Check out my last post to see the tiny squash!
Monday, December 9, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Here are my butternut squash plants! Lookin good!
I have a party dip to share with you.
I took it to a party last night. I got this recipe when I was in Iowa a few weeks ago. This was the third time I've made it since I got back, if that tells you anything!!! Hehehe.
Mix one block of cream cheese with very finely chopped green pepper and either onion or shallots. I used about 1/5th of a green pepper, and a very small bit of sweet onion (maybe like equivalent to a 1 inch square. Then you take the smallest can of crushed pineapple and put it in a strainer and squeeze the crud out of it until you can't squeeze any more juice out. Then dump the pineapple in with the other ingredients and mix well. It tastes better if you make it a few hours to a day ahead so everything has time to marry together. I just love this stuff and it has been a hit wherever it goes! I serve with Wheat Thin crackers.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
I'm making some plastic canvas holiday fun! This gingerbread man looks crazed and evil. Hehehe.
Here is the most outstanding creature we saw there: an Eastern Spotted Skunk!
I did not get a photo there, but here is a photo of one courtesy of Wikipedia.
Looks so much different from the skunk I know of that is black with a white stripe!
So that is all of most of what has happened around here over the past few weeks! Still working on plastic canvas projects with the grandkids and we are all enjoying it very much! I think it is much easier for little hands to manage, for sure.
Had a nice Thanksgiving at my brother and sister in laws place, and celebrated daughters birthday yesterday! She turned 24. That is my baby too! I don't like this getting older business!!!!
Sunday, November 17, 2013
I was out driving and touring the island of Palm Beach, where all the rich and famous live, and upon driving back to the mainland, I discovered this row of 8 palm trees filled with coconuts! They looked so pretty all in a row like this! I had to pull over and get a picture!
Here is an old wreath I've had, made beautiful once again! Created for Christmas, to hang on outside of daughters new art studio! The room that is destined to become my husbands office when he retires, temporarily became daughters art studio until then. She has only a couple of electives left to take for her AA degree! Smart girl got all the hard, mandatory classes out of the way first! She has the biggest interest in art as her degree, but she loves designing houses! Sounds like an architect to me!!! We shall see.
Sorry it turned out to be such a small image. The lighting wasn't the greatest either. The basic wreath I had made years ago by wrapping an artificial vine of white flowers around a grapevine wreath. I've probably had it 20 years. I have loved it so much, as it was sweet and simple. I stuck in pink Christmas piks, and attached pink butterfly clip-ons. Wrapped some gold ribbon all around, and voila! A lovely PINK decoration for my sweet daughter!
HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON EVERYONE!
Saturday, November 9, 2013
I was walking around the neighborhood tonight I found this amazing vine growing on my cousins fence. You get the idea of the size of these "fruits" hanging on the chain link. They are so pretty!
They open up when ripe and these beautiful red beans are inside! Just gorgeous!!!!!
Look at these sprays of a Bougainville down the street from me! The white to light pink coloration is spectacular!
And the last thing I wanted to show you is my first set of 2 dried Mum flowers that I kept in my mini flower press for three weeks.
My gardening 5 year old granddaughter picked so many flowers to dry on our walk tonight, that I had to use the blotting paper and stick them all into the middle pages of a big thick book! I have some small weed flowers to put into my small press. It will be fun to see them all in 3 weeks!!!!!
And a few pics from the tire garden!
And the little coaster I made with embroidery on felt, then attached to cork underneath. I have the matching cup cozy to finish. This was a gift from my son and his wife. It's so cute!
See you again soon!