Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
If she lived down the road from me, we would be best buds!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Well, the big night finally came! Over to Ortonville and Java Jewel's for the Winter Art Show. What a wonderful evening! Most of the artists were in attendance and it was so much fun to get to meet and visit with all of them. They are extremely talented!!! And i do mean EXTREMELY!
As you can see there was everything from acrylics, water color and photography to quilting and fiber art.
Local writer, John Salls, read an excerpt from his new novel and graciously signed every book!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Yes! My new friend, Erlys, and I ventured over to Benson, MN to visit Diane at Swift Weavers. We spent a wonderful afternoon learning all about the looming experience. Above is Erlys working on her beautiful wall hanging.
Here is my table runner complete with buttons that were left on the recycled garments that were cut up to make this wonderful creation. I love the fact that it is the ultimate in recycling! I remember growing up we had woven rugs like this made of old denim and i swear, they NEVER wear out!
Here i am at my loom. I need lipstick or blush or something.....
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
2 lg. chicken breasts, cut and browned in yer pan
2 10-oz. bags frozen veggies, (broccoli,carrots & cauliflower), cooked and drained
2 cans cream of chicken soup
3/4 c. mayo (not Miracle Whip)
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 c. shredded cheddar
1c. seasoned bread crumbs
2 Tsp. butter
Put your cooked veggies in a 9x13. layer the chicken on top. Mix your soup, mayo, and lemon juice. Pour over top. sprinkle cheese on next. in another small bowl melt the butter and mix in bread crumbs. sprinkle on top. bake at 350 degrees for 40 min. Then try not to eat the whole pan. :)
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
I love this one because most days i can relate.....Hysteria...it's an acquired taste.
How delightfully rich is one's mind, when doused in hope and left overnight to seed. You can find many more of Susan's works here. Enjoy!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Ever made Cranberry Pie? Me neither. Sounds kinda good. May have to give it a try for Thanksgiving. Sounds festive, don't you agree? If it turns out you can bet i will share the recipe with you!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I must have a very comfortable and warm home according to Mary! I do need to get this cleaned off today. soon there will be no place to set my coffee. Heaven forbid....hang on, i think i need a warm up.
Monday, October 18, 2010
And, now she tells me there is another one. Lord have mercy!!! Honestly, why doesn't anyone in the good old US of A have cute patterns like this? i certainly can't find them.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this tree! It is a Salix Rigida or 'American McKay'. The sign said it was useful for making baskets. I really don't want to make a basket (already done that, not my calling), but i do want to plant one of these at my farm. Problem is: I don't have a farm. A girl can dream can't she??? i have this whole list of trees and shrubs and vines and bushes that will be on my farm. Just as soon as i get one....
Pampas Grass (spelling?) by the fountain. I tell ya, the pathways here are gorgeous! You simply have to visit if you are up in the area.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
There are some "real" leaves on it too. Leaves on leaves....
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I try to use multi-seasonal items in my displays. For instance, the red apples might show up in a Christmas display. Or, the blue and clear canning jars may be included in a July 4th corner. That way i get lots of different looks with some of the same items. That may lead one to think i don't need as much "stuff". Oh, how wrong one might be....
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Sister Baby's Buttermilk Pie
1 pie crust (mine comes from the store)
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 Tbsp. flour
1 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp finely shredded orange peel
Beat sugar, butter and eggs until well combined. Beat in flour, then buttermilk and vanilla til well mixed. Stir in orange peel. Pour filling into the pie crust. Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the filling is set around the edges and the center still has a little wiggle to it. Cool before serving. Store in fridge.
Side note- while very tasty, this isn't my favorite. Does anyone wanna guess what kind of pie is my favorite? Leave me a comment with your guess and let me know what your favorite is and i will pick a random winner on Oct. 14th. I'll send that winner a little something from yesterdays blog!