Monday, October 31, 2011

The Monster Mash

Hello All!   I hope you had a safe and enjoyable Halloween!!

Do you remember those old time B movies?   I found this video to 'The Monster Mash'.

Enjoy!



Saturday, October 29, 2011

Scatter, Gather and Keep

Hello all!   I tell you this week has flown by.   I'm afraid I don't have much to tell this week, have been busy as a bee at work and worn out otherwise.  :)  

Was able to rest up some, today.   The most productive I got, was to make the stew below.   So, that was at least something.  :)   It is very tasty and we will be having it for lunch after church on Sunday.  

Right now,  I'm waiting for my clothes to finish drying.  My computer desk is on end of the laundry room, so there's the hum of the dryer, with an additional clank form a zipper or two, drowning out the rest of the household.    I think though, there is a ball game going on in the other room. 

Speaking of ball games... Did any of you watch the World Series?   

WHEW!!! CARDINALS!!!!  YEAH!!!  

Sorry, just had to get that out of my system.  :)


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WEEKLY RECIPE

Easy Pork Stew
1 1/2 lb. Pork meat
4 medium potatoes
1/4 of large onion
2 carrots
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp black pepper
flour and salt/pepper for dusting meat
1 1/2 cup water
32 oz. broth

Cut the pork into cubes and lightly salt, pepper and flour.  In a hot skillet add a little olive oil and brown the pork pieces, making sure not to cook all the way through.  Depending on your skillet size, you may have to do two batches.

Peel the carrots and the potatoes and cut them into chunks.   Dice the onions.   In a large pot or dutch oven, add a little olive oil and saute the onions until they begin to tenderize, add the meat, carrots and potatoes.   Pour in the broth and water.  Add 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper.   Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes, then cover and turn heat down to low and simmer for 30 minutes.    This is a very tasty stew.



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TODAY'S QUESTION

What's on your bedside table?

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Scatter seeds of kindness
Everywhere you go;
Scatter bits of courtesy-
Watch them grow and grow.
Gather buds of friendship;
Keep them till full-blown;
You will find more happiness
Than you have ever known.
                                  Amy r. Raabe

Have a great rest of the weekend!!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to the last question: my goal for this year is to get my projects done on time... so far... so good. :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Contagious...

Hello all!

It was awesome to hear that the amazing light show, in the northern sky, was so close to me yesterday but darn it all I missed it.    I sat out this evening, after dark, in hopes I might catch a glimpse, but alas, I'm too far south this evening.   On the other hand, the stars were beautiful and the crickets and frogs sang a beautiful melody!  :)

So, I came in, dipped myself a bowl of sweetened strawberries and sat down to type.   

Don't my strawberries look yummy? 

They are!
Earlier this evening I began to fold many pages, creating a tree from a softback, actually a huge catalog from work that was going into the recycle bin.   I've never made a paperback tree before, so this was something new for me.   Here is my first attempt.

The catalog I'm using was over 2000 pages and I have another, just like it, to use.  So now, I'm folding pages to create an angel.   I'll post a pic when I get it done.   As to the tree, I'm thinking of painting and decorating it like a Christmas tree, to use as a centerpiece for a table setting.




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TODAY'S QUESTION

What's a goal you have for this year?

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This morning I realized it was time to renew my make up.   You know how it is, you use your makeup for a while, and I make mine last as long as possible, then one day it just doesn't cover as well or isn't applying as smoothly as it should.  Is anyone with me this?  

Anyway, later in the day I read a quote from Lady Blessington... "There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness."... and that quote got the wheels, in my head, turning... remembering the smiles of friends, loved ones and strangers, and how those smiles just lit up the world.
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Have you ever noticed how a smile is contagious?   Now that is one contagion I'm willing to catch every day!  :)

 Anonymous
Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.




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I guess that's all I have for this evening.   I trust all is going well with you.   If not, please let me know and I will pray for you.  

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to the last question:  Nada!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Lazy....

Hello all!  

Isn't it great to have the weekend free.  You don't have to punch a time clock or watch the clock, as you eat your lunch.

Well, that's one of the things I like about my weekends.   My schedule is very flexible and I usually fly by the seat of my pants, on what I'm going to do for the day.   

This morning, I started a pot of coffee - haven't done that in a while here at home, then looked through some cookbooks.   

