Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Stuffin' Muffins

Use up the left overs.

Takes 40 minutes Makes 4 servings

2 cups cooked stuffing
1 cup cooked green beans
1 cup chopped cooked turkey
1 cup mashed potatoes
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup turkey gravy, optional
Preheat oven to 425. Press stuffing onto bottom of eight greased muffin cups. Layer with beans and turkey.
In a small bowl, combine the mashed potatoes and shredded cheddar cheese; spoon over turkey.
Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 350. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until potatoes begin to brown.  Let stand 10 minutes. Run a knife around sides of muffin cups to remove muffins.

Found this in a Country magazine.
By: Pauline Porterfield


These were pictures taken at the DuQuoin Expo Hall Saturday night.  The grounds have a light display on them and then the hall has a Santa and activities for kids, a train, food and vendors.
The last picture my mom is holding Teigan in line for Santa and I asked her what she was going to tell Santa.  She told me she wasn't talking to him and she didn't.  Was standing but wouldn't look at him at all and hid around mom.

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Not exactly sure why the look on picture 1.  Maybe cuz I asked her to smile.  The second picture was taken first and she saw the camera and said smile picture.  She was helping to put the tree up.
Here is a recipe that some of my family enjoy yearly at Christmas time.  I have never tried them but several of them LOVE them.  I found it years ago in a Country Woman Christmas hardback and my husband has made them ever since.

Snappy Horseradish Dill Pickles
1 jar (32 oz) whole dill pickles (we buy spears usually now)
1/3 cup prepared horseradish
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup cider vinegar
Drain and discard juice from pickles.  Slice pickles into spears and return to jar.  Add the horseradish. In a saucepan bring the sugar, water and vinegar to a boil.  Remove from the heat and cool slightly.  Pour over pickles.  Cool completely.  Cover jar and shake.  Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
Yield: 1 quart

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The first 2 are rug mats I made for Christmas.  Teigan help ironing with her iron.  The vest I made for Teigans Halloween costume.  Sheriff Callie.  Grandpa and Teigan with a kite and then Teigan helping dig peanuts.
Can enlarge by hitting picture.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Miscellaneous and 2 quilt tops

Teigan gathering an egg right after the hen left the nest. With a baby chick that was hatched this past Fri./Sat.. Also her riding a horse today at a fall festival that we went to.  The 2 tops are for great nephews in Texas for Christmas.  Have one to do for a nephew here yet.  5 tops are done at a quitlers for the great nieces/nieces.  I will do the bindings.  Hope to pick them up this week and take 3 down.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Christmas 2016

This is a quilt top for one of my great nieces.  I will back it with a dark pink.  It has to be ironed and then pinned with the batting and all yet.  If you notice I messed up the purple corner blocks---should be on the green piece but.....I cut the green off and would have to block a piece of green in and then the purple so I think I am leaving it.  4 more of the jelly roll quilts to do and then 3 others for the boys.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Gifts from a Friend that I met thru the blogging world.....

Several years back we I started looking at blogs and started mine I met Cindy thru hers.  We have became friends and I received these 2 lovely items in the mail.  I LOVE the tote and it will be handy to take projects to work in so I work on them at lunch.  The sewing is outstanding on it....NICE big compartments in the middle and a huge zipper area.  LOVE IT!!!  She also did a very pretty notebook cover and it will go in my sewing room to list the projects I have made.

Teigans Furniture

Next summer HOPING (will see) to do Teigan a playhouse.  I picked up this 3 piece wicker set and kitchen table set at a little local store near me.  So I have the front room and kitchen. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Jell roll top

Making for Christmas for 2 nieces and 3 great nieces.  Hasn't been ironed yet.

Can click to make pictures bigger.


That kitten stayed with her in the swing and she took it a few times.  Needless to say I have 3 jars in the kitchen with flowers in them.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


The deer are growing.  Last week we thought the mommy deer got hit on the road, we saw the babies and there was a deer hit on road about 100 yards from our drive.  But she is okay. Picture taken from inside my front room and deer across the road.

Teigan watching me .

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Alittle Wildlife

The first 3 were taken on Thurs. the 14th but others were this a.m..  All out of my bay window in front room.  The deer and her twins have been coming out in the mornings across the road.  The babies went by the road today but momma went down the dirt road after awhile and then followed.

Sunday, July 10, 2016


Teigan of course in the first picture. 

This a.m. I saw this deer with her 2 babies come out across the road.  We had a small garden there but mowed it down and the grass is very tender coming up.

The rockers we purchased them both on the same day from our favorite little shop.  The metal one Teigan loves to sit on outside (when she sits). And the wooden is inside.  For Christmas I also got her an old hand made one that she has at her house.