Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Allens run in with a deer

DH's truck from hitting the deer last week.(He got the spike buck. Big buck got away with the doe and 3 others--like they always do!) The auto body came to pick it up today to start working on it.


Our outdoor kitty that everybody keeps bringing in!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

More of the sunset

Our view to across the road


Talent Show

Our town had a fall festival yesterday with a talent show. There were only 2 entries. The neighbor boy played the accordian (he is 7 and so good) and then my 2 nieces and nephew song to Mama Mia. Well, the 2 younger ones stood and smiled. The oldest did sing but ever so lightly. Was alittle shy after seeing all the people.
Normally they sing and dance so loud.

It is Jackson 2, Madison 6, and Kristen 4. Oh yeah, my sister in the background.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Daughters pumpkin carved today

DD and her boyfriend carved this pumpkin earlier today.


Some how my blog got messed up! I was changing templates, I thought as usual BUT my followers, labels and monthly post or at the bottom. How do I move it up?

THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Planets In Line

Yesterday (10-22) my daughter heard that the planets were in line and that you could stand a broom up right. It worked with paint brushes, eggs too. This is in our kitchen. She put it out on facebook and then friends and my sister were calling her all day and sending their pictures to her of their brooms and etc..

Kitchen floor got mopped after picture. Has been muddy here and can't keep up with all the mud from the guys shoes.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A giveaway of fat quarters

From a friends blog (A home with a smile), I ran across this giveaway of fat quarters. The material is very pretty.

Please, check out the blog below and read about the giveaway at

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I purchased a yard of this material this a.m.. I think I will make a curtain for the craft room. The forest green one goes but this will lighten it up. Sounds like a good reason to buy more fabric!!!! I love to buy fabric. Alot harder tho now that Wal-Mart doesn't sell it.

Can enlarge pictures to read it.

Thomas Ornaments

I made these 2 for my 3 yr old nephew who loves Thomas. I had these wooden ornaments for awhile and had material left over from a pillow I made him so cut them out and decoupaged them on. Now hope I can keep digging and come up with 2 more so can paint one pink and light blue for Sleeping Beauty and Cindrella for his sisters. I believe I can come up with some material of them too. Gotta love material stashes!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Angel Dust

I am in a swap and this is one item of it. Should of started working on the other items that were more time consuming but will this week-end. I saw this in a magazine years ago.

I evened out the 2 that you could see my pencil marks on!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

More Christmas Gifts Done

Potholders from scraps. Had a pattern I made from cardboard. Got alittle out of line marking around it so some aren't all same size. :( I have a 2 1/2" plastic template now. So next time they will be uniform!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

First Quilting Class Project

We had to make a 12" square with making the 4 3" squares. Mine made it! It was kinda cool to cut the strips and then make the blocks. Not as hard as it looks.

Next week is a 9 patch block. 2 9 patch and 2 solids. I might use this same material those 2.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Latest activity

This is in my craft room and I am now sewing these blocks together for potholders. Have another section of squares to choose from on the right hand side of the machine.
Got the ideal from Rhonda. (A Home With a Smile) Will be some more Christmas gifts done.


This is my daughters cat. She has to help me when I am at the computer.

If you are a Gooseberry Fan

Gooseberry is now on Facebook and they have a blog (see my sidebar). At different times they are giving stuff away or having special 1 day sales so you have to check it. I am usually late so have been trying to check regularly. Getting a free booklet for posting a picture. If over the week-end you posted a video you got the new Farmhouse one free. I just ordered it with the sale. Was to be a picture or video with your favorite GB item or items that you have brought.

Ornaments From a Swap

My friend Jill holds an ornament swap annually, and these are the ones I received from her swap. I do love ornament swaps. I met Jill thru swaps maybe like 6-8 years ago. It has been awhile.

Can click to enlarge pictures.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

My front room

My daughter left for a wedding and left my front room like this! I am in craft room getting ready to sew some potholders (I think)so it isn't brothering me yet. I really don't care, I love it that she has an interest in sewing!

Love this tree

This tree is on our land across the road and for some reason I just love it!
Look at the front room window and it is there.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Needing Suggestions---Framing Quilt Pieces

I have a couple of quilts that my grandma had made. When they passed away about 4 years ago I found them in a trunk outside in a shed. They had been folded for years and looked bad so I said I would take them home and wash them and see what happens. Pieces fell off and I hung them out on the line to dry and blow the excess lose pieces off. I have some big pieces in good shape and was going to frame them in 8x10and 12X14 for gifts for Christmas. Can I just use foam board and glass? I thought of stuffed heart ornaments with pieces too.

Any ideals would be appreciated, greatly. I thought if I framed them and used a nice molding and painted it old looking that it would look nice.

Quick & Easy Pumpkin Spread

Haven't tried this yet but sounds very good.

8 ounces cream cheese softened
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup sugar (or splenda)
3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Mix all together with an electric mixer, till smooth. Chill. Store in the fridge.
Great on bagles, raisin bread and other quick breads.

A Give Away

Julie is having a give away for her 1000th post.

Check it out at