Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Hometown

I live in southeast Texas in a small town. Nederland's heritage is deeply rooted in Dutch ancestry, which gives the town its name. Nederland was officially placed on the map on December 24, 1897.

Nederland is best known for the landmark Dutch Windmill located in the center of the Nederland Heritage Festival held each spring. A replica of a Windmill houses a museum honoring the Dutch Heritage and mementos of Tex Ritter, who call Nederland his home.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

2009 Walk to Cure Diabetics

I found this e-mail in my box today.... It is from my oldest DD, Jennifer, concerning my oldest DGD, Sarah:

Dear Friends,

Our family recently accepted the challenge of walking in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) fund-raising event, Walk to Cure Diabetes on September 26. We are taking part in this event because I believe in and support JDRF’s mission: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

Sarah was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at only 15 months of age. She will be 10 years old in October and we would like nothing better than to see her cured of this horrible disease. The thousands of finger pricks are now a way of life, but not a cure. Unlike many diseases, this is not a dream. A cure is in sight and within our reach.

I’m writing to ask for your support by making a tax-deductible to JDRF, even the smallest amounts will help. Together, we can make the cure a reality.

If you would like to donate in Sarah,s name, please contact me. Thanks for caring!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Scrappy Strip Blocks

Hello! Hope the weather is good in your neck of the woods. It's supposed to be rainy this weekend, but so far it's still dry.
I've been working on scrappy strip blocks. I discovered them a while back and find it a great way to use up scraps. I make quilts, table runners and even hot pads out of the blocks. Here are the Christmas ones I made this week:

Friday, September 4, 2009

New Banner

Don't you love my new banner? I do! Thanks to Colleen ( for designing it for me.

I've been busy working on raggy totes. Will be showing photos soon. Then, I have a new idea. Told my friend last night that I never finish anything before I'm already thinking of the next project. LOL.

Hope everyone has a fun Labor Day weekend planned.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


My friend, Lee, is having her 1st Giveaway. Visit her blog at She does wonderful raggy work and is also a fellow Texan. Tell her Lynn said Howdy!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My Chicken Recipe

The last couple of days have been really busy for me. I've been watching Meagan, my DGD, so that her mom could work on our selling blog. Also, been working on another beige tote, since the 1st one sold at our craft booth. Plus I had a couple of tests to be run. Hoping that tomorrow will be a slower day.
Would anyone else like my grandma's smothered chicken recipe? Well here it is:


2 to 3 lb chicken, cut up
1 tsp. minced green bell pepper
1 tsp. minced celery
1 large onion, chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
3 sprigs parsley
Seasoning to taste (of course, I use Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning)

Cut up chicken and season to taste
Brown well in a little shortening
Remove from pot
Sauté’ onions, green pepper, and celery in shortening until tender
Place chicken back in pot
Add ½ cup water and place lid on pot
Cook slowly until chicken is tender
Add water as needed
(I also add a little flour gravy.)
Before serving, add parsley
Serve over rice
Lynn Simmons, Texas

I am compiling a recipe book to sell. This will be one of the recipes included, along with several other creole recipes. Be looking for an announcement before Christmas.