Thursday, April 30, 2009
the amazing results of their efforts and the efforts of all the good hearts and hands of the ladies
and families in the Billings area. A BIG thank you to all who made this such a success.
Children's hygiene kits: 124 Clothing protectors: 135
Women's hygine kits: 215 Baby layettes: 229
Men's hygiene kits: 246 Friendship bags: 234 (food items and a toy)
School kits: 145
Tied quilts: 300 Teen bags: 81
Fleece blankets: 200 Hats, knitted 150 (some for cancer patients)
Hooded towels: 165
Monday, April 27, 2009
The Griffin Family - willing helpers!
Show me how, Please!
Crocheted and knitted Hats
Some, not all (!) of baby quilts. Wow.....
Two unique baby hats and two wonderful sisters.
Friendship sacks packed with food and a toy.
Sister Savage busy with the quilting.
The Organizers. Amazing Team Effort.
Marlene at United Blood Services Registration
Just beginning tying this quilt--soon to be done!
Kim Lyon -always busy-always happy.
Sister Chris Jones(Stake RS President) and Bonnie Hendricks
who chaired the Blood Drive for Hearts and Hands
Lots of Work --- Lots of Fun.
One of the Welcome Teams.
Everyone put their talents to work. (Roxy Hokanson)
Blood Drive Registration
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
"...here are two simple tests that will indicate if your soil is too acidic or alkaline:
Add a few drops of vinegar to a tablespoon of dry garden soil. If it fizzes, your soil's pH is greater than 7.5.
Add a pinch of baking soda to a tablespoon of moist soil. If it fizzes, your soil's pH is less than 5.0." The whole article can be seen here: http://www.garden.org/calculators/?q=form&type=sulfur
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Part of provident living is making good use of what you have and not letting things go to waste. But sometimes you have a whole lot of something (like when the garden’s in full swing) and you don’t know what to do with it all, or you’re tired of fixing it the same old way. One resource on the internet that is just perfect for giving you a lot of options is:
You can search for a recipe, or you can search for an ingredient – like “zucchini” (allrecipes.com has 787 recipes with zucchini as an ingredient). This might help you come up with new ways to use a bumper crop.
The recipes on this site are rated and reviewed by those who try them. When you find a group of recipes that you like, say for “zucchini bread”, you can sort them by rating and see that the recipe “Mom’s Zucchini Bread” pops to the top and is rated as 5 stars with 1,250 reviews. With a rating like that, you know it’s likely to be a great recipe.
You can create your own file and save the recipes on the site that you’d like to try, avoiding the hassle of having to search for a recipe again later.
You can also post your own recipes and get feedback from others.
So here’s hoping our gardens are bountiful, our waste is minimal, and our end results are tasty!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Laurie Jarvis, Trudy Carey, Patsy Garrett
Sisters visiting with each other
Terrianne Webster and Lindsey Meecham
Mandy Call with her baby girl.
Elizabeth Burke, Aprell Nottingham, Carol Angel, Chelsie Gertsch, Ashley Russell
Kim LeFever and Siri Smith.
Our activity was a lot of visiting and getting to know each other. We had lasagna, salad, garlic bread and cake. Jana Smith shared a message about how life is a series of tests and passing involves, learning, growing, and loving along the way. We had an excellent turn out. I believe Skyview ward to have some of the most unique and talented not to mention the most beautiful sisters to be found in any one spot churchwide. What a blessing to be a ward. Brenda Snizek
Thank you Skyview, for sharing your enrichment activity with us! It looks like you had a lot of fun.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
"Planting a garden, even a small one, allows for a greater degree of self-reliance. With the right information and a little practice, individuals and entire families can enjoy the many benefits of planting and tending a garden." -Provident Living Website
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sisterhood in a Bag
There just isn't anyone like you.
That likes to do the things you do.
But you never know, you just can't tell,
If you just don't know the sisters that well.
Tell us what ou do for fun...
Do you paint, ski, sew, or run?
Where do you owrk, have you got any pets?
Do you like reading books or surfing the net?
So, fill this bag with things about you.
Come share yourself for a minute or two.
And maybe before the evening ends.
Not only sisters we'll be but better friends.
Please bring up to three items to share.
Items don't have to fit in this bag.
Colstrip Relief Society
Saturday, April 11, 2009
It smelled so good, we couldn't let it cool before slicing into it:
The bread is moist, very, very tasty, and super quick and simple to make.
You can buy gluten in many sizes, including No. 10 cans, and after a little research on the Internet, I discovered that rapid or quick rise yeast, available at the grocery store, is the same as the instant yeast called for in the recipe. -Chris Jones