Today I am working on some projects involving the left over tie pieces from my necktie scarves.  I use every bit of the ties.

From the 2″ at the very end I use this pattern for necktie daisies. And for the piece in between I make necktie roses.  Mine are not as full as I am not using as large a piece of tie.  I use about 12″ or so depending on the length of the tie.  I also stitch the pin back directly to the flower instead of gluing.  I feel it is more secure.

And here is a recipe to share.  It is much more appetizing than its name!  Even better when warmed up the day after and topped with whipped cream and/or ice cream.

Dump Cake
Submitted by: Wilma Hull
Rated: 5 out of 5 by 66 members
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Yields: 24 servings

“This cake is just as easy as dumping ingredients in a pan.”


1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie

filling (or any pie filling)

1 (15 ounce) can crushed

pineapple (tuna can sized)

1 (18.25 ounce) package

yellow cake mix

8 ounces chopped walnuts

1/2 cup butter (1 use 1 stick of margarine)


1. In a 9×13 inch pan dump cherries and pineapple.  Do not mix. Sprinkle dry cake mix over pineapple, and cherry mixture stir until just combined. Then sprinkle walnuts over top. Drizzle top with melted butter or margarine. (I cut the stick of margarine into pats and be sure to cover the entire top as this helps to brown it.)
2. Bake in a 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 35 or 40 minutes or until golden brown.