Thursday, July 1, 2010


Karch my partner in trying "New to us" places to eat in Las cruces, NM.   We have lived here a year now!! wow.. We decided we should post about our eating adventures on the BLOG.  We will try and include a picture of the food we try.  I love to eat and try new places. So I often ask random people I meet where they like to go. Most of the time I like to make a list off the place people in the cities vote on for the "best of the area". So if I ask someone their favorite place and Its not on my list I quickly add it. My list keeps growing!! I was told about a little place accross from the las cruces high school called "Slightly toasted". We decided it was a good day to try it and headed out. We found it easily  accross from the highschool where is was said to be. always a good sign. We then went in and found a small but nice little dining room with about 4 tables. They had a great little selection with fantastic prices. I tried the Green chile burger and karch the bacon burger. Granted we got them without the buns this time and we were pleased. Mine had great flavor with lots of yummy green chiles and a side salad. Karch's was great flavor with nice thick bacon. We gave this little place a huge thumbs up great food and great prices!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


WOW, I have wanted to make chile relleno's. I just cant find them here that I love. I like the ones in colorado at on the border. Nice crisp chiles, not mushy. They have a great crisp coating and oooey gooey cheese. Well I finally did it, and was surprised just how easy it was. I tried a recipe that had you whip the egg whites and then fold in just a tiny bit of flour and some whiped egg yolks. It was great fluffy batter. I roasted the chiles on the gas top stove and peeled them.  I Stuffed mine with cut up slices of monterey jack. I know there are different cheeses to stuff with so thought I would try this one first.  Then I dipped the chile in plain flour and then dipped it in the batter. It was fast easy and off to be cooked. I had some picante sauce that I used instead of making my own sauce. Next time I will try a sauce. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I'm sure most of you have a organizing plan for your closet. I need to organize a little bit better and yes I did buy 99% of this at the thrift store, platos or garage sales.  I love that you can reuse something someone else has deemed not worthy of keeping for some reason. The clothes I get rid of just dont fit anymore, I dont like the fit etc. I find that sometimes you think something is great you get it home and find the button comes undone, the fit is crooked, the pockets stick out.  I still have work to be done on this..

Friday, April 23, 2010

Making Tamales

The greatest thing about living somewhere new is learning how to do something new!! So to make the most of being in Las Cruces, New Mexico I decided I need to learn some local cooking skills. I decided to provide my own teacher and find a couple of classmates to learn with.  So after getting Sister Bybee and Sister Young rounded up to learn with, I asked Sister Delplane to teach us how to make TAMALES.  I went with her to buy the groceries on monday and we made them on wednesday. Let me tell you I learned new things just from shopping with her.
Here are the pictures of us making them!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


After being in the new town and in the new house for umm  several months. I had a reason to make me work on some quilts.. For my sister who has patiently waited.... and waited, and for my nephew and his new wife who didn't have to wait and wait. It was fun to get sewing again. I love this strip quilt!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I HAVE SAID FOR YEARS I WOULD LOVE TO WEAR PRICETAGS AROUND, BIG ONES THAT TELLS THE PRICE SO EVERYONE WOULD KNOW WHAT A DEAL I GOT!!! The white sweater I remade taking about 4-6 " off each side and the arms. Who would of thought to redo sweaters. Thanks to the wonderful blogs I had looked at it gave me inspiration!!
American eagle jean capris. .... Savers ... $ 6.99
Sweater.......Savers...........................$2.99 redone
Necklace .. forever 21 ........................$5.99
Shoes ......Goodwill...........................$4.99

some of the items I have shown are thing I picked up last year in colorado thrift stores or some is from New mexico thrift stores. Mixing it together to make my ECLECTIC wardrobe. I took pictures of the shoes while I was out running around. Then took them off of course to be inside the house..

Remaking more clothes.......

I have definatley been remaking more clothes!!! This skirt I redid the top to make smaller for me.. the tank top sz XXL remade, I took 4 inches off each side. ...
skirt.. Good will 4.99
Sweater Goodwill 2.99
Boots Goodwill...7.99
Tank old navy 2.99 clearance
Arent those the greatest leather boots!!! they dont totally match the outfit but close enough.. Next time I will different color nylons??

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dressing up a tshirt...............

ok I am posting twice. With lots of people out there remaking tshirts etc.. Here is my version of how I dress up a tshirt.. no sew version.. just add lots of accessories...
-Shirt 3.00 clearance from walmart
-Flower 2.50 from forever 21
-Necklace 8.00 consignment shop
-Bracelet goodwill 4.00
-Jeans... Savers 6.99

-Me taking pictures of myself PRICELESS!!

MORE AND MORE SKIRTS..................

