Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Two Very Easy Crafts

I had a little time to play this week
and did two very easy and rewarding projects:)

A banner for the fireplace
Wooden spools for storing lace.

 I cut the fabric, mine was scraps from painter's drop cloth.
Paint and stencils.

I got this ideas from Carol at
If you don't know Carol's blog . . .
you are missing out.
Check her out here . . . 

I just rolled the fabric over the jute and sewed a seam.
 It's was "sew" easy :)
 For the spools I cut pieces from a dole. 
Purchased these wooden circles. 
Used rubber stamps to stamp the wood.
And glued:)

 Well, I just thought that I would share.

Have a great weekend.

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Windows Before Winter

See that beautiful new window.
We picked up our order at Home Depot on Saturday morning.

Twelve windows in all.
It was a special order, because of the sizes.
That means if we measured wrong, they can not be returned.
So far so good:)
We have four installed and eight to go.

Before photo
when we first bought this house in the early spring.

Now Photo,
Well, with eight more windows to install, 
you know what the two of us will be up to.

What project do you have on your plate?

We love our new place
are having so much fun turning it from,
"House to Home"

Have a wonderful week.

Your blogging sister,

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sun Bonnet Sue Quilt

Just another sweet day . . .
I'm enjoying and celebrating life :)

 Harvesting peppers from the garden . . .

These are hot!

And These are hotter! 
They are going to make some dynamite chili this winter:)

Look at this . . . my biggest sunflower.

The quilt that I cuddle with at night while watching TV . . .

Was getting threadbare . . .

 So I used it for the batting of a new one  :)

(always trying to save and recycle)

This set of embroidery designs is from Oregon Patchwork

here's a link if you are interested:


I walked around the yard trying to find 
a place to get a good photo of it. 


 I finally hung a clothesline across the barn.

 The back is solid yellow polka dot:)

These colors should bring a little sunshine into the house

this winter when the skies are grey. 

Oh, this is a surprise gift for a friend.

I hope she likes it:)

Well that's 


of my little post . . .

not many words, but lots of pictures:)

I hope that all of you 

are having as nice a week as I am.

 God Bless You.

Your blogging sister,

Connie :)