Tuesday, August 27, 2013

First Christmas Annie for 2013

  doesn't everyone just love gingerbread men!  
Gingerbread Men Cookie Recipe
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1 egg
2 tablespoons water
2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice
in large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy
beat in molasses, egg and water
combine flour, ginger, baking soda, salt,
cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice: add to creamed mixture
mix well
divide dough in half
refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle
on a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 in thickness
cut with floured 4 inch cookie cutter
place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet
reroll scraps

bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes 
or until edges are firm
remove to wire racks to cool
decorate as desired

makes about 2 dozen gingerbread men  :)

"Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time;
thank God no matter what happens.
This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live."
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (The Message)
Thanks for visiting
wishing all an amazing week
God bless!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Autumn and Harvest Blessings

harvest time is fast approaching
autumn is coming
and two new Annies are ready for Ebay
Annie's dress is an apple print from JoAnn's
I love apples :)
 Harvest Blessings Annie has a new shade of hair
it is Halcyon's classic rug yarn in honey blonde
thank you all for visiting again and again
Psalm 1-3
What a beautiful thing, God, to give thanks,
to sing an anthem to you, the High God!
To announce your love each daybreak,
sing your faithful presence all through the night,
Accompanied by dulcimer and harp,
the full-bodied music of strings.
The Message
wishing all a wonderful week
God Bless!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Thinking Autumn

beautiful autumn is almost here
"I'm asking God for one thing, only one thing:
to live with Him in His house my whole life long.
I'll contemplate His beauty; I'll study at His feet."
Psalm 27:4    The Message
Autumn Annie is in fall colors 
with hand dyed eyelet lace trim
"warts be gone" Annie's dress border 
was a gift from a dear friend and I love it!
was also thrilled to find a perfect frog in my 
stash of stuffed animals
thank you for visiting
God bless     :)