Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
All the Summer folks have gone home...
I need to pick a bit of my comfrey to make some salves for later.. There is some left...
Here is the man I married 41 years ago..smile...
Before we head for home we always head down to the harbour..
The fishermen are gathering up their traps..
The sun is starting to go down ...
Well, we need to head back home..
Back up over the mountain...
Here is a lake that is up there..
It is lovely and calm today..
A pasture with cows..
The beautiful fall colours are almost gone..
New Brunswick is dotted with covered bridges..
Friday, October 28, 2011
How is the weather in your area? We have had a very cold day and evening here in the Maritime provinces ... We have had such warm temps that this is a shock! smile..
Snow is in the forecast for Sunday.. I wish it wouldn't snow until Christmas Eve.. grin.. Really, that is not too far away, eh?
With that in mind I thought I would show you one idea that I have been working on.. I made a couple last Winter and enjoyed them..
I also came across this idea in one of my files ...
I wanted to change the wall over the bed in one of the spare rooms..
I loved this..
Two simple shelves with photos..
I think this is from Country Living ...
I am still waiting on my dearest to put the medicine cabinet up in the bathroom.. Patience is a virtue.. Right? ... Smile...
Have a great weekend dear ladies..
What are you all doing this weekend?
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Then I met Terry and Shonda drove home in time for the boys getting home from school..Terry and I did a bit of shopping..
I went to a thrift shop while he went to Walmart.. He is not a thrift store shopper.. grin.. I was looking for some 100% wool to make
a few crafts that I want to try... I actually found 3.. smile..
I have to felt them first.. Have any of you girls tried felting anything?
And then I did get a good deal ... All this silver for $5.00...
There are several good pieces there.. Some Rodgers...a couple of pairs of tongs in neat shapes...
It will need to be cleaned and I thought I would share this homemade recipe for cleaning it with you...
HOMEMADE SILVER CLEANER
1 T. salt per quart of water
1 T. water softener per quart of water
a sheet of tin foil
Place the tin foil in the bottom of the container that you are using to wash the silver.. I use a rubber dishpan.. Add your HOT (boiling) water, salt and water softener and stir.. Place silver on top of tin foil for 10 seconds and rinse in cold water and then buff it...
If you don't have water softener you can use baking soda...
Pretty easy, eh?
And no chemicals which some people are allergic to..
There are other recipes online but this is one that I have used
I love picking up old silver cutlery.. I like using it everyday especially when it does not match.. Martha Steward recommended that years ago and I have done that since..I have a lovely big set at the cottage.. My everyday set here has ivory handles but it is diminishing for various reasons so I will add most of this to my everyday set here..
Another reason I like to find old silver cutlery is so that Terry can make wind chimes..
We sell them at the shop but I do not have one for myself.. smile..
Here is another idea I found on line ages ago but do not know where it came from.. Before the days of pinterest.. grin..
Drawer or door handles.. Neat, I think.. It would look nice on an old kitchen hutch or even regular cupboards..
Just an idea for you..
Also, here is a LINK to another posting I did with a neat idea on how to store your cutlery...
Here is the old recipe book I told you I found.. It was in a collection of books and I just came by it..
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
God is so good..
I love looking through there to the outside...Especially when the wind is blowing the branches around.. smile.
Here is the recipe I promised you..
I can not take the credit for it... smile..
Although, I did substitute ham for chicken and used zucchini instead of green peppers...And I used a cup of the following recipe for zucchini pineapple instead of the can of pineapple called for in the recipe...
Sweet and Sour Ham we will call it...
We had it served over rice... Terry loved it and I liked it.. smile..
Depends on your taste buds, eh? I think chicken would be nicer..
I also found the recipe for this at the same blog and made a batch on Monday..A farmer's wife we know still had some yellow zucchini...
Monday, October 24, 2011
Just wanted to show you the chair that I bought at the thrift store the other day..
It sure matches the Fall season, eh?
Kind of a rusty orange and very comfortable.. Believe it or not we brought it home in the back of my VW Beetle.. grin..
I needed something in our Sun-Sewing Room just to relax in and stitch or crochet or whatever.. It is a cozy room.. Terry bought me the little fireplace type heater and it is nice on cold nights through the Winter...
The room has lots of brownish and mustard shades and this goes well..
Imagine ... only $25.00 ...
I just don't have time today.. ok?
God love you all..
Take care and thanks so much for stopping by..
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Good Evening, ladies...
Sorry that I have been slack but it has been very busy..
Just thought you might enjoy a few pics that I took awhile ago...
These were taken on our field day to Kings Landing..
I told you that I had a lot.. smile...
Hope you all enjoy them..
Leaving you with this song ...
God bless ....
Thank you all for your prayers but please keep praying for my Mom in the hospital..
Hugs to you all...
Friday, October 21, 2011
Good Morning dear ladies..
Hope all is well in your part of the world today..
We have had a very hectic week and thus I have not been able to blog.. Sorry about that....
Today is a cloudy and kind of rainy day but still warm.. We are certainly being blessed with a lovely Fall..
The rain yesterday has still left some beauty on the trees regardless of the weatherman's dire predictions... smile...
I was invited to speak at a church where friends of mine attend and to show them the no knead bread last night..
We had a lovely time and they were so gracious... I pray that some hearts were blessed as mine was with their kindness..
So.. with the no knead bread being made here to prepare I decided to try another one... And it turned out wonderful..
I thought you might like to try this one..
CASSEROLE RYE BATTER (NO KNEAD) BREAD
1 cup plus 1 T. milk
3 T. sugar
1 T. salt
1 1/2 T. canola oil
2 1/2 tsp. instant yeast
1 c warm water
2 tsp. caraway seeds
3 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 cups unsifted rye flour
Monday, October 17, 2011
She is my Mom's.. Not ours..
I am a cat lover but we do not have one at the moment because of Sammi.. (our inherited dog who belongs to our son).. Anyway, he does not like cats so I just enjoy Mable..
One day I went in and she was curled up in Mom's huge crystal bowl on the dining room table.. Of course, I did not have my camera..
Anyway, how was your weekend?
We kind of laid low as this cold is still hanging on.. We did get to church, though which was a blessing and I tried not to pass it along..After church we had some sweet fellowship with some great friends..
Today we had to go to Moncton and my hubby bought me a lovely OLD wing back chair for my Sun room.. It has the highest back and is an Autumn rust color.. I love it and the best part is that it was only $25.00..Isn't God good?.. That is the amount I wanted to pay and I was telling my friend Lynn that I wanted a BIG and OLD wing back and she told me about this one at a thrift store.. I didn't realize what a great store it is..Thank you, Lynn.. smile..I will show you all when I get it situated..
Oh, and they had old and new cookbooks for $1.00 or less.. I picked up an old Country one and a new Homemade Kitchen Gifts one.. Just in time for getting my gift pantry stocked again.. smile..
Then after supper I made another batch of sauerkraut... We love it and the last batch I made a few weeks ago turned out great..
It is soooo good for you.. You can read about the advantages all over the Internet..
This is the link with the RECIPE...
This is well worth the hour it will take you to make .. And so good for your family..
Let me know if you make it.. OK?
Don't you love geraniums?
I have to repot a bunch and bring them in for the Winter.. At Kings Landing they are on most windowsills.. Such a lovely old fashioned look to them..
Well, dear mamas that is all for tonight..
Have a blessed week and I look forward to hearing from you..
Welcome to the new followers of the blog, too.