Keep Smiling

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Re-Using Old Furniture

Do you remember this chair?
I made this slipcover almost 20 years ago.
This chair has been in some room 
of our house ever since.

Well, this is the reason for the slipcover.

I decided to buy two new chairs 
for the living room 
and put this chair and 
my old brown recliner 
out in the barn. 

The buffalo plaid was perfect
for the barn.
So, I just made new arm covers. 

Here it is finished.
Easy fix :)


And here they are in the barn. 

I found this guy at the 
Goodwill Thrift Store.
It fits my theme wonderfully
and such a handsome fellow :)

Well, that's my blog for today.
Thanks for stopping in to visit.
Enjoy your weekend
God Bless You All.

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Happy May Day!

It's May Day

and we had a lovely day 

to be outside enjoying

the sunshine.

I worked in the potting shed.

Pulled weeds in the garden

and mainly just stayed busy.

This time of the year

brings with it many chores:)

These are not tomatoes . . .

they are peppers :)

There is a little family of birdies 

making this sweet trailer their home.

A thoughtful homemade gift

from a sweet neighbor.

Well, that's my post for today . . .

I hope that you are having lovely

weather and enjoying the sweet outdoors.

Creation is Amazing,


Our Creator is even more Amazing :)

God bless you all!

Connie :)


Thursday, April 25, 2024

April 2024

Busy, busy, busy . . .

isn't that the way this time of the year goes?

I've started this quilt,

I'm making it from scraps and sewing it with

the quilt as you go method. 

There are so many other jobs

that this quilt might just

be a full summer project,

but you can see a little progress.

When it's done, I plan on trying

to count how many different

fabrics I've used :) 

Here I'm cleaning out all 

the dead from my blackberries.

And moving my "Big Boy"

scarecrow over to the blackberries

hoping to keep the birds away. 


After painting the barn,

I started painting the back fence.

You can see Beulah's tail 

in this photo.  She is a farm dog

and loves to help, but she sure 

gets dirty doing it.

Here's another photo 

of the fence. 

This is one of my favorite canning books.

I didn't have time to put up
rhubarb this year.
So; I gave it away to a friend
with this recipe from the book.
It's a great book,
they don't overwrite their recipes,
they just make them very simple 
to understand.
I bought it on Amazon. 
a few years ago. 

This is my other big chore . . .

Trying to keep this sweet girl

clean.  She loves the dirt 

and has so much fun frolicking



Thanks for stopping by

have a lovely weekend.


God Bless you all


Your blogging sister,

Connie :)