My husband was out for a walk and my kids were still in bed.  The house was quiet and peaceful.  When my coffee finished brewing, I fixed a bowl of cereal and took my time.    I finally decided to wake the kids up, a little after 11:00 a.m.    So, yes, I slept in this morning too.  :)

It was pretty much a lazy day, though I did sew while my potato soup was cooking.   The rest of the time, I just read a book or took a nap.  

Like I said.... LAZY!!  :)


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WEEKLY RECIPE

Potato Soup
8-10 Potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 Carrots, peeled and sliced
1 Celery stick, sliced
1/4 - 1/2 onion, diced
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Garlic powder to taste.   If you have fresh garlic, use 1 -2 cloves

Peel, wash and cut veggies as directed.   Place in big pot or dutch oven, add water or broth so that the veggies are covered.  Cook until the veggies are tender, then add a basic slurry to thicken.   

Slurry = 1/4 cup flour, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup milk, whisked together.


After dipping it in a bowl, add a dollop of sour cream and stir it in.    

You can also add, crumbled crisp bacon on top, this is a tasty addition.  :)






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TODAY'S QUESTION

What's in your purse/wallet?

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I hear thunder rolling close, we have thunderstorms moving in, so I better sign off soon.   Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!     

Don't forget to check out the giveaways, I posted yesterday.

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to yesterday's question: Yes.

Lo and Behold...

Hello!    

This evening, I was working away and then lo and behold, right in the middle of it all, I found a block that was totally opposite in every way from all the other blocks.     

The Correct Way
The one to rip out
So the seam ripper came out and I ripped out every seam, including the applique.  Then resewed the block the correct way.  


It seems that no matter what, I tend to always wind up ripping out a seam or two... this time it was four seams and an applique.  


Live and learn they say... I had some music on and believe it or not, I was able to rip out the seams, stress free.  :)



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TODAY'S QUESTION

Have you ever been in a car accident or seen one?

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LAST CHANCE

Annie's Ruby Slipperz is having her Monday Mystery giveaway.  You could win 5 fat quarters.  This giveaway ends Saturday, October 22, at midnight Mountain Time.

Gen X Quilters is having a giveaway.  You could win a copy of The Devil's Puzzle by Clare O'Donohue.  This giveaway ends Saturday, October 22 at midnight EST.

Blushing Rose is having a giveaway.  You could win one of two copies of The Devil's Puzzle by Clare O'Donohue.  This giveaway ends Saturday, October 22, at midnight.

MORE GIVEAWAYS

The Average Quilter is having a giveaway for her followers.  You could win a wonderful Dresden Plate clock.  This giveaway ends Monday, October 24.

Lots Of Pink Here! is having a giveaway.  You could win a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.  This giveaway ends Wednesday, October 26.

Fresh Lemon Quilts is having a giveaway.   You could win a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.  This giveaway ends Wednesday, October 26.

A Stitcher's Heirlooms is having a giveaway.  You could win a whole bunch of stitch related stuff.  This giveaway ends Friday, October 28. 

 Boggy Bottom Bayou http://boggybottombayou.blogspot.com/   is having a Fall Giveaway.   You could win Belinda the Bewildered Believer!  This giveaway ends Nov. 1st 

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I want to close with a quote from "Quilted Hearts"...

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. ~ Hannah Moore


I was seeing my backwards block as an obstacle, but then realized, it was just a jog in the path I was on.  I just had to rip on through and straighten it out, to keep moving forward.

Have a great weekend!!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to yesterday's question:  I can fold my tongue into to a three leafed clover shape.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sunny Days...

Hello!   Hope this finds you doing well.  :)

This evening my husband and I visited a friend.  Someone I haven't seen or talked to in about 6 months and it was good to see him and his wife.  My friend's name is Mike.
Mike's initials in stained glass clip art to honor his new found art work.
 He is now into stained glass.   I didn't know he was so crafty.  :)     I don't know about you, but I like stained glass and Mike does very nice work.   Who knew?!  :)

He showed us around his shop and some of his finished pieces, and I was impressed.    It was good to hear him talk about his craft, I can tell he is really into it.  :) 

His shop is called Sunny Days Glass Art and you can check his website out at http://www.sunnydaysglassart.com/index.html

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TODAY'S QUESTION

What's the weirdest thing about you?

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Here are some GIVEAWAYS that are going on at this time....

