Sunday, March 1, 2015


I won an amazing gift from Brenda at The Rusty Thimble.

Is this not the sweetest bunny you have ever seen! Her little feet are square nails! I just love everything about her. I hope you go and visit Brenda and see her amazing creations.

Now look at that face how can you not love that face!
Yep Miss B came for an over night and we gave her the royal treatment. We ended the day with ice cream, chocolate ice cream with lots of rainbow sprinkles. 

She loves to visit the fire station with pepe.  

Saturday I got out with a friend for a bit of snow shoeing. Holy snow shoes! am I out of shape. All those whoopie pies and sitting around came back to haunt me. Yikes!

Saturday night we headed to a little pub in a very tiny town that we had heard lots of really great things about. It did not disappoint,live music great food and drinks and bumping into people we knew. 

Sunday afternoon husband and I strap on the snow shoes and take off on a very easy hike into the water fall that is frozen solid.

And he too feels this cold snowy winter did us in with a little help from me and baking goodies all the time. We made promises to get moving and try for more fruit. That being said.....

king Arthur Flour has a new quarterly magazine and I had to have ! I will let you know how it is I haven't cracked the cover yet.

And last but not least girls night was this week  this was my first one in months. I had some puff pastry and 2 apples, 2 tab of rasins, and 2 tab of slivered almonds, some cinnamon and a couple of tablespoons of sugar and you get this. so yummy and not to sweet. 
It was a hit I didn't bring any home.
Happy March!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Take A Walk With Me...

This dirt road runs behind our property. It is a very sweet road and not traveled much this time of year.

It has been declared a scenic road, you only have to look around to know that.

A very sweet field that is filled with cattle in the summer.
When my daughter was little they went sledding in this field.

It is a beautiful winter day we haven't had enough of these this winter. It feels so good to get out and stretch my legs.

This was the front page of our Sunday paper,I love it! I love that modern science can not out predict the good old farmers almanac.

Because as any farmer will tell you that the almanac is most usually right! (yep in the bathroom)
Husband and I had something very weird happen last night. 
We both had the same dream. Now not exactly but it had the same theme. Someone stealing our car. Our car is older and nothing that anyone would want to steal and not really something I ever think about.  So what do you think about this? What could it mean?

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Seeing Red

This was a good week to use my crock pot. My mom gave me this when I got married and it is still a work horse. Pork roast with potatoes, onions, and carrots. It always does my heart good to come home to dinner and the house smelling delicious.

This time article was about cooking at home. I know we do not go
out any where near as much as we use to. It is cheaper and I believe that if families sat down to dinner a few times a week families would be stronger. Ok I am off my soap box :)

I had a few requests for my whoopie pie recipe. this is an old recipe I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I make them small and bake them about 5-6 minutes.
(click on the picture to make it bigger)

As I have mentioned before I am cleaning out my wool closet.
This is a pile of red skirts that will be taken apart. I am planning on posting bundles of wool for sale.

I am still working on my rug not sure I loving the big blue 
flower but I am going to leave it until I finish and then make a decision. 
It is snowing again! so should I hook the night away or....

Read the new book David got me for Valentines. I have a little old English woman living somewhere inside of me.( I sure hope it is Violet )
I have wanted this book for some time and I never buy new books. Last weekend husband was sick so no valentines gifts.
Today we went out to breakfast and hit the bookstore. Now because I have wanted this book for so long I don't want to hurry and read it.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Not snow...

Pulled out my favorite recipe for whoopie pies that I got out of the local paper where we lived the first year we were married. As you can see very well used.(and old)

Make sure I have all of the ingredients What no confectioners sugar! Off to the local little surefine grocery where you can get everything you need.
Including bird seed....

I was a stay at home mom when my daughter was little. when I picked her up at school she would smell my shirt to see if I had cooked any goodies while she was at school. and she usually guessed what I had baked. 

a nice wrap in wax paper for quick lunch box packing. 

And into the cookie jar. My daughter has the original cookie jar
that no one could sneak a cookie from with out getting caught. It is crystal so the tiniest ting and it would ring out in the kitchen telling on the goody thief such wonderful memories sighhhhhhh
One left for the cook and so yummy and I wonder why my pants are getting tight???
More snow tonight but today was sunny and 30 the best day all winter! Stay warm everyone.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

It's Not Snow Funny Anymore

While We do not have any where near the snow everyone else does. I feel it was just a correction year as we are always the ones who get the most. Not to say we do not have plenty of snow.

I have no idea why I think this is so funny but I do.
Maybe it is picturing Fred's bare feet going faster and faster.

We are in for a couple of more storms this week. I will have plenty of time to read your emails and comments on the snow;).
Stay warm.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Never Never Never Give Up.

Husband has a head cold. Now that man can go through all kinds of 
medical issues but if he gets a cold he just can't handle it and becomes completely dependent on me. So it is lots of nice tea and good food. 

I made some good for you muffins the recipe below.

and a big pot of beef stew. He is full and warm so I haven't heard from him in a bit. It must of worked;)

Yes we had another snow day at work this week, with lots of down time I took my needle punch with me. I have no idea what I am doing wrong but 4 stitches go in 2 come out, but I will never give up.
And yes there is more snow on the way for this weekend. :(

Last but not least I have been slowly working on my rug.
I have changed a couple of things to my taste.

Since Valentines is this weekend I will close with a love quote.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


A few more pictures from the hook in last week

These are purses and so sweet I have made a couple of purses in my time and always got compliment when I used them. 

this piece was sculptured and just beautiful

Since I was home for the day I pulled out one of my large plastic
storage bins and took apart a few of the many many skirts I have.
I will have to live to be 200 to use up all the recycled wool I have.
Thinking I may sell some of them. 

I have been hooking a little and I really like how it is coming along.

At the end of the summer this past year I brought in my rosemary plant.
Usually I can never winter them over but this year it seems very happy in this window it may be looking out on this and saying "I am so happy to be inside" 

Yes more snow..

And more snow! we are in the middle of a two day snow storm that will end Tuesday leaving a foot plus behind. Because of the storm we didn't get to see Miss B today. Knowing the snow was coming after I went to a family baby shower I drove up to see them. It was so good to see her we fit a lot in in 2 hours. She reminded me she was four and I told her that she had grown to fast and there would no more growing for now. She got a sad look on her face and said "Gramie I want to go to school." Oh how I love that little Miss B! 

I am patiently waiting for Downton Abbey husband and I are having a cup of tea getting ready!
Stay warm everyone!