Author Archives: Suze

WHEN YOUR BULLION STITCHES LOOK LIKE BOOGERS … OR … THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ILLUSION AND DELUSION IS JUST A “DUH”

I’ve been learning or, actually, relearning embroidery.  I’m much more a counted cross-stitch gal than an embroiderer.  That said, I’m working on a dress for my Livvie Love that calls for embroidery on the bodice.  After cutting everything out and … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale

“I’ve got culture; I eat yogurt!”  😊  (~Me) When our local supermarket didn’t have the only yogurt I’ll use for two months (an organic, whole milk, Greek yogurt) – it’s great for eating, cooking, baking, AND making homemade dressings (and, … Continue reading

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O is for Organization and Oysters!

“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” ~ Benjamin Franklin A good thing, too, as I’ve been looking around for some extra time!! For the last few weeks, I’ve been making a daily deep dive into that … Continue reading

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Be a Blessing

“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10

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Sew It Seams …

“My friend writes songs about sewing machines. He’s a Singer songwriter, or sew it seams.”  (~Unknown) I have a penchant for painful puns and purple prose; hence the above.  If it makes most folks groan, I will undoubtedly laugh heartily.  … Continue reading

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January (by John Updike)

“The days are short, The sun a spark, Hung thin between The dark and dark. “Fat snowy footsteps Track the floor.  Milk bottles burst Outside the door. “The river is A frozen place Held still beneath The trees of lace. … Continue reading

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Spinach-Feta Quick Bread

“Sweet dreams are made of cheese. Who am I to dis a brie ….” ~Author unknown (but very, very clever) Ingredients: 1-½ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon sea salt (or ¾ teaspoon table salt) ¼ teaspoon … Continue reading

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“Well Begun is Half Done.”

While most of us undoubtedly know this quote from the movie, Mary Poppins, from what I’ve read it was quoted by Aristotle in his philosophical work, Politics, as a proverb during his time.  Can you say WOW?!  That makes it … Continue reading

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“Anchors Aweigh” – Scallop Casserole

“’Close your eyes,’ he had said to her. ‘Food demands complete submission.’  And then he placed a perfect scallop in her mouth.  ‘Do you taste the sea?’“Delphine did.  Not just the salt of the sea but the very air of … Continue reading

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The Magical Menu Plan

Once upon a time I didn’t plan meals.  We went to the supermarket, usually together, and we picked up entrée items that we thought we’d enjoy or that we hadn’t had in a while, and then we’d throw in some … Continue reading

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