Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Crazy Quilt...


I finished my quilt top today.  Now for the embellishment, which is of course the whole reason for making it.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day...


Day is done, gone the sun, from the lakes, from the hills, from the sky,
all is well, safely rest, God is near.








Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Sky...


Jess and Sky are visiting this weekend.  Its such a treat to tuck in the little one.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

More Yarn...


Yes, I know, I have too much yarn.  But it makes me happy on a rainy day.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Six Loose Ladies...


Enjoyed an evening of knitting with my friends.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Future Apples...


Wow!  There are a million blossoms on our apple tree this year.  I am already overwhelmed thinking of how much applesauce this will make.  I still have a pantry full of applesauce from last year and there were half as many blossoms.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Walking...


Just walking in the woods with my honey.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Fun Weekend...


Susan and Marty spent the weekend with us.  Being born and raised in the city, Marty was quite expressive in his delight of our birds, too much food and the darkness of the night.  Being born and raised in the country I take all of this for granted.  I shouldn't.


About ten minutes from our farm is Hamilton Falls.  This miracle of nature would impress anyone.



With our abundance of rain, the water was roaring down this mountain stream and over the falls.  I was so happy to be able to walk through the woods again.  At least I will never take that for granted.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Inspite of...


In spite of the rain, there is beauty all around us.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Spring Rain...


My iris plants are drowning.  Enough rain already!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Concord, NH...


We took the camper over to New Hampshire today to get the wheel wells replaced after our tire blow outs last fall.  On the way home we drove through downtown Concord.  This is the capital building, looking into the sun, sorry.



 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Quilt Challenge...



Our challenge this time was 2 1/2 inch strips of solid fabric.  This is Gina's quilt and it won the prize for Best in Show.


Everyone brought a covered dish to pass.  Most excellent!



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Shortbread...


A few years back my sister, Sandie, was visiting from Hawaii.  In our travels around Vermont she came upon these cookies, well, not actually these cookies.  She paid $6 for a package of 6 cookies.  YIKES! I got to taste them and boy were they good.

I never buy cookies especially at that price so I decided to see if I could replicate them.  This recipe is what I came up with and they are very close if not exact.  See what you think:

Oatmeal Shortbread


1 Cup of butter
½ Cup brown sugar (packed)
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1 Cup all-purpose flour
½ Tsp. Soda
2 Cups Bob’s Red Mill Oats

Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy. Measure flour by dipping method. Blend flour, soda, and oats; stir into butter mixture.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough ¼ inch thick on lightly floured board. Cut in squares. Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 10 minutes.

I would normally chill shortbread dough for an hour but in this case, because of the oats, chilling will make it difficult to roll and cut.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Walking...


Walking is something I will never take for granted!  There are wildflowers everywhere this time of year.  Its been many years since I have enjoyed them.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mom...

Happy Mother's Day Mom.


I can't spend the day with her today.  She lives on the Cape and I live in Vermont. 

At church this morning we talked about our moms.  One of the things she gave me as a child is faith.  She took us to church every Sunday and instilled in us the importance of something bigger than us in control of childish fears and expectations.

Faith is the bird sensing the light, singing his song before dawn.




Saturday, May 7, 2011

Eggs Anyone?


We live in the country so of course our neighbors have chickens.


This farm goes back many years, actually more than a century.  Lucky us to have fresh eggs so close to home and free range to boot.



Friday, May 6, 2011

Walking...


While walking through the woods on this beautiful spring day, Tommy and I found these beautiful, God given flowers.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Magic of Spring...


You remember the saying:

Spring has spring, the grass is ris,
I wonder where the flowers is.

Sure enough, there are flowers everywhere!  And we'll be mowing the lawn next week.