Saturday, November 29, 2008

Last Santa of 2008

He should have had a ten gallon hat to go with the horse.

Beautiful Barn

This is a Jackie find--HUGE, first floor full of Christmas STUFF, second floor animated figures and Santa and Mrs. (Live) Great for children (like us)or real children. Worth the trip just to see the inside of the barn.

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Eyes Have It

Is this a family thing?

Beautiful Pineapple Pie

much better than the Awrey's we remember, even better for breakfast.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sunbeam Pies

This little gadget was given to me by a friend. She said it makes little pies about 5 inches round. I thought, yeah right. I was wrong, it worked great, these are cherry and will probably be eaten by Jacob. Happy Thanksgiving!

A Friend

This is for my friend Edd and his wife Bettye.

if You would walk with me today, I would be so relieved---
and as we pass the scary things, You would say "just breathe"
Your hand in mine is what I need, and I can face it all...
because I know You will be there, just in case I fall.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Beautiful Beans

We'll take these! Lisa used to be a city girl before she moved to Jonesville, now she gardens and cans, hunts, and brings in firewood just for starters. She is a hockey mom and working mom and she probably won't get this cool wire basket back.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cats at the Craft Mall

I probably went overboard on cats this week. The fat cat in green is my favorite.
Be sure to check out the pictures of the BRA SHOW in Springfield (for Breast Cancer Awareness) they're on Kynda's blog, PJ got to see them, I missed out by staying in.

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Monday

Last week's -- not working today, going to see the new James Bond with Jor

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Frivolous Cats

My 70"s dictionary says frivolous is silly or light-minded. Also handmade in Michigan.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Charlie's band

Charlie, back row, second from left in front of the stripe. Good job!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

New Trick or Treaters

Betsy and Company
Aiden looks excited!
even stars have to catch a few zzzs
this was how I started out.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

One for Betsy, One for John

Here's what I bought today, two of these, made by Denise, hope I will see her again at the shows.

Cranberry Chutney

Taste-testers at the craft show liked it!
1 pound of cranberries (4 cups) of course it would take just a tad more than you get in a package at the store. You don't have to chop them.
l small tart apple diced
2 cups light brown sugar
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup dried currants (these are like raisins, only tiny)
1/2 teas. salt, l/2 teas ground ginger, l/2 teas. ground cinnamon. 1/4 teas. ground cloves, l teas. yellow mustard SEED, and 1/4 teas. dried pepper flakes.
Bring mixture to a boil, lower the heat and cook about 25 minutes. It should begin to thicken, and will thicken more when it is cooled. It made about 2 pints and you can freeze it. Put it on top of a layer of cream cheese and eat with crackers. Kathy and I thought it would be good on a bagel or a muffin, or just eat with a spoon. Also I didn't have the cloves so you can omit them, I don't see it could be any better. Ground cloves are like 6.00 a teaspoon. I hope you like it.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Lindbergh Saturday

Lindberg is a great craft show, mostly people like me who don't do a lot of shows but have worked on their craft all year and this is their one show. It is at 500 North Waverly, Dearborn, 9:30 till 4, it is off Cherry Hill and Telegraph. Also, big sale at Town Peddler, today, Sat. and Sun. More on this tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November 5, 2008

"with malice toward none, with charity for all...." Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Obama Woman, McCain Man

Absentee voting is like using one of those motorized shopping carts at the Walmart store, a concession to old age. Next time I will take my folding chair and my book to the polls.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Older, the Better

Probably twenty five years ago, PJ and I went to the flea market in Shipshewanee, from a distance I could see a beautiful quilt hanging in one of the booths. This was back when it was a true flea market and not manufactured stuff. It came home with us, it is a seven sisters pattern I think and it was really quite worn. All these years I couldn't bring myself to make anything from it but finally I have decided that these are worthy of it and I hope someone will appreciate its beauty in the way I have used it.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Turkeys in the Straw

The one in the hat is the leader.