Sunday, August 30, 2009

My silly fur babies

Toby and Timmy sharing bonies! Timmy is growing up very confused I am thinking~! He is always munching away on Toby's multitude of bonie pieces.

This is my version of kitty jail/time out. When he simply will not leave poor Lydia alone. Into the clothes basket he goes! Lydia tries to jump on top of it, but bless her heart, she is not doing well. I know she just wants to make sure he cannot get out. I am constantly telling him "You better be good. Jesus is watching you." He is simply a lil' stinker!
As to Nutella, it is a hazelnut and cocoa mixture. And delish. You must, you must, try it ASAP. I got several comments about it.

Loving these cooler temps. I have been praying for those in California battling the fires. I cannot imagine that fear. God bless those firefighters and those in the line of danger. Including all the animals and their habitats.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A free pattern, a new love and a reminder

Don't forget about THIS post! The drawing with be the 31st!

Did you see my new freebie pattern for the snowman tape measure? It is HERE.

NUTELLA! Oh my goodness! Is there anything better? I cannot imagine so! I skip the middle man (bread) and eat it straight from the jar. yuuummmmm

Resting a bit today and then housework. I have a short list. Do you work by a list? I do sometimes. Makes me feel I have accomplished something if I see it marked off on paper. Plus help remind me what to do in case I get distracted.

I am finishing up a couple projects for my craft show this Saturday. And then the pricing and packing up for that. Hope to be done tomorrow night and just have the tweeking left. We will see. Best laid plans you know.....

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A pressie and a prize

My dear, sweet and loving daughter gave me this. I know she loves me and is thinking of her poor ole mom. But it totally cracked me up still. What do you think she is telling me??? Now if they only made an all-over body version they sold cheap and by the 50 gallon barrel! :o)

And I won a blog drawing at sweet Peggy's house! Woot for me!! Thank you Peggy.

I am loving the cooler temps here in southern Indiana!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


"Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD."
Psalm 27:14 (King James Version)

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful."
Hebrews 10:23 (New King James Version)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Some Raggedy love

These lil' misses have been done for a few days. Getting ready for a show next weekend. The one on the right has grunged red jingle bells tied in her hair. Ricketyrack and cotton yarn for the others. The wall hanging is a siggy quilt my retreat friends made for me several years ago. It hangs in my playhouse above my cutting table. I treasure it!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blackberry Jelly

Lots of work, but so worth it. Now I remember why I haven't made it in over 20 years! These are tame blackberries my mom picks for me from their backyard. It takes alot of berries to make the 4 cups of juice needed. I use SureJell Certo as the fruit pectin. All eleven pints "pinged". I was so worried! Now I plan on making apple and grape from organic juice. No using a sieve for those! Cuts the work in half. If I can get some hot peppers from my cousin I want to make pepper jelly. This is so good to pour over a block of softened cream cheese and eat with crackers. I haven't made it before, but it looks easy enough. I have had the store bought kind. Homemade has to be better right? :o)
My friends, Peggy and Michelle are both having give-a-ways. Hop on over!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

If Dr. Seuss says it, it must be so.

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It is finished and all uploaded!

I know you all are tired of hearing about this....but wooooooot for me. :o)

And here is a lil something for you for putting up with my whining.

Post about "The Country Cellar" on your blog. You can even use the mini banner pic below. Then leave a comment letting me know, on my blog through August 31st. I will have a special drawing just from these comments on September 1st. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate (and I will pay the shipping costs.)

Now back to our regularly scheduled program. Did I tell you I am doing a local craft show late August? Gotta get out to my playhouse now and make some new goodies to share. I have enjoyed in a twisted sister kinda way, doing the html and remaking my site. But I have also missed sewing and painting. Right now I have 5 dolls who are basically dressed but without hair, faces or other embellishments. First on the to-do list. And I have to get a blog background. Not loving this white. Got THAT done. Right after I get a very good rest! :o)

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Getting closer...

I have been working on my website continusouly it seems one way or the other the past week. I have even been dreaming about it. LOL Sad huh? The Grand Reopening Party is scheduled for this coming Wednesday. I am calling it a party instead of an open house cause there are gifts involved. LOL AND there will be something special for all you bloggers. Hope you get a chance to stop by. If for no other reason than to grab the new free patterns :o)

Summer has finally found Indiana. I liked it better when we were missing!! I am just saying.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

If you wanna know what I am doing...

head on over here. Sigh...this was not by choice either LET ME TELL ya. The upside is that I will be having a partay when it is completed. With goodies and sales. Hey, we all like a good partay right? And I will be having the website on a thumbdrive when it is completed. My good ole Frontpage let me down.

And I have to change this background. It isnt a good reading one I know.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Yummy for the tummy

Swiss steak with parsley dumplings. I browned round steak pieces in hot oil on both sides. Added one package of my recently frozen tomatoes/green peppers. Cooked covered for 1 1/2 hours on medium low temp. The dumplings are just 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoon of baking powder, a dash of salt and dried parsley flakes. Add enough milk to make them the right texture to spoon out. I dropped them by heaping teaspoon on top of the steak mixture ( I made sure there was enough liquid in the pan by adding some water and letting it come to a boil first. You can not add liquid after the dumplings are in the pan.). Left them alone for about 20 minutes. They were just as good reheated today. The pic is of Mark's plate. I just ate the swiss steak and some green beans with no potatoes. And to make this all the better, the local grocery had the round steak for $1.79 a pound! We never buy steak or even hamburger too often. We are a white meat family. But glory! For this price, we are red meat eaters for 4 packages. LOL

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."

~C. S. Lewis