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Thursday, December 31, 2009

HappyNew Year!

I hope everyone has a Wonderful New Yr. I wish ya'll the Best in 2010!
I look forward to another year of Friendship with ya'll, thank you for your visits here, and you coments!
Happy New Year!
Have a warm and cozy day!

Monday, December 28, 2009


We are nesting in this afternoon with our Little Shadow, enjoying a slow, laid back day.
It is sunny but very cold here.May get snow this week. I am not a winter person!
Hope everyone is having a Great wk. and staying warm!
Have a warm and cozy day!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

1/2 Off Sales

Hope everyone had a Blessed Christmas! We did! Always Great to Gather with Family and Friends!
This morning we went to some 1/2 off sales. Of Course I had to check out the Junk store first Good Will was having a 1/2 off sale and I had seen a few items I wanted to buy.The Vintage creamer/sugar for one. I had the snowflake candle holder but found the other 2 they work great together. The green cup and saucer looks like a cof. cup in the pic. but they are soup bowls.Found a set of those. I love a pretty table setting I found the solid blue set of dishes last wk. I know one set of dishes is enough for anyone .I do have a set of china but for everyday dishes I mix and match . The rooster dishes I found at Dollar Tree this a.m. I only go with 4 when I buy odd dishes the solid blue will work fine with the rooster dishes. I found several other items at the junk store and Reg. stores.SO I have started on next yrs. list. I know everyone doesn't do this but I like to finish up my Christmas list as early as possible and when the season rolls around I can relax and enjoy the Season! I have some stitchin' patterns I want to make for gifts ,I was on the hunt to pic. frames and found several .
I like to dec. the table for each season/holiday. Right now is a good time to find items for that with 1/2 sales. New items at the reg. store . Junk stores I've been buying bunnies for Easter. As the holiday rolls around they up the prices so off season is a good time to buy. I'm making homespun Kitchen towels for each holiday . I will hand stitch hearts for Valentines, Bunny for Easter. etc. I guess us crafters are always Season's ahead of the times.Lol
Hope everyone has a Warm and Cozy Wk.end.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry CHRISTmas to everyone! Thank Ya'll for your Friendship and visits through out the yr.
I Look forward to another yr. of friendship!
I hope everyone has a Wonderful Christmas ,filled with Love and Wonderful Frellow ship!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I Did It

I love these dish clothes and use them all the time now. My Dear Friend Nancy made me some.
I do not knit. I really can't crochet I can chain and I can make a Granny square that's it!
I bought Peaches and Cream cotton yard and a crochet needle ,I was determined to make a dishcloth. SO here it is . I have a ways to go as you can see in the pix. but slowly I'll get there. Practice makes perfect.:o)
Have friends coming by later .Little Shadow is still with us. She wants to spend the night again tonight.We will take her home tomorrow evening when we go to our Christmas gathering at her house.
Have a warm cozy day!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Does anyone remember these Glasses from their childhood? I sure do! I was the Lucky customer at the Junk store today I saw these glasses for $2.99 As I checked out I was the luck star for the day and they were free.The yellow bowl was $1.99 and the tree was.50 .All the junk stores are having 50%-75% off this wk. Love those wks. I found other great buys I'll show you later.
It was so much fun Junkin' with Family today and Of Course we took our "Little Shadow" with us:o) She Loves to go Junkin' too.
I would Like to send out Happy Birthday wishes to a Dear Reader Eileen!
Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday Dear Eileen!Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!! Wish you Many more.Thanks for your faithfulness to my Blog!!!!
Hope everyone has a Great day. Its Beautiful here 60s and SUNSHINE!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Handmade with Love Country Christmas

We will have our first of the Family Gathering's here today.I hope everyone is ready for Christmas. I enjoy gatherings with Family and Friends so very much! Everyone gets to slow down and enjoy each others company and catch up on the latest happenings with Loved ones.
I Love an Old Fashion simple Christmas.
I know this is a busy week for everyone ,I hope you can take some time to set reflect, rejoice, in the true meaning of Christmas!
Hope everyone has a warm cozy day and make Sweet memories with Love ones!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Handmade hearts with Love

Baby It's "COLD" outside. We had a dusting of snow over night and black ice on the roads, so we are staying in where it's warm and cozy.I made a big pot of Veggie soup,DH made a pan of cornbread, so I will play in fabric and craft the day away.
I Love hearts. I lightly cof. stained some muslin ,cut heart shapes ,hand stitched words on ,put buttons on, and a small amount of fiberfill, stitched together. These can be used for ornies or just hanging yr. around, or Pkg. toppers.
I hope ya'll have a warm and cozy day.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Country Angel

I am playing in fabric today. The snow hit all around us but nothing here, which I am glad. Its cold out but warm and cozy inside.
I lightly cof. dyed this muslin fabric ,I need to put some blush on her cheeks.You can hang as a tree dec. or hang for an everyday dec.
At this Season in life I have more time to play in crafts ,in the past I had craft booths an entered craft shows ,I had to keep busy crafting to keep up the demand,altho I enjoyed it sometimes it seemed more like work than play as it feels now.
I hope everyone has a warm and cozy wk.end! What ever your work load ,I hope you enjoy it so much it feels like play!

