Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Simply sweet...

What is it about old-fashioned things that draw us?  The holidays have so many special things...I remember the fruit box Mom would make.... simply covering an  ordinary box with Christmas wrap and filling it with fruit.  And I still make her recipe of dates stuffed with walnut pieces and dipped in sugar, yum.  And  the sugar cookie recipe a friend gave me that was 100 years old. Hey, I'm beginning to sound like Gladys Tabor, how nice is that! She loved 'home' and everything about it.

Sunday, December 10, 2017


We have not been baking much, but I know many ladies are baking lots of good things. One of my friends will be baking over 40 different kinds of cookies!

My cataract surgery went wonderfully.  How thankful I am to God for this.  It will be a week Tuesday since I had my cataract removed,  and I never knew a moment's worry.  (at the surgery, before it...yes, I did worry lol)... I will have the other eye done at a later date, since it is not ready yet. Tomorrow I have another check-up and hope for good news each time. All the drops you have to put in your eye 4 times a day are inconvenient,  but my husband has gotten good at being my nurse.

They say the surgery only takes about 15 or 20 minutes total, and a couple of days to get the anesthetic out of your system.  Though,  Amazon dot says it takes about 30 days to completely heal your eye. That sounds reasonable.

We did get our tree up...yay!  And are working on Christmas cards, little by little.  When I was at the craft fair last week, I bought some German paper-cutting ornaments for the tree.  I'll have to post a picture of one, they are delightful!

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Christmas, O Holy Night..

What a precious gift is ours by faith in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour.  John 3:16  'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish but  have everlasting life.'

 This has been a busy day and fun.   We toured a historical local house.....decorated for Christmas and a craft sale across the road from it.  There was a mother and daughter playing duets on their harps in the house.  The outdoor kitchen had a huge fireplace with a crackling hot fire in it, and a big cauldren of hot cider for all visitors.

The harpist was so sweet....she wants to get together with me and play cello & harp duets.  This coming week I have my cataract surgery.  I've heard all kinds of stories, good and bad. I'm praying my story will be a good one.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Its a bit early yet, but the more we get done the better.  I never knew a month to be so busy with Dr. appointments. Its a sunny day though...and that is such a blessing. I simply am not worth much energy wise on overcast, dreary days. I'm so tempted to start a jigsaw puzzle!  But...I am cleaning house and then working on an embroidered snowman pillow that I bought the pattern for about...maybe 2 or 3 years ago.  The snowmen don't know that though.  and....I'm enjoying doing the embroidery.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Is it really?

Getting close to Christmas time?  We had a very special Thanksgiving. Our Son was able to come home for a few days.  Now, the tree is down from the attic....waiting on us old folks to get the energy to assemble its various layers.  I do love to enjoy our Christmas tree when it is all done up with old-fashioned lights, multi-colored for me please. What does this Card say? I'm thinking...something like 'Happy Christmas'.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

What a sweet vintage post card.  Whimsical and sweet.  Thank the Lord for all his blessings to us.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Back to Back Challenge - Winners 2013

Waiting list reading..

It is so enjoyable to go to book sales,  and the prices are so good to go with.  My home library is overflowing...just the way I like it.  Right now though,  I am enjoying an old-fashioned audio book with Libivox readers whilst I do another jigsaw puzzle.

Also am enjoying 'Slow tv', via Netflix.  It is so interesting to watch these women knit and spin, in a sheep to sweater competition. Have a look?