Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 1/17/17

Good Morning, hope your day is starting out great and that you have your favorite drink at hand.  



I spent much of the time since we last got together knitting.  That's my colorful knitting bag in the background.  Water is the only drink I will let near my yarn and even then I'm cautious.  The pink hat is what I've been working on.



My local LYS had a "knit-in".  An afternoon when they offered the use of their classroom space for knitters to work on their pink hats.  
Pink hats are showing up everywhere, pink yarn has been scarce lately.  It was fun to spend time with other knitters talking about this and that while fingers flew and needles clicked.

For those of you who haven't heard, pink hats are being worn at the Women's March in D.C. and in local marches.  I won't be marching, just wearing my pink hat when I go on my currently cold morning walks.

Maybe I'll wear it this morning while I go visit Elizabeth and the rest of the Tea Gang.  Hope to see you there.


PS - LYS - Little Yarn store or Local Yarn Store

Monday, January 16, 2017

MLK Day in the U.S.



Today is a public holiday in the U.S.  A day to celebrate the 

birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.




“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have

 three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their

 minds, and dignity, quality, and freedom for their spirits. I believe 

that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men 

can build up.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Words spoken years ago but words I believe true today.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Neigborhood walk - 1/12/13

We have been getting lots of rain here by the Bay.  I try to time my walks for a break in the showers.  On a couple of occasions didn't get out the door at all.



Fashion?  The window displays are pretty much the same old thing.  Guess we will have to wait a few months to see something brighter.



I did find these red boots.  I'm not sure they would be practical in wet weather but they would brighten up the above outfit.



This display amused me.  The chicken appears to be knit out of some kind of shiny fabric/material.  What is it about chickens?  They always make me smile.



I had to walk around this on my way home.  Yikes!  This is in front of what looks like an office building.  Some poor person is going to come out to quite a surprise.

Hope the weather is decent where you are.





Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 1/10/17


Sometimes I can't believe how fast Tuesday rolls around.  A couple of days ago we were at the River House.


I was sitting on the front porch having an early morning cup of coffee


Looking at all the bare trees and the red sunrise.  You've heard "Red skies in the morning, sailors take warning" haven't you?  Yes, we've had lots of rain and it is threatening to flood.  I can only cross my fingers.

On a more cheerful note, let me show you my latest thrift purchase for the house there.  Dishes.  I don't need more dishes, I just have a tiny weakness.....For Dishes.



They are not old  They are by Susan Winget and part of a set called Garden of Olives. I found them listed as salad/dessert plates but they are going to be perfect sandwich plates for me.  Three plates/$2.  I wonder if I will ever stumble across the 4th plate in the set in my thrift store hunts.  

Lets take our drinks over to the Altered Book Lover blog and find out what has been happening since last Tuesday.  The people who post there seem to always have something interesting going on.



Monday, January 9, 2017

January knitting

Just finished this pair of socks for DH.  He loves his hand knit socks.




Meanwhile, I was given a gift certificate for my local LYS.  It will be fun to find a project and start something new.

Anyone knitting/crocheting/sewing?  Tell me about the project you have going.

I like to have knitting pictures on my blog to keep track of what I do. Some of you may have seen these on my FB page, sorry if it is a repeat for you.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 1/3/17


This morning I'm drinking orange juice.  I have lots of orange juice but I don't have this set to drink my juice from.  Wish I did.  Isn't it pretty?



vintage Hazel Atlas juice set

You may have noticed a lot of citrus related posts here lately.  That is because there are several citrus trees on the property at our new(ish) River House.  This is our first winter there and we recently harvested these.



Oranges


Tangerines



And Lemons



As a bonus, one our our neighbors there gave us a whole bunch of avocados from his tree.  Worth their weight in gold.

Now that you've had your Vitamin C lets head over to Elizabeth's blog and see what is happening at this week's Tea Party.


Monday, January 2, 2017

Second on the Second - 1/2/17

I recently posted a lemon curd recipe.  Since I had all those lemons I needed to find another use for them.  Digging back through my old blog I came across this post.  Ta-da!  Here is my entry for the Second on the Second hosted by Elizabeth at the Altered Book Lover blog.  Thanks Elizabeth for keeping this going.

MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009


Lemon Bars (recipe)

What do you do when your lemon tree is producing lots of lemons?


Make lemon bars of course!

Our Meyer Lemon puts out so much fruit this time of year. What you see here is just the harvest from one day.

Here's a simple but delicious recipe for lemon bars. I think I've posted it before. It is a favorite and if you have a few lemons the rest of the ingredients are pantry staples. I usually cut the bars smaller, they are very rich. I guess my appetite must have kicked in when I was cutting these.

Lemon Bars

Crust
2 cups flour
1 cup melted butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Mix & press in 9 x 13" pan. Bake 20 minutes at 350F.

Filling
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
grated rind of one lemon (optional)
5 tablespoons flour
4 beaten eggs

Mix sugar, juice and flour, add eggs. Pour over crust and bake for 25 minutes at 350F. Sprinkle with powdered sugar when done.

Are you fond of lemon flavored desserts?