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Spirit of Giving

I know in this economy times are hard. I also know if we take time to look around we can find others in worse shape that we are! I read a very touching post yesterday. I would like for you to visit Kris at QUILTED SIMPLE (see side bar) read down the post to what she shared about Jessie's Friend. You will be touched and see just how BLESSED you are! I've never met Kris but reading her blog is Uplifting ,Kris is a very Loving, Caring Person!
If you are feeling down today,reach out and touch someone's life and give them HOPE! And take time to count your Blessins' often its the Little things that are the GREATEST!!!!!!!!!
Hope you have a warm and cozy day!
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'm In Stitchin'Heaven

I am in Stitching Heaven!:o) A Dear Friend Ginger came to visit today. She brought all these stitching goodies. Emb. thread,Muslin, and light green cotton fabric.The little squares are vintage fabric. any idea's on what to make with them? Also the Vintage throw I love all the different colors. Also quilting mags. and Mary Jane's mags. I've found several patterns I want to try. Thanks so much Ginger!
The weatherman is calling for bitter cold temps.and snow ,so I can keep busy stitching! Once it snows there's no getting out of here.We are stocked for the winter , sure hope we don't lose electric if we do we lose,power, cable, phones and internet.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Handmade Ornies and a handmade Doll

Please meet Miz. Freda Belle .down here in the South we tend to name I love doll making .The sky is the limit with doll making. I collect a number of items to dress the dolls. I hunt yard sales, junk,antique shops for supplies. Old broken junk jewelry some not broken,lace,ribbon,little silk flowers, buttons table scarfs,,felt, fabric,anything fun to recycle into doll clothes.

I also Love making hearts ! I use them yr.around .When I use them for ornies I hang with fishing line. I like to set them around ,use as bowl fillers,hang them.
I like all shapes and sizes of hearts.
When I craft I feel as tho' I play the day away. I think when we do what we Love it is more like play then work. If I'm not in a crafting mood, I might as well forget trying to make anything.
I use to think it odd until I started entering craft shows and got to know crafters, I can NOT read directions, I can look at a pic. and make something. It happens more often that I would ever thought .
I hope everyone has a warm and cozy day!

Grubby Ornies

I've been playing in cotton quilt batting scraps. I made these grubby ornies yesterday.I cut the heart shapes stitch up with blanket stitch with 6 strands of emb.thread,I spray them with strong cof. stain , dry in the oven on the lowest heat, (have to keep areal close eye on them in the oven)you could air dry.I have several tins of buttons ,I hand sew buttons on , I cut strips of grocery bags and wrote sayings and glue to some of the hearts. Joy,Peace etc. Some I emb. snowflakes on.
I love hearts and use them in decorating yr. around some I hang , some I use as bowl fillers. These can be used on the Christmas tree or a valentine tree or just for decorating.
Hope everyone has a warm cozy day filled with Love.

Monday, December 14, 2009

O Christmas Tree

Yesterday we went to Our Little Shadow's Home and made pics. of her by the tree.She Loved it.
She is getting excitied about Christmas and enjoying all the Christmas parties and different events.
This yr. will be a fun Christmas with her .
Hope everyone has a warm cozy day!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Handmade Stockings by a Wonderful Artist

A Dear friend of mine Susan P. from Canada made these Beautiful Stockings. I Love the Santa.
Susan does lots of Penny rug items. She shops Thrift shops for alot of her supplies.:o) I Love the recycle idea.:o)
I Love snowmen!It's lots of fun to craft snowmen and bring them to life.:o)

I think this stocking is so cute Love the button snowmen, also the house,tree,and star.
Susan has made and shared some Beautiful crafts with me through the years.
Thanks again for all the Lovely crafts you've shared with me Susan.
Happy Crafting!
Hope everyone has a warm and cozy Week!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's Time to..........

