Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to you. Wishing my mom was still with us.

Mother Daughter Banquet

Amy's birthday skating party

8th grade awards night

PTA Scholarship Awards

Community Carnival for Project Grad

Science Fair

NJHS Jaime lighting the leadership candle

With Grandma and Grandpa

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Talent Show

  Amy sang "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?" at the talent show this year. She did a wonderful job, I would have never sang by myself at her age.


Girl Scout Mother/Daughter Tea Party

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter! and some swaps!

I hope everybody has a wonderful Easter Day! After church we're headed to my in-laws for Easter dinner. I'm making broccoli,cauliflower salad, strawberry spinach salad and hopefully a chocolate pie with a gluten free crust.

I replaced my phone since my screen was cracked and it wouldn't let me load pictures on Facebook that I downloaded on my computer to use on my blog. 

These are my swap items that I received from Francine of Primitive Stars. 

 She sent this cute bunny and an antique Easter postcard along with this cute prim Easter basket.

Thanks so much Francine for all swap goodies! She also sent peeps but they were long gone by the time I took the picture.

I also was in an Easter swap on a FB prim page and here are the goodies I received from that swap.

I celebrated a birthday back on the 24th of March and Amy has started soccer. My 18 yr old received a Honors Scholarship from the local community college ---2 yrs of tuition paid and $500 towards her books each semester. She wants to be a midwife and hopes to get in the nursing program at the community college.

In May she will graduated from high school and my 23 yr old will graduate from K-State two days apart. It looks like the rest of April and May  will be busy as each school squeezes in all the band concerts, awards ceremony, PTA events along with soccer practice and games. Happy Spring!  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I'm still working on my Valentine's stuff

I'm almost done with what I ended up making, This is one of the items I finished. It wasn't on my idea post but that's how I usually do my swaps. I make a list and sometimes it's spot on, and other times it makes a detour. I'll be back with more soon.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Swapping with myself this month

Last year I missed the valentine swap and this year it's not happening so I decided I'm making my own swap with a deadline.
One of the items I'm making is this cute clove heart.

The page doesn't link but it's from

I've been wanting to make these for at least a year. I bought two little jars of cloves at Christmas time but I need to find a good bulk place to buy them. I wanted to make them for a swap but didn't.

I also want to make a stitchery from The Primitive Hare

I loved reading the Simply Prim blog, I sure miss her writing it.

prim valentine hearts (
I think I'm going to make at least one of these to add to my bowl with hearts in it.

I really like these hearts. I have squares sitting around looks like you sew four together and then cut out a heart. My link to this didn't link to anything.

  I need something taller to balance out my mantle.

I think I'll make valentine pinwheels, why didn't I think of that sooner. I've made them in patriotic material and Christmas material and used as ornaments. I could also make yoyos and put them on sticks for a little height. What I really want to do is make a a bigger stitchery for a frame I have, just need to find something to put in it.
I better get started soon.

I have springs and hearts need to dig them out.

I also like this heart with candle light, it linked to ebay but not to the seller.

This is from A Fine Farmhouse but didn't directly link

I love this little guy he also was from ebay but no longer links

Primitive Hand Made Grubby Muslin Bowlfiller Hearts Set of 3 #NaivePrimitive
I like these hearts that are also from ebay and doesn't link.

I also like these hearts. Another ebay one.

Primitive Valentine Pillow Hand Stitched Cupboard by PrimitiveHart, $10.00

I think I'm make this into a sampler, I have a nice size picture frame that will work.

I also like this simple heart could be a bigger stitchery.

I keep finding stuff I want to make
Primitive Valentine Love Notes Book

It looks like I'll be busy for a little while, What are you busy making?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

It's beginning to look like Valentine's Day!

I made this last year, with muslin and paint. I added the crow which was from a swap. I still think it needs something else.  

This sweet stitchery was from another swap. I made the heart in front.

Bowl of hearts some I made and others from swaps.

This sifter was from my Christmas swap with Jessica. I replace all the Christmas stuff with hearts.

This stump doll was from Jessica too, I moved the candy cane around to the back.

This stitchery was from another swap, I think it was from Cynthia.

I stitched this one up.

These two were from two different swaps.

Thanks for looking!!