Saturday, November 28, 2020

Puzzling away the Pandemic

Completed my fourth pandemic puzzle, this one a 1000 piece from Ravensburger. Lots of challenge on this one, especially the different windows. I have a holiday themed one ready but don't want to take this apart quite yet!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Quarantine Day 28

A beautiful Spring day, in stay at home mode, quarantine Day 28. So saddened to have lost music legend John Prine, passed away from complications due to COVID-19. He has brought so much joy to my life since I discovered him through my sister, Kathy. We saw him at The Philadelphia Folk Festival back in 1973 and became devoted fans ever after.
Thanks to Google Play I am able to hear his albums today in loving tribute to him, the first four records so far. I find myself smiling often as I listen, he had a unique way with words and had such a profound understanding of people and the times. A born storyteller. I found out that his father was a tool and die maker, just like mine. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

top down day

Day 26 of quarantine and stamping is a wonderful outlet, helping to stay busy and send some love on to someone in need.
This is part of the new release from The Greetery, called Top Down Day. If you have a convertible it would be an awesome day to go out for a ride. Nobody is worried about how your hair looks right now :)

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Little Robin Redbreast

These cute cards were made using the Hunkdory "Little Robin Redbreast" kit and sample patterns in the magazine (from Great Britain). I've never done one of these kits before and it was fun and will go to my collection of cards to pass out at the assisted living center for the coming Christmas 2020 season.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Eat What You Love

This is another useful cookbook, your favorite foods made lighter. I couldn't resist picking this up at my old library for 50 cents. Breakfast and muffin recipes in this one are pretty good!

Monday, February 3, 2020

On Vegetables

If I could recommend a vegetarian cookbook above all others (except maybe Mark Bittman's, which is also very good), it would be this one by Deborah Madison. You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy all of these recipes, there are so many marvelous ideas for sides and entrees here. You can find a super cheap copy on ebay through some of the Goodwill Industries stores or at your local thrift shop, which is where I picked up mine for about $3 or $4. Well worth it!!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Rose gold skies

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
The sky was so breathtaking this morning, turning the front of the house a rose pink color. Nice to see that sun making an appearance! Days like this get us Pacific Northwesterners through so many wet,  gray days.