Tuesday, 19 August 2014

My Favorite Pastime Lately

My favourite pastime of late has been watching old (1938-1940's) Agatha Christie movies or listening to her mysteries read on tape.
I do both through youtube. They have a large selection of both.
Now I'm not just sitting while I do this.
Oh no, no, no...
Last week I finished the kitchen curtains that I had told you I was making. They turned out nicely.
I'm sorry I don't have any picture to share right now, but I will describe them to you at least.
The material is a large lime green buffalo check fabric. I made the curtains by the kitchen table long with ruffles and the curtain over the kitchen sink is a ruffled valance that's gathered vertically in two places.
I hope you can visualise that!!
This will be a true test in just how good my writing skills are now, right?
Then over the weekend I had my baking day. I do this every other weekend.
I like to get a weeks worth of baking done in one day.
This weekend I made Chicken Enchiladas, Meatloaf,  a Bacon and Broccoli Quiche, Rhubarb Galette and Coconut Macaroons.
I realise that this isn't enough dishes to last a week, but I'm fortunate enough to have a husband who doesn't mind cooking also!
Since Tim's mother and sister are here visiting, we drove over to Lake Superior last Thursday.
You might remember these photos from last year when just Tim and I were there.
It was a gorgeous day this time around too!
We enjoyed climbing the rocks, searching for a few blueberries, and just soaking in the sun's rays while we visited.
On a more serious note; our daughter is going in for a small surgery on Wednesday.
I would so appreciate your prayers that all goes well and that she will have a quick recovery too.
Many thanks to all of you-Kimberly


  1. your curtains sound beautiful, I didn't know I could listen to book on tape on Youtube, or watch Agatha Christie movies!! You and I have the same taste in mystery shows, I noticed that long ago, lol, that photo looks just like where we were last week, I love those rocks on that shoreline, have a wonderful visit, the blueberries are great this year,

  2. You've been keeping busy! I have been too, but I barely have anything to show for it, LOL. The curtains sound lovely. I will keep your daughter in my prayers.

  3. I also meant to say I will keep your daughter in my prayers, for sure.

  4. Gorgeous pictures of Lake Superior, Kimberly! Sparkling and serene. Sending prayers and positive energy to your daughter and your family.


  5. Good morning! Well I've certainly got those curtains pictured in my mind and they are darling! Such pretty pictures of the Lake. What a serene spot! Praying all goes smoothly for your daughter, and her recovery is quick and as painless as possible!

  6. First prayers for your daughter...I know how that goes--both mine need prayers too.
    Secondly--I'm loving reading your blog, and seeing the creativity that you are having with your post without a camera! You've shown me a post CAN be a beautiful thing with out all the visual aid! :)
    Your curtains sound adorable. I know they are! Nice to visit with family in such a beautiful scenic place.
    take care. And enjoy the books on you tube. I may have to try that out myself. You didn't include a link.
    Maybe next time.

  7. I will be praying for her. I love how pretty the lake is and how many trees.
    I think your curtains sound lovely. I will look on You Tube, I like listening to things when I am stitching too. Since I am such a fan of Agatha Christie too.

  8. Lake Superior...my favorite place!! :-) Thank you for sharing.

    Your curtains sound fun.
    I like to listen to audio books too.
    We have The Great Gatsby picked out to listen to next.

    Our prayers for your daughter.
    xx oo

  9. Kimberly, I will pray for your daughter. I think your curtains sound pretty. Boy the water there is very clear. Love that. xoxo,Susie

  10. I will be praying for your daughter, Kimberly. I enjoyed your photos of Lake Superior. We have not been up to the lake yet this year, but it is a favorite destination. We've just been too busy. Maybe this fall. I do love going to Superior/Duluth in the fall. The lake seems like an ocean it's so huge.

    I too love to listen to old movies or whatnot while I'm working. I just came in from picking the green beans in the garden (14# worth!) and listened to a Rick Steves podcast on my phone. In the kitchen, I like to listen to old Campions or Miss Marples or Hercule Poirot, or some mystery I know by heart so I don't have to look at the monitor and can enjoy the audio part. :-)

  11. Prayed for your daughters surgery!
    You are quite the multitask er :-)


  12. lovely lakeside scenes, and your girl, all caring love and thoughts from down here, XXX and hugs, Jean.

  13. I will be thinking of your daughter and wish her well.

    I too look at old movies or listen to books while I work. If I just watched the movie, I would fall asleep, but keeping my hands busy is productive.

  14. Praying for you daughter, and a quick recovery.

    Your curtains sound darling. What's not to love about checks??!!!

    Glad you have found a great series to watch/listen to.
    I love that!!
    Even when I'm putter-butting around the house, I like to listen to a good program, or old movie.

    Beautiful pictures. Glad you enjoyed some time with your company.


  15. Kimberly,

    I so miss Lake Superior it's been over 30 years since I've been back to my place of birth.

    Sending prayers for your daughter and family.

  16. You know, I don't think I have ever seen an Agatha Christie movie! I read one of books once but that was years ago. I sure miss your camera! Right now I want a peek at those curtains! I'll be praying for your daughter, I hope all goes well:>)

  17. Lake Superior, how lovely! =) Your curtains sound beautiful too. I love to listen to books on tape/cd. A fun way to pass the time, while working. Your dishes sound yummy, made me hungry just reading about it!
    Thank you so very much for the well wishes this past week.
    Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

  18. I think I'd like your kitchen curtains a lot! (you did a great description!) The lake looks beautiful. I like the big flat rocks on the shore. I'll pray for your daughter that her surgery and recovery will go well. Blessings, Pam

  19. I think I've got it! This will be a test of my being able to follow along. Such a pretty place for a picnic or to explore.

    Yes, I will definitely pray for your daughter and a quick recovery.

  20. Kimberly, I use to love Agatha Christie. Haven't thought of her in years. Sounds like a great idea! I know you are never just sitting around. Baking for a week is a good idea. I've never really tried doing that. Enjoy your company and I will surely include your daughter in my prayers!

  21. Your curtains sound pretty. I love checks, too. Hope you show us a photo!
    I will pray for your daughter. Take care!

  22. I hope we get to see a picture of your curtains - they sound lovely.

    Your daughter will certainly be in my prayers, sweet friend!

  23. I never thought to listen to stories on youtube. Great idea.

  24. Praying that your daughter's surgery is successful and for speedy recovery.
    I've never seen Lake Superior but hope to some day.

  25. Beautiful photos, Kimberly! It sounds like you have been very busy. I hope your daughter's surgery went well.


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