Wednesday, January 30, 2008
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Monday, January 28, 2008
6 cups, diced, peeled potatoes
5 cups water
2 cups diced onions
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/4 cup margarine or butter
12 oz. can evaporated milk
1. Combine all ingredients except milk, parsley and cheese in slow cooker.
2. Cover. Cook on High 7-8 hours, or until vegetables are tender.
3. Stir in milk and parsley. Stir in cheese until it melts. Heat thoroughly.
1. For added flavor, stir in 3 slices bacon, browned until crisp and crumbled.
2. Top individual servings with chopped chives.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
But Hubby wouldn't have gotten this. . .
Saturday, January 19, 2008
My husband and I were talking earlier today about how ornery Mr. Hobbes here has turned out to be. He's 9 months old and already outweighs our 4 year old female by 2 pounds. He's 10, she's 8. lbs. He's Mr. Mischievous and loves to wreak havoc. Thank Heavens the name fits this one. We looked back at these pictures to remind us what a sweet little boy we thought he was. Granted, he has sweet moments, but they are far outweighed by his dim ones.
Friday, January 18, 2008
I was just looking through my pictures, trying to organize better and I came across Gretchen. That's what I've name the tree in this picture. Yes, it may seem odd, but I just threw this name upon her about 9 to 10 years ago when I moved to the area. She's near the airport in our community and a traffic circle, aka round-about, has recently been added in the top left of this shot. Now the road is further away from her and you'd have to go on the old road which now leads to the church in the background to pause and get a good look at her. She use to have a brick home beside her which burned down a few years ago. If I'm not mistaken I think she's protected. Not sure though. If it's possible, I'd like our family to stop and have a picnic there some time this spring/summer. Just to think that she's been there two to three hundred years. . . and not harmed horribly by a storm or fire. Amazing.
P.S. On a side note, by dear husband likes to occasionally call and tell me Gretchen's been chopped up for firewood. Isn't that a lovely fellow? :)
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
This one is the latest baby quilt I've done. It's called Summer's Surprise, after the momma-to-be. She's since had baby Wren last October and I'm so happy they had a girl since I made this predominantly pink. It wasn't by choice, it was what I had to use. I already had all the colors in the top, and I found the dark fuschia at a local quilt shop. It just called to me with words such as family, frinedship, courage, home, etc., all over the top. I tried to make all of the little fuschia center squares on top contain one of those words. It measures 48"x48" and was one of my fastest. It won first and best of show at the county fair.
I can't find the comleted picture of this quilt. I'll keep looking, since it has a border not seen here. This was a mystery quilt we did New Year's Eve of 2006, I think. It won third place at the fair last year. It's now my husband's chair quilt in the living room, until I get a larger one completed. The purple one below was suppose to be his, but I'll explain that later. I think this one is 60 something square. I love the poinsettias!
This one is E's baby quilt, called Stars and Stripes for Evan. Original, huh? I wanted it to be square, so I added the stripes down two sides, hence the name. :) This won second at the county fair.
Here is my mother-in-laws quilt. I totally forget what I named it. Oops. Something about butterflies, since that's what the smaller patterns inbetween the batik strips are. This was a Hoffman Challenge fabric that year. Someone actually left me a note wanting to buy it, but I had to say no to keep peace in the family. :)
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
E also wanted to show some pictures of his kitten, Hobbes. I took these after waking him from his evening slumber on the edge of our bed. He sleeps in the darndest places. Maybe I'll catch some of those in the future.
"Please, just let me go back to sleep. . ."
Monday, January 14, 2008
To make matters worse, the stinkin' tooth fairy forgot to come the next night. B switched beds in the middle of the night so she could come in with me, and I think the tooth fairy missed her and became a little confused. :) It was resolved last night, but, naturally, the monetary amount was lacking according to B. Tough little booger she is. Just wait til she's a parent, Lord help us, and she learns the tooth fairy also has a budget to adhere to.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
If you ask me, I say it looks like a table cloth, but I'm so happy I actually finished it. Now she wants a matching skirt for some of her dolls/stuffed animals. Childhood is so sweet and carefree. What a life.
On to the next project. . .
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
I have a couple of new pictures to show you.
The colors are much prettier in person, and this is the best we could do. The next one shows the colors a little better.
This one is of the label that I have yet to fill in, but I used a dot the same size as the ones on the front.
The next picture is of our "new to us" vehicle. A Subaru! It may not thrill some of you, but for the chickee who was able to trade in a minivan, this is news! Here's the pic from the dealer. . .
I hope to have more news soon, but for now this is it. Off to get a shower and do mom stuff, lol.
Posted by Jenny at 8:32 AM