Saturday, April 30, 2016

Busy April

A busy month of April it was!

I am amazed how quickly the year is flying by!

I have been self~teaching myself how to quilt and in the above picture(s) I am just beginning a scrappy tumbler quilt!
So far it has been easy and I am enjoying it.
I have always wanted to be a quilter and now taking baby steps into it!

April bought beautiful weather so got a pedi.
First time wearing blue!

Oh, and I love wearing Lularoe buttery soft leggings!
My daughter Heidi is a consultant and love all the dresses, shirts and leggings!

Grandma Maryjane always has jarfuls of yummy treats for the grandchildren!
One of my daughters said that her kids will always remember where they can get big soft marshmallows at!

For the last few months I have been making
Cookies in a Jar 
and keeping them on my panty shelf!
I make about 5 different kinds and it's 
wonderful having them pre~mixed, 
and ready to make a fresh batch of cookies in minutes! 
We have had guests come unexpected and 
while visiting I am whipping up a batch!

Life is full, and good.
As in life, we all still go through trials
but with the love & support of the Lord
and family ... we can do anything!

Wishing you a wonderful month of May!

Friday, April 1, 2016

What's For Dinner?

 What's for dinner?
For some reason, Biscuits & Gravy sound really good!

It's funny how a visual aid can put a "yummy"
thought in my head.
Tomorrow we will be having breakfast for dinner!
One of our all~time favorite meals.

Below is a potpourri of some March pictures I took. 
It was a fun month filled with family gatherings.
I love my family!

I am so happy Spring is here! 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Beloved Fabric Sewn in My Quilt

 I love my quilt filled with flowers and a white picket fence!

When I saw this pattern that Lori Holt from
Bee in My Bonnet created, 
it brought back a flood of memories growing up!

We had a white picket fence lined with flowers and rose bushes.

I had this custom made by my sister-in-law Susan.
 Below is beloved vintage material from 1957.
My sweet Grandmother Walberg made me a dress out of it.
I was in kindergarden and remember the dress in detail!

I was recently given my Grandmother's fabric bag of scraps,
and found my dress fabric in it!
Along in the scrap bag was beloved vintage fabric from a dress 
my sweet Mother Gloria wore 
pictured below that her Mother (my Grandma Walberg) made for her when she was my age in the 1930's!

I had to have these precious fabrics
incorporated into the quilt.
It stays in one of the quest rooms.

I love it to pieces!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Make~Over on My Little Trailer

 Just before 2015 ended, I did a make~over on my little 
13 foot vintage trailer ButtonWillow!

Over the 9 years I have owned her, she has been all decked out for Christmas
to pink cowgirl style, to retro style, to now
farmhouse/shabby style!

The first area is the dinette/living area.
 Everything in here pretty much has a fond memory and pulls at my heart~strings.

I love the vintage curtains throughout because they have followed me from 2 homes.
 Behind the curtains are big silver serving forks to pull back the curtains if I wish!
They are so cute and a whimsy touch.

The sconces have battery candles
 that add such a soft glow at night.
 Somedays, I bring my little Featherweight
sewing machine in to sew,
or to take a nap!
I love to nap here when it is raining!

 I crocheted the doily under the teapot.

 A lavender sachet below scents the entire trailer!
 A belonged vintage framed Shirley Temple is a favorite!
She is my greeter at the door!
She was born the same year as my dear Mother.
Now on to the kitchen area.
A sweet little area indeed.

My favorite is the stove!
It has 4 burners and double ovens/broiler.
Custom wood covers for the sink and stovetop,
and icebox that keeps things very cold,
and airconditioning! 
Doesn't take much to cool her down.
I also have a tiny electric fireplace! 
 The cabinets are filled with pink rose Melmac!

 My Daddy use to make these pig cutting boards!
Last but not least, 
the bedroom.

My most favorite thing about it ...
I have a feather bed!
Sleeping in this sweet bed is heaven.

I have traveled from CA to Tombstone, AZ
in this baby and never missed a nights rest.

 I am working on my very first quilt 
and it will be for my bed here!
I will take a picture of it when I finish it to share.

 When not glamping, 
this little gal is parked on the side of my house.
I love that we are able to have her on our property 
because I can go play house anytime!

I have had many people over the years, driving and walking enjoy her peeking over the fence!
I have made friends because of ButtonWillow and,
I have had notes left with phone numbers if I ever want to sale her to call!
 I still have many years to enjoy my little 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

16 lbs. of Fresh Laundry Soap

 Yesterday, I made a fresh batch of laundry soap ...
16 lbs. that is!
FYI: I have a 4 yr. old HE washing machinehard water
I have never had a problem using this laundry soap with either!

Wow, I have been making it for 8 years now and
there is a lot of you out there, make it too!
It washes my laundry beautifully.

I love making it, using it, love the simplicity of it, 
and feel like the homemaker my Mother and Grandmother's were.
Oh, and I grew up using a clothesline!

I learned how to sew in 7th grade and my parents
bought me my first sewing machine when I was 14.
I sewed many of my clothes in high school and
was told I was one of the best dressed students! 

In high school we chose a "Major"
and one that was offered I took
all through high school was "HOMEMAKING"!

Things never changed!
I am still "majoring" in Homemaking!
 Even as a Grandmother of 14 now,
I will always try to be the best homemaker I can be.
With a prayer in my heart and the Lord by my side, all things are possible!

I love the simple joys of life. XO

Monday, December 28, 2015

A Potpourri of Pictures

 On Instragram they have a thingy going called 
2015 Best Nine.

Had fun putting a grouping together of my sweet hens, and
a grouping of some of my recent sewing projects.
 Below I made a quilted sewing machine rug/mat.
Making myself one this week!

If I need to slide my sewing machine to the side 
for any reason, it moves it nicely.
It stays in place until I move it, and
my table doesn't get scratched. 

I will be making these for my ETSY shop too!
Wishing you my sweet friends a very 
Happy & Wonderful New Year!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Catch~Up

Picture of the family room.
Hung are 24 stockings I made for
Hubby & I, our children & their families.
Oh my goodness!
I have not had my computer for 4 weeks
and I have missed you & blogging!

My Apple computer broke, and it broke good!
Lost everything, had to have it rebuilt, and changed programs twice! 

Lucky me, we have Carbonite, and it has saved everything for years!
I got everything restored. 
Relieved and grateful.

Below are a few Christmas things I have done but not able to post. 
 Made cookies mixes for family & friends!
An awesome Pinterest find HERE.
 I bought all the supplies at The Dollar Tree.
Except the tags and doilies. 

I made pillowcases for our 14 grandchildren!
I have made these for close to 20 years now.
 Some are in college, high school, middle school, 
grammar school, pre~school to babies!
 You can see gender, ages, and personalities in each one!
 I love making them!
Made lots of mug*rug sets. 
Here are a few of some of the many I made ...

 Some had tags too.

For some misters in my life!

So happy to be back!

Now off to more creating! 
The Christmas crunch has begun!

Merry Christmas!