Sunday, March 17, 2019

A Sunday in March

Good Evening everyone.. 
And what a lovely one it is here in New Brunswick.. 
It is the kind of day that lets you know winter may still be here but Spring is just around the corner.. 
The sun shone all day but there was a bit of a bite in the air with the wind.. 
That is all right though as we know that the worst is over, eh! 

A few days ago we had some rain and the wind was blowing... 
If you have been following the blog for awhile you know that I am a stormy weather type of person.. 
Especially the wind! 
The rain was hitting the windows and I could hear the wind whirling around the fireplace chimney.. 
The furnace was on and it was all so cozy.. 

I turned on some lamps and lit my fave incense stick.. 
And put in an old CD that is so lovely.. 
I love Gospel music but I like other kinds, too.. 
Several years ago when I had my wee shop in St. Martins I used to be on the lookout for shop music, perse...
Well, I was in a store in Bangor when I heard this beautiful old style music playing ...  
It reminded me of when I was a kid.. 
I ran up to the clerk and asked where the music was from.. 
She said it was a store CD and they sold it there.. 
Needless to say, I bought one and occasionally played it in the shop or here at home.. 
I still do.. 
The music was playing, the incense was burning and I needed to put a kettle of soup on to simmer.. 

I had some homemade chicken broth, a can of tomatoes, carrots, celery, peppers, onions and a couple of handfuls of wild rice and mixed grains .... 
All I needed was some herbs.. 
Last Fall when I was cleaning up the herb bed I gathered little bundles of mixed herbs and tied them with kitchen twine and put them in individual little freezer bags.. 
They are lovely for a pot of soup.. 
I must remember to do it again this Fall, Lord willing.. 
Parsley, sage, thyme, rosemary and perhaps summer savory.. 
Oh yes and some garlic.. 
Don't forget the garlic.. smile.. 

So with that all going on I pulled out my sewing machine..

Just pottering about, you know.. 
I had bought this pretty tea towel at the dollar store and decided to turn it into a dish rug or whatever you call them.. 
I love them beside the sink.. 
It is thick and gathers the moisture from wet dishes or washed veggies.. 
It can hold a hot pot that has been drained and so on.. 
I did get it finished but forgot to take a pic.. (as usual)  

Sometimes I wonder why you girls read this stuff but you do.. 
Onward I go.. grin.. 

I have been buying some plants here and there... 

I may of mentioned this last time but here are a few more.. 
Moses in the Bulrushes, Ivy and a Cast Iron plant.. 
Oh and Purple Passion.. 
I love this plant and have not had one since the 70s..   
Shonda thought that was funny for some reason..  grin.. 
For some reason I think plants and books enhance a home.. 
What do you think?   

Here is a book I picked up at the Thrift and am enjoying.. 

Love reading about this beautiful country and love the followers here on the blog from that place...

Here is a new recipe that I tried out on dear Terry... 

Baked stuffed potatoes.. 
Only the stuffing is potatoes mixed with cooked flaked white fish and a bit of cheese on top.. 
Of course, I loved it and he liked it... smile.. 
I will keep trying.. 
Perhaps with something from this book.. 
She is lovely.. 
From England.... 
Her recipes are lovely, too.. 

Another soup from this soup junkie...

Chicken Noodle.. 
He did like this one.. 

And another Australian book..  
I ordered this one from Thrift 
It is a very interesting book.. 
It is just coincidence that I have so many Australian ones though..
I love love books... Do you? 
I read all year through.. Not just the Winter.. 
How about you?  Are you readers?  

Well dear hearts I am almost finished.. 
Our youngest son just called and said it is ten degrees out in Alberta... 
I am missing him quite a bit these days... 
Bless his heart... 

We took a wee drive up to the farm this afternoon.. 
Still a bit of snow up there but the brooks are open... 
We will soon be able to go up and spend some time... 
Have to get ready for the summer.. 
I expect to be there this year although it was lovely being home last summer ... 
Time flies and it will soon be June.... 

This is a little needle felting project I am trying to do... 

I don't know if it actually looks like lavender or not.. grin.. 
I am going to try another one till I get it to suit me then I want to make some lavender sachets... 

So I guess I am finished for today.. 
So happy you stopped by.. 

Another beautiful Sabbath is almost over..
We were so blessed this morning in service.. 
God's Presence was so real.. 
So happy to have a daily relationship with Him.. 
He surely enhances our lives.. 
And gives us a hope of an eternal life with Him... 
An old song we sing sometimes says it all.. 

Just to walk with Him means everything to me.. 
Just to know He cares and His hand is leading me. 
Though the world pass me by
Go their way 
Let me be.. 
Just to walk with Him means everything to me.. 

Take care sweet friends and don't forget to leave me a note.. 


  1. I have enjoyed this lovely visit today with you Faye.
    It's always a delight to pop in and see what you're up to.
    I also am blessed to have our loving Father with me always. His Spirit is my Counselor and His steadfast love gets me through each day.

  2. The needle felting project looks wonderful, it is something that I would like to try myself. I am a great fan of soup too and try different ingredients to firm favourites, some are better than others. Take care.

  3. What a wonderful post filled with the joys of home. Loved it all. xo

  4. Love reading about your everyday doings and seeing the photos. We have replanted our herb beds this spring and I like the idea of freezing herb bundles for soup and casseroles. Yes I am a reader - I have to stop myself reading and get on and do something quite often.

  5. A lovely beginning to my day to read all about the things you are doing. I sometimes freeze herbs too, it's useful to have them available.

  6. Another wonderful post Faye. I look forward to every one. Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. What a lovely wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon! I do love those kind of cozy afternoons where little projects get done, and a delightful meal is shared! My husband is not too adventurous with new recipes either, but occasionally he does enjoy them. Your soup looked delicious, especially with a bit of the herbs from your garden added! Glad to hear that spring is coming there too! We are enjoying abundant sunshine here this week, and so thankful for it! Blessings to you sweet friend, always enjoy your ponderings :)

  8. A lovely post, always. I love your header, my blue and white loving friend. :) I love it, too!

    Your soups all sound so good and thanks for sharing how you made your little herb bundles for the freezer last fall as you were cleaning up the herb beds. Great idea!

  9. Your wonderful soups always look lovely!

  10. Hi Faye,
    I am new to your blog..well I thought I was, but when I hit the enter email button, it said I had subscribed before. I did take a break from my blog for a few years...and maybe I forgot who I was following. Anyway I love your blog (probably because your interest seem similar to mine, and the kind of things I like to write about when I get time, like cooking, reading, home life etc. I too LOVE reading and enjoy pioneer books/art/novels/lifestyle. My favourite books are Amish. I thought all your recipes looked delicious and especially the baked potato - Yum! I've added your blog to my side blogroll so now I won't miss a post !
    Blessings to you ~ Linda