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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Perfect Day

How you ever thought to yourself, this is a perfect day?
Our friends Bobby and Phyllis Scarborough own the most beautiful ranch, the Flowing Well.  
We were invited today to their family Thanksgiving dinner.                            

 They've built a new pole barn, just the thing for a party!

That's Bobby and Phyllis, and my Tom 

Dinner was delicious, especially the fried quail, we brought the mashed potatoes and corn

Perfect country tables

Corn Toss

A bonfire

A surprise hog visitor, a very large hog...

The line of pickups would have made a great Ford commercial!
All in all, a perfect day

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Banana Blondies, yum!

This morning I made banana blondies to bring to our weekly Canasta game. They were so yummy i wrote up the recipe, which is tweaked from a few i found on Pinterest (possibly the biggest time suck in the history of mankind).

Banana Blondies are the perfect way to use up over ripe bananas. Browned Butter Icing, need i say more?

Holy Moley, blogging has changed since i blogged last! thank goodness for google :/)

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Oreo Cheesecake stuffed Devil's Food Cake

Dinner party tonight! Had to try this Pin
Looks divine! Can't wait to taste it tonight.
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Location:Shoreline Dr,Lake Placid,United States

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Rhinebeck 2012, the fiber report

Back at home from Rhinebeck, as usual the festival weekend goes by too quickly.
This year I was pretty restrained, the only two things were Maggie's Farm Shepherd's Friend Hand Creme and Wood Beams.

The Shepherd's Friend was easy to find in Maggie's booth. The Wood Beams was a quest, no one that normally has it had it. The Bosworths finally told me I could find it at Bittersweet Woolery, yay!
We hit the Festival merchandise booth early Saturday. A tote in black for me, love this year's logo and a denim shirt for Tom.
Four spools of silk thread from Serendipity Farm and Studio, which I thought would be perfect for core spinning or as a binder for boucle. A clover yarn cutter with a blue glass fob from Shipyard Point Glassworks. And Goat Milk liquid soap from Utopia Bath, Ltd, to try as a face wash.
In the fiber department, eight ounces of washed Coopworth locks from Hatchtown Farm, I wanted to show my friend Angela Judith MacKenzie's wolf spinning.
I was trying so hard to be good, Saturday Angela and I looked at the fleece sale in the afternoon. Fairly picked over. But there was one sweet little grey Romney fleece with a blue (very good) dot on the judge's tag. I resisted.

Sunday morning Angela and I watched Judith's "Three Bags Full" video. All you want to do after watching that video is plunge your hands into a fleece.
When we returned to the fair Sunday morning, and the wee Romney was still there, kismet.
The Romney is From Brookworks LLC in Summit, NY. Now it is rinsing in my washing machine in mesh bags. It has a lot of crimp for a Romney and is fairly soft. I am hoping to comb it, spin it worsted, and use it for a warp.
2011's Tour de Fleece spinning was six + pounds of brown Merino woolen spun for a weft. Hopefully the Romney's grey with brown tips will look nice with the cocoa brown Merino.
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Location:Fort Lauderdale

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Necessity is the mother

Small metal crochet hooks and miles of crocheting make for a very cramped hand.
Think think think, take an ice pick, poke a hole through a plastic wine cork, shove the blunt end of the crochet hook through the hole.
Ah, much better

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Sunday, May 06, 2012

the internet is a wonderful thing

cruising YouTube for spinning cotton i come across Joan Ruane's videos, which leads me to google Joan's site,

 which takes me to google again for reviews on Joan's dvd, where i find a fabulous new to me blog, which takes me to an incredible video series, made by hand,

 such talent and enthusiasm. takes me back to the mindset of the 70s.

how many were going to st. ives?

on the knitting front, still obsessed with hexxapuffs for the Bee Keeper's Quilt, i am using Madelinetosh merino light. oh the glorious colors!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

something yummy this way comes

i haven't posted in so long i can't remember how to do it ;/)
the wide world of almond meal has opened up for me, i just love the stuff!
one of my online knitting buddies, Thérèse of Knitfinder shared a recipe for almond cakes, they were delicious, more like a blini than a pancake. i added a little almond milk, baking soda and blueberries, yummy yummy yummy!

Almond Meal Pancakes
1/3 cup Almond Meal/flour
Pinch salt
Pinch baking powder
Pinch baking soda
Big pinch Cinnamon
Orange or Lemon Zest
1 Egg
Splash Unsweetened Almond Milk
Blueberries (optional)
Mix together dry ingredients, add in Egg, add splash of Almond Milk, how much you add depends on how thick or thin you like you panicakes. Add Blueberries if desired, I used frozen Organic Blueberries from Costco.
Melt a dab of Butter in pan, I used a cast iron skillet, pour in batter when Butter is sizzling. Cook until bubbles are almost set, flip.
Serve with Canadian Bacon and Maple Syrup. Yummy :/)
my knitting life has been taken over by hexxapuffs. i am powerless in their squishy goodness.
Tosh Merino Light makes a perfect puff. the tosh colors are so lovely.
the hexxapuffs are for the Beekeeper's Quilt, for some reason i can't get the hyperlink to work.
i've missed you blog!