Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Mom's Debut

I am a member of the
Homespun Quilt Club
here in Wabash County. For
the last month our club has had a quilt
show at the local college. I entered
two of my quilts that my mom made.

This quilt she made for me back in 1982.
She hand pieced and hand quilted it all herself.
She calls it the bow tie pattern, but in all
honesty I think it would really be called the spool pattern.
But whatever it is, it is beautiful!

I also entered this quilt affectionately
called "The Sweethearts".
Although she anticipated retirement, she
worried about being bored. I suggested
she get back into quilting.
when I was young I remember her doing a lot of quilting
She wasn't sure she wanted to.
My dad's sister gave my mom a set of embroidery blocks
and the rest is history.
The Sweethearts was her first "retirement" quilt.
She lovingly made it especially for her granddaughters.
It looks so pretty on the girl's bed.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie

Ok, it's been almost 7 years
since we celebrated my parents
40th wedding anniversary.
boy, time flies
We planned a weekend family
trip to Lake Barkley. We had a blast.
I think we tried
every restaurant in the area.
We found ourselves at the Iron Kettle.
everything is cooked in iron skillets and you serve yourself
I got myself a piece of pie, then
I went back for another!
By the time we left I think my
family ate the whole pie.
It took me a lot of botched pies
before I found a recipe like the one
at the Iron Kettle. Every time I make this pie
I think of our trip to the lake.
Buttermilk Pie
1 (9") unbaked pie shell
1 & 1/2 cup sugar
3 rounded tablespoons of flour
3 eggs- beaten
1 stick margarine- softened or melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt
1 cup buttermilk
dash of nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350*
Mix margarine, sugar and flour- cream well.
Add beaten eggs & beat well.
Stir in buttermilk, salt & vanilla.
Pour into pie shell.
Sprinkle with nutmeg.
Bake until set and golden brown, about 40 minutes.


this girl won't leave a drop
of ice cream in a cup

good to the last drop

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Club Tabby

Last Sunday the girls used one of their birthday gifts. Their Aunt Donna & family gave them each a gift card for a makeover at Club Tabby in the mall. A place where kids can get made up and even have birthday parties.
So we just made it a girls day out. Mamaw & Aunt Donna went too. We had a great time and was out past bed time too! We shopped till we (or at least me) till we dropped. Had a great meal at T.G.I.F.'s. It was s good day.

They both picked out the princess look.

Molly choose pink spray for her hair. She sat so still and watched everything they did. I can't get her to sit still at home!

Lindy got gold spray. I loved it. We couldn't get her to smile while we were there. Don't know what was up with that.

They each choose a tierra, lip gloss and eye makeup to bring home as part of the package. Then Mamaw bought them each a new necklace too.

Of course we had to check out the play area.

They often take each others hands, but today they were doing this as we walked the mall. Just too darn cute!!

Had a great time, I'm ready to have another girls day out!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sherry's Salon


and after!

(forgot to take Molly's pic before I cut it)

So, you think they needed cuts?

Monday, March 8, 2010


The sun finally showed itself!! It has been the longest winter! The girls could not wait to try their scooters outside.

We went for a ride/walk. They did really well- no crashes!

Hello trampoline-
we missed you!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Birthday Party- Lantern Festival

Molly & Lindy's little China buddy turned 3 during the two week Chinese New Year celebrations this year. Her parents threw an awesome Birthday party- Lantern party in honor of their birthday girl.

Here are the lanterns Molly & Lindy made.

Then all the kids lined up for a lantern parade.

Here is the birthday girl- Maggie

The girls and I had a great time.
Thank you Chris & Laney.
Happy Birthday Maggie!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Chinese New Year Party

On Feb 27th we attended a Chinese New Year party at The Borowiak's. We always have a great time, great food and great company. All the kids have fun playing together. It is amazing to see God's work in all these precious kids.

Gung Hay Fat Choy
Happy New Year!

Heidy & Deigo



The China Bunch

The Guatemalan Group

And our newest group since our last party...
from Ethiopia.

All the kids....
except Dane (he had a date!)
I think there was seven 5 year olds!

Lindy, Molly & Eden
Thank you Trevor & Jackie!
To quote Lindy-
"It was a blass"