Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Happy Wednesday

We are hotter than august right now. while I hate the humid part of it
I am not going to complain the winter will be here before we know it.
So what did I do in this heat? Well I baked a batch of cookies.
peanut butter with home made blackberry jam.

I finished my mask that I was working on this spring.
I think a pair of wings and Miss B will be one pretty butterfly for
Halloween.(The colors are much brighter in person)

And this is my ta da dump find for the week.
I hate the frame but I love the stitching. Not sure just what
I will do with it but it looks like fall for sure.
I am going to try to can  green tomato relish.
I am thinking about pickles but haven't found a recipe I think
is easy and good. Any suggestions?
My daughter will be 30 this Friday! How is that possible?
Happy Birthday!
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have
the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell


Dog Trot Farm said...

Hi Cathy, another great Ta Da find. Your cookies look delicious. 93 degrees in my neck of the woods, my Fall Mums are wilting in this heat and humidity...Happy Birthday to Miss B's mommy...

Nellie said...

Miss B will be a lovely butterfly!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Happy birthday to DD. My bad boys are 34 and 32. I wonder how that happened, too!
Your mask is VERY COOL!
Hugs :)

WoolenSails said...

Those cookies look good, I can't have peanut butter anymore. Love the mask and the yards you used on the outer edge, nice effect.


Judy said...

My grandma's recipe for Bread and Butter Pickles is really good.

(Makes 7 pints)

6 quarts of unpeeled cucumbers (about 16 at 8" long and 1" in diameter)
4 peppers—2 green—2 red
2 jars of Pearl onions or 12 small onions

Wash vegetables and put aside to drain

Cut ends of cucumbers. Use medium to small cucumbers.

Put vegetables in container, pour on ¾ cups pickling salt and let stand for three hours

Drain in colander

In large pot, bring to a boil:

1 quart cider vinegar
3 tsp. tumeric
7 cups granulated sugar
1 Tbls. Mustard seed
12 whole cloves

Dump in vegetables and bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes

Seal in pint jars immediately

Can water bath for an additional 15 minutes if you want to

Julia said...

It's difficult to adjust to the extreme temperature changes.

Good job on that butterfly mask.
I'm looking forward to seeing miss B wearing it with pride.

I love peanut butte cookies, I want one or two. Too bad I can use a replicator like on Star Treck to beam some in my plate.
Great dump find.


Jacqueline said...

Love the mask.. I would hang it on the wall as art.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Cathy, yummy cookies, love PB.....those wings are so pretty and great dump find once again.....Birthday Wishes to your daughter, oh to be 30 again, :) Blessings Francine.

Thrifty Chic said...

M O M I thought we agreed to discuss my old age on here .... Lol love you !

Kim said...

Love the mask. Can't wait to see Miss B all decked out in it. Mmm, peanut butter and blackberry jam is a great combo.

DM said...

Mmmm I'm hungry for a cookie now. I love the mark Kathy and how cute will she be in it...but hope it goes up on your wall after. The needle work is beautiful...looks like it needs a new "old" frame.

Willow said...

Great mask !!!
We have had weather in high 90's past few days ... for a week before that we had been settling nicely into Fallish days ...ah New England can fool ya!
Hope your daughter has a beautiful Birthday!

The Wool Cupboard said...

Cathy, the mask is wonderful!! The colors that you used work so well together. Love it!

Hugs, Linda

Sweet Tea said...

Very pretty Butterfly wings!! And, those cookies look like Black-eyed Susan flowers.

Larkrise garden girl said...

Cathy What a cute mask! Boy those cookies look yummy,cheri

yaya said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Your cookies look delish and the costume will be so cute! As always I'm jealous of the dump find! Have a good weekend and I'm betting you're cooling off like we did today..highs in the 50's and low tonight in the 40's..feeling like fall to me!

Julia said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. I hope that her day was a good one despite being on a Friday the 13th.