Saturday, June 28, 2008
3/4 cup butter softened
1- 8oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups self rising flour
3-4 medium sized mashed bananas
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 tea. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350. Beat butter and cream cheese until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time beating until just blended. Gradually add the flour to the mixture, beating at low speed until just blended. Stir in bananas, nuts and vanilla. Spoon batter into two greased and floured 8x4 loaf pans. Bake for 50-60 minutes. (if it starts getting too brown, put some aluminum foil over the top. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.
Makes 2 loaves.
These black hollyhocks are really pretty, but they are like mint, if you will let them, they will take over. I had forgotten that I had planted this mauve colored lilly so it was a surprise when it bloomed!
The plant on the left is a new one for this year. It is a perennial called "Love in a Mist". I think it is a very fitting name. Purple cone flowers are one of my favorites.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Last night I picked 3 buckets full! I plan to make a couple of pies tonight and freeze the rest. There is still probably another two buckets full on the tree that needs to ripen just a little more.
Do y'all have any good cherry recipes to share?
Monday, June 09, 2008
I got two boxes of these pear shaped gold glass ornaments from the 1950's. They were .50 for both boxes The three Barbies I got for my friends daughter were .50 each. In the background there is an adorable snowman .25 and that aqua blue little dish says "Cameo" on the bottom was .25 as well.
This was the most interesting thing I bought. It is some kind of pear shaped pewter spoon. Maybe a fruit spoon? Anyway, it was some stones inlaid in the handle and there is some damage to the handle. But the conversation I had with one of the sale workers was this.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
I went to a great yard sale today in the city in a beautiful old church and got some fantastic buys! You know, things I couldn't possibly live without! I haven't taken any photos of them yet, but I will get them up sometime this week.
Hope everyone stays cool!
Friday, June 06, 2008
And the back had a slight train to it.As I grew older the dress was put away. Until our church decided to have old fashioned days. I immediately thought of this dress. Aunt Clara still had it! I wore this for several years for old fashioned day and so did my cousin. Some where along the way it got a tear in the fabric near the left underarm, so we would just pin a small bouquet of flowers there. When Aunt Clara and Uncle Roy went into the assisted living facility, she told me to take the dress. As I pulled it out last night I noticed it is beginning to dry rot. Especially along the bottom where it has drug the ground for so long. I'm not sure how to preserve this or even if it is worth preserving. Perhaps our local historical museum would want it. I may give them a call.
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In other news, we are melting here is SW Virginia! Oh my stars! For the next week our temperatures will soar into the mid and upper 90's! Our average temperature for June is high 70's to mid 80's. This is more like August weather. I hope this isn't a preview to what this summer will be like. Uhhhh.
And I also finished March's block of the month last night! Whoo Hoo! Only 3 more to go and I will be caught up!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Thursday, June 05, 2008
That being said, I decided at the beginning of the year to do the quilt block of the month at Debbie Mumm's website. http://www.debbiemumm.com/ I mean anyone can do 1 quilt block a month, come on that should be really easy. 30 days to do one block.
So here is my January block: Here is my February block:Here is my March block:
Hmmmm. That doesn't look finished does it? Let's check out the April and May blocks:
Hmm. I don't see anything do you?
As you can see (or not) I am now 4 months behind!!!! How did this happen???? I know. When it starts getting warmer outside, I have a problem staying indoors. But, really I should have enough time at night to work on these a little, shouldn't I? So this is going to be my pet project for the next week. I am determined to get caught up on this. Hopefully by December I will have all my blocks ready to make the small quilt that I plan to use for a wall hanging. Hopefully this year!
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
The tornado briefly touched down in the city, but never touched down in our area, even though we were in the warning area. Thank God, no one was injured. There was some property damage, but that can be replaced.
Hope everyone is keeping cool!
Sunday, June 01, 2008
And these daisies have been just gorgeous this year. They are in need of dividing, they are so thick.
And look what is beginning to ripen! By next week if I can get to them before the birds, we will be having homemade cherry preserves!
Last but certainly not least, I found a visitor living in my garden! If we walk very softly maybe you can see him before he wakes up and runs away.
Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend.