Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lots to blog about!

Remember these flowers I got from my daughter and her family on Mother's Day?

Here they are fact there are some white ones blooming too that weren't in this picture.
I've been cleaning and organizing..........
especially my bedroom and my yarns..........I sit and stitch here during the day sometimes as there is a window above the chair that lets in lots of natural light and in the evening there is a great floor lamp that works well.  I put an old picnic basket next to the chair for my WIPs (works in progress) and I also can grab it and take it to the knitting group as is.  What I like about it is it stands by itself where my other project bags fall over and my projects get tossed around.
I used my old farm bench for some of my yarn storage.....organizing my stash is another WIP!

I've been baking in baking powder biscuits...........
Those brown spots are where the milk that I basted them with splashed....I might skip that step next time.
I took a hint from Pillsbury and froze some on a cookie sheet before baking and popped them in a freezer bag after they were frozen.  Now I always have them on hand to use whenever....although that might not be a good thing.
I also tried using wheat flour in my pie crust and just pressing it out with my fingers as opposed to rolling it out.  It was fast, saved a lot of mess and clean up and tasted just fine to me.  It was for a spinach quiche.
The wheat flour gives it a crunchier texture which I sort of enjoyed.  The crust and quiche recipe and the biscuits are all on my food board on Pinterest. They were both Martha Stewart recipes.  Although  I think Martha makes things more complicated than they need to be at times.
I have been busy as you can see and yesterday I mowed and today is Wal-mart.  I'm also walking my 3-5 miles when the weather cooperates and I journal an hour each morning which is my spiritual connection.  I'm trying to  "live the life I imagined" and take care of myself and the girls (Nitty, Annie and Grace) at the same time.  You HAVE to retire in order to do this as it is a full-time job in itself! LOL!
 Oh, I also checked the oil and tires and filled the tires on mower and car a bit and cleaned the mower and filter of grass but it needs a good's like the never-ending never-ending list of things to do.


  1. Oh, what time should I come over for the biscuits?

    I love biscuits - homemade biscuits.

    Your flowers are lovely.

  2. Your photos are making me hungry ! Take care now. Marion x

  3. Ah the to do list always gets bigger, never smaller!! Great bakes.

  4. It's a busy time of life but enjoyable, too. I bought buttermilk at the store this morning to make biscuits. I back a double recipe and freeze most of them. I love your flowers and the little animals sitting next to them. Enjoy your afternoon! Hugs!

  5. Sam, it looks like you have been very busy as usual, your creating area all looks very tidy and organised.I find I work better if I'm not in a mess.
    Lots of yummy baking too!
    Have a great weekend Sam!
    Gill xx

  6. Oh I like that picnic basket idea! Your biscuits look yummy...I like bread in any form:)

  7. My goodness... you always stay so busy!
    I'm loving your little chair!! I need to find a nice chair for reading for our new library.

    Yummy looking biscuits and quiche!! I've been trying out 'meat-less Mondays', and quiche is on my list.

    Have a good Memorial Day weekend, my friend.


  8. You have been really busy. I love your cosy sewing spot and the picnic basket is a great idea.

  9. Ooh I love pretty blooming things!~And your organizing is so great, I love the picnic basket you're using for your WIPs, I have something like that ;-)
    Your baking looks yummy!


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