“Angel of Light”
I adore this little picture I found at the antique mall for $8. (Yes, I go there a lot. I love it.) I wish I could find more of them. That picture is painted (or printed or etched) on glass. If I put my hand behind it, you could see it. This picture is by artist Lena Liu (I only know that because her signature is in the corner). You can see more of her pictures HERE. I have not found any others on glass like the one above, but I would love to!
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a sheet cake pan. Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each one. Add cake mix alternately with the water. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18 minutes or until cake tests done. Frost while warm but not hot.
To Make Chocolate Frosting: Combine 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) or margarine, 2 Tbsp cocoa, and 1/3 cup heavy cream in a sauce pan over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat and beat in 1 lb of powdered sugar. Add more cream if it’s too thick. Apply to warm cake. (You may want to double this frosting recipe if you like a lot of frosting. This made a very thin layer, but I thought it was plenty for such a thin cake.)
I saw what I thought was a very cool idea on Casey’s Blog yesterday. Save all your bits of yarn tails in a glass jar or bowl. They’re pretty to look at. And in the spring, throw them out in the yard for the birds to use to make their nests! Wouldn’t it be cool to see a nest with some of your yarn bits in it? I’m curious how long it will take me to fill up this Ball jar. I’d love to see all of your yarn bits in a jar. Will you join me? Thanks for the cool idea Casey!
More info on the project I’m working on later!
Love you! Bye.