Tuesday, October 2, 2012

WOYWW #174

I have had a horrible week this week.  I think I picked up something when I was cropping last Friday night cause I have felt "not so good" ever since then.  I can't pin point what is going on but it is more then my CFS/ME and Fibro that is flaring.  I have kept a headache and I feel hot (no it isn't hormones!) and a multitude of other complaints.  Haven't left the house at all and actually slept in Tuesday until 4pm.  I didn't get to bed till 4:30 am but still that is a lot of sleep for even me.

My desk is crammed packed again cause I have been spending what time my head isn't hurting in there trying to get caught up on swaps that I have signed up for.  I am afraid a lot is going to be a little late and I feel guilty for that but it can't be helped.

my photography set up.  It is just 2 pieces of white foam board but it works pretty well.  I haven't had the inclination to buy a photo cube cause the cost so darn much and this gives me a lot of reflected light and does better then what I used to use.
Thought I would share a set of 6" x 6" recipe cards I made for a swap on Split Coast Stampers.  The swap was for 5+1 and I would be getting back 5 different ones.  I made 8 so I could have one and another for a cookbook I am creating as a Christmas gift. 
the 8 recipe cards together

One alone and a little bigger so you can read the recipe. This a a really good and filling soup.  If you can't read it let me know and I will email the recipe if you want it.
Wondering what WOYWW is all about.  Go check out Julia's blog Stamping Ground and join in with the group touring around the globe one desk at a time.

One last thing I would like to share with you.  My day of baking nut breads.  Yummy!  Think I will make a cup of tea and go blog hopping.  Have a great week!
Another accomplishment this past week.  I made pumpkin cranberry nut bread (3 loaves) and Banana nut bread (2 loaves)  It was really yummy and I probably ate way more then I should have!

71 comments:

  1. Oooooohhhh....pumpkin cranberry nut bread?!?! Oh WOW that sounds amazing!! Do you have a link to your recipe? I love all those things and together they sound heavenly! We grew some pumpkins this year too, so I'll need something to use them all up!!

    So sorry to hear you're not feeling so hot. I've had a rough week too. Getting older SUCKS! Well, for me at least!

    I didn't know about the Simon Says leaf challenge...I'll have to go check that out! Thanks for the info!!

    Amy E. #???
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  2. I like your photo set up, similar to mine, but yours is bigger..I might go snag me some foam board. I sure hope you feel better soon, sorry you're not feeling well! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  3. Hi Vickie, firstly I hope you soon feel better. Second your baking looks amazing (made me hungry again and I only just ate breakfast here) and finally, you photo set up is similar to mine I bet loads of us do something similar :) Hugs, Di xx

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  4. Oh dear, sorry to hear you've been unwell. Hope you feel better soon. Your baking looks great, I think I may do some today too!

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  5. So sorry to hear you've been feeling under the weather, Vickie. It's horrible when you pick up a bug but can't pinpoint exactly what it it. I hope it goes away soon.
    Love your recipe cards, what a lovely gift and I hope you had a slice of the delicious looking nut bread with your cuppa.
    Take care and Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #40

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  6. I'm going to try the photo box trick thanks.
    Hope you are much better
    Lynn 38

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  7. Hope your feeling a bit brighter now
    Your breads looks great..... Really great!
    Like the idea of the two white boards may steel that from you please
    Thanks for popping by ..... Have u checked out camera on your phone now?
    Jackie 15
    Http://scrapbangwallop.blogspot.com

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  8. Sorry to hear you have not been well, hope you feel well again soon. Your recipe cards are beautiful and your baking looks sooo good........Happy WOYWW, Anne x #13

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  9. Thanks for stopping by pre-number (glad I found you). Love your recipe cards and actually read the recipe but as I am not at home in a kitchen, thought it wasn't for me - LOL BJ#6

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  10. Hope you soon feel very much better and raring to go. In the meantime, you have been producing some lovely things. Those recipe cards have just given me an idea for a Christmas present, so thank you for that. You have also reminded me to get some yeast out of the freezer (and order some more) and make some fig and walnut bread - the recipe came from "Masterchef Australia" and looks delicious. You have also given me a very good idea to make my photo area as I already have a box full of that foam board. So you have been very inspirational for me today. Thank you for your visit this morning and you can be assured that the green mat will be well covered by lunchtime. Take care of yourself, and hope you are soon back to normal. xx Maggie #36

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  11. Firstly ...I am sorry to hear you are not well ...nothing worse than not knowing why you feel under par.
    I LOVE those recipe cards...practical and beautiful....and those are my kind of cakes ....I love that sort of loaf cake in every form ....not ideal for a diabetic but at my age I deserve a guilty pleasure....or two xx
    PS Eves Pudding is a perfect simple autumnal pudding made with apples.

