Friday, April 29, 2011

It's a Bittyful Friday

She said she'd be right back.....................I'm waiting.

Friday, April 22, 2011

It's a Bittyful Friday

This bag just came back from the Chocolate store........I hope she made an Easter basket for me..

Friday, April 15, 2011

It's a Bittyful Friday's so exhausting!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Are you thinking garden?

Finally I can put the snow behind be and start to get down to business with the garden. Things are not as bad as this but, it is currently raining and spitting a bit of ice as we speak.

Soon my roses will be back but, for now I'm still in the planning stage. Unlike Mikey(son#2)who just called to tell me that the Farmers Market in his new home town of Raleigh N.C. is open 364 days a year. Shame on him for telling me such news. I think I'll have to plan a trip down there to see for myself after all seeing is believing. Maybe I should start packing now.

This is the state of my Geraniums. Not much to look at. Yet I'm encouraged that they came back at all.

I don't do very well with houseplants,too busy being outside when weather permits. Last year I made an effort to correct this problem and grew this helicopter fern along with an artillery fern. Doesn't look like much because Bitty (the cat) loved eating this plant. I'd hide it and she would find it. As soon as I can I will put it on the porch and maybe it will have a chance. How about you?Is your green thumb being challenged? I will win this battle...........said the hobbit

Friday, April 8, 2011

It's a Bittyful Friday

Do you ever feel like your world is upside down? Don't worry, it's just a chance to see things from another angle.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What are we eating now?

With winter finally making an exit and the garden still just a dream away,we are left with butternut squash to remind us of good from the garden flavors.

This became a favorite several years ago when a do-ahead recipe was needed for Thanksgiving. Now I know that holiday is long past but, in my opinion there is no better time to be thankful than the end of winter. My family is healthy with a roof over their head and all are employed in what is a difficult time for many. We are grateful.
First cut up a butternut squash in chunks big enough to handle. Do not peel but clean out seeds.Put about an inch of water in a pot add squash and bring to a boil.Lower heat and allow to cook till fork tender. Could take about 45 mins. Cool in strainer till you can handle it.
In a smaller bowl mix :
1 cup mayo
1/2 finely diced onion
tablespoon of sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Give this a good mix till thoroughly blended. I just use a fork.

When you can handle the butternut,remove the flesh from the peel. This is a lot easier than peeling the squash. Now I place it in a large bowl and mash it with a potato masher or whatever you have handy. Stir in sauce and mix well.
Sprinkle with butter and parmesan cheese and bake in oven till golden. 375 degrees 20-30 minutes. Depending on whether or not you preheat. I could eat the whole thing. It really is that good...........................said the hobbit

Monday, April 4, 2011

What direction to take?

So much going on lately that I haven't had time to do justice to my blog. But, family comes first. I have 4 children and 3 of them are in the process of major moves. It's amazing how much work is involved in a move. We should be pros by the third one. So, enough excuses .......her's what's going on in my craft world.

With the encouragement of friends I agreed to set up a small booth at the Tuttlefest It wasn't nearly as traumatic as I thought it would be. I need to work on my display set-up. As you can see it's a little helter skelter.
Of course if you're lucky enough to have talented friends who are willing to put their craft on your table like my friend Amy. Her little creatures are magical and would put a smile on anyones face.

Ane then we have Cynthia a member of my knitting group whose talents in wood turning have to be seen in the flesh to truly be appreciated.Here are her pin cushions.
And these unscrew to hold your stash of sewing needles when your traveling. So many other useful items for the quilter and sewing enthusiast. Check her stuff here. I was in great company for the fair. It was a fun day,I sold some of my knitting and now thanks to my people I just might do it again. Have to work on building up that stock. Be back soon...................said the hobbit

Friday, April 1, 2011

It's a Bittyful day

IT'S SNOWING AGAIN! Wake me when it's over.