Monday, December 15, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Decorations are few this year

I didn't get to do much decorating this year due to health problems. I love a big tree but just wasn't able to put one up, so I decorated this little one that a friend brought me. I guess it will have to do.
My graanddaughter will be using my tree and decorations.


This is a snowman I made last year.
This is a snowman lamp a friend gave me.


This is a snack set I picked up at a yard sale.

I hope this wasn't too boring.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Good Breakfast

My brother came in from Florida Friday afternoon, he will be here untill Friday this week. We invited a friend over for breakfast this morning, we had bacon,fried apples, gravy, eggs and we had biscuits from Tudors. (which our friend picked up on the way over) we have a real good time together, we've been friends since we were teenagers.

My brother is alone since he lost his wife in October, this is the second time he has been in since she passed away, said he might be back Christmas, think he may be sweet on our friend. That would be a good way to end a friendship. LOL

If I had thought I would have taken a picture of that good breakfast,I always think too late. Maybe next time.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Future, No Matter Who Won The Election

1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer will still work.
3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.

ISN'T IT GREAT TO KNOW WHO IS REALLY IN CHARGE?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

OLD PICTURES





I have a couple of old pictures I wanted to show, mostly because of where they came from.This one came out of the trash. It has a pretty wood frame with a gold trim. My husband worked for the city trash department about 40 or more years ago and one night he brought this home. It has hung in my kitchen or dining room all these years just because I like it, and who knows may be worth a few dollars.



This one came from a yard sale 10 or 12 years ago. I bought it for $15.00 just because I liked it. The Lady told me that this picture hung on the walls of the Kanawha County Poor Farm in Dunbar WV. Her mother had worked there when the Poor Farm closed. From what I could find out the Poor Farm closed sometime in the 30"s, when the government started social security. The lady had probably 8 or 10 more pictures ,but I didn't have any more money so I just got the one.




Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The A B C's of Homemaking

A little clothes line I made.



A ~Aprons--y/n If y, what does your fav. look like?
Don't own one

B ~ Baking--Favorite thing to bake?
I like to try new recipes, about anything.

C ~ Clothes line?
Don't have one,but I have used them plenty in my lifetime.


D ~ Donuts--Have you ever made them?
Yes but it has been a long long time.

E ~ Everyday--One homemaking thing you do everyday?
I really can't think of anything I do every day. I live alone and I don't always make my bed, I don't always do dishes, I know I'm not the best housekeeper but I am being honest.

F ~ Freezer--Do you have a separate deep freeze?
Yes, I have a chest freezer, not very much in it.


G ~ Garbage Disposer?
No, but I have had them before and they are great.(I am a renter)

H ~ Handbook--What is your favorite homemaking resource?
Things my Mom taught me.

I ~ Ironing--Love it or Hate it? Or hate it but love the results?
Don't like ironing, just iron what I have to.

J ~ Junk Drawer--y/n? Where is it?
Yes, in the kitchen.

K ~ Kitchen--color and decorating scheme
Green with fruit


L ~ Love--what is your favorite part of homemaking?
Just having a home where family and friends can visit.

M ~ Mop--y/n?
I mop, but not as often as I should because I am not able.

N ~ Nylons, machine or hand wash?
I throw them in the washer, I am lazy!!


O ~ Oven--do you use the window or open the oven to check?
Open the door.

P ~ Pizza--What do you put on yours?
I haven't made one for a long time,but if I made one I would put anything on it but anchovies.

Q ~ Quiet--What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
Sit on the couch and doze off LOL(that's what we old people do a lot)


R ~ Recipe Card Box--y/n? What does it look like?
Don't have one, but I have a whole slew of recipe books.


S ~ Style of house--What style is your house?
Live in a Mobile home.

T ~Tablecloths or Place mats?
Place mats.
U ~ Under the kitchen sink--organized or toxic wasteland?
Organized, and reasonably clean.


V ~ Vacuum--How many times per week?
Once if I'm lucky, my daughter does it most of the time.