Annie's Ruby Slipperz is having her Monday Mystery giveaway.  You could win 5 fat quarters.  This giveaway ends Saturday, October 22, at midnight Mountain Time.

Gen X Quilters is having a giveaway.  You could win a copy of The Devil's Puzzle by Clare O'Donohue.  This giveaway ends Saturday, October 22 at midnight EST.

Blushing Rose is having a giveaway.  You could win one of two copies of The Devil's Puzzle by Clare O'Donohue.  This giveaway ends Saturday, October 22, at midnight.

The Average Quilter is having a giveaway for her followers.  You could win a wonderful Dresden Plate clock.  This giveaway ends Monday, October 24.

Lots Of Pink Here! is having a giveaway.  You could win a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.  This giveaway ends Wednesday, October 26.

Fresh Lemon Quilts is having a giveaway.   You could win a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.  This giveaway ends Wednesday, October 26.

A Stitcher's Heirlooms is having a giveaway.  You could win a whole bunch of stitch related stuff.  This giveaway ends Friday, October 28. 
  
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Thanks goodness it's Thursday....

Last week flew by, this week it seems hasn't as much, even though it seems I get busier each week at work.
I set a personal record this morning....

"Bye Babe, I love you!"..... "Bye Mom, I love you!".....

"I love you too..." I said groggily, as I rolled over in bed... then it dawned on me, it was 7:30 a.m!!   I had to be at work by 8:00 a.m.

My feet hit the floor and I prayed "Father above, help me get to work on time!"... Believe it or not He did.

I showered, washed my hair, applied makeup, etc.... all the things a girl's got to do to get ready, even got my shoes tied and made it to work on time!

Let me tell you, I haven't moved that fast in forever!  :)
  
 Talk about getting woke up!! 

Have you slept in like that before?

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Well, I guess that's it for tonight.    Here's hoping you have a Fabulous Friday!!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to the last question:  Maybe the 50's

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I was a cool day...

Surprise!!    When I arrived home after work, I saw three small cantaloupes on the counter.   They came from David's garden!  I thought he had only the one cantaloupe, we ate last week.  



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Tonight was a quilt guild meeting night.  We had a good program, designing a quilt top by using paint chip samples for rooms, like you find at Lowe.s, for example.   The sample room I helped design for, was a rustic looking room.   Lanora (my partner in this crime) and I decided a landscape quilt would look good in the room.  So using the paint chip samples, we came up with a design of a sunset in the mountains, with a large gnarly tree in the foreground.  

On the way home I was inspired to try to make the landscape quilt in small scale, just to see how it turns out. 

I need to finish my big quilt first though... so I will have to wait a week or two.  :)   I'll post pics when I have them.  :)

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Today, was a cool day.  It was wonderful!  
It felt like Autumn for sure.  :)

Here's a little poem I wrote about Autumn, in 2002.

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A Night in Autumn
The night is cool,
Dark sky, clear.
Stars shining,
Moon so near,
Breath white in the air,
A peaceful time.
Listen to the night sounds.
Crickets play their melody,
Serenading the earth to sleep.
                                 Sonia R. Parham



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TODAY'S QUESTION

What decade during the last century would you have chosen to be a teenager?

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Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to yesterday's question: I hope retired, enjoying my time.  :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Nobody Knows...

Today, I received a pleasant surprise.  One of the ladies at work brought me a cutting off a rose bush.  She has several of this particular kind and told me about them, earlier in the year.    I'm not sure what they are called, but I'm going to find out.  :)

They are very pretty and have a pretty smell.   I'm thinking of maybe planting some of these in the Spring. 


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TODAY'S QUESTION

What do you hope your life will be like in 20 years?

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Well, I'm cutting it short tonight.  I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday.  

I'd like to end with a quote from Dale Carnegie ~ One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.  We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside or windows today.

So having quoted Mr. Carnegie, remember to slow down and enjoy the beauty of God's creation.  :)

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to the last question: 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I'm Glad I Recieved It...

Hello!   I trust you have had a great weekend thus far.

Today has been a day of relaxation for me.   I put the pork roast on this morning, and it smelled yummy, cooking all day in the crock pot.   The recipe is posted below.

