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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!

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
Go!

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
attending.

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.