Friday, May 20, 2016

It's a beautiful Day outdoors!

It is a lovely day with lots of sunshine, it's a real blessing! I pray it is a beautiful day for you too!!
I made a baby blanket from a free pattern from Alicia Paulson. She is a very talented lady and her blog is beautiful! I have also bought a fox from her internet shop but I have not had time to work on it yet. The muffins are a recipe shared by Kathleen in her blog My Dark Cove Pantry. My husband who usually doesn't like muffins thought that those muffins are delicious and I liked them too. The funny little egg came in with the other eggs. We buy eggs from a lady from church.
I have some swollen lymph nodes on the neck and now need to go have biopsy done , etc , etc so I am not sure when I will be able to get back here to this blog. I may go and visit your blogs whenever I can though. Sending you hugs from afar!

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 Wishing a lovely Summer time ahead for all of you!
Angela

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May!

Hope May has been good for you. It got nice and warm these last few days. I love this time of the year when the temperatures are not too high yet.
We went to see a place in the country last Sunday. I really liked the serene atmosphere there. The white building with the bell on top is actually an old school. From far I thought that it was a church. The brown building is now a museum and that was closed the day we visited. We saw a few cabins and one bigger building that had a sign saying it was the kitchen. I presume groups of people must rent those. I saw a few spots that looked great for a pick nick. It's a memorial park and museum. The 7th photo is the auditorium.













Hope you are enjoying May!

Hugs,

Angela

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Liebster Award



Liebster Award


I want to thank Kate from  http://livelovecraftme.blogspot.com for nominating me for the "Liebster Award-Discover New Blogs."


As part of the nominations, I need  to answer Kate's ten questions then choose some lovely bloggers, so here goes :)


What's your favourite season?
Spring
Knitting or crochet?
Crochet

Holidays by the sea or a city break?
By the sea 

Fairy lights or candles?
candles

Do you dance to the radio?
Yes indeed ! :)

Were your school days - your 'best days' or 'best forgotten!'
Mostly "best days"

What is your favorite meal?
Lazagna

Did you have a nickname as a child?
No nicknames 

Do you have any tattoos?
None

Night owl or up with the larks?
Up with the larks (most of the time.)

sharing now my chosen nominations with you and reveal their questions.
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What is your favorite color?

Where would like to go for a vacation?


Crochet or knitting?

Favorite food?

Favorite author?

Favorite movie?

Favorite city?

Which season do you like best?

Coffee or tea?

Prefer the ocean or mountains?


Right, now it is up to you and this is what you are supposed to to - 
Link back to the blog who nominated you so that more lovely bloggy folk can find new and interesting blogs to read,
Then copy and post the Liebster award picture, 
Answer the questions posed to you,
Choose a new list of fun questions, 
Nominate and notify new and lovely bloggers ! 
Enjoy!

Thank you again Jackie for nominating my little blog and introducing me to new blogs :)


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!


Happy Mother's Day!!


It has been a busy week for me trying to get used to this first week orientation at this new job. It leaves me almost no time to blog and other fun activities.  I wanted however to stop by and wish a marvelous Mother's Day to all of you wonderful ladies. I can see through your blog part of your personalities and I can say that you are dedicated, loving women. May the blessings of our Lord be with you always! Thank you for your work as Mother's !! Some of us are mothers to our own children and to other peoples children's such in the case of teachers, social workers, foster parents, etc.  Of course some of us are mother's to our pets that is the same as having a child in terms of commitment. Thank you and Happy Mother's Day to you!!!
This is my mom a few years back!!

 This is my daughter over 30 years ago. Sorry the photo was taken from another photo with glass in front thus the glare.
Mother's Day flowers!


Hope your day is blessed !!!
Hugs,

Angela

Thursday, April 21, 2016

April


We visited Des Moines - Iowa after Easter. I know the photos are not the best since they were taken from the inside of the car and the windows are not so clean. Sorry about that! However it might be interesting for some of you who have never been to Des Moines. The Cheese Shop is a great place! I recommend a visit if you like cheeses. We actually drove closer to the dome but was so worried about finding a certain street that I did not took a closer photo but rather this from the highway when we were leaving. Oh those dirty windows in the car! We did a lot of travel that day. Lots of fun.





