Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday Night Sew In Results

Was not a lot of sewing last night.  But I did get four hot pads started and a block finished from the Moogly Crochet Along.  Also am in the process of tea dying some white rick rack to use for the pie crust of the hot pads.   Very late in posting my results today but had a lot of errands to run and I drive an hour from my house to get almost anywhere.

This block has not been blocked yet so the edges are still a little wavy.

Getting ready to go check out what everyone else worked on last night.  Hope you are all having a great weekend!


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Friday, October 17, 2014

Four Old Hens

I have four old hens from my first flock of twelve.  All of my original hens had names.  My favorite is Esther who is in the below pictures taking a dust bath.




These are some of the 15 newbies, they are nameless.  There are a couple that stand out from the others that I might give a name but at this time there were just to many and they are so similar to name this time around.

The newbies are keeping up their job of laying eggs.  I do miss the blue eggs we have had in the past.  Dottie will lay 2 or 3 times a week for a few short weeks and then take many weeks off so the blue eggs put a smile on my face when they show up. 

Since we have quite a few more hens then before hubs added another roost in the hen house.  He also built shelves under the roosts to catch some of the droppings that I can scrape off and throw in the raised garden beds now that the gardening season is done.  We are hoping it will help keep the hen house cleaner this winter. 

Tonight I am working on sewing up some hot pads out of this fabric for some Christmas gifts.

Blessings from our home in the woods!


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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Red Paint!

I have a lot of painting projects stacking up and decided a couple of weeks ago to start tackling them.  My daughter gave me an old ad with a Scottie dog in it a couple of years ago and I have a number of old frames I have picked up cheap to choose from, so I got busy with a new can of Country Chic chalk paint.  Lovin this red!

I took a picture before I put the glass in the frame because I always have problems with glare.  I just mounted the ad on a board that I painted black then added the glass.

On the wall.

I see so many Knockoffs on every one's blog and Pinterest so I thought I would share one that my woodworking hubs created and I painted.  It is not a Knockoff from some high end shop, but I am always pulling out pictures of things I think my hubs can build from magazines.  He has a stack of them in his shop stashed away in a drawer.  This is one that I probably tore out quite some time ago.

This is my hubs first attempt at bending wood.  The handle was made by gluing together 7 very thin pieces of wood and clamping it around a form to dry.


I used the same red paint that I used on frame above.

I used a tinted wax on both the frame and the table.

Loved how it turned out.

The woodworker built this table as a surprise for me.  He thinks it will be perfect for my dream Glamper, that I hope to have sometime in the future, and I think he is so right!

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings from our home in the woods.


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Life As It Is

My life as it is.  I know my posting here on my little blog has been so sporadic that you all must wonder if I should just close it down.  I am not one to share every little thing that is going on in my life, here, or on my Facebook page.  I just think we all have our own troubles and wonder if I really need to share mine to weigh others down.  But I have decided that I am going to mention this once and move on.  I have three wonderful daughters whom I love so much that it breaks my heart when they hurt in anyway.  Two of those daughters each have 4 children whom I love just as much.  I know this is not a new story for any of you with children or grandchildren.  But my second daughter has been in a mentally and physically abusive marriage now for many years and this past June it finally came to a point that she has accepted that she cannot continue that marriage.  We have now had this daughter and her 4 sons living with us since the end of June and our lives have been somewhat out of balance.  The boys are now enrolled in our school system and seem to be doing well and we are adjusting.  That all being said I am going to post some of my favorite summer pictures and move on to fall.

Brothers, sisters, cousins, our grandchildren!

I have a couple more posts that I have pictures picked out for and plan on posting more often.  I will start sharing my creative projects again and hope to catch up with everyone as much as possible.  I hope this fall is bringing you joy.  Blessings from our home in the woods!