I have been honored to be given this Friendship Award from Jocelyn of Happy Cottage Quilter! She received the much deserved award and in turn has passed it on. Jocelyn is such a kind spirited and lovely gal. Her blog is a happy place to be and her warmth comes though. I want to pass it on also to some folks whom I have come to know in the blog world as helpful, kind, considerate and all are very talented! If you have received it already well here you go again. Only proves why you are being selected yet again!!
Please pay them all a visit and see what I mean!! * Mary of It's Me I Think is a funny gal who takes loving care of her family. She is Nana Nanny to her two small grandsons and has just moved to Alaska! Read about her new adventures. * Linda of Fiber Fabrications raises her wonderful alpacas with much love and care. She uses their wool to be so creative with . She leads a busy fun life I love to read about!! I am also in her Birthday Block Swap!! * Pat from A Little of This and A Little Of Pat is one of the most helpful and kind gals in blog land bar none!! She is talented in many ways !! She will have a new fun read blog post every day!!! I do consider her a pal. * Valerie of Life's Little Garden shares so much of herself, her family and her faith by example. A kindhearted loving Mom and Grandma. I must say I do adore her posts about her Quilting Granny and try not to miss them! Such inspiration there for us all! * Rachel of Not So Plain Jane can be a hoot!! She too is very talented along with being a fun loving gal!! If she is not sharing her life she will find some great giveways to share!!! * Lani from The Never Ending Adventure ...you only have to read one post on her blog to be rolling with laughter. Go see ...give it a try as a day brightener!!! * Ann of A Good Yarn is one of the most talneted quilt makers I have seen. She is awesome. I do like hearing about her life as well down under!!! I consider her a dear pal as well. * Marydon of Feedsack Fantasy who is an expert on all things feed sack but also a kind and helpful person. She is living her faith everyday. * Mary of Quilt Hollow..one of the best at what she does with her quilting frame. Such a kind and friendly gal too. * Laurie of Buttons N' Lace.. a sweet gal who loves to garden and make all things floral and lacy..;-) * Micki in Ireland of Irish Muses.. yet another warm, friendly and wonderfully talented gal. * Oh goodness I could just go on and on!!So many wonderful friendly folks in our blogging world.These are just a few who have touched me in wonderful ways.
Wondering what this is??? May have something to do with me 'soon' posting for the 300th time!!!!!! Sure hope my sweet readers and followers will keep an eye out for that post!!! Comments always welcome...;-)
Click on the above logo !!! It will take you to the New and Improved Pumpkin Patch Primitives website! Oh my goodness some super cool new Halloween fabs I am gonna have to have and I bet you will too!!! So surf on over!!!
Now to Brenda's Giveaway!!! Click on the pic below to go read all about this awesome kit!!! "Wooly"!! Please feel free to say Lola sent ya!!! ;-)
Okay yesterday Deb and I checked out a LQS in Windsor. Was very nice gals there in a small lil shop set out in the country. I think it will become a very good one given time. Right now the fabric choices were limited and not as much newer fabs. They ordered a cutter so soon will be able to do the strips , etc. She is updating her site and also the shop offerings also. Below is some 1/2 yrd cuts I got for 10% off!! Snowfolks, Jack'os and the Thimbleberries Owls.YUM!
I will go back and keep check on fabrics and to get to know them!!! I love machine applique and did not see too much of it there or my 'kind'...ha!!!
Last Sat in Smithfield also checked out a few yard sales and for just 1.75 I got a shirt, shorts and a pretty sun dress! Made a run out to the 2 thrift stores in town. One had nada but second was a charm!
Got two compression quilt wall hangers, oak, 43” for 1.98 each!!!!
Like 90 bucks worth!! Pays to check all those bins folks!! Along with a neat ‘sewing’ themed 2 yard piece of fabric.
Think I will make Deb a sewing themed gift for her BD coming up in Aug!
So that is my post for the day for Friday Finds , plus! Ha!!
* Crossing fingers we will get some showers here, we so need them.
Sat was an enjoyable day. Niece D and I played tourist in Smithfield , Va, one of our locals towns. Silly me did not take as many pics as I planned to though. I think I must go brain dead once I put the camera in my bag!! Did get some pics in the Christmas Store of some of the more colorful trees!! This is where I bought the 2 ornies I shared on Tuesday's Teacup Post. This was at one time a department store. Wooden floors and tin ceilings. Sorry blurred ..the fishing tree!
We do live in farming country so here is the John Deere tree! My first look at a yellow tree! Ha!! Pretty in Pink.. ha!
Maybe feathers are your thing..pink ones!!
How about a sea shore tree.
Blue and loads of pretty shells!! *
We checked out the Farmer’s Market and several of the shops on Main Street. Items we liked in the antique shop were a bit too high for my wallet.. ha!! I did purchase a small flag at the flag store. Will go back later in year for a couple large ones for Fall and Winter plus some for holiday gifts.
Will share more of our day in another post!!!
Some great finds!!!!
Off today with BFF Deb( no blog) to a LQS that is new to us.
Looking for some fab to go with the purple, cream and paisley fabs of the UFO blocks.
...for now! Winter pantry is well stocked with some veggies and pickles. Soon to be added will be pears, fig and some jellies. We will be gifted some apple butter, honey and other 'sweet jars' so we will have plenty to top a scone or biscuit or two!! Have lots of fresh frozen fruit as well. Add to this the potatoes, sweet, red and white cookers we are good to go! Have plenty of snaps and tomatoes in the cartons also. Shelf full of new corn. Will place older corn on top.
