Monday, May 25, 2020

End of May

It's almost the end of May!! I am wishing for this whole year to pass really fast. I also wish for better days ahead.  Isaiah 41:10. 10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God It has been nice despite being rainy lately. The temp is 65 degrees today however it will be warmer later on in the week. It's Memorial Day here in the US so I wish a happy Memorial Day to you all.  We honor those who died serving and those serving. Sad that we couldn't be at the cemetery where our family members who served are laid to rest. This is a shawl I made for someone in my son-in-law's family.  Thinking she can use it this Fall.                                                     

 His wife was building a nest nearby.
 Got a bit more of yarn to finish the blanket, had to get it from knit picks this time. It's a lovely and ever so soft alpaca.
 Our backyard visitors.

 embroidery done.

 Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake. We all loved it! Recipe here.

His sweet polydactyly paws
 My son taking a walk with know who's faster.

Apple Pie suggested by Alicia

  Another crochet sample
My son made "White Pizza."

May the Lord keep you safe!!  Deuteronomy 31:6. 6 Be strong and courageous.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

May 2020

Greetings! Sorry for not being a bit more productive and having a bit more blog posts. Hope you are all doing well. My husband is getting anxious now with this working from home situation despite the fact that he's a natural introvert. I'm an extrovert who is so far doing well with physical distancing. Obviously there is no social distancing since I am here blogging and I use facebook as well however we are doing physical distancing pretty well. We keep busy and hope that time passes fast. Praying and asking the Lord to bless this world we live in.
Alpaca yarn being used up, now I have some time in then evening to work on the blanket.

 The first hours of the morning, love to see the sun coming up...full of possibility and hope.

 Made from a kit from Alicia Paulson  -   doll kit

 I took this photo to show my granddaughter that I made her a doll. I must have lost some of the doll hair or whatever it was but I did not had enough hair but Alicia was wonderful and sent me extra so I could finish it. Thank you Alicia!!!    Doll kit   Alicia Paulson. 

 Wild rice soup

An elderly friend from the community has his house in the middle of it see his house (green) in the background.

 Bran Muffins, great to fight constipation. I have been making this recipe since 1982! Recipe bellow.

 They fly so high here
Key Lime Pie. Recipe from a  small community recipe book in South Dakota.

 Just a simple brownie.

 This is on the road going to a town nearby where we go to get groceries, this house has a big problem now and I presume no one is living there at the moment.
This below is the lake close to our house, the road is now passable. We walk for exercise around this lake.

 There used to a road here but now the lake has taken over it.

 I watched a crochet video and copied this from them, it's a cute edging so I made a sample.
The other day we had this intense fog, I love fog when I don't have to drive in it. It looks lovely in the quiet park next to our place here.

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May the love of the Lord be with you always!  Blessed are the peace makers for the shall inherit the earth!


      Recipe for Bran Muffins
1 egg
        1 cup milk 
                     3 tab. vegetable oil
                                   1  1/2 cups 100% bran cereal
                 1 cup sifted flour
                                        2  1/2 teaspoons baking powder
      1/2 t. salt
                                  1/4 cup brown sugar packed
Beat together first 3 ingredients. Stir in bran cereal and let stand 5 min. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Add bran mixture till just combined, don't over mix. Fill greased muffin pan cups 3/4 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or till done. This makes 12 muffins. I usually double the recipe.