Saturday, January 31, 2009

What Kind of Soul Are You?

You Are a Visionary Soul

You are a curious person, always in a state of awareness.

Connected to all things spiritual, you are very connected to your soul.

You are wise and bright: able to reason and be reasonable.

Occasionally, you get quite depressed and have dark feelings.

You have great vision and can be very insightful.

In fact, you are often profound in a way that surprises yourself.

Visionary souls like you can be the best type of friend.

You are intuitive, understanding, sympathetic, and a good healer.

Souls you are most compatible with: Old Soul and Peacemaker Soul

IQ game

Your IQ Is 90

Your Logical Intelligence is Above Average

Your Verbal Intelligence is Exceptional

Your Mathematical Intelligence is Average

Your General Knowledge is Below Average

Tea Pot Cozy

My tea kept getting cold before I finished the pot.
Bren gave me this cool fabric.
Thought it would make a fun cozy.

gotta run, company is coming I'll write more later.

Lemon Curd

Measure and set aside ingredients
This way your ready when you start.
This is a hands on recipe.

3 cups sugar
6 tbsp cornstarch
6 tbsp all purpose flour
dash or two salt
(see the green measure its all in there)
3 cups HOT water
(use a glass and heat in micro)

6 slightly beaten egg yolks (free range=yellow curd) in a separate bowel
4 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tsp lemon grated lemon peel
2/3 cup lemon juice

Ready all and set aside

By having everything ready and your containers put away when your done your done.
Your ingredient are at your finger tips where and when needed.
You do these things first, this is a fast process.

The"green measure" into the BIG sauce pan

While the water heats in the micro...

While water heats heat your burner and be ready.

Whisking constantly. Cook and stir over high heat till mixture comes to a boiling. Reduce heat; cook and stir 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

Mix a small amount of the hot mixture into egg yolks, then return to hot mixture.

stir briskly and constantly
cook and stir for 2 minutes.

add butter

add rind

then slowly very slowly add lemon juice.

Hot water rinse the jars.
This is just refrigerated.
Would never last long enough to put it up (can it).

The family unanimously approved!
This is also the base for my Lemon meringue pie.
When I share my curd I use a recycled jar as opposed to my canning jars. Canning jars are a long term investment.
However save your jars that are able to be reused.

Rhonda over at "Down to Earth uses a different recipe. she calls hers Lemon Butter. Two different continents.

Friday, January 30, 2009

A life Restored

I posted on the other blog

Aloha Friday

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog

Tell us about what you have heard or seen or experienced that just stopped your world. What have you known that reminded you of Gods presence in your life?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mercury found in High Fructose Corn Syrup

Read about it!
Mercury found in High Fructose Corn Syrup

I been sounding my horn about this stuff for some time now!
Click above for the Washington Post article.
Thanks to Bren over at "Eating to Live"

Needle Sharpener

That little bob on the end of those pin cousins of old is a tool.
A dull needle can snag your fabric and become a problem.
When making thick items I use my long shank pins.
They are very, very old.
Every once in a while they will get a build up from steam after being ironed.
Inter into the sand filled bob a few times and it will rub your needles and sharpen the tips .
Sharp needles are like a sharp knife.
They are easier and smoother to use.
The fabrics do not get torn fibers and snags are reduced or done away with.
Keep your tools in good working order.
Keep an eye out to see if you can find a stash from an elder at a yard sale.
If dull spend an afternoon sharpening them.
If they are rusty pass
Stainless steal pins are best.
The new pins are not always what they seam.
You quilters run your needles through too.
It will amaze you haw much smoother the shank will become.

I use three sizes of pins the white glass tops are fine for silks and such.

The yellow tip are for general cottons.

The pearl long shanks are for thick layered projects.

Some day I will invest in a set of ball points for knits and velvets.

Making pot holders

I had a few old towels that were ready to retire onto the next use.

Several projects are being created from them.
The kitchen needed some pot holders.Bren over at "pieces from me" sent this cute fabric to me.
Using the towels I cut down, I was going to make some pot holders.
I thought of this fabric.
I got to thinking...
the word before every day right there guarding my hands. :)

Guarding my thoughts...
stack and like so, sew...
I will machine quilt the layers individually, before I sew on the bindings.
Perhaps just the towels together?
stack stack stack
By positioning the words I got a nice message on each mitt.
Also on the other side.
Making the pocket to protect my hands.
Then the bias hem tape.

I just remembered those old towels were a wedding gift almost 27 years ago now.

Tankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday - Security - thankful-thursday


over at " Laural Wreath Reflections "

When ever the salt has lost it's flavor it needs to be replaced.
Well we use sea salt in our foods.
It has a lot more minerals that your not able to get from plain table salt.
Salt matters in our foods.
Salt matters more in our Character.
My salt was running low.
A sweet note from the little friend of mine who was given the pony

As most of you know
God IS
Well I have been with Him in a medical adventure with him of late.
Today the tech. was to come at 9 am to do the blood draw for the DNA marker of Alzheimer.
Many of you know that this is a real matter of trust for me (regarding insurance and such).

