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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Spring In My Heart, But Winter Outside!!

May Flowers
Here in Minnesota we have had every imaginable combination of weather in the last couple of days. It is downright miserable out, every time you look out at the weather it is changing. Snow, rain, sleet, freezing rain, slush, wind, and drizzle. Soooo I tend to keep busy stitching when it is like this. It makes great stitching weather. My collection of Spring and Easter ornaments continues to grow. They should all be done by the end of this week.
Tommorrow is the big game between the Vikings and the Saints, so I will have to have some stitching ready to do during the game. I am one of those people who has to be doing something with my hands when I am watching TV, and stitching is better than eating snacks. You can eat a lot of snacks during a 3 hour game and that is not good!!
Tomorrow, I am going to make some of my homemade boiled ham dinner. This is a great dish for a wintery day. Besides being healthy and good for you, it is easy to make. I am going to share the recipe here with you:
Carol's Hambone Boiled Dinner
Hambone with a fair amount of meat left on it.
Place the ham bone in a large pot along with enough water to cover the bone. Bring to a boil and then turn down to medium for about an hour or until the meat falls easly from the bone. Don't trim it before you cook it.
After the ham bone is cooked, remove it from the liquid, and let cool until you can cut the meat from the bones. Remove all the meat, trim out fat skin and bone. Cut the meat into bite size pieces.
Peel and cut up about 4 medium potatoes. Chop into 1/2" to 3/4" pieces and add to the liquid.
Cut up about 4 medium carrots or two cups of the shorcut carrots and add to liquid.
Cut up one medium onion and add to liquid.
Cut up 2-3 cups full of cabbage and add to liquid.
Cook until all the vegetables are tender, add some pepper. Taste the liquid before you add salt. There is usually enough salt in to ham so you don't have to add any. You can also add extra water if it gets too thick.
This is so good, let me know how it turns out!
Happy Stitching! Carol


  1. Those are beautiful. You do wonderful work.

  2. Thanks Leah, just doing what I love to do and sharing it with others who also love to do it.

  3. I love the new designs! I finished the little duck ornament except for the blanket stitching around the edge...looks so cute. I am looking forward to working on the next one. I encourage every one to try just one little ornament. They stitch up fast and are so easy to do.