Monday, December 16, 2013

New blog

I'm now blogging at BeautyObserved.  Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Crocus In My Front Flower Bed

The Crocus
The golden crocus reaches up
To catch a sunbeam in her cup.
-Walter Crane

Friday, March 9, 2012

Pretty Little Primrose

A little bit of Spring purchased at my local grocery store for only $1. 
 How could I pass them up?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fun New Projects on the Horizon

The turquoise is a scarf for myself.
I want to knit each of the dishcloths in this book
and give them as Christmas 2011 gifts.

Love the quilts in these books.

I plan to make this "Plain Spoken" quilt from
The Modern Quilt Workshop
for my 10 year old son in shades of dark blue and gray.

I first saw it here at Blueberry Buckle.
Isn't it absolutely gorgeous?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Look What I Found!

"Lee Anderton" written on the side of the drawer
in what looks like carpenter's pencil.

It is written on all the drawers in the pantry.

Could this signature be 91 years old?

More information to go into the file
for when I research my house's history.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Old House Charm

Our house was built in 1920.
Unfortunately, most of the original light fixtures, 
light switches, and plumbing fixtures have been "upgraded."

A few wonderful things remain and
they bring me such pleasure!

The latch on the back kitchen window.

Bracket holding the shelf in the pantry.

Pantry door knob.

Handrail going up the steps.

Stairwell banister in the living room.
It's really not that "orange."
And it's still unpainted!!!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sometimes You Just Need Cast Iron

I think there are some things that just taste better in cast iron.

Fried apples would be one of those dishes.

Melt 1/4 stick of butter in the cast iron skillet.  Peel, core, and slice 4 apples.  Toss in about 1/2 c. brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg.  Stir well.    I covered mine with a lid for a few minutes because I needed them to cook faster.  Enjoy the bubbly, sugary goodness!