Tuesday, 27 September 2016
The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .
FOR TODAY, September 27th, 2016
Outside my window ...
It's still pitch black. The days are getting shorter and shorter. I have had to come upstairs and do this on the old computer because the new one decided to do updates as soon as I got up and doesn't show any sign of finishing. Sigh . . . I need to set a new time for this! (The updates, not the blogging!)
I am thinking ...
Last night about 8:30 there was a knock on the door and when we opened it, there was a young man from our church (he's 13) and his mom. They had a box of cookies for us that this young man and his sisters had just baked for us. She said they had been baking cookies as a part of their FHE and he had said about how we had had the car trouble and wanted to bring us some. So his sister made a box to put them in and voila, there they were at our door. It was so sweet and so thoughtful. ☺
In the Kitchen ...
Magic Chicken Pie. This is sooooo good, and you can easily cut the recipe in half to make less. I usually do unless we have company.
On my "To Cook" list ...
Spiced Pear Chutney. This looks fabulous and we love chutney. From Family Feedbag. Plus we have lots of pears.
Good to know ...
I am creating ...
Jolly Tots Knitting pattern. From Dollytime. These are so cute. Not a free pattern, but not expensive either. They are only six inches tall. A great way to use up yarn scraps.
DIY PomPom magnets. (I want that fridge) From AO Life. I actually got myself a set of PomPom makers yesterday. It was on sale. No more cutting out circles from cardboard.
Crochet Maple Leaves from The Painted Hinge. These would make a great autumn garland.
Chunky Clog Slippers. From Annies Catalogue. Also not free, but I do like them. I wonder if you did them in a really big size from real wool if you could felt them.??
This cap is a free pattern from Ravelry.
I am reading ...
The Running Hare, by John Lewis Stempel
Traditional ploughland is disappearing. Seven cornfield flowers have become extinct in the last twenty years. Once abundant, the corn bunting and the lapwing are on the Red List. The corncrake is all but extinct in England. And the hare is running for its life.
Written in exquisite prose, The Running Hare tells the story of the wild animals and plants that live in and under our ploughland, from the labouring microbes to the patrolling kestrel above the corn, from the linnet pecking at seeds to the seven-spot ladybird that eats the aphids that eat the crop. It recalls an era before open-roofed factories and silent, empty fields, recording the ongoing destruction of the unique, fragile, glorious ploughland that exists just down the village lane.
But it is also the story of ploughland through the eyes of man who took on a field and husbanded it in a natural, traditional way, restoring its fertility and wildlife, bringing back the old farmland flowers and animals. John Lewis Stempel demonstrates that it is still possible to create a place where the hare can rest safe.
Quite simply fascinating.
I am looking forward to ...
There is a ladies dinner coming up next Tuesday. Its an annual thing, separate from the church, where all the gals from our Ward get together for some fellowshipping outside of the church at a really nice restaurant in Wales. I have gone every year. The food is great and the company is even better.
I am learning to ...
Knit on four needles. I want to knit myself a pair of mittens. Its not going well, lol.
Dreaming About ...
Cosy elfin cottages . . .
Cottage bedrooms . . . with creaky floors and sunlit windows . . .
A roaring fire to curl up next to . . .
A sunny place to dine . . .
A kitchen with character . . .
A favourite quote for the day ...
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We are not obedient because we are blind . . .
We are obedient because we can see.
~Boyd K Packer
Makes me smile ...
We would probably break the bed, but oh what fun we would have . . .
One of my favourite things ...
Snowmen, but we never get enough snow . . .
Corners of my kingdom ...
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall. Poldark country . . . sigh . . .
And that's my daybook for this week!
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⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small *´¯`.¸¸.☆
⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆
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Wherever you go and whatever you do, I hope there's a great day ahead of you! Don't forget!
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And I do too!