Sunday, November 19, 2017
Our two Yellow Labs, Penny (left) and Wendy (right) are best friends.
Penny will be 13 years old in January; Wendy is 3 years old. Penny has retired form her Agility career while Wendy is just getting started. We are sure they are "talking" to each other. Don't you wish they could talk to us, too?
Saturday, November 18, 2017
This pretty African Violet has lived with us for quite a few years now. She's in a new pot and a new window for Fall which seems to have given her encouragement to bloom beautifully once again.
We have another African Violet that is part of an arrangement in a big basket. I'll have to take her out and give her her own pot to see what color she is. :)
Oh, to have more window space for indoor plants to thrive in Winter months!
All the best,
Friday, November 17, 2017
Last weekend Catherine and Wendy participated in a three day dog show at our Queen City Dog Training Club.
One of the wonderful advantages of our club is that we have a kitchen where food is available during the show. Catherine asked me to bake a loaf of breakfast bread which I did. She sent me this picture via text just after she started cutting the loaf with the message, "They are eating it as fast as I cut it." :) I'm so glad they liked it!
This double size braided loaf is egg and cheese, cherry and cardamon with egg and sugar glaze. I made it the night before it was served early in the morning at the show. Later in the day Catherine sent me another text, "Did you make another loaf of bread for tomorrow?" I responded, "Uh, nooooooo."
I'm so glad they liked it! I'll probably make another for the next show at our club.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Our little Wendy just loves yogurt.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Today's images are a continuation of those I took during our visit to Spring Grove Cemetery recently.
The cemetery was chartered in 1844, not long before the Civil War. Although located North of the Mason-Dixon Line that divided the Union North and the Confederate South during the War, there are soldiers from both armies buried here.
At the top of the hill to the right is the grave of Salmon P. Chase. From Wikipedia: Salmon Portland Chase (January 13, 1808 – May 7, 1873) was an American politician and jurist who served as the sixth Chief Justice of the United States. He also served as the 23rd Governor of Ohio, represented Ohio in the United States Senate, and served as the 25th United States Secretary of the Treasury.
A list of other notable burials is included in the Spring Grove Cemetery Wikipedia entry.
I hope you enjoyed the images of our recent quick trip to Spring Grove Cemetery.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
A few days ago we visited Spring Grove Cemetery which is only about ten minutes from where we live.
Monday, November 13, 2017
My Honey made beef stew in our big iron kettle recently on a cold day. What great comfort food! The house smelled marvelous and the dinner was all warm and yummy in the tummy.
What is your favorite comfort food?
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Every once in a while we see a sign that makes us chuckle.
Circle elevator? Generally, they only go up and down, but perhaps this is something new?
My Honey and I always enjoyed the question a guest asked him on the cruise ship where he worked, "Does this elevator go to the back of the ship?" Of course, the first answer that came to mind was, "No, just up and down." He didn't say that to the guest, but we have gotten a chuckle out of it so many times.
Now we have this "circle elevator" thing, too....
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
This was my "carry out" knitting this past week. I took the above image of the current Waiting Room Knitting Project that was on my lap as I waited for My Honey during a routine doctor visit. It's amazing how much knitting can be done while waiting.
This will be a size 36-38" chest, long sleeve slip over sweater and will be available in the shop when finished. Currently, there are similar sweaters in other colors and sizes ready to ship now.
I have several knit and crochet projects in progress right now, too. I take along what will fit on my lap when working in the car or a waiting room and the rest I work on at home. I switch back and forth between knit and crochet to give my hands a rest from the same repetitive movements.
Do you always have to have something nearby to keep your hands and mind busy? I sure do! Back to the knitting!
Thursday, November 9, 2017
I'm in the planning stages of a new centerpiece made of bread.
Above are four loaves (half loaf size pans) with bread that I baked after shaping the dough in balls instead of loaves before baking. When I'm ready to put it all together for a party centerpiece, I'll arrange these in a row and add...
This will be fun the next time we have the kids here for dinner.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Our Wendy had a wonderful weekend! Here she is with our daughter Catherine (right) and Chris Carroll from the Miami Valley Labrador Retriever Agility Club. Wendy and Catherine brought home three special ribbons and a new title!
Wendy is certainly walking (running) in Penny's foot (paw) steps, but she has a long way to go to match Penny's titles earned during her long Agility career. Penny is now retired and will be thirteen years old in January.
We are so proud!
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
For Don's birthday dinner I made Crusty Herb Flat Bread per Catherine's request. Catherine made the rest of the grilled lamb and steak dinner. We had something for everyone's tastes.
It was yummy!
Monday, November 6, 2017
We hate to miss half-price sushi night at Tokyo Restaurant here in Cincinnati.
Our friend Bill was the host for Catherine, Kjell, and me this week.
What's funny is that we ate even more than this. Another smaller plate of sushi was also served.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
This month's Needlework and Woodworking Update has new designs just in time for the holidays!
Kjell has been busy in his wood workshop this month. These unique Wood and Glass Vases make a fabulous gift or addition to your own home.
Come see these and more items in our on-line shop, EvensensProductions.com. We hope you'll stop in to see the special items we have for your gift giving and for yourself!
It is fun to note in the past month our items have been purchased by people across the USA, in Canada, France, and Australia. This year we've sold to many countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East, too. We are delighted to know that our designs are being worn and used worldwide.
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All the very best,
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