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Monday, June 22, 2015

Awesome Banana Bread #Recipe



My husband was quite the baker today.
  He made fabulous banana 
bread, which I would love to 
share with you all!


  2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
  1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
  4 bananas, mashed well
1/4 almond milk 
  1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar 
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 
a 8 x 4 bread pan with non-stick 
cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, 
baking soda, baking powder,
 salt and cinnamon.  
Mix well and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together brown
 sugar, bananas, milk, vanilla, and 
vinegar on medium high with a mixer
 until smooth.  Slowly add flour 
mixture and mix just until mixed, 
do not over mix.  Add chocolate
 chips and stir 3-4 times with 
a wooden spoon, just to incorporate. 
 Pour batter into prepared pan. 
 Bake for 60-70 minutes. Let cool 
for 10 minutes before removing
 from pan.


Matthew 6:11

Give us today our daily bread.

Monday, June 8, 2015

#DIY Cards From The Garden

Here's a really easy project anyone can do.
I'm sure most of you if not all of you have these materials on hand.

Materials needed:

A blank notecard or card stock,
even construction paper will 
work for this easy project.

Other scraps of paper

glue stick

glue gun

twine or ribbon

a pencil


ruler (not shown)

a few clipped herbs from the garden
(shown on finished projects)

My blank note card was something
I already had which were 
purchased a while ago.  So if 
you're making your own, measure 
out 7" x 5"  and then fold in
half, making your card 3-1/2" x 5". 
You can make your card any size!!!

With my scraps I measure out a 
2-1/2" square 

Cut out square.


Glue the back of that square 
with your glue stick.


Place glued square down on the
center of your card.  

Gather up a few of your herbs and 
wrap some twine around ends.  
Place a small amount of hot 
glue on to twine as shown.

Place onto card with glue 
side down on to card.  Remember to
have the fold of your card on top.

Here are my two finished projects!

Add these cards to a basket of 
your favorite home made breads, 
or a basket filled with your 
gardens bounty with
a special message.

I made one for my girlfriend's
birthday since she loves
to garden.  

Hope you will give this project
a try and share them with me!!

Psalms 65:11
You crown the year with your
bounty, and your carts overflow
with abundance

Monday, June 1, 2015

My #Vintage Sewing Machines

I thought for this post I would share some of my #vintage sewing machines.  Some I have information on and others I need to dig deeper and do more research.

A few years ago I inherited a Singer sewing machine that my dear Mother-in-law gave me. This machine is very special to me for that

Upon doing some research I discovered the year of my machine, 1910. It's in good condition and it comes with a few accessories.  I have not sewn on it, tested it yes, and it does work! It does need
some loving care which I've started to do.  

This next machine is a hand crank sewing machine. I received it from a dear friend of the family. I was so excited to receive it, but I didn't have any information on this cute machine. I thought it might be a Singer dating back from 1861.  But it does not say Singer any where on the machine.  The plate reads Beste Machine Der Welt Gesetzlugh Geschutzt.  Most likely it's from Germany.  The model number on the machine is 44191.  So if anyone has information about this machine, I would appreciate it.

My last machine to share  is a Singer Featherweight. I purchased this machine when I first started to quilt. I would take it along with me to classes and I just love it. My featherweight was manufactured in Scotland in 1949, because the prefix starts with the letter E.  If your machine starts with an A it was manufactured in the USA. 


Some great information that I gathered came from these web-sites.  Check them out!


I'm just learning more about all of these 
machines. How to care for them and what products are best to use to restore them.
You can even order parts for these
  vintage machines. 

I actually own a few more vintage sewing machines, not shown. I'll save them for a future post.

I understand I won't be using all of these machines. So once I get them cleaned up,
I plan on showing them off around the house.

Allow others to enjoy them too. 

If you own any #vintage sewing machine(s), please share

Psalm 1:3

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of 
water, that bringeth 
forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and 
whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.