Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

"Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.  Be thankful to Him, and bless His name."
  Psalm 100:4

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  I am truly blessed and have much to be thankful for, not only today, but every day.

May we all remember to praise the Lord for all the blessings He has given to us.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Rainbow Jello

Pretty 12 Layer Salad

  • Jello (3 oz) pkgs, Strawberry, Orange, Lemon, Lime, Berry Blue, Grape

  • 16 oz Sour Cream or Plain Yogurt

If making jello in a tube pan to flip out onto a serving plate, lightly grease tube pan.

Add 1 C. boiling water to Strawberry Jello, stir until dissolved.  Pour 1/2 of the jello into a small bowl and set aside.  Add 3 Tbs. cold water to remaining jello and pour into greased pan.  Chill 15 - 20 minutes or until firm.  Whisk 1/3 C. sour cream or plain yogurt into reserved jello, pour on top of first jello layer.  Chill until firm.  Repeat the same with each jello in order given.  This is always a winner with children.

If desired, you can just make it in a 9 x 9 pan and not flip it out onto a serving plate.  In this case, do the layers in reverse order, starting with the Grape Jello sour cream layer and end with the plain Strawberry layer.

Edit 03/03/2012 - to link up with Family Ever After's Once Upon a Weekend Link Party

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thread the Needle Thursday 11/19/09

Ok, I failed to post last Thursday.  I'm so glad Esther went ahead and posted it on her blog last week.  Thanks, Esther!    I'm trying to figure out how to add a Mister Linky so we can all go see what you are creating each week.  I'd love to hear what you are making!

I still haven't made my dress out of the black and pink rose corduroy.  I do want to get it made this week yet so I can wear it on Sunday to church.  I'm in a ladies quartet and we have special music this Sunday, a new dress would be nice to wear for that.

Keith's Socks

I'm still working on the black & gray socks.  The first sock is finished and the second sock is 2 rows away from starting on the heel flap.  Obviously, I've gotten a bit more done on the sock since this picture was taken.    Esther has Andrew's socks just about finished and then I will see if she will knit Isaiah's socks since I'm going to be up to my eyeballs with sewing the next few weeks.

As soon as my dress is finished I need to start on costumes for the children's Christmas play at church.  I have 11 metallic gold jingle bell costumes to make and 22 plain cotton worker vests.  I've already bought about 1/2 of the metallic gold fabric for the bell costumes and I need to go stash diving to see what color and how many yards of plain fabric I have for the worker vests.  The play is December 13th, so I need to get busy and start sewing like crazy.  *whew*

So, what are you making this week?  Are you working on any Christmas presents?  Are you sewing? knitting? quilting? any other needlework?  Please come share what creative endeavor is going on at your home!


Thursday, November 05, 2009

Thread the Needle Thursday

Thread the Needle Thursday @ Bair Homestead
I've decided to spend Thursdays sharing about what needlework I'm currently working on.  I have many needlecraft interests, so there may be a variety of current projects.  More than likely there will be at least one sewing project, plus some knitting and/or cross-stitch or whatever other item has my current attention. 

This week I'm knitting some Christmas socks.  I can't say who they are for, but I think he will like them. 

Keith's socks

I'm currently caught up with my custom sewing for clients, so it's time to get some sewing done for the family.  I've been losing weight and it's time for some new clothes for Momma.  I've had this piece of featherweight corduroy for a year or two.  I fell in love with it when I saw it and have had it in my stash just crying out to become a dress for me.  I have my pattern pieces just about ready to lay them out and cut out my new dress.  Yay!

Rose Corduroy

Isn't it pretty?

What are you working on this week?  If there is enough interest, I'm thinking of making a button and adding a Mr. Linky so we can all see what everyone is making.  What do you think?