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Then I wound up watching a scary movie with my kids.    The crazy thing is, the info on the TV wasn't correct for the movie.  So I don't know the name of the movie, but it was good.   Not too scary but scary enough, if you know what I mean.  The suspense was very good.  :)
  
This evening I worked on a top for a lap quilt.   The pieced center was a quilt top that was donated to me.  It wasn't finished and not squared off.  So I cut it down and squared it off, then added the borders to make it the right size for a lap quilt.   I think it turned out very pretty.  I like the colors.   I'm not sure who did the pieced work, but I'm glad I received it to use.  It will brighten someones day in the local nursing home. 





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TODAY'S QUESTION

What's your favorite commercial?

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WEEKLY RECIPE

Sonia's Pulled Pork Sandwich
1 - 2 1/2 lb. Pork Roast
Salt
Black Pepper
Greek Seasoning (I use Cavender's All Purpose Greek seasoning)
1/4 large Onion
1/2 Green Pepper
1 Celery stalk
1 - 14.5 oz can of Chicken Broth

Thaw the pork roast, if frozen.   Rinse the roast off thoroughly.   On both sides, salt, black pepper and Greek seasoning.   Place in a crock pot.   Cut up onion, green pepper and celery in chunks and place in the crock pot with the roast.   Pour the chicken broth in around the roast.   Cook on high for 5 hours, then turn down to low and cook for 2 more hours.    
 
When the roast is done, put in on a platter, cover and let it rest for thirty minutes.  Then, shred the roast with two forks.   Now it's ready to put on a bun and enjoy!

I added coleslaw and barbecue sauce to my sandwich and it was delicious! :)







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Well, I guess that's if for today.    

Have a wonderful Sunday!!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to the last question: spending time with my hubby, kids, family or friends.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Count Your Many Blessings

The other day, a friend of mine mentioned writing a journal on the blessing that come your way, no matter how small.   I think it's a good idea.

Take time to notice those blessings that come your way.  For instance....

The sun's rays cut through the clouds in the Eastern sky... what a great way to start the day (a blessing).

or

This cantaloupe, my husband picked yesterday (his one and only cantaloupe that grew this year)... it was the sweetest I have tasted in a very long time (a blessing).

In the Bible, God made a promise of blessing to Abraham and it still applies to us today.

And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. ~ Ezekiel 34:26

So, give it a try.  Start a journal and write down a blessing every time it comes your way.

I'm going to start one.

I think we will be surprised of how blessed we are.  :)

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TODAY'S QUESTION

What is something that can always make you feel better?

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Tonight, after my Bible study, I worked on my quilt project.  I got quite a bit done as I sang along with the Gaither Vocal Band.   Those guys can sure praise the Lord!  :)   Here's one that I can totally relate to.


 Okay, I got a little side-tracked.... back to my quilt project... I hope to have a finished project to show you soon.  

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Don't wait for a crisis 
to discover what is 
important in your life. 
~ Quilted Hearts


God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to the last question:  I wanted to be a soldier.

Monday, October 10, 2011

AQST Block of the Month Begins!

Hello All!!   I started feeling much better this afternoon.  Thank the Lord above!!  After a week of feeling run down and tired, then running a little fever yesterday, I was ready for it to be over.

Well, it begins today - My first block of the month!

I have decided to try to keep the blocks easy, as we are in the busy time of the year and then it seams :)  that life always throws a wrench in the works.

We will finish the last block next October, just in time for Christmas.  This will be a large wall hanging, all blocks will be Christmas themed.  It will be a surprise each month.  :)   If you miss the day I post it, you can find the current block on the tab labeled AQST Block of the Month.

BLOCK #1

Choose a dark fabric and a light one (your choice of colors).

CUT
Dark Fabric :  four 4" squares  and two 4 1/2" squares
Light Fabric: one 4" square and two 4 1/2" squares










Take a light 4 1/2" square and place it on top of a dark 4 1/2" square,  with right sides facing.  Do the same with the remaining 4 1/2" squares.  You should have two sets, with the light on top of the dark.

Draw a line from corner to corner on the light fabric and sew 1/4" on both sides of the line.  Do this for both sets.

Now cut on the drawn line.


 
This will give you two sets of half square triangles.




You should now have four 4" dark squares, one 4" light square and four half square triangles.

Okay, it's time to sew the blocks into rows. 






Row 1:  sew a half square triangle, with dark corner pointing down, to a dark square, dark fabrics meeting.  You will sew another half square triangle, turned opposite of the first one, to the dark square,so that the dark fabrics meet.

Row 2: sew a dark square to the light square.  Then sew another dark square to the light square.

