December 18, 2017

Merry CHRISTmas 2017

Lots of pictures 2017 CHRISTmas.

prim porch decorations.

Tractor gift from son and his family. They bought it and the nativity in Poland.

nativity from Poland

the candle holder is the first decoration I bought after we married in 1964.I love it still.

cloth garland made by our oldest daughter when she was in grade school.

nativities were gifts the kids got at church.

no red truck with a tree but I have my PT cruiser.

New this year.

paper garland made by our youngest daughter when she was in grade school. She is a grandma now.

elf on a wreath/shelf

cushion covers and pillows made.

Prim tree handmade ornaments

I have had this for over 45 years.earned it by having a stanley party.

Hoping everyone has a Happy and a Merry CHRISTmas. j

December 15, 2017


It seem time goes by so much faster than it used to. I know it really does not.Maybe because I am older and things take me longer to do,not sure. I started decorating right after Thanksgiving. I am still decorating. I know I know how can it take that long? Well I got into the attic for decorations I have not had out for years. Some just a few years others many years. I love to decorate for Christmas and I really go over the top. Some say out of control but I decorate for me no one else. So many memories in those things packed away in boxes and totes. First 3 pictures are from years past. Last are from this year. Just a start .The outside tree is a fake tree this year. A beautiful tree I got for $5 at a thrift store.The big nativity is on the front porch.Too big for inside. The last is the corner by the front door. I will share inside pictures soon. Take care all have a very Happy and Merry Christmas. j

November 13, 2017

Good morning.

I have been thinking of the dolls again. I did do a witch this year 2017.Thought I'd share.She is one of the UFDs I have. She now keeps me company in the sewing room.

This is a stump doll I made for a pin cushion challenge.

November 4, 2017


Well fall is here. Most of my plants are done but the flowering cabbage is so pretty I thought I would share. I sure hope there are a few warm days in November. I would like to do the Christmas decorating outside in a bit warmer weather.

I finished a wall hanging . Jenny Dorne had a tutorial for a wall hanging that had a pumpkin cats and witches hats.I did just a pumpkin using 2 1/2 inch squares.j

October 29, 2017

New things

Here is our Abby with her new hair cut.All that black hair on my floors was more than I could stand.

 I have worked on some quilt table toppers. 

Fall decorations are out inside but only a lonely pumpkin outside.

Two more days and it will be time to take down halloween and put out thanksgiving. How can it be that this year is almost over?

I love the fresh fall flowers they have in the flower shop. a $5 treat for me.

Added a small shelf to display some of my little quilts.Our sweet Ziva usually shys away from having her picture taken. I caught her off guard.

The last 2 pictures I got the ideas for off pinterest. added orange lights to the old oil stove. The Christmas trees are made from painters cloth and part of an old feed sack. Fun and not a lot of work.Not time yet to display but it will be soon.
Hope you all have a good week. stay warm.Iowa had its first touch of snow. j