Thursday, November 17, 2016

PeeWees Win Championship

My grandson Jax is on the Peewee football team
 and my husband Kelly is the head coach.
The team won the North Cascade  League division this past weekend.
They were so excited as you can see from the above picture.
This is my grandson and this picture was also the Photo of the day in the local paper.
This group of kids and coaches worked so hard and it all paid off last weekend.
They had to get up early and ride a ferry over to the mainland to play.
My daughter Darcey was the team mom kept the excitement going even after the game by having everyone meet at Jump place. The energy these kid have is amazing!
Congratulations to Everyone!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Poor Bernice LaFleece

Poor little Bernice was attacked by a dog.
But she keeps smiling, I think its now because she is getting to heal
right next to house and get lots and lots of special attention.

The dog got her back side and we couldn't see just
how bad it was until we shaved her.
and the medicine we spray on her turns purple.
so she looks a bit funny right now.

She doesn't mind getting the medicine sprayed
on her at all if there is plenty to eat.
It a nice distraction.
I think Dr.'s should offer chocolate before shots.
It couldn't hurt....

I don't think she is going to like having to back down with the other sheep,
she is getting very spoiled.
She just Baaaa's when she wants something ....
So glad she's healing so well....
dang dog

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Babydoll Southdown

We are so lucky to have Babydoll Southdowns on our farm.

They are the sweetest animals and are always smiling.

Our two white ones are girls names Bernice LaFleece and Dolly Madison.
We have 1 weathered boy named Sir Lambsalot.
it is so fun to listen to them baaa and just watch them.
we will be mixing their fiber in with our alpacas.
I think we have found the best animals for our fiber farm.
And next year we will add a boy so we can have baby lambs.

I love My Alpacas


 Wooly Wonka



These our our youngest alpacas and what could be cuter!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Stuck on Baby Bionic Gear Bag

I decided to try the Baby Bionic Bag.
I love my full size one.

I used scraps to make the outside. This is one of my favorite fabrics.
But I am stuck right at this point.
The sides are done the same as the Bionic Gear Bag and if I do the zipper as the directions say everything will fall out the sides.
So I am trying to decide if it needs a short zipper or higher sides.
Has anyone made this yet that has a solution?

It is the cutest bag I just don't want things to fall out.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Turkey Visitors

The turkeys just love getting on my bedroom porch....
I think they like to look at themselves in the window....hahahaha

And climbing on the rails is their favorite.
They like climbing on everything, tables, cars, trucks, planters, large rocks and even Kelly's saw horses.

They aren't the prettiest birds but they are very curious.

They like to be in on everything that goes on here.

This gray one just loves my daughter. Every time it comes around her you see
more puffing up than ever.

No puffing up for me.

Thursday, October 6, 2016


This is my favorite machine!
I do have 2 black ones and they all sew the same,
but there is something about sewing on a machine that is such a fun color!
And nothing sews a straight line like this machine!


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fun at the Fair


We had so much fun at the fair.
This quilt won a blue ribbon, best of class and Peoples choice!
The pattern is called Comforts of Home by Bee in My Bonnet.


This one won a blue ribbon! 
This is one of Lori Holt's patterns called Remember Grandma' Apron.


This was one of my favorites to make. And it won't a blue ribbon too!
This was from one of Jenny Doan's tutorials on YouTube under Missouri Quilt Company.


This is anyone one from Jenny' tutorials. And it got a blue ribbon too!


Another Bee in my Bonnet pattern from Lori's calendar, and a blue ribbon winner too!


But I do have to say the fun on of the fair was my grandson Jackson winning a blue ribbon for the cookies he made all by himself! He was so excited.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Bake Sale Caramels

We love these!
And there is a football bake sale tomorrow so guess what is being made at our house!

Grandma's Microwave Caramels

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

Opt: nuts you can add these if you want in the last stirring

Combine all ingredients in a big microwave safe bowl. 
Cook 6 minutes in the microwave on full power stirring every two minutes.
Pour into a lightly greased or buttered 8 inch or 9 inch square baking dish.
 Let cool.
 If you want, after they are cool you can cut them and wrap in wax paper. 
Store in an air tight container.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Making A Vintage Pincushion

I just love Pincushions and making them from vintage pieces is one of my favorite things to do. My Daughter found several of these Milk glass candy dishes and brought them to me. I love how they can hold scissors and stitch pickers. So I decided they need to become pincushions.

I just sewed a few hexies together and stuffed it with walnut shells, lavender and batting.
And no pincushion is complete without a bit of bling.
Now I am thinking I maybe will give this one to a friend.
but which one....
These a few of my other pieces I just love!
The girl planter is perfect for pencils, rulers, scissors etc!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Finally Finished!


This has been my favorite quilt!
I did the appliqué and my husband did the stitching!

It is now ready to quilt!

I love working with my husband on any project but this one has been my favorite!


Saturday, June 25, 2016

New Farm Additions

We added 3 Babydoll Southdown lambs to our farm.
They are so sweet and are always smiling!

They are Bernice LaFleece, Dolly Madison and Sir Lambsalot.
We are so excited to have them join our Fiber Farm!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Comforts of Home Finishing Touches

I am getting to the finishing steps of my Comforts of Home Quilt!
I can't believe it is almost done!
The top picture is the side borders I am finishing.
And the below picture is and apron that is hanging on the clothes line block.

I have enjoyed this quilt so much but I really don't know if it ever would have been finished without my wonderful stitching husband.
 It was a lot of work and I also could kick my self for not keeping up in the class years ago.
I keep saying it would have been finished by now....
This one is my favorite so far....
I say that after everyone of
If you haven't done one of Lori Holt's applique quilts you should.
They are all darling.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

New Additions

We are so excitted to be adding some new animals to our farm!
Babydoll Southdown Sheep!
This is Bernice LaFleece  and she looks so happy.

This is Dolly Madison (her mother's name is Cupcake)
She look like a gentle old soul

This handsome guy is Sir Lambsalot
He is going to be so fun for our grandson Jackson to take care of.
He will be going  with us to pick them up but he doesn't know yet one is for him!

Babydoll Southdown produce a medium fine wool that we are planning to add to our alpaca fiber. Should be soooo soft.

 These sheep are known for not challenging fencing and being easy on their environments. Babydolls are often used in orchards and vineyards for mowing grass and cleaning up fallen fruit without damaging trees and plants. These small sheep require less space than their larger counterparts. Their gentle attitudes also makes them great companion animals for families wanting a more docile breed of livestock.
We can't wait to bring home these sweet animals.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Stitching Up Instead of Baking Up

This is one of my favorite Patterns that I did.
It's a fun one to do as a gift with an apple pie or 
better yet, a gift basket with everything so your
Friend can make a pie!

This one makes my heart smile!
If you want to make one to you can get the pattern at:
 So grab your favorite stitching supplies and join in the FUN!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Vintage is the Best


I am working on my kitchen and I think this will be perfect for the pantry door. I brought it home today. A good sanding, a coat of paint and a vintage door knob and it will be ready to hang.

I think a lace curtain and some kind of French Bakery vinyl and it will be perfect!

You'll have to stop by again and see how it turns out!