Sunday, June 24, 2012

Antique and Yard Sale Treasures

Whenever we travel, my Husband and I
always like to stop at Antique stores
and occasionally, a yard sale.

We did a little shopping in Idaho
and when we got back home....
this is what we found.....

Bookstores are a financially dangerous
place for my family to be left unattended!
I found these 3 books to add to our music collection.
The far right: "Bananas in Pyjamas"
use to be a favorite TV show for my
youngest daughter 20 years ago.

More piano and guitar music books,
plus some needle arts books
(all 25 cents each)

I love linens and textiles!
These will probable go into a
basket quilt.

A girl can never have too many
beautiful hankies!

I purchased the gloves, hankie, table
runner and candle holders
in a wonderful shop in Logan (Utah)

I also have an incredibly generous
Sister in Law, who gave me not one,
but two boxes full of linens.
So nice!
I have lots of table clothes,
and hankies,
and towels,
and tea cloth,
and other lovely textiles
to hand wash this week!

ATC Swap

While I was gone on my Anniversary trip,
my package came for a ATC
(Artist Trading Card) swap.

I was the lucky receiver
of Tracey's beautiful creations!
(Thanks Tracey!)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

30th Wedding Anniversary!

Wow...just typing those words...
How time flies.....

We took a trip up North into Idaho
to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary.

We stayed one night at the
Providence Inn in Providence, Utah

We stayed in the New Orleans room.
Very nice...especially the tub!

Dinner at the Beehive Grill in Logan, Utah.
Biggest teriyaki chicken sandwich I have ever seen!
Their home brewed root beer was really good too.
Onto Henry's Lake State park in Idaho.

We rented the same cabin as last year..
...the pelican cabin,
right next to the bird sanctuary.
Sunset over the bird sanctuary!

We had a lovely time,
reading on the porch,
a little book and antique shopping,
cooking over a open fire.

It was a nice way to celebrate
30 years of marriage!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

All babies should be warm and safe!

Crocheted baby hats everywhere!

These hats are going to Midwifery Of Guatemala

13 solid color hats and

11 colorful scrappy hats!

Volunteers are going at the end of June
and again in July, so if you would like,
you have time to contribute a few hats too.
Wool and cotton is recommended,
and bright colors are appreciated!

I found the group through

Macaroon Cookie recipe

I made this macaroon cookie recipe today.
So yummy!

1 white cake mix
1 pint sherbet-softened (I used lemon)
2 tsp Almond extract
6 cups flaked coconut (14oz bag)

Mix dry cake mix, sherbet and extract. Mix in coconut. Drop by large spoonful (I used a small ice cream scoop) onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes...until cookie is light brown around the edges. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes...remove and cool completely on cooling rack. Changing the sherbet flavor will change the cookie taste and color. For plain macaroons, add 1 pint of vanilla ice cream in stead of the sherbet.

The recipe is from the Lion House restaurant in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

11 month old...keeping me on my toes!

"Look arm fits down
inside right around the child lock!"

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Quilts and Hats

Nearly half the year has passed
and I am still crocheting hats!

I almost have the box filled with baby hats
for a group of Midwives in Guatemala.

 My granddaughter H.
 came to me with big old puppy eyes
and said her blanket had not made it thru
the last washer/dryer cycle.
This is the new pieced quilt top for her.
I need to add borders,
quilt it and it will be ready
for adventures with a 5 year old!

I decided to grab all my
little bits and pieces of yarn
and just use them up.

The result: crazy colored hat!
I may give it away in a
white elephant my crochet/knit group
is having in a couple of weeks.
Or...I may just keep it!