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  12. Ooh cooking and recipes...your creative talent is never ending Ms Vicki. Sorry you're not at best..it's really hard when you can't identify it..you just have to give in and let it pass...be kind to yourself girlfriend. YOur swaps look fab as always, others must be thrilled when you sign up.

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  13. Gosh, if you can made lovely gifts and bake scrummy loaves when you are feeling bad what must you do when you are well.
    Hope you are feeling a bit better now, go pamper.

    Ann B
    #52

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  14. To say you've been feeling rough you've accomplished a minor miracle this week! All those fab ATC's and gorgeous loaves. Hats off to you. Hope you feel better v. soon. Hugs, Buttons #57

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  15. Yummy nut breads, I have already had breakfast, its 10.00 am here in the uk, but my lips are salivating. Sorry to hear you were not well, I think it has been a week of it, but now i'm thinking positive. Have a good week. Hugs Francesca #54

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  16. Oh my Vickie I wish I lived nearer with all that baking, nomn, nomn they sound delish....oh for scratch and sniff screens! LOL. Love your recipe swap cards too. I hope you are feeling better soon, big crafty hugs Erika. #70

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  17. Hi Vicky..... I'd love to come for dinner at your place... you cook so well. Love those recipe cards. They are always good swap getting lots of favourite specials from all the participants.
    Take a look on Youtube for fab videos for making a ripple/wave afghan. The ripple is made very simply by increasing and decreasing a couple of stitches along the rows of trebles.I got fed up stitching together the granny squares so the ripple rows just grow and grow. It's so relaxing to do but the granny squares are better when you only need something small to take with you.
    Just DO IT!!
    Love Jo x
    Take a look at Attic24 blog... very inspiring.

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  18. Your baking looks delicious! Nothing tastes like fresh homebaked, ever. I'm looking forward to Paris, and the end of the decorating, lol. Shaz xx#60

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  19. Sorry to hear you have been unwell, hope things improve. Although it looks like you still achieved so much. You must be a force to be reckoned with when you are in top condition.
    Sandra @73

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  20. I'm hoping you are beginning to feel much better. Your breads look wonderful and I like you photo taking set-up.

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  21. Sorry you are not too good this week, and hope you feel better soon. I want to come for tea and cake please I am sure those nut loaves taste as good as they look. Love the colours in your recipe cards
    Happy woyww day
    Toni #56

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  22. I don't know how far or fast viruses spread, except to say we live in a very small world, and a couple of work colleagues have had very nasty symptoms that have ended then in hospital, investigated, no causes found except to say 'viral infection' I suspect it may be a weird form of Flu.. do take good care of yourself until you get back to your kind of normal,

    big hugs

    dx 76 * thanks for popping by;-)

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  23. Love the recipe cards & the colours . Hope your feeling better soon, take care Jill #29

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  24. Oh I can almost smell that bread from here! - it looks yummy. A great idea with the recipe cards - very autumnal looking. Thanks for the advice about cutting felt with the Nesties.
    Bernice

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  25. Hi Vickie, everything looks so good. I have started a cookbook for my sister and I like the way you put your card together. The bread looks wonderful and would really go well with my morning coffee. Thanks for stopping by. I am now behind schedule and need to catch up. #83

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  26. What a wonderful bake you had. Great idea to do that and use the slices to help with the blog hopping. Enjoy!
    Your recipe cards, they are fabulous. I don't think I could part with them if they were mine. They look good singly but the group of them makes a lovely display.
    Thanks for the idea re photos, I always struggle, now have the idea will try.
    Hope you are soon feeling better, my headache is almost gone now.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Neet 31 xx

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  27. oh hope you are feeling better and have shaken that bug off. love the loaves of bread clever you. Sandy :) #86

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  28. Fab baking - I bet they are delicious. Your recipe cards looks stunning. Hope you feel better soon.x Jo

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  29. Hi Vickie,
    The recipe cards look terrific and no wonder - the photo set-up seems pretty ideal. No wonder the baking is fine when the recipes are so well produced! ;-)
    Thanks for your kind words, too. Pleasure to share with you and glad you liked my post.
    Happy WOYWW
    Ros #35

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  30. I amy just have to put that recipe in my winter rotation. I love a good soup/stew. Yum Yum!

    MA(7)

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  31. Sorry to hear you're feeling so poorly - hope you get a lot better soon!

