Sunday, September 28, 2008

Star BOM

Okay, I know I said I wasn't going to participate in Judy L's Star BOM but; you know I COULDN'T STAND for all the gals participating to have all the fun so here I go. I've worked really fast to get all caught up before Oct. 1 and block #5 comes out.

Fabrics selected. They look washed out with the flash.

Block #l

Block #2

Block #3

Block #4

Thanks, Judy, for this BOM. I am really enjoying it.

Blessings to all,

Mason pics

I like to deliver when I promise something. Our dsl modem failed right after my last post and we were without internet. I live in a rural area so we had to wait for a new modem to arrive in the mail. I didn't know how addicted I was. DH thought it was funny. He would. So back to delivering what I promise. Isn't Mason adorable?

I had a booth at a local quilt show Friday and Saturday. I sold a LOT of stuff. Thanks to all the ladies for making my time so profitable; not only monetarily but I am richer for meeting and visiting with other quilters. It is so much fun. Now we gotta unload the vehicles. Heehee! But there's less to unload. YAAAY!


Saturday, September 13, 2008


I managed to get a pic.

We've had a little rain and a little wind from Ike. We have Mason this weekend while DS & DDIL are having a weekend out of town. I will post more pictures in a few days. I will get a pic of his curls--he's getting his first hair cut this week.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sept. 11

Our nation will never be the same because of Sept. 11. No one really thought anything like that could happen to our country and afterward many people were wary to go anywhere. I remember wanting to know exactly where my kids were and that they were okay. Both our youngest were in college. Our youngest son was at Texas Tech, miles away from us, and I wanted him home THAT DAY. It wasn't possible. May God bless and comfort the family and friends who lost loved ones that day.
May our nation as a whole turn back to God and Christianity. Thank God for blessing our nation. And today my prayer is that America will bless God; praise Him; and thank Him for this great country we live in. Remember to pray for our military. Freedom isn't free. Thank you to all our military and their families who so bravely serve and risk everything.

Life at our house: We have had another visitor to our house. A Baltimore oriole has been visiting our hummingbird feeder. He is very camera shy. So I haven't a picture but follow the link and see a picture.
DV (our house guest) has picked up hand quilting. Yeah! She is doing the best she can with one good hand. She is making progress. I admire her patience and persistence. I plan on introducing her to the sewing machine soon. She is afraid she cannot manage the foot pedal. I have faith in her. Ya'll keep praying, okay. DV is learning more and more about God. It is really invigorating to watch a new Christian grow.


Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Pear Bread Recipe

3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups finely chopped, peeled pears
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs

Into large bowl, sift together first 6 ingredients. Stir in pears; set aside. In small bowl, using mixer at high speed, beat sugar, oil, butter and vanilla until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time; beat until thick and lemon-colored.
Add sugar-egg mixture to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Spoon batter into 2 greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2" loaf pans. Bake in 350 degree oven 55 to 60 minutes, or until loaves are golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove; cool on racks.

Changes I have made for my personal preference--
I prefer to use 1 teaspoon cinnamon or more instead of ginger and nutmeg and I use 3/4 cup olive oil instead of vegetable oil and butter. I reduce the sugar to 1 1/2 cups.

I learned from a dear woman who in younger years cooked for groups of people to dust my pans with sugar. It gives your bread a wonderful finish.