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Thanks Giving

This whole Fall has been a season of Giving Thanks.

I have so much to be grateful for.

Twice this year I had to deal with some health issues.
They could’ve been very serious…
But I thank God for restoring me to good health
and I feel better than I have in years.

I’m also thankful that my family, my kids, grandkids, and extended family
are doing well.
I can’t put into words how wonderful it is when everyone is healthy.
After several years of different ones going to the hospital and experiencing
such serious problems… I cannot thank God enough for the blessing
of good health in our family.
It is a gift not to be taken for granted.

Every thing else is just an added bonus.

I thank Him many times every day.

I have much to be thankful for.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Daisy
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“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; 
His love endures forever.”  
1 Chronicles 16:34

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I’ve been experimenting with some basic ingredients and healthy foods…

This dish is surprisingly easy and light, but so tasty!

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Thinly slice 2 large potatoes, and half a small onion.  Fan out the slices of potatoes in a tart pan or pie shell.  (You can add 1/4 cup of water if you like).  Place the sliced onions over the top, and add a drizzle of olive oil over all.  Sprinkle some fresh chopped rosemary (or dried), salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Bake at 375 for 30-45 min, until potatoes are tender.

This is a delicious and light alternative to most potato dishes we see this time of year, (especially if you’re watching your fat or caloric intake).

You can easily customize this to fit your family and tastes – add more potatoes, more onion, or anything you fancy.

Enjoy,

and Happy Thanksgiving week!!

Daisy
xo

A Sunday Walk

I’m in Wisconsin…

This morning I went for a walk and took some pictures as I marveled at the beauty around me…

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There are still a few trees left with colorful leaves

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Even the rocks looked picturesque to me.

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I sat on that dock for a while, enjoying the quiet, praying, thinking, listening to the birds.

I saw deer tracks by the water.  I might come back early tomorrow…maybe I’ll see deer!

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These were crab apple trees.  Not much fruit left, but I had one for breakfast and it was delicious!

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I borrowed some boots so I could walk in the muddy and swampy areas.  I wasn’t sure I needed them, but I was so glad I had them when I got down by the lake.

I’m hoping to see more of Wisconsin within the next few days! 

A blessed Sunday to you all!

Daisy

I’ve been away from my blog for way too long… hurricane, working, traveling, . . .

All good reasons, but I must say… I miss you!

I finished the quilt for my youngest grand baby and wanted to share it with you.

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I used the fabric line Princess Rose by Lecien.

And made the Flower Garden pattern shown by Jenny Doan in a MSQC tutorial. 

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I made a standard-size pillow cover so she can use it when she gets into a bigger bed.

I just did it in my own square patten…it was actually a mistake, but when it was finished, I thought it looked nice.

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The fabrics are so soft and beautiful!  I loved the way they looked together!

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This little pillow was just one of the squares, small enough so she could use it anywhere.

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For the binding, I used a pink gingham…tiny squares….I love gingham of any color, but this one was just right for this baby girl quilt.

I hand-quilted it in a petal pattern.  I actually cut a piece of cardboard in a petal pattern and traced it inside each flower petal.  Then I quilted around each petal on the outside to echo the flowers.  I was really happy with the way it turned out.

As I quilted, each evening, I’d pray for my baby granddaughter.  She is a joy and a gift from God.

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The pillow case has a zipper in the back so my daughter can just take it off and wash it whenever it needs it.

I just hand-quilted across each square…sometimes simple is best.

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This is not a good picture, but it’s the only one I have of the whole quilt top.

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And this is the back.  You can really see the quilted pattern here.

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I think she liked it.  :)

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She loves to “read”!

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I’m thrilled that I was able to give each of my granddaughters a quilt for their first birthday!

Now to work on Christmas goodies…🙂

Have a wonderful weekend, everybody!

Daisy

Xoxo

Sunday

Have a blessed Sunday, everyone!

Daisy

Xoxo

Something New

My husband bought me a new phone case…

I had dropped my phone so many times (not on purpose) that it broke and was beyond repair.  So this time we thought I should get a “real” case and not the cute plastic one I had…

He got me the universal Otter case.  He used to have one and it actually survived when someone ran over his phone (not on purpose).  It’s practically indestructible.  

But this isn’t  just an Otter case…it can be used with all kinds of useful (and fun) attachments.  Knowing that I love photography and take thousands of pictures…he bought me the clip-on lens!  (He said it was for my birthday and Mother’s Day, but he’s always looking for things that he thinks I’ll appreciate).

    These are the parts included in the lens box.  There are two different clips, a cute little bag, a nice Lanier, and of course, the lens.

There are four different lens: wide angle, fish eye, and two macro.

My favorite is the macro lens!  Here’s a few pics I took in my front yard:

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 This is a tiny miniature rose bud.    
    

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 A periwinkle . 

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  This is a little marigold that has just opened up.

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I thought these leaves looked so pretty.

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It’s so fun taking pics with the macro lens.  It’s like seeing things with a new pair of glasses that just happen to be magnified. 🤓

I’ll take some pics using the other lens soon and post them here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Daisy

Sunday 

“Then the Lord answered… 

Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?”                    

 Job 38:1,4