    I love the recipe cards, they look lovely. Do make sure you share the ones you get back with us.

    Thanks for stopping by...

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  32. Well that is NOT what you want to bring home from a crop, bleah! Feel better soon, Vickie!

    :)trisha
    #101 this week

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  33. Shamepies as we would say here in SA. Get rid of that bug, what ever it is...Love your cards for the swap.

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  34. You’re the second person I’ve visited who’s been baking and it’s really not helping me stick to my diet you know, Lol!

    Sorry to hear that you’re not feeling great at the moment, but don’t add to the problem by feeling pressured into getting stuff done for when it should be. Sometimes we just have to give in and think of ourselves, as I know only too well. Hope you’re on the mend soon

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @ 79
    x

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  35. You are the third WOYWWer in a row that I have visited this morning that feels bad! Oh my, do get better and fast! #94

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  36. Oh dear :( I hope you fell better soon. Those recipe cards are gorgeous! Gosh, it's years since I've done a swap, used to enjoy that, may look into it again.

    Your making me hungry - not good, I'll just go have a coffee instead.
    Happy WOYWW
    Cath #23

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  37. you know I totally understand! Being sick, or sort of sick, makes the whole world go upside down!
    Feel better soon!
    xxDaniella#11

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  38. sorry to hear you are not feeling very well, hope your head clears soon. the cards look brilliant but please please share the recipe for pumpkin and cranberry nut bread, it looks and sound delicious
    janet #9

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  39. I hope you feel better--sounds like a bug. Hot tea and some creative therapy should help. You know, I've never looked into getting a photo cube--that's an interesting idea! I just try to shoot everything on a white table in the sunlight--but we don't always have the right sunlight. Good luck with all your swaps--it is very hard, when you're not feeling good, so I know you'll get some energy back soon. Hugs! --Sandy Leigh at #99

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  40. Oh, you poor thing, feeling so rough...sounds like flu to me?? I really hope you manage to shake it off this week, it's horrible when you feel so grim. The sausage and greens soup is definitely going to be made in my house this week, it sounds gorgeous :)
    Hugs, LLJ #1 xx

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  41. Hi Vickie, sorry to hear you've been under the weather! Hope it settles down soon. Liking your photography setup, I have some of that foam board at work, might have to liberat a sheet he he. Like all your yummy recipes (the leave etc are coll too!!) and as for the bread - can never resist baked goods myself, especially if they are home made! Thanks for visint me today, Cindy #46

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  42. Hi Vickie, sorry to hear you have been poorly, loved stopping by and seeing your work desk, the nut breads look yummy. Take care. Gillian #133

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  43. I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well.
    I really hope whatever it is goes away soon!
    I love your recipe cards and oh that bread looks yummy! :)
    Mary Jo #93

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  44. Geez, Vickie, do you think possibly matter just possibly you might be DOING TOO MUCH?!! Girl, people care and understand if you hit a wall and can't get things done.

    Your recipe swap (TFS!) and your breads are devine!

    Please do take it easy and have a good week. Hope your nasty headache goes away and you feel better soon! Darnell #120

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  45. Happy WOYWW. I really must improve my photography set-up. At the moment I mainly scan my cards, but if they have lots of layers then I just use my phone - yes, shocking! Fantastic baking - my hubby doesn't eat flavoured bread, so I don't get to make any very often. Perhaps we both have the same 'virus' - I have been troubled by feeling hot, sick, 'not right' (different to a usual flare). Ali x #72

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  46. That's a great idea and gives much more space than a cube. I shall have to look out for some foam board. Wonderful recipe cards too, what a lovely idea.

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  47. Hi Vickie sorry to hear you are unwell. I have a cold etc courtesy of DH. The recipe cards are gorgeous. Your swap partners are very lucky. The nut breads look very yummy. Hope you will soon be feeling better. Anne x

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  48. hope you are feeling better very soon! your recipe cards are fabulous and that nut bread looks delicious!
    Debxx

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  49. Hi Vickie Thanks for coming by - hope you are feeling better soon - those breads look delicious !! Ali #47

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  50. Keep the home lights burning, I'll be dropping by in a short bit for some nut bread and soup! That sounds so good!!! Sorry you aren't feeling so hot. Or I guess you said you did feel hot. Sorry you aren't feeling well. Your recipe cards look really good.

