Sunday, March 29, 2009


This cookbook is proving to be a lot of work. I decided now that I want to put some early pictures in it too, where space permits. This picture of Fawn with her birthday cake, is in the kitchen, but her receipes don't allow for large pictures. The kitchen part had to go into the trash. The main idea was to have a receipe in the person's handwriting and a picture in the kitchen at any age.
She she loved Halloween, I thought I would add a touch of it on her page. Heidi likes to say that Fawn is staying forever young.
George has only been with us for about 14 years, so his early picture is with Mitchell when he was smaller. His only kitchen receipe is Macaroni salad, everyone loves it. We were on a trip on his birthday one time and they gave him this banana split. I did get a couple bites.
I have one other person almost complete and all of the pages are ready for pictures and receipes now.

Yesterday, a package came and it was from Barbara from our online stitching group. She made this beautiful pillow with a really nice verse. It has heart buttons and is oh so cute. She sent two DMC threads also. Thank you so much Barbara, I love your gift. The card is also cute.


Susan in SC said...

What a wonderful cookbook you are making. I would like to do that with my mom's recipes but I tear up every time I look at her writing. Maybe in another year I can make a scrapbook for me and one for my brother. Thanks for sharing your pages with us.

Tam said...

Hi Nancy!
The scrapbook pages are looking great! and another wonderful Birthday gift...lucky you!
Thank you for your kind comment about the sheep quilt, it was SO much fun to make :D

Linda said...

Hi Nancy...the cookbook is coming along, these latest pages are great! Your birthday goodies are very nice...that is the prettiest pillow.
Love the barbie outfits they are sure cute..Zoe will have fun with them.

Heidi said...

Hey...there's my sissy! How fun to see her handwriting. We cannot make George's macaroni salad! He has to make it. :-)

That was so nice of Barbara to make you that cute little pillow. She is such a sweetheart!

Love and hugs ~

onlymehere said...

This cookbook is indeed a treasure. I hope you can make copies for your kids for Christmas! What a fun surprise gift too!

Sonja said...

What a beautiful cookbook you are making. I love the personal touch of the handwritten recipes. And so special that you had the recipes from Fawn. I respect the way you talk about her, so warm and loving!

I saw on your previous blog entry that spring in Ohio is getting started little by little. I hope the temperature will soon rise a bit.

Carolien said...

Your cookbook is so unique, Nancy ... lovely!

Hugs, Carolien

Sweetie said...

Hi Nancy, Your cook book is really coming along. It's wonderful that you have handwritten recipes. Your birthday goodies are lovely - and thoughtful. I was under the weather for a few days and am working at the office tomorrow. I've been thinking about you a lot.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Nancy...I love the pages, they look really sweet.....I am so behind on mine. I like your gifts too!


Brigitte said...

Nancy, your cookbook pages are so very special. You are such a creative person.
Enjoy your wonderful birthday gift from Barbara.