Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was very nice. Not much going on. We didn’t have church yesterday as there was no power at church. Lots of people here in Floyd have been without power since the storm. I spoke to a lady at our local supermarket this morning and she is still without power. I certainly pray everyone gets power restored before tonight. We are supposed to get really cold-single digits with wind chills at zero or below. So many people have electric heat. It would be hard for them to stay warm without electricity.
Yesterday, I spent most of the day cutting out quilt pieces. I have been inspired by my blogging friends, Blessings and Cheryl. I am doing a simple block quilt. The block pieces are 5″ X 5″. Then hopefully I will sew them all together (using the sewing machine). We’ll see how it goes. I have made quilts before but always using panels not something I have to cut out and sew together. I thought this would be the simplest to do. If I calculated correctly it will take 216 5″ X 5″ blocks to make a twin size quilt. Okay, so maybe I am already overwhelmed. I think it will be a fun project though-something different for me.
Well, that’s about it for us. School is finished for the day, the outside chores are done and the girls are going for a walk on the tractor road. Two dogs and several cats are walking with them. The geese are swimming happily on the pond, the sun is shining. I am SO blessed. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Hello everyone! I thought I would share with you all a new project I am making today. I got the idea from http://theblessedhearth.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-little-winter-project.html She always has the best projects going on. I tried to figure my cost on this. I think it runs a little less than one dollar counting the essential oils It makes over a quart of dishsoap. I will let you all know how it works. Anyway, it was a fun project to make. Thanks, Mrs. Faye.
One of the girls favorite eat out food is crazy bread from Little Ceasars, so today I decided to try my hand at making it. They actually turned out really well. They tasted very similar to crazy bread. I used my butter rich roll recipe for the dough, then when they were baked I brushed melted butter over them, sprinkled on garlic salt and parmesan cheese, and YUM! I think this will definitely be a keeper.
I thought you all might want to see our progress so far. The electrical is done, insulation finished and the drywall is hung. Hubby will start putting the mud on next week. Thankfully, he has some work for next week. This means the room will go slower but we need the work. I am glad to have it this close to finished. He estimates it will be finished and everything moved in by the end of the month.
This has been my major project all day. We decided to do a recipe exchange among the ladies at church. We ended up with about 40 recipes. We thought it would be nice to have them in their original form so most of them are handwritten. I arranged them into categories today. I have only a few that I need to find out who donated them. I hope to find this out tomorrow, then I will put them all together into books. This has been a really fun project.
Cooler temperatures have arrived here once again. We had a fire yesterday and last night however we didn’t need one today. Temperature is about 58 degrees here now with lots of sunshine, quite a brisk wind though. If you are outside, a lightweight jacket feels pretty good. I think I will enjoy some of that sunshine while we still have it. Enjoy your evening and God bless.
Today was spent doing a very fun project. Our gingerbread house. Last year the girls and I made our first gingerbread house. We decided it needed to be a tradition at our house. So much fun. Here’s a picture of our gingerbread house. Not competition material but great for our house. This will be our centerpiece until Christmas. When I do things like this with my girls, I can’t help but be thankful for our lives together. The laughter, the Christmas music, a warm fire. I am a very blessed woman and I thank God for his blessings. George had some work to do today so we didn’t get to go to Jessica’s this weekend. The girls and I are doing girl stuff today, the gingerbread house, some Russian Tea Cakes and maybe some peanut butter roll candy. Temperatures were cold again last night. 7 degrees when we got up this morning. Not much wind though so it doesn’t feel as bad as yesterday. The weather forecast says freezing rain for tonight and early Sunday morning. YUK! Hopefully it won’t happen so we can go to church. Oh well, I guess we’ll see what tomorrow morning brings. Well time to make some more memories (Russian Tea Cakes). God Bless.