Hi everyone. Yes I am still around. Just have been very busy. Here is a recipe for Ginger Creams that my mom used to make. She passed away on May 21, 2017 at the age of 95. Whenever I make these I think of her. GINGER CREAMS 1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 2/3 cup dark molasses, 1 cup lukewarm water, 1 tsp. soda, 1 tsp. ginger, 1/2 tsp. cloves, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. salt, 3 cups flour.
Cream butter and sugar together well. Add eggs, beating well after each addition. Add molasses. Mix soda with water and add alternately with sifted dry ingredients.Pour into a greased 10 x 16 x 1 inch pan at bake at 350 degrees for 20 min. or until done. Frost with powdered sugar frosting.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Recently I participated in an ornie swap hosted by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. Here are the four ornaments I received. The deer is from Wendy of Ravenwood Whimzies & Folk Art, snowman from Danice of Homespun Hannahs blog, candycanes from Val of Yarni Gras and snowman head from Jill of Life With Nature Girl. Thank you everyone. I love my new ornaments.
Monday, October 17, 2016
I recently participated in the fall swap hosted by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My swap partner was Donna of Dirty Martini Queens Musings. Here is what she sent.
Here is what I sent Donna.
Here is what I sent Donna.
Friday, August 12, 2016
I recently participated in a swap hosted by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My swap partner was Vicky of Paintspots and Splinters. This is what she sent.
There was warm vanilla sugar shower gel, a very cute rooster, a tablet, small rooster pillows, spiced pumpkin sachet, apples, a wax star, and some yummy smelling french vanilla cafe soy tarts. Vicky was very generous and I loved everything. She purchased the apples and rooster pillows on etsy from PrimitivesByCyn. Thank you so much. Here is what I sent Vicky.
Friday, April 8, 2016
I recently participated in a spring swap. My partner was Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. Here is what she sent me.
|There was a berry car freshener, cute prim cat, mango lip balm, garden towel, prim tea lite on candle holder, bluebird ornie and pillow tuck. I love everything. Below is what I sent Amy.|
|Amy likes bees so I made sure I included one in her swap. This was a fun swap. Thanks Amy for hosting this swap and also being my partner.|
Thursday, December 31, 2015
|Here is what I sent Sandi. Thank you Amy for hosting another fun swap.|
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
I recently participated in a fall swap hosted by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My swap partner was Jessica from Blessings in the Country. Here is what she sent.
I made the scarecrow, cat trick or treat bag ornament, painted the pumpkin box, and made the crow for the bowl filler. I included a couple of recipes using pumpkin, fall magnets made by my neighbor and Pumpkin pie melts that I purchased.
Monday, March 23, 2015
I recently participated in a swap put on by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Cindi of Cindi' s Country Corner. Here is what she sent.
|There was a flour sifter, bucket with a chicken on, flower candle holder, cookie cutter, cute chick and an adorable bunny. Thanks Cindi for all the goodies.|
|Here is what I sent Cindi. Thanks Amy for hosting another fun swap.|
Thursday, December 11, 2014
I recently participated in a Christmas Swap hosted by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My swap partner was Debbie at Barefoot Primitives. Look at everything that she sent.She really spoiled me.
|This is what I sent to Debbie. Thanks Amy for hosting this fun Christmas Swap.|
Monday, December 1, 2014
In my previous post I showed a picture of the ornies that I received in the ornie swap hosted by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. I forgot to post a picture of what I sent. I made four of these Santa ornies to swap. Hope everyone that received one is enjoying it.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
I recently participated in an ornie swap. I received four ornies.The top snowman is from Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. The other snowman with the red scarf is from Jessica at Blessings in the Country. The homespun star ornie is from Allison at Sew Many Girls and the prim Angel ornie is from Cynthia at Cynzplace. Thank you everyone. I love all my new ornies. Thank you Amy for hosting another fun swap.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
I recently participated in a fall swap hosted by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Diane of Cottage Wishes . This is what I sent her. There was a black cat, pumpkins,leaves, pumpkin spice candle and tarts, coasters, a pin cushion and a bag of little pumpkins, spools, clothespins and a crow.
