Friday, December 2, 2016

Another bowl of stuff

Standing here at the kitchen window this morning thinking about you and the blog.


Oh, I do appreciate your comments so much and wanted to reply to each one. Feels like a conversation when I read and reply.

However! I've just spent another day away from home. Good grief! Have you ever known me to do so much traveling? :)

Shelby had a good idea. "Lets get together and bake fruit cakes", she said. "I'll get everything we need at Costco, and you come over here. It will be fun". and it was! 

We got the cakes in the oven...three hours at 275 degrees. We had three hours to spend, so we drove to Costco and had a big slice of pizza for lunch, then went by "Everything but Grannies Panties", a really neat thrift store in Durham.



Darn it! Once again, no pictures but as a reminder, this is Shelby a couple of years ago, in her great big kitchen built for baking.


I did manage to get a picture of another bowl of stuff. :(

Anyhow, I don't have long to tarry here. The church craft bazaar starts at noon today. I've got to get busy; get the animals fed, the house straight, the car loaded, and be at the church around 10:00.

This means I will be gone most of today and all day tomorrow. There will be pictures this time, if I have to pay somebody to take them for me! (got to make a little money first). 



Back to the kitchen window, I wanted to show you the three little cuttings of Christmas Cactus. Poppy's sister, Pat gave me them when we were there last Sunday. Pat had three huge Christmas Cactus in her sun room...really huge! She told us they were the same plants that belonged to their mother. I'm sure hoping these will root. That would be neat.



and my little bun bun sleeping in the window...



Okay, I'm going to work now. Thank you dear sweet friends.

Love,
Henny

29 comments:

  1. You've been busy, what fun, hope the craft fair gets you lots of business. My big Christmas cactus is falling to pieces so we've started some new ones.

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  2. I hope the sale goes well for you! Those cuttings should take root! Next year you may have lots of blooms:)

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  3. Have fun at the church craft bazaar. I know that you will do great. Your bonnets and aprons are wonderful. Oh, and Shelby's kitchen is amazing. I love all the shelves and her can goods look beautiful setting there proud and pretty. That huge table to gather family and friends around in the warmth of her country kitchen, marvelous! I'm sure that the meals she prepares send off glorious smells and a warmth that fills her space with love.
    Have a great day!
    Connie :)

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  4. All I can think is....you've got sunshine! Sunshine envy here! Hope you do well at the bazaar :-)

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  5. There is a lot of work that goes into creating , those Christmas cakes.....I know, from all those years helping in my grandma's bakery. I dare say they'll sell fast.
    Hope your little cactus take off growing, that would be a lovely thing !
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  6. Hope all goes well at the church bazaar and you make lots of money. I love Shelby's kitchen, a real delight. Fingers crossed the cactus will root.

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  7. Hope you had a wonderful time at the church bazaar! I have visited a few this year. I do love them, so many nice things to look at and buy!
    Have a good weekend!

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  8. Now I took Christmas cactus cuttings in aug and they haven't done one thing. Yours look healthy.

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  10. What a nice view you have looking out your window. Hope the clippings do well.
    Good luck at the church bazaar and have fun.

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  11. What a neat thing to have a baby cactus from an old one like Pat's.

    I do hate to tell you though, that is not a Christmas cactus-----it is a Thanksgiving cactus. I read on a gardeners blog that Christmas cactus have rounded edges to their leaves rather than pointy edges. I have one and it reliably blooms right around Thanksgiving time every year----it's in full bloom right now. It lives out on the patio in the summer getting a little bit of sun. I bring it into the garage when it starts getting a little bit cold and I bring it inside to a sunny window before really cold weather sets in. The timing of bringing it in doesn't seem to make any difference. It's just ready to go by Thanksgiving come what may.

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    1. Thank you Vic. I did not know that, but Pat's cactus was beginning to bloom...and it was at Thanksgiving. I'll have to share this with Pat.

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  12. Wow ...baking fruit cake....how awesome! We love fruitcake here! And now you're getting ready for the big sale at Church. How fun! Love the pictures you put on the blog! Hope you sell a lot at the sale. I love Christmas cactus too! I noticed three different colors of cactus blooming on a windowsill at church this morning. How lovely! Enjoy your days Henny!

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    1. Thank you Diane. We like fruit cake too.

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  13. Now I'm wondering if I have Christmas or Thanksgiving Cactus. I went to take a close look but still I'm not sure.
    I know what you mean when you say you'd like to respond to each and every comment. There just isn't enough time in a day to do that and the other things we have to do.
    I hope all goes well at the craft sale. I'm looking forward to pictures.

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  14. I have a plant of grandma Myrtie plant. I almost killed it over the summer. I got advice to sit it outside and it will make it bloom like crazy. I sat it in mostly to partly sunny spot and the sun baked the leaves and they started falling off. I was so sad. It is looking better but I don't feel like it will bloom this year. Hope you did well at your craft fair.

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  15. Coscto has decent pizza. Not a bad price for a slice and a drink

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  16. We have a Christmas cactus from Tom's grandmother's, which she had at least in 1950, and
    Tom has had his plant from a cutting since 1963. It has been reduced a few times but it is big again and quite healthy.

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  17. I'm one of those who loves fruit cakes but I've never attempted to make one. It usually is a "Claxton" fruit cake from the store. I hope your Christmas cactus does root. I had one a few years back but usually bloomed sometime in January but so pretty.

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  18. It was wonderful to meet you at the Bazaar our Church Piney Grove UMC had the last two days. I loved the bonnets and the jam! (Paula the Pastor's wife.)

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    1. Paula, thank you! What a good surprise. It was a fun two days, and a pleasure to meet you! Hope you will wear the bonnet and apron to work one day and make your patients smile. I looked at "the crochet crowd" for a minute last night. When I'm in Walmart next time I will get a needle and yarn to try the simplest dish cloth. Thanks for everything!

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  19. Is it easy to use the cactus cuttings?
    I have two plants that are just starting to flower (from several years ago) so I guess, do I really need another?
    But would be interested.

    Are you going to share your cake recipe? Pretty please...

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    1. Thank you Janet. I will post the recipe. :)

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  20. Love the name of the thrift shop, sounds just the place for a good rummage. Hope the cacti cuttings take for you, they're looking good xx

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  21. Enjoy the bazaar! Love your posts, short and sweet or long...like them all--love having a peek into your life and a look out that window of yours! I used to love Christmas cactus, think my Ma-Maw grew them. I never really had much luck with them. They are so pretty though--hope yours take root! I dont seem to remember if they root in dirt or in water, maybe someone else knows? PS--how did the cakes turn out?

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    1. Oh, the cakes turned out really good. However, next time we bake a fruit cake I would like bigger chunks of fruits and nuts. Thank you for asking.

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  22. December is always such a busy month but busy in a wonderful way. But then there is bleak January and February to be at home, inside, and get all those little chores done. At least, that is what I tell myself! Let the little things go and enjoy the Christmas stuff - that's my plan for December!
    I've nver made fruitcake but I've tasted a few. :-). I'm sure yours will be delicious and what a special treat to make them with your sister.
    Hope your craft sales went well!

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  23. I hope you made a pile of money so you could pay for that picture taking! Would be fun to see what was going on there.

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  24. Seems like we have to run too much too. Good luck at your craft show. I just bought a little Christmas Cactus this year. I love them. Nancy

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