Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Journals for the Quilt Show

 I just finished these journals 
that I will be selling at my little hometown Quilt Show coming up on Saturday!

The above journal is one of my favorites
because it reminds me of my sweet Grandmothers.
The lace is from a couple of old pillow shams.







After the Quilt Show I will be making more 
journals to add to my Etsy shop!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Got Me Some New Rain*Garden Shoes

Yesterday I was at our local Tractor & Feed Store and
found these adorable rain*garden shoes!
I paid $19.99 for them.

I will use them for gardening, caring for the chickens 
and even running errands in them.

Today I went to the movies with my friend Bonnie
and wore them! 
They are so comfortable and CUTE!
I love that they are made in the USA since the 1940's!
I had to show you the bottom of them. LOVE!
Very well made.
Can't go wrong with red & paisley
I love the ones I bought and …
below will be my next pair! 

You can find lots of styles on Amazon.

 Wishing you a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

30 Year Old Mixer Make~Over

 I have had this wonderful KitchenAid mixer for 30 years!

The motor has never burnt out and still mixes like new.
I love all the new colors and picked out my favorite,
but just making do with what I have!
So I thought a little mixer make~over would do the trick for now!
 Sweet blogger friend Kathy from 
Kathy's Cottage 
has a Etsy shop that sales kitchen mixer decals!
They are so cute and she has so many different styles!
 Since I have cream & white in my kitchen,
thought this choice would be perfect.
 Easy to apply and fun to do.
Love the little blue polka~dots too!
 I hear my mixer saying …  
"it's time to make some cookies!"
ORIGINAL NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® 
CHOCOLATE CHIP PAN COOKIE

Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • INSTRUCTIONS
  • PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Spread into prepared pan. BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. YUMMY!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Go Talk to the Chickens

 Recently I wrote on my kitchen chalkboard
"Go talk to the chickens" 
to remind myself to get outside more and
do something I love which is 
talk & tend to my chickens! 

The funny thing is
my husband thought I wrote it for him and 
thought I was being a little sarcastic! lol.
Never, never!

*I made this chalkboard out of a clipboard I already had. 
I painted on 2 coats of chalkboard paint.

I gave them to my daughters as gifts last Christmas.
They love them!
No, 
this isn't us but could be in a few!
 PINTEREST
Amazing pictures of chicken lovers.
Have a good day and remember … 
keep calm and go talk to the chickens!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Pincushion Madness

I am mad about pincushions! 

I am getting ready for an up~coming marketplace/quilt show
and adding wares to my ETSY shop.
 I never tire making these sweet 
Yo Yo Pincushions.

I love to mix & match fabrics.
The underside is just as pretty!
3 different size fabric yo yo's to be exact!
Roses & Gingham are a good thing, don't you think?

I always add a vintage button from my 
personal collection to top them off!



What will you be creating today?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Crocheted Egg Basket For Gathering

 I have a few ways I gather my eggs each morning 
but this is my favorite.
 I have had this sweet crocheted basket for years and
keep it hung in the coop along with a wood basket & a wire basket.
 Gathering eggs couldn't be any sweeter with these cheerful pansies! 
 I thank my hens everyday for their 
labor of love.
Wishing you a wonderful week
 leading up to a beautiful Easter Day!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Multitasking

 The last couple days I have been multitasking!
Do you ever have days like that …
maybe most days?
 Dishcloths for a shower, pincushions, potholders & mug~rugs 
for the shop HERE.

And lots of water to keep dehydrated! 
Like my mug~rug?


I use one everyday in my craft room to keep any spills or 

condensation under control. 

Table stays dry and no watermarks on the table! 
 Keeping busy is a good thing!
Look how cute this mug~rug is!

I have this one in my shop HERE
It sales out often, so I keep adding it back.
I love the fabric!
Have a wonderful day and …