Thursday, May 23, 2013

Quilts for Oklahoma

This message is from Bonnie Hunter, Quiltville.
"Dear Quilters: I have been contacted and asked to spread this info to you. It's important to get the word out to all the quilters you are in contact with, so ...could you please hit share to post this message to your own walls and news feeds?

This is from Ellen Medlock of the Ellen Medlock Studio Store in Tulsa, OK.

"I am honored to start a QUILT DRIVE for OKLAHOMA Tornado Families. If you wish to donate a quilt, please send to our shop- and we will make sure it is placed in the right hands!

Ship to: OK Quilt Drive, c/o Ellen Medlock Studio Store, 10032 S. Sheridan Rd, Suite H-1, Tulsa, OK 74133. (We will be happy to place any kind of blanket, for that matter!)"

Thank you for all you can do to help those who have been so devastated in the tornadoes that have recently swept through Oklahoma. QUILT ON! ♥"

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Just Had to Share

I had to share a couple of photos of the newly fledged Chicadees.  There were three babies and they were AAAAdorable.  :)  Also a few more of the Daddy Eagle and two juvenile Eagles.

I'm sending huge thanks and hugs of delight to Farmgirl Transplanted for her lovely gifts to me.  I also want to send huge thanks and hugs to Nines for her gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous doilies---oh they are so lovely and will be truly treasured.  As soon as I can, I will pictures of these goodies and post them here.  I'm very blessed.  :D

Monday, May 13, 2013


Look closely...she is just to the left of him

So magical

The Geranium petals look like velvet

Mrs. Barn Swallow on the nest

Mr. Barn Swallow keeps lookout from below

I have seen so many Bald Eagles this past week that I need to look him up in my Animal Speak and see what messages He carries on his wings.  The Turkey Gobbler in his full plumage spread was magical for us to see.  In all of the years that we have lived here and seen turkeys about we have never seen him courting.  :)  The Barn Swallow has returned to nest on our lakeside porch.  So exciting.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

Beef Strognoff in crockpot

2 lbs. stew beef

2 cans cream of
mushroom soup

1 med. onion

1/2 cup of water

2 tsp. Worcester sauce

Salt and pepper (your desired amount)

8 oz. cream cheese  (I used 8 oz. plain greek yogurt)

1 bag of egg noodles

Put beef, soup, water, Worcester sauce, salt and pepper in crockpot. (can put beef in while frozen). Cook on high for five hours or low for 8 hours. Add cream cheese before serving. If you're cooking on low, I'd recommend setting it on high when you add the cream cheese so it'll melt faster. I usually start my water for the noodles and once I add the noodles to the boiling water, I add the cream cheese to the stroganoff. Super easy and super good.

I made this one day last week and it was AWESOME.  Just finished filling the crockpot with it again for dinner tonight.  :)  If you are vegetarian, I can see using all vegies with the soups, etc. on rice or noodles.  I bet it would be YUMMY.  

Wednesday, May 08, 2013