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ImageRidesredmule
Oct 1, 2010 4:40 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I keep a little soft brush out there to keep cement from getting dirty. i went aback out and cleaned her up some more. that what it sort of looks like. I covered the gems on her head, so I blended it all together. I use thin gloves so I can feel it.
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Nylon bristles on that brush. don't want them too stiff they will leave marks. Use a very light hand, Keep you a spray bottle of water handy too. Plain water.
denimangle
Oct 1, 2010 6:21 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
The Queen Mum of the Butterflys I tip my hat to you.
ImageRidesredmule
Oct 1, 2010 6:46 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
goin to hang that darling up to see what is going on in her butterfly world.
going to make one with blue eyes...Hers are purple.
denimangle
Oct 1, 2010 7:44 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Purple .. really royal color didn't get to hammer the creat today was doing construction cleanup this afternoon and staining trim this morning .. maybe tomorrow have the 2 molds sitting here in the house .. could just mix up the bag of creat that came with them and play here in the house Rolling on the floor laughing
lots pw news papers
ImageRidesredmule
Oct 1, 2010 7:51 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Is it raining?? Newspapers are great. I always make a mess. I make mine outside on an old table I put together. Just need me a chair and I'll be set up. My poor old back gets aching, too many falls off high equine. the instruction in there are pretty good, it has been a long time since I got a kit but I like them. tell you what I'm going to do on next one. Pint the outside with a rubberized coating to make the plastic stronger, Just on the outside. I think it will help it last longer. Haven't done it yet but thinking it will work. Wish I had done it to old ones.
denimangle
Oct 1, 2010 8:45 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Or wrap it with Duct tape :) we are in the south girl .. Duct Tape & WD40 cant live with out them ....LOL
No not raining . But if I start to go back to my shop I don't seem to make it past the house where I should be painting or something. I have trim to paint , then the whole house has to have a 2nd coat of stain & paint. House building doesn't leave much time for being crafty
ImageRidesredmule
Oct 2, 2010 10:13 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I already have duct tape on it.. Rolling on the floor laughing It will when you are finished. Oh, your aching body and stiff muscles. I am hurting for you.
Imagegoldfinch4
Oct 3, 2010 3:30 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Cheryl, that sounds like a lot of work. Don't you hate it when work interferes with play? I sure do!
denimangle
Oct 3, 2010 8:02 AM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Chris It sure can get in the way Rolling on the floor laughing yesterday we took the day off and got the Harley out just went for a long ride around East Texas all work & no ride makes DH a grumpy Guy :whistling:
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ImageRidesredmule
Oct 3, 2010 3:42 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I see it enjoyed his ride. That his Navigator?? Cute.
denimangle
Oct 3, 2010 4:54 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
yeppers he pretty much does what she asks Whistling
Imagegoldfinch4
Oct 4, 2010 5:16 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
I envy your ride - our weather has been the pits. 31 deg. the last 2 nights and low 50s and windy during the days. This coming weekend may warm up a bit. I'd like to go riding to see all the beautiful fall leaves.

Charleen, how's that blue eyed grandma coming along?
Imagetaters55
Oct 4, 2010 6:24 AM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Morning everyone!

How about some cinnamon rolls and hot coffee for breakfast? Plenty for all, so no fighting over them!

Cooking spray for the pan.

For the dough:
3/4 cup cottage cheese (4% milk fat)
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 oz. (4 Tbs.) unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
9 oz. (2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more for rolling
1 Tbs. baking powder
1/2 tsp. table salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda

For the filling:
3/4 oz. (1-1/2 Tbs.) unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1 cup (4 oz.) chopped pecans

For the glaze:
2-1/2 oz. (scant 2/3 cup) confectioners' sugar
2 to 3 Tbs. cold whole or low-fat milk
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract


Heat the oven to 400°F. Grease the sides and bottom of a 9- or 10-inch springform pan with cooking spray.

Make the dough:
In a food processor, combine the cottage cheese, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla. Process until smooth, about 10 seconds. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda and pulse in short bursts just until the dough clumps together (don’t overprocess). The dough will be soft and moist.

Scrape the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it with floured hands 4 or 5 times until smooth. With a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 12x15-inch rectangle.

Make the filling:
Brush the dough with the melted butter, leaving a 1/2-inch border unbuttered around the edges. In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Sprinkle the mixture over the buttered area of the dough and pat gently into the surface. Sprinkle the nuts over the sugar mixture.

Starting at a long edge, roll up the dough jelly-roll style. Pinch the seam to seal, and leave the ends open.

With a sharp knife, cut the roll into 12 equal pieces. Set the pieces, cut side up, in the prepared pan; they should fill the pan and touch slightly, but don’t worry if there are small gaps

Bake until golden brown and firm to the touch, 20 to 28 minutes. Set the pan on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Run a spatula around the inside edge of the pan and remove the springform ring. Transfer the rolls to a serving plate.

Make the glaze:
In a small bowl, mix the confectioners’ sugar, 2 Tbs. milk, and vanilla to make a smooth glaze. It should have a thick but pourable consistency, so add up to 1 Tbs. more milk if necessary. Drizzle the glaze over the rolls. Let stand 15 minutes and serve


Variations
Apple-Butter Cinnamon Buns: Instead of using the cinnamon-pecan filling in the main recipe, mix 3/4 cup apple butter, 1-1/2 Tbs. melted butter, and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Omit the melted butter from the main recipe and spread the dough rectangle with the apple mixture, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edges. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup (3 oz.) finely chopped walnuts, if desired. Roll, cut, bake, and ice as directed. Because this filling is wetter, the buns may need to bake for 30 minutes.








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denimangle
Oct 4, 2010 6:35 AM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
OH Linda You really Know how to Hurt a Gal Whistling
thoese look so good ... Thumbs up
Imagetaters55
Oct 4, 2010 6:55 AM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Rolling my eyes.
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Imagegoldfinch4
Oct 4, 2010 7:10 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Yummy! This is torture - I'm at work! Otherwise I would make some right now - they look delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Thumbs up
ImageRidesredmule
Oct 4, 2010 1:23 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
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here is looking at you Chris. You like her hanging up?
Imagegoldfinch4
Oct 4, 2010 1:53 PM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
I love her on that fence! The green stones match the green on the fence.
denimangle
Oct 4, 2010 1:53 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
The Queen looks great Thumbs up
Imagetaters55
Oct 4, 2010 1:54 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
I love Grandma Butterfly! She is beautiful!
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