Well, we weathered the storm.. smile..
It was a big one, too but like all storms they do come to an end and usually the next day you wonder what all the excitement was about..
If all of our children were home and under our roof and Terry didn't work too far away then I would love a good storm..
I actually still do most times but our sons and son-in-law had to travel in it so I was glad when they were all home safe and sound..
When I went to bed last night and knew all of our children were home and little problems were looked after, I just laid there and thanked the Lord..
He answers prayers in so many situations every week, eh?
So thankful to know the One who rules the storm..
Storm days seem to be kind of laid back here with just the two of us..
I made a big pot of soup and puttered around and did not accomplish too much, I am afraid..
Love having the fire going...
Please don't mind my messy hearth...
I was trying to burn up all the greenery that I missed when I did the Christmas clean up.. smile..
I was visiting my Mom last week for a while..
The poor dear has the cold that is going around and didn't feel too good.. So, I went in and made her some chicken soup..
While I was there she gave me a lovely box of goodies..
Old doilies galore and vintage fabrics and an old Indian basket..
Sitting in front of the fire and going through the box was just a simple storm pleasure... smile..
There are enough blocks already cut out in it to make a small quilt, I think..
They smelled of the ages..
Do you know what I mean?
I love stuff like that although heavens knows I don't need any more doilies or fabric but I just could not resist.. grin
Are you ladies like that?
You know you don't need it but come on it was vintage..
This was the scene out of the family room window early on before the storm really got going..
The dear wee birds were feeding but when I went to take the pic they were gone..
I wonder where they stay, exactly, when the wind is howling like it was..
My friend, Pam did not like the wind but I must say it still was not too much for me..
I slept like a log both nights..
Mom also gave me this..
A beautiful old but tattered quilt..
Do you know the name of the pattern?
I am not a quilter but a collector of quilts and do not care in what condition they are in..
I love them..
Terry made over an old wardrobe for me into a quilt cupboard and it is full..
Some of the quilts are kind of priceless in the fact that my dear Mother-in-Law made them or my Great Aunt Emily owned them..
There are a lot, though that are just old and tattered but were loved even before I picked them up..
I like making things with old quilts and my Mom attends an auction most weeks and gets me one every once in awhile for just a couple of dollars..
Pillows, table runners, lamp cloths, bags, and I even a Christmas tree skirt can be made from an old quilt..
Do you have any ideas to reuse them ?
I would love to hear from you..
Here is a little recipe for a ham glaze that we had for supper..
Maple Mustard Glaze for Ham
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1 T. apple cider vinegar
1 T. Dijon Mustard..
Whisk together and brush over ham or slices..
Then just cook your ham..
We really enjoy this..
When we buy a ham on sale I usually cut off a few ham steaks before I end up roasting the rest a few days later..
Then I freeze the bone and a bit of the meat for some kind of soup in a week or two..
Don't want to get tired of it all at once.. smile..
I know a lot of the readers of the blog are from New England according to my stats and I was wondering how you did on your storm day...
Did you lose your power?
I was so glad that we didn't...
We would be fine but I love having the power on.
Also, a wee reminder for the Keepers of the Home ladies..
We are having a meeting this Friday night at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall at the church..
A dear friend is going to teach us to knit a scarf in an hour on our arm..
I can't wait to see how they turn out..
Also, Carmen who is from Romania is giving us a little info on herbs and such..
And coffee.. Lots of coffee and something to go with it.. grin
If you are interested in attending and you can get to Salisbury please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org..
I will give you all of the details..
Looking forward to another meeting after all of the Christmas rush..
Thank you all for stopping by and I love your little notes you leave me..
Also, welcome to the new followers.. So glad to have you and to you have liked the Face Book page another sweet thank you..
Praying that God will bless your lives this week with love, joy and peace..
Take care of your sweet families and we will chat again soon..
Linking up with JES at HOMEMAKING MONDAYS..
AND featured there, too..