Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

Merry Christmas To All!!

This was a gift for my sister and she loved it!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My First All Over Fondant Cake

I don't think it is too bad for a first try.
What do you think?

Veterans Day in Lebanon, TN

I went to Lebanon TN yesterday and watched the Vetaran's Parade. The weather was great.  And so was the parade. I found it refreshing to see so many people (young and old)  honoring our Veterans. This is a photo of my Grandaughter, Kriss, she is a member of the Navy ROTC here in Lebanon, The other Branches of ROTC were represented also. Thank God there are some young people who see the value in what our Veterans have given for us and want to show them the respect they truely deserve.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bella in her Halloween style

I made this little shirt for by dog, Bella.
She isn't fond of clothes but she is less fond of the cold.
So she tolerates her garments.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My Grandson's 18th Birthday

When Ross turned 18, what a day! I baked him this cake, the main photo was taken by Ross' Uncle Mike (Hacker) 15yrs ago. The additions to the photo were made by his Aunt Sherry (Hacker). In case the cake is not real clear, I'll tell you what it says.

Happy Birthday Ross!
As you enter young adulthood.....
Close the door
gently as you go!

Monday, September 28, 2009

My First (and maybe my last) Wedding Cake

My nephew was married this past weekend. I was honored when I was asked to make the cake. I have never made a tiered cake and I am not sure I ever will again. It really tasted good and the bride and groom were happy with it and that is all that counts.

I also made this dress for the flower girl

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Aprons are not for Old Folk anymore!

Here are a couple aprons I have made. I will be selling aprons like these in the months to come. So if you have any comments or criticisms let me know.

If you have an interest in getting an apron, just let me know. These have been given as gifts, but as I make more I will post them.

my email address is: contact@CentralPikeConnection.com

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Colton's First Birthday Cake

I decorated this cake and the cupcakes using Fondant. Colton's mom told me what she wanted and I tried to put it together. The little boy on top turned out looking better than I had expected. I have never tried to sculpt any characters. All in all I think it turned out okay.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wilson County Fair (TN)

Candice (my granddaughter) entered this photo in the "Photo Journalism Category" at the Wilson County Fair. I was so pleased when she won 3rd place. I think this photo speaks volumes.
I call it "Gone but not forgotten!"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dept. of Veterans Affairs - TN Valley Healthcare System

While at the VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN, I picked up a needs list for that facility.

I am posting the list here so you will be aware of the needs of that facility. If you would like to donate to the VA Medical Center, their address is 3400 Lebanon Rd, Murfreesboro, TN. If you can't take the donation there, let me know. I will see what I can do to get the items to the Medical Center. You can call (615-225-6497) for info on making monetary donations.

Needs List
1.  Sweat Shirts, Sweat Pants (small - XX-large)
2.  ** MTA Bus Passes
3.  Baseball Hats
4.  Pants/Jeans (29,30,32,31,36,38,40,42)
5.  Tennis shoes (sz 5 & up both women & men)(indigent patients)
6.  Monetary donation for newspaper subscriptions
7.  ** Monetary donations for TVs
8.  Monetary donations for AOL (14.95 for 3 months)
9.  Gym Bags (indigent patients)
10. Laundry detergent (indigent patients)
11. Jackets
12. T-Shirts
13. Socks
14. Women's undergarments (all sizes)
15. VCR/DVD combo
16. Radio/Tape player (Nursing Home Care Unit)
18. Large toe nail clippers
19. Small radios
20. ** Phone Cards
21. Combs
22. Brushes
23. Reading Glasses (+1.00 - +2.25)
24. Bottled Water
25. Donations for a new van to transport veterans to their appointments
26. Donations to purchase tickets for the new Rover Transportation System in Murfreesboro.
27. Nintendo Wii and games
28. Various volunteer assignments (i.e. someone to read to patients in the nursing home units/hospice unit 1 - 2 hours a week or to assist with feeding in restorative dining program).
29. Adopt-A-Ward (renovations, pre-paid phone cards, puzzles with large pieces, large print reading material, etc)
** Indicates pressing need

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Healing Field in Murfreesboro TN - Memorial Day

It was so overwhelming to see the honor civilians gave to our Veterans. It was long overdue, but better late than never. ******* I feel we need to take care of our Military Veterans. They gave so much to keep our freedom. Please contact a VA Hospital near you and find out what the needs are. Then do as much as you can. ****** Thanks you!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Another Gift

I made this apron for another friend. When I need to try out an idea they get the firsts. They seem to enjoy them and I like to give gifts, so it works well. Please feel free to comment on the items I am making.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I love to make gifts for friends and family.

I was talking to a friend recently about my plans for making and selling aprons. She told me the type of apron she would like. She wanted a certain size and a flap on the front to dry her hands. As a surprise, I made this apron for her as a gift. I also put a pocket under the flap to hold recipes & such. I hope she likes it.

I will be mailing it tomorrow and I hope it brightens her day when it arrives. Nothing like getting a good surprise in the mail now and then.

My friend received her apron and loved it! It is so much fun to surprise a friend with a gift.