Sunday, June 19, 2011

Got the tshirt!

We came. We walked. We got the tshirt. :o)
I was so very proud of mom for making the walk. She suffers from several illnesses, not the least being degenerative bone disease in her spine and shoulders. This is a horribly painful disease and makes walking and sitting very difficult. This photo is after our survivor lap. Daddy could out walk all of us. He walks his farm's hills and hollows every day. A quarter mile around a flat track was nothing for him. :o) Heather walked the caregiver lap with me. And even Miss Jaidyn walked a whole lap. Debbie and Penny were both there to support us. A big thank you to all that supported us in The Relay for Life. Cancer is a wicked thing and the cure needs to be found NOW.
Happy Father's Day Daddy! You are the best daddy to your girls. We love you! Yesterday we had our family celebration. A farmhand supper of chicken/dumplings, green beans/potatoes, buttered carrots, deviled eggs, cottage cheese and tomatoes. Pineapple cake for dessert. Simple fare is so good.
I am blessed. ~Angela

Monday, June 13, 2011

It is time!

Our Relay for Life is this Friday! You can go HERE to read my story. You will also find the donate buttons there. (hint hint HINT) I will walking the Survivors Lap with Mom and Daddy. That one lap around the track will be hard to accomplish. But we will get'r done. I have pleurisy again in both my lungs. A huge thank you to all that have supported me financially in this. I completely realize that monies are tight. No worries or pressures for anyone. Just offering you the opportunity.
I am blessed. ~Angela

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Simple Dessert Recipe

Jell-O Gelatin Dessert, Cherry, 3-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 24)
1-large box of Jello of your flavor choice (I used sugar free cherry)
3 cups boiling water
1-tub of thawed Cool Whip topping ( again, I used sugar free)
Stir together the gelatin and boiling water for at least 2 minutes. Blend in the topping. Place into a pretty clear dish for the "aaaaaaaaahhh effect". Chill until set. The mixture will separate as it chills. The bottom layer will look like regular gelatin, the second layer will be a softer milkier color, the top layer will look more like the topping. It was very refreshing and so simple. I will be making it for our Fourth of July family event. The recipe came off the side of the box by the way :o) Sorry no pic of the finished yumminess, still no camera.
I am blessed. ~Angela

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Set up at a lovely quilt show

 I received an opportunity to set up a table space at a quilt show near Evansville, IN. The show was sponsored by Quilts N Bloom. The guest speaker was the designer of Kansas Troubles fabric (sold by Moda). There was a few other vendors and a humunnnngous display of toy and salesman sample sewing machine. To. Die. For. There were prob 150-200 of them. We crammed our table and even used the skirt tail of the quilt covering the table to create a bit more display space. This is Penny's hand dyed wool yarn. So yummy.Debbie took these pics with her phone. Technology! Amazing stuff :o) The table booth was a bit rumpled up in the photos, but that was a good thing. It meant folks had been lookylooing about. Pristine means, no touching/no buying. We like messy.
 Ridiculously full table. Pincushions of several different mediums, wool covered tape measures, felted small bags and wool Teddies were the gist of it. I couple of painted goodies also.
Don't know what the smirky smile is about, but here I am with 2 hours sleep. After getting up at 5am and driving 2 hours. :o) But all good and worth it. Got to see some sweet friends (my shout out to Phyllis and Dawn), spend time with my sister Debbie who was a doll to come along and made a bit of money. Always a nice thing. Penny and Mark did the Farmer's Market for us, so we were spread out thin that day. Made us all think of the old craft show days. Our next show will be a wool show (rug hooking being the primary focus but lots of great primitive and craft vendors also) in September. I will have a 10' x 10' space there.
Just thought I would show you a bit of my day last Saturday. 
I am blessed. ~Angela

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Just a thought

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
~Teddy Roosevelt
I am working on contentment in my life. I thought this quote applied to that idea well. 
I am blessed. ~Angela