Monday, May 5, 2008

Daybook Entry for May 5, 2008


FOR TODAY (May 5, 2008)...

Outside My Window . . .My Sycamore tree is casting a beautiful shadow across my yard as it is now full of big leaves. It grew so fast!

I am thinking... About how small that tree was when I received it as a gift just a few years ago!

I am thankful for... God's faithful and constant provisions for me, even through hard times!

From the kitchen... Left over baked potatoes (twice baked) with butter, cheese, bacon bits, and sour cream!

I am wearing... oversized tee shirt, shoes that hurt, baggy pants!

I am creating... primitive pincushions.

I am going... To the grocery store for dog food and bread.

I am reading... Pretty Little Pincushions. A great find on Ebay!

I am hoping...
Something to private to share, but heavy on my heart!

I am hearing... Several baby cardinals who have just left the nest learning about the bird feeder but still wanting to be fed.

Around the house...
Let's not even go there. I need to clean from top to bottom.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week. . . Get ahead on making things for ebay, make some bread with a new recipe for my breadmaker, finish some stitcheries and get them framed.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...


I'm so glad to be able to participate with the others in this Notebook entry. You can visit The Simple Woman's blog


Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Cora, I truly enjoying reading your daybook. Makes me feel even closer to you. You are such a precious friend.

I can hardly wait to see those pincushions. I'm sure they are sooo sweet.

As always, I'll be praying for your heavy heart. I don't need to know the details to help you carry the load!


Laura of Harvest Lane said...

I enjoy your blog. The music sets a wonderful tone.

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
Happy at Home

Farm Chick Paula said...

I enjoy these posts so much, Cora... I like to just picture in my mind the sights and sounds you are describing. (and smells, especially when you tell us what you're cooking! LOL)
Love the picture, too. And take off those shoes for heaven's sake! LOL

Jen Segrest said...

Just curious, but how much did you pay on ebay?

See, I'm the major contributor in the book (* projects in it) and a FEW sellers on ebay are tagging it as "rare" and out of print and charge a fortune for it. Which is highway robbery since - the book only came out in Nov 2007, and while amazon no longer stocks it many other places do like BN who has it for $14).

Evidentially we've gotten to the point that if amazon is not currently stocking it (and they did when it came out) that it's "rare". ".

If you paid anything more than $20 for a new book (coverprice is $17), you got ripped off and be sure to pass that in your feedback.

I recently blogged this on my store blog:

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

Jen, I paid $11.30, which I thought was fair as it was new, not used. I feel honored to know that you are a contributor in the book!!!! It's fantastic! Thank you, too for checking out my blog!!!! Cora

Wanita said...

Cora, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment. It sounds like you love the old hymns as much as I do ~ what wonderful messages they hold!

I just recently found Lea's blog, and now yours. I look forward to reading them and learning more about both of you.

Pam said...

What a lovely photo...I love this time of year, looking out and watching the birds.
I am hoping that you'll post some photos of the pincushions you are making...I know they will be wonderful.
Enjoy making the homemade bread...mmmm, I can almost smell it now! My mom makes wonderful bread, but I'm not a good breadmaker.
Cora, I hope you have a lovely week-

Regina Clare Jane said...

Look at the baby birdy! Nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing my beautiful cardinals...
Your potatoes sound yummy!
And, oh, can I relate to the house!
Thanks for sharing, Cora!

Beth Dargis said...

Hi Cora, I prayed for your hope.

Thanks for sharing about the birds and I adore that picture at the bottom.

naomisnotions said...

I love your Daybook posts!

I want to see those pincushions too! :)



Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Dear Cora! Dropping by to say hello and to wish you a wondeful weekend! Looks like you have some nice projects planned! See you soon! Hugs, Maryjane

Sonnja said...

Lovely photo of the bird.
Kind regards

Sonnja, from the Netherlands
Beertje Zonn

CharityinAlaska said...

Hey! It's like Homecoming Week around here. Got visited by Judy too. :) Nice to "see" you all again. I enjoyed my time with POTP and the friends that I made there. I'm looking forward to exploring your blog. It looks wonderful!


Sugarplum Cottage said...

Hey Cora so glad you visited. Yes, I've been using that detergent, mine turned out a little lumpy, maybe it was because I didn't stir it enough. We will know next time to remove it from the stove before adding the baking soda, I don't remember Lea's recipe saying to take it off the heat. She must understand I'm a little slow in the mind. All-in-all my lumpy detergent works fine, I've got the whole kettle on my dryer with a measuring cup in it.

I have to tell you while it was sitting on the counter cooling, my husband thought it was potatoes soup. Happy Mothers Day, RoseMarie

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi Cora,
I love reading this daybook! ~You should visit Arkansas sometime as you know down here, people don't wear shoes. LOL I love all your creations, and your incredible insights.
Stella is still "hanging in there."
I am thinking of you this Mother's day... and everything you shared with me. Take care friend,
ps. I am praying for whatever was on your heart. :)