Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am wishing you the very best 
Thanksgiving that you have ever had...

The turkey will be waiting...

And lots of appetizers,  too!
(and desserts,  don't forget the desserts!)
And of course, 
all the traditional dishes that go along with it!
I am so thankful for the all that I have
and I am wishing the best for you,  too!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

'Til next time, 
Love ya,  Jean

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Poppy Fashion Show...

I may have shown some 
of these pieces previously.  
If so,  please bear with me...

Today,  Poppy has decided to show you 
some of her sweater sets...

I recently purchased the 
Headwarmer pattern 

The pattern was so easy to follow 
and it worked up very quickly.

This set is not quite finished yet.
It still needs buttons,  decorations,
and needs to be blocked to make it lie flat.
I made the hat on my own.

This set needs buttons and blocking.

I made this red dress below last winter. 
 I found the pattern online,  
but I don't know who created it.
I made the hat on my own.

This is a pattern that I followed
for a newborn preemie baby.
It is so small,  I think it will become
 a Christmas Tree ornament!
Sure is cute!

I hope you liked Poppy's new clothing.
Oh,  and Poppy is a 13" Maru and Friends Doll.
I have another on preorder.  Her name is Chloe and
I am patiently waiting for her to arrive.
So Poppy will have a new sister
and friend.  She is supposed to arrive
around Thanksgiving.  Can't wait!

That's all for today. 

Until next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Another scrappy lap quilt...

Halloween actually turned out okay here. We had the threat of EEE virus and they said if we didn't get a killing frost that would kill the mosquitoes,  Halloween would be cancelled.  We didn't get the frost but, we had rain for a whole week. The rain did let up on Halloween evening for a few hours,  so the kids were out in full force.  Because of the rain,  we didn't do our regular thing with the decorations and all.  It was disappointing for us,  but hopefully we will be able to do it next year.

Now that Halloween is over,  I did a little sewing.  I actually made this string quilt a while back.  I didn't like the sashing I had used on it.  I ripped that off  and used a different fabric on it.  I like it now and will see if any of the family wants it or if I'll donate it.  I love making these little lap quilts.  They go pretty fast and I can use up some of my scraps that I get from some of my other sewing projects.  

I love all the bright colors of these Scrappy string quilts.

Somehow,  my stash of fabrics never goes down though,  but I am working on it!  haha

That's it for today,  so...

 'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Halloween Costumes...

I got my girls all dressed for Halloween...

First is Molly,  as the Pink Princess.

Sadie is a BumbleBee...

Mindy is all dressed up as a Rainbow Unicorn.

Miss LadyBug,  Zoey... 

Here we have Evalani as a Dark Witch...

And here is Poppy in her Mermaid costume...

They are so excited to celebrate Halloween
and to show off their costumes. 
They will have to wait a little bit longer.
Not many tricks from them, 
and they will love the treats!
So much fun!

'Til next time, 
Love ya,  Jean

Monday, September 23, 2019

Baby things...

I have a great grandson due at any moment...
His name is Grayson Edward...
I made some bibs for him...
I also made some PeePee Tepees,  
(no further explanation needed),  haha, for him...

I also have a great granddaughter due January 2nd...
so I made some headbands for her.
Her name is Everleigh May...

And here are her bibs...
I used flannel for all the items,
it is very absorbent and so soft.

This is an exciting time for our family.  
We can't wait for the babies to arrive.
I'll keep you posted of their arrivals.

'Til next time,
Love ya,  Jean

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Garden Pics...

Some pictures from my garden...  August 15,  2019
(Click on the picture to enlarge and get a closer look.)

It is breathtaking this year and the pictures do not do it justice.  I am happy to share the beauty with my neighbors and visitors.  I have so many people tell me how much they enjoy either walking by or driving by and some even stop to tell me that it is so pretty.  I enjoy all the work involved in making it this way.  And I love all the little surprises that I find also.  For instance,  I found that weeds actually help to mulch the soil and keep it from drying out.  I had a lot of them this year,  thanks to all the heat we have had this summer.  I have replaced a lot of them (the weeds and grasses) with real bark mulch,  now that the temperatures have gotten back to the 80's where they belong.  I love being out there,  working,  sweating,  whatever.  It will be gone all too soon,  as the temperatures start getting cooler  and Fall and Winter set in!  And so the cycle continues...

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Guess what!
  I got a new dress,  too!
Mommy has been sewing,
 'cause it's too hot outside to work in the garden..
My name is Evalani...

I feel so pretty...

I even have red shoes to match my pretty dress!

It'll be fun to see who gets a new dress next!

'Til next time, 
Love ya,  Jean