Friday, October 24, 2014

Harvest Storage~The Old Way

An array of "pumpkins" greet you at the Freeman Farm ( front bedroom) 
at Old Sturbridge Village. Need a pumpkin? Just check the 
bedroom floor. How convenient.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Just a Hint of Cardamon with my Favorite Tea Cup

A serendipitous share on Facebook, this Cardamon Crumb Coffee Cake 
is a winner. A moist cake with just the right amount of crumb topping. 
Moved to the top of the pile in the coffee cake section of 
my personal recipe file, I fear this will be made quite a bit for tea time
this winter. Paired with my favorite tea cup ~ I am feeling all cozy inside.
I do believe Tasha  Tudor would approve.
Recipe courtesy of Yankee Magazine . Find it HERE.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Yarn Along.....

As the season shifts to crisp and cool air, I find myself with my knitting constantly
within reach. This autumn season seems to be quickly passing me by. Yesterday we
went to our local orchard to pick apples and they informed me their season for u-pick 
had ended last weekend. So, off we went with a few purchased bags of apples and cider, making
a mental note to be a bit quicker on the apple picking scene next year.

Back to my knitting endeavours.  I organized my  knitting bag and pulled
out three unfinished projects! However, after a moment of guilt passed, I 
proceeded to pick out yarn for a new project. You fiber addicts won't scold me 
will you? You know you have done it too:-)  Well then, currrently on the needles are
these cozy slipper boots for my daughter Jillian's Christmas gift. The free pattern can
be found HERE.  I am using a wool/acrylic blend on these so they can be tossed
in the wash.  The yarn is by Plymouth and I went with two strands of yarn.

I am still enjoying Adventures in Yarn Farming and a Grace Livingston Hill
novel called Blue Ruin. I pick up old copies of her novels at the second hand
book shop a town over. They are, I guess, romance novels. However, the stories 
always have a Christian moral and center heavily on old-fashioned homemaking.

What's on your needles and nightstand today?

Joining in with Ginny today for her weekly Yarn Along.

Friday, September 5, 2014


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{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 
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joining in with Soulemama today

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tasha Tudor Day Approaches ~ How Will You Celebrate?

Dear Tasha would have been 99 years tomorrow. How will you remember the way she 
touched your life? Will it be with a pot of tea in the garden, a walk with a corgi
or other furry friend, making a simple drawing, or perhaps baking up one of 
her delicious receipts from her cookbook, "The Tasha Tudor Cookbook:  Recipes
and Reminiscences from Corgi Cottage. Can you believe her cookbook is in
a kindle edition? I think Tasha might find that highly amusing!

The Family is having a quiet remembrance this year. You can read their thoughts on celebrating
Tasha's birthday at their blog Rookery Ramblings. There is also a button , just like the one 
above that you may use to announce to your readers about Tasha Tudor Day. Also, a linky
tool has been added so you may add your posts there and others may visit and read them .

I am celebrating-oh, yes indeed! Special plans have been in the works
with a kindred spirit. And we have a new family member who has come
to reside at Blueberry Cottage, but you will have to wait for a post on all that. 
Soon though, I promise! In the meantime you can read some of my posts from 
previous years if you care. ~Suzanne