Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The hubby and I are going off today for a little me time together. Such a beautiful day here in sunny Florida. This morning I began working on the Hat that I have a order for. I think I am almost "Hat" out as I have made so many. I want to start myself a thread bedspread but goodness, will I live long enough to get it finished? lol.
ok have a great day . Hubby ready to roll as they say.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
When you buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest? Many people "squeeze" for freshness or softness. Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Each day has a different color twist tie. They are:
Monday = Blue
Tuesday = Green
Thursday = Red
Friday = White
Saturday = Yellow
So if today was Thursday, you would want a red twist tie -- not a white tie which is Fridays (almost a week old)!
To remember the colors of the twist tie, they go alphabetically by color - Blue-Green-Red-White-Yellow, Monday through Saturday, skipping Wednesdays.
Very easy to remember.
I thought this was interesting so checked it out. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different color twist ties; and even the ones with the plastic clips DO have different colors.
I learn something everyday. Now you can enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.
Running errands, matching socks,Building dreams with building blocks. Cooking, cleaning, and finding shoes, And other stuff that children lose.
Fitting lids on bottled bugs,Wiping tears and giving hugs.A stack of last week's mail to read,So where's the quiet time I need?
Yet when I steal a minute Lord, Just at the sink or ironing board,To ask the blessings of your grace, I see them in my small one's face,
That you have blessed me all the while,As I stop to kiss that precious smile.
Today is my first borns 44th Birthday. Oh my, did I just give my age away?
Happy Birthday son, may you have many more to come.
Friday, December 16, 2011
a BUTTERFLY CROCHETED INTO THE HANKIE.
My Mother use to do this sort of thing way back when. I remember her making crocheted edgeings on hankies and pot holders , she made a beautiful tablecoth that I have today. Will tell you the story of the tablecloth one day soon.
Every single evening
As I'm lying here in bed,
This tiny little Prayer
Keeps running through my head.
God bless all my family
Wherever they may be,
Keep them warm and safe from harm
For they're so close to me.
And God, there is one more thing
I wish that you could do,
Hope you don't mind me asking
Please bless my computer too..
Now I know that it's unusual
To Bless a motherboard,
But listen just a second
While I explain it to you, Lord.
You see that little metal box
Holds more than odds and ends,
Inside those small compartments
Rest so many of my friends..
I know so much about them
By the kindness that they give,
And this little scrap of metal
Takes me in to where they live.
By faith is how I know them
Much the same as you,
We share in what life brings us
And from that our friendships grew.
Please take an extra minute
From your duties up above,
To bless those in my address book
That's filled with so much love.
Wherever else this prayer may reach
To each and every friend,
Bless each e-mail inbox
And each person who hits send.
When you update your Heavenly list
On your own CD-ROM,
Bless everyone who says this prayer
Sent up to GOD.com.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Once upon a time, an Indiana candymaker decided to create a new kind of candy that would witness to his Christian faith. He began with a stick of pure, white, hard candy–white to symbolize Jesus’ Virgin Birth and sinless life, and hard to symbolize the firmness of the promises of God, the Rock of our salvation.
The candymaker made the candy in the form of a “J” to represent both the precious name of Jesus and the staff used by the “Good Shepherd” to gently bring back His stray lambs. Thinking this candy was somewhat plain, the candymaker decorated it with red stripes. He used three small stripes to show the stripes of the scourging Jesus received by which we are healed. The large red stripe was for the blood shed by Christ on the cross so that we could have eternal life.
Although the candy cane is for many simply another Christmas decoration, its true meaning is still there for those who “have eyes to see and ears to hear.”
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
'Twas A Florida Christmas 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town, no noses were frozen, no snow fluttered down, no children in flannels were tucked into bed, they all wore shorty pajamas instead. To find wreaths of holly, t'was not very hard, for holly trees grew in every back yard. In front of the houses, Dads and Moms were adorning the bushes and coconut palms. The sleeping kiddies were dreaming in glee, hoping to find water skis under the tree. They all knew that Santa was well on his way, in a Mercedes-Benz, instead of a sleigh. And soon he arrived and started to work, he hadn't a second to linger or shirk. He whizzed up the highways and zoomed up the road, in a S-L 300, delivering his loads. The tropical moon gave the city a glow, and lighted the way for old Santa below. As he jumped from the auto he gave a wee chuckle, he was dressed in Bermudas with an Ivy league buckle, There weren't any chimneys, but that caused no gloom, for Santa came in through the Florida room. He stopped at each house....stayed only a minute, emptying his sack of stuff that was in it. Before he departed, he treated himself to a glass of papaya juice upon the shelf. He turned with a jerk and bounced to the car, remembering he still had to go very far. He shifted the gears and stepped on the gas and up Highway 90 he went like a flash. And I heard him exclaim as he went on his way, "MERRY CHRISTMAS Y'ALL, I WISH I COULD STAY!"
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice.
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup molasses (dark)
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
In large mixing bowl mix all ingredients except flour. Gradually add flour to mixture.
Chill dough ( I do mine overnight) . Roll dough on floured surface1/8 inch thick. Cut
with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to l0
Saturday, December 10, 2011
The one that really stands out in my mind is when I told my mother there was no Santa Clause. So to make it short, on Christmas morning I awoke , ran to see what Santa had brought me and there was nothing there but one wrapped present and that was from my parents, it was a popcorn popper. Santa had not come to see me, Now ladies, that is a true story. so from that Christmas on I had no Santa Clause just what gifts I had under the tree from friends, family and parents. Even saying I do believe it did no good, lol
The one that told me this was my special friend Howard, did he ever get me in trouble with Santa.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Homemade Laundry Soap
! bar of ivory soap or half a bar of fels naptha (grated)
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax
disolve soap in pan with about 1 quart of water. remove from heat and add soda and borax, stir until all are disolved. Put in a large bucket add water until the bucket is about 2/3 full. Allow to set for 24 hrs...stir each time you use it. Top load washers, 1/2 cup. Front load washers about 1/4 cup. Add essential oil...about 1/2 oz. if you desire a fragrance...but it smells really clean without. There are NO suds with this soap.
