Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Our season

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. ~Ecclesiastes 3:1
And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.
~Ezekiel 34:26 
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. ~Galatians 6:9

Friday, February 18, 2011

Somebunny loves you

Penny is at it again. Meet Sebastain. He is an adorable Lilac French Angora. Just a few months old. And too precious! I would love to have an English Angora, like her Sunny bunny, but am afraid I wouldn't be able to take care of it. Some days I cannot take of Toby, Timmy and me. Let alone another dependent. But they are just so doggone stinkin' cute! So yes, I have bunny envy. We are doing two fiber shows in April. And oh my! There will be so many bunnies who will be calling my name.... Mark would be giddy. He had rabbits as a kid, raised them for 4-H. He is pushing for one. Will I give in to peer pressure at 48? Yikes!
Speaking of precious. I am getting in to making the teddy bear hats. Someone asked about the patterns for my hats. They are all my own design.

Loving the warmer temps still. Especially the part of not hearing my furnace run!! Our gas bills have not been good. Not good at all. I know we are not alone. Everyone else is saying the same thing. I walked around outside today looking for green shoots of spring flowers. Nothing yet. But soon, soon. :o) God is good like that. Be blessed everyone.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Facebook page for my Etsy shoppe

This is something new I have started. A fan page on Facebook for The Country Cellar Etsy shoppe. I am not doing it to sound "too big for my britches". But honestly I am trying to promote my Etsy shoppe and help sell my goodies. If you get a chance to stop by and become a fan, I would appreciate it. I need 25 fans to get a good start with FB. This is their rules. Am hoping it will give me more exposure as I fill the "shelves" of my shoppe. :o)
Oh my lands (that is for you Michelle). The sunshine was gorgeous today. I mean seriously, thank you Jesus! We have needed these warmer temps too. Our gas meter needs a rest don't you know! And I imagine your heating source does too. Even if it is you having to toss another log on the fire. The furnace has hardlly ran at all today. I baked an orange cake and then left the door on the oven open afterward to keep the warmth in the kitchen and it was almost too warm. Usually I would be crawling into the oven to absorb all the heat I could into my cold body. You would think I was depressed and had just read a crazy Danielle Steele novel! hahahaha Not today though. Oh and that cake. So simple. It is just a box yellow cake mix. I substituted melted butter for the oil and added a bit of applesauce, the zest of a orange and the juice too. Am going to make cream cheese frosting for it. I was just in the mood for something refreshing. 
Hope your weekend is sweet!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Baby bear hat

 I thought this one was fun. Made from soft cotton yarn. More pics on Etsy. I am working on uploading more hats to the shoppe. It is time consuming!
We have had blessed sunshine the past two days! I am so very thankful. Today I have felt much better too. The doctor's office called me yesterday and said I am still testing positive for viral pneumonia, the 4th week. The only things I have accomplished has been keeping the bare basics of housework done (hubby always runs the sweeper) and my crocheting. But I guess that is enough. My current food favorites are soups, nutty bread toast with Nutella and fruit juice popsicles. Hope the sun is shining on you today! Be blessed.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Comfort food and hooky time

 Chicken and brown rice soup with carrots and celery. I made this for Penny and I and chili for Mark. It is just a soup time for us. Easy to swallow and warm in the tummy.
 Of course, I have been having some hooky time. Must have my hooky time. The photo above, is the unfelted bag. I used Patons Wool and a 5.5 (I) hook to create this felted granny square bag. I was so surprised how much it shrank. You honestly just do not ever know how felted projects will turn out. Part of the fun of it. The unfelted base was 18-inches square. It felted out to 10 1/2-inches! I had thought I would need to make a lining for it, but nope. It is dense enough to be nice without one. The pattern is just the most basic of granny square. I added 4 rounds of single crochet around the top before I did the handle. I always attached my handles before felting. I like the seamless look of it and knowing they will not come unattached, no matter the weight inside the bag. Will take it to the wool shows we will be vendoring at in April. Did you happen to notice the buttons on the sidebar? Penny and I will be at Greencastle and Charlestown both in April. And Farmer's Market will be starting mid-May.
 I had this great red button in my stash already which was a plus.
These are the cuties on my counter. All three were gifted to me. :o) And then there is Dollface Laura's sweet Valentine. Just a cheery spot when you come in the back door (which is my front door...you know they say back door friends are best). Can you see the cookbook peeking out of the basket? That was gifted to me by a co-worker of Mark's who knew I loved me some raggedies a couple years ago. I love cookbooks. Shame I don't actually cook....

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Me and mine

We are family! Us girls and our mommy. It was her birthday and she wanted a new pic taken with her daughters. Love my family.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

January recap

This month has kinda sorta stunk. Like a skunk. Even cute ones stink. Just sayin.
I have had pleurisy, pneumonia, strep throat and kidney infection all currently and in the past 15 days. And Penny is sick. Both my kids are sick. Deb's lil grandsugar Jaidy has been sick and Mark has been not been feeling too great. Our house is the one with the big quarantine sign on the roof and door.
And then I got this in the mail yesterday from that dollface Miss Laura. Aaaaah if only you could see and touch it. Perfection. The tiniest of stitches. The softest wool. Love that girl. 
“Good friends are like stars.... You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.”