Saturday, September 1, 2012


Grand niece's birthday. Brianna is now officially 6 years old!
This is poor preemie Ty. He turned a year in June. Awful skinny isn't he?! ;-)
He is in therapy to help develop his motor skills.  Looks as if it's working!

Here's Isabel in the dress I made...showing one of her many tricks.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dehydrating and Quilting

 That dehydrator full of pears yielded this much:

Last night's supper - pork tenderloin marinated in Italian dressing.  Perfectly cooked.  Deliciously juicy!

Isabel's curtains...
Isabel's quilt top for her Christmas quilt. I still have to machine embroider her name in the bottom square on the left - in red of course.

Yep. I think it will look just fine with her curtains. Rather proud of myself. :D

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Now Tell Me Again...

...that this country was NOT founded on Christian values...

Christianity in the Capitol

I love my country!  The Constitution of the United States of Amercia was set up so that you can worship God as you please.  The document and laws that enforce it protect you against a government run religion.  The document and laws that enforce it protect you against being forced to worship at all

The Constitution and laws that uphold it give you rights even if you do not believe in God. If the words in the motto of this country - IN GOD WE TRUST - means absolutely nothing to you...then they are just that...words. When the pledge to the flag is recited with hand over heart, if you do not believe the line "One Nation under God," then you can either not recite the pledge at all or not recite that one line.  When heads are bowed in prayer, do not bow yours.

I will defend your right to worship God OR NOT. I will always be appalled that some madman walked into a Sikh temple and killed innocent people.  I will always be angered that a so-called Christian blew up an abortion clinic.

HOWEVER, do not infringe on my rights as given to me by the Constitution of my country to worship my God as I please.

ALSO, do not move to my country from yours where you are escaping persecution by your government and try to turn my country into a country like yours.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

More Pears and a Special Birthday

Sam peeled a bucket and a half of pears while I quartered and  cored. We filled the dehydrated with quarters.
Grated enough for another double batch of pear cakes.  One to eat and three more for the freezer.
The remainder was sliced and sauted in butter with brown sugar and just as they got tender - a considerable :D splash of rum.
Perfect by themselves, in crepes, over pancakes.  What about a scoop or two of Blue Bell homemade vanilla flavor ice cream?  OR what about a slice of toasted pear cake topped with a scoop of ice cream, covered with sauted pears AND a dollop of whipped cream. Think that's too much?  NAH!  I don't think so. :D 

I bought some pretty fabric yesterday for placemats.  I hope there's enough for a table runner too.
This is for a table topper. (Photos of finished projects to follow in late September/early October.)
And last but definitely NOT least - Happy 84th Birthday to my Sean.  A rose for you.