Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

Have a blessed day..
                                    Happy Memorial Day..

    Giving  thanks to the men and women who  have served our 
    Country to keep us safe. And the many lives that have been lost
    for our freedom. May we never forget them.

    Pray you and your family have had a wonderful day.
    We two , had a quiet [working] kinda day..We worked in the             garden and flower beds.. But, we  did celebrate, in the 
    afternoon.


    Menu:
    Steak [on the grill]
    Baked  Potato
    Salad
    Sister shubert Rolls
   Blue berry /Pineapple Crunch

The desert was wonderful.. Thought I would share this recipe 
with you.. I got it from our local newspaper years ago.. So, do 
not know, who to give credit to..Forget about the dieting today..smile.

Blueberry/Pineapple Crunch

1 [20 oz] can crushed pineapple[do not drain]
3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup sugar
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick butter
1 cup pecans chopped
Butter a 11 x 14 in pan. put pineapple [and juice] in it. then the blueberries. Sprinkle half the sugar on top of this. Pour dry cake mix on top.  Then drizzle  melted butter over this. Sprinkle with the rest of the sugar and pecans. Do not stir!!  Bake at 350 degrees for  45minutes.

This is really good warm with vanilla ice cream  on it.. But taste equally good the next day when cold.

NOTE: I halved this recipe , since it was just the 2 of us. I used a 
7 x 9 in pan..

Saturday, May 28, 2016

When You Love to Sew...and Loose Your Sewing Room...what do you do?

Sewing Nook in the Extra Bed Room
This is an OLD house..This bedroom had this
cut out in the corner..No one was sure what it
was for??  But.......... It was transformed into a
sewing nook..  My two little sewing tables fit
perfectly in that spot.Kenny built  the shelves
above  to hold books, patterns, and some accessories.
The wall next to it,  was just the right length  to
put my embroidery machine table and a book
case. The book case holds baskets for my sewing
stuff [zippers, buttons, elastic.. etc]

NOTE: click on photos to enlarge.. Shows much clearer.

This is the rest of the bedroom.. It's not
 like having my big sewing room.. But.. when space is
limited... you find the little nooks work quiet well.smile!!

Fabric Stash... as you know, I have TOO  MUCH fabric..
When we made the decision, to make this house move.
I knew , I did not have room for my fabric stash..So,
I gave lots of it away.. I donated lots to Salvation army. I couldn't
bring myself to part with  the rest.. ha  The hall in this house,
has  a very wide/long hall. I used it  wisely.. Kenny built
a really big book shelf to hold my fabrics. [Isn't he sweet?]
I found the black/white fabric totes for $3 each. They fit
perfectly in the shelves. Plus I had a few extra shelves
to hold books ,etc.  PS---I will be doing post of  the rest of
the hall and how I used it...coming soon.

 I will be doing post of the rest of our "little old house". Lots of work has been done...and there is lots of work to come.  I will
be sharing with you... the before's and the afters..

Happy Memorial Day to you and your family..

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Our Life Has Changed.... Sorry for my Lack of Post

We have moved into our "New" old house. We are getting
settled.  There is still lots to get done, such as --- waiting on
the carport  to be brought out [nope , the old house does
not have an attached carport, and I REALLY miss this].

Waiting on the storm shelter to be put in.. 

We moved into a smaller house [2 bedroom].. So . fitting 
everything , has been a challenge. We bought a storage 
unit, so this past week, we took LOTS of stuff , and put
in there..Such as, seasonal clothes,  holiday stuff,etc..This
really helped.

We have been working on the  house for a year . We still need
to finish the new siding on the outside [parts of it or done]. Need
new windows .. All  of this will get done eventually, as 
time permits.

I have done very little sewing. But, hope to get back to it, 
real soon. I did make my grandaughters   a few summer
skirts..[will post photos of them soon]

I will be posting rooms in the house, and show you some
before and afters..

Hope you all have been doing well.. Missed you.. So sorry, 
I  did not post for such a lengthy time.  Hope your
having a nice summer.