Monday, March 30, 2009

Where I create (and dream)

This is in response to Where do you Create on this blog,
thought it would be fun to share, I didn't do the whole room altho I could have it is pretty small. 1st pic is my favorite place to sit, Addy moves for me so I can do my hand work in My Grandma's Rocker with her old floor lamp behind me, just a nice peaceful place to sit and stitch, 2nd pic is my pegboard and my Ikea rail, I love both of them, the pegboard looks a little tacky but I have so much stuff on there I would hate to give it up, thought about painting it the same color as the wall but then I thought that might not look so good either, 3rd pic is of some of my storage area, the bookshelf has a mate, but DD #2 stole that from me and is using it in her room, the box (With all the wool and magazines on top of it) is an old ammunition box that I got at an auction for $5.00 WOW it holds lots of magazines as you can see, also to the right of the bookshelf>>>>that binder is full of more magazines, that seems to be one of my downfalls, is magazines, can't throw them away but can't keep collecting them either. I have 2 vintage boxes (not in the pictures) full of doilies, dresser scarves, tatting, hardanger etc. that I have sitting around in the room, oh yea, forgot that Log Cabin block that is framed and sitting at the foot of the rocker, I have about 7 of those cut up and framed, the quilt was SOOO DAMAGED, but some of the blocks were still good so I saved them and framed them, they are also some of my favorite things in my room, and I can't forget my Vintage Aprons (that is what is hanging by the bookshelf and the ammo. box) so there you have my creative and dreaming space. I LOVE IT, when I moved in this room I didn't think I would like the blue walls, but you know what they grow on you and now I LOVE THEM.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Nothing too exciting today, the snow we got yesterday (3" or so) is melting nicely, I have been working on my embroidery block #3 and that is about it. Just had to share this, my Girlfriend is quite talented I (the Amish in her area trade her fabric for her to do quilting for them) and she is designing blocks from Little House on the Prairie Series, here is Laura with her Doll Charlotte she made me a card and sent it to me. Thought I would add a little cutie to the Sunday Blogging Community. :)

Friday, March 27, 2009


She is having a great giveaway of Anna Maria Horners Good Folks Fabric, go over and check it out, you have until April 3rd I think. GOOD LUCK.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Well I am a little early I think but won't have time later to do this so here we go, these are 6 of my WAY TOO MANY TO COUNT Vintage Feedsacks. I really should do something with them sometime, but I love having them and I can't cut them up I MIGHT NEED THEM FOR SOMETHING IMPORTANT SOME TIME!!!! I am like that with EVERY FABRIC I COLLECT, I think I might need it, I started collecting Feedsacks about 10 years ago when my DFIL (Who sadly died at 94 years old 2 years ago this month) brought home 2 big boxes of print feedsacks he had gotten at an auction for $1.00 a box because no one wanted them, so he gave them both to me, since then I collect them when ever I find them for a decent price, haven't ever found any bargains like that but I do find them every now and then. The colors are so vibrant and the fabric is great to work with, as old as these are (From the 1930's and 40's) they still wash up nice, no damage from years of storage either. MINE ARE SPECIAL TO ME. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I love playing with them. I take them out, refold them, sort thru them and put them back in the boxes on a not so regular basis.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Went Junking Today

Came home empty handed except for a new australian magazine I hadn't seen before, I think it is called Home made or Hand Made, has some cute projects in it. Seems like there are more and more of the Australian Magazines being sold here in the U.S. which I love since it is new material to check out. Also called my Girlfriend at the candle store and ordered some of her unscented tea lights to go with the lamp oil I buy from her, if you want some great smelling candles, this is the place to go, she has awesome candles. And she does make them in her spring house too. :) No big projects to show off, well I have some but they aren't done, I actually should be working on them. I decided to make Hamburger Soup for supper, MMMM GOOD, 1 # hamburger browned, 1/3 c. barley, 4 c. of water with beef bouillon added, a couple of bay leaves, cook that in the crock pot all day on low to medium, I get home from work around 5, put in 1/2-3/4 bag of frozen soup veggies and turn up the crock pot to high, let it cook another hour and VOILA>>>AWESOME SUPPER, I add some breadstix and we are good to go. One of my favorite crock pot recipes.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

