Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday in the Country

thread and needle

1.Sewing: don’t have a good thread match?  Try light gray!  

2. Save slivers of bar soap: they‘re great for pattern marking on fabric. 

3. Use bar soap to make drawers slide easily – just rub it over the sliders.  This also works well on sticking sliding glass and closet door tracks.

4. Clean out an empty, large spice container and fill with flour.  Great for flouring cake pans.

green olive on a toothpick5. These are fun: For a cocktail party, or, if the little ones are stuck in the house for yet another snow storm, make some of these for a "party" atmosphere:.  Mini Shish Kebabs.  Soak toothpicks in water for 10 - 15 minutes.  Thread onto the picks, cooked, cubed ham and pineapple or chicken and dried fruit, ham and maraschino cherries and grill ..  add cubes of cheese when ready to serve. Use your imagination! You might marinate chicken bites in a mixture of teriyaki and garlic pepper, then grill with pineapple or peach bites.  Serve while still warm.

© 2014 Cat Brennan

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday in the Country

Here is the first 'Friday in the Country' post.  There is no rhyme or reason for these posts; just pulling from an array of "Good Ideas" that I've used and saved over my many years of home keeping.  If you would like to share your own with me, you may get published here another Friday.

1.  To sharpen dull scissors, cut through fine sand paper a couple of times .. good as new. 

2.  It’s a good idea to wash and dry your scissors periodically. Very often, your scissors aren't really dull, and just need this simple attention. 

3.  For loose wooden knobs on drawers, dip the screw into clear fingernail polish.  This also works for loose screws in your eyeglasses. Be careful not to get the lacquer on your lenses. 

4.  Do you remember ‘Energine’ Lighter Fluid? The stuff is great for removing label and tape goo from glass jars. It’s really great for getting black marks off your linoleum. Because this method can leave a surface slippery, be very sure to wash thoroughly with soap and water.  FYI, WD-40™ will also do this type of cleaning, IF you can stand the odor.  

Hope you have a great day, whether you live in the country or simply wish you did.

©2014 Cat Brennan

Saturday, February 15, 2014

FRIDAY in the Country

Friday is coming!!
cat hunting in grassStarting Friday, February 21st, I'll post a new fact just for fun every Friday .. there may be more than one on any given Friday .. They may be fun, could be fact, could be foolish.  Just "tune in" every Friday to see what kind of frolicking I'm up to.  Since my blog is now 4 years old, I thought I would change things a bit.
© 2014 Cat Brennan