Wednesday, November 27, 2013


 Wishing all my friends and family a very Blessed Thanksgiving!
My plans are to have Thanksgiving feast with my family. In my family Thanksgiving is like a family reunion. Aunts, uncles, first cousins, second cousins, third cousins, brother, mom, sister in law, niece, and if any friends come with cousins. It is a once a year get together for everyone. We are blessed with a big and close family.
After the Reunion... We have another get together with the grand kids. It started last year.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving! Josh will fix our feast of popcorn, jelly beans, pretzels, and toast. After we eat, we watch the movie. We have a great time with them. Looking forward to tomorrow!

Everyone have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 22, 2013


First, I thank everyone for the well wishes. I'm doing better. I have went out into the world this past week. Explored around Christmas shopping. I still get weak real easy, my back and chest start to hurt.
That means take a break, time to sit down and rest. Thank you all for the kind comments.         now........

I'm still gathering things everyday. There will be more added as the days go on....and there will be an item handmade by ME.
These pictures will just get the giveaway started. I have not had a giveaway in a long time.. I want to make up for the lack of giveaways on my blog. Plus it will be Christmas soon!

Anyone can enter. USA, Canada and my friends across the oceans.
Just leave a comment on this blog, that you want to be entered in the Christmas Giveaway.
Here is the first Picture:
A Lizzie Kate - Joy To The World - New - Button and linen included. Two Christmas Country Cottage Needlework Charts and Val's Little Stuff Chilly Willy.
I'm also including 3 small cuts of Christmas fabric.     Next......

Fabric and linen of various sizes, counts and colors.. I tried to make it look like a Christmas tree... lol
If interested please leave a comment on this post. If you don't have a blog, please make sure a email address is posted with comment. That way I can email you to get an Address if you win.
The cut off date is DECEMBER 5th. I will draw a name on December 6th.  Everyone join in for a chance to win!!
Off to work on the Handmade item. Till Later.....


Tuesday, November 12, 2013


I want to thank everyone for the get well wishes. I'm on the mend. It is taking longer than I thought it would.. Medicine made me feel good this weekend, so I did more than I should have.  I was back in the bed by Sunday afternoon. I had been there till today. I still have a croaking voice.. The Frog has came to visit.
I did get the CCN Santa Village - Post Office almost finished.. I was stitching when I wasn't falling asleep. That cough syrup is a wonder drug.

I had mentioned last post I had some things to share... We have a Black Walnut tree in the backyard.. I usually run over the pods while mowing. This year I decided to save them and try my hand at dyeing some fabrics.. I checked websites on how to... Lori - Notforgotten Farms was included.  I gathered the nuts like a squirrel. My tree only dropped about 10 pods.

 I also bought some Lugana 28 count at Michaels. I thought it was a good price to experiment with. Please Wear Gloves when working with black walnuts. They STAIN hands real good. Like permanent!
Yes... I did remember to put my own in my rush to dye... lol

 I just broke mine up and put them in an old unusable pot. Some sites had you putting them tired up in cheese cloth. That will be the way I do it next time.. I had to strain the liquid because I couldn't wait to see how it would turn out.
I put the fabric on a large cookie sheet and sponged the liquid on it. I then turned the oven on the lowest setting and began the drying process. I kept flipping it over and over until it was dry. I didn't like how dark it was so I put the fabric under some cold running water and it lightened up some. I then hung it outside to dry. This is the finished piece.

 This is the side that I like.
 If I want more primitive I will use this side.. Just flip it over.
 This is the leftover walnuts. I need to put then in a paper bag to store them for future use. I then thought, why not just cook them up and put the dye in a jar.. I will be looking for some cheese cloth later in the day. I have a post office run to do.

Before I got The Pneumonia... I had started rolling all my fabrics and linens to store. That way there will be no permanent lines. This is just the colors I decided to keep. I have more I plan to use in a Giveaway soon. I'm planning for it around December 1st. So keep checking back on my blog for details coming soon.

I'm heading out to do a couple of small errands. Just around the little town. My legs feel like they will hold me up for at least a little while today...

Sun is shinning here in Alabama and the wind is blowing. A Cold front is headed our way. Weatherman is saying it will be 28 in the morning here. Brrrrrr!
Got that artic air coming from Canada this week. Stay warm my friends and get a lot of stitching, sewing, or crafting done.
Till Later.....


Friday, November 8, 2013


I'm in the bed
I went to the doctor
She took my blood
She stuck a stick down my throat
and one up my nose.
She came back in the room
and said I won the Grand Prize...
I have pneumonia!
But I'm still trying to stitch.
This is my bedside setup:
 I have everything I need.
Meds, pin cushion, seeing eye glasses, drink,
ponytail holders, lotion, Halls, and my stitching.
Now to feel better to stitch..
I had to move a TV tray in because the nightstand was not big enough.
I have the TV turned to the Music Channels.
Christmas music is so soothing....

Hubby is going to stop on his way home for me a milkshake.
That should make me feel a lot better....

Soon as I take my cough syrup tonight, I will get a great night's sleep, without coughing I hope.... I should..
The cough medicine starts with Hy..and has a co in it's name. lol
Just letting y'all know what is up.
I have a lot to blog about when I get back upright....
Have a great weekend everyone!