Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Beautiful dishes, pumpkins & ghosts

Oops - ended up falling asleep on the couch, and now it is time to go to bed! Will write something tomorrow - goodnight!
I am back, albiet two weeks later! It is SOOO easy to get lost in time by reading blogs! I sit down, and the next time I look at the clock it is several hours later! And I had meant to write in my blog, instead of just checking everyone else's out! Such fun! But it is easy to post pictures - I could easily just do that!

I wanted to show a couple things - I had to quickly rush to show my ghost cookies. We used to make them every year with the kids, both mine and all those that I babysat over the years. It is just Nutter Butter's dipped in white chocolate, and mini choc. chip eyes, which were always a bugger to put in - and still is!

And then I had to show you the beautiful, beautiful dishes that my sister recently gave me! They had been my mom's, and sis thinks they were an engagement gift from our dad to our mom - isn't that just the neatest thing? And they are just gorgeous - they have a beautiful pearlized finish on the insides of them! My sis said she had enjoyed them for years, and since she was down-sizing, she wanted me to enjoy them next - how wonderful! Thanks Grace!!! And then a friend came over to help me figure out how to display these beauties, and I think she did a great job! So they sit atop my old piano.

And then I had to throw in the table decoration I put together. I am trying to be creative! I will leave that picture at the top I guess......

So this brings me a little more up to date - catch ya later - Diane

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Okay - I am only going to write for a minute here, but I wanted to say how exciting it is to be listed under someone's "sweet friends and inspirations" - that is just the coolest thing! I think that will keep me smiling for a month or two! And it has been an age since I posted, but will just add a few quick photos I would love to share. The Moonflower picture I had just been thinking about writing a blogger who had shown their beautiful Moonflower to ask for help because I had started a package or two of them this spring, and they seemed to have disappeared. And wouldn't you know it - that night there was this huge white thing on my trellis - and sure enough, it was a Moonflower! Aren't they gorgeous?

And the other picture is of our High Bush Cranberry bush.

And one more little tale - There is a lot of stuff going on with us these days, but on Sunday I was getting ready to study for our Bible study - and my husband had left to go see his dad, so I had the house to myself, and I picked a classical (my fave) CD at random (ha ha) and cranked it up and hit play. I went and sat at the table, and all of a sudden the house is filled with Handel's Messiah - the Halleluia chorus! That was God's gift to me - thank you Lord!

And very soon I am hoping I too will be able to post about a craft I am wanting to do. You know it is fun (and easy) to gather the things to do the crafts, but another thing altogether to DO the craft! You have to make all kinds of decisions, and then actually cut into that pretty material (gasp!) but soon..... very soon!

Hope you all are well - hugs - Diane