Wednesday, April 30, 2008
These may help you feel slightly better. I sure hope so.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I made this little diddy last summer for a friend's new baby girl. It's 48" square and currently my favorite pattern. I'm thinking about making a lap-size quilt with Heather Baily's Freshcut fabric line.
Posted by Jenny at 3:16 PM
I LOVE THIS!
I found it on my friend Rachel's blog and she said I could use it, bless her little heart. :)
I may want a cure for some folks, but being sarcastic/facetious is just too much fun! Your thoughts?
(click picture to see larger version)
Monday, April 28, 2008
Remember the cloth napkins I said I'm going to try to make for Christmas presents? Well, I've actually made six so far. Why six, you ask? Turns out, you can get six of these little puppies from a half yard of farbic.
Check out this map at the bottom of the link page for United States gas prices. You can even zoom in to your county to see what it runs a gallon in your area.
If you right click on the map, it will show county prices.
Hopefully, this won't depress you any more than you must be about gas. Hey, there could be a bright side here. Maybe it's cheaper in the next county! You never know.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Dough and Filling:
Dough for a double crust 9-inch pie (homemade, frozen, or refrigerated)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 1/2 cups peeled, chopped cooking apples
1 (16-ounce) jar applesauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter, chopped into small pieces
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Line a 9-inch pie pan with half of dough.
Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Stir in apples, applesauce, and lemon juice. Spoon apple mixture into pie pan and dot with butter. Cut remaining crust into strips; arrange in a lattice design over top of pie.
For crunch topping, combine flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Using a fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over top of crust.
Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for about 45 minutes, or until crust and topping are golden brown.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I've seen this tree most every time I leave the house. I feel the need to share it with the public. It's actually several trees in a row that make it look like this. My luck, they would cut it down, I'd be heartbroken, and all would officially know I'd lost my mind. :)
Do you like it?
P.S. Do you think Blogger will ever be fixed? What happened to centering a post, font size, etc.?
Posted by Jenny at 2:38 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Just curious. . . Are you at all being affected by the gas prices? We surely are, as SuperDad has to fill his tank 2-3 times a day. I'm suppose to drive to Kentucky (10-12 hours) with the kids in July for a dress fitting for Jody's wedding, but I may have to have her ship the dress to me and have it fitted here. I'm sure shipping would be cheaper than gas. It's truly sad and pathetic to think that a gallon of gas is as much as a gallon of milk. If only they (the OPEC gods) would stop being so greedy. . . Gas is currently $3.45 a gallon here.
Maybe I'll get a moped with 2 sidecars, or a rickshaw. That'd be a heck of a way to get my bod back.
Good morning folks! I beleive I have hit upon a gift I will try to make, gas prices permitting. Cloth napkins! They are easy enough and the price is right, and I'm sure throwing in several napkins rings would be fun too! Here's the tutorial I stumbled upon.
By the way, what's up with Blogger? I haven't posted for a few days since I can't post pictures, and it's getting kind of crazy. Yowza!
And what the heck is with me thinking of Christmas presents already!?! That's totally not like me. Must be aging and actually thinking. Oy. . .
Posted by Jenny at 11:01 AM
Monday, April 21, 2008
This may be a controversial issue for some, or even a non-issue for others, but I feel a need to put it out there. Bill Maher's comments are unfathomable at best. If you would like to do something about it, click here.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Posted by Jenny at 4:50 PM
Now, we've started our journey around Maymont. This is a 13 year-old donkey, out getting it's exercise. Above woman said he/she (donkey) is a little too heavy. Heck! I'd be heavier at 1,386 in donkey years, too!
This is the back/side of the home. Isn't it amazing!?! I was hoping I could find a good shot of the front of the house, but this is the best I have at the moment. Just found some more! Look here. These folks have some other great shots in their folder from Maymont. We weren't able to look much more than we did, as Aunt Jody's blood sugar was low and we were ill-prepared. Next time, we'll get more pictures.
And here we have a home I love that we pass on our way home. Can you imagine cleaning or heating this? Yowza. Maybe they only live in one room downstairs. :)
More soon folks,
I've been tagged by Julie! First let me post the rules:
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Posted by Jenny at 9:19 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I'm currently reading a book by Sue Monk Kidd. The Secret Life of Bees. My good friend, Summer, let me borrow hers and I, in turn, ended up borrowing the libraries copy for fear my 3 year-old explorer would get hold of Summer's. I don't know about you, but I'm a little anal about my books. I don't want them used as coasters for glasses of water, covers bent, etc. Another of my quirks.
Anywho, this book is really exciting and I invite you to check it out.
Blessings on the beautiful spring day,
Posted by Jenny at 7:06 AM
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wee folks holding on to each other for dear life.
Picture of rocks where kiddos were standing.