31 March 2008
Posted by Teresa at 2:12 AM
24 March 2008
13 March 2008
A certain 2 year old was helping me make Nutmeg cake. Recipe called for three eggs. The three sticks of butter and sugar were being creamed when we started adding the eggs one at a time. The first egg had a spot in it so I went to the sink to remove it. I turned around and the little one had egg white on her hands, saying "ewwww". When I asked where the egg was she smiled broadly saying it was in the mixer. Yep, I could hear the shell but I couldn't see any. When we poured the batter into the cake pan I saw it all on the bottom hoping none went with the batter into the pans.
The cake was for the Relief Society's Birthday Dinner. So on a post-it that said "Motherhood is not for wimps..." I added "Baked with the help of a two year old who added one egg. I got most of the shell out but the beaters did a great job."
Posted by Teresa at 12:28 AM
11 March 2008
Becky and I had just pulled Grandma Smith's treadle sewing machine out of the garage where Mom had been storing it. Quite a bit of the veneer is damaged. Grandma had an electric motor put on it so the treadle foot is missing. There's a chance it could still be in the garage, if not, then it's buried about 10 feet under the Medical Clinic building at 420 Water St. in Webster City.
Here it is taken apart and each wooden piece is being cleaned.
All the veneer had to be replaced and in some places, not only the veneer but the wood layers had to be rebuilt.
The side of the cabinet is being rebuilt and clamped into place.
Before the finish was stripped off, there were places where you could see that the original finish looked like a golden oak color.
Posted by Teresa at 1:53 AM