Friday, August 26, 2011

Irene, Pumpkins and Samplers


Hello All!   The hatches are battened down, the winds are high and the waves are rising.   Lighting and thunder energize the air as the storm draws closer.

Let's lift up all family and friends, on the East coast, in prayer as Irene rocks through the area.

Here is what she looks like now


I have this huge can of pumpkin in my pantry and found a yummy recipe on, called Upside Down Pumpkin Cake.

I'm waiting on permission to share their recipe on my blog before I post it.  Don't want to break any copyright laws.   You can check it out though at

I will post a pic and the recipe when I get permission.  If I don't, I will post a pic of my cake anyway.  :)



What's your best memory of your mother or father?


You know how the Autumn fever has hit me and I'm buzzing on an Autumn high? 

Well, I have decided to make pumpkins, to decorate my cubicle at work, along with a Autumn theme wall hanging.  

I am making a set of three pumpkins.   Here's what I've done so far.  One little pumpkin stuffed.  Need to stuff the other two (they are larger) and then add embellishments, leaves, stems, etc.  


I will begin posting a "block of the month", after Labor Day.   Keep watch for it.  I look forward to seeing the block you all make as we go through them.   I'm trying to decide between two sets.

1.  Underground Railroad Sampler

2. Crossing Over Time Sampler

So, be ready... Labor Day week, I will post the first block and you will know which Sampler we will be doing.  :)


When hurricanes blow in, I'm reminded of a passage in the Bible.

And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.  And He (Jesus) was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow; and they awake Him, and say unto Him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?  And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still.  And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.  And He said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?  ~  Mark 4:37-40

I pray there is a peace and calm, with those going through the storms, at this time.  
God bless and keep you,

My answer to yesterday's question:  The bill I dislike paying the most... hmmm... I guess the electric bill.

Beauty of Giving