Sunday, April 25, 2021

From one extreme to another

Sunday I found this bookcase on Facebook marketplace. It fit perfectly. The blacksmith now has his reference books close by. 

On Sunday and Monday it was 70 degrees. Then the bottom fell out, the skies opened and we had one and a half inches of wet snow.

I borrowed these pictures from my daughter in law. The professional photographer took some really neat shots.

Earth day! My grandsons dressed accordingly.

This is a Snapchat photo after the 6 year old said “Don’t even make me put a piece of wheat in my mouth”.

My grand daughter is serving! It’s the first game I’ve made it to. It sure brought back memories of when our daughter played. By the way, Lizzie’s team won all 3 sets! 

 Friday was picture day at school. So their mom snapped  this before school.

Since the first of the year I’ve been working on a 365 block quilt challenge. Every week I get 7 paper piece patterns emailed to me. Every block is 3 1/2 inches square until you join them. Then they are 3 inches square. This is week 16.

This block so far has the the tiniest pieces. The gray squares are 3/8 inches square.

Week #17 blocks.

This shows you how tiny the pieces are. That’s a dime for reference.

This is 3,152 pieces so far. It’s about 1/3 of the way!

Our 17 year old grandson finally got to participate in PROM! 

Aren’t they adorable ?

I can just hear them saying . . . We can do this!

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Delicious breakfast

 This week the blacksmith cleaned some newly acquired antique cast iron. Today he made sour dough ebelskivers. They were delicious! 


The ebelskiver pan is a #32 Griswold!


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A walk in the woods

Today the blacksmith and I headed to the woods for two reasons, to freshen up his Turkey blind and to mushroom hunt. Now I’ve never been very successful at finding them. However today was my lucky day.

 Violets were blooming and enjoying the sunshine.



The dogwoods were outstanding!

Blood-wort is just coming up.

My first find of the afternoon.

A close-up!

They’re everywhere!

So when you go to the woods without a plastic bag. . . You use your glove box from the Can-am.

Twenty five in all! 


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Easter week

Thursday, April 1st, we headed  for Jacob’s cave swap meet. It’s always fun. Today it was 40 degrees and a strong cold wind.

I could not believe my eyes, a street sign with my maiden name. The vendor said it came from Kansas City.

The Amish were there with fried pies. Never mind we had eaten 2 twist donuts earlier in the day. I got red raspberry, for the blacksmith I bought gooseberry.

Antiquing with good friends who have the same interest can be fun, except when both guys liked the same trailer. Terry found it first and laid claim to it. 

After he borrowed our trailer hitch, the guys had to find a trailer ball. After that was accomplished, they borrowed wrenches from a vendor and they were set.

Saturday I bake the “lamb”  that hubby always requested. The icing was a new recipe. I threw the calorie count out the window. I mean really what could 2 sticks of butter, a1/2 cup shortening and 6 cups powdered sugar add up to??

Easter bunny dropped off a white chocolate bunny, so as someone didn’t feel left out!

This pretty much sums up our Easter, Danish twist, jello eggs, lamb cake, and Angel food cake. I forgot to get a photo of the delicious fried chicken the guys made.

For afternoon exercise, the guys cut this tall leaning tree down.

Life is good! EASTER 2021