I am finally able to join with Ginny in the Yarn Along today.
These little gifts are on their way to two little sweeties.
The leg warmers were just a random 30 stitch K2 P2 pattern.
The little booties are a free pattern that I got here.
and simple is good!
I am so enjoying this little book, Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young.
I hope Sarah wont mind me sharing just one page from her book.
My plan for your life is unfolding before you. Sometimes the road you are traveling seems blocked, or it opens up so painfully slowly that you must hold yourself back. Then, when time is right, the way before you suddenly clears--through no effort of your own. What you have longed for and worked for I present to you freely, as pure gift. You feel awed by the ease with which I operate in the world, and you glimpse My Power and My Glory.
Do not fear your weakness, for it is the stage on which My Power and Glory perform most brilliantly. As you persevere along the path I have prepared for you, depending on My strength to sustain you, expect to see miracles--and you will. Miracles are not always visible to the naked eye, but those who live by faith can see them clearly. Livingby faith, rather than sight, enables you to see My Glory.
In a large Dutch oven or soup kettle, brown ground beef; drain. Add potatoes, onion and tomato sauce. Stir in water, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 1 hour or until the potatoes are tender and the soup has thickened.
Just taking a break from my Christmas decorating to share the recipe that I am going to be making during Friendie's nap today.
I couldn't resist a box of assorted vintage Christmas cards, so today I am sharing this little cutie:
A recipe for a very Merry Christmas:
Take a heaping measure of happiness
and add a cup of good cheer
Then season with spice for a day that's extra-nice
To remember all through the year.
Nutty Apple Muffins
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup 2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups diced peeled apples
1 12 cups chopped walnuts
3/4 cup flaked coconut
In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. In another bowl, beat eggs, sugar and oil. Stir in apples, nuts and coconut. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill 18 greased muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
Because there is always some open water, the waterfowl that do not migrate can be found nearby.
They stick around until the ice houses start showing up.
Right now the ice is very thin.
But there have been years that ice houses are in place long before now.
Over the years we have observed there is one very coveted spot on the lake.
10 years ago there was a beautiful new ice house sitting within the view of my kitchen window. Someone had pulled it out there behind their pickup truck....then went off to enjoy their Thanksgiving dinner.
Now it was our first year in a new community....and my husband was "on-call". So our first year here I made a huge Thanksgiving dinner for just my own little family.
I spent MANY hours in my kitchen....
(You know the drill)
The sun was shining and the temperature was rising...it was a beautiful day.
A beautiful day unless you parked your new ice house on the coveted spot on our lake.
I watched it slowly sink....
all day long.
The next day there was a photo and interview in the paper....