Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Twenty-one years ago, I made these babies for my daughter's baby shower. I was sewing and sewing and stuffing and stuffing for months before. I have pictures of all of them somewhere. I must look. They were all lined up, like a parade, until the day of the shower came. Everyone got one to take home.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The witches are ready for a party today and soon Halloween! October! Their favorite month!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Most of my mother's recipes I have on cards in her own handwriting. That makes them very special and I feel like we're baking together. And today is a special birthday. My granddaughter's. My daughter has requested that I make "grandma's" Milk Chocolate Cake. She remembers that as the traditional birthday cake for her, with white frosting (made with Crisco) and colored shot (sprinkles) on top. Let's continue the tradition!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
The pumpkins know it's October and they are getting anxious to come out of their box. The second one in line is a special one. I have had him since I was little. I think it was the first pumpkin that my mother bought for me. He's a very smart pumpkin. Never mischievious or naughty. Well, the others are little "hollow-heads".
And here is a little pumpkin portrait that I bought many years ago at a shop in Michigan. It's tiny. 2"x3". I immediately fell in love with it when I saw it. It's signed "Yvonne" '95. If you're out there, Yvonne, I still treasure this little painting.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Wet weather! Open up your umbrellas! It's time for the fall rains. It's so wet and slippery in my backyard, and those dogs want to have a chase every morning!
Quack! I am still trying to clean up the garden!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Brownie has learned that "the most famous icon of the holiday is the jack-o-lantern. Various authorities attribute it to either Scottish or Irish origin. However, it seems clear that it was used as a lantern by people who traveled the road this night, the scary face to frighten away spirits or faeries who might otherwise lead one astray. Set on porches and in windows, they cast the same spell of protection over the household. " from All Hallow's Eve by Mike Nichols