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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mail Box Surprise!

What do you post about when everything
that you are making is a gift
and you don't want to spoil the surprise?
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Well, I got this huge order of fabric
in the mail. Let me share that with you.
Lots of pretty stuff to keep me busy this winter.

This stack is all flannel . . .
I want to make some truly warm quilts :)

 I also stacked two pieces together
out in the barn,
to create this storage space.

Then I painted the back of them
with chalkboard paint.

 Well that was all that I had to post . . .
until the mail-lady came with 
a surprise package from Nancy at
A Joyful Cottage

I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy 
about three years ago . . .
She is a charming and delightful 
Christian lady with a heart of gold.

She makes these marvelous fabric collages
and I am honored that she chose to gift
me with this one.


Nancy, it is perfect!


Thank you so much:)


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  That's it for today.
Thanks for stopping by.

I hope that you have time 
to leave a comment.
I love reading them.

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Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)
 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

October Round-Up


My title sounds like a cowgirl post . . .
but no it's a "rounding-up" all the 
 end of the year
outdoor projects and getting them done :)

 The main garden and all the boxes 
are cleaned out and ready for 
a long winters nap.

 In cleaning them out,
I came across the last of our harvest.
Sunflowers to feed the birds.

Carrots to feed us :)

 Peppers

 Peppers

 And more peppers.
We dry these and then grind them
up into spices.

Chives drying

These will be great on baked potatoes,
in spaghetti sauce, in omelets and more :)

I took the last of my zuccinni 
and baked more bread for the freezer.
Oh, and one loaf for now, LOL, YUM!

I have two gallons of cucumbers picked
and will be making more 
Bread & Butter pickles. 

I took a little time to redo 
the mantle and give it an 
Autumn Glow :)






Then baked a Beef Pot Pie
for Friday evening's dinner.

I enjoyed being outside this week.
October is such a lovely month,
crisp mornings and sunny afternoons.

I hope you enjoyed your visit
&
that you'll leave a comment
so that I know you popped in to 
say "Hell-O

 Keeping Smiling!

Your blogging sisiter,
Connie :)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

A Change Will Do You Good :)



I've been cleaning my closet
and trading my summer clothes
for winter clothes.
Well, one thing leads to another . . .
so I deep cleaned and made some changes
to this bedroom.
Before.

 
 After
I moved the vanity table
which is really an old sewing machine 
table into the corner and now will 
be using it as a nightstand.

Before

 This was setting on top of my dresser.
Before

Now the dresser is cabinet free
and moved into the corner 
where the vanity was.
After 
 
And the cabinet got moved to the
Art Barn.

Those three shelves, on the wall over 
the dresser now . . .
were on the wall between the window
and the closet.

Sometimes it's fun to just take
what you have a move it around.
After

This is the ceiling light in that room.
I bought a small chandelier a year ago,
but it's still in the box.
Are any of you guilty of things like that?

 These are some of the things that were in
that cabinet . . .
now they are celebrating their 
freedom out in the Art Barn.


I'm looking forward to enjoying
this fireplace (brought from the old house)
out in the Art Barn this winter :)

Moving things around
is much cheaper than buying new, LOL.
And after all sometimes 
a change is good
and does not have to be expensive :)

Thanks for stopping by to visit. 


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Keep Smiling
&
Please Leave A Comment.

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Your blogging sister,
Connie :)