Sunday's Song

When the Father's in the room
Miracles take place
The cynical find faith
And love is breaking through
When the Father's in the room
The Jericho walls are quakin'
Strongholds now are shakin'
Love is breaking through
When the Father's in the room



 My memory in Facebook for one year ago today ended with this beautiful sunset.

But thanks to the crazy East Tennessee weather, it snowed all day but ended with sleet.

Who knows what Groundhog's day will bring tomorrow. 


Children's Church Memories

I was involved in Children's Church for 12 years total, 8 of those were at the director. I loved every moment it of it. But last years I stepped down because I just felt it was time. Then we started a new Children's Church program, but Covid hit and we had to change again. We barely got the new one going and a new out break of Covid, side-lined us again. We are back up and running and I am a volunteer again. I am  happy to be involved with the program again, if Covid just leaves us alone so we can continue. But I wanted to post today with some pictures from over the years of my Children's Church kids that I have become so close to.  


Amish Cinnamon bread

 Amish Cinnamon Bread

No kneading, you just mix it up and bake.


1 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 cups buttermilk or 2 cups milk plus 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice

4 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

Cinnamon/sugar mixture:

2/3 cups sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon


Cream together butter, 2 cups of sugar, and eggs. Add milk, flour, and baking soda. Put 1/2 of batter (or a little less) into greased loaf pans (1/4 in each pan). Mix in separate bowl the 2/3 c sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 3/4 of cinnamon mixture on top of the 1/2 batter in each pan. Add remaining batter to pans; sprinkle with last of cinnamon topping. Swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 min. or until toothpick tester come clean.

Cool in pan for 20 minutes before removing from pan.


Craft Time

I love to do plastic canvas crafts. Especially coasters, boxes and baskets. Right now I am working on finishing an Easter basket. Then I am going to start some coasters. I went to Hobby Lobby during the 30% off sale on yarn. Oh and yes, Junior Mints were a necessity. 

As you can see  I don't have much left to do on this project. 

Here are a few coasters I would like to try. I want to do one of my eggs in the Chevron. 

I love this purple on the coaster. I think I will make these next. 

I love the design on this box. But I am going to make it in multi  colors with my pastels.

I will keep you posted on my progress. Have a great day.


I may have a problem....

"Previously, research suggested that people collected things because they felt an emotional connection to the subject matter. However, according to a recent study by Itamar Simonson, a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, people are more likely to begin a collection once they possess two of one item." 

That would explain a lot. I started out with 2 teasets and now my house has teapots, tea sets, tea cups and tea for ones all over the place. So I guess 2 is considered a collection. But when is enough, enough? My pen "collection" is getting out of hand. I already disposed of all the broken ones, out of ink ones and the "I never use them because they leak or smear" ones.  And I still have all these left. Plus I have a box of "extra" office supplies in the storage closet and there are even more in there. Not to count various  purses, kitchen drawers, and my car. 

Now on to earring problems. I love earrings and I usually never get rid of any. I have two jewelry boxes and a couple little trinket boxes and there are earrings everywhere. I have been wearing them since I was 18 (I'm 64 now) and I have got to tell you if I forget them, I feel naked all day. At my last job as a group greeter, it was considered an earring emergency because I knew I didn't look my best without a pair of hoops on. I have a lot of studs and a lot of posts and a lot of wire. But my go-to earring is and always will be hoops, especially if I am out and about. I'm okay not wearing any at all at home or with family. But I got a reputation as being the hoop girl. So long story short, I forgot to put earrings on when I was going out and about one day. I wa horrified that I was making business calls with no earrings. So my friend suggested I keep a pair in the car. So I found this with multiple pairs at Walmart for $4.88. Now don't freak out because they are cheap. That is about all I wear because I like to change out so much that it doesn't make since to buy expensive one. I do have some really good one Allen bought me, but otherwise I go cheap. Never have had a reaction in all these years so I don't worry about it. But anyway, suffice it to say I now have four new pairs of hoops on my dresser trinket tray and the rest went in the console of my car. No more earring emergencies!


Weekend wrap up

 Over the past few days, I have made some changes to the house. Once I got the Christmas put away the first of January and got things put back where they belonged, I was able to do some rearranging and found some end of the year sales that I purchased. So let's catch up on what I have accomplished.

The first thing was that I had an old flower green ironing board cover. It was getting worn out so I ordered a new one. Since I iron in my craft room that is decorated in steam punk I found one with medallions that kind of resemble gears. I am really pleased with it.

Next came a new rug I got for under the coffee table in the living room. It is very vintage looking. 

I saw a pitcher like this with the lavendear and the jute. I already had all of it so I was able to recreate this little decor, right down to the little white cast iron bird. I had the bird but he was black so I simply painted him white. Did exactly like what I saw by shopping my house. 

I did find this container for $4.99 at Hobby Lobby. I had ordered the table cloth that I have had my eye on for 3 years. I finally found it on sale for $14.99. Normally every has it for $29-$49 because I have to have a 102" length. It was well worth the wait. Had everything else already so for under $20.00 I had a whole new look to the dining room. 

I have teapots and floral arrangements everywhere. I love flowers.

I love my wine rack. But I don't drink wine. The one bottle there is from a trip to La Belle Ami winery and summer concert series me and Allen went to. I use the wine bottle holder for the hooks to hand my china tea cups on.

This was my new tea pot I got at Hobby Lobby in Dolly Parton's new brand of home decor.

I have bicycles as a theme in the living room discreetly. So when my daughter bought me this one with Valentine's theme, I went ahead and put it out. 

Two of my favorite tea sets.

There you have it. Some new and exciting changes going on at my house.