Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring ponderings...









They smile and they sway,
going through a happy day,
I play and hum to the whistle
of the birds, and see the glory of the lovely sunny words,
on which the flowers are dancing with
the breeze. My feet glide freely and sway with the
buzzing of the bees and I feel that God has rapped
his hands around, every creature, every sound,
making every sight renowned. The small timid buds
and bold bursting blooms. Here looms the wonder of our God.
His artistic creation, He shares with us always, till the end,
And He pens every picture,
with His awesome powerful hands.

The season of Spring is such an inspiration to many types of artists and people all around.
Can't you just see God in every flower bloom you touch?

And as I said before, I might.... will be quite busy, especially since this is Easter week. But I will try my best to post my give away tomorrow. :) There are six April birthdays in our family including the cat's. So, I will have some busy days in April. Sorry for such a indecisive plan. :)

I hope you are having a peaceful day!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Greetings...

Hello there, dear friends!

It has been a while since I have posted I must confess. And I could say that I have been busy,... which is true. But I am sure you are getting sick of that excuse. I do use it quite often.
I have been busy with school work and much of the time studying for my learner's permit knowledge test. My daddy and I bought some study questions online. 1,5oo questions to be exact which the website randomly choose for each 40 question test. I have been doing 4 tests each day and that definitely makes my school work seem to take a lot longer. I have been getting about 75 percent on my tests lately. The guarantee is if you get 5 tests in a row 80 percent or higher you will pass the real drivers test. So I take tests, and wait, and see, and study, answer more questions, until hopefully soon, I will get 80 percent. :D Gulp.

I have been having a little bit of time to sew and sketch, which has been nice. Sketching is especially enjoyable with all of the lovely scenery for inspiration.

Any way, I thought you would be interested to know that I am not forgetting to post. Just been having a bit of a lack of time. :) ( As usual.)

My give away will be coming up quite soon, I hope. Just one more post after this one and then my give away will be posted about. I am almost positive I know what I will give away... Did I mention that I am very slow on deciding? :) I will be posting more often after I take my test.
So don't give up hope. I am still a blogger who almost always is a dedicated blogger.

Thanks for listening to another ramble/status/update. :)

What have ya'll been up to? :)


Your comments are always welcome even when I am not as regular a blogger as usual.


Have a wonderful, springy, sunny, evening!


I am going outside for a bit before dinner... to enjoy the fresh spring air.

~Blessings~


I will sing unto the Lord, because He hath dealt bountifully with me. Psalm 13:6

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring....

~A sunshine yellow daffodil~
~ Little violet flowers~
~A vibrant daffodil~
Our poor old wind chime is rusty but she is still quite cheerful.
~Some amazing peach buds~
Although it looks cloudy out it really wasn't...
~The lovely blue sky is shining through the pretty clouds~



Yesterday we had the most beautiful weather, and spent much of the day out-of-doors.
We ate our lunch outside and had a lovely day enjoying the first day of spring.

Today is a the first of a new fresh week.

I hope you are having a lovely Sunday!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oatmeal Cookies

Here is a yummy, healthy, recipe that my mom made a couple days ago that I would like to share. I baked them but she actually made them. :)

Great Grandma's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
The name says it all. :)

You need:

2 cups brown sugar

1 cup shortening or (3/4 cup oil)

2 eggs

1/4 cup milk

1 small tsp. soda mixed with a 1 table spoon of warm water.

2 cups sifted flour

3 cups oatmeal

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 tsp. salt


Scoop small balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake 325 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.

This recipe can as many cookies as you see from the picture. :)


( I hope to have a post about the art class we attended, so check back soon!)


~Blessings on this lovely Spring day!!!~

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

Beautiful green clovers...



And my Ireland doll all dressed up with a little clover in her hair. :)


We had yummy corn beef and cabbage for dinner.


Today is a day to celebrate St. Patrick and all of the evangelizing that he did in Ireland.

Have a wonderful St.Patrick's Day!!!

~Blessings~

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday greetings....



 My skirt is finally done! I got it all finished yesterday, and I was able to wear it to church today.
I am going to wear it to the Daddy Daughter Dance this Friday, I think.


 
I am going to be pretty busy this week with a three day art class, music lessons, baby sitting, our youth volunteer program, and the Daddy Daughter Dance. :)


I hope you had a wonderful Sunday. Our neighbor stayed over yesterday and today, because her Mother was on a business trip, and Abby and Maggie's pen pals who are sisters, visited here for the first time, which was pretty neat. :)


So, I can officially say I have been busy. :)


I will try and post as much as possible this week. Because I know you will probably be wanting that give away soon. :) But my busyness is most likely going to catch up with me!


~Sunday Blessings~

My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. John 15:8


What have you done this Sunday? :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

A lovely Giveaway and some news!

An exciting giveaway is being held at Johannah's blog.

She is giving away three wonderful gifts.

To see what they are go to her blog at An Old-Fashioned Girl!


...And my invisible zipper foot came in the mail today. Yeah! Now I can finish my skirt!
(Happy sigh)

My giveaway is inching it's way closer and closer each time I post something. :)

I have a pretty good idea on what I am giving away. I just hope it is more popular than my last give away. Not that I am complaining. :) Well maybe a little.

