Friday, October 29, 2010

..........................The Beauty of New England..........

When we took Dusty for a walk yesterday, I took my camera with me. Here are some trees in my neighborhood that are in full color now. This is a maple tree...
A Japanese Maple...

A clump of White Birches...

A Maple...

And another Maple... Sometimes, when I walk outside and see the magnificent colors, it just takes my breath away! I am so fortunate to live here, surrounded by nature's beauty.
~~I am approaching my 100th follower milestone soon and I'll be doing a Giveaway, so come back often to join in the fun. Only 6 more followers to go! Hint: Roses are a girl's best friend!~~
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Everyone, my BFF just started her own blog here on Blogspot. It's a blog about minis. This gal has become very knowledgeable about everything connected to dollhouses and miniatures. Be sure to check out her new blog For the Love of Minis She still has a little tweeking to do, but this blog has great potential. She will be showing how she makes some of her neat little miniatures and just having fun with the whole thing. So go on over and meet Lady Jane. You'll be glad you did!

'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Friday, October 22, 2010

.................................Lots of Stuff.........

I have lots to talk about today....

My new blog design. If I had known how easy it was, I would have done it a lot sooner. This gal outlined the 3 easy steps and it was just that--so easy! And now I feel like I am up to date and sassy with my new look.

Here is a little handbag that I made for my dollhouse yesterday. This is made with a small binder clip. I want to make lots more, but that means more projects, and I have too many going on right now. Ohhh,,,maybe I'll make some for my Etsy shop.... They are just so cute! And now the quilts that I have completed this week....6 of them....

I have done a total of 46 so far..... They love me at the sewing store....haha
~~I also want to welcome Lorraine of Lorraine Miniatures. Lorraine is from the UK and has a wonderful blog all about miniatures. She makes some beautiful dolls. Welcome Lorraine, I hope you enjoy my blog.~~
She is my 90th follower. When I hit 100 followers, I will be having a giveaway to celebrate. I am collecting some really beautiful items for that grand event. And I'll be posting that soon.
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Monday, October 18, 2010

~~Apple Oatmeal Crisp Recipe~~

OK, so Barbara, from Barbara's Bakin N Bits, asked for the recipe for the Apple Crisp. I had gotten this one from the internet. It was delicious and pretty quick to make--not a lot of ingredients..... Apple Oatmeal Crisp
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats (Old Fashioned)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup melted butter
3 cups apples - peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) Lightly grease an 8 inch square pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, flour, and butter. Mix until crumbly, Place half of crumb mixture in pan. Spread the apples evenly over crumb mixture. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and top with remaining crumb mixture.
3. Bake in the preheated over for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
I topped mine with some delicious French Vanilla Ice Cream--Oh, so good!
So, there you go--a wonderful, quick and easy recipe that will make your family want more!
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Homemade Apple Crisp...

This is tonight's dessert--I had some apples to use up, so this is what I made with them...

Yum--can't wait!
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Look! Twins!

I found another hidden in the weeds..... ~I'm wishing everyone a wonderful and productive day~
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Giveaway....

Yesterday, I introduced Tammy at Stitches n Shipping. She is having a Giveaway to benefit Breast Cancer..... She is giving this beautiful set of lavender sachets, along with a second set for you to give to a survivor of breast cancer. So go on over to her blog and get the details. Everyone knows someone who has had or is battling this horrid disease, and I am a survivor of 7 years. We all need to do our part so that we can beat this thing and find a cure. I have a pink breast cancer button over on the right side of my blog that will give a free mammogram to a woman who can't afford it! Just click it once a day to do your part. It's FREE, girls! And you can benefit so many women year round, not just in October! Tammy's drawing is Oct 23, go and sign up!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Welcome to....

I have some new followers.....
Janine from the Canary Islands, Spain. Her blog is: Miss Amelias Miniatures
Lainie Ball at Lainie's Little Things
Thank you all for becoming followers, and I will enjoy getting to know each and every one of you. I love making new friends and I'm happy that you chose me to be your friend.
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Sunday, October 10, 2010

It was meant for me!

Isn't this cute?
This is even cuter!
I found this growing over in the woods, in my
compost pile! It grew all on it's own.
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Saturday, October 9, 2010

More baby quilts.....

I made 4 more baby quilts this week.....

I turned up the corner of the quilts on the bottom of the pictures so you could see the backings....

My favorite one is the pink one.......which is yours?
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Friday, October 8, 2010

And another welcome.....

to Pan.....

I also didn't post her blog.....
She has two other blogs, also. The links are on the above blog. She has some really cute and informative info on her blog. Welcome, Pan..
And to: Kissy...... Kismet Magic She does have an English translation on her posts, keep reading... Welcome...
Go check them out, I'm sure you will enjoy reading their blogs.
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A new follower....

On my last post, I welcomed some new of them being Robin Britton. I couldn't seem to find her blog....Well, she has one and she contacted me with the address. She is at Coombe Crafts Miniature Blog... and she makes these awesome dolls! When I saw her work, I immediately remembered how nice her dolls were and that I had become a follower! (Another Senior Moment!) Sorry, Robin!
She makes and sells these wonderful dollhouse dolls, in 1:12 & 1:24 scales. She does wonderful work, so I think you should go and check out her blog. Her dolls are so beautiful. She lives in the UK and does some shows there and she also does some commission work. She is a very talented artist!
So, go for a visit and tell her I sent you!
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Welcome to.....

I have some new followers that I would like to welcome. Thanks for coming by and joining in the fun! They have some beautiful blogs and I encourage everyone to go and check them out.
Sara Scales at minidreamz - dollhouse miniaturist & craft fiend
Suzan Geridonmez at Kanka Dolls - beautiful dolls
Reyes-El telar de mi abuela - beautiful needlework and crafts
Nuria at Nuri Minis (she has the translation feature on her blog, to translate to English) - minis
Robin Britton- I couldn't find a blog for her
Pan- I couldn't find a blog for her, either.
I'm sending out a warm welcome to all of you. I hope you enjoy my blog and I'm sure I will love yours.
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Just as Sweet....

Morning Glory "Candy Pink"
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

Friday, October 1, 2010

A warm welcome to my new followers:

Terri Heinz -- I couldn't find a blog for Terri

Mildred -- at Mildred's Photo for Today, a sweet lady who has many varied interests!

The Chicken Wrangler, she has lots of good tips about chickens and eggs......and some good jokes.

Thanks for coming by and becoming followers. I hope you enjoy your visits here, as much as I enjoy your visits. I love making new friends!

'Til next time, Love ya, Jean