Saturday, December 21, 2013

Our Goody Trays

I think we did about 14 or 15 this year.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I met an online friend

Guess who it is!
 Nancy from Canada!  Her daughter is in the red with us. Her husband was there too.  Such a pleasant family.  So nice and easy to talk with.
Was so fun!!!  Could of talked longer but, you know time gets away and always so much to do when traveling to see so many and on a day off close to the holidays!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Here are 14 scarfs.  Have already given out about 17 in gifts.  My aunt brought 7 of these.  I love making them.

Monday, November 25, 2013

More shower

3D pictures taken on the 20th.  The tables and floor were loaded with gifts but I didn't get a picture of it all before hand.  I was trying to keep up with the food and talk with everyone.

More shower pictures----gifts in the nursery

Pictures from my daughters baby shower on 11-23-13

I made the round quilt. (I tried)  I found it on Jaybirds blog.  She had used the Dr. Seuss and at first we were doing a Dr, Seuss shower so I wanted to use it.  Changed the decorating ideal but had already purchased the fabric. It was the only gift that she probably didn't have and ideal about.  Had to hide it several times we she was coming over. That is her best friend that was sitting with writing gifts down.  Her little girl is in the next to last picture.  She was a year old on June 25th.  She was born 8 weeks early and in the hospital for a month.  Doing so good now. The water beads in the jars were used in center pieces at their wedding in May 2011.  Have about 2 5 gallons full.  Kept sealed they last I guess.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Newest Great Nephew

My precious baby boy is 6 weeks today 󾌧
He was born on September 27th.  He lives in Texas.  I will get to meet Mason on November 21st.  I made the puzzle fleece blanket about 3 yrs ago for his brother Carson.

A couple for me

I love making these.  Think I have did 26.  Have made for swaps, and doing some for Christmas gifts.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Add a border

My daughters nursery.  Walls painted in turquoise, the bedding has hot pink and gray in it so we added a gray border to the curtains.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Found the yarn!

2 or 3 weeks ago when I was at Dollar Tree I saw a lady in an orange shirt with a scarf from this yarn.  I told her I liked the scarf and then I went on a search for the yarn.  It is in the Sundance collection.  They have one with the yellow in it also along with several other beautiful colors.  It came in the mail Friday and last night I did the scarf.  Made it 3 times before I got the length I wanted.  Normally I put 9 stitches on the crochet hook but with this one I only put 6 and it is the length I want.  I even brought the orange shirt before I found the yarn.

Monday, October 21, 2013

My pumpkin

At work we are having a pumpkin contest.  The other two people have done a GREAT job with Minnie Mouse and Bert/Ernie. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Belated Birthday gift

My nephew was 7 on September 13th and for his sisters 7th b'day I did the tied fleece blankets in whatever they were interested in.  For Jackson I looked all over at stores and on line for these 2 fleeces.  I finally ended up buying 2 throws and then having to cut side binding off one and the end off the other and even them up and made it like that.  Money wise about the same as the girls but his is alittle smaller.  He will get it Monday I guess.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Laundry Redo

This is the flooring that I picked out.  Between this and a gray slate looking that the husband kinda liked but I got this.  We have to do the trim yet, and paint the trim around doors and that room will be redone.  One off the list and LOTS more on it. (that is a piece of paper on it I see)

Sunday afternoon

My son and husband decided to transplant the strawberries that we put out this past spring.  They had several runners already.  The walnuts are falling.  You would out there and just hear them fall once in awhile.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

One of the fur babies

The outside cat has had 3 kittens all black/white.  The last couple of days my husband goes out and checks on them in the garage and this one is always out of the big box and in the little box that is out there.  I guess it wants its own space.  They are at the cute climbing out stage.  Thankfully I have a coworker who will take these 3.

Laundry Room

I am finally getting the laundry room repainted.  Will also get new flooring, a new soaking sink and redo the cabinet for it.  I still like the wall paper border so keeping it.  Hope the painting gets done today.  They put the primer in the paint and you would think 1 coat to go over white but wrong. The wash board is actually my grandmas that she used and on it is aprons for nails that were from the lumber yard my grandpa owned.  In the one picture you can see a white bench and my grandpa made that back in the 30's.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

15 oz can pumpkin
12 oz. can evaporated milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup biscuit baking mix
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons butter melted
2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (if you add 3 1/2 to 4 tsp. it is even better)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Garnish: whipped topping and can sprinkle some nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice on top

In a bowl, mix together all ingredients except the topping.  Transfer to a slow cooker that has been sprayed with a non stick vegetable spray.  Cover and cook on low setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.  Pudding will start to pull away from sides of slow cooker; test for doneness with a toothpick inserted in center.  Serve warm.  Makes 4-6 servings.

I got this from an online friend several years ago.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

123 Cake

I am sure I saw this on pinterest unless it was on a blog.  It is the cake that uses an angel food cake mix (the one step one) and ANY other box of cake mix.  You mix the 2 mixes together and then you use 3 tablespoons of the cake mix and 2 tablespoons of water and you put it into the microwave for 60 seconds. (45-60 the recipe says) I have did 60 on the 6 I have did. 
The one made in the custard dish actually fits the cupcake liners we purchased for my daughters baby shower.  This mix is with a yellow cake mix.  The round one is made in the soup bowls I found at Aldis for $3.99 (Dollar General has some very much like it for $3 I saw after the purchasing of some).  I brought the soup bowls thinking that for Christmas I will make up some mixes in various varieties and give to my great aunt and mom etc..  Just enough for 1 helping--could frost or serve with fruit or plain.  Got a chocolate and a strawberry mix when in town today to try.