Thursday, March 29, 2018

More dresses...

I made some more dresses...

I will bring them to the meeting next Wednesday.
This will be our last meeting for now.
We have to get these dresses shipped out, 
and then we will make more!

They are so pretty and the pictures 
do not do them justice!

I am sure the little girls of Africa or other 
foreign nations will be thrilled to receive them.
I am so honored to be involved in this worthy project.
Oh,  and I just found out, 
a lot of these dresses 
will be shared right here in the US,  also!

My sewing machine is sure getting a workout!  haha

'Til next time,   Love ya,  Jean

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Spring containers...

My old watering can...
Love this thing..
Don't remember where I got it,  
I've had it for so long...

They are silk,  but still bring a smile to my face when I look at them.
Can't wait 'til the real ones pop up!

Have a lovely day...
'Til next time,
Love ya,  Jean

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Maple Syrup Time...

I have a silver maple tree out behind my shed...
It gives me the most delicious maple syrup 
 (with a little work on my part).

I discovered this 3 years ago.
I was browsing the internet and found 
an article about making the syrup.
It said that you could tap trees 
other than sugar maples.
I didn't know that!
Some others are:  Sycamore,  Black Walnut, 
Birch, Norway Maple, and some others.
So I thought I'd give it a try.  
To my surprise,  it is delicious!  
So I am hooked! 
 I look forward to this every year now!  
This year has been pretty good,  so far.  
The temperatures have to be right 
and that doesn't always happen!
I got another pint and a half last night.

My BFF over at Our Cozy Abode , (Lady Jane)
sent me a label for my first batch of syrup.  
I lost that label,
 but I found that I could make 
these cute labels on the Avery site...

Now I make them for all the canning that I do...

Love that gold...

It's a lot of work and time invested, 
but I think it is well worth it. 
And I am retired,  so I have time!
  Plus,  it is fun and I enjoy it very much! 
Do you have a tree that you could tap?

Thank you for visiting!
Have a great weekend,  Everyone!

'Til next time,
Love ya,  Jean

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dresses for little girls...

These are some of the dresses that I have been sewing...
Dresses for Africa...

Some look alike,  but they are all different dresses.

So,  I took these 12 to the meeting on Tuesday.
We have made 84 dresses,  so far!
What a productive group of ladies!
I love making these and 
getting to know my new friends!

There's a video that CBS has produced of our group.  
To see it just click on the link below...

It should come up for you.
It explains why these girls need clothing.
It really is a worthy cause.

If you would like to help,
do some research of your area
 to see if there are any groups near you.
Just type "Dresses for Africa" in the search box 
on your browser to find any nearby.

Hopefully,  together, we can make some 
little girls' lives a lot happier!

'Til next time,
Love ya,  Jean 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

First Day of Spring...

We finally made it to the First day of Spring!!!

we are expecting another snow storm 
tomorrow and Thursday.
These pictures are of the last one 
that we had last Wednesday.  
This will be the fourth major snow storm 
that we have had in the last 3 weeks!
We got an official 24 inches last week!
I won't be gardening for a while yet! haha
In like a lion and it could be out like a lion,  too!  
We'll just have to wait and see!

For this storm,  we are expecting 8 to 12 inches.  
Mother Nature must be really upset this year!

I'm saying a little prayer that it's not too bad...

'Til next time,  
Love ya,  Jean

Sunday, March 18, 2018


Red Lion

I thought so...
just wasn't quite sure about it!
Love these flowers...
They are so beautiful...
once a year!

I wish it was more often!

I have been making maple syrup again this year.
I will show my results next time.


'Til next time,
Love ya,  Jean

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy Day...

Wishing you a very good day!
'Til next time,
Love ya,  Jean

Monday, March 12, 2018

Flowers are bloomin'

I have some of my Amaryllis blooming now...

Red Lion

Not sure of this one's name, 
but she is orange.
Very beautiful...

This one is yet to be...

My orchid is growing buds,  too.
I think this is the pink one...

This is another orchid...
I believe this is the white one...
We'll see when it happens...

I hope you enjoy seeing my flowers
as much as I enjoy
having them in my home.
  Have a wonderful day!

'Til next time, 
Love ya,  Jean