I do tend to like pink
with my quick fix skirt redo I have been having alot
of fun. I will have to show you some put together skirt outfits as
I wear them.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

How I REMAKE a skirt

After losing weight... I have given away several different wardrobes worth of clothes. Some I just have loved. I finally came to my senses and thought wait a minute Maybe I can save some of these. So I Came up with a cheaters way of downsizing my skirts. I wish I would of thought of this alot sooner.. Saving me favorite skirts, and money. 1- Cut off the top waist band and sides to the size you want the skirt. I make them all have elastic to make it fast and easy.
2- Measure a piece of elastic the size of your waist and then take off a couple of inches. You will still end up with more elastic than you need but it works. Put in right on the unfinished edge and stretch and sew around the edge with a zig zag stitch... This wont show once you are done.
3- When you come to the end overlap just about a 1". Remeber this is a cheaters way so if its a little more or a little less than dont stress... (be happy)...

4- This is the last step fold over and sew on the bottom edge with a straight stitch. WARNING if you are a perfectionist Im sure you just gasped, This may not be the method for you!!! But for me who loves to shop thrift stores and likes to have lots of choices to wear this is perfect

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dreaming of Sewing......

I am in a Rental still and my sewing machine in storage.. what was I thinking.. I thought my time would be focussed on Finding a home. Well found a new home and now am waiting for the closing.. If anyone has any fun sewing links that I could dream about attach them .. I get to live vicariously through all of you .. I have been seriously blog hopping..Would love some new finds.. sewing, quilting, decorating..

Friday, July 17, 2009

Finally in a new state.

ohh I can say Im in a new state of mind as well as a new state.. I am going to do some major attitude adjustment soon as I have a good spell of resentment and anger.. Ok maybe its not that bad.. We moved to las Cruces New mexico last weekend after floating around for 3 weeks after our home sold. It takes a little bit for reality to settle in. I now wonder how this whirlwind happened so quickly.. So after a 10 day sale on our home we closed 3 weeks later and here I am not able to get to anything to quilt or work on. ITs all in the rentals garage.. So My posts will be slim for the next few months til I get into a home.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Winners ...... sorry for the delay.. got house put on the market and keeping the house clean between showings... and started new job... sure slows the posting......
winners are
1-Sue cahill
4-Paula Lemos
5-Free Indeed
ill email you all to get your shipping addresses.. OR EMAIL ME AT ANGFRISBY @ Q.COM

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sign up Now

Just a few more days of sign ups for the give aways there are several scroll down...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

giveaway #1

My Daughter helped me take pictures and post these... You can enter each drawing.. comment to win this drawing by may 15 2009

giveaway #2

post comment to win this drawing by may 15 2009

giveaway #3

post comment to win this drawing by may 15 2009

giveaway #4

post comment to win this drawing by may 15 2009

giveaway #5

to enter this drawing post comment to win pink john deere fabric may 15 2009

giveway #6

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This is large.. 36" x 60" hope you can find the perfect spot for this snowy guy next winter.
post a comment to enter this drawing by may15 2009

black/ white/ red block

my daughter (she is only 13 didn't she do so great hers is the one with the triangles mine is the woonky block) and I made blocks for a little quilt group exchange im excited to see what everyone else does in the group!!so here are pictures of the blocks.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

April Giveaway... sign up now

I am going to give away (5) FRISKARS Scissor sharpeners one to five different people.. Sign up from now til April 15th on this post.. please feel free to talk about on your blog..

Make sure I can email you through your link on your post.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Quilt block exchange...

These are all the blocks we got with our exchange it was fun and everyone did a great job... and of course my block below on another post.

Winner of vintage blocks

hey the winner of the vintage blocks is Audrey Friesen... yeahhh Ill post another contest in just a little while.. ..

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Moda Swap

I have a whole bolt of Moda...Apple pie wovens. American jane patterns S. Klop. It is new on the bolt. I have 16 yds ... do you want to make a swap with me?? It can be 1/2 yd or enough to do a back of a quilt.. Let me know by posting comment and make sure I can link to you or email me at angfrisby(at) I will take any fabric email me your address so we can swap.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

thinking spring....gotta finish a few more projects

March is off to a good start.. hopefully will finish a few quilts before Spring break ... wanting to do some major quilting... if my blog hopping would let me take a break so I could quilt. hmmmm so many blogs.. not enough time to quilt...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Folk Art Quilt

This Quilt took wayyyyy to long to finish.. working on the applique here and there. It is one of my favorites and thought I'd share it.. It was a block a month program and they supplied the fabrics... which was good cause I wouldnt of picked the fabric choices myself...but absolutely loved working with such a wide variety in one quilt.. I think it came together great ... just absolutely a fun quilt and it makes me happy just to think of all the long hours it took making it.. Most of my projects are fast and easy.. so this was a little bit more of a challenge, which I should do every once in awhile.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


My son took a picture of my stash.. looks like it could use a little cleaning... good job for another day. I think its fun to see everyone elses stash thought I'd share mine. One is just my flannels and the other is my regular cottons. I love to make flannel blankets to give away for charity, to give to my kids, and to snuggle under while watching tv.. I love my cupboards from home depot.. I especially love that they close..

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Giveaway....... 25 Feedsack 4"squares

Im happy to give something else away... here are 25 feedsack vintage squares.. enter by posting a message on this post. Get 5 ENTRIES if you add to follow my blog.. and make sure I can get to your email I will draw a winner on march 15th... I will do a giveaway every month.