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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

This And That



















1. my first look outside today
2.  a little flour and egg yolks
3. the beginnings of chicken-and-noodles
4.  a bouquet for my desk
5.  crab apples dusted with snow
6.  cranberries dusted with sugar
7.  the beginnings of a forecasted snow storm
8.  some mitten creations in my etsy shop
9.  my most favorite Christmas item in the shop

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    1. Funny, but the green flowers in that pitcher look like they're made of plastic.

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    2. Well, thanks! :) And yeah, those green ones are like that...even in person! :)

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    3. What kind of flowers are those?

      And hey, look who was first! Where's everyone else? Hm. Maybe they won't be lurking for another thirty minutes or so. You posted earlier than usual!

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    4. they are mums...they're all mum, actually....just different colors/varieties.

      Yep...you're first and I was early!

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  2. Your photos are just beautiful!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Thanks, Blondie! Same to your family...hope it's a wonderful holiday for you!

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  3. beautiful Betsy, your mittens are lovely and your favorite item is a beauty as well

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! And you've already celebrated Thanksgiving! :)

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  4. Snow already?! How CHRISTMAS can it get over there?!!?

    These pics are fab - the vase of flowers - it's a total swirl of vivid bold colours! Take care
    x

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    1. lol....it's not Christmas. Not until Friday. ha.

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  5. nice...so did you make your own noodles?
    that is cool. we got freezing rain...bleck...cold but no pretty white stuff....

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    1. yeah.... a Thanksgiving tradition..my great aunt's homemade chicken-and-noodles.

      freezing rain...nope, that just won't do! Maybe some of our snow will reach you...it's still falling here!

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  6. A collection that made me smile... =) blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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    1. Well, that makes me smile as well! :) No snow for you, I'm pretty sure. ha.

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  7. I must have one of those trees with the berries.....so beautiful!
    And...the Blue Jay....fantastic!
    You make your own noodles????WOW!!!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I make them...only once a year. :) Nothing like them, though....yummy!

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  8. I'm jealous of the snow! I think we'll just get some cold rain.

    Love the 'frosted' berries and apples and the blue jay too. Great photos!

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    1. well, cold rain just won't do! haha.....

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  9. I love the mittens and the sleigh bell - I pinned them yesterday. I hope that all the Thanksgiving preparations are going well and that you have a really great meal and day! Love the little dusting of snow on the trees, but please don't feel that you need to share. I hope it does not disrupt your Thanksgiving at all. xx

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    1. Oh, thanks for pinning! :) I love that sleigh bell. It sounds SO cool...like Santa is on the roof. :) I did all my errands today, so I'm not leaving the house the rest of the week. ha. Sounds like the snow is staying with us...one state over and it's rain, so you're really safe way over there. ha.

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  10. all look beauty but I love your pin roll :D

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    1. or you say roll pin? OMY always I forget!

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    2. rolling pin! :) hahaha....

      I went to the turkey farm today, and got my turkey breast! Yours looked SO good...can't wait to try mine.

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    3. yes rolling pin! now I dont forget! to this time of the day Im a Little tired.
      I will serve the dinner to twins now:)
      Im sure your turkey will be wonderful!!

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  11. Beautiful mums for a beautiful mum! Ah! Sorry, I could not resist playing on those words! Lovely photos, all of them. Homemade noodles makes me think of my great grandmother. She made dumplings, also. I'm sure yours are delicious! That sleigh bell is a real find and presented so nicely in that box. I believe, do you? Enjoy your holiday this week, sunshine. Your family is fortunate to have you!

    Admiring you from afar!
    Vincent

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  12. After seeing your pictures, I think I would love to spend a Thanksgiving and Christmas where is snows. I love the look from you windows. Your noodles look great. I have a dilemma I have to solve. My cutting board is just too small to roll out a large crust. (very frustrating) and my counter tops are square tile so that doesn't work. Been looking for a large cutting board! The mittens are darling, and Betsy...I lost the link to buy my cat calendar...somehow getting it slipped through the cracks. Thanks.

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    1. You could roll out your crust on a cookie sheet!

