Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My finished gingerbread valance

Ok I know it has been a while so I will post a picture of them hung in the kitchen. All those green beans sitting on the cupboard. My My Barb canned those from her garden and some of them will be on our Thanksgiving table tomorrow.
The wall hanging I made and the gingerbread stocking Barb made.
Did not get all done I wanted to so maybe I will add a little bit each year.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Our son in law the fireman

Well today Don and I went downtown to see our son in law get a promotion to lieutenant in the Dayton fire department. Congratulations Ray way to go whoo hooo.
you see him getting pinned, swearing in, and just standing around with all of us. Our daughter Donna, Don, Ray and well I am taking the pictures so I am not in them.

We have been cleaning out our flower beds for the last two or three days and this granny is sure sore. Well off to cook dinner, and Jane and her family are coming for the weekend so gotta clean the beds off so they have someplace to sleep.

here is Donna and Ray after the ceremony and he is now a lieutenant

Here is Don and Donna together

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My newest Christmas project

Ok so it looks like one of those years I am going to decorate to the highest degree. I do take spells when I don't even care if the tree is up or not but this is not one of those years. So I decided to make myself some Christmas time valances for my kitchen window. First I had to think of a theme and since I already had some and really like the theme I picked GINGERBREAD as my theme. So I found some homespun at Walmart and bought it, got a valance out I did not use and measured it and that is what I will make my pattern from. Next I needed to find a gingerbread pattern I liked(still working on this) then I looked for some fabric to makes gingers out of to machine applique onto the homespun. Now mind you I have enough fabric in my shop to fill a semi truck but do you think I had any that was the color of gingerbread??? answer to that is NO NO NO. So off to Walmart again and well they didn't have what was in my mind but I found something I am going to work with HOWEVER I did get a fantastic buy on halloween shirts for next year. I bought six of them for one dollar each YES you heard me right one dollar. WOw and last week I was going to buy them when they were marked down to 7 dollars so you can see why I was so excited. Would never have found them if my honey. Don, wouldn't have come and got me while the lady was marking them. anyway I took some pictures of my valances in the working on them mode. When I finish them I will post pictures of them.
tomorrow I will take a picture of each of my new shirts.
toodles for tonight biggest loser is coming on. My favorite show plus dancing with the stars.

here is the homespun for the valance

picture of my cplg ornaments ready to be shipped out. Notice I wrapped each one.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

More Christmas decorating

Today Don got the "stable" out and put it in the yard for the nativity scene. It is suppposed to rain and get cold after today so he wanted to finish all the preliminary decorating. He did finish the lights, put a huge wreath up on top of the house, put lights on the garage roof and got all the electrical cords together and set up. Our neighbors were putting their lights and wreaths up today too but I didn't get any pictures of that. And one lone flower is still blooming out in the flower bed that is soon to become a manager. So that is the pictures I am sharing with you today. Me??? I was in my shop sewing snowmen and grumpy raggedy ann's all day. whew I feel like I am getting no place fast.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Good news Christmas is comin....

I know I am not ready either however thought I would show you what is going on around our house. Between mulching leaves and cleaning out flower beds, Don is putting up our Christmas lights while the weather is nice. It has been in the 70's all week and he is getting jump start on it. Better then going up on that roof when it is cold, windy and rainy.
This year we are using colored icicle lights. I did get tired of the white little lights so last year after Christmas we bought all new icicle lights in colors. Can't wait to see them lite. He has to put the nativity scene out yet but that can be done in the cold weather. He did get it out and put it in the garage so at Thanksgiving day we will be putting it up.


Monday, November 3, 2008

Lady from Indiana

well finally I found the picture we took of the lady that came to Pigeon Forge to our craft show. She found us by searching the internet for crafts in Pigeon Forge. She was coming down for vacation. Well the search gave her my blog and she stopped in to see us.How neat is that? I thought it was. Thank you so much for your purchase.

ps I am so sorry I cannot remember your name

Saturday, November 1, 2008

well Halloween is over so now on to........

CHRISTMAS. Well we put all the halloween/fall decorations down yesterday and now I need to find their container and store them for another year. I did leave the turkeys up and the fall leaves in the center of the dining table. Put a new table cloth on with harvest bounty on it. Put the turkey flag out by the front door. Don is out looking for our new Christmas lights we bought last year. We used the white(clear) icile lights for years and last year we bought all new ones. Since I am tired of the white ones we bought colored lights for this year. He has pulled all the nativity scene from the shed, picked up all the yard debris from the flower beds. and what have I been doing you ask???? Well to start with I straightened up the house, ran the sweeper and will be getting back to ornament making here real soon. Posting pictures of what I am working on. I belong to a group on ebay called COUNTRY&PRIMITIVE LADIES GROUP. Although I have never met these ladies face to face we have been sharing our lives with each other for about 4 years now. They are some of the nicest ladies and girls you could ever meet. Anyways we do an ornament exchange ever year about this time. Our dear friend Marissa*Raggedycabin* on ebay hosts it. We make our ornaments send them to her with postage money and she fixes us each a box with one of each ornament and sends them back to us. That is what I am working on right now. So that is the mess you see in the pictures my work table and finished product^all 2 so far* plus a picture of my turkey in the dining room just cuz I think he is so cute. He is sitting on my "new" ladder I bought at a craft show in Pigeon Forge Tennessee.
so for now toodles and enjoy the pictures

Ok had to add this picture of my daughter Janie at work yesterday. Mind you this is how she went to work at the bank she works at. Halloween and all.