Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SCRIBBLE PICNIC ~Dredel/Spinning Top/Teetotum

The theme for this week "Dredel/Spinning Top/Teetotum.  A variety to choose from...after reading all this my mind was "spinning" so I will share spinning tops out of control!  HaHa

I remember having one of these tops as a young child, and loving it, watching it spin and see all the colors running together.  Toy stores have new versions, but when we were in Oregon, we found an vintage one at a thrift store, so now Tristan can spin and spin, and spin...with one like Grandma had.

Do you have one of these Spinning Tops?

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Monday, December 11, 2017


I chose "Christmas Cookies" for the December cooking class at the Villa.  I always wear an apron from my collection to match the holiday.  Today it was my "Gingerbread and Hot Cocoa" apron.
The Clubhouse is beautifully decorated for Christmas.
The three cookies we made were Persimmon (back of the plate), Peanut Butter Blossoms and Sandies.
Since it was Christmas, and all we were making were cookies, I added a plate of finger sandwiches and a jello salad.  So they enjoyed lunch while watching the cookies being made.
Rosemarie (in the middle) made all the table decorations for the Villa Clubhouse.  They are lovely, and you can see one in the foreground of this shot.  Adriana on the end, is our Manager and a delightful friend who gives me a lot of freedom for the cooking class, and then picks up the tab.  Nice~!
Here is a shot of some of the guests enjoying lunch while they are watching and waiting for another batch of cookies to come out of the oven.  Priscilla is really looking over that recipe. HaHa

We made enough cookies for everyone to take home a plate.  I'm very thankful that the Lord planted us at Villa Ramona for our retirement years.

Saturday, December 9, 2017


"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born  to you; he is Christ the Lord....Suddenly a great company of the heavenly hosts appeared with the angel praising God and saying...."Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests". 
Luke 2:8-14

Shepherds were the lowest on the pay scale.  Living with their animals, smelling like them, wearing stained and dirty clothes far from the lights of the city.  Yet, on this most monumental night, it was the Hosts of Heaven in their royal garments, shining with the Glory of Heaven that appeared to these humble shepherds.  Truly Riches visited the Rags of humanity that night.  The message was for ALL PEOPLE...from the lowly shepherds, to kings on thrones, to YOU and ME.

One day when I said yes to the savior...he took my ragged dirty clothes, and gave me a robe of righteousness.  

Dear Lord, don't ever let us forget how lost we were, and how you looked down and left the glories of heaven to come to earth as a babe, so you could live out Your life, die on the Cross, and save a Lost World.  For all of those that would say yes, You turned our rags to riches.  I love You.  Amen.

Painting ~ googleimages.com

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Pickled Herring

The word for this week is "Finland/Scandinavia"  Sweden is part of the Scandinavian group.  My brother in law is Swedish, and one of his favorite thing is "Pickled Herring".  So Pickled Herring it is!!  A tradition at their Christmas Celebration.

My sketch is on watercolor paper using ink and watercolor.  I used the jars of pickled herring from a picture on a recipe I found on line for my model.

~ Do any of you like Pickled Herring??

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Saturday, December 2, 2017


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Luke 1:38 "I am the Lord's servant" Mary answered,  "May it be to me as you have said."   Then the angel left her.

Your plan of redemption was advanced when one simple peasant girl said yes to You ~ a yes that would change the world.  There was no complicated ritual, nor advanced theological training involved.  Just the trusting words, "May it be to me as you have said."  Lord, may it be the same in my life.  Help me to cooperate with Your plan for the world by saying yes to You,  Holy Spirit.  Come upon me so that the life of Christ may be manifested through me to the needy world around me.  I love You.  Amen.

Maranatha Worship Bible