Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Blogger problem..

Amidst the Christmas blessings,  Blogger has done something? to lock me out of my blog.  I'm clueless as to why.  It doesn't ask for my password or anything.  Just as my blog loads....it is replaced quickly with a blog advertisement of some sort.  Same thing repeatedly.  Is anyone else having this problem?  I sure would like to know how I can correct the problem.  The Apple app store  loads but won't allow me to  download a thing.  I can read my mail...but all links are dead.   What can I do I'm wondering.  I managed to rapidly click on my header and got here....but it wasn't easy.   Any ideas?

Our family will be together next week for Christmas....I'm so glad. I wish you a Blessed Christmas!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Things that caught my eye...

 Isn't this type of kale beautiful?  I've never seen it before but I think I like it better than the all-green variety.  The stems are edible so it is quicker to prepare.  Dice half an onion, saute a minute or two...pour into the same skillet about approx. 1/3 cup raspberry salad dressing....a handful of craisins and let it steam for 4 minutes.  Still very chewy and loaded with vitamins.


 This tea set I positively fell in love with.  It is like looking at sunshine .We were at the mall and I could hardly tear myself away from the window. I have one vintage yellow teacup that shows its age....made it Austria.  But this....wow!


 While waiting to get a loaf of bread sliced....I admired these yummy,  bright colored donuts.  This bakery is over the top delicious with their baked goods.  Can't look at these to long....they weaken one's resolve to be good and eat  healthy....haha.


This is what we bought to take to our Church Christmas potluck...along with a ham and corn  pudding. I had a tiny piece of the German Chocolate....which is my absolute favorite!  The chocolate icing was to die for delicious!  every bite!  And back to reality...a bag of also delicious pears,  which spell...healthy + delicious!

I have been wrapping gifts and doing some sewing....just a bit.  Getting ready for Christmas like you are I think.  I am also reading a book called 'The Remember Box' by Patricia Sprinkle.  Its written in first person, which I've always liked for some reason.  It looks like a groggy...foggy morning here, but I'm looking forward to a good day.

'O  God, thou art my God....early will I seek thee'.  Psalm 63:1  (I think).

Sunday, December 07, 2014

So much to do, so little time!  My apology to anyone that noticed! the Art Museum scene in the movie I recommended....'All I Want for Christmas'.   I completely forgot about that painting of the nude lady.  Oh my,  I'm sorry!

We enjoyed the beautiful sunshine today....after a very overcast and gloomy last few days it was like pure gold to see the sunshine streaming through the windows and brightening the world, indoors and out.  How we missed the sun.

Must rest now and get ready for Choir Practise. Have a blessed Lord's Day!

Psalm 3:3 'But thou O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up  of mine head.'  O how true!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Rainy days....filled with pleasure.

 The Christmas tree is down from the attic and  partially assembled.  I try not to be overwhelmed with all there is to do.  It IS a wonderful time of the year!  To have a Saviour who created us and redeemed each one of  us is truly.....'an unspeakable gift'.  Yes, it is a most wonderful time of the year!


I no longer bake cookies.....way to tempting to eat too many!  But this picture is adorable. Although,  I still do wear aprons, and try to keep a small Christmas tree in the kitchen.  This  year's little tree is already up and being enjoyed.


Although we haven't had much snow....YET....I love the purity of snow....blanketing all the world,  (my world anyway) with beauty.  Every tree trunk and tree branch wearing coats of glittering diamonds, or so it seems to me.   Love it.  Well, except for hazardous roadways and such.  There is always sad news and a lot of it,  so, to me.... it is encouraging to take note of the blessings.  Yes....even necessary.

Psalm 5:11  ' But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice; let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Come ye thankful people come...We are a comin.

 Happy Thanksgiving!  Don't you love vintage greetings?  I do. I bought a CD of these years ago and still enjoy them.  Hubby has a turkey breast in the oven and has prepared the cranberries and potatoes also.  Where did I find such a man?  From my Lord....=)  I remember kneeling by my bed at about age 18 praying for a mate...one whom I could love and trust.  God answered that prayer richly.   I am so blessed!

 Ahh, the art of making pie crust.  I cannot make bread but pie crust I can do.  1/3 cup of shortening to a cup of flour.....a tablespoon or two of water and there you are.  Pie crust.  (if I remember right)

We are a comin.  How sweet!  Wouldn't children love to drive turkeys to Thanksgiving Towne.


