Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

I want to wish all my followers out there  a very safe and Happy New Year.  Hope all your wishes come true in 2014.  I have much sewing to look forward to doing in the new year.

Thursday, December 26, 2013


These are finishes I could not show till after Christmas.  I made 25 of these ornaments to give away for Christmas.

This is a pincushion with a tape measure under the hat I crocheted.

This is a Hanging bag for holding necklaces or whatever you want to put in the pockets.

I also made 2 camo pillow cases that I can't find the picture for.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a safe and Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gym Bag

Here is the gym bag I just made for hubby.  His old one was a mess.  I had the fabric and zipper so all I needed was the strapping for the handles which go all the way under the bag.  It should last him a long time.

Monday, December 16, 2013


Here is the snowman I just finished yesterday.  He was from a panel I bought a long time ago.  He was a little hard to do but I think he came out good.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Small Bear Table Topper

I made this small table topper for my kitchen table this morning.  It is not fancy but very wintery.  Sorry they are a little blurry but for some reason pictures taken in my dining room are that way.  I guess it is all the light coming in the front windows.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Decorating

Inside and Outside decorating done.  Hubby did the outside this morning while it was still warm.  Cold weather is coming tonight.  We did the inside this afternoon.  I will get pictures of the outside soon but here is some of the inside.  My tree is 99% handmade.

I made this last year.

Fiber-Optic tree.

My bear Nativity that I have had for a long time.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wall Hanging

Here is a quick wall hanging I made from a printed panel.  Some of the images are printed upside down and I have no idea why.  I just quilted it  and hung it over our TV.

Monday, December 2, 2013

New Door Hanging

I just finished my new door hanging.  I stitched it a long time ago but just made it into a hanging.  I fits well on my front door.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Nativity and Fabric

Terry and Emily came up today to help us set up the Nativity our church puts out every year.  We have put it up for many years.  It is an annual event for us.  It was cold today but not windy or snowing.  We have set it up the day after Thanksgiving in some really nasty weather and a few nice weather times too.  This is the roof of the building Emily is holding.

Here Terry and Emily are waiting for hubby to get things ready.

Hubby fixing Baby Jesus in his bed.

Terry is shaking out the straw for the manger.

Putting things in place.

The workers after it was finished.

Terry also helped me pick out the fabric for her next sew along which will start in Jan.  She was also nice enough to cut all my squares for me.  I pressed the fabric and she cut it.  Now when Jan. comes I will be ready.  She has such good color sense and I love what she picked out.  Thanks again so much Terry.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish my family and all those who follow my blog a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Flowers and Santa

Here are my White and my yellow Christmas Cactus.

Here is the Santa I made from a panel and it is for Terry.  I have mine yet to make.  I bought them many years ago but never got them made.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Getting Things Done

Sorry no pictures today.  I finished my Christmas sewing yesterday and today I made out my Christmas cards.  They are ready to mail or add to the gift bags that will hold my Friendship breads and hand made ornament.  I just need to wrap or bag the gifts and buy any fresh foods that we will give.  Glad I am ahead of the game.  Now I will not have to rush before Christmas and I can enjoy the season.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Our First Snow

Here are 2 pictures of our first snow of the season.  We only got about an inch and it probably will not last long if the sun comes out today.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day

Thank a Veteran today.  Wishing you all a safe and happy Veteran's Day.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Wall Hanging

I did this wall hanging for a friend.  I am sure she will like it.  Glad to have it finished.  Only one more sewing project for Christmas and I will be done with Christmas gifts.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


This is our sunrise this morning.  Picture one is straight across the street and picture two is looking just to the right of it.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

This and That

These are Callie's spring kittens.  They are almost fully grown.  They were trying to get a drink from the frozen water in the birdbath.  All the neighborhood cats drink from it.

Red Maple tree out back.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Trees and Kittens

These are the trees in front of the Rec. Center.  I started walking again Fri. after a long time of doing nothing in the way of exercise.

New neighbors.  Callie who drinks in my bird bath has 2 new kittens and they are under the new barn. 

 Callie is sitting watching them.  It is hard to see her in the fallen leaves.  They are so cute.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Want to wish everyone a very safe and Happy Halloween.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Green Peppers

We were given green peppers from several people but at least 1/2 came from our son and daughter-in-law.  Thanks Eric and Terri.  We chopped them all today and bagged them by the 1/4 C. in the fold over sandwich bags and then put them in a large zip bag.  We got 30 small bags so we can take out 1 or 2 and they will not be frozen together in a large lump.  I think this will work well for us.  I do this with chicken breasts too so we can take out just what we need at a time.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Christmas Wall Hanging

Sorry for a second post today but I finished this Christmas Wall Hanging I had stitched a long time ago.

A Finish

This is a project I have been trying to get finished for a long time but it just seemed to get pushed aside.  It is a cover on a 3 ring notebook/binder.  It came out pretty good.  I have had the stitching done forever but had not decided what to do with it till lately. I found the cat fabric at a yard sale and it worked great with this stitching.  It is a purple print on the back and inside flaps.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fall Sky and Mum

Today is cold and was rainy to start with since this morning we have had a few snow flakes and sleet.  You know I love sky pictures so here are a few and a little of the color on our trees.

Some of the prettier trees.

These are the clouds that gave us the heavy sleet for about 5 minutes.

This is a Mum my brother-in-law and sister-in-law gave us when they were here a few weeks ago.  It was only in full bud when they gave it to us.  Now it is coming into full bloom.  We brought it into the porch tonight because we are expecting a FREEZE tonight.  I am not ready for this cold weather.