Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Easter!

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.Bible: Matthew, 28. 6

I will be very busy this weekend preparing to Easter Sunday! I will be having all our family for dinner after church. I love Easter, it is my favorite holiday !

I will not be online until Sunday night, so I will leave you with a few photos of our Easter decor!
Easter Blessings!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring has Sprung!

Happy first day of Spring everyone! It's sunny but cool here in SW Virginia today and we have high wind warnings, but such is March around here.

I have been listening carefully every night waiting for the first sounds of the "peepers" that come to our little pond to mate. Night before last I thought I heard one and ran outside to see. They are back! I love the trill mating sound that fills the spring air at night, it can lull me asleep in a minute. Last year we had about 20 of the little frogs in our pond, last night I counted only 3. I'm sure the rest are on their way.

I have been getting together my menus and shopping for our Easter celebration Sunday. I will be hosting dinner for about 15 people. We are having Baked Ham, Zesty Meatballs, Potato cheese casserole, broccoli casserole, green beans, cole slaw, deviled eggs, pickled beets, stuffed cerely, homemade rolls, Chocolate "Peeps" cake, and lemon meringue pie. Okay, I am starving just typing that out! We have a tradition in our family that has been going on for at least 4 generations. The week before Easter my grandmother, father, and myself will make beet pickled eggs. This tradion started with my great grandmother. She would take the boiled eggs and put into a pink depression glass cookie jar and pour the liquid from pickled beets over them. Then my grandmother inherited the pink cookie jar and she used it for many years before she passed it on to my Dad. I called him last week and he had just put his eggs in. I haven't inherited the pink jar yet so I bought a green depression glass cookie jar just like it. Mine are in there now and will be brought out for dinner Easter day.
Wishing everyone a Happy Spring


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

8 Things About Me

Nancy over at tagged me to write 8 things about my self. I really had a hard time with this, as I guess there is really nothing "special" about me, but here goes:

1. I love to be outside gardening. Unless its freezing cold out, I will find a reason to be outside everyday and play in the dirt.

2. I collect small dolls. By small I mean under 6 inches tall. I have always liked little dolls even when I was a child. I wouldn't have anything to do with a baby doll.

3. I have back problems resulting from a freak car accident when I was six. A drunk driver crossed both lanes of traffic and hit my mom's car while it was parked in my aunts driveway. I was in the back seat laying down at the time and was thrown onto the "hump" that ran through the middle of the car. The driver got a hand slap and was told never to do it again.

4. I clearly remember the first time I ever saw broccoli. It was in first grade and I went home and told my parents that they served miniature trees for lunch. LOL!

5. My mother died from Leukemia when I was 16 years old. She was 37. Fortunately, we had a wonderful father, and alot of support from my Grandmother and Great Aunt.

6. I once turned flips all the way down the church aisle before my Dad could catch me. We had gone to a friends church and the people there spoke in tongues and would fall onto the floor and roll. I thought I should do it too! I was about 4 years old.

7. I have been married to the most wonderful man on Earth for almost 28 years! And have the greatest 16 year old son that's ever lived! (I may be a little prejudiced on that!)

8. I am a Christian and gave my life to Jesus when I was 15 years old. It was the best decision I have ever made.

So there you have it, eight dull facts about me! I tag anyone who would like to play along!



Monday, March 17, 2008

Top O The Mornin' to Ya!

Happy St. Patricks Day! I guess its true that everyone is a little Irish on St. Patricks Day.

Grandma and I went out shopping Saturday and found her a new Easter suit. My Grandma is 95 years old and very tiny, so clothes shopping can be a chore, but we found one she liked in the first store we went in. A pretty lilac colored suit.

Yesterday afternoon I went out and checked the gardens to see if they were to wet to plant and they were:( Hopefully they will dry out before the next rain comes on Thursday. I would like to get my lettuce and radishes planted.
And speaking on gardens, would you look at the adorable "potting" apron that MammyT sent to me! Do you see the manilla envelope sticking out of the pocket? That has columbine seeds in it! She is such a sweet person, check her blog out at

Hope everyone has a blessed day!


Monday, March 10, 2008

Easter Decorations

I love weekends where I don't have to be anywhere at a certain time and can just "piddle" all weekend. Those weekends are few, but that makes them more special.
This weekend I spent almost every waking hour in my craft/sewing room. I made a blouse and a pair of shorts! Both turned out good but not really photo worthy. I also made another duck which I turned into a pick and stuck into my ivy. This one was made out of the dark colored linen I found at the thrift store last week.
I am loving those Tilda books that I have bought recently. The crafts are pretty and very easy to make. I made two of the hearts with the bunny applique on them.
I went outside and cut several small tree branches and brought them in and stuck them in this old crock that I have. I added the eggs ornaments that I made last week and set it in the middle of the table.
Of course no weekend is complete without some paper crafting! So I made some paper blossoms to stick into the glass baskets I have on the table in den.

I certainly got my craft "fix" this weekend! I cut out a purple skirt that I didn't get sewed( is that a word or should it be sewn?) up, but I hope to work on it some this week.

I have discovered that I have lost my side bar with all the blogs I visit:( Anyone know how I can get that back without redoing the whole thing?

Hope everyone has a great day!

Friday, March 07, 2008


If you were a ceramic chocolate bunny and a dozen plastic glittery eggs, where would you be hiding in my house????? I have looked everywhere and they are no where to be found. I looked in the house attic, the garage attic, the pool house attic, and in the hidey hole under the stairs. No luck. Should a ceramic chocolate bunny with a basket of glittery eggs come hopping near you, please send them home.