2nd Embroidery BOM done

TONS OF STITCHING LATER, here is BOM #2, it is a tad bit wrinkley, I haven't ironed it yet, it has been in a hoop or folded up in my stitching bag for quite some time while I worked on it. It turned out really nice I think. The pictures don't do them justice, the color of the background is a light army green (VINTAGE ALL THE WAY) and the sashing is going to be VINTAGE LINENS that are all in pastels. I can't wait to get this one finished. Should be right up my Vintage Alley. :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Boring Thursday Night

Basketball is on, High School and the NCAA, so there isn't anything exciting on tv that I want to watch, Hubby is busy watching high school basketball tournaments, I will watch tomorrow when a little town not too far from us is playing. I could ( and should be) doing some hand work but it is getting too late and Dandy (puppy) is a little annoying tonight so I can't accomplish much without her "helping" me with what ever it is I am trying to do. I am impatiently waiting for spring to arrive. We still (HONESTLY WE DO) have some snow patches on the ground on the hillsides, but most of it is gone. I want to get out and work in the flower beds and want to sit out on my front porch and read, speaking of reading, anyone got any suggestions for some good books to read? I have Water for Elephants and I think I might start that soon but haven't yet. Just haven't been quite in the mood but now that it is getting warmer out and I can hit the hiding spot (FRONT PORCH) soon I am getting in the mood. Front porch is my favorite spot to read and do my hand work, I can listen to the creek, the birds (sometimes they get a little noisy tho) and the wind blow thru the trees and relax and enjoy the fresh air. WOW, sound sappy or what??? LOL. Hubby is going to put up the Blue Bird Houses this weekend, hopefully we will get a pair or two f them to nest in our new boxes. I see them every year but this will be the 1st year we have put out houses for them, I am excited.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

here are 3 of my Apron Collection, too late at night to take pics of all of them so these were the 1st three that came off the hangers for me. The first one with the bubbles is one of my favorites (who am I kidding, they are all my favorites) but I LOVE this ONE, the piping is too cute, and the pockets are piped too the 2nd one is different, the part that goes around your neck is Purple Velvet Ribbon, so soft and squishie, and it has embroidered flowers around the top and the bottom, other than that it is just an old feedsack apron, the 3rd one isn't as old as the other 2 but again another one of my favorites, there are 2 pics of this just because it has pockets and the pockets are so cool, they are piped with some sort of binding, not sure what it is and this one has a front midde and two side pieces, the pockets are on the center front piece and the side pieces are on the other side of the piping for the pockets, another different one. I will do some more on another day, Hope you enjoy these. :) Ok, now that I uploaded them, they are opposite of the number system I used. Bubbles is the last one. :)

Monday, March 16, 2009


Well the temps got up to around 65 degrees today but still have snow on the hillsides, hoping they are gone tomorrow, we might make it to 70 WOOHOOO!!!!!!!!! Dandy and I went for a little walk up the driveway when I got home from work and Rita (our outside Cat) came with us, a black/white cat, a black/white dog and I walking up the driveway, must have been quite a site.

Also wanted to let you know about a great giveaway,

Darla is giving away Soy Candles, check out her blog and make a comment and who knows, you just might win, OH WAIT, I AM GOING TO WIN, LOL. :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009


I think Spring is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER HERE!!!! The weather has been great for the whole weekend, temps in the 50's and the sun has been out both days. Dandy (the puppy) and I went outside and sat on the porch for awhile today, that is one of the things (If not THE THING) that I LOVE about this house, my front porch, it looks out over the valley and I can read, do hand work, or just sit and contemplate. Today I filled the bird feeders and Dandy and I watched the birds fight over the food. We have morning doves, blue birds (But I haven't seen any yet this spring) tons of different types of wood peckers, at least 1 pair of Cardinals, a couple of pairs of blue jays>>>you hear them really early in the morning squacking (Sp) about who knows what. At night if I sit out there I can hear a hoot owl too. SOO PEACEFUL. Oh yea, I forgot about the coyotes at night, they aren't very peaceful right now, it is almost baby time so the females (They make all the noise>>IMAGINE THAT) are out howling most of the night back and forth to each other, it is quite disconcerting, it sounds like singing from people who don't know how to sing. Dandy isn't crazy about going out at night if they are howling. In front of the porch is a flower bed that has tons of perennials in it, hostas, phlox, and some others. It is spring so don't pay any attention to the brown ground or the dead hanging baskets, we will get that all taken care of when it is flower planting time (a couple of months yet) but in the meantime, enjoy my little corner of heaven, right here on my front porch.
:) we also have a little rock garden on the other side of the house that I will post some pics of when it looks better. And YES that is snow on the hillsides. We still have some snow around to remind us it isn't quite spring time yet.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