Butter beans from this years bushel. Also place the older ones on top to use first. Should be getting the peas sometime in next week or so. Okra is bearing but not a lot. Peppers too are few and slow as we lost some plants to wilt. Have enjoyed some eggplant already too YUM! I do feel good knowing we have fresh food that we have prepared with no additives, etc. Makes me feel like the farm gals of old and proud !!It will all make some fine soups, stews, sauces and sides dishes come winter. Still have fresh to eat now. Fall garden will be planted soon so lots of greens. * Well as soon as I rest up from this frenzy will finish sewing those small projects to share with you. Also send out my last PIF!!
Are you up for a spot of tea?? Tray all set! A very smallish cup o tea that is.. Ha!! I bought this nice ornie Sat at The Christmas Store in Smithfield,VA! It will go along nicely with the small tea pot and tea cup ornies I showed last week!!
I also purchased this sweet ornie. A hen on her nest with biddies peeping out! Love it! I already have a pretty rooster ornie my DH bought for me many years ago.
Sorry for posting late!!!!
I got caught up doing the 'mater canning and slipped my mind!
I normally do these up ahead but behind on that this week too!!!!
Please go tot Kim's blog to see other posters for Teacup Tuesday!
Yes it is time to begin to think about Christmas! So may sales now in LQS’s with this theme too. So I decided this would be my project to try to have done by Nov! Another UFO…my Christmas Candle top. This is a lap quilt but I will use as a hanging or drape over the Old Singer in living room. Just have to sandwich it and quilt. Going to just do an outline quilting I think. Got to decide if it will be done in red or green ‘arty’ thread….hummm. Any comments??? Suggestions???
Very plugged in today with the corn!! We got it all shucked last night. Today is blanching and bagging. If I still can stand after that will do the butter beans! Ha! Doing corn brings back memories. Used to do loads more than this when all the kids were small. They would sing ..CORN DAY CORN DAY. Corn for breakfast, dinner, and supper… ha!! We would spread the ears with homemade butter that Miz Doris,now 90, made from milking her cow. When that cow died no more butter..;-( * I do want to take the day off tomorrow. Need to have a day away off the farm. Niece D and I may go to Smithfield to check out some new antique shops. Also a flag shop where I want to look for some new ones. Big Christmas Shop too!! There is a tea shop if open and a coffee & pastry shop. Big Farmer’s Market that opens early that sells all kinds of things not just produce. * Pork, Pine and Peanut Festival is going on in Surry County this weekend. We will not be attending. Seems to us has gone downhill in last few years. The level of artist/crafter’s work and imports, just not a high quality hand crafted show anymore. Hate to see this happen to such a long standing show. Maybe with new folks on committee it will improve again. * Hope we all have a great weekend!!! Monday.. Monday will be here in a blink!!! ( can ya hear the Mama’s and Papa’s singing that???)
…..sweet ones that is! I got my batches of sweet pickle all done today.
From the lime soak to processed jars!
Now no longer any danger of my chicken salad not tasting just like it should!
Today Sadie Pup and I are off in our truck to pick up corn and butter beans at a local farmers. They called today for our order. They will go in freezer so the canner can rest a bit. Still yet more tomatoes to can.
This pan full above now waiting on me and more to pick.
Did these Roma’s to use as soup or sauce already.
Had a smidgen left over so added the lil chicks and had lunch!
The growing season is moving right along here.
We do not have as much as we thought we would have.
Have not got the rain along we started off with.
Oh well.. have what we have and will be happy with it too!!
I am thinking the pears will be ready before too long for preserves .
I do hope we get some rain to plump up those figs.
I have to say nothing better on a cold gray damp winter morning then a hot biscuit with some butter and fig or pear preserves on it!!!
As soon as I finish laying up my Winter pantry I will be ready for FALL to happen! Yes in maybe 2 weeks!! Ha!!!
No sewing. Just could not fit it all in.
I sure wish my body could keep up with my mind and my plans!
Will have to get serious on it as soon as my canning and freezing days are finished for the year!!
I have those UFO's along with a couple other things started and a long list for the holidays to complete.
Oh Lord who am I kidding....not all going to happen!!! Haa!!
Getting ready to cut the brisket. Lets eat! Did not get any real good pics on 4th! Was planning on getting a group shot..NOT! Anyway food was good, company was good! The pups had a good time too. Weather was super nice !!! I hope you all had as good a day as we did !!
DH s cold dessert!Before and after. YUMMY!!
8 oz Cool Whip 16 oz Sour Cream 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk 3 or 4 Large Bananas Sliced 1 box (large) Instant Vanilla Pudding 1 box Vanilla Wafers 1 bottle Magic Shell 1 cup Chopped Pecans
Mix Cool Whip, sour cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla pudding mix in a bowl. Using a 9x13 glass pan layer vanilla wafers, bananas and pudding alternately. (Top layer should be pudding mixture). Squeeze out “Magic Shell” to cover the entire layer of pudding. Sprinkle the chopped pecans on top. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or preferably overnight before serving.
Well I let it slip by… almost!! I am not on Kim’s list todaybut you can go check out the list on her blog. I am sure there will be some great tea cup posts on blogs to check out. My offering today is a couple of hanging ornies I picked up at a local thrift. So cute! A teapot and the matching cup! Need to attempt to clean up but do not want to mess up the gold leafing!! A lot of these different ones would make for a sweet themed tree for the holidays!!! Will keep my eye out now for some! Enjoy!!!