Where are they?

Somewhere under my sweet yellow and green string quilt are the tips of my daffodils. I stayed home all weekend retreating with myself. LOL!

Here is a peek at my street!

I live on a nice sweet gradual hill. Perfect for kids to sled down to the end of the cul-de-sac. Boy did they all have fun today! Through my camera looking up the street here's a guy who thought he could go make it down our street. He chickened out and turned around.

My Winter "Snow Day" Weekend Retreat

My Fall Mini Quilt Swap Arrived

How fun!! I got my fall mini quilt in the mail yesterday. It came from Lynn in Oregon. It even has two little thingies in the back for me to hang it up next year.

This swap was a lot of fun. There were swappers from all over the world.

Thank so much Lynn.

Sock Monkey Tote Bag Give-Away

Hi Ya'll,

Jennifer in Nebraska is my winner for the Sock Monkey Tote bag!!

Check out her blog.

Down in The South

This Southern California Girl who transplanted to the South 17 years ago loves her "Greens". Down in the south, New Year's day would not be complete without a taste of collard greens and black-eyed peas.

The tradition of eating collard greens on New Year's Day is said to bring good luck. I learned a few ways to cook up this inexpensive cheap dish over the years.

Well, I was one day off. I made my collards for tonight's dinner. Sauteed in olive oil with tons of garlic and onions and served over rice.

I started this neat tradition in 1993 with my family. The very first year that we moved to Raleigh, NC. I never heard of collards and let alone eat black-eyed peas? I thought my neighbors were nuts!! I said "No Way, I am a Southern California Girl". Well, I tried them and the very next year started our family tradition of making a huge batch of collards leaves and a great big batch Hoppin' John.

Whole Food always has a great "culinary specialist" out demonstrating different ways of cookin' these huge leaves. I like to roll them up like a dollar bills and slice them very thin.

p.s. I like it here in the "South"