Tuesday, November 30, 2010

They always say prices go up at Christmas. Now I have proof. The left picture shows the regular price $9.99 on sale for $11.27.
This is the first picture I have taken with my new cell phone, sorry it is not very good. Just after I took it I heard them call for security over the intercom and I got nervous that they were after me.  I still have my phone so I guess it wasn't me they were worried about.

Seems wine is cheaper with GST and deposit also.

I used to work for a newspaper back in the day when ads were done by hand. I had to cut and paste (actually wax) the individual lines. I don't think these kinds of mistakes got past our proofreaders, who were actual people very often.
The first Snowy Owl of the season. Saw her on my way home from town just a bit north. Luckily she was still there when I went back with my camera.
I am pretty sure it is a female or perhaps an immature Snowy.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

One Flower Wednesdays

6 flowers I made last night. With our cold weather, I thought these blues were perfect. I did one to remind me of the summer past.These are still fabrics from my thrift sale find.
I got through 4 before I pricked my finger pushing the needle through the fabric. I was wondering if any of you use thimbles? I can't get used to using one or they just don't fit my finger right. I have a leather one with a metal disk but it doesn't seem to be in the right spot. I use a small piece of white medical tape over the end of my middle finger, the one I use to push the needle with. I am using a quilting between size needle, maybe I should be using a longer one.
Another cold day, -32C (-25.6F) this morning at 9:00. Missed the full moon by a couple of days. Yesterday was -34.5C (-30F), Friday is supposed to go all the way to -1C (31F). We do live in a crazy area!
Nikki hasn't ventured outside, but likes to look out and watch the birds.

 This is a great cookbook, I found for a few dollars at a garage sale. It has just about every soup you could want to make. Every recipe I have tried has been good so far.

  Pictured is a beef cabbage soup with dumplings I made for supper last night. The dumplings had cornmeal, corn and cheese; a different take on what I usually make. They were almost too light, but still tasty.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

One Flower Wednesdays

One Flower Wednesdays

 I made 3 this week to make up for the ones I missed last week. The fabric was striped with this multicolored design and I managed to cut enough squares to make hexies. I can't imagine what you could have used this strange fabric for besides cutting it up, but I bet no one else will have the same flowers. 
Have you ever seen any One Flower Wednesday's  hexies that are made from the same fabric you have? I have seen a few and it gives me a little lift to think someone else liked it too.

Snow, Snow and More Snow

Well there isn't really that much yet, but it is the first snow fall of the year and it hasn't stopped so it might add up. The roads are really slippery so I think I will just stay home where it is nice and warm. Good time to  do some sewing on tote bags for the sale coming up in December.

Last Nights Biscuits

Cheese and green onions, what could be better?

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

One Flower Wednesdays

 I didn't know if I wanted to take time out of my current projects to make my flowers this week, but I am glad I did. It felt good having the needle and thread in my hands again. I used a couple of  the fabrics from my recent thrift sale finds.

The Cotoneasters bushes were the only outside plants with any color this morning. Not really color but berries to add interest.

Had to take another sunrise picture, the days are getting shorter, this morning's sunrise was 4 minutes later than Monday's and the moon is still in the sky.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Have you ever gone for a walk and are drawn to something and just had to pick it up?
That happened while I was walking my dog Mac this afternoon in our pasture. Nice sunny but windy day. I saw this rock and just had to pick it up. It fit perfectly in my right hand, I switched it around and tried it in my left, but it seemed to belong in my right, it even felt like there was a small indentation for my middle finger to fit into.
As I walked along holding this rock, I wondered if it had a use long ago by some native person. One side is smooth and the other is rough as if pitted by use.

I'll never know, but it is a cool rock.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Beautiful Monday Morning Sun Rise at 8 A.M. this morning.

Friday was cookie day. Looking at this picture it is hard to believe there are 47 cookies in this jar.
These are my husbands favorite. Very crispy, just the way he likes them.
I only had about 1-1/4 c coconut, so I added 3/4 c oat bran, and they turned out pretty good.

Dad's Cookies

Cream together
1 c butter                           2 c brown sugar
2 eggs                               1 tsp vanilla
Sift and add:
2 c flour                            1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder         1/2 tsp salt
Stir in:
2 c rolled oats                    2 c shredded unsweetened coconut
1 c chocolate chips            1 c chopped nuts
1 c dried fruit if desired, these had chopped dried apricots, cranberries are also good

Roll in balls and flatten slightly.
Bake 12 minutes in 375F oven. Makes about 4 dozen.