 This momma was nesting in the parking lot of JoAnn's Fabrics. She hissed at me but never moved.

 Mixed -Berry Cornmeal Cobler . Great served warm with some ice cream on the side.
Ruth is our nephew's little girl and she is getting a baby brother in June! She was just playing outdoors and loved it.

 My husband's nephew and his wife and baby Ruth at grandma's house in Iowa.


The flowers above are growing in the North side of the house. It is so tiny! Wonder what it is.
Recipe for the Mixed - Berry Cobbler
1 pint blueberries
1 pint raspberries
1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced in half
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
Topping:
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter at room temperature (1/2 stick)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup all - purpose flour
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Berries:  Toss together all three berries, sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl until well mixed.
Spoon berry mixture into ungreased 8 x 8 x 2 - inch square  baking pan, spreading mixture evenly.
Topping: In same large bowl , beat together sugar and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat eggs and vanilla until well blended.
Mix together the flour, cornmeal,baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
Add half the flour mixture to the butter mixture. On low speed, beat just until combined. Beat in the milk, then the remaining flour mixture. Drops the dough by large spoonfuls over the berry mixture. Bake 350 degrees oven for 1 hr and 20 minutes or till golden and fruit is bubbly. Serve warm.


Hugs, and hope for a wonderful April or what is left of it.

Angela

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Happy Easter!

I love this time of the year, the temperatures are not too cold or too warm and earth is just waking up from the long Winter. I also love Easter because it is a time to remember the resurrection of our Lord!
I have also picked a project. This yarn has been in my yarn bucket for awhile so I decided to make a shawl for my daughter.  The pattern is in German but I followed the diagram that is pretty self explanatory.
Here you can find the diagram
Crochet and tea time!
 I made a sample of the pattern with this synthetic worsted yarn first.

I think that this made in a color like ecru would look pretty!
The snow has melted !! This little park is by where we live. The kids in the neighborhood play in there when the weather permits.
 In a few more months there will be water under this bridge and a huge number of frogs.
 This patchwork balls are so cute and easy to make. It's great for babies! There are two more babies coming up this Summer (nephew's kids.) I will make a couple more and use some of these pieces of fabric. A little bell inside adds interest to a young child. The pattern for it can be found here in Melissa's blog,  click here:  Tiny Happy                                                                                                              

   This is the smallest one. You can play with the pattern and make in different sizes.

        Happy Easter!!    We pray for peace!!   

Angela


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Feeling Joyful

It's so nice to get something marvelous and new in the mail. I ordered a few lavender sachets from Monica in Italy and what a Joy it was to get that package yesterday. Oh my goodness, the embroidery is beautifully done. Each one of these are little master pieces and the scent of lavender is heavenly! I love to open drawers that contains lavender sachets.Wish you could sense the perfume through the computer screen.

Monica has better photos of it here in her facebook page

The heart was a gift and it doesn't have lavender inside but all the others have!! What a happy aroma!
I got a gift of embroidered towels by the ladies from church. I love simple sack towels, they are large soft and with embroidery makes it more special.



 I made these the other day. The little paper attached to them is to remind me where they came from and give them credit. The one in the left is from here. The one in the right is from here.
           
    This is a very old crochet book I got in a used book sale. America's Crochet Book by Gertrude Taylor.

Sometimes I like to have just a small smoothie for dinner. I was glad to find the brewer's yeast at the grocery story in the health food area for it adds some vitamin B. The honey I put on a ball jar because I get them in a huge jug and it would be hard to pour. 

 Hope you are having a great day and will have a marvelous week ahead.
Many thanks for taking time to visit and to make a comment. It means a lot to me. Thank you!
May your week be blessed!
XOXO

Angela