Saturday, September 11, 2010

Zucchini Cookie Recipe for Recipe PIF over at

Here is a recipe for wonderful Zucchini Cookies from my Mom, Suzanne Wilson.
She was a great cook! I cherish her hand written recipes that I have and think of her often. This recipe card was made for my artistic friend "PaperScraps". Mary is just delightful and I'm so glad she claimed these cookies and I hope that she and her family will enjoy them!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Suzi Blu's Le Petite La Sirena Class

I'm taking Suzi Blue's Mermaid class and just for fun have looked up some Mermaid information (that I may have used in my previous life)
Thought I'd share a bit of info with you.

Im Gold Tidal Leaper Mermaid, Flavens Aestus Gold color w/ similar variegation as is seen in coy carp. Flaxen-haired, pale, orangegold skin.

I am mysterious, and I love to go to the surface, break the rules, go shark hunting. I am a big trickster, trick many deep sea fishermen.

Amethyst Gemstone meaning
Crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac or mauve is called amethyst, a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness and to instill a sober mind. The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning "without drunkenness" and amethyst is beleived to protect one from poison.
Power Stone
It is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Put an amethyst under your pillow to bring about pleasant dreams, or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache.
Protection Stone
Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst guard against guilty and fearful feelings. It has been worn as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft. The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It is also used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace.
Wisdom Stone
The amethyst is known as the Bishop's Stone and is still worn by Catholic Bishops. The amethyst symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. It is thought the amethyst is the perfect stone to symbolize The Age of Aquarius.
Healing properties of Amethyst
Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. A healer will usually wear several pieces of jewelry with amethysts set in silver, especially an amethyst necklace. The person to be healed will have an Amethyst to hold while the healing is being done. The healer will place another piece of Amethyst on the area of the body in need of healing, the heart or lungs usually.
Amethyst is used for problems in the blood and in breathing problems. Amethyst crystal clusters are used to keep the air and life force in the home clean and positive.
Amethyst clusters, points or several tumbled Amethysts placed in a window that receives sun most of the day are very beneficial to use in healing and to heal negativity in the home. Place Amethyst clusters, points or several tumbled Amethysts in moonlight and everyone in the home will be feeling calmer. Using an Amethyst as a meditation focus will increase the positive spiritual feelings. Amethyst helps overcome fears and cravings. It also helps relieve headaches.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Yuki Soba Recipe

Here is my recipe for Yuki Soba that Plumeriafan grabbed at the Recipe PIF at
I hope she enjoys it. It is one of our family favorites and the first Japanese dish I learned to make almost 20 years ago! Wow! That ages me as my first son was just 3 months old at the time we arrived to live in Japan. Oh, how I miss Misawa!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Added More Cards for Trade

Wow! It's already September and the long hot desert days are starting to slowly get shorter and the temperature slowly starting to get cooler.
Take a look at my "More ATCs for Trade" Page to see some of my new work I just completed!