Sunday, February 26, 2017


                   My plants are always happy this time of day because the sun is real strong on this side of the kitchen.
                  Also those are a few of my wood spoons and the rolling pin was my great Grandma's, its dated 1898 and was made by her husband, my Great Grandpa. They lived at the farm where I grew up. Of course I never new them, but I do have a few of their Diaries.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Sampler replaced Mirror

                      This is in my upstairs room. Its a dressing table. I took the really pretty mirror off and put it in the living room. So then I have this  big empty spot, so I put a sampler I made years ago in that empty stop. The ribbons hanging down are from a big straw hat that is up above. Also on the dressing table are a few of my old little planter head girls, can't think that you would get much of a plant in them, don't know what else they would have been for? 
        Nice and warm here today, think we broke a record, its about 70, usually would have more snow then we would know what to do with. But that's ok, really enjoyed the day. Richard and I were out side for a long time today.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Old handmade candle holders

                    My Aunt Glenda, who is almost 102 years old now gave me these candle holders. she said my uncle made them years ago. They are in my upstairs room.  The pitcher and Bowl I got at the thrift store a few years ago.  The picture is me and my two oldest kids many years ago.

Friday, February 17, 2017

A Few Books in my Sewing area.

                         Been organizing all week. I think its a winter thing, can't get outside to much so find extra things to do. The book on top my Aunt Glenda gave me. Its from the 1940's. She thought it would help me to crochet and knit. It has lots of patterns and helpful info.  I have to say I think I need more help then that book. .
             I haven't done any embroidery for a while, thought I might start something today. That is if I can stop going through drawers and closets and craft stuff.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A People and Their Quilts

                        This is a really nice book. They visit old homes and talk with lots of women, there are lots of old photos and homestead pictures, and of course pictures of old quilts.  The Woman on the front cover is Opal Hatmaker,{don't you love that name?] She is from a coal mining section of Anderson county Tennessee. She was one of 13 Children. So lots of interesting reading in this book. 214 pages.  It was written in 1984.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Cast Iron Pan and cookbook

                          The Cast Iron pan and cookbook came yesterday.. Looking forward to using it. We had a lot of these pans when I was growing up on the farm, but for some reason I haven't had any since then. The lodge is the oldest cast Iron company in the US. So if I decide I really like using these kinds of pans again I may order some other sizes. The one in the picture is a ten inch. I was surprised at the cost. I thought they would be a lot more. This one was about 16 dollars. It will probably last longer then me.
     I made a white cake today and cream cheese frosting.  I think I may have gotten carried away testing the frosting, feel a bit over sweet.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dave is trying to teach Jack about Bears in the wild.

                             Dave is always trying to teach Jack new things but its not easy. It seem while Dave was trying to point out how Bears live in the wild, not in a soft chair in the computer room, Jack was pretty sure the ceiling was more interesting.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Recipe Folder

                      I had to make something yesterday so I made this. I watch some of the cooking shows on the food network and when I see a recipe that I'm pretty sure I need I print it off. Or something from a magazine or the paper. Well until I try it and see if I like it I will keep it in this folder, then if I do like it I will copy it off on a recipe card for my recipe box. They always look so good on TV, except that I seem to have only two of the ingredients  out of the ten needed.  So that's it for today.

Friday, February 3, 2017

More From the sewing Room.

                               I have been down in the sewing room more then usual, just going through everything, packing up lots of stuff for the Amvets.  My living room is still not in order, The new carpet is in and I really like it, but the new furniture won't be here until Monday the 6th.  So I have been playing in other parts of the house.  In the picture that's an old milk jug, has a tin top with the thread in. The little sampler I made a few years ago. That's one piece of my Aunt's Milk glass that she left me, I have several nice pieces. I have been lucky to receive so many things from my family and Richards.
    Cold here and some snow. I don't think I will be going anywhere today. I will just keep sorting and I have a new book to start reading. And I think its a pot roast day.