Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hello once again

So glad to be back, I missed all of you. I know some of you have been coming to see the same-old-thing, day-after-day-after-day, BUT...Hey! here we are, together again.

Busy, busy, all of you...we are still well, thank you Lord! and had to go shopping at the 'Russian store' for our favourite cheese and candy. They have the most awesome chocolates...this is a picture of one of the wrappers, it was something in the similitude of Kit-Kats, but far superior. I cannot read Russian (yet) but I'm sure that some of you who can, will tell me that it says something like: 'honey bear candy'

Moving right along, I had to crochet these hot pads. I went to Jo-Ann's for their Labor Day super sale and got lots of stuff on sale. I had a gift card from Mr. and Mrs. #5 for Mother's Day, so I HAD to go. While waiting for the lady to cut my fabric, she was talking about having just learned how to crochet her Grandmother's hot pads. She said she looked for 'six months' for a pattern and could not find it. Ok, I knew I would be able to find what she described in Google, and sure enough! I typed 'crochet hot pads' in YouTube and the only thing that came up was this pattern. [Maybe the lady did not know about YouTube] They are so easy, I just had to make a couple, for #3 for when I send her the package of her #c's knitted blanket. Still have to block it, and it will be ready. {Shipped the wheat Monday in the PM)
This is the front view
this is the back view.

Next subject: FOOD
It has been a long time since I posted any food pictures, I thought you might enjoy these two views of the same sandwich. It's a "Frisco Melt" {a variation thereof} It is made of sour dough bread, Swiss cheese, left-over Gyro-burgers [they went a looooong way], caramelized onions, and Thousand Island dressing. It is the best copy of those we used to eat at "COPPER PENNY'S'.
These veggies are Bird's Eye's California Stir Fry. Yummmmy!

Another view. Make some as soon as possible, they are very scrumptious.

Everything is so green and especially the English Ivy, which has the dark green of the old growth and the light green of the new. DH made a pergola for me and trained the English Ivy around it. What you see flowering in the front of the gate is a cultivated Honeysuckle--alas, no scent. The wild--so called Honeysuckle is very fragrant. The light green low shrubs are Lemon Balm. Gorgeous scent.

These two roses appear darker than they are in person. They are from #2's roses, he has [maybe] a dozen bushes of many different colors, these are huge.

Oh, by the way, we are still in KANSAS, I know that when I visit some blogs, it appears as thought I am in Kansas City, MO...that is where our server is. But, we are in KANSAS. (The heart shows where the capital is...Topeka)
I got this cute cross stitch several years ago at the Trading Post...which has gone out of business. I miss spending money there. (chuckle)

Received a beautiful flower gift from some friends from church. I took a lot of time for all of them. The 5 petal flower has the very same scent as Gardenias, cannot figure out what that flower is. If any of you know, please tell me.

We had some storms a few days ago, much needed rain. I wanted to see how my camera would do, in taking a looping weather page. Pretty good, I think.

I oiled my spinning wheel [which I do, about two times a year] I really like how it looks, freshly oiled against the pretty spring lawn.

DRUM ROLL: #1e's sweater is in the box, ready to be mailed. Here you go, Dear '1e' Hope it meets all your expectations.

This is my Vinca, or Periwinkle vine. Love that green and that blue-violet together.

I'll leave you with this:

"Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all."Psa 34:19
In His hands, ^__^

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I'm back--Short post

Just a short post to show Daisy my red work square.

I have several of these, maybe 8. The squares are 14". The plan is to add them to some red and white patchwork squares, forming a checkerboard pattern, for a quilt.

It could be that, when I'm finish with the embroidery, I may change my mind.

I'll leave you with this:

" Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies" Psa 103:4 (actually the whole of Psalm 103 is wonderful to increase your faith)

Monday, May 5, 2008

First one thing, and then another

We are having company from out of town, starting Wed, through next Wed.
I may not be able to visit with you for one more week. So, instead of taking a blogging break, I'll see how it goes.
I have lots of pictures to show you, but house cleaning for company is altogether very important--especially if I want to maintain my 'excellent housekeeper persona' image.

The violets are blooming beautifully, and the tulips are almost done. I'll show you the bleeding heart, it is so pretty, and the red bud, and the lilacs. Oh, the scent...

Got all the things in my list done today. wow-wee! If I get all done tomorrow, as scheduled, I'll be able to show you pictures.

I'll leave you with this:

"Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts." Psa 28:3

In His hands, ^__^