Good morning Folks ~ I had a good night’s sleep, it is nice and cool out, I’ve crocheted a sweet little ‘flutter-by’ designed by Karen of Todolwen. Click the link to take you to her lovely little tutorial and check out her archives while you are there. She is quite the creative lady of sweet and beautiful pieces.
Here is my first try:
I had read earlier in a post by Glenda of the ‘Writer’s Circle Around the Table’ to Keep Dreaming, then came upon the little tutorial by Karen so, my day has started off on a positive note.
Yesterday the mail delivered my give-away win from Sandra of ‘Diary of a Stay at Home Mom’. I have enjoyed Sandra’s blog for years now and I think you will too.
She made the sweet handmade goodies in the give-away, and I’ve already found some delicious recipes to try in the Amish cookbook and look forward to making them. She also sent a little something extra that I enjoyed last evening.
I love how she wrapped these gifts.
Here are the goodies. Crocheted flowers, a crocheted wash bag, two dish cloths, one crocheted, the other knitted, a lace covered candle holder, and a fabric book cover, plus the wonderful cookbook.
Here is a photo taken with the wonderfully scented tea light candle, lit last evening. I love how the light flickered through the lace on the candleholder.
Those Buxom Beauty roses behind the candle are something else. They are HUGE and I can smell their sweet scent this morning. They won’t last much longer unfortunately, but they were wonderful while they have lasted.
We have this box of old children’s blocks in our ‘stash of stuff’, and quite some time ago I picked out the letters to spell ‘love’ and they are sitting on top of the tv.
Yesterday at the grocery store they had some ground lamb which is a rare occurrence, I bought a pkg. I have some eggplant and got out several of my cookbooks last night to find the Moussaka recipe that I wanted to make and found it. DH really liked this recipe and I do to. I can freeze left-overs to re-heat on days that I work.
Guess that’s it for now. It’s starting to get light out and I’ve things to get started on for today.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life
and patience for the small ones;
and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task,
go to sleep in peace.
God is awake.