W ~ Wash--How many loads of laundry do you do per week?
Average 2
'
X's--Do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?
No, never have.

Y ~ Yard--y/n? Who does what?
Just depends on which one of my kids comes along and says I'm going to mow your grass.


ZZZ's ~ what is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
turn off computer(if that's a homemaking task)

I saw this at Writing in the Blackberry Patch , who saw it at Crafty Passions, who saw it at That British Woman ,who saw it at Niki's Rural Writings, who saw it at Pieces from Me, who saw it at Coffee Time At Home.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Blessed

Nothing really in my head to "blog" today. Just sitting here thinking how Blessed I am to be alive another beautiful day. Just want to say thank you JESUS....

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Feather Crowns

I think that feather crowns are probably something that a lot of people have never seen, or
heard of. These have been around longer than I have, and I have been around 70 yrs +. These
crowns were in an old trunk that my dad inherited from his mother. The crowns were from
ancestors pillows, I was always told that when there was a crown in a pillow after someone
passed away that they had gone to heaven.


I can remember seeing them when I was real small, I always liked to look in the old trunk when
I was a kid. I don't know why because there was not that much in it for a kid to see, mostly old papers. Some of them are 150 years old or older. Any way here are some
pictures of the crowns, and a couple old hair pins that have always been with them.






Pictures are not too good, might be the photographer.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Crochet


I don't do much anymore, so I just have memories to write about.
I can remember watching my mom crochet for what seemed like hours at a time. That is how I learned, I think I was probably about eleven years old. I can also remember my Moms friend teaching her to crochet. I have three daughters and I taught all three of them to crochet, but they can't crochet with thread, only yarn. Myself, I don't like to crochet with yarn. I can't do much at all now because I have a shaky hand and my fingers are kind of stiff.

Lots of people don't use doilies any more, but I still like them. I can remember when I was a young woman, (lots of years ago) we starched the doilies and pinned them on a cardboard and let them dry, they would be real stiff. Now I just spray on a little starch and iron over them, I don't like them stiff anymore. Just wanted to show a few that I made. I'm new at this blog thing, so my things don't show up as I think they will. Maybe I can learn as I go along.
Well, here are a few pictures. (I love pictures)
This one is on the coffee table.
This one is on the sofa table. (as if you really care)
Sofa table.
Bookcase!
Table.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Rooster Combs and ?













The flowers will soon be gone, so I took a few pictures, I wish I had taken them sooner while they were all still pretty. These Rooster Combs are in my daughter Angies yard.


















This is my daughter Vondas back yard. I dont know what this plant is , but I really like it. Yes the pump really works, it is in a well that runs over most of the time. She has already turned the barrell upside down for the winter.



I wish I had gotten pictures while everything was still pretty.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Pumpkin Rolls

The first thing you are going to find about me is that I have never written anything, and I don't really have anything to write about, and if I did I wouldn,t know how to write it, so maybe this will give you something to laugh about and that will be O K too , because we all need a good laugh now and then

About the only thing I can think of right now is pumpkin rolls. I guess it is the time for making them because my daughter called and said hers were not turning out right this year, they were getting crunchy around the edges, I told her maybe oven too hot ,or too much sugar but she said everything was the same as last year and that wasn't the problem, so much for that.

My brother called from Florida and wanted to know what was wrong with his pumpkin rolls, they were rubbery. I ask him if he forgot the eggs and he said no, but he did say he used a different kind of flour, so that may have been the problem. He is going to try some more tomorrow (with a different flour) I hope he has better luck with them. I guess they think I should know everything about pumpkin rolls because I taught them how to make them, but I don't think I was of much help.

They have about scared me out on trying any this year, or I might try a few just to show them up. I usually make a hundred or more but I am not able to do that this year, so I may just write about them instead. Well I decided to make one for the Pastor appreciation dinner, so here it is.






Still in the pan.











Here it is filled and rolled up.
















Here it is ready to go to Pastor appreciation dinner.