Rise and Shine. The past few days has been so cold,all I wanted to do was nest in. To keep busy I've been stitching. Kids coloring pages are a great way of getting simple patterns. I found the rooster and printed off, I taped it to the storm door,traced the pattern onto my fabric and started stitch. You can use a light box or tracing paper but I go this route. Easy and simple to do.
I have several patterns to iron on I want to stitch after the holidays .
Hope everyone has a warm and cozy weekend.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Just Stitchin'

Yesterday Niki over at Pumpkin Country (see side bar) had a link to a free pattern. I checked it out ,it was for a pillow ,I make a tea towel . Thanks Niki!!!!!
It is cold out .We were 17 degree's this a.m. It is a great day to stitch the day away and be inside out of the cold Sipping a hot cup a.......
Our "Little Shadow" spent the night with us.She and DH are watching a Christmas Movie.
It's back to stitchin' for me ,I have a Rooster pattern I want to stitch on a tea towel.
I hope ya'll have a warm and cozy day .

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Nesting In

It is cold out! And suppose to get colder 17 degrees infact, so I am Nesting in today.
I am caught up on everything for the moment, so it will be a Simple Laid back Nest day for me.
No care taking for today or tomorrow so I will enjoy 2 free days.
Hope you have a warm cozy day!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

SimpleOld Fashion Handmade Christmas With Love

I Love a Simple Old Fashion Handmade With Love Christmas! No matter how well the economy is ,I still want an Old Fashion Christmas. I love to cook and I love to share. I try to make up items this time of the yr. and have for our Family and Friends each time they visit. I miss My Dear Friend "TREASURE" so much this time of the yr. she would could by and we'd have a tea party , she was Great to come visit when my Mom was so sick and we couldn't go anywhere. She Loved going through all the Goodies I had made and picking out something to take home with her. She was a Loving True Friend. She passed 3 yrs. ago .Her real name was "Treasure" he Dad named her. :o)

You can buy gifts and they are nice I'm not knocking that. To me there's just Something Special about Handmade with Love. I Love making Gift baskets with a theme. You can dress each item up or go simple such as this bread and tea mix. I save jars through out the yr. and fill with hot choc. mix, or Friendship Tea or any mix drink. I buy foil pans through out the year just for Christmas projects, plastic wrap etc. I have a good supply on hand and as the Season gets closer buy last min. items. After Christmas sales is a good time to buy ribbon or Christmas fabric to dress up your gift. You can Google for recipes for gifts in a jar, candy,cookie, etc. recipes.Or use your favorite recipe.

At this Season of our lives most of our Family and Friends are decluttering and downsizing . And enjoying a more Simple life. What are some gifts you make and give?

I have a Dear Friend Bob Ellen who had surgery please remember her in your prayers.Thanks!

I hope everyone has a warm and cozy day as well as Christmas.


Treasure's And Blessins'

A Dear Friend Nancy made this Beautiful Table runner for me as a Christmas Gift this year.I Love it ,Nancy does BEAUTIFUL work!!!!!!!!! Thanks again Nancy!

Another Treasure to me is this Vintage tablecloth,place mats from a Dear Friend Miss Lillie,and oil lamp from one of my dear Nephew's who is Miss Lillie's Grandson.
I am so BLESSED to have so many Treasures from Family and Friends!
As you know I Love the Simple side of life , I think our Home should reflect Us ,I tend to decorate to reflect our personalities not for the latest trend. I don't want to keep up with anyone,I want to make our House a Home, a Safe Loving place to return daily.Warm and cozy!
I am Blessed to have a Loving Christian Home, I know my Guys Loves me they shower me with Love daily.I have no problem with others wanting Material Things. That's just not me .DH was raised in a Home where you seek Bigger and Better and it took him awhile to Understand my ways of enjoying the Simple side of life. He couldn't understand when some new thing came out on the Market why I didn't want to be the first on the st. to want to buy it.I kept explaining to him THINGS can not hug me and tell me Every things going to be all right in the hard painful times of life. Now he Understands and enjoys living the Simple side of life.
I know its a tough economy these days ,and it makes me even more Thankful I Love the Simple side. We are so BLESSED in this Season of life we have a Home with no payments,we have a nice warm bed to sleep in ,clothes to wear,we have plenty of food to eat and share.All our needs met.Most important we have God and each other and Friends! Life is Good!
Hope you have a warm and cozy day, take time to count your Blessins' !

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Did I say...........

YELLOW...Lol We still have touch up painting to finish ,and more work to do before we put everything back together. Somedays I wonder will we ever be finished, but I know its part of remodeling, repairs etc.

