Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Seeing Red

Seeing red: a state of irritation or annoyance; the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

That's the definition for most folks. Around here, "seeing red" means something entirely different.

Like... homemade tomato soup. Add some grated Asiago.... doesn't get any better than this.

The live trap is supposed to be for coons, skunks, ground hogs, or possums. How distressing to discover this!

It was amazing to see our yard filled with birds - every kind of bird - complaining about the capture of one of their own.

And finally, the red of Thanksgiving... cranberry chutney. Oh yu-u-u-m-m-m.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Paper and paint

Oh my... where did last week go? And just watch. In another *snap* it will be Christmas.

To celebrate the flying days, the length and depth of to-do lists on the counter, and, oh... - I don't know. You pick a reason! - I played with paper and paint. What a fun day.

Isn't she beautiful? Loved building a background for her.

Then there is fun beauty... and this was soooo much fun. Zig-zag stitching, coiled wire, paint, glue, buttons, paper and more paper!

But the part that I love best is her feet... her dainty, dangling feet!

I would do this again tomorrow, but it's hair-cut day tomorrow. And you know how I love hair-cut day. grin

The steps of a good (wo)man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Psalm 37:23

Sunday, November 7, 2010

You have to try these!

Saturday was the men's breakfast at church. One of my assignments was to supply some baked goods.

I found a recipe here for Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes. Cinnamon rolls in individual cupcake papers - it sounded perfect for serving a large group of men.

I made 2 batches - 4 dozen rolls - enough for the breakfast, Sunday school treats and some sampling here at home. :>)

Argh... group at the breakfast was smaller than expected ... so leftovers came home. They called my name all day Saturday. The Sunday school platter? Wiped clean... yay!!

I'm still working my way through the last dozen. I figure if I eat them 2 at a time, they'll be gone in a jiffy.

Won't that be a relief!

p.s. I would have taken my own picture instead of borrowing, but my fingers have been so sticky that I didn't want to touch my camera.

How sweet are thy words to my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psalm 119:103

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cards and cats

Christmas cards are on my mind. I know it's early November, but if you make cards, the process has to start before December hits or there is stress.... big time stress!

I've been experimenting with some ideas... and I know several things that I don't want to do. sigh But, if I keep at it, something awful will turn into a possibility. I hope.

To give my head a breather from all this thinking, I turned to a new book, Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun (by Carla Sonheim). The first assignment? Sit in bed and draw cats. Not just cats, but silly cats!

Ok. I don't own cats, know cats, or even like cats very much. I had to search for pictures of cats to even get started! The first try was pretty awful. Then I realized I was trying too hard. They didn't have to be perfect, or pretty, or even realistic!

And, what better way to pass the hours while watching/listening to the election returns than to draw goofy cats?

The pur-fect way to spend an evening!

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:4