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Monday, December 15, 2014

We had lots of help in decorating the tree
this year.

We had Linleigh and Brett spend the night
after Thanksgiving dinner.

They worked hard and got
that tree done in no time.
Aunt Mandy gave Brett a
Hair cut and style.

Linleigh made some cookies.

Isn't Christmas Fun?


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Today has been a good day.
Our church had "Harvest Day"

Old fashioned songs....
Special singing...
A history of the church...
Dinner on the grounds...

When we got home I decided
to paint my pumpkin.

I think it turned out real cute!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

We have been working hard
 on the Mountain House

The cabinets were in bad shape
They were from 1994 and had
lots of scrapes and defacing.

We knew that we were going to paint
them instead of replacing them and I thought
we would replace the hardware.
But when I saw the price for just one drawer pull
(and we needed 40 of them)
I decided to try spray paint.

This is how they looked before.

We sprayed them black and then
shiny silver.

We used Primer and Paint all in one
on the cabinets and painted all the pulls
and this is how it turned out.

We spent 30.00 on our paint for the cabinets and
bought black and silver spray paint.

Fall decorating is in progress.

These are the last of the zinnias...
I pulled up the brown stems today
time for the pumpkins and
leaf raking to begin!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Where did the summer go?


This summer has been fun!
Granddaughters cooking in the kitchen

Little brother buttin' in

Grandson Aiden here for a visit!

hanging out at the Dan River, NC

Perfect summer day

Mom helping out...

cold mountain water

Pizza at the mountain house.

Ashley home for a visit.


Brett sets the table for breakfast.

That's the way we like our summers!

We did lots more, but I didn't always have my
camera handy.

I thought I had more time to take pictures.

Where did the time go?

It went so quickly....


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Wouldn't  it be wonderful
if this is the kind of woman
we could be?

I have been busy sewing as usual and
working in the Thrift Store.

We are spending some time in
the mountains, too.

Life is good.

My main computer is crashed.
I have been trying to figure out
my husband's laptop.
I'll try to post more photos
when I get the "hang" of this
new set up!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I'm doing lots of sewing
these are jobs.

I have several months to finish them
but I like to get things done as fast as I can.

These snowmen are called
"Daddy Long Legs"

Their legs have elastic in them
and can bounce up and down.

Cute and fun to make when you are
not in a rush!

I'm going to make some of these
to sell in my booth, too!

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!