First off, Sorry to Colorado Lady, for some reason I couldn't post a message on your website. And I have nothing Green, Sorry, but I do have a Jewelry Jar, the jar is awesome and the jewelry inside the jar is better. There are fake pearls, real pearls, junk jewelry, good jewelry, etc. I never use or wear any of it, I LOVE LOOKING AT IT. I have some more but it is in a plastic zip loc bag (not near as cool as the jar) so I am on the lookout for a vintage jar or something to display that jewelry in too. :) AND PAY NO ATTENTION To the junk behind it on my IKEA rail and my peg board. LOL. Actually it doesn't look near a cluttered in person. LOL

Bad News at The Barn

We had to put our foal down this morning, he somehow got underneath the stall he was in and wandered down to the other end of the barn where he got caught up in a big farm gate, we bottle fed him for 3 days but decided everyone had suffered enough and he wasn't responding like we thought he should have. :( We are going to miss him, what a short little life he had. No chance to enjoy the green grass and pastures with his Momma.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Something New and Different to Talk About

OK, so I am a bad Mom, haven't been out to see our horses for awhile, no need to, the guy who boards them takes good care of them, he called us today and says "I went out to water the horses today and GUESS WHAT>>>>>CHILLI has a FOAL" Now that is a tad bit strange because we don't have a stallion, but a guy who boarded there when we moved there did, he has since moved his horses but apparentely not before he let his stallion in with our mares!!!!!!! Not that we need ANOTHER HORSE, we had 5 to start with, but he is SOOO CUTE AND SUCH A SWEETIE, so now we have to come up with a name, Mom is Chilli because the markings on her head look like the country Chile, looked for city names in Chile that would work (CLEVER HEY) but no good boy names there. TOO LONG and too hard to say when you are calling a horse, you want something short and catchy. I thought of Santana, and Whiskey (Because I am about ready to drink some to settle my nerves) so anyone got any suggestions or ideas?? ISN'T HE A CUTIE, right now he is PEE WEE, but we don't want to keep that name.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Recipe Box Swap


1 1/2 C. Macaroni Noodles
1 1/2 C. Milk
2 T. flour
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 C. Grated Cheese (I use Colby/Monteray Jack 0r COJACK)

Boil Noodle and drain, make a white sauce of milk and flour, if you don't know how to make a white sauce, just take a little milk and the flour and mix it together, don't mix the 2 T. of flour into the 1 1/2 c. milk or you will have lumpy sauce (but that is OK TOO, it tastes the same just lumpy) when you get the white sauce made, mix in the cheese (I do all this in the pan I make the sauce in) then add the noodles and mix til all the noodles are covered. Bake in Casserole Dish at 350 for 30-45 minutes. MMMM GOOD and helps keep the dairy farmers in business too. :)

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More and More Vintage Thingie Thursday people every week, this is sooo much fun, sharing everyone's treasures, I am sure having fun, meeting new bloggers, finding new things to "Collect" and checking out all the sites along the way, anyway I think everyone should go visit Cynthia is giving away a hand painted sign and believe me they are beautiful. Go check it out. And now I have a question for all of you vintage embroidery people, has anyone seen any embroidery for sewing room things, ie: sewing machines, thread spools, bobbins, etc. since I am making new valances for my sewing room I woul sort of like them to be sewing room oriented instead of kitchen oriented. If you have some ideas I would be thrilled to hear them. TIA, Jeanne

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Ok, here are a couple of my favorite Aunt Martha's Transfers (Coloradolady, I looked to see if I had that one you are looking for and Sorry to say I don't) but they are SOOO MUCH FUN, got these so I can redo my feedsack tea towel valances when I want a change.