Wishing you most specially a wonderful Thanksgiving day....filled with rich blessings.  Just to know and have the Lord as  Saviour is the richest blessing of all.

'O come, let us sing unto the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the  rock of our salvation.  Let us come before his presence with Thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 'Psalm 95:1-3

'For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today if ye will hear his voice,  harden not your heart'  Psalm 95:7 &8  Now lets go have a wonderful day & week!

Monday, November 17, 2014

All kinds of good things...

 Oh boy, are these muffins good!  Only thing is.....they are the Queen of fattening.  And at my age, I must sometimes not eat goodies.  I'm trying to lose 8 lbs. but just started today....haha.


Hubby got us these beautiful flowers and our grandson sent me this special tea bag holder he made in school on Grandparents Day.  


I feel like making all my pictures extra large today.  Hey look,  you can see the cabbage leaf design on the vintage salad bowl!  We bought this bowl for under $5. at my favorite thrift store.  And....found that 3 lb. of peanuts fills it beautifully.  They don't attract fruit flies,  or go moldy, or need covered with foil to keep.  So I get to enjoy the large bowl,  and it is fun to look at beside the gourd our garden gallantly gave us as a freebie.  And these are along side the castle cookie jar I bought when I was about 15 years old, paying the store manager 50 cents a week.  What a hoot!  I must have been kind of cute for them to agree to that.  But eventually I got it paid for and here it is...51 years later.  Praise the Lord!  I'm amazed  it is still here in one piece.

 I bought a Paul Detleftson print the same way when I was a little older...like when I had a first job. When it was  paid off,  my Dad went to pick it up with the car....and would you believe?? he decided he liked a different print by Paul D. better, and brought it home and hung it up.  I must have finally got up the nerve to protest because he took it back and exchanged it for the one I had paid for.  My lands!! He was ornery to say the least.

I'm sorry its taken me so long to update my blog.  I hadn't realized time was going by so fast!  My sewing machine has broken and I jokingly went to Good Will and told honey I'd call him in if I found a $10 machine.  AND I did!   an old Singer ...pretty color..yellow and white...but with no foot pedal.  And the foot pedal works by air coming through the hose to it.  Did you ever?

We ordered said foot pedal from ebay.  $19. ouch.  Paid $9. for the Singer (thanks to senior discount).  My Huskavarna will go to the shop in December....and hopefully the Singer will sing to me while finishing the snap bags for the donations I've promised to make.  Hope so!

Hope your day is blessed by the Lord,  I know he delights in those who love him back.

Psalms 3:3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

 My Ryrie study Bible has a footnote that says says the word 'blessed'  in the Hebrew means 'Oh, how very happy!'    Don't you just love that?  Hope you are having a beautiful day.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

 Home is the best place in the world to relax.  The small chair pictured above belonged to my Grandmother long ago.  My Mom said NO one sat in her Mums chair!  Mom tells the story that one time when her Mother had gone somewhere,  the girls, all 4 of them...decided to bake biscuits.  Their Mother came  home unexpectedly and  when they realized she was coming...chucked the biscuits into a laundry hamper.  They still got what for.....I miss those stories she used to tell.  I miss her too.

I've been using little quilts on the coffee table and love them.  The mismatched socks were bought that way...for fun!  The pocket purse was made by a weaver in SC.  And,   I love miniature twig chairs.  Appreciation is a good thing,  even though the day comes when some things must find new homes.  Not yet!


 I'd make every picture extra large if I wasn't afraid blogger would cut me off =(.  I don't like it to overlap the scripture portion though.  Here is the little tea set with translucent 'eyes' you can see light through when you lift the tiny cup to drink.  I keep it busy lately with sweet tea.


I broke this little guys' sweetheart.  The glue didn't hold her together so she is just laying around lately.  Isn't the red Fiesta ware bowl a pretty red!  And I'm loving their new color 'Poppy'.  (new to me...)  Colors are so beautiful everywhere they are.

 Wishing you a blessed Sunday!

'The spacious firmament on high,   with all the blue ethereal sky,   And spangled heavens, a shining frame,

Their great Original proclaim.   The unwearied sun, from day to day,   Does his Creator's power display,

And publishes to every land....The work  of an Almighty hand.'       Joseph Addison 1672-1719