Primitive Folk Art Designs and Finished Items By: Robin Leuschen
" Who you are is God's gift to you........ What you do, is your gift to God !"
Thursday, January 24, 2013
How to " enjoy " a long Wintery blast of cold and snow....
Here is another beautiful finish from my Fraktur angel Valentine doodle....this one was punched by Laura of Apple Berry Cottage
I love her work !
Here in Nothwestern Pa., specifically my town of Erie,we have a saying " If you don't like the weather in Erie,stick around " !..It changes so much, and especially being so close to a large body of water ( Lake Erie of course ), weather fronts can have varying degrees of severity..
This week we were entertained by a huge blast of cold air from our neighbors to the north...cold air over a still not frozen lake = snow, more snow....lots more snow !!
Except for the dreaded trips outside to blow the snow out of the driveway, this weekend was a hunker down, stay warm kinda weekend...
I passed my time between cooking, babysitting older grandsons,more cooking , occasionally cleaning...some fruit drying and a little bit of drawing...
Of course, I had to take pictures of the many dishes I put together this weekend. I had roasted a HUGE turkey breast my daughter gave me, and I didn't want it to go to waste, and if i make too much of just one thing it probably will. So here is what I did :
Turkey Noodle Soup with Kluski noodles:
The temperatures dropped quite a bit, much colder than it has been yet this winter, and I began to notice a nasty chill in my craft room, which has no heat source of it's own, just what comes in here from the kitchen....So Hubby and I did venture out and priced heaters...I've always wanted one of these little beauty's ...Here's what I got :
It gives off just enough heat..the top and sides stay cool, as the heat comes from the bottom with a blower on it...
I had some cuties ( tangerines ) getting old, so I decided to dry them and use later for a wreath or garland... Sitting in front of my new little heater did the job and they are nice and dry and didn't go brown on me :
As I said, I got to babysit my older 4 Grandsons... Two of the boys wanted to go help Poppa blow out the driveway...Grandpa instead handed them shovels....They had fun, though , and did a really good job...Thank you Alexzander and Justin !!!
And finally...I got around to sitting down with pencil and paper and drawing up a few bunnies...One is more traditional Peter Rabbit looking...the other one I tried to make look more " Folky "....still playing around....I'll get a few designs for Spring / Easter out of them yet .....lol
Ok, sorry if I bored you, but this is all I got !!!...lol
What have you been doing with yourself, if you are in a deep freeze ???