Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Years

It is only a short time till some of my blogging friends and other people I know will be bringing in the new year, so I am wishing you all a Happy New Year now. May 2010 bring all you wish for. I am hoping it will be a lot better than 2009 was.

PIF Filled

Thank you ladies I have now gotten my players in the PIF.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I only have one person so far for my PIF. I still need 2 more. You will get a nice gift handmade by me.

Monday, December 28, 2009


I signed up for a PIF on Terry's blog awhile ago. I have never done one before but it sounds easy. I need 3 people to do this. The first 3 to make a comment on this post will be in.
It's all very simple really. In the next year. I will make something handmade for each person that signs up for my PIF. Then each of those people will post the PIF on their blog and in turn will send something handmade to three people who sign up on there blog and so on.So who would like to receive a lovely handmade gift from me? Just leave a comment on this post and make sure you have your email showing on blogger and I'll be in touch soon! Thanks!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Gift Received

This is the gift I gave to Terry. It is a notebook with clear sleeves she can use to hold her patterns she saves. I did the stitching last winter and did not know what I was going to use it for till a couple of months ago.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Gifts Received

This is the quilt I showed you a sneak peak of awhile back. Addison and her mom loved it.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

I just want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your families and friends in this Holiday Season.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Is All Finished

I have all my Christmas gifts finished and wrapped. My baking has been in the freezer since Oct. and the house is decorated. I can now enjoy the last week delivering my breads and gifts to friends and neighbors. I do have to take the breads out of the freezer and pack the gift bags with 3 small loaves each. I give 3 different flavors to each of about 25 people. Giving is the part I really enjoy along with making the gifts and breads.

This is an old ornament I made many years ago. It is a German Folded Star. It is made of long paper strips and then dipped in melted wax and glittered. They last forever. I hope you are all getting close to being finished with Christmas things so you can enjoy the Christmas Season.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Beautiful Evening Clouds

This evening coming home from friends this was the sky headed south toward home. To the right in these pictures in the clouds was a small section of a rainbow. But seeing that these were taken from a moving van the camera did not catch the color out the side window. It was really a strange sight because there was no rain any where around.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Terry's First Quilt Delivered

Today was delivery day for Terry's first quilt. Laurie ask if I would deliver it in person and I said yes. Hubby and I and Sandy delivered it this afternoon. This is picture heavy.

Emily took my camera and took the rest of the pictures.

She was very surprised and really loves it. It is a beautiful quilt with lots of love stitched into it.

Friday, December 11, 2009

December Mini Wall Hanging

This is my December Mimi Wall Hanging from Ellie's Free BOM. This is the last block for the year. I will miss her designs.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ornaments I Have Made Over The Years

I have had some comments about my handmade ornaments, so I thought I would show a few. These are ornaments I have made to pass out to friends and family over the years. This one is a purchased ball that I just added lace, ribbon bows and silk flowers too.

This is a felt snowman that I blanket stitched around and added fabric scarf, buttons and a wreath too.

This is a purchased crocheted heart that was already starched that I just added ribbon and a silk flower to.

This was a paper flower pot painted white and turned upside down with a fleece hat and fabric bow.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Morning Rainbow

My hubby called home this morning from the garage he visits and said look out back at the rainbow. I looked and these are the pictures I got. The temps were in the low 50's (F) and we had rain and sunshine off and on all morning. Then this afternoon we went out and the weather had changed completely. We had heavy wind and snow, white outs at times. I guess that is Ohio weather. It is very windy right now. We are expecting up to 50+ mile an hour winds tonight. I sure hope the power does not go off because it is now very cold out. I think it is in the 30's (F) right now.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Decorations Up

This is a lot of pictures of the Christmas things we put up today. This first one is my tree topper I made a couple of years ago. I could not find a country topper so I made one. I have sold many of these to friends. The bear also sits so I leave her out all year round.

These are some of the ornaments I have made over the years, or someone made for me. I do not think there is a store bought ornament on my tree. The lace stars were made on a sewing machine by my cousin.

More of my handmade ornaments. The brown furry cat was made by my hubby's grandmother and sent to us on our first Christmas.

A few more of my ornaments and the garland was also crocheted by me many years ago. It is around a gold bead garland.

The next 2 pictures are of the ornaments sent to us by Hubby's grandmother the first Christmas too.

This is our new narrower tree. I love it because it takes up so much less space in my living room.

My fiber-optic tree on the clock.

The door way into my hall. These ornaments are all from my swap group a couple of years ago.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sneak Peak

This is a sneak peak at what I have been working on. I am sure glad it is finished now.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Giveaway Win.

This is the giveaway I won from Sandi. I love the colors and the note pad is great too. Thanks Sandi for having the giveaway.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

First Christmas

This is my granddaughter Katie and her family in their first Christmas photo with little Addison. Addison is about 4 1/2 months old in these photos.

Surprise package and I will take it.

Friday, November 27, 2009


This is what was falling at 6:30 AM this morning.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Computer Re-do

My son came over today and re-built my computer and installed Windows 7. He also changed a few other things to make it better. I now have to learn the system all over again. Right now I am going to walk away for a short while so my brain can get a short break.

I hope everyone had a great day.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish all my blogging friends here in the USA a Happy Thanksgiving Day tomorrow. Those friends who are not here I want to wish a great day too.

We have a lot to be thankful for this year. Please remember all our service men who are protecting our freedom to have this Thanksgiving Day.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

3 New Ornaments

I just made these 3 felt ornaments to have on hand for my swap group. I like the purple one the best because it has buttons on it and I love buttons.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas Tradition

This is a tradition we have done for well over 30 years in this spot. The Nativity belonged to the churchs in our town when it started but these are new people and they belong to our church now. Hubby has been helping put it up since 1972 when it went down town by our Library. It was then moved to this location. Because it got to crowded for it to be seen well. Hubby is the one bent over. Jim and Robert have helped us for the past several years.

Hubby and Robert adjusting the straw around Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. There is a light above Hubby's head that lights it all night long.

Finished set up of our Nativity. I do help carry some of the pieces and I take the pictures. I also advise on where things go and if it looks okay.