Friday, October 24, 2008
I have always loved to write, so when I found this pen work online I was thrilled. I found one site that offered a CD and copied printed pages of this book for sale. Then with further research I found the very same book offered for free. So I printed out the whole book right from my own pc. Yes, I did use up some ink, but even with the cost of ink I am sure I did not use $28.00 worth, which was the cost of the printed pages and the DVD in the previously found website. So I am one happy camper.
The photo here is how my pages look. After shooting this photo I put all of the pages in plastic protector sheets and put in them a black binder. So now I can easily refer to these pages often. The next two posts are pages from the same site...check them out.
not only is he "the one"...this drawing is "one"-one long line that is, with no breaks in it. Can you believe that? I found this drawing to be awe inspiring. I got out my handy dandy magnifying glass to follow the lines myself to see that it is indeed "one long line." It starts at his nose and goes around and around to the end. What a talented artist this was.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Some of my old blue canning jars hold the apples and pears I dried over the last few days.
I did not have that many pieces of fruit to dehydrate, so these will be good for only a few snacks.
Next year, I will try to get more on the ball and prepare better.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Part of the handwriting that was done in the "old days" included the curvy drawing you can see in the pages of the book above. I think it is so charming.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I went light on dinner tonight so I could have some pie and ice cream...Tim went off to bed and so by the time I was ready for this treat I was in my office all alone looking at blogs. To take the chill of I also made me a cup of hot chocolate...boy was I full be the time I got all of this down. But boy was it good.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Yep, that was the cost for these two babies! How did that happen? Well, I got the apples for free. The other day I noticed apples on a small tree on a lot we own. I was able to pick up a few off of the ground and the remaining ones from the tree. Most of them had either worm holes or some other blemish. But with my handy dandy knife I cut off all the bad and put together enough for two pies. There were enough left for some drying as well.
So we had apple pie with vanilla ice cream for dessert tonight. The ice cream cost more than the two pies. I had not baked a pie in years...and boy was my hubby happy that I did!
Reminds me of the old days when I used to make apples sauce by the gallons to can. I'd put together a pie every now and then as well. The kids were so easy to please, I could make just about anything with the apples from the trees we had then and they would eat it. But the applesauce was a favorite. In those days we had several apples trees on the property we lived on, so the pickin' was easy.
Friday, October 10, 2008
The photo shows how they came on the roll, with one roll already wrapped onto wood spools.
This ribbon is so very old fashioned and is cotton or at least the apprearance thereof.
The colors are great!