Saturday, December 07, 2019

A special time...

I wish I could bake like I used to, now I am in the age group that can gain weight by just looking at food, or so it seems.  These little lassies do appear to be a little plump themselves, don't they!

The advertisements to buy for Christmas  miss the blessings.  When Christ came to earth to be our Savior,  there is nothing that can compare with that. God is love!  Peace on earth, good will to men.

Hubby just got our old faithful Christmas tree down from the attic at my request.  It looks like a lovely sunny day outside, but it will be chilly with a 'bite' I think.

I have been watching reruns of The Great British Baking Show....and never tire of watching it. That program is so beautifully done and the bakers are brave souls to be there, giving the challenges their best bakes.

And isn't it something nice to enjoy a treat from the bake shop (or something baked at home).  What is your favorite?  My favorite is definitely 'lady locks' or creme horns as some call them.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

It's almost here...

Happy Thanksgiving.....I have yet to turn my mind to preparing for this special day.  I'd better hurry and plan our menu.  Delicious but simple will do just fine for me.   'It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.' Lamentations 3:22-23   I am thankful.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

I have been remiss with posting and when I did try to post just now....I was locked out of my blog. I have a harder time with passwords now that I am old...ahh, older. Go figure!  Did anyone get the 'Willard' newsletter from Susan Branch? It was very nice.

Saturday, November 02, 2019


The contrast between the russet colors of the oak tree and the frosty slope of the yard was so beautiful with the sun lighting everything up,  I just had to take a picture.  I forgot the beauty winter brings! To God be the glory, great things he hath done...Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Something special...

Isn't this doily a beauty! I have a small wicker chest filled with doilys' and runners that I have found at thrift stores.  A few I crocheted myself...way back when. Ruffled doilys and pineapple patterns were my very favorites.  I still have some of the vintage direction booklets, and wonder now where I got the 'get up & go' to not only stick with the pattern but to finish so many. =)  Being in my 20's may have had something to do with it!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Making things pretty..

I used to love collages, looking at them and making them.  Then to give them a watercolor effect with an app. I wanted to post about tablecloths and my love of them. But. The computer refused to transfer my picture from my phone to the blog. I have no idea why.

Other things beautiful just now are the gorgeous leaves.  Such a beautiful fall.  I can't imagine what the people in CA are going through with all the fires and loss!

Monday, October 14, 2019

I really need to get back to knitting. Today I spent several hours putting summer clothes away and getting the winter things out. I'm glad that's done now.  Its been a beautiful day, lots of sunshine which makes me happy and more productive than gloomy overcast days. Maybe I can get knitting now.  A little anyway.  That is a knit doily in the don't come across those very often!