Beach TimeFriday, June 12, 2009
We took a bit of time to run to Pensacola, FL. on Tuesday. We met Kathy Rees at Nashville Cross stitch market and she told us about her shop. We thought...great time to visit and also get a cross stitch "fix". Her shop is only about 40 miles from Gulf Shores, AL. Not far and a lovely drive along the beach. Kathy and Tonia Wilson were working and we were welcomed into, Needle Delights. with Southern hospitality. Click on the shop name for their web-site link. Kathy has some of her own designs too and you will want to check them out.
While shopping at Needle Delights Barb found a Stacy Nash pattern and thought it would make a quick stitch that we could use to celebrate our beach house stay. Here are the samplers we stitched. We used linen and thread we had on hand. Barb chose 30 ct. Lucky Penny by R. & R. Reproductions and mine is on 36 ct. Navy Bean by Lakeside linens.
Here is something sweet for you from us! I found these cups at an antique mall in Milton, FL. The Copper Possum...the booths were clean and well arranged. Looked like the people loved their booths and took really good care of them.
Follow the directions for making the brownie dough...I did substitute 1/3 cup butter for the vegetable oil....I'm a real health food nut.
Add some chopped pecans
Put the dough into a tupperware dish...spoon out a bit for each cup. Save the rest of the dough for 15 minutes later when you will want to make more. It will refrigerate just fine and be great later.
Bake at about 335 degrees until the dough looks about done....I didn't want to get the oven too hot because I wasn't sure how the cups would do in the oven.
Add a scoop of ice cream....and eat while the brownie is hot....Believe me this is one recipe you will enjoy.....easy ....quick .....not too large....a bit of easy summer for you to enjoy on your porch! (Barb was really sad when I made this at 10:00am...we then had to eat it....couldn't let it go to waste....well it went to my "waist" nevertheless.)