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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Busy Bee Feb. 10,2019


I won't be gardening anytime soon!



My latest adventure was making a gluten free sourdough starter.  Evidently it was not strong enough as this is how my bread turned out and I had to throw it away  Gluten free flour is expensive so will wait awhile before I try making bread again.



I made these gluten free sourdough muffins and I do like them so will continue to make those.  Sourdough is suppose to have many health benefits so I am hoping I will get healthier!



I also tried a GF sourdough biscuit recipe but they didn't turn out either.  I may try a different recipe later on.



One more GF sourdough item was pancakes.  I do like them and will make more.



Valentine's Day is approaching so thought I'd better get my heart runners out.


I had made two so the other one was put on the music file cabinet.  There is quilting of hearts in the middle of them.



My friend, Sue Husted gave me this little wreath years ago so I thought it would look nice hanging here.  I have yet to find a pretty Valentine's wreath for our front door.



Hubby got this rose for me.  It smelled so nice.



He also got me this Accuquilt Go for Valentine's Day.  I have not had a lot of time to play with it yet but with my bad shoulder it will be so nice not to have to use the rotary cutter and ruler so much.  He has been having to hold the ruler for me so I think he is glad too!  I am one lucky wife!



This is it out of the box.



And opened up!



Different size cubes work with it.  I chose the 8 inch one.  Does anyone else have one of these?



Gracie learned how to sew a button on in school.  She did a super job and I am proud of her.



And here is one of the buttons.  Didn't she do a great job!  I am so excited to see any of the grandkids or great-grandkids learn new things!




Of course I wanted a silly one of them also!




This is the last picture!  Honest!  I chopped the celery leaves to freeze to flavor my soups.  Thank you for taking the time to look and read  I hope you will leave a comment!  Happy Valentine's Day.  I hope cupid is as good to you as he was to me!!  Nancy  

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


I received my new seeds for my little courtyard!  It will be awhile yet though!  I have never tried Amaranth before but it looked pretty and I think the leaves are suppose to taste like spinach.



Sitting in the house looking out at the neighbors roof I thought this roof looked like a quilt!  My husband said "only a quilter would think of that".



This is great granddaughter Nora talking on our antique phone!  Doesn't she look just like a teenager!  Those days will be here before we know it  Can't believe she is this big already!



Another one of her enjoying the snow in our courtyard!  Hmmm!  This is pretty good stuff!  When you don't have toys, a bucket and big spoon works!



Our other little great granddaughter Claire came to visit. So precious.  These little "greats" bring sunshine to our days.  Aren't they just the cutest and sweetest!



My newest adventure is trying to make a gluten free sourdough starter to make gluten free bread!  Wish me luck!!!  So far, so good!



I made this gluten free raspberry crisp and it was yummy.  The raspberries were in my freezer.  My friend Ann gifted them to me.  Thank you so much Ann.  It is delicious.



Our church is doing a one time book study on this book February 13th from 1p.m. till 3p.m.  I am usually napping by 3pm. but this kind of fit into my energy slots so thought I would try it.  I am enjoying reading the book.



One more dish cloth knitted.  This one is red although looks more pink here and it is for me.  It will be nice to use around Valentine's Day.



My last picture is my little buddy, Coco.  She is warming up the bed for my nap which I will take after posting this!  I am glad you could visit and would love if you could leave a comment.  Zzzzzzzzzz

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Have a Great New Year!


 Did everyone have a wonderful Christmas?  We sure did!  This is our family picture this year with Santa Claus and we did get another one in our traditional pajamas.  We missed our family from Maryland,  Dan, Elizabeth and Abigail!  Maybe next year!



We had a new addition to our family this year!  Meet our second little great granddaughter Claire Li!  This little bundle of joy was born December 9th!



Two chicken pot pies to pop in the oven!  My gluten free pie crusts are not the prettiest!  I made them from a gluten free pie crust mix.  Takes too much butter and after mixing has to be refrigerated for an hour.  I had to employ hubby's muscles to roll it out!  I have one more of those mixes left and then I think I will try my gluten free biscuit mix as it is much easier and faster.



Coco recognizes her stocking and loves to get the special treats in it.



Coco loves carrots!  Well, she loves almost every vegetable too!



Trying to organize my three garden notebooks!  I am not an organizer.  My organized friends would cringe to see this!  Trying to put fruit and information in one.  Veggies, herbs and flowers in one and this year's information in the third one.  I had to order my courtyard garden seeds by Dec. 29th to get my 15 percent discount so that is done and now just waiting for the arrival.



 I have not had much time for crafting during the holiday season but am anxious to get back to it.  I managed to get one dish cloth finished.  Better get those needles clicking and the sewing machine humming!  Have a wonderful New Year!  Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment!  Nancy  

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas 2018 etc.


Merry Christmas!  We have collected nativity scenes through the years until we no longer have any more room to put them.  Here are a few of them.



This is one of my favorites.  It sits on a file cabinet for my music next to the piano.


Our granddaughter, Gracie's first 6th grade band concert!  I am delighted to have her play the flute that I use to play.



I am slow but finally got this table runner finished out of left over music material!



This is the material I used on the back plus one of the strips on the front.



I finally went to Goodwill for a little while since we have moved.  I have a pie plate like this and love it so spied this one and had to have it too.  The cup I bought to make a pincushion with it.  It is on my many want to do things someday!



Would you tell me what the name of this plant is and how to take care of it?



And Coco has the right idea!  Rest and relax!  Thank you for visiting my blog!  I really enjoy comments if you care to leave one.  Have yourself a nice Christmas season remembering the real reason for the holiday is to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Nancy

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Blogging Again November 2018


Blogger is working now and I am going to try blogging again.  I have missed my blogging friends.  Winter time in the courtyard!  I bought a winter cover to go over the cold frame to keep my greens as long as possible.  We have had a couple of really cold night temperatures and I checked today and almost everything survived.  The Marigolds and just a very few leaves of lettuce did not look good but otherwise I am pleased.



I made this Christmas tree years ago and dragged it from house to house as we moved.  It is sitting on our dining room/kitchen table this year.


We are expecting our second great grandbaby next month.  I made this quilt for her.  They have picked out the name, Claire.



I had someone machine quilt it for me.  First time I have ever had someone do that.



Also made some other things for Clairee such as this flannel blanket.



Another flannel blanket.  This one says I Love Grandma with a pink and white polka dot back.



Burp clothes to put over your shoulder to burp the baby made out of left over flannel.



Sue is showing the mother-to-be how to use a sewing machine.



Hubby loves his little cart.  He uses it to load the groceries in from the car to wheel into the kitchen.



Two gluten free meat loaves ready to pop in the oven.  Part of it will be frozen after being baked and will make us four meals.  Still using my Mom's meat loaf recipe except for using gluten free oats


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I love this gingerbread scene that hubby made a few years ago.  It sits on the electronic piano this year.



My poor Christmas cactus!  It only bloomed on one side.  I have turned it around so the non blooming side gets some sun now but maybe it is too late.  Thank you for visiting and I would like it if you would leave a comment.  Have a good week-end!