Sunday, July 22, 2012

You've Got to Eat...

and maybe do a bit of polishing.  More on that in a bit.

First, let me again tell you that I receive no endorsement fees for anything.  These are just things I use and like and thought I would pass on to you.

Cugino's Rubz! are fantastic!  There are several flavors but my favorite is this one.  I use it on beef, pork and chicken, eggs, in meatloaf--anywhere I need a bit of extra flavor.  It's sometimes hard to find in the grocery stores, so I get mine at  I buy six boxes at a time, but I think you can just get one!

These crackers are something I discovered not long ago.  They are rich and delicious, on their own or with cheese or dips.

Yes--those are all the ingredients!  And we can pronounce all of them--and even know what they are!

I've been buying mine at Tops Friendly Markets, but you can probably search for them in your area or on-line.  Not too pricey, either.

For a total change of pace--and with a reminder that you should not eat this product, Barb McA asked me what I use to polish my sterling silver thimble.  I thought I would show everyone!

Nevr-Dull comes in a cool tin and locally runs about $11 a can.  Trust me, unless you inherited a tractor-trailer load of family sterling silver, one tin will last you a lifetime.

It's cotton wadding (what else for quilters?).  You pinch off a bit and polish until it becomes black and then you pinch off another bit and keep going.  No liquid, no dried polish that you missed when buffing.  I use a clean rag to wipe off any residue and I'm done!  This is good for almost all metals and some other stuff too.

Here's my pin--it holds my TJ Lane thimble, two glass chile peppers, as well as various sewing charms.  I wear it to classes and I always know where my thimble is.  All the findings and the pin are sterling.

The same pin after using Nevr-Dull.  Took less than five minutes and two small pieces of wadding.

It's finally raining here.  The second thunderstorm in less than two hours is passing through now--heavy downpour, lots of thunder and lightning.  And the wind is coming from the east--the sign of a bad storm in our neck of the woods.

Hope your week starts off wonderfully.

Blissful hugs,


  1. Thank you for the recommendations! I will have to try them all if I can find them here in the North Country.

  2. Thank you, Sharon! I will try the Nevr-Dull. I have been in the woods of northern Maine for the last week, so my thimble will surely need polishing. Thanks again for the great tips!



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