Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sophie's trip to San Antonio January 2013 part 1

We left very early in the morning- by bus!

It was funny to drive next to a hay truck~

We saw the Texas Capitol building, and the skyline of Austin.

Our destination has been reached!

First stop: late lunch/early dinner at Schilo's.
I did not think that the food was as good as all the hype made it sound.
Would I go again? No, probably not.

These signs were in all the local buses/trolleys...
...for some reason, they made me laugh.

Sophie wanted her picture with a "real" soldier. Mr. Soldier was happy to oblige her.

~3 Generations~

Sophie ghost hunting.  (In memory of Mrs. Lauer)

Trolley time!

Windblown, cold & beautiful!

It was SO, SO cold!  (At least it was mostly dry!)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hankie Doodles????

Have you ever heard of Hankie Doodles???  No? - I hadn't either!  =) 
1942 DIY Fashion, "Hankie Doodles" ~

                    ~for Summer Dresses, Scarves, Hats & Purses!

Opening text:
"With a few cotton bandanna handkerchiefs from the dime store you can make these adorable summer outfits. You will find several bordered designs in red or blue that will work out wonderfully. No patterns needed."
Published in Calling All Girls magazine, July 1942, Vol. 1 No. 8

(found here on Flickr)

Friday, November 06, 2015

Food on Friday: Simple Comfort Food~ Lunch

Do you ever have one of those days that you feel you must have some comfort food?  I do, in fact, I made this lovely lunch for Mom and I last week.

1 Onion
Bacon Grease  (or Butter)
Red Pepper Flakes
Granulated Garlic 

Pre-cooked Rice  (We use Basmati cooked in Broth)
Pre-cooked Green Peas (cook them on the side, so they will be hot)
Butter (to make it saucy)

Okay, so you do not need 3 sticks of butter, but are not they pretty?  =)

Cut your onions on the small side....

Cook the Onions & spices in Bacon Grease (or Butter) until well done--having the lid on for a bit helps them to soften and sweat, and not burn.  Keep your eye on them!

By now you will have noticed that the smell is ~heavenly~  add the Peas, Rice & Butter.  Serve immediately. Mmm, mmm, good!

Happy Eating!

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Whatever Wednesday: I like to color

This picture came from a Dover coloring book.  I colored it with good colored pencils, but really, I'm just as happy to be coloring a children's coloring book with crayons!

Do you like to color?

Monday, November 02, 2015

the "Waistcoats" part 1

On our way out to visit the "Waistcoats" (Darleen Waltman "Waistcoat"s family), we stopped at a roadside stand for some farm-fresh Strawberries- they were SO good & fresh! (we took them on our Letts Lake outing)

Phillip the "Baby".

~Addie & William ~

Sophie wanted a group photo. =)

It was a long drive out to Letts Lake- a morning nap was in order!

Ready to play, but we ate lunch first!

~My pretty friend Darleen~

Darleen's Kevin

 Play time!

~My Buddy~

Addie & I

A great way to spend the afternoon!  (I was SO sore for DAYS after!)

How do you get a small child to lay on a blow-up raft?  Very carefully!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Summer Of No Pants* 2015 ~ post #8

  My telephone dress is like Post #1 (here) & #3 (here).

~I used my go-to pattern, the retired Simplicity #8071
~The fabric came from Allegro Fabrics. I bought a piece last year to make a skirt...I did not get around to it, and this year I decided that I'd rather have a thankfully they still had a few yards (on clearance), and I was able to buy more!
~I lengthened the bodice 2 1/2 inches, so I could wear a belt with it. (but I don't have to)
~I also added an extra inch of fabric to each shoulder front, and gathered it to make it match the back bodice.  (Then pinched it out in 2 pleats at the waist.)
~And I pinched out 2 more pleats, so...4 pleats total. =)
~The zipper is a regular zipper, set in the side- easier to get in and out of.

(my post about old telephones can be found HERE)  

*SONP not is officially happening this year, but I like to sew, and wear cute dresses & skirts anyway, so I'll just do my own thing....(Summer of No Pants is a Google+ group, and anyone can join & post at anytime.)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Movie Recommendation: WOODLAWN

Do you like a good Football movie? If you like the movies "Remember the Titans" or "Facing the Giants" you should go see the new movie "Woodlawn"....or wait for it to come out on DVD. =)   It is SO good, and a true story!

Whatever Wednesday: Sewing for Children 1

My little "niece" ~  how do you like the dress/top I made for her Birthday last year?  I just love this 1970's/80's pattern that my Mom has.   If I had little girls, I think that they would own a lot of these little dresses/jumpers!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday Movie: Bad Day at Black Rock - Trailer

I like a good Spencer Tracy movie. (I also like Walter Brennan.)  I like a a good Truth & Justice film....Yes, this was good one.  If you ever find a copy, I would suggest taking the time to watch it.

Embedded below is the movie trailer (or watch it here)!