Saturday, December 2, 2017

Wedding Announcement

This is the stitched wedding announcement I made for our oldest grand daughter Kate and her new husband Todd.  She had no idea what it would look like but did know I was making her something.  She just loved it and so did he.

Thursday, November 30, 2017


These are the gifts I won in the drawing for OPAM.  Peg drew my name.  I have been with this group since it started.  Thanks again Peg.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Cactus, Sky and Doll Blankets

Here are my Christmas Cactus that are blooming now.

Morning sky last week.

Nov. Doll Blankets for the Giving Doll.  Not as many as I would like but having the shingles for the 4th time in 23 years slowed me down.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all my family and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Have a safe day if you are traveling.

Sorry I have not posted lately but this case of Shingles has had me feeling pretty bad.  Getting slightly better but still a lot of pain.

Monday, October 30, 2017

White Violet and Doll Blankets

First I want to tell everyone I am under the weather with Shingles.  This is my 4th time and they are no fun.  Rash is not to bad but the nerve pain is horrible.  It is hard to even get dressed sometimes.  Hope no one out there ever gets them.   So not much done this month.

This is my White Violet in bloom right now.

The 6 Doll Blankets for the Giving Doll this month.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Christmas Cactus and Skies

Here is my crazy Christmas Cactus.  But mine start blooming around Halloween and continue till spring off and on.

Fri. morning sunrise.

Ava is growing up so fast.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Charm Ohio B/B, Sky, Cat, Christmas Cactus and Breads

We spent a night in at Charm Countryview Inn for an early anniversary present. 

This was the sky early the other morning.  It changed to no color in a matter of minutes.

This is the neighbor's outside cat Therman sleeping in our old trailer in the dead branches.

My crazy Christmas Cactus in starting to bloom and it is not even Halloween yet.

Last of my Christmas bread baking.  I did 45 small loaves and 16 large ones.  They are all wrapped and in the freezer ready for Christmas gifts.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Giving Doll

You know I make quilts and blankets for the Giving Doll here locally here is a interview she did on a Sewing with Nancy program.  Just forward through the first part to see it.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Trumpet Vine and Doll Blankets

Our Trumpet Vine has bloomed for the longest time this year.  It normally is done long before now.

This months doll blankets for the Giving Doll.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Breads, Crafts and Sky

Here are the Christmas breads I baked today.  Pineapple, Banana, Orange and Orange Cranberry which is a new flavor and I am testing it out on Dale.

2 pouches for the Church Bazaar in Nov.

2 Zipper Flowers Pins also for the Bazaar.

Beautiful sky the other morning very early.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

That Time Of Year

It is that time of year again.  Bananas for $.19 a pound for my Christmas Bread.

I use the Amish Friendship Bread starter which you bake every 10 days.  This is the first round.  All Banana today.  Other flavors to come.  House smelled great today.

All my Christmas Bread will be baked and frozen in the freezer before Halloween.  One less thing to worry about during the Holidays.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Giving Doll

I know you all know I have been making doll quilts or blankets for a while now for the Giving Doll.  Well they just sent off 100 Dolls which also include a tote bag and doll quilt or doll blanket to Texas.
I feel so good to be a part of this group.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Doll Blankets

Here are my 6 doll blankets for this month for the Giving Doll.  Glad I got them done because hubby has passed his bug onto me.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Good Book And Zipper Heart

I have started watching their show lately so this book filled me in on how it all started.  Way back to their first date.  Sorry the picture is blurry.

This is the zipper heart pin I made today.  Zipper teeth hand sewn to a felt base.  I love the contrast in this one.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

More Playing Today

Here is the zipper playing I did today.  This is 1/2 a zipper worked just once around and a button in the middle.  I put a magnet on the back of this one.

This one is made on a heart shaped piece of felt with just the teeth of the zipper. The zipper teeth are hand sewn to the felt. I then took the 2nd. heart and sewed a pin back to it.  I then glued the 2 hearts together.  I like this look a lot.

I am having fun playing with things I can donate to the church bazaar in Nov.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Playing With New Ideas

Here is a cross magnet I made from 4 spoon handles, a flower button and a magnet.  I used the E6000 glue after trying several other glues that did not work.  It is not blue that is just my crazy camera.

Another kind of zipper flower.  I put a magnet on this one.

A different zipper flower that lays flat and I added a magnet to this one too.  It is really white with a teal button in the center.

I love trying new projects and will be trying other zipper things in the near future.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Zipper Flower Magnet and 2 Pouches

Here is my latest zipper flower.  it only takes 1/2 a long zipper and is flatter.  I put a pretty button in the center and a magnet on the back.  It is on my fridge now.

Here are 2 more pouches I made for the church bazaar in Nov.