Row 3:  Repeat row 1 but turn half square triangle, with dark corners pointing up.

Sew all three rows together, matching the seams.

 Now you can embellish it with ribbon, buttons or fabric yo-yos, being sure to leave room to stitch the next block to it.













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TODAY'S QUESTION

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

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MY RAINY DAY POEM

Rainy Day
Dark clouds roll in,
the wind blows, 
wild untamed thunder rolls.
The birds sing sweetly,
the frogs croak their song, 
calling for the elements to release their energy.
Dry arid land seeks a quenching of its thirst.
First one drop, then two,
a melodious rain does ensue, 
Nature soaking up every drop.
                                  Sonia R. Parham 10/10/11

Have a great Tuesday!!   

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

My answer to yesterday's question:  maybe chocolate.  :)

To All My Canadian Friends....

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Woooooo Pig! Sooie!

Bare with me as I give a shout out for Arkansas.....

Woooooo  Pig!  Sooie!
Woooooo  Pig!  Sooie!
Woooooo  Pig!  Sooie!
Razorbacks!!


Arkansas takes the victory against Auburn today, 38 - 14.   

Around a year or so ago, my husband asked me, "Hon, how come you can watch a Rugby game, but can't watch a football game?"   My answer was, I like Rugby better.  

But I realized that my man was possibly letting me know in his subtle way, that he would like to share the game of football with me.    So, I have tried to watch a little more football with him.   I have to tell you though, I tend to get aggravated at the game.  I won't go into it, any more than that, but I will say, if I get aggravated, I'll walk away and just check on the game from time to time.  :)

OKAY.... moving on....

I hope you have had a great day.  My day was a day of recouping and resting.  I did however, get a little bit done with my applique pieces and crocheting.   No pics to share at this time, though.

I woke this morning with thoughts of the "Block of the Month", I guess because it will be starting Monday evening.  I have a lot of work to do tomorrow afternoon.   

I will draw out the pattern, make the block and take a pic of it, to post, with instructions, on Monday.    The first block will be fairly simple and I plan to make most of them that way.    I don't want this first "Block of the Month" to be too much of a challenge, as we have the holidays coming up and are going to be very busy.  I hope you join in and share your blocks.  :)

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TODAY'S QUESTION

If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I know this has been short, but I still feel a little down, tired mostly.   I want to thank those of you, who have sent me kind words, uplifting me and I also want to thank you all for your inspiring blogs.   It seems when I'm a little down, spiritually or physically, there are always several of you that bring a smile to my face.  Thank you!

This puts me in mind of when the Apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, he is with Silvanus and Timotheus.

We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers. ~ 1Thesselonians 1:2

That's how I feel.  
Have a great weekend!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to yesterday's question: pretty pictures my hubby took of butterflies on our marigolds.

Friday, October 7, 2011

It's been ages...

Hello all... it seems like it's been ages since I last blogged.  LOL

I know it's only been 5 days... but that is 4 days longer than normal.    I have just been wore out and kind of down... think I may be trying to come down with a bug or something.  I'm really trying not to, though.

My Internet service was down all day/night yesterday, and boy did I have a lot of emails... a bunch of them went to the trash bin or spam.

I plan to post the first Block of the Month on Monday, 10/10/11.    I hope you join in.  I think it will be fun to see the different blocks that each of you make.

I've been saving up used dryer sheets to use for some applique pieces I need to add to the quilt I've been working on.   I think I finally have enough to use. 

This is a great way to recycle and it makes applique easy.   
Here's what you do...
  1. Iron you dryer sheet.  Do not iron directly on the dryer sheet, place the dryer sheet under a dishtowel, so that it won't melt or stick to your iron.
  2. Once your dryer sheet is ironed, place it on top of the right side of your applique fabric.
  3. Stitch with a 1/4" seam all the way around your applique shape.
  4. Cut an opening in the middle of the dryer sheet, being careful not to cut your applique fabric.
  5. Turn the piece inside out, so that the applique fabric is showing and the dryer sheet is on the bottom.  This will give you a clean, turned under edge.  Now you can stitch your applique piece to the project you're working on.
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WEEKLY RECIPE with a Bonus


My weekly recipe is a Crockpot Dump Cake, I made it today.   Last night, I made what I call fried apples, for my daughter.  She was wanting something for desert.    I think I like the fried apple desert better than the crockpot dump cake, though both were good.  I just liked the simpler one this week.  :)
 
 
Crockpot Dump Cake (see the recipe and more at the link below)

1 (21 oz) can of fruit pie filling (I used blueberry)
1 package of yellow or white cake mix
8 tablespoons of butter, cut up
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Rub crockpot with some of the butter. Pour in the pie filling.  Mix the dry cake mix with the remaining butter until it is crumbly, sprinkle over the pie filling.  Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the cake mix.  Cover and cook for 2-3 hours.    Serve warm, with whipped topping or very cold vanilla ice cream.

And the bonus.....

Fried Apples
2-3 green apples, peeled and sliced thinly
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
Dash of cinnamon (to taste)

Melt butter in non-stick fry pan, add peeled and thinly sliced apples and stir so that the slices are covered with butter, add the brown sugar and cinnamon.  Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until apples have softened.   Serve over vanilla ice cream.
 
 

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TODAY'S QUESTION

What was the highlight of your week?

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I leave you with a quote from my cute little Quilted Hearts book.

Wash what's dirty.
Water what is dry.
Heal what is wounded.
Warm what is cold.
Guide what goes off the road.
Love those who are least lovable
because they need love the most.

Always be a little kinder than necessary.
                                                   ~ James M. Barrie


God bless and keep you, 
Sonia


My answer to the last question: the thing in my past I would like to change, is all the years I wasted denying God.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Key Word for the Month...

Hello!  Hope your Sunday has been a blessed one.  :)

Yesterday, I said I would share pics of the reenactment at the Frontier's Day.  So here are the pics... it's a story of a female spy, giving Confederate secrets to the Union.  She receives the info from a Confederate Soldier.  Both are caught and are being hung for their treason to the Confederacy.   I knew several people in the reenactment and it was fun watching them perform.  :)











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TODAY'S QUESTION
What's one thing in the past, you would like to change?

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Looking forward in this month, busy is the key word.  :)    The block of the month will be starting soon.  I have a lap quilt or two to make and I need to finish the bigger quilt, I'm working on.  

How are you set for the month?   

I noticed the other day, that some of the autumn colors are coming in. The reds, oranges and yellows.  I hope we have more color, than I think we will, this year.    

One of the reasons I like autumn the best, is the beautiful colors that God paints the landscape with.  He paints the landscape year around, but I like the autumn colors the best.  :)


Thank you Father in heaven for the beauty You share with us!!
 

Well, that's it for now.   Here's wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia



My answer to yesterday's question: my Bible, a water filtration system, MREs, fire starter kit, compass/map

Saturday, October 1, 2011

First Day of October...

Hello all!   October has already started.  Boy, time sure flies by.   

I had a great week, the Revival was awesome.   Last night wrapped the week up with 8 baptisms and 3 more new brother and sisters in Christ.    Though it was the last scheduled day of the revival at my church, I'm thinking there is no need of revival ending within me. I can continue to feel revival as I continue to focus on the presence of the Lord in my life.  :)


Today was Frontier's Day. 

I took lots of pics today, starting with my daughter playing the drum in the parade.



Saw some sweet rides...




 

I also got to help judge the costumes. 
There were horse draw wagons




I found tin pumpkins for sale too.


And this little cutie rode by in her Radio Flyer and I couldn't help but take a pic.  



I also watched a reenactment of a hanging, way back in the day.  I will post pics of it tomorrow.


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WEEKLY RECIPE

Easy Cheesy Chicken 1 
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easy-Cheesy-Chicken-I/Detail.aspx#  
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (10-75 ounce) can condensed cream of cheddar cheese soup
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
I also added 1/2 green pepper chopped and 1/2 onion chopped 

Rinse chicken and pat dry.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Place chicken and chopped pepper and onion in slow cooker.   In a medium bowl, mix together the cream of chicken, mushroom and cheddar soups.  Pour over the chicken, peppers and onions.    Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Stir in sour cream just before serving.    Serve over rice or pasta. 



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TODAY'S QUESTION

If you were stranded in the wilderness, what five things would you want to have with you?

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Well y'all I'm going to sign off.  I have a headache coming on and am wore out for the awesome week and today.     Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to the last question: my earliest childhood memory, in Florida, backyard, standing on a sand bucket and sticking my arm in the ringers of the washing machine, while it was on.   I was three.

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