A Simple Pleasure Sunday

June 29, 2008

Earlier in the week Gina posted on her blog about simple pleasures. I have enjoyed many of my simple pleasures today. After I got the house “good enough” I decided to get in some porch time today. It is a gorgeous, cool sunny day here today and we had 4 uninterrupted hours on it. Lynn was on the sofa with Jazzy and me in my chair. I read the new Reader’s Digest, listened to the tinkling of the wind chimes, listened to the wind blow, closed my eyes and just rocked and relaxed, listened to the neighbors dog barking, listened and watched the birds, listened to a boat on the lake and enjoyed the smell of just mowed grass.

I also got in some retail therapy today. I ordered fabric for a quilt I have running through my head. Can you say “chocolate and turquoise?” I think I know what pattern I will be making. I will post pix of the fabric when it comes in.

I am going to have one of our simple pleasures for supper tonight. Cabbage and smoked sausage and cheese and onion cornbread muffins. Yuummmmyy!

I hope all of you have enjoyed some simple pleasures today. Now I am going to go watch some of the race. Another simple pleasure.

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Happy & sad at the same time

June 22, 2008

Is that possible? I am happy because today was  a friend and his wife’s 35 wedding anniversary. I’m sad because it may be their last. He is the one that I have asked for prayers for because he has pancreatic cancer. He has gone through 2 rounds of very aggressive chemo but the cancer has spread to his liver. There will be no more cancer treatment. They will do nerve blocks as needed to control his pain. Ater Lynn had his heart attack I was so scared that he would not live through it, that I know how Nancy is feeling but at the same she knows that he is terminal and I can’t imagine that.

If you can please add Randall, Nancy, Kelly and Kaitlynn Tate to your prayers. Randall is just 58 and we love them so much. We will miss him very much when that time comes.

I hope everyone has a great week.


Work In Progress

June 19, 2008

I have started a Eleanore Burns Stars & Four Patch quilt top.

I have been admiring the blue and yellow quilts I have seen so that’s my colors.

 The colors aren’t exactly true but you get the idea. I don’t have a lot of blocks done but am making progress.

 This is my Rose of Sharon. It has lots of blooms on it. Hope you can see them.

 This is a Indian Peach Tree and was just 3 inches tall when a friend gave me a clipping so it has grown a lot. I hope it don’t die out, I think it’s pretty.

Well, that is all going on here today. Hope everyone has a great weekend.


My faux paux

June 11, 2008

Over on Randi’s blog she showed a boo boo on her Starry Log Cabin and I thought I would share mine. This is the first quilt I ever made. It is called Oak Leaves and even the quilter didn’t catch it. It was probably on my bed 3 to 4 months before I noticed it.

See if you can find it.


Magnolia Quilt Top

June 4, 2008

Most of you know that I had shoulder surgery April 30th and I can’t run the longarm yet. I can sew though so I pieced the following top. It is a design by Blank Fabrics and my LQS had all the fabrics but one. I substituted  Moda Shimmer where the light green is. The design and fabric is called Magnolia.


Pineapple Delight

June 1, 2008

Several months ago I posted a very simple but very good recipe for Pineapple Delight on MQR and thought I would share it on my blog for all of you.

1 large box vanilla instant pudding

1 large can pineapple with juice.

Mix together in large bowl. Fold in 1 8 ounce tub thawed Cool Whip.

In container layer Vanilla Wafers and Pineapple mixture. I used to end with Pineapple mixture on top but Michelle Wyman says she ended with the Vanilla Wafers on top and that is good so now I do to. I use a whole box of Vanilla Wafers.

The mixture will be thick enough to serve when it is made but will thicken some in the refrigerator.

Hope all of you enjoy it.

Lynn and I are going on a camping trip Thursday and I will have a bowl of it in my fridge to take with us.