Friday, June 4, 2010

My week.. this and that...

It's been a busy week at my house, but I didn't have to work at the nursing home this week, so it was a "good" busy! Below, from my garden, is the first harvest of the season. The birds and I have to share the cherries, but I got enough for a couple of cobblers this year. I made one cherry cobbler earlier in the week already... yum. Here's the veggies once I washed them up.... can you tell what we are having for supper tonight? I have vidalia onions in the fridge to cook with my squash... and of course, bacon drippings! The cherries are pitted and covered with sugar. I will make another cherry cobbler for dessert. Cubed steak and gravy, creamed potatoes will complete the meal. Hubby is coming home tonight... we get to cook big when he is home! :o)

I picked up this little Holly Hobby to embroider on Monday. This is as far as I got, as the week got busy and I never got back around to finishing her. This was actually a vintage crewel kit that I purchased sometime back, with all the nice "70's" colors of thread. I decided to make her and her friend (can you see the other one?) in redwork.
My daughter and I are teaching 3rd and 6th graders in our Neighborhood Bible Time this year. We went to our first meeting last night and received our materials and basic training. We have now got to get busy decorating our classroom! I worked a little in my flower beds this week; planted some lantana......and killed my first TWO snakes! Yes, two in one day. They were babies, but they were snakes.... about a foot long and as big around as my pinkie finger. I felt kind of sad after I killed them, but I didn't want to share my flower beds with them. :o( The picture below shows what I've really been doing all week.......

My three dogs, plus my niece's dog, Charlie. Charlie is the cute red dachshund with his head tilted in the photo. They have had fun playing all week, but I think my dogs are a little bit jealous. Charlie "demands" all the attention and won't let me out of his sight. My dogs have had to adjust to less attention this week, but I'll make it up to them next week..... I promise!



9 comments:

ancient one said...

We're having squash and cukes tonight too... out of your dad's little garden...your week has been busy...

Sandy said...

Can't believe ya'll already have cucumbers...envious.

Debbie J said...

Those first summer veggies are so good aren't they?

My goodness Penny, you really have been busy this week!

I'm working on finishing up Little Boy Blue Two and am planning more quilting.

Glad its the weekend.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I wanna come over for dinner...YUM-Oh!! ANd the pups are adorable as well..as for the snakes..may I just say..EEWWWE!

Just Breathe said...

The pups look so cute. Dinner sounds wonderful and your garden is doing great. Cucumbers are so good for you.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Sweet things from your garden! I love you pretty redwork and pups!
~Maryjane

Debbie J said...

Hi Little PenPen, just checking on you! I bet you are busy getting sugar from that little baby.

Debbie J.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Penny,
Just checking in on you. Looks like you have been very busy. Miss Candi said Butterbean Hello and to come visit her soon. She has been very busy this summer.
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Janet, said...

Your garden stuff looks great! We didn't plant cucumbers this year, didn't have room. We just picked our first squash yesterday. Fried some for supper. I love the dachshunds! We used to have a little red one.