Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad
1 Butternut squash 
Feta cheese, crumbled
Bacon, fried and crumbled
Dried cranberries
Green onions, sliced
Almonds, slivered
Kale in bite size pieces

Apple cider vinegar
Olive Oil
Dijon mustard
salt and pepper

Peel and cut up butternut squash. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and a hint of sage. Roast at 400 degrees until starting to turn golden brown around the edges. Let cool. 
Toss with remaining ingredients and drizzle with salad dressing.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Market Bags and a Potholder

In my daughters last couple of years in college, she lived in an apartment so she did her own grocery shopping. I bought some fabric that I knew she would love to make her some grocery bags. Well time went by and they didn't get made. Eventually she used some of the fabric to recover 2 bar stools and fill in a picture frame.  
When she got engaged to be married, I knew it was time to make those bags. However with wedding plans, I didn't get around to it right away. While she was away on her honeymoon, I finally got to sewing! This worked out great because I was able to include them in a basket of housewarming gifts.
Luckily there was enough fabric left from the bar stools and picture frame that I only had to do minimal piecing.
With the little bit of fabric that was leftover from the bags, I was able to make her a potholder.
I had just enough fabric to make the front of the potholder, so for the trim and the back, I used fabric from some of her clothes that she wore as a little girl. 

Her husband surprised her with the tea kettle, and some fun tea tea to go with it! It is just the cutest! He did good :)

Thursday, November 5, 2015


We had new windows put in our house. Using the old windows, Doc B built this greenhouse.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Diner

The Diner closes every Sunday after a big breakfast.

 I call it snacking Sunday. We go by the grocery store after mass, and everybody picks what they want for the day. It's usually salami, fruit, chips, chocolate...hence 'Snacking Sunday'! It makes driving almost 2 hours one way to mass a little more like a day of rest.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Needlepoint Chair Cover

I finally finished my needlepoint chair cover!

Here are a few 'before' pictures to show what dire need this poor chair was in for a new cover!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

My Girl's Pillow

My girl hooked this rug ummm I think maybe about 6 years ago. She worked at it so very carefully and diligently. I told her when she finished maybe we should make it into a pillow. Well I put it off for far too long for fear my sewing wouldn't do her beautiful rug justice.

Finally, while helping her clean her room one day and seeing it just lying there, I decided it was time. A local seamstress came to my mind. So my girl chose the fabric for the back from my stash, which I think was a lovely choice. We took it to the seamstress and ohh I think it turned out beautiful!