There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas? This week, I found out.From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Eachelement in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember. -The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ. -Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. -The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament. -The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation. -Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy. -The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes. -Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control. -The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments. -The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Made my granddaughter a hat yesterday. She loves her hats. Today I will be making 2 more as I have orders for the camo hat for hunters. The guys say they keep their head really warm.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The popular Christmas flower know in this country as the poinsettia was first called a cuetlaxochitl by the Aztecs. It represented purity, and its name signified "Flower that withers, mortal flower that perishes like all that is pure". The cuetlaxochitl was cultivated as an exotic gift from nature and admired but never touched. Its bright red color had been given by the gods as a reminder of the periodic sacrificial offerings in accordance with the creation of the Fifth Sue. The intense red represented chalchimatl, the precious liquid of the sacrifices offered to the gods.
Beautiful botanical gardens existed throughout the Aztec empire in pre-Hispanic times. Flowers and herbal plants were cultivated for their beauty and medicinal purposes. From October to mid-May, the cuetlaxochitl was admired and observed as it flowered like "birds aflame". Circa 1440-1446, the great Aztec leader Tlacalel and his half-brother Montezuma Ilhuicamina visited the most beautiful of these gardens in Oaxatcpec, in what is now the Mexican state of Morelos, and revitalized the cultivation of the cuetlaxochitl there as a reminder of the importance of the blood sacrifices.
One legend from sixteenth-century Mexico explains the flower's origin. Franciscan friars evangelizing the area of Taxco celebrated one Christmas with a lavishly decorated nativity scene. The rosary and a litany were prayed, a pinata was broken, gifts were exchanged, and a mass was held, during which a miracle occurred: the flower decorating the nativity scene turned red. After that night, the flower was named flor de nochbuena, Flower of the Blessed Night.
Many other legends sprang forth, including the following:
A charming story is told of Pepita, a poor Mexican girl who had no gift to present the Christ Child at Christmas Eve Services. As Pepita walked slowly to the chapel with her cousin Pedro, her heart was filled with sadness rather than joy. "I am sure, Pepita, that even the most humble gift, if given in love, will be acceptable in His eyes," said Pedro consolingly.
Not knowing what else to do, Pepita knelt by the roadside and gathered a handful of common weeds, fashioning them into a small bouquet. Looking at the scraggly bunch of weeds, she felt more saddened and embarrassed than ever by the humbleness of her offering. She fought back a tear as she entered the small village chapel.
As she approached the alter, she remembered Pedro's kind words: "Even the most humble gift, if given in love, will be acceptable in His eyes." She felt her spirit lift as she knelt to lay the bouquet at the foot of the nativity scene.
Suddenly, the bouquet of weeds burst into blooms of brilliant red, and all who saw them were certain that they had witnessed a Christmas miracle right before their eyes.
From that day on, the bright red flowers were known as the Flores de Noche Buena, or Flowers of the Holy Night, for they bloomed each year during the Christmas season.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Went to the thrift store the other day and while looking for crochet books I found this. Very old magazine with old tradations and pictures. If it were up to me, I would chose to live back in the good old days. More respect from people, kids and just a easier way of life. think about it? Todays world is just so busy, rude and no respect anymore for you. I hope you have a pleasent day.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
She says "lights out" Trixie is such a sweet girl. lol
My great grandson Landyn is having a really tough time today. My Mother use to tell me when I would ask why, That you never question Gods work. This is really a hard one to deal with. Little man has been through so much that it is time for a break and a happy baby. Have you ever thought about all the things you remember that your Mother told you when you were small? My Pastor told me once that your brain is like a tape recorder, it just keeps going round and round with all the teaching you were told.
Today, I pray that our lil baby will be healed and have a wonderful life.Sleep tight lil Landyn, Nanny loves you bunches, kisses your way.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Oh how I love that beautiful white stuff. When you are from a place that never gets the white stuff it is such a joy to have just a few falling flakes. I hope you have a wonderful safe, warm and jolly day.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Spending Thanksgiving in Tennessee this year. Of course I, being from Florida, is wishing for a lil SNOW. Everyone thinks I am nuts but when you grow up never seeing this you look forward to it. Last year we were in Indiana, Evansville and did we ever get that white stuff. Loved it. Where ever I go I am always home. We sold our Fl home and live in our Montana 5th wheel. It is 38 ft long, 3 big slide outs so all the hubby and I need. We both love it. I can get lots of crocheting done as not long at all to pick up and clean. I would recommend this life to any one.
Friday, November 18, 2011
But that is ok as it means old frosty the snowman might be on his way. I have been working on a few Christmas projects whuile the hubby was off hunting, hubby break I call it, oh gotta love him though. lol.
Went to the thrift store and found this nice stocking, came home and decided to fix it up. This is my creation
Not bad is it. A 50 cent find turns into a beautiful thing. I can't believe it is not even Thanksgiving and they are playing Christmas music in the stores, don't get me wrong, I love to listen to the music but just a wee bit early I think. The old Turkey hasn't even had his day.
After Thanksgiving we will be headed back to Florida for a few months. Have a very dear friend there, along with my daughter so time for some family time together. Miss my front porch friend alot. Linda, get ready as it want be long now.