Tuesday, April 27, 2021

T Stands For Tuesday and Tag!

  "Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

It really is Tuesday!  (Here, anyway)  Spring has sprung here, and I am getting up early to walk before it gets too hot!  I enjoyed the sunrise and the birds this morning when I walked. I truly praise God for a beautiful day.  I thank God that I can hear the beautiful singing of the birds.

Then I came home and finished up a tag for Tag Tuesday, that I started last night.  The gold around the edge took forever to dry!  Valerie gave us a challenge that  Anything Goes.

I used Lean on Me SU! stamp set for the sentiment, and a Santoro stamp for the girl.  I started with glossy paper and sponged ranger inks of Adirondack Denim, and Cain Fever on the glossy. This was a technique I learned at a craft show many years ago.   I stamped the girl and sentiment in Ranger jet black archival ink.  I used Pilot Gold ink marker.  I glued the tag on blue, and cut it to be a tag and punched hole through both and added the gingham ribbon. I then added flowers with a Imaginisce tool.  I had gotten this several years ago at a garage sale. You apply I-roc gems with it.  It has a battery; you push the button and it heats the gem onto the flower and through to the cardstock.  It works, and the gems that came with it are pretty.  Thank you Valerie for the challenge.

Here is my ticket to TSFT over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's at Altered book Lover.

Happy Belated Birthday to our hostess Elizabeth!

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Day!

Monday, April 5, 2021

T Stands Time for Baking

 "Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8

Kate inspired me last week to bake.  For that matter several of the T Gang did!  I decided after seeing Kate's lemon bread or cake last week, to make this lemon Easter bread.  I haven't made anything with yeast for years, mind you!  I used to make this at Easter  when the kids were home.  It takes about 5 hours total.  You mix it up and let it rise for an hour and half, then punch down and let it rise for another 15 minutes, then make two  long snake like pieces, braid together and let rise again!  I didn't remember to take a photo until after the last rise and when the eggs were in right before baking.  Then I took a photo when I took it out of the oven.  You do not cook the eggs before dying.  They cook right along with the bread.  I told my husband if the bread doesn't come out right, at least he will get deviled eggs!

The dying of the eggs:  Why should those with kids be the only ones to have fun?

Before baking with eggs nested in and the egg yolk water brushed on:

after baking cooling: 

And at dinner: It has a real lemony taste, as one of the ingredients is grated lemon peel.  I grated the peel of a whole lemon.  Uhmm...

I hope you all had a Happy Easter.

  Check out the T-Party over at Altered Book Lover where Bleubeard & Elizabeth hosts T Stands For Tuesday every Tuesday.  We all hop to each other's blog and see what we are all up to.  You can join in and link your blog as long as it has something related to a drink in your post.  You can see our cups for my ticket to the party. 

Happy T Day!  
Thanks for stopping by!