how
well her home decor fabrics hold up on furniture. Remind you she has been my idle since I first met her in
1997 in Knoxville Tennessee while at college. Anna Maria owned a little shop called "The Handmaiden," and
I think I spent my life's savings there.....I bought her handmade clothes, painted furniture, jewelry
boxes....you name it, she made it, and I bought it. I still have a stool and a jewelry box she made....I bet I
could get a lot for them on ebay since she is now a world renowned fabric designer.
Back to my original thought....anywhoo, so I got on Anna's website looking for her email address when
suddenly I noticed she had her studio number listed. I said to myself, "I will call and leave her a message."
I dialed the number, NEVER expecting anyone to answer, then I heard, "hello." Well, you would have
thought someone dropped a bomb on my noggin because I suddenly was speechless. I felt myself trying to
work up my most sophisticated accent (that was a disaster........Note To Self: there is no way to rid yourself
of your ridiculous hick accent so don't even bother.) Once I got the lump out of my throat and the rubbish
from the bomb off my head, I proceeded with my questions. About halfway through the conversation, I
decided to ask, "is this Anna Maria?" "Uh, well duuuuu, who do you think this is?" Just kidding, she didn't say
that but I am certain she was wondering which turnip truck I fell off of. She talked with me just like I was her
neighbor....just the way I remember her. She said her velveteen fabrics would hold up nicely on my "lady in
red"....ahhhhemm. I still tremble thinking about her answering that phone.....she is my hero.
A piece I am working on...I start by layering lots of paint. This piece was off white to begin with and then I added lots of color to create a vintage, time-worn piece.
This is the drawer for the above piece. I was in a playful mood and I love the word "nest." Did I tell you I
found another word I will be adding to my mental dictionary and plan to pull it down as needed?
REVERIE-which means daydream. You must check out this facebook page. ....great inspiration for vintage
I love painting frames. My talented handyman built this frame using a modern frame (the inset) I had stashed in a drawer and wood siding off an old house that was torn down in town. This, as well as the piece above, will be available at the Spring Sale (April 28th-30th).
I love the patina on an old chippy piece of furniture. I try to recreate this patina on my pieces. Aren't the
colors on this old chair "candy for the eyes"!!!!
I am thankful for my Stella...she sticks by me wherever I go. She found her a little nest in this picture frame.
I don't know if I have said thank you lately....but, THANK YOU. Thank you for taking the time to read my
I had my first Strawberry Patch Barn Sale in the Spring of 2010 selling handmade, vintage and re-purposed goods. I am a junkie at heart and I am excited about where all this will lead me. Come follow me on this journey where I hope to share with you simplistic decorating ideas that you can recreate in your own home.
"This is the plan he has made for me".....I am a mommy to three children, a guinea pig, and a dog. I was born to create--I love using my hands and the gifts God has given me. I take no credit for my talent, for I was not the inventor. My heart is huge, my dreams are big, and my ideas are limitless. I began the Strawberry Patch as an outlet for my creativity in hopes of establishing lifelong relationships with other creative people, but also to give the people in my community a place to find unique, handmade and vintage goods. Currently, I have two shows: Spring and Fall but I also participate in several sales throughout Middle Tennessee including Bella Rustica....This is a story about me, my life, and His plans for me.
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