Thursday, December 31, 2020

OUR 2020 ELECTION PRAYERS

 As 2020 comes to a close,  I want to thank everyone who purchased tea cozies from me this year of 2020!  I ended up selling 311 tea cozies over the year.

We have enjoyed our Christmas

 decorations even if no one else saw them!

Over 50 people have died  from Covid

 in our county so we only go to the market.

  The first person who died had

 been to China to visit relatives.  

Yesterday I  reorganized my sewing room. I get those free throw away boxes at Sams Club.  They are the ones that are like  narrow trays.  I make large readable labels which I tape on the fronts and sides of the boxes for various fabrics and organize all the different fabric themes for future tea cozies.   Yes, it isn't pretty but it makes all the difference in finding  what you are looking for: 


I love my sewing room which will never be one of those darling shabby chic perfectly appointed "where I create" rooms. 
I have seen some on blogs that are amazing. No, this is a very functional room I walk away from when the work is done. It also provides a backstock area for my ever revolving  seasonal teasets.


I also have recently used my sewing room as a Warrior Prayer Room.  As I sew, I have been praying about all the illegal and fraudulent votes cast in our recent election. There is so much evidence of all the illegal voting.  There were many votes from dead people, illegals, duplicates, mass printed ballots and in some states the rules were changed illegally without proper legislative process. The videos were absolutely appalling of the women in Georgia, pulling out suitcases full of fraudulent ballots from under covered tables late at night.  We believe every legal vote should count and every illegal vote should not.



On the night of December 1st we participated in an organized and orchestrated prayer time that started on the East Coast and moved across all the states with believers praying moving west across America clear to Hawaii and Alaska.  At 3:00am  Eastern Standard time in the early hours of December 2 we joined others online with a group who gathered by live video in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.  It was an incredible experience that was thrilling to participate in. 


 Under the encouragement and direction of the prophets, we have spent over 55 days now joining with several hundred thousand Americans in daily intense prayer intercession.  

 I believe Father has heard the people

cry out and will answer our prayers.

A great victory is ahead for America.

God answers prayer!

Monday, December 28, 2020

HIGH TEA VS AFTERNOON TEA

I came across a great video that

explains the difference between 

Afternoon Tea and High Tea.

Hope you enjoy !

Unlike last year, we did not have any

 snow for

Christmas!

This was last year in

a neighbor's yard!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

HISTORIC COLONIAL FRUITCAKE

 So with my sewing projects done for

 this week, I decided it still was not

to late to do some baking and to make 

some Historic Colonial Fruitcake.



Do you have any Pickled Watermelon Rind sitting around the cupboard?

Unfortunately, I always get it from House of Webster and would you believe that they have discontinued making it.  But, alas, I still found I have a jar!

So I spent my day baking today.




Here is the recipe:

HISTORIC COLONIAL FRUIT CAKE

Pickled watermelon rind was called American citron in the 18th century.  It adds its special flavor to this chock-full-of-fruits cake.  Bake this cake at 300 degrees for 45 - 50 minutes if using a 10" tube pan or if  making these using eight 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2" loaf pans.

Here are the ingredients:  2 jars (10 oz. ea) pickled watermelon rind - drained, 1 carton (8 oz.) candied red cherries, 1 carton (8 oz.) candied pineapple, 1 -15 oz, box golden raisins, 2 cups slivered almonds (8 oz.), 2 cups chopped walnuts (8 oz.), 3 cups sifted all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp baking powder, (reduce to 1 1/2 tsp in high altitude)1 cup (2 sticks) butter, 2 cups sugar, 6 eggs, 1/2 cup of brandy or orange juice. (I use brandy and also brush it on top after baking and once a week for about a month)

Thank you all for following 
 along with me on this blog!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

STARTING OUT WITH LIMITATIONS

 As I start typing this post, a flood

of memories comes over me of

places where my husband and I have

lived.  I remember them all.

I remember a tiny 2 bedroom furnished house we lived in back in 1968 in Mansfield, Ohio - $65.00 a month rent.  I don't have a photo or at least it's not conveniently located.  We will be married 53 years in 2021.


Our wedding was extremely modest since we did not have the blessing of my Mother and step Father.
Unfortunately
I wanted to marry a poor preacher or at least that was what she thought we would be.  I still remember holding up a cheap plastic orange juice pitcher at our wedding and being absolutely thrilled.


Lately, I have been sharing some videos 
done by creative people that I 
came across on YouTube.  

There are so many to watch.  Some are wealthy women living in Chateaus in France and others are young women showing us their mansions in America.  Some are young women positioning themselves as experts.

I think I know which ones I like best. 

It's the charming ones that burst witcreativity, contentment and modesty.


 In my search I found a young couple
 that certainly won't impress you with their affluence or CEO jobs. 
 They don't live in a Chateau in France 
but rather a tiny cottage in rural New York:
You can find them here:


and

Sunday, December 20, 2020

YOUTUBE VIDEOS CONTINUED

 I want to suggest 

 some more videos I have

come across:

#1Victoria and Albert - A Love Story 



# 2

This one is with Kirsten and is

called Tea with Jane Austen



And my last suggestion is

CHRISTMAS AT HIGHCLERE 2020


I hope you enjoyed these
videos and got some decorating
ideas you can enjoy.


And this is a late addition 
I couldn't resist - I would
love, love to visit the
Cotswold's:


Kirsten and Joerg in the Cotswolds