Monday, August 22, 2011

Thimbleberries Fabric

Do you ever look into your fabric stash and go "What in the world am I going to do with all this fabric"
"Have a Sale! I'm having a sale at my ETSY Shop.   Click on the pictures to take you there.

5 Fat quarters in each bundle

1 yard of fabric

3 quarter yards  in this bundle

 Linking up with
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Look what is ready!!!

I was told that no need to plant corn. The raccoons will eat it before you do.

No Way!!  I planted it anyway.  7 Rows of corn .  Well its ready for picking. Here is a picture of what I picked today. Tomatoes, zucchini  and corn.  Our Pear tree is so full the branches are bending. I picked a few to see if they will ripen indoors.
Yummy!! guess what we are having for lunch.

until next time


Friday, August 19, 2011

Snowman Snowman Snowman

Snowman... No not that time of year yet!  Got ya thinking right...

My dear grandaughter  has hers finished.  Remember , ok maybe not but back in March on spring break My grandaughter and I had a craft day making snowman.  Paper clay and styrofoam balls.

Here is hers finished. What a great job! She finished hers yesterday. Did I mention that she just turned eight.

We started back in March and  used paper clay(found at Michaels) and molded the paper clay onto styrofoam balls.(dollar store)
We used wooden sticks to hold the legs and arms and head in place.
The nest step , be patient and wait for the clay to dry.. Months go by... No it does not take that long, but we didn't want to rush...
Next she  put on a coat of gesso. (Found at Michaels) . Once the gesso dried ...more time went by,
She then could start to paint... wait on went the glue and glitter..
Then came the paint.  Here she is painting her snowfriend.  Nana came upon this free sled and thought it would be perfect with the snowfriend.
We added some new sled rope and papa glued on the snowfriend to the sled.

It's never too early to start your Christmas Crafts.
PS  I'm still working on mine...
until next time,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bee Pillow

Oh My! Oh My! Oh My! You will never guess.

Ok Ok I must start at the beginning. While surfing the net and reading all my beautiful followers and those the I follow I saw this cute Bee Pillow sitting in the most comfortable chair at Between Naps on the Porch Her home office reno here.

I was actually looking at the chair and the BEE PILLOW said what about me. So I googled Bee pillow and up came Ballards. Hmm only in the states. As you know I live in Canada. So by the time you add in the shipping it becomes too costly.

Oh well. Then I visited Three Pixie Lane, her kitchen hereLinkAnother BEE PILLOW IT CAN"T BEEEEE. So next I went to Source Collection where this pillow can be purchased and again only in the states.
Don't get me wrong, I order from the states. Then I happen to read an older post going back to Oct 2010 and ****** Here is the pillow by Lindy here.


So I followed her instructions to a teee. I copied the pattern on to transfer paper
then used graphite paper to copy on Linen Burlap. I proceeded to paint. I have a container full of crafts for when the grandkids come over.
Here it is painted.

Then I proceeded to make the cording. I chose blue and white ticking. Yikes my bobbin ran out. Oh well I will fill up two more and proceed.
The back is made of muslin. So here is the pillow my BEE PILLOW in the guest room.
What do you think. Didn't it turn out great. A Big thank you to Lindy.
You must go check out her blog here.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Who's coming for dinner

Who's coming for dinner
It's been a cooler day here in Ontario. Makes you want to bake. So off to the garden to pick a large zucchini. Time to make zucchini bread.
Here is a yummy recipe from my friend Janet.
Pre- heat oven at 325 degrees
Grease and flour 2 loaf pans 9x5

3 eggs
2 c sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 c oil (canola)
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt

add to the mixture
1 1/2 c of chopped nuts or choc chips and dried cranberries
3 cups of zucchini

mix well
Bake for 1 hour. (set your timer)
Yummy we had this with our dinner and a fresh caesar salad with chicken, cherry tomatoes fresh from the vine,steamed green beans freshly picked and to top it all off for dessert we had custard with strawberries.I hope you enjoyed your
until next time,

Friday, August 5, 2011

How does your garden grow?

Can you believe that we are now in August.
Where does the time go?

Well my garden has exploded with all the heat that we have been getting and the rain.
They are haying in the back fields. Thought I would take some pics, these were taken from my kitchen window. As well, can you see the cucumber hiding under the leaves. My tomatoes are slowly turning red and I have just picked a batch of cherry tomatoes. Don't they look yummy? Can you see the yellow pumpkin hiding under its leaves. These pumpkins are to grow to 100 lbs. Can't wait to see this happen. We have an abundance of zuccini . I have picked 45 so far. I only planted 2 plants.
My grandaughter here is watering the garden at its early stage. See the difference.
Well its much to hot to be weeding today so lets go to my sewing studio and see where I'm at with the bow tie quilt along.
I am finished with the squares so now on to designing my quilt. Here it is on my design wall and a few sewn together.
Have a wonderful weekend.
until next time,

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