Friday, March 31, 2017

Just Like Grandma Sadie

It seems a lot that I do in my life,
mirrors my Grandmother Sadie's life.
She was a true~blue farm girl and I loved
everything she did when growing up.

Her favorite song was AMAZING GRACE and it has become my favorite too.
I have a music box that I play in my car.
I play it all the time when driving.

Grandma Sadie taught me at her knee, and
introduced me to Jesus.
I can hear her saying …
"Maryjane, say Thank You Jesus!"
I am grateful for her sweet teachings
that are a part of me in my daily walk.
Recently hubby and I had a 8 ft. custom~made farm-table made.
It seats 10~12 people.

Can't wait to have Easter family dinner on it!
We bought these huge & heavy Lazy Susan's made out of a wine barrel!
Family dinners won't be the same!!! 

Cleaned out the chicken coop today and tomorrow the chicken run!
Miss Sadie loves her clean digs!
Yes, she is named after Grandma Sadie!
On a sad note, our sweet hen Daisy passed a couple days ago.
Sigh … I am truly missing this sweet gal.
Never knew one could love a chicken as I do her.

I am preparing for some new chicks this week.
Look at this darling Raggedy Ann!
Her name is Sue Bea.
She over~sees my daily activities in my sewing room each day!
My friend Deb at Wildoberry Farms created her.
I made a little crocheted blanket for my little 4 lb. Sammie dog.
Grandma Sadie loved to crochet too!
I have been busy making these Easter cards! 
Gotta love vintage style!
Recently I refilled the pantry with "cookies in a jar".
Easy to make, and perfect to bake up when family or friends drop by!
Of course I had to make a batch right then!
The purse cookie jar reminds me to Grandma Sadie too!
Her favorite color was yellow.

RECIPES to make several COOKIES in a JAR are
So proud of this handsome Grandson Mark!
He will be leaving soon to serve the Lord with a 2 year mission to
Lima, Peru!
How blessed he is to serve in Peru and the people with love him!
We sure do!
Great is Thy Faithfulness!

Have a blessed day!
(eggs provided by Daisy & Sadie)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Busy at The Beehive Cottage

"Got chicken in the oven and chicken on the stove!"

I have this little stove in my craft room,
 and it makes me giggle everyday! 

I always have something "cook'in" here!
Am I the only one that thinks MARCH got here super fast?!
I bet not!
Love this time of the year.

As I was thinking how I would make my March monthly marker,
I thought these blue bird card set go well together.

I have been busy making card sets! 
Oh my, and having fun making them. 
Of course I had to share a "selfie" pic of my Valentine leggings & cookies from last month!
My dining room is empty for 4 more weeks as we wait for
our custom built 8 ft. farm-table!
Bucket of Nails in Fallbrook, CA is making it.
What a wonderful family owned business.
Can't wait to show it to you!
I put a couple of the yoyo pincushions I made
 on this miniature chair in my craft room.
They look like little retro pillows!
This is the calm "after" the storm!
A couple weeks ago we had a full week here in CA of pretty harsh rainy weather.
We got it all, oh my!

Daisy & Sadie are glad that's over!
This is the life of a chicken mama!
I love my girls.
This is where the madness goes on while making card sets
for my Etsy shop in my craft room.

I SEW on each graphic!
This card set is made from my personal pictures of my sweet hens eggs & drying rack!
Aren't those eggs pretty?!

I named the card set "The Kathleen Collection" 
after a dear friend.
Do you have a favorite?!
Below is one of my favorites!

Wishing you a wonderful day and thanks bunches for visiting!