Monday, February 21, 2011

Chef Bernard My newest Needle Felted "Insulator Buddy"

                                                      Good morning everyone! 

 I had so much fun making Chef Bernard!  He is quite the character, do you all remember Fred had all those fishing stories, well "Chef Bernie"(as he likes to be called), talks Crumb Cake, apple, blueberry or his newest flavor Banana! 
Chef Bernie
and his newest creation Banana Crumb cake

My 3 little kids helped him make his small banana crumb cakes,he taught them how to stir and fold in the ingredients just so.  They did have a lot of fun with this one.  But I do believe it was more fun to eat the muffins.  Whoops!  I mean crumb cakes!
 He also has some real good Italian dishes (He says). 
My little guy would love to try his pizza sometime, you never know maybe one of his assistant's might make that for us some time soon.

Chef Bernie lives in "Rock Haven"  New York and owns and runs the "Crumbling Rocks Diner".    Of course his speciality is Crumb Cakes! 

Chef Bernie
Outside enjoying the Snow

The man is always smiling, he has got to be the happiest Chef I have ever meant, in along time.   No Stress!
  He loves to talk to anyone that will listens about his Crumb cakes, and is so excited about adding new ones all the time to his breakfast Menu.  
The "Crumbling Rocks Diner" is becoming a real new Hot spot for all the Rocks and their friends to meet.
  "Rock Haven"  will be hosting the Spring Fishing Expo, so Fred and Aunt Hildie are planning on attending the Expo, and of course Louise is going, she won't let Fred go by himself.  
You never know who they will will meet along the way or pick up. 

I haven't quite decided yet, but I may be putting "Chef Bernard" up for sale.  I think he would make a great conversation piece for anyone that is a chef to put on their desk, he does keep you positive.  Who couldn't go wrong with Chef Bernard's  "Crumb Cake" recipes. 
I will let you know Chef Bernard weighs 9.4 ounces and is 7" tall.  I do believe sometimes the pictures make my guys look bigger and everyone has asked how much they weigh.

Thanks Again everyone for reading.  As always please let me knopw what you all think.
I have already started on my newest creation. 
Take care Pam

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"Jacqueline" My Newest Needle Felted Insulator Buddy

Jacqueline Montgomery

Jacqueline is my first Insulator buddy I have finished in my new work room.  I had planned to get her "Boss" done first, but we all know what the wool can do.  So Miss "Jackie" (as she likes to be called) was born. 
When we purchased our house from Factory Home Center Inc.  in Redwood Falls MN this past year we worked with Joan and her husband Dave. They helped us with the design of the entire floor plan of our new home.  I was needling her the other day.  (During one of those lovely days we were snowed in last week! )  Dave my husband goes, Oh my she looks just like Joan!  I pulled a pic up of her and oh my I couldn't believe it, there is some resemblance, my "Jackie" as I call her is more Diva looking.
  But they both are 2 of the nicest women could meet. 

We all know "Jackie" has got to have a background story.  Well she came from Emerald Falls North Dakota way up North.  Her family the "Montgomery's" own and run the "Artic Fish Lodge".     So when  Fred and Louise showed up for the big Ice Fishing Tournament,Louise just loved the Country Look the Lodge had. 
 So while Fred was out on the ice trying to catch a fish   (Can't you just hear the ride home, with all those tall fishing stories, I am glad it is Louise and not me,  Oh I am sure she will be ready for one of her Martini's on the Rocks! ).

  Louise went on her own fishing expedition to find  Jackie.

Jacqueline Side View

She was told that Jackie was at the Lodge helping with the re-designing of the Dining Room.  When she was able to catch up with her, Louise explained about this Job she knew of with the Mason's from Cobblestone South Dakota.  Oh Jackie jumped on that opportunity to become a Country Home Designer.  A Dream come true. 
 She has been very busy with projects around Minnesota and South Dakota lately.   I even had her help me with colors on my work room. 
She got a phone call the other day for a huge project, but she is not sharing with anyone where it is only that she is traveling to the East Coast.  Louise has tried calling her many times. 
You can just imagine what cell phone service is like between Rocks and Insulators.  So until someone can touch base with her we are all in the dark on where she is off to.  But when I find out you all will be the first to know.  So the closing question is Where and what is "Jacqueline" up to......................................

Please let me know what you all think and thanks for reading Take care until next time Pam