Friday, June 26, 2009

WOW check this out is graciously giving away a whole set of her newest redwork patterns>>> Twas the Night Before Christmas and they are beautiful. What could be better than and Christmas wallhanging in Redwork???? Nothing that I can think of. So go check it out and add your name to the giveaway list. :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Taking it outside again this week, the weather was great today so I thought I would share some of our flowers at the same time. I honestly can't take credit for the awesome flowers, that is all Hubby's doings. HE LOVES THE FLOWER BEDS. I should do a post about them one of these days. He does such a good job taking care of the lawn, the rock garden, the flower beds and the veggie garden. :) Thought I would give him a little credit this week since it is Fathers Day this weekend. ALSO our 29th Wedding Anniversary. :) there are numbers and names underneath the rust on the milk cans too. They are on either side of our entry way to our screened in porch. These came from my Dad's Mothers Family Farm.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Newest Project

9 patch blocks, aren't these too cute. I just love them. I got the fabric (all except the brown cent square) from Whimsie Dots on etsy.
she is awesome to work with, check out her stuff. she picks and chooses for you and EVERYTHING. so I got a customized bundle. What could be better. The bronw is also going to be sashing so when I get some more put together I will post them. :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Here are a couple of photos of things from my Great Aunt Leona (I always say I am a direct descendant of Ole and Lena because my Great Aunt and Uncles names were Olof and Leona Johnsrud) can't get much more Norwegian than that. The pillow is just 2 dish cloths sewed together with yarn woven thru it. My Great Aunt gave this to me years ago, I lived with them while I was in college and that was YEARS AGO. The 50th Anniversary plate is also from them. they have been gone for over 20 years so this is an old plate. I think it was handed down thru the family too, it is a Japanese Plate. There is a vase too but the vase picture was too blurry to show up. You can sort of see part of it in the plate photo. :) Great keepsakes to have.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

This weeks post is all about my Dad, he would have been 91 yesterday, he died 2 years ago and I MISS HIM EVERY DAY. These are some of the photos I have of him. They are precious to say the least. Thanks for sharing with me. He is the one kneeling on the far left with the calf and he is the older boy in the family photo. :) And that is him with his favorite two things when he was young, his gun and his dog. :) He always was an animal lover. :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Finished a Project

So all this wool talk got me motivated. I have had this felted sweater for some time and wanted to make a purse out of it, so Sunday I worked on it and finished it. The only thing I will do differently on the next one is find a belt for the handle instead of the sweater sleeves, so now I guess I will be haunting the thrift stores looking for the perfect belt for this one, a little "resewing" never hurt anyone. :) so what does everyone think???


Julia Marie and Super Fun Mama, I emailed both of you so get back to me ASAP. Thanks for everyone who entered, it was fun reading all the comments and just because you didn't win doesn't mean I didn't like your ideas or that you can't come back and visit me any time. :) This was fun and I will definately be entering again next time Sew Mama Sew does her thing. :) Thanks again to everyone who entered. :)