Monday, November 26, 2012
You know, too, that my middle granddaughter, Molly and her husband had their little baby on Thanksgiving. Here is a video that Hannah and Ian made and put on Youtube as a Happy Birthday for Annie. Thought you might like to share this! In the foreground you can see their Thanksgiving dinner which consisted of chicken (which Ian defeathered and dressed - Hannah said it was an anorexic chicken!), mashed potatoes and cake. Enjoy!
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I will be with Sherry and Barclay tomorrow - I have a pecan pie in the oven right now to take with me.
It's smelling mighty good. In the morning I will put the pumpkin pie together and bake it so it will be fresh. Cranberry sauce is cooling so my contribution to the dinner is taken care of. Naturally, I will give Sherry a hand with the cooking at her house, also.
Here's the finished pie - looks pretty darned good. The only thing wrong is I don't make my own piecrust anymore. Used to make really good crust!
Have been doing a lot of crocheting in the evenings lately. Here is part of a scarf that I did with some yarn I ordered that was on sale. I think it is really pretty. I have one more skein to go and it will be about 60 inches long. Plan on sewing the ends together and making an infinity or circle scarf. Have made about six other ones, too. They go very fast. The stockings are ready for the final steps so I am doing okay on that. Did some online Christmas shopping yesterday - I had gone to Sit and Sew and no one was at Sit and Sew. Called Kathy when I got home and the quilters were making preparations for the big day of feasting. Always lots to do for the holiday. So I spent some time online at Macy's and got part of my shopping done. Then out to the mall to take a vest I had ordered back to CJ's. Not as easy shopping as it used to be, but I manage to get it done. Had to sit for a minute or two on one of the benches to get my speed back up. Then on to Target where pushing the cart lets me go as long as I wish. Finally, over to Kohl's -- so for an old broad I did okay yesterday.
I wish all of you a happy day tomorrow with lots of good food and fun with your family and friends. Enjoy!
Friday, November 16, 2012
I did get the soup made Wednesday and it was yummy. Called Sherry to stop by and get some more as I really went overboard and got out my big old pan that I have used for years. I have one more soup meal left - seems to get better as the flavors blend. In case you would be interested, I will tell you how I make it. No recipe - but don't think you can go wrong. I use beef stew meat, some sliced onion, celery (like to put some of the leaves in, too) and canned tomatoes. For a big pot, I put in two regular size cans of diced tomatoes. Shredded cabbage (I do lots) is really good in it and I use the fresh. This, of course, is all in water. Bring it to a boil and then let it simmer for an hour or two or three. Then slice up some nice fresh carrots, chunk up some potatoes and add those. I like my veggies chunky. At times I have put in diced turnips, also. Mom used to add barley. Also, I add noodles - either frozen or nice sturdy ones - and frozen peas. Simmer until done. You will season to taste, also. Good the first day but even better the next couple of days. Make as much or as little as you like. My sis and I both made soup this way - just like our Mom. And Nan was a good cook! If you try it, I hope you like it!
Monday, November 12, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
Here's a glimpse of what I have planned out. I made one yesterday and it turned out okay. I have everything traced on fusible web ready to be ironed to the fabric and cut out. Will do this on an assembly line basis.
A while ago when I was finishing the edges of the stocking faces with a nice stitch I have on my machine, all of a sudden my machine would not move forward! Panic! I checked all the buttons to see if I had somehow or other pushed a wrong one. It was as if the feed dogs were down but they were not. Took the plate covering the bobbinworks off and there was what I thought was the reason - lint under the feed dogs! Lots of it! I must say I am usually so good about checking and cleaning that quite often and have never ever had a problem. So, out comes the little brush and I cleaned away all that bad stuff, reassembled everything and figured I had it cured. It was not. Still would not go forward! So I took the soleplate off again, fiddled around again - don't know exactly what I did - put it all back together. Guess what, it worked! Sigh of relief! I don't think, though, that it will be too long until I will maybe have to buy a new machine. This old friend of mine is 24 years old and has been just a stellar companion and served me well. I will never get rid of it. There are two things I would replace if they go bad and that is my sewing machine and my computer--I love the time I spend with them.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
This one is done with two different skeins of yarn - a black with just a bit of a speck in it and a skinny little multi-colored yarn which I think is for making socks. It worked up differently than I anticipated, but I like it anyway. Made me think of the Christmas that I made probably two or three dozen scarves - lots of them in the eyelash yarn. They work up quickly. Guess they are still in fashion - I am not up on things very well.
Today was pretty much a lost day for me. Every since I had my knee replaced 8 years ago, I have to take 4 big old capsules of amoxicillin an hour before my dental appointment. So yesterday was my six month checkup and I took the damned stuff. It usually bothers me some, but it really did a number on me today. It has quieted way down now and I think I'm back to normal. Will have to see if there is some other medication you can take that doesn't hit so hard. Thank goodness it's only twice a year.
Have a great rest of the weekend!