      The link to my store or the calendar is on my sidebar. That should get you there easy enough. :)

      Shall I try to send snow that way? Might be hard since it moves west to east, though. haha...

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    2. How about rolling it on top of your dryer? Just clean it well first! ha. If you do that, you gotta take a picture! :)

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    3. I like the idea of the dryer best of all.. My cookie sheet isn't that big as I use two med size at a time in my oven. Yes, the dryer would work. Yeah I think you've got it! (said in an English accent) HaHa.

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    4. I think that would be "By Jove, I think you've got it!" hahaha...

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  13. It looks like you are really getting into the holiday spirit. I'm trying too. It take a large dose of determination over here to really get into anything. Way too many distractions. In spite of that I am making Pumpkin Pie Cutout Cookies for Thanksgiving. They're cut and baked, all I have to do is frost them.

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    1. Today was the first day I felt the holiday spirit. A few years ago it never came. I think I was depressed. ha. Usually picking up the turkey does it for me...I make a special trip of it..to the little Mennonite turkey farm. There is a festive spirit in the air and all the customers are happy and cheerful. The workers are like little elves. ha. It's contagious! I won't do any Christmas anything for another 7-10 days. I love thanksgiving just for what it is. No red or green. lol....

      Your cut out cookies sound wonderful. I saw some shortbread owls on pinterest that I might make tomorrow if I''m still in the mood after all the pies, etc. lol....

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    2. Bethany is making pie, and other than my cutout cookies, I don't know what other kinds of dessert might show up. (If all else fails there is ice cream in my basement freezer.)

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  14. I love each photo and that believe bell is really cool!

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    1. Isn't it? I think it would make a really neat gift!

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  15. That is right
    Keep it at your site
    Let it fall
    Burying your hall
    And drop it all there
    So none of it comes to my lair

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    1. Are you sure?
      You don't sound very sure.
      Maybe you want a little?
      Just a tiny dribble?
      haha.

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  16. Brrrrr... the photo of the blue jay is making me chilly! Puffed up like Mrs. Finch of a few days ago. Love the inside and outside berries - very cheery. I have been perusing the shop, Betsy. The repurposed mittens look lovely – I rather fancy the pink ones with the sweet acorn accent. That wee sleigh bell is sooooooo adorable - what a treasure. And beautifully displayed.

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    1. Yeah, it was pretty chilly this morning. All the birds were fluffy!

      I'm loving that sleigh bell, too! I just edited it for the size, so people wouldn't think it was tiny. It's a real sleigh bell...a #4...just a little smaller than a golf ball. So cool! Auction find, of course....then I dressed it up with the ribbon, tag and box.

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    2. Oh good - I am glad you clarified the size. I suspected it was the size you mention. I only said "wee" because it is so darn cute! What a find. It is tempting me from afar... along with a few other shop items!

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  17. Just stopping by to say hi.
    Hi, Betsy :)

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    1. Aw, Hi Blue! So great to see you! Think of you often....wishing you good health!

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  18. Nice display of "This And That".

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  19. Another lovely bird photo for your next calendar! Beautiful.
    I know chrysanthemums don't have a fragrance the way roses do but I love the smell jut the same. I was on a tram in Amsterdam once on a Friday evening and everyone was travelling home with a big bunch of chrysanths. The whole tram smelled absolutely divine.

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    1. Oh, what a nice memory! I like the more subtle fragrances like that...I'm sure that train smelled great. And so cute that so many were taking flowers home!

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    2. I think it's quite a thing in Holland to take flowers home at the weekend. I usually do bring flowers home when Terry is here but I kind of don't bother when he's in Switzerland. It seems silly when I'm out at work all day.

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  20. Betsy!! don't work so much and come to see your Wall lol

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    1. Gorgeous! Send that peachy one over here! :)

      I have been SO busy! It's like a bakery/restaurant over here! ha.

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    2. Hope you have a lovely time Betsy!

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    3. Hope you have a lovely time Betsy!

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  21. A snowy Thanksgiving... Have a wonderful day and stay safe and cosy. Every blessing to you all and thanks for your friendship.

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