Wednesday, May 10, 2017

wednesday granola


A Wednesday morn in May appears to be a very good day to begin a binge of healthy eating once again.  This granola is super easy to make and good in a wholesome not "show-offy" kind of way.

Wednesday Granola

4 cups dry oatmeal
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup almond butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven 325 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with coconut oil.
Heat honey and almond butter in pan until runny and smooth.
Meanwhile stir together oatmeal, cinnamon, and salt.
After the honey and butter are smooth, take off the heat and add the vanilla.
Pour over oatmeal stirring until fully incorporated.
Spread onto pan and bake for 20- 25 minutes, stirring at least once after the first 10 minutes of baking time.
Allow to cool.
You may substitute peanut butter, and consider maple syrup as your sweetener.

                                    Delicious with the most tender of crunch!

And why the name Wednesday granola, someone might just ask? Because it was first made on Wednesday, and  Wednesday granola just seems to fit its simplicity.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

reflections



 As Lent has begun I am setting aside special time to read Scriptures and special devotionals intended for this season.  Reflections stream from these readings as I seek to understand and hear His voice in the daily mixings and rumblings of daily life.

Photos snapped with my Canon Rebel: 
An antique- framed picture, given to me by a friend years ago;
and a *Willow* figurine given to me by Rose on my birthday where"Grandmother" is etched on the bottom. She gave it to me days before my actual birthday party because she was so excited to give it to me and couldn't wait a day longer. I used a white coloring pencil to make her hair white, as some of us grandmothers are perceptibly adorned.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

dreams of spring yarn along



 Knitting and reading... ahhh; a most delightful pursuit on the best of days, irregardless of the weather outside. And my world is shouting "SPRING"; perhaps too early, the peach crops will tell the true story this summer.

This particular knitting project was knitted in Baby Bee Sweet Delight, colorway, get this, Boo Pink...love it! The pattern can be found on Ravelry, Garter Yoke Baby Cardi by Jennifer Hoel. 

This sweater is an accessory for a smocked bishop dress I am presently sewing for baby Ivy, of course. I am thinking Easter dress, but her first birthday is just around the corner, so who knows.  Spring can be finicky in these parts so you never know when you might need a wrap or sweater of some sort for a chilly Easter morn. I lined the back of the garter yoke sweater with the fabric in the dress and likewise covered one 5/8 inch button at the top.

The book is typical Susan Branch charm. I especially love her quotes scattered throughout the handwritten pages.

Another wonderful opportunity to join with Ginny's Yarn Along this Wednesday.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

earl grey lattes

Charlotte has a new violin teacher, a newly married beautiful, young woman, who is currently a student working on a Master's degree in violin performance. I do enjoy sitting in her upstairs apartment while the music lesson is going on... yet I recently happened upon a charming coffee/ crepe shop right across the street. And right from that very first visit  the deliciousness of earl grey lattes has become one of my weaknesses.  Yes, I can make them at home, but I would need to pull out my espresso machine with the cream steamer to truly get the same effect. You know how that goes... easier to walk across the busy street and buy them. This particular Monday afternoon while in town for lessons, I bring along my knitting and traffic sounds fade as I sip and knit for 45 minutes in the car.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

silk ribbon emboidery

All it took was a Saturday morning gathered around a dining room table with a few ladies, an array of silk ribbon in beautiful shades of pink and green, and an intended project for creating a thumb pin cushion. 


I came home and after finishing my pin cushion(see in right hand corner), I went online and ordered a book and some spools of silk ribbon. Now I am accumulating my own stash for future projects. A new love of hand sewing has been birthed.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday afternoon...

...the last one in January 2017.

I am sitting in my sunny sewing room, but I should be outside walking, and I might yet take a brisk walk around the block in the next five minutes. But as I was sitting here journaling, I took the time to download some photos from my camera, and I discovered some past drafts and decided to post them.
Then that led to the question of why not post a bit about my Monday afternoon...?
St. Dalfour organic Earl Grey tea, my Bible, a journal, and Bach on Pandora.

And I  have set up a bit of a tea table in the corner of my sewing room. Note the sweet creamer and sugar bowl with the sewing notions. A friend brought those back from Ireland...perfect!

Hope your Monday is going grandly.


tweet-chirp dress

 Still working on something to tuck in baby girl's pocket. Something she will not get choked on because as we all so well know, everything goes in the mouth.


wednesday granola

A Wednesday morn in May appears to be a very good day to begin a binge of healthy eating once again.  This granola is super easy to make...