Monday, August 27, 2007

Gone in a flash

Where did last week go?
Boy I missed a few..... ok more like 5 days last week...
they came and went before I knew it!
I have to tell you, I was a busy lil bee!
So much to do... so far behind....
There never seems to be enough time in a day lately!
What did I do you ask....
Hmmm where to start......
The rain stopped for awhile on saturday
so I got the tractor out and got the lawn cut...
I had not cut it in months...
it was basically dead from no rain!
We have 10 acres of grass so that was an all day job!

I had so many peaches... they were comin out my ears...

With all those peaches I made Peach butter.. oh no not just any Peach Butter,

this was Amaretto Peach butter!

Peach butter with a twist of sweet cherry!

~~~ ohhh sooooo YUMMY~~~

I also made a peach cobbler... sorry no pictures we gobbled that up real quick!

Today I think I will make a peach pie!

I also got some swap stuff finished and mailed out!

Above are my 2 creations for the Art Doll swap....
Maria said she was into mermaids and fairies so I created one of each for her!
These were very fun to make!

This is the Tussie Mussie I made for Jeanne.
I had so much fun with this swap!
Jeanne and I have the same tastes so it was easy to create for her!
The cone is made from analglypta wallpaper that I painted PINK and trimmed in vintage lace, crepe paper, buttons, silk ribbon, vintage rick rack and the sweetetst lil girl with a floppy bonnet on!
I have been making these cute lil dress cards for awhile now
so I knew I had to make some for
Ele for our Christmas card & Tags swap!
These are sooo darn cute... if I say so myself! ;-)

I hope Ele likes them too!
Nope these are not your traditional christmas tags...
these were created just for Ele!
She loves vintage ~shabby~ beachy~ chic...
no red and white jolly old cartoony santa here!
Don't you love them!

I still have to finish up and take pictures of the vintage kitchen goodies I made for Mica and the cotton n candy goodies I made for Shannon!

Oh and a sweet friend of mine is haveing a birthday so I made her alil something to make her smile... I will share those with you soon!

Happy Birthday Miss Connie!

Take care,

Hugz & Blessings, Dolly

Monday, August 20, 2007

Soups on... Comeon over

Brrr.... It's cold and rainy here again today!
I am not complaining though...
the rain is a blessing!

It's been so dry here

What's the best way to chase away the rainy day blues?

A big pot of soup simmering on the stove!
I had zucchini and summer squash begging to be used
so I whipped up a pot of zucchini soup!

Juicy tomatoes, sweet corn, zucchini, yellow squash, and onions.
5 Simple ingrediants, topped with velvetta cheese!
Sooooo Yummy...
can you smell it?

Stay warm and Enjoy your day!
Hugz, Dolly

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Warm HUGZ....

Thank you all for your warm wishes and prayers for hubby!
The surgury went well.
We will know exactly how well in a few weeks!
Prayers are still needed for a speedy recovery!
We are back home and he is resting peacefully!
I truely apreciate all of you for taking the time to write and to pray for us!
I am so blessed to have such wonderful people around me each day!
Warm hugz to Becky, Sharon, Ele, Genevieve, Vickie, Kasse, Miss Rhea, Bertie, Sharon, Heather, Karen, Mandy, Jeanne, Jessi, Suzy, Del, Shannon, Kathy, Lallee, Rosemary, Amy, all of my PRH gal pals and all of you!
Thank you with all our hearts!
Hugz, Dolly

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Many hands make lite work...

Yesterday my girlfriends and I got together to can sweet corn!
We shucked and shucked till we could'nt shuck any more!

Here's a batch ready to be put in the jars....
Look at all them kernals
Mmm... is your mouth watering?????

Dora and Ida are hard at work filling jars......

Yes we even put the guys to work...
Dave and hubby emptied the pressure cookers while Kay supervised!
All total we canned 120 pints of corn and 20 pints of dill pickels!
It was a very productive day!

I am outta here for a day or two...
Hubby is haveing surgury tomorrow!
Keep him in your prayers!
Blessings, Dolly

Saturday, August 11, 2007

My Partner

I'd like you to meet INK

This precious lil angel is my partner in crime!
She is on the desk or on my lap when I am blogging....
she also loves to bat at my fingers when I am typing...
or walk across the keyboard!
Often times she will fell asleep on the mouse cord,
thats when I know its time to get up and do something else :-)

Ink wants to know where all the other kitty blogettes are!

Do you have a kitty blogette in training?

Enjoy your weekend,

Hugz & Blessings, Dolly

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

NICE really does MATTER.....

My sweet friend Steph nominated me for the "Nice Matters" award!

Awww thank you sweetpea!
I am not sure I deserve it but I will take it and run!
Genevieve started this award with the intent that.....
" This award will be given to those that are just nice people , good blog friends and those that inspire good feelings and inspiration!
Those that care about others that are there to lend support or those that are just a positive influence in our blogging world!"

Thank you Genevieve and Steph,you are both that and much more!!
I would like to dedicate this award to all the people in my life, especially all of my PRH sisters, and to all of you whom read my blog faithfully and leave wonderful comments, and to those of you whom read and don't leave comments!
I love you all!

Now I am supposed to nominate 7 bloggers who I feel deserve this award too!
Gosh this is hard.... I think everyone deserves this award...
I am sure this award will circle the blog world and everyone will be nominated eventually!

Here are my nominees.......
Kasse @ Miss Duffys
Warm Hugz, Dolly :-)

Thank you Bertie for nominating me too!
Thank you for all the kind words sweetpea!
Ladies I invite you to pop over to meet Bertie..
and see her sweet lil cottage and her beautiful home!
she is my PRH sister with a victorian heart!
I have grown to know her and love her with each passing day!
She is a kindered spirit and a big heart!!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

It's been a loooong week!
My mum and all of our guests have gone home!

It's time for me to relax...
if anyone needs me I will be in the hammock......
Xo, Dolly