Friday, September 19, 2014

First Time Crocheting Baby Blankets!

This is my very first time crocheting  
baby blankets!

I have crocheted dishcloths for years and
my sister Linda & friend Bonnie said I could use the same
pattern for a baby blanket! 
I bought a BIG crochet hook and some soft baby yarn and went to town!
I am addicted!
I made 2 in 2 days just in a few hours.
They are a great size for a lap quilt too,
so I have only just begun!
It's so fun when you try something new!
These already have names on them and more blankets/names to go!

Have a great day creating!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Grandma's Chickens!

Grandson Asher loves coming to Grandma's and visiting the chickens!
He loves them and they are relaxed around him.
They don't mind even being pet while laying!
Daisy had laid her egg and she let Asher retrieve the egg right under her!
Sweet Asher. 
Asher was able to take fresh eggs home with him for his mama to bake cookies!
Come back Asher real soon!
Grandma & the Chickens love you!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Easy Tube Pillowcase!

I have been wanting to make these 
Tube Pillowcases 
for some time now, and finally did it!

For years at Christmas I sew pillowcases for my grandchildren.
This year I have 14 to sew for!

I have always made the regular pillowcases 
but this year I wanted to add layers!

You will have to look at the video tutorial 
to see the miracle that happens when creating them!
You roll up the fabric a certain way, 
sew across the top, unfold the tube and there you have it! 
To finish it off you sew up the sides!
I love making them! 1 done, 13 to go!
My craftroom is buzzing!

Have a wonderful day now!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Chicken Treat Center!

I have in the corner of my family room a 
"chicken treat center"!

Early each morning as dawn is breaking you will
find me here gathering a morning treat for my sweet hens.

I made the chicken scratch myself!
Recipe below.
I bought the containers at a local antique shop.
This vendor takes vintage parts and makes wooden lids! 
So clever and I love them!
I keep the chicken scratch and first~aid supplies in them.
The table is a old farm "bin" table with big drawers underneath
that use to hold flour & sugar.
I have more chicken supplies in the drawers.
This is the healthy scratch I make:

I buy everything at WinCo except for the dried mealworms.
I buy a those at Kahoots, a feed store.

I take a clear vegetable bag and fill each 1/2 full of:

*wild bird seed
*raw black oil sunflower seeds
*raw shelled sunflower seeds, no salt
*couple big handfuls of oats
& large bag of dried mealworms.
They love it!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Hen & Ruffles!

I love shopping local at the little antique shops in town.
I have 3 favorites …


I always find wonderful treasures at each one!

This hen casserole dish is old but once I washed her up, she looks new.
I love her!
This milk~glass cake plate called my name the instant I saw it!
I love all the ruffles! 
They look hand done because each ruffle is different.
Both perfect on this large silver tray in the center of my kitchen island.

Do you have little favorite shops you love to go to often?

Wishing you a wonderful day and thanks bunches for visiting!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Little Chef Stove & Myrtle!

Recently I bought this darling
 vintage children's stove that 
I keep on my kitchen counter.

Added my little timer to the top of it!
Humm, looks like Myrtle!
 What a face!
Have a happy & bright day!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Baby Shower for 14th Grandchild!

This past weekend we had a BOY BABY SHOWER in our home
for my sweet daughter~in~law Stephanie!

This baby is the 4th for Nathan & Stephanie

and our 14th Grandchild!
These are a few pictures of this and that!
We had to make the punch we used for daughter Heidi's shower 3 years ago.
It's always a hit!
HERE are the recipes for the


that we served.
Aren't the duckies adorable!
Front porch.
Daughter Heidi made this darling diaper wreath
that is made with the colors of the nursery.
Daughter Shelli made these yummy cupcakes!
We couldn't eat just one!
This is sweet Stephanie.
She is holding what I called a "jelly roll"
of more then a dozen burp cloths made by her Mother Eris.
They are all different and beautifully made!
The bundle was HUGE!
Stephanie's sister Stacie (a twin!) made this onesie and many more.
We are now waiting for this sweet baby boy coming in about 3 weeks!

Can't wait!
Sweet baby Jackson is here!
We are on cloud 9 with this boy!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Gathering Eggs!

Daisy is always there to greet and welcome me in!
I love gathering the eggs each morning
or sometimes early afternoon.
Myrtle diffidently laid her egg here. 
She is the only one who leaves her "calling card" (feather)!
She is the mother of all the hens.
Sometimes a bit toooo bossy!!!
With 5 newly laying hens,
the eggs add up mighty fast!
Their eggs vary in size since they just started laying 2 1/2 weeks ago.

Strong shells and bright yellow/orange yolks!
Lots of grass!
Beautiful Kate below.

Emily & Nellie were camera shy today.
So sweet and how grateful I am for my girls.
There is Sunshine in my soul today!
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