My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

Monday, December 31, 2012

Puzzle Time

Kristin, Paul & Grandma working on a puzzle.



Wednesday, December 26, 2012

It's Snowing!

When my husband got home from work today, he went out in the back yard and shoveled the snow from Sissy's bathroom ! ;-)

~ Susan

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas !

Merry Christmas from my family to yours !
~ Susan

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Another Windy City!

It sounds like we have another Windy City ! The lights flicker once in awhile. But so far we have power. Smile

I have made Bourban Balls, and the dough for the Cookie Dough Truffles are in the fridge. They need to cool so I can handle them better. And tomorrow I’ll roll them in melted chocolate. A messy job.

  ~ Susan

Sunday, December 16, 2012

He Skyped Us !


... Michael ( our son) just Skyped us from his apartment on the border of Iowa & Nebraska.... He just moved out there this weekend. ... But with Skype it's not so bad... He said he got snow earler today.

   I haven't felt like starting on Christmas cookies YET. It got up to 63 here!  But I'll have to start soon.

   The show Royal Pains is on tonight. It's a special where Evan gets married.

   I better go...

~ Susan


Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Prayer For All

May the road rise to meet you

May the wind be always at your back

May the sun shine warm upon your face

May the rains fall soft upon your fields

And until we meet again

May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand

-Irish Blessing

Friday, December 14, 2012

Baking Cookies

   I have been busy baking cookies. Tonight it was Oatmeal & Raisin. Next will come Christmas cookies to freeze….  The Oatmeal & Raisin are for our son.  He has some traveling to do, so I thought I would bake cookies for him to take along. At least it’s healthier then stopping for junk food.

    Has anyone else started on their Christmas baking?  It would be great if you shared you ideas / recipes on here !

   I make bourbon balls every year. If anyone has a better recipe, please share it!  The recipe I use is kind of mediocre.

    I’m still crocheting, but my hands need a rest. A storm front must be coming. ( achy)   So I have been listening to books on PLAYAWAY… I love those little things! Check out PLAY AWAY ! Just Google it. Our library has them.

Good Night for now… Smile

~ Susan

Monday, December 10, 2012

Let It Snow :-)

Today we had our first snow fall of the year of the year. Smile

1st. snow of 2012

~ Susan


Saturday, December 8, 2012


... I had a " Free Ice Cream " coupon when my son & I were in the car going home. I said, let's stop at UDF and get some ice cream. He picked up a new flavor. It's new to me. It is delicous! It's called " Sea Salt Caramel "... So good. If you like that Sweet & Salty combination, you'll love it! It's made by Homemade Brand.

~ Susan

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Until I get the antique wooden quilt rack I want, I’ll be displaying  my Winter Quilt  on the sofa. Unless of course it manages to get cold enough to use it. Smile


~ Susan

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Temperature & What we Do...

    ... How does the temperature effect what you do ?  Yesterday was so warm, I opened windows and let the BREEZE in. It's breezy today too, but not as warm.

   ... It was warm enough that I didn't feel like baking the cookies I need to bake for Christmas. ( to put in the freezer.)

  ...  I used the crock pot so I didn't have to use the oven and heat up the kitchen

  ... How does the Temperature effect you ?

~ Susan