Thursday, February 15, 2018

Welcome to my Kitchen

We had a great time of fellowship this morning during our Welcome to my Kitchen get together.

Our numbers were down due to some ladies being away in warmer climes, some dealing with health issues and others too busy to attend.  There was 11 of us.

As you can see we had a heart theme with a glitzy table center piece.

I chose a devotion on the heart theme called "What Love Looks Like".  We all need to be reminded to be kind, gentle, and consider others before ourselves.

I made quarter sheet heart handouts with the characteristics of Love for each participant. 

The paper is by Scrap Ease - Cotton Candy.  I cut the pink hearts with one of the heart thin lits from the Sizzix set.  I printed the words onto the designer paper.

Our hostess set up a pretty table with reds and whites. She provided fruit salad, yogurt, raisin bread and cinnamon buns with a generous amount of  tea and coffee.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine Cookies

I made these for my Fruit of the Spirit Bible Study which was supposed to start today but the weather had something to say about it. Woke up with blowing snow coming down so I cancelled the session for today.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Recent Photos

This is a great cup of green tea.  It does not look green but I read in a book recently that the color depends on when it is picked in the year.

This is Jasmine Dragon Pearls green tea which is hand rolled and on the pricey side.  It was a gift from a friend.

I brewed the tea for my photo shoot for my 2019 Tea Pot Calendar which will come out later this year.

This is the book on my night stand this week.  Of course, Maeve is one of my favorite authors and this book covers several incidents that I am familiar with from other books.  I don't know how she kept all the stories and characters straight.

In this book, the story is told from Clara's point of view which is  new character for me.

I am enjoying it and will be done to swap it out at Welcome to my Kitchen next week.

My bible study material is ready to go.  It is on the Fruit of the Spirit and starts next Wednesday which is Feb 14 Valentine's Day.

I am looking forward to having at least 5 ladies attending as we explore how God works in our lives to grow Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, Goodness, and Self Control.

Are any of you following "This is Us" TV series?  I have watched it from the beginning and on a special Super Bowl episode we find out how Jack died.  He has been dead since the first episode but with flash backs I have come to really love this character.  He is such a good person with the best heart.   There will be a couple more episodes until it goes in hiatus till the fall.  I have convinced several friends to watching it.  I understand the first season is now on Netflicks.

Well sewing projects don't always work out the way you plan them on paper.  I did a sample of the pattern I posted here but it did not go as planned so I made some adjustments.

I now have made several sets of these and I am happy with them.  The fleece is tricky to get consistent stitching in the zigzag but I can live with it.

I am sharing with
Jann who hosts Share Your Cup #283 at Daily Cup with Mrs. Olson

Friends Sharing Tea hosted by Bernideen

Tuesday Cuppa Tea hosted by Ruth

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Blog Give Away Winners - Updated

Today I am announcing the winners of my Blog Giveaway.

A couple of my give away winners did not respond so today I have selected 2 replacements.

Carol from Art & Sand

Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy

Margie, Jann, Carol and Jeanie, I hope to post the photo calendars into the mail tomorrow.  Keep an eye for them.  

Enjoy them all year long.

I had 7 individuals leave comments on my Blog Giveaway - 2018 Goals post.  Thank you for visiting my blog and sharing your 2018 goals with me. 

I used a random generator to pick 4 from the 7.

That means that the winners are:

Margie from Tea in the Valley

Jann from Daily Cup with Mrs. Olson

Debbie from Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Pam from Everyday Living

I have sent emails of congrats! Looking forward to sending those calendars off soon.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Winter Games

The most famous Winter Games start this week in South Korea.  I expect there will be many throughout the world watching the games on some sort of electronic device.  There will be some actually attending the events bundled up in winter clothes at some level.
Best wishes to all the athletes participating in the games.  May all be fair, honorable and safe.

The Alberta Winter Games are being held closer to home and start next week.  For a few days athletes will compete in the northern part of the province.

From what I could see there are about 22 sports being held in outdoor and indoor venues. Some are Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Curling, Hockey and Judo.

All the best to all athletes participating in these games.

Now for something a little more familiar.  These are the ones that live at my house.  Scrabble is my favorite. 

What are your winter games?  Leave me a comment.

I'm not much for card games but my Dad has played many games in his life. He made the board that you see here.  It is well built and spins nicely so each player can easily mark his progress.  I keep the board because my Dad made it. In an earlier life I played this game weekly. Interesting how interests change.

I had to search for a deck of cards and found this set in my craft supplies.  I bought them for the art on them and not to actually play cards.  I did check and all the cards are there.

This is a very interesting deck of cards.  The information card indicates Gothic Playing Cards - each back depicting the great kings of France based on paintings from the french schools of the XIV, XV, and XVI centuries.

I have included 1 each of the 1, kings, queen and jokers in the top row, the jokers are in the left middle, the outside of the box on the middle right, the bottom left is the info card and the side of the box.

I am intrigued and will spend some time looking at the images on the cards.

I am sharing with Mosaic Monday #71 hosted by Maggie at Normandy Life.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Christmas Card Challenge - February - Red Heart

This card is for my monthly Christmas Card Challenge which is Red Heart for February.

I chose a red card and added a layer of designer paper - Bazzill Basics Paper - Holiday Style - Stitched Green.

I tied a plaid ribbon on the right hand side and trimmed the ends.

I used the Stampin Up Sweetheart Punch with red metallic paper to create the heart accents which were adhered with 3D foam tape. 

I printed the greeting and trimmed it to end under the ribbon on the right.  I used red and green to repeat the colors from the card in the greeting.