I have to trust.
I chose to trust...better said.
Last night I was able to make a meal.
I was stunned at the strength to keep going.

Today as the house was readied for her arrival, a peace was with me.
Right before her arrival I thought to put some worship music on and was distracted to put the dogs out. The door bell rang. Such a pretty young woman. Just beautiful, bright and friendly.
We sat at the dining table and she began. Se had to stop to go to her car to get non-latex gloves, I thought how kind. See I was going to just cover my mouth and nose with a cloth.
We found our selves worshiping when I was wherry of thought she was full of the word. She was there for me today a gift.
We spoke for an hour and a half.
A good half hour of that was in prayer and worship and praise togeather.
Never get to tired, too lonely or to hungry.
He gave me rest, He gave me fellowship and he fed my mind with the washing of His word.
We spoke of the things we have known in Him and heard and witnessed.
I told her of several of the moment when
He Is
We greeted His presence int he moment that is eternity in a capsule of our time here on this plane, this earth. We remembered, I remembered who I am.
I remembered who he is.
Reminded a fresh of the battle at hand.
My duty to fight it and not just lay down and take his ****.

So Dove was to have pictures taken for orchestra today and had forgotten to bring the form home.
I had hoped to fill the desire for her, she too needs mercy. Yes we need to learn, but this was different.
This morning at the bus stop, it was mentioned to another kid. He had a form and he gave it to me for he was not going to use it.
After Mary left I drove up to the school in time to get it to her with the payment.
She was able to be included in the orchestra photo.

I went to the store to get a bag of potting mix and the things needed for the strawberry pot.
She remembered Mr U. and I from our date, when we got the plants.
We spoke of life. I had asked her if her knee was better. I noticed she did not have the brace on it. It seamed to really touch her that I even asked.
As I left the cashier called me back.
She said "you know...I have an education in special needs kids and if ever you and your husband need a break I would be willing to be there for you."
I got her phone number.
We will have to get much better acquainted of course to ever even consider such a thing, but perhaps a new friend. Friends are everywhere and anywhere.
My berry pot.

after the pot, I tended the coop.
moved it and turned the compost

If the coop is left too long it is not good for the grass.
My compost is doing real well. Starting to get earthy.
I like the coop and the compost bins near it.
It is a lot less work having it close to the coop and the kitchen is nearer too.
Somehow I was able to finish the towels I made to use to replace the paper towels when making the sandwiches for lunch. By laying out the towels on the counter and a knife and the lunch boxes the kids see it and go about the task of creating their own lunches. This has been new this week and is working well. I have been using the regular kitchen towels. It will be nice to have these just for that purpose.
The old phaff machine uses steel bobbins so I moved them over to the thread bed nearer the Phaff.
Bren over at "pieces from me" sent this cute fabric to me.
Using the towels I cut down, I was going to make some pot holders. I thought of this fabric. Think the word before every day right there guarding my hands. :)
stack and like so, sew...

by positioning the words I got a nice message on each mitt. Also on the other side.
Making the pocket to protect my hands.
Then the bias hem tape.
Last night amazingly I got to this point.
I was just stunned at the adrenaline energy that flowed through me.
I thought of the prayers of all of you on my behalf.
The force of such loving kindness.
thank you.

The batanicals also got matted and the saw tooth attached.use needle nose to do so, never mind the bent nail. Imperfection some days is just fine.
It is in that perfect imperfection that HE IS in me and through me.
Me is no longer so significant because
He IS.

They are finally hung.
These prints are dated mid 50's
They are so beautiful.
I found them years ago in a church in Jerome Arizona.
There was a basement sale. They were .25 cents each.
Funny thing is...
The bird is the one in the boarder and the insects are in the fabric of the curtain. The very same brown butterfly!

As the images here were down loading the little scraps of toweling were finished.
These are good for monitor clothes and little messes. You see for these simple living things
I am thankful.
This is my mothers towel. Worn ,but she dried her hands on it in my youth.
I have kept it .
My sister gave it to me some years back.
I saw a cool idea to make little clothes that have weights on the corners .
Used to cover a glass or a jar on the counter.
My Mothers towel like her will find new life.
Even if it is at the end of hers.
Sometimes folks just have to get so worn out that there is not much left of them.
It is then that they can reach out of necessity to be made new.
May those you love , come to the end of themselves as well.

I thank God for the new life he gave my mother.
I thank God for restoring my heart toward her as well.
Now this old worn out towel is a priceless treasure.
Salt tossed out for new.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.

  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
  • Return with Honor
  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
  • "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
  • "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

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Amy has clicked her heals and flown to her real home. There is no place like home.

This was given to me for the third time in just a few weeks.

Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
"For the LORD your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song."

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