We started these projects last summer.We remodeled the l.r. both baths ,and now the kitchen.

We do one room at a time until finished. After the kitchen is complete we need to start with the d.r. and painting bedrooms. Any other time we would of been finished long ago ,but with caretaking you have to pick and chose the days we can work on it.

The caketaker was my GrandMother's then my Mom's ,now mine.Theres been lots and lots of Homemade cakes shared from it.The cake server was theirs also.I Love Family Treasures!

One thing for sure we have a BRIGHT and CHEERY Kitchen.:o)

I wish you a Warm and cozy day with your Loved ones today!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Simple Christmas

I Love this time of year.And I Love a Simple Old Fashion Christmas.We try hard to focus on the True Meaning of Christmas. This time of year I turn the Hoosier Cabinet into a tea/Hot Choc. Bar.With remodeling and caretaking I am trying to go as simple as possible.We enjoy sharing a cup a....... just the 2 of us or with Family and Friends. I fill jars with hot choc.mix some I leave plain ,
Some I crush mints and put into the mixture ,some I put Marshmallows in ,I keep jars of flavored cof. creamer to mix into the hot choc. per cup. I make Friendship tea also known as Russian Tea. I keep different Boxes of flavored tea ,I make different flavors of tea mix.
The Blue Tea towel was a gift from a VERY SPECIAL FRIEND AMANDA,whom I Love and Miss Very Much! The Homespun towels draped across the doors I made.
Other than clear light I haven't dec. the garland yet. I have a few idea how I want to dec. it.
On a cold Night such as tonight ,a hot cupa.......sure warms us up.
Every Sun. we go to take my Mother-n-law to S.S. and church ,we want go in the morning the snow is gone the streets are wet and 20s tonight ,don't want to chance black ice as we have to go the next town over.I have dinner cooked ( lunch) for tomorrow ,after it warms up to where we can get out we will take lunch and stay with her until a Grandson comes to stay. As of now I want be able to post on Suns. but hope to be able to keep up most other days.
What do you enjoy and do Special to make Christmas special for you and your Family. I would Love to hear what you do.
I hope everyone has a Blessed Sunday and Christmas!

Snow In Private Paradise

We awoke to snow.It's still snowing. I don't rememeber a snow this early in the season in yrs.
It is nice to look out and see the snow falling. And be inside nice and Warm!!!!!
DS had to work ,when he left we only had a dusting. He works in a grocery store ,all you Friends in the South knows what his day will be like.LOL Wonder if their out of Bread and Milk yet?Lol
I made Hot Tamales not long ago I think this would be a good day to pull a bag out of the freezer and make a pot of chili.
This pic. is for Peggy over at Peggy's Mtn. Blessings. Hope you have snow my Friend!
Hope everyone has a Great wk.end! Stay warm and stay safe!

Friday, December 4, 2009

On Top Of Old Smoky

It's going to snow tonight! We are so blessed to have The Great Smoky Mtns. in our back door.
The Smokies are Beautiful anytime of the year. I Love to see snow on top of the mtns.
Its a little early for us to get snow, Yrs. ago we use to get big snows but now days a dusting to a couple ins. is about all we get. In the mtns. its a different story!
The temps are falling fast! It seems more like the Christmas Season with cold temps and snow.
When it snows there is no getting out of here.We are stocked for the winter, and very thankful for that.
I missed not posting. Its great to be back and able to visit all my Special Friends!
While I was away I was busy caretaking, canning, freezing food,gardening, crafting as time allowed. We had a BLESSED summer. Since DH is approaching Retirement Yrs. we are trying to get some remodeling as well as repairs behind us. Not sure what I was thinking to start back this time of the yr. LOL Right now we are painting the kitchen. I must of gotten a big sniff of paint when I picked it out LOL I love yellow once we got it on the walls it is "YELLOW"I've always heard yellow is cheery , so we should NOT have an down moments I do like bright colors but didn't realize I picked such a bright yellow.
I hope everyone has a Great week end!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tea Time

Hope Everyone is having a Blessed Christmas Season!
Want you have a cup a......with me? It has been so long since I've been able to blog ,I have missed it.Thanks for all your comments,emails,and calls!
At the moment the only care taking we're having to do is for my Mother-N-law. Of course she will only get worse ,never better.
Life is slowly getting back to the Simple side for us!:o)
So much has gone on in the last 6 months. I am so Happy things are slowing down and we can enjoy the Good life.
Our days are busy but we're able to stop and have a cup of tea and enjoy the moment.
Hope everyone has a great wk.

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