Friday, January 31, 2020

Friday Five

1. Lunch at Camino

We had lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant on Sunday after church. We usually eat out with friends but we knew son Ben and the kids were coming and we wanted to eat and get home. It had been a while since we had eaten at Camino and I am happy to report that it was a good as ever.

2. Hoover Grimmlins

We were so glad to get to visit with the Hoover Grands Sunday afternoon. I think they were glad to see us too. Before arriving at our house, Ben stopped at the Wheeler Wild Life Center to let the kids run around and get rid of some energy after their long car ride. He sent me this picture of Margaret and Baylor in the observation tower. Sand Hill Cranes are here in droves right now....migrating back to Florida I believe.

Margaux is such a good big sister to Baylor. She always has his back, Literally!

3. A Stitching Stash

My blog friend and fellow stitcher, Georgia, has been so gracious to send me some of her stash that I may keep or give away here on the blog. What a joy we both receive from sharing with our stitching friends. Georgia also sent me this lovely card which is on my kitchen hutch, reminding me of the blessings of blog friendships.

If you are a stitcher, be sure and check out tomorrow's blog. There will be a giveaway. I did keep a few of these wonderful charts for myself but I hope to do a giveaway each week in February using some of my stash and some of Georgia's gifts!

4. Valentines

I picked up Valentines for the Grands at Dollar Tree. two for a dollar! I will add Five Dollars to each card and the Grimmlins will be happy.

5. February Breakfast Bar

It is  hard to believe that February is here tomorrow! I am wondering what I will put out for March...possibly my Easter things will come out as Easter is on April  12th. I do not have much in the way of March stitching. I guess I should remedy that.

Several asked if the chocolate cake in my Wednesday post  had to be refrigerated as it had sour cream in the frosting. It only lasted two days here as I shared it with friends and family and mine was fine. I did refrigerate the left overs on the third day just to be safe.


Sandy said...

Sweet picture of Margeaux and Baylor. I always love your PS stitches. I don't have much for March either. I think it will be next year before I remedy that. I wanted to do those tulips, but I don't even know if that will come off. One day at a time. I will enjoy others' stitching this year.

Georgia said...

Thank you so much for your kindness! Great minds think a like, I too visited the Dollar Tree to get 2 for $1.00 cards. I love to card shop there they always have such a great variety. I decided when I saw that chocolate cake and the recipe for it that I needed to make more friends:) My husband says he doesn't like chocolate (I know he would try a piece). However, I would have most of the cake to my self. Freezing may be a good idea. I wonder if I could freeze individual servings for a treat later. I do freeze Kathy Haberman's (from Hands on Design) freezer coffee cake and it has sour cream in it. It is on her web site. That recipe has proven to be invaluable you can enjoy some for yourself or share with a friend. I gave a couple away at Christmas. It sounds like I may have talked my self into making the chocolate cake, and trying to freeze some too. We will see. Again thank you so much, have a blessed weekend:)

Robin in Virginia said...

What a nice assortment of charts that Georgia sent your way! I love the card that was include. That verse about Grace is spot on. Love the snapshot of Baylor and Margeaux! Arlene, your February display on the breakfast bar is lovely. Love both of the PS pieces! Enjoy your Friday!

Sue said...

There is a special bond between siblings, the photo of your granddaughter with her arm on brother's shoulder is so precious, Arlene! Enjoy your visit with them,.

Carol said...

Such a special photo of Margaux and Baylor, Arlene... It really touched my heart. Lovely gifts from Georgia--she is so thoughtful and kind on Instagram, too :) I'm another Dollar Tree card shopper--love them and you can't beat the price! Seeing your February PS finish reminds me that I've never finished mine! Really should get to that before February is over. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Such sweet fives! I'd love a piece of that chocolate cake refrigerated or not!

Terri D said...

I am still tickled that Margaret has changed her name to Margeaux. I love the Dollar Tree and shop there (and Dollar General) frequently. Those are the only place to buy greeting cards. Joe and I love Mexican food too. That dip looks yummy!

Mary said...

Arlene, your breakfast bar stitches are so gorgeous!! I really need to start some of the larger PS stitches. They are timeless. Great photo of Baylor and his protective sister. I just had a class at my library for Valentine day. I need to make more cards for me to send!! How generous of Georgia, I'm trying not to add to my stash and will do my best not to enter!! Thank her for me though, I think so many stitchers are more than generous. Love that they share their hobby.

RJ said...

Happy Friday Arlene! Adorable photo of the grands. Are they up in Grimmwood with you? I too like to get to Dollar Tree for just can't beat the price. I would love to make more cards but never find the time. That was so lovely of Georgia to share such great charts with you.
Great photo of the coffee bar with such lovely stitches too. RJ