Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Sales

This year I took advantage of the Easter Sales.
Up first, homemade strawberry jelly.
Then I decided it was time to try my hand at canning some ham.
Wow, it was so amazingly good!
We have been eating biscuits with jelly for breakfast 
and ham sandwiches for lunch :o)

Friday, March 21, 2014

To Sew and Sew and Sew

I've been doing a lot of sewing lately. 
Some stressful.
Some personal.
Some commissioned.
My most recent project consisted of pastel fabrics in pink;
And blue;
As well as green and yellow.
All this lovely fabric was turned into napkins; 72 napkins to be exact. 
They were made for an upcoming banquet Elizabeth's Bible Study class will soon be having.
Pink was the most requested color by the girls.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Completed Canopy Bed

I am so excited to finally have Elizabeth's canopy bed finished. What a job it turned out to be; way harder than I expected but well worth my time.
 I used sheer curtain panels for the canopy sides. 
Along the top edge I made a ruffle from lace fabric.
The same lace fabric was used for the tiebacks as well.
 I used satin fabric for the top of the canopy which blocks the light very well.
Elizabeth closed the sides last night so it would feel like sleeping in a tent. The bad part? When I tried to wake her up this morning she didn't want to leave her bed :o)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Glass Jars

I have an addiction to glass jars. Oh how I love them!
 These gallon size jars were purchased at an estate sale for 25-cents each.
What a plus to have the labels still attached.
I love using jars this size for my wheat. 
Each time I see them sitting on the counter it makes me want to bake bread.

Monday, February 24, 2014


 My family loves grapefruit. So when a local store offered these over-sized wonderful tasting grapefruit, on sale 4/1.00, I decided it was time to try my hand a canning some.
It was so easy. 
Don't you just love the color?
Sure hope the grapefruit taste as good as it looks.

Friday, February 14, 2014

My Thrifted Chair

 In November of 2010 I found and blogged about this chair; I paid 3-bucks for it at the thrift store.
We spent time sanding it and then for some reason the chair was set to the side.
 Until last week when Pat decided it was time to finish this amazing chair of mine.
 And he gave it to me for Valentine's Day.
I was shocked and so very, very excited!

Monday, February 10, 2014

More Knitting

Work on my knitted hat is coming along nicely. I chose a pattern that is simply Knit-2 and Purl-2; super easy.
 As my confidence has grown I decided to dig out a knitting book that I purchased several months ago. At the time the patterns looked easy but I never bothered to give any of them a try until last week.
This is my first completed dishcloth from the book; a butterfly!
All this knitting is very exciting :o)

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