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Saturday, April 5, 2014

What have I been up to? Just Plain Country in Walnut Cove NC....

Did you think I have abandoned my blog?
This is my new booth at the
"Just Plain Country"
store in Walnut Cove, NC
Did you wonder where I went?
Did you think I'd never come back?
I have been sewing like crazy!
I made everything in this 6x6  booth.
It takes lots of time and it is lots of fun!

If you are in Walnut Cove...Come and visit me
at Just Plain Country on main street!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Woman to Woman Brunch

Woman to Woman
Missions Brunch
Saturday was our quarterly
Woman to Woman meeting
at our church.

This month the meeting focused on Missions.
Our theme was
Missions:  God loving the world through Me.

We had nearly 50 woman in attendance.

The meeting included special singing
a report from Aletta about her
missions trip to Guatemala.
Before we ate we drew slips of paper from a bag
and stood in place of woman all over the world
and remembered that everyone does not have
the food choices we do here.

The decorations featured maps and travel.
We used the words:
Some will pray
Some will give
Some will go

on our banners.

I like to show the decoration so I can remember
and so some of our friends that do work
in their woman's meetings will
be able to get ideas from us.
(I know I like to use your ideas, too!)

I used the gift bags with balloons tied to them
for table centerpieces.
The mat under the bag is a state map.

I made these posters from regular printer paper
on colored back paper.
I cut the burlap and used small pieces of the
maps to make the heart.

Our Woman to Woman meeting is special.
We love our sisters in Christ and
enjoy serving together.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Working on Raggedy Anns

While the Ice Storm has been keeping us inside
I have been working on Raggedys.

I have 6 in progress.
I usually make that many at a time
because it takes a long time to make one,
and I can make better time if I use the
assembly line process.

The Raggedy Anns take a long time because
 they have so many parts.
The face is hand embroidered and the
body is sewn together.
The hair is hand sewn.
The bloomers are made then
the dress with all it's rick rack and
finally the apron.

They cost a bit more because of all the
trims that make them look so special,
add to the expense of the doll.

But when they are finished and all lined up
they just make you want to smile!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

crochet owls

Waiting for the snow and
making a few of these little guys.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Indoor snowball fight!

Choose sides,
Put down a line.
Each team has the same amount of snowballs.

Set the timer for 5 minutes

Propel those cotton balls with a plastic spoon.
Try to keep as many as you can flying back to the other side.

Keep them going over to the other side.
The object of the game is to have the least at the end of the game.

Throw those things Ethan!

Lots of fun!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

building the perfect snowman!

At the Fa la la la lane
Christmas Party we love to play games.
The first was build a snowman with the
items in your gift bag.
toilet paper, tape and construction paper
Sara is the snowman for team #1

Eric is the team #2 snowman.
Myself and Mike are dressing him.
Team #2 works with a plan.
We work as a team and don't waste time
getting that snowman built!

Team #1  not so much!

Sara the snowman!
(well, you get the picture)

And the winner is Grandma's team #2
Eric the snowman!!!!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Hi Everyone,
I posted a few pictures this am
But, blogger wouldn't let me post any
comments with them.
So, I'll post a few more now.

For Christmas, we spent 10 days
 at the mountain house and
had lots of fun.

these pictures were taken at
the annual Fa la la la Lane Christmas Party.

We had 18 of our sons, daughters, in laws and grands

There were lots of games, singing
(we are a very musical family),
laughing, and eating happening.

These pics feature Linleigh but I'll post more tomorrow
of all the others.

I have other news to tell,
I'll let you know.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

cookie cutting and shoe box filling.

I made some dough
ornaments this week.
The recipe is
2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 cup of water

Mix and Knead
roll out and cut with cookie cutters
Place on pan and bake 250 for several hours
I did mine for 4 hours.

I have made these for years with my kids
and with the grand kids.
I am going to get some helpers to paint
these at the mountain house when we go next week.
We made some more babies for the
Samaritans Purse Shoe Boxes

I took 15 to church with me this morning.
The packing party is this Friday,
I'll probably post pictures of that too.

Well, I am getting excited about Christmas
decorating and celebrating.  

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Here come the owls.
They are cute and took  little time.
They did give me many hot glue gun burns,
from all those little felt feathers.

These snowmen are so cute.
They are called "Mr. Mittens"
The quilt scarf is an old one
that I cut up.
It has some worn places and makes it
all the more lovable.

And, finally, isn't this guy cute?
He is make of flannel, not all felt.
It gives him a soft hug able feel.

Well, this is what's been keeping me busy,
but, now they have been delivered and I must start
on those aprons.

Happy crafting!

Friday, October 18, 2013

back at the sewing machine

The sewing orders are coming in again.
I have set up my assembly line on the bed
in the sewing room.

Today there are 16 snowmen in progress
and 4 owls.

These guys still need hats and eyes.
the other snowmen are made but need faces and
arms put on and their little Christmas decorations
glued on.

These owls are made from felt glued on a styrofoam ball.
cute and easy, but put together with hot glue and
I have bandaids on my fingers now that slow me down
on my other sewing.

All in all, It has been a pretty good day.
I got a lot done and made brownies to keep
my strength up!

Tomorrow I'll finish those snowmen and get some
aprons and cats cut out.

I don't think I'll be able to finish them though,
I have to run over to the Thrift Store for an
hour or two and
do a little book work,

OK.  that's all I got.
Blogger has worked much better for me today.