Friday, December 26, 2008

Other Christmas Tree

Number two Christmas  tree .

Christmas Sweet Log

Recipe.6 egg whites .3/4sugar,6egg yolks,1/3unsweetened cocoa,vanilla extract ,dash salt
beat egg white until soft peaks add 1/4 the sugar 2 tablespoon at time,beating until stiff peaks .
with same beaters, beat yolks at high speed adding the remaining1/2 cup sugar, 2 tables spoons at time .beat until mixture is rich thick .add at low speed beat in cocoa vanilla ,salt ,just until smooth, gently fold the cocoa mixture to beaten egg whites . Spread evenly in pan bake for 15minutes oven 375/F Filling 1/1/2 cups heavy cream ,1/2 cup confectioners sugar,1/4 cup cocoa /vanilla candied cherries for the top let cool before filling

Sweet Christmas Log

Sweet Christmas Log

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day

Christmas Day. Christmas Tree. Merry Christmas . Nothing like the smell of the natural pine tree all the presents were open. Now we waiting for the turkey dinner.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sosi and Ila

We enjoying are new grand daughter her name is Ila here she is with her big sister Sosi.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Are new baby

                             Beautiful christmas time  baby .

Monday, December 1, 2008


From West to East ,from Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean,  crossing this country on trip tomorrow.
To visit the other half the family for Holidays,  and we waiting for the new baby girl  to be born.
on this Christmas . Time for Blessings .    

From West to East

Tomorrow we leaving on trip  crossing country  from Pacific  to the Atlantic  Ocean .
to visit the other half of are Family and waiting for the born the new baby  this month. 
Merry Christmas and Happy New year.

Photo ,,Joao Espinho


Sunday, November 30, 2008


Many years ago when I come to Canada my husband used to say snowing on mountain  and I do not want to believe  I thought  was just clouds . 

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christmas trees

Home made sewing Christmas Trees. With gold trim   made each tree separated    them piled on each other to make the tree,  very nice for decorations.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Ceramic ChristmasTree

  Decoration  ornament  ,  ceramic tree  starting looking like  Christmas .  

Monday, November 24, 2008


First time I used the koi water color paintings. Still life   a pot  of  violets .

Friday, November 21, 2008

Water Color

 Was one of  the first water colors I work on .1977 need a new frame the glass have a flare when the picture  taken. Still one my favors. Mount Begbie Revelstoke British Columbia.

blue socks#3

This are the finished sock just have to be  close with a  chain tool and craft on toe.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Blue Socks

More wool socks : Instructions .Machine Knitting

 Ribber band  tension  6 

 start with 78 stitches  knit 3o  rows put all needles on maine bed.

knit  50 more rows for leg length  tension 8  on sides leave one needle not knit position before the last stitch for you to be able to chain the open seam with the tool. after the 5o rows . start to make the heel ,partially knitting.on right  side of sock when you do the next sock do on lefty side . after that knit 55 more rows for making the length of foot , again do partially knit until  you have the point , end with wasting yarn ,take off the machine,  crafting  the stitches. 

take a hour to  make a pair of socks   

properly  wool yarn  for socks.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Belate Halloween

I promise to post this picture from this last Halloween .Here we have Elvis.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Old Book

A friend come visit me she know I like to read .Give-me this old book in Portuguese .
when I went to open it all the pages never  been open the date inside is  1945  some body had give this as a present in that date  . on english is great expectations  from Charles Dickens

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pocket Field Sketch Box

Koi Water Colors I was very happy to find this .  Excellent to have when you are travel .

Monday, November 10, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008


Long ago  I work on  this oil painting , copy from a picture of my father , we  all ways remember hem  special on end of year .

Monday, November 3, 2008

Weaven scarfs

This warp been on loom for so long ,today i get to the end , 3 scarfs  come from this warp, just have to finish the fringes .

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Pasteis de nata or Portuguese custard tarts . All Saints day  this day on Portugal we have chestnuts ,walnuts, dried figs. apples,  many other things  is why I decide to bake this  tarts  the recipe I found on Leite's Culinaria.

Teddy Halloween

Here is Teddy going Trick , treat

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cheese twists

Cheese twists made with frozen puff pastry . cut on strips
Brush with egg first , roll on grated cheddar cheese or a mix of cheeses then twist. put on a tray
 bake a 350  until brown gold colour.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pies for the tea room

Two lemon pies two pumpkin pies for the tea room of are yearly  fall bazaar . Tomorrow i will be working on crafty table  . I try a new recipe for the meringue  top of lemon pie .
2eggs white 
beat with 2 tables  spoons of water until fluffy .
add 2 tables spoons  white sugar.
add 2 tables spoons of corn starch.
add 2 tea spoons baking power
beat until peaks form   pour over the pie bake for 30 minutes at 350 % temperature


Tea Room pies

Lake View

I love the colours of Autumn  .This one for my friend Bev.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Grampa Basket

My  mother is now ninety two years old, this basket made by my gram-pa when my mother was ten years old , for her birthday . i am lucky to have it , he was a shepherd  and made the basket from grasses he found  when he were working .  

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fall Days

Fall Days I love the Autumn Colours  ,i just have to go out side my door  and look at them.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Sunday dinner , birthday presents,  many  from my childrens and friends, thanks.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Night Moon

Tonight i play with my small camera  to take a picture of moon and the moon shadow on lake but was distant  to capture with my camera but i tough what i took was very interesant

Night moon

Friday, October 17, 2008

Chiffon Cake

                                         My favour  Chiffon Cake i been baking this cake for many years                                  mos...