Friday, September 20, 2019

Food on Friday: Blueberry Gateau

We baked a Blueberry Gateau on the last birthday weekend~ and ate it all up yum!  
Follow the link for the recipe:

little quilt project (for sale too)

I whipped up  2 little quilts-- they are 18 1/2" by 23 1/2" -- so a good size for dolls & teddies OR a car seat blanket!   Do you know a little girl who would like one?  =)
(All new materials, Cotton exterior. $15 local pickup or $20 shipped.)

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

"Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved."

 "Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies."

Psalm 62:1-2 and Psalm 60:11-12 


Saturday, September 14, 2019

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Crochet Fun~ round 3

 I made four more little birds, and all sold~ thanks friends!!!  =)

I just love it when folks love what I make as much as I do:

"Bella has been playing with it.
She is calling it both bluebird
and little Robin red breast."
"The little chickadees 
found their momma!"

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

My Dog Emmet

Sometimes we take "selfies" together- not always easy, using a flip phone...

Sometimes, I find that Emmet took his own selfies without me, the silly boy.  
He is concerned that I don't take enough pictures of him, so that's why he takes them of himself.   So I'll remember him when he is gone, he says...(I'm not sure that I'm buying that, lol!)

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Summer Of No Pants 2019 (post 1)

~How about silly pictures this time???  =)
~Cotton  print- they whole time I was thinking "This print would be lovely in rayon!" 
~The fabric is the last piece that Mom bought me at Hancock's before they closed their doors.  We intended to use a new pattern: a vintage, square-necked dress...but that's not what ended up happening.  (we bought it the day Hannah, Mom & I went dress shopping for Sarah's wedding)
~I used my go-to pattern, the retired Simplicity #8071
~Because brother Benjamin fusses that my dresses tend to have ties, this one has a loose belt.  I'm not sure if I like it...ties are just SO practical, so forgiving: you can gain or lose a few pounds with no fit problems...if the dress has a belt or waist...welll...not so forgiving. =/    We will have to wait and see.
~The zipper is a invisible zipper, set in the back. 

*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 did have a Google+ group, but it has been sad!)
To learn more about SONP, please visit  
and put  Summer Of No Pants in the search'll be fun!  =)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Dr Wayne Dyer - The Power Of Forgiveness

"Forgiveness is the fragrance 
that the violet sheds on the heel 
that has crushed it."
Mark Twain 

We watched Dr. Wayne Dyer on an old PBS show over the last 2 weeks- his last point was on forgiveness-- it was really good.  This clip I found is not the same, but then it is hard to say the same thing every time you speak on a subject even if you wished to.   I hope you find it as thought provoking as we did.

Listen below or HERE:

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

one thing I've learned

One thing that I have learned in all "this" life mess is the importance of reaching out.

Of saying things like "I miss seeing you around",  "I thought that I'd see you the other day, but I did not",  "I'm praying for you",  "I don't know what's up, but I want you to know...(I miss/love/praying/thinking of you, etc)..."

I know that this is something that we all try to do (don't we?)  But I realize looking back, that I was not as good as I thought I was.  Not as good a friend as I thought that I was.

When you wake up and realize that you have missed out on a lot of events (not all happy- but still), and NOT ONE SOUL missed you at half of them,  and that you are very thankful that ONE SOUL missed your attending the other half....well, it makes you more determined to remember others. =)

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Trust... not necessarily an easy thing to do.  It is easy to say, but not so much to do. Some days I'm finding it hard-  to learn more fully what it means to truly let go and let God. To live life with open hands & heart.

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.  Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.."  Isaiah 26:3-4

(Sermon by Andrew Quigley only 38 minutes long!)

"Wait on the Lord" Psalm 27:14 
(28 minute long sermon by Carl Haak)

"Trust Him, not him." applies to everyone- husbands, dads, family & friends- men & woman everywhere.
Take note if anyone takes offense at the statement.  If they do, that says a lot.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Crochet Fun~ round 2

This is the Baby Rattle I made for Kimberly, the nice pregnant lady who works at ALD!
I was trying to make a snake, but that was NOT working, so I invented a rattle.  I started with a bird "Wing", moved on to the "Beak" for a while to complete the handle, then switched to the bear's "Muzzle" and when I thought that it was round & tall enough, I reversed the "Muzzle, stuffed it and closed it up! (with a bell inside!)  
~~This was very fun to make~~

Can you tell I used  techniques from Stacey Trock's Woodland Animals (DVD)???

"With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. 
With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt."  
 ~Zig Ziglar

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Good thoughts & advice...3

...from a surprising source...Aunt Laura.  Mom and I were astonished that she shared it with us, but were encouraged by it!  =)   I think that it is VERY true.  What do you think?

 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, 
thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you."
Jeremiah 29:11-12

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

Musical Monday: "I Will Survive" Gloria Gaynor

This is a GREAT tune to dance too...Or just belt it out!  
I decided that you can't do both...
....or at least I can't.  

I don't have the lungs or stamina for that, LOL!!!   
If you can sing & dance to it: LET ME KNOW!  =)

Listen HERE or below: