Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Pictures Galore!!!!

A bunch of pictures I took over the holidays and never posted....here's Grace, all settled in and taking over!

Here's the blizzard on Christmas...the first time a blizzard warning has ever been issued for Arkansas and the last big snowfall like this was back in the 1800's they said.  I called it a true Christmas Miracle because it was my Christmas wish come true! (see the white tail in the middle....a deer friend leaving in a hurry when she spied me! LOL!)
I might have showed you this ivy plant but did I tell you I got it at Walmart discounted to $3.50????  Steal!!!!
  And it's still alive!
I've been getting better at the cross stitch....it's all coming back to me now...........

I've been doing a lot of cleaning and clearing........
after the snow the sun came out and left me a colorless rainbow in my bathroom.........
here's my little Christmas cottage..............I wish it was my REAL cottage............
 like Kris Kringle's below...............isn't it precious?

 
 The moon was out and full one night and I got a picture but not like some bloggers that get gorgeous moon shots..........
I was cleaning and watching the Hallmark specials over the holidays and there were some good ones!  I started taking pictures of the screen of houses and scenes I liked for my future old dilapidated farmhouse/cottage that I want to get in Illinois...dilapidated so I can fix it up just how I want....if it's too perfect I won't have the money or the guts! LOL!  You can tell I stopped what I was doing as my cleaning rag is laying there while I went to grab the camera...
I love the curtains in the big entry to the dining room and the ones on the door with the oval glass......
 There's a better shot below and I have an old floor lamp like that one in the picture.
 This is the best shot I could get of the outside of the house........there was a better one but I missed it....dang!
  I want a few more trees around though......and hills
 Now you're all caught up to the present except for some book reviews which I'll get to this week....there were some good ones!
Today I made yogurt for the first time but not sure how it will turn out..........
it has to sit in the oven with the light on in a pan of hot water for 6-8 hours and then if I want the Greek style (which I do for sure), I have to strain it through some muslin in a collander.
Tune in tomorrow to see how it went.  I was going to buy a yogurt maker (actually I had one I had picked up at a garage sale but when I left Iowa my friend convinced me I didn't need it.....).  A new one is about $40.00 so we'll see how the oven light procedure works....either way making your own yogurt costs a quart of milk for all that you see there instead of $1.00 or more a cupful when you buy it already made.  
A friend of mine stopped by (my book fairy) and she invited me over next Saturday to start learning how to spin on her wheel!  Woo Hoo!  I'm a learnin fool and off to a great start in 2013!!!  Hope you all are too!




10 comments:

  1. What a fabulous post, so much going on. I'm so glad you are going to play along with the Summertime stitchalong.

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  2. You certainly are off to a great start to the New Year!
    Awesome!!!!

    I've made yogurt before, but I did it in the slow cooker.
    It turned out great!!
    I need to try the Greek style, next time.

    Hope you have a great evening, and wishing you a wonderful New Year.

    {{hugs}}
    K.

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  3. Gracie is a cutie! Everything is looking good over there. I needed to be doing cleaning and clearing over here but about the only thing I did was organize my dresser that has all my jewelry. My MIL used to make yogurt in the oven. I always thought it would be so hard but apparently it's really not. I even saw on tv how someone make ricotta and I thought, really, it can't be that easy. I made granola for the first time yesterday and gifted a small recycled crochet jar of it to a friend. That's the kind of gifts I like to give. Upcycled and homemade. Have fun with the spinning wheel. I lost all interest in my rug as it takes sooooooooooooooooooo many hours to complete and there's been so many other things I wanted to do. I would literally have to work on it hours every single day just to finish it this month. Not sure how it will progress but I've got to make a little time for it each day. Back to school on Sunday -- two weeks just goes too fast sometimes. Have a wonderful day. Tammy

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  4. Loved your post. Cute kitty too.

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