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  51. Hi Vickie, sorry to read your are not so well, I wish you a speedy recovery from whatever it is that is ailing you. Love your recipe cards - the embellishments are gorgeous and that soup sounds delicious, as do the nut breads ... makes me want to get out the pots and pans are get cooking. The cookbook will be a lovely gift for someone. Hope you have a better week, happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #49

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  52. Oh dear! Sorry you're not well-hope you feel better soon! Fab idea for taking your photos! Your recipe cards look amazing- and your bread definitely looks yummy! Chrisx@60

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  53. Breads, recipe cards, photography - talented lady
    Famfa 8

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  54. I was so sorry to ready that you have been poorly and I wish you a spreedy full recovery. I have heard it say that sleep is the best cure. Even ill you have been busy, love your recipe cards, the first time I have seen these and you have given me a wonderful idea. Your nut breads look scrummy. Tracey ±93

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  55. Love your recipe card swaps, what a great idea. Get well soon.

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  56. I do hope you feel better soon! It is rotten being ill especially when you don't really know what the cause is. The recipe cards project is a very good idea. Take care! See you next week when I hope you will be back to normal:)xx

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  57. Your recipe cards and breads look lovely. Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you feel better soon x

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  58. WOW Vickie - my tummy is really rumbling now! I can almost smell the nut bread! I wish I could almost taste it - one slice with butter please!!! Thank you for visiting me. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 65

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  59. I use a 3 sided box mde from white foam core too! works great! Happy woyww!

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  60. That's a great set up for photographing - why spend the money on a cube when you can make something yourself?!
    The bread looks yummy! I haven't eaten yet today and that's making me want to!

    Happy WOYWW
    Sheena
    xxx
    #143

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  61. I'm totally useless in the kitchen but love the idea of the swap, and they look fab.
    I think your photo booth works perfect, i have a pop up photo booth thing and honestly, its not all that, i may be investing in some foam board lol
    Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog x
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugz Minxy #24

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  62. Mmmm... Delicious looking breads! Hope you are better now!
    Happy belated Woyww with warm hugs!
    Tuire #80

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  63. I hope you get to feeling better soon! I have a similar set up for my photography as well :) Your recipe cards are gorgeous, love them, and that bread is making my mouth water!

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  64. Ooh gorgeous baking and your recipe sheets are fabulous. So sorry you are feeling unwell - get better soon. Sorry to be visiting so late.
    Sue x (MiniOwner #147)

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  65. Hi there hope you're feeling better. I'm pretty late getting round some desks but glad I made it here. Your recipe cards are lovely. What a great idea. I love cooking but since I've reached a certain age I can no longer eat what I like without piling on weight. i can almost smell that fresh baking!
    toni #127 x

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  66. So sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, although you seem to have accomplished a lot!

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  67. Hi Vickie - gosh, I know exactly how you feel - which isn't great! Hope you are feeling loads better soon.

    Im interested in how you take your pics - because I do EXACTLY the same thing... I did rustle up a makeshift lightbox which worked a treat: get a cardboard box more oblong than square. Cut two adjacent sides off leaving you with kind of an 'L' shape - but with sides on... I covered mine with some of that thin spongy foam packing/wrapping stuff - or you could use white wall paper - I also used a mix of A3 and A4 white card/paper stock making sure that it was all covered. It's like a little stage for your cards - and ensures that you don't get any of your background in... Although I'm lazy and haven't used it for a while now... it did get that the cat thought it was a good idea to sleep on, things got piled on it too so I think its still in the garage - but good nonetheless, and it did the job...

    Hope you are feeling a bit better soon - I know this time of year can be a nightmare with the weather changing and people getting bugs and germs - hopefully it won't spoil your fun in going to crops and meets etc too often... maybe take some vitamin C? what do I know - I avoid doing a lot of thing for the fear of getting anything which will make me cough (it hurts my damaged ribs)!

    I'll be thinking of you, get in touch for a natter if you want

    big hugs

    Paula x x x

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  68. Yummy looking cards AND bread! Two of my faves!!!

    I hope the upcoming week finds you feeling much better and getting some rest. Hugs!

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  69. Well Vickie I made it at last to your place.
    I certainly hope you're feeling much better by now. There's so many weird germy things out there which can be hard to pinpoint but hopefully your okay now ;D

    I was very impressed with your light box thingy. I need to set up something similar and although I tried to rope my boys into making me one I'm still waiting!
    As usual I think I'll just sort myself out...and this will be great :D
    Thanks for visiting me and sorry I took so long to get back to you
    Happy WOYWW ♥Neesie♥ #18





    Happy WOYWW ♥Neesie♥ #18

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  70. I am late commenting but that is good because I got to see more of what you have been up to lately!
    Love all the ATCs!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  71. oh yummy...both your recipe cards and your bread...wish I had a piece for sure!!! Happy late WOYWW!

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