Saturday, January 7, 2017

Santa on a Harley and Mrs Claus on a Buddy Genuine Scooter!!

 Here we are ready to lead the group through town!!! I in my Mrs. Clause outfit and my husband as Santa, aka Mr. Claus.

And look who was riding behind us!! A bunch of Harley Davidson's!!!!

My husbands motorcycle group, The Road Maggots, put on a Toy Run every year for children in our community. But this year was a little different with Mrs. Claus participating.
 All decked out, literally!!
 Our friend Dennis needed to ask Santa for some special gifts this year.
And just look at all the toys our community gathered during the Toy Run!

 We are really quite a pair

My so totally awesome Genuine Buddy Blackjack Scooter.

So, a little bit late but from the bottom of our hearts, Merry Christmas to all, and a Very Happy and Safe New Year.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Santa and Rudy Painted Paintbrush Ornaments

SO CUTE!!!!!
And here's a photo how to do it!!!

Ready to hang in the tree!!!



Merry Christmas

Monday, November 7, 2016

Rock Painting

Hi there!! If you know anything about me you know that I am a quilter. But I have been up to some other activities as well.

Last January I started a craft night for some girlfriends. It's something for us to do while our fellas are at their Motorcycle Meeting.

This past Friday night we met and painted rocks. Lots of rocks. It was a ton of fun!!

 We meet at the Lebanon American Legion club in the Auxillary room. They serve food, so some of us get dinner and head in to start crafting!!!

 It truly is a lot of fun to gather together with these women and just enjoy the evening!!!
We've done a lot of different crafts, but this was really a fun night.

There is a group on Facebook called Linn County Rocks which I am now a member of. The idea is to paint a rock, hide it somewhere in Linn County Oregon, when found you either keep it or rehide it, but post a photo first on the Facebook site.

We are now 4000 members in a really short amount of time!! SO FUN!!! For kids and grown ups.

She did such an awesome job of finding that dinosaur in that rock!! LOVE IT!!!
Chloe being silly with her cupcake rock.
Audrey's rocks are Rockin!!
my little ladybug rock

OK, and more of my rocks. Still working on several. Once I am done I will have the grandkids help me hide them around town and in some parks.

A house, in the beginning

All my rocks together, still working on the house

looking better

About done, but now need to paint the back
Still needs the eyes finished here and the wings

Love this color

The back of the house. I am going to put a
little attic window in, then frame all the

So that is it with the rock painting. Still more to do. Once done, I will write information on the back of the rocks about keeping or rehiding and posting on facebook. I also spray it with a matte finish Modge Podge spray to protect and seal the paint. TaDa, done!!!

Take care friends, enjoy the earth, paint a few rocks, take care of each other, pause. enjoy! Martha

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Making Fairy Houses for the Garden

So I have been trying to make some fairy houses for my garden. Still working on the process but I will show you what I have  come up with so far.

So I started with a yogurt container, emptied.
After door and window cut out, grout applied and gravel, then
Building the roof from a pine cone.
Coming along nicely, but not easy task!!!

One Fairy House completed!!!
More later!!! Take Care and Enjoy the Earth....................................................Martha

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Peach Pie and the very best crust EVER!!!

I made a fresh peach pie on 7/23/16. We had some friends coming
the next day so I wanted to be prepared for them. I used recipes
 I found in my old Betty
Crocker cookbook for both the pie and the crust.
 I learned a long time ago how to make the perfect crust. I follow the recipe until I get the water part, then I add water with a fork until the flour combines to become a ball of dough. I usually use much more water, always cold, than asked for. My dough is not sticky, you've added to much at that point. You don't want to over work it either, stop as soon as it is a ball.

The other trick is to take enough dough in your hand to make your bottom crust. Work the dough in your warm hands forming a disc about 5-6" large. Continue until the dough is nice and soft. The warmth of your hands is melting and softening the shortening which will in turn make it easier to roll out the crust. It also gives you a nice flakey crust.

If you are putting on a top crust, don't roll it out until you are ready for it. Otherwise, it will dry out and break when you roll it and transfer it to the pie.
The recipe from my trusted old book. Almost 40 years old!
Ready for the oven.
And done!!
And some really yummy ice-cream to go on top.
It was a really good pie. Nothing like fresh peach pie for dessert!!! A friend gave us a bunch of peaches off their farm, YUMMMMMMMM!!!