So just keep checking back for my give away and while you wait head on over to Johannah's giveaway.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ramblings and Craft month

A scarf, I finished.

.....and a couple little fabric appliques and pony tail holder that I don't know what to do with.


Aah.. I love ramblings. They are easy to post, easy to write and easy to think up. (Yes, I love to go with easy.)

March is Craft month which is exciting to me. :) I have about six birthday gifts to make or buy for March and April. So this is a good month for crafts. I have several ideas for gifts all I need is more time on my hands. Maybe a couple more hours in my day would help. HA ha. Like that will happen. :)

My skirt project is at a stand still once again. After many craft store trips to find things for my skirt, right zipper and now our sewing machine has to have a special invisible zipper foot to sew on an invisible zipper. I did tons of searches on Google on where I could get this special foot. (Instead of the plastic kind from Coats that we bought recently.)
I only found this foot on ONE website. My mom bought it on Tuesday and it should get here in a couple of days. Sigh. ( I have to wait that long to keep working on my skirt??) I will probably use it more often when I get more experience sewing skirts, though. :) God is trying to teach me patience through this very slow skirt project. :)

I have also been studying for my knowledge test, to get my learner's permit. My Daddy and I have been reading the driver's manual before bed. And I hope to take the test sometime next week. I really hope I pass! Driving seems really exciting but when I really get behind the wheel I doubt it will be just as easy as it sounds. I can just imagine crashing into something. A mail box, a curb maybe a tree. "Now slowly back up" my Dad will say "Not too fast!" and ......Crash! My Daddy is such a good teacher, so, I doubt I will crash with him in the car. :)


That is about all I have right now to make you listen to. ( Not as long as usual I think.) :D Maybe. I guess not. :)

My 100th post is coming up soon as well! I am going to give away something. Not sure what though. :D

There is a book that I might give away or maybe something home made.

Any ideas? :) Comment please!


I hope you are having a lovely and beautiful ~Thursday!!

Thank you for listening to my rambles.


Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Give Away

The skirt I am working on. :-)


There is a lovely give away that a Life in a Shoe is hosting, for a $50 gift certificate to Marie Madeline Studio.

I am really excited about it! They sell so many beautiful patterns. Like purses, skirts, and pre-made items as well. This is actually where I got the skirt pattern that I am working on now.
It is a really nice pattern. :-D

(Which by the way I am not done with, for reasons such as broken needles, incorrect invisible zipper foot, wrong zipper, and the list goes on. And, yes this is the first article of clothing I have ever made. I am not giving up hope yet! :-D)

So go on down to a life in a shoe and enter! They have some great stuff that you could buy if you won! :-D

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday greetings...


How Shall the Young

How shall the young direct their way, what light shall be their perfect guide?Your word, oh, Lord will safely lead, if in its wisdom they confide.

Sincerely I have sought you, Lord, oh let me not from you depart.To know your way and keep from sin, your word I cherish in my heart.

Oh blessed Lord, teach me your law, you righteous judgments I declare.
Your testimonies make me glad, for they are wealth beyond compare.

Upon your precepts and your ways, my heart will meditate with awe.Your word shall be my chief delight, and I will not forget your law.


This is another beautiful Hymn which we have been singing, that I thought I would share. The words lovely that you can also say it like a poem. :-)

I hope you all are having a lovely Sunday. I know you are probably wondering if I am done with that skirt by now. Unfortunately no. I started it last Sunday and have been working a little on it, each day before bed. I am almost done. But we don't have an invisible zipper foot, for our sewing machine. So, I will hopefully be done with it today. We have been to the craft store several times this week! ;-)

Any way,...


I sincerely hope you are having a remarkable and glorious, Sabbath!!


What are your plans for this afternoon? :-)


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring...

.... is in the air!


Flowers are budding, Leaves are growing, the Sun is shining,
and the March birds are singing. Spring is on it's way!

Although I am singing the songs of spring, it is quite cold here in Georgia. It has been in the 30's and 40's. But Spring is still making its way to the trees and flowers. :)

God's world is changing it's colors and giving it's people so much awe at His' beautiful creation.

I hope you are having a wonderful and lovely, March day!

I am still working slowly on my skirt. What are your plans for this Saturday?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cabbage and Hamburger Bake


This simple, easy, and delicious meal, is perfect for busy families.

My mother makes this meal quite often and I cooked it two nights ago.
It is straight forward, southern cooking. Home style with out the style. :)
Here is the recipe, and unfortunately I didn't take any photos of this yummy casserole, that did it justice.


1 head cabbage, shredded

1 lb. hamburger

1 green pepper, diced

1 medium onion, sliced

2 cups cooked rice

1 quart tomato sauce

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Steam cabbage until limp; drain.
Fry hamburger until brown. Drain off
excessive grease, then add green pep-per,
onion, and cabbage. Fry lightly.
Place rice on bottom of ungreased
casserole, then add cabbage/hamburger mix.
Pour tomato sauce over it and press down to cover with
the sauce. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes, add cheese,
then bake for another 10 minutes.



Hope you enjoy~!!!


Have a lovely evening!


Recipe credited to Back wood Homes Magazine.