Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Delicious Ribs

I love ribs..today I made smoked ribs in the oven..cooked 3 hrs in a 225F oven , on a rack over a small amount of water, made a rub, and "mopped" the ribs every 30 min. with a wet sauce...made my Mom's buttermilk cornbread....the ribs were great, pink inside, juicy and spicy..will keep this receipe...cornbread warm..this is all that is leftover lol!!!!! I think that in another life I was a southern cook...

Fabric Delight

This piece was made for my sister in 1976 by a japanese student...so lovely and different from our western embroidery techniques...

Here is some ukranian needlework..

I spent some time with my Mom last week...we are so very different..I always ask my parents if I'm a changling..my Mom is very organized..never met a number she didn't like..not me...I am messy, artistic, head-strong and crazy...so anyway we cleaned out her linen closet...now she gave me some lovely lines that belonged to my grandmothers..one was Ukrainian and the other English...some fabrics I needed to soak in gentle soap to remove decades old stains..
this pillow case was given to my grandmother by her mother and she received it after she died in 1931, I have a lovely note attached:

So I have been enjoying the lovely linens..I so love fabric!! What kind of linens make your heart sing?????

Monday, September 21, 2009

Yippee..I finally did it!!

Well I finally did it..I made an apple pie that smells tastes, and looks good. All thanks to Teresa of French Poppy. She shared with me a great receipe and it worked. I have given birth and adopted children..in my various jobs I drove a 25' bus..collected taxes, dealt with lawyers and worked with hospice...but thoughout my married life I couldn't for the life of me make a pie. My Mom makes the best pie..but my first pie..well..we couldn't cut it, it was so hard...but today I did it!!!!! Now I wonder what my next great accomplishment will be..maybe be a nicer person???
My friends what feat do you want to accomplish next??

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

OH NO..Fall is Coming

Summer..Barbecues, family gathering ,birthdays, weddings, swimming outdoors, long hot days and nights..I read books like: Baking Cakes in Kigali..206 Bones..The Power of Acceptance..French for Dummies, many cookbooks.. Movies-Harry Potter, Julie and Julia (loved both)..today I received 20 lbs. of freshly picked apples, made apple pie and apple crumble..it rained all day..the tree in the back has lost its leaves..for dinner we had fall food - baked chicken, rice and steamed cauliflower with asiago cheese..oh well.. I will go kicking and screaming into fall and winter..I wear shorts in the house until snow... enjoy the last few days of summer..take care friends..

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Langley "Cruise-In"

Hello Friends..Hubby and I attended the Langley Cruise-In yesterday. Langley must have the most collector cars in Canada. The cruise-in is an opportunity for old car lovers to come and see cars from Canada, Washington, Oregon etc all gathered in one place.. Thousands of people were out and about in Langley.They closed off downtown ... we walked and gawked... had a great time..very hot..see you later..take care..

Monday, September 7, 2009

"It's All About Me Challenge"

Click It's All About Me button and find out what fun and games lie ahead for all Bloggers..GO and read Natasha's fun ideas to develop a project just for YOU !!!! Hmmm what unfinished project do I have in mind. What ideas have you left bubbling in the background.?..Let's join in and celebrate ourselves...send yourself a SWAP goodie!!!