For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the humble with salvation.
Psalm 149:4

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Smalls Again, Hooray!

Hi friends!

I have stitched two smalls, and I am not showing you them yet. I think they will both be for Jo's annual Valentine's Day Blog Hop. Well, here is a microscopic peek. ;)
I have begun framing the needlepoint icon. I spent one hour last night pinning it.  Glad that part is done. ;)

I am not much of a tea drinker. I have perhaps one cup a week. I do have 4 or 5 tea chai lattes weekly though. My loving husband Brian makes them for me. My favorite kind is Pumpkin Spice.
Speaking of pumpkin, I baked pumpkin bread. mmmmmm! Love pumpkin.
 I also baked  Vienna bread and cheese bread. I did not take a picture of the cheese bread. I may stop taking pictures of the breads. I will still be baking them, but I do not want to bore you.
I finished reading The Quilt by T. Davis Bunn. This book was recommended to me by Maggee. What a great read this was. I am now listening to Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good  by Jan Karon. I am absolutely enjoying myself. I have listened to quite a few books on CD and do not always think the voice matches up with what I expect or imagined. This narrator is just perfect for this book. I have read every single book Jan Karon has written. That would be 23 books relating to Mitford and Father Tim ( the main character in these books). They are about a priest in small town life. Some humor and small drama in every book.

I am so glad you visited with me today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

24 comments:

Maggee said...

I forgot about Jan Karon books! I read lots of the series, but ... probably not all of them! Glad you liked The Quilt. There are more little ones in that series: The Gift, The Music Box, and One Shenandoah Winter, and some of the more mysterious ones like The Warning and The Presence to name a few! The breads look yummy!! Hugs!

Angela Tucker said...

Oh, but I love to look at the breads! I am not a baker. I will say that I am a good cook, but not a baker. LOL It is like baking for myself, without the mistakes. Have a great weekend!

Honeybee said...

Bread pictures are not boring! :O) I love to bake but we try to eat low-carb as much as we can, so I don't get to bake as much as I'd like.

CalamityJr said...

Ooh, your breads look delicious, and with a cup of tea... Do you think Brian would share his recipe? Hope you're having a beautiful day!

Clare - Aimetu said...

You tease !! Those cakes look really good

Ele said...

mmmm! yummy breads you bake!!!
have a lovely weekend

Cindy's Stitching said...

Yummy. The pumpkin looks so good. The hot chocolate to. I

Christina said...

Oh yum bread. What a tease, with those tiny stitching pics. :)

marly said...

Never made pumpkin bread and will need to do a quick recipe search. My sister is hooked on Jan Karon and has read a few but not all. We got her the latest for the stay in Cleveland.

Caitlin D said...

Very tasty post. I too love pumpkin spice. Always my favorite part of fall.

Brigitte said...

I can feel your joy of stitching your beloved smalls again. I also needd smalls in between my big projects, just to have a finish every now and then, lol.

CJ said...

Hello Vickie -

I love your bread photos. Please continue to post them. It makes me want to bake.

As for Chai, not for me, I prefer black tea with a bit of milk, about 5 times a day.

Preeti said...

Chai is hindi word for tea. It is a daily routine in every household in India to drink black tea with milk . I don't like but I drink green tea for health reasons. Latte and green tea variants have become popular in recent years.
I am excited to see your Valentine's stitching when done :)

Lesley said...

Please keep the the bread pictures coming Vickie,there is nothing boring about home made bread.

Margaret said...

Love the peek of your smalls -- so pretty just with that peek! I don't mind bread pictures ever. I love bread, and I love that my DH bakes bread too! I love Jan Karon and Father Tim! Is the latest one good? I think I want to re-read all the books and catch up to the latest one. lol!

rosey175 said...

I like your breads! I can always count on being hungry on your blog ahaha. I am not too much of a hot tea drinker but being a bit more south, if it's icy cold and more sweet than tea, that's my flavor. :D

I can imagine it feels so nice to be working on smalls again!

Mdm Samm said...

you are all about YUMMMY>...so nice to see your beautiful photos of everything

Mii Stitch said...

Believe me, you are not boring me with your yummy pictures of various breads!! It's nearly lunchtime here & I'm salivating :)

Chris said...

Lovely Valentine's Day stitching. I am looking forward to seeing the finished pieces.
The bread looks amazing. I love Pumpkin Bread. I made 2 loaves of Banana yesterday :)
Have a great week!

Carol said...

Boring us with bread photos??? Never!! I love seeing them, Vickie :)

Glad you are back in "smalls" mode--I, too, love stitching them more than anything else... Good luck with the framing of that gorgeous icon!

Lillie said...

Your bread looks wonderful.
Sometimes we just needed a little smallies to rejuvenate.

Take care!

Julie said...

Bread could never be boring,
One of mu book group members was talking about the Mitford Series only last week.

Melanie said...

NOM NOM NOM. This was the wrong post to jump into while hungry. I could lick the screen! I need to go work on supper. :)

Becca H said...

I agree with your other baking voyeurs - nothing wrong with bread pics!! Keep em coming :-)