Sunday, March 01, 2009

I just found out I won a Heart Quiltie from Java's Whimsy in her One World One Heart drawing.
I have a lot to learn about polymer clay. I spent an hour just trying to roll it and cut it into a symmetrical shape then I ruined it when I baked it. See all the bubbles - they aren't supposed to be there. :( I have a tiny toaster oven and I can't control the heat very well on it.

Here's some photo's from our bake sale. We had 2 more tables on the other side of the hallway also filled with yummies. There was so much support. Many, many wonderful bakers dropped off goodies for us and many more bought them all. We had this during the high school basketball games on Friday night. Many showed up in ORANGE to support our cause. All proceeds from our bakesale go to the Leader Light Foundation.
Our next event is a 5K run on June 6. As soon as my foot heals our start training for it.

Sunday morning scrambled eggs with mushrooms, onion and Franks hot sauce, OJ and coffee.
Join me for some Sunday morning blog-hopping.
Lucullian delights
Cottage Farm Villa
French Garden House
Scrappy Jessi


3rdEyeMuse said...

the quilt looks beautiful - congratulations!

and congratulations on what appears to be a GREAT bake sale!

Genie Sea said...

Congrats on winning and on a successful and very delicious looking bake sale! :)

acereta said...

Congrats on winning! Beautiful quilt. I won twice.

Her Speak said...

Hooray!! The Quilt is wonderful!
By the way, I love the new look of your blog home. :)

Much Joy, Many Blissings~*

intothedawn said...

Yay! Congrats on winning such a lovely quilt!

Oh no! Its so depressing to work so hard on items and then get burnt! I use a toaster oven for baking PC too. I have a little oven thermometer I put in there, helped me figure out if it runs hotter/colder than its set, which it does, so now I know to adjust for that. I tried a convection oven too, but that was a disaster.

Gretchen Rubin said...

Dear Diana,
I saw the nice mention of my blog, The Happiness Project, on the blogs you follow. I so much appreciate the link you shining a spotlight on my blog! Thanks and best wishes, Gretchen Rubin

Sandy said...


There are a couple of things you can do with the clay - you can bake it between two sheets of paper and then two tiles - make a sandwich that goes tile, paper, clay, paper, tile. The extra weight of the tile may keep the air bubbles less noticeable. The other thing is that when you pull them out of the oven, if you take them out, flip them over onto your table (assuming your table can handle the heat), then press down hard so that you're flattening out the air bubbles.

Doesn't always work, but it can sometimes make the pieces salvageable.

Bubbles still happen to the best of us at times and sometimes it's just the way you've handled the clay before.