Monday, October 16, 2017

Nature

 Making a couple of these for granddaughter's nursery.

 Apple cake.
 At the Cheyenne River.


 In the backyard
 My husband and his brother looking at the Cheyenne River.



 Milkweed
 Open fields
 Old bridge that is now closed
 Weird weed by the old bridge
 Family from Norway settled here years ago and now the house is a museum that sits in the Cheyenne River valley. This is literally in the middle of nowhere but indeed a beautiful place.






 State park

 Taken from car in our way home

Sunday early morning greeted me with a layer of frost on every leaf on the ground that looked like sugar frost. The temps are lower than September but not too bad. Right now it's 63 degrees outside with beautiful sunshine. Wishing you beautiful and peaceful days full of sunshine. XOXO
Angela

Monday, October 2, 2017

Autumn

We pray for the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas! Words are hard to describe. May our God take care of all goes on in this earth.
Around here Autumn is showing up with it's glorious colors.
I have been absent because of travels between here and Iowa. My husband's mother has been sick and we decided to bring her here and she stayed for two weeks. It is hard to care for an adult. A baby you take along in your arms awhile you do cooking or whatever else. She is better now and husband took her back to Iowa.
We received great news :) !  We are going to be grandparents for the first time! Hurray!  have been busy making a few things for this little one. The ultrasounds shows a girl so little dresses are being bought and made. Daughter lives out of the country so one of these days we will head that way to be with her and her husband.
I hope to get a few more projects done this Fall and also to make visits to all the great blogs you all have.
I pray that everyone will have a great Autumn and free of violence. May peace and love rest in our hearts, our thoughts and soul. 
 On our way to the gym


 Made gifts for the grandaughter

 Burp cloth made using regular cloth diapers (NOT the pre-folded) and a piece of cute fabric. Just folded the cloth diaper in half and sewed to the fabric.
 I tried to help the young parents by embroidering some things since my daughter told me  that she has not figured out all the "pads" yet, it's burp bad, changing pad, breast feeding pads, etc.
 Got a few things at the country crafts festival in a small town nearby. Those almonds smelled so good. It was rainy and muddy but it was fun going through and getting cider and home made apple pie. I love the wheat weaving art and it seems to be disappearing.

 Busy bag for small kids. It will keep them entertained for hours but of course mom need to pay attention that it never gets ripped.



 I have seen patterns for these mittens made from recycled wool sweaters but never made one. I got a pair.
 A "cloud" of birds went over the house today. It was quite noisy but so pretty. It was a never ending noise of bird chirping and wings in the wind. The sky looked incredible. The photos don't really shows the real thing.

 Apple cake given by a friend in church and one of my favorite teas.
 I ordered a few more pumpkins and it will soon join these. I see pumpkin soup in my future!

Sending you love and wishes for a safe and cozy Autumn.
xoxo
Angela

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

And so it is August!

August is here!! Now instead of hearing the birds we now hear the crickets. We have an orchestra of crickets. Summer is giving signs that it's coming to an end. The sun is shining outdoors and we are going out for a walk. School has started here and the kids are very excited to start school again. Hope all is going well for each one of you.
I finished my crochet lap blanket finally.


 These brownies are awesome!! Not a cake like brownie but more like fudge. It's so delicious with a cup of coffee. I am for sure making it again. Recipe. 
 In front of the house we have one bouquet of pink hydrangea. It is it's first bloom.

 My son who was visiting here walked with me to see the lake which is just a few minutes walk from here.
 Love these fruits. It brings memories of the days we lived in Zimbabwe (for 3 years) and a boy would be selling these by the road. In there we would get them so nice and reddish. It was always so ripe and sweet but these were the next best thing.

 Dinner for two! I had not yet place the wine on the table or decorated the pork chops with some rosemary.


 A couple from our church renewed their wedding vowels. It was a very beautiful ceremony. My husband officiated it. The gentleman is a retired ex-marine and she was a teacher somewhere in the South. This was at their farm place here in ND but they have a house in the South and live there for the Winter.
 When I was in Boston I really enjoyed a Boston Baked beans so I tried to make it here at home.


 Love the aroma of the leaves in Lantanas.

 Never in my life did I had a garden so full of weeds. It's tiny and the tomatoes all have the blight.
 I add some turmeric to my smoothie sometimes. It's a powerful anti inflammatory.
 Waffles!! Used this recipe.
 Our breakfast corner. It's always a mess with devotionals that we read after a meal, phone, ipads, etc. The flowers were given by a friend from church.
 Love these flowers but with the drought was looking sad. It's a bit better now.
Wishing everyone a great week! May love and peace always be present in your life! Thank you for your visit in the previous post! I have tried to fix the video in the previous post, my apologies for that and hope it's working now. I looove the ocean and wish I could live near the ocean someday. 
Hugs !!
Angela