|Diane sent me an adorable wooden bowl with dried flowers in it, a neat tin with more dried flowers, a cute little white dish, scrabble letters that spell out boo that are magnets, a ghost and burlap pumpkins.|
|She also sent this banner. Love everything Diane sent. Thanks so much Diane for the treasures. You can find more pictures on Diane's blog at Cottage Wishes . Thanks Amy for hosting another fun swap.|
Thursday, June 26, 2014
|I recently participated in a swap put on by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Danice of Homespun Hannah's Blog. There was a cute apron and towel, framed picture, a personalized crow, potpourri, clothespins tied with homespun, a pinkeep, seeds and small pitcher with a homespun bow. Thank you Danice. I love everything.|
|Here is the cute crow Danice made for me. She put my name on it. It says Schenk's Chicken Farm. No we don't have a chicken farm. I just like chicken things as you can see by the Apron.|
|Here is what I sent Danice. She likes Raggedy Ann dolls. I never made one before. I didn't have a pattern so I just used a shelf sitter doll pattern I had and made it into a raggedy.|
|This swap was lots of fun. Thanks Amy for putting on another great swap. Stop over to Danice's blog to see more pictures of the swap.|
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
I recently participated in a swap put on by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Melissa of Hickory Creek Prims.She sent so many nice things.There was a bunny trail sign, wax bunny, Spicey tarts, crow on nest, sheep,Easter postcard, recipe cards with rolling pin pen and towel,wax roosters,basket with wax carrots and bunnies, the cute little doll is covering a bottle of maple buttercreme spray that smells yummy,black spoons and hollyhock seeds from her garden. I love everything. Thanks so much Melissa.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
|I recently participated in the swap put on by Amy from Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Francine from Primitive Stars. When I opened the box it smelled so good. There was a heart pantry cake, candles, iced carrot cake cubed melts, an old Valentine postcard, hankie, heart pin cushion, prim heart, sheep tablet, and the cute little cutters. I love everything. Thanks Francine.|
|Here is what I sent Francine. A heart mug rug, spicey melts, crow pillow, prim stars, a bag filled with stuffed hearts, old clothespins and old spools and the heart pinkeep. Thanks Amy for putting on another fun swap.|
Thursday, December 12, 2013
|I recently participated in a Christmas Swap put on by Amy of Bumble Bee Lane. My partner was Danice of Homespun Hannah's Blog. She sent wool coasters and a tin to put them in, a Santa, jar candle and a blackboard with a box of chalk.|
She also sent a Raggedy Ann Angel, pin cushion, clothespins tied with homespun, red hot cinnamon potpourri, a small rooster picture and gingerbread hanging from a star.
|There was also an Apple spoonrest and apron and a mitten with cinnamon sticks and Apple oil. Thanks Danice. You really spoiled me.|
|Here is what I sent Danice. There is an owl, snowman pillow, owl mug, snowman magnet, tart, bag of winter bowl filler that has cones, snow and greens in it, red bird, snowman, tablet, snowman coasters, rusty star ornie and snowman ornie. Thanks Amy for putting on another great swap. Make sure to check out Danice's blog at Homespun Hannah's Blog. She has more pictures posted there.|
|Also I forgot to post this before when I did the ornie swap. This is one of four of the ornies I made to swap with.|
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
|She really spoiled me. I loved everything. My favorite was mama cat with her baby. They are so adorable. Thank you so much Linda.|
|Here is what I sent Linda. She will be posting more pictures on her blog. Thank you Amy for putting on another fun swap.|
Monday, July 1, 2013
My partner for the Farmhouse Summer Swap was Cindi at Cindis Country Corner. She really spoiled me. Here is what she sent.
|The little raggedy ann is adorable. The candle is battery operated. I love everything she sent. Thanks Cindi for spoiling me.|
|This is what I sent to Cindi. You can view more pictures on Cindis blog. Amy at Bumble Bee Lane put on this swap. Thanks Amy for continuing these swaps. They are so much fun.|
|In an earlier post I mentioned that my husband was going to make a new arch. Well this is what he came up with. He took old washboards and put them on the sides of the arch and added shelves to them so I can display things on them.|
|Our crabapple trees were so pretty this spring.|
|The Dame's Rocket was so pretty.|
|Our Daisies are in full bloom.|
|Sweet Williams add lots of color to the garden.|
|A couple of years ago we had purchased a yellow and a white Lupine. This is the first year they have bloomed.|
|Behind the white Lupine is our Wigielia bush.|