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What I’ve Been Up To

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I thought I would show you all the aprons I have made up so far.  This one is made from an old pillowcase.

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The rest of these are just from material I had on hand.

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I’ve been working on making some waist aprons. 

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I think I like making them.  Something different for me anyway.

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This is next to the last one.  It has a little girl apron that matches it.

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Ain’t it cute?   I think I would like to make more of the matching mother/daughter aprons.  It was fun.   Well, that’s all for now.    Hubby is painting the first chair as I am typing this,  so hopefully,  I’ll be posting a picture of it tomorrow.  I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.

A Beautiful Sunrise

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Hubby took this picture for me this morning.  I thought you all might like it.  It was very beautiful.  Today has been a gorgeous day here in Floyd.  Temperatures have been in the low 50’s.  Lots of sunshine!!  Amazing.  Need I say, I LOVE it.

Not a lot going on here other than just enjoying this warm weather.  I have finished another apron and have started another one.   I need to get a few supplies though before I do any more.  I plan on going into our little town tomorrow.  I want to go to Schoolhouse Fabrics.  I think I have mentioned it before.  It is an old 3 story school house that has been converted into a fabric store.  3 levels of material and any thing else a person might need for sewing. 

Tonight’s supper is chicken alfredo with homemade garlic breadsticks.  We are having homemade cinnamon rolls for dessert, thanks for the idea , Cary Ann.   I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.

A New Apron

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I thought I would show you all a picture of the apron I just finished today.  I think it looks so cheerful.  My friend, Vicki, found this pillowcase at a thrift store last summer.   I think it turned out really nice.  I like using old pillowcases  to make aprons.  They have a vintage look and the cost of material is greatly reduced.   My aprons have not sold as much in the fall and winter as they did in the summer.  I hope to make up quite a few this winter to have on hand for the upcoming summer.  

The girls went to the Horn’s yesterday to celebrate Bubby’s birthday.  They had a great time.  Hubby and I went to C-burg to get tires put on the car so I had to miss Bubby’s cake.  Our church collects fleece throws, lotion and socks for our local nursing home.  The pastor’s wife meet us in town so we could deliver them.  Today we have cleaned out the chicken house (YUCK!)  The temperature here is mid 30’s.  Not too bad.  I know it could be lots colder.  

Tonight’s menu is hamburgers on homemade buns, home fries and peach dumplings for dessert.  I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless.

Apron

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Well, ladies, I finally finished the apron I was working on.  This is the one I told you all I was making from an old pillowcase.  I think it turned out really well.  I am looking forward to making more aprons from pillowcases.  Now I need everyone’s opinion.  I always pin these little tags on my aprons.

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So now I am wondering what to say on the aprons made from old pillowcases.  I think it would be neat for people to know their apron was made from an old pillowcase but then I’m not sure and if I did how would I word it?   I would appreciate your ideas on this.

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Have any of you ever seen a mushroom that looks like this?   Hubby was mowing around the pond and found this one.  We have never seen one before.  It is definitely strange looking. 

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Anyway, here is Shadow doing one of his most favorite things.  He doesn’t swim but he certainly loves to wade in the pond.  I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.

Apron

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Here is a picture of the apron I just finished.  I am hoping to take it to the Bread Basket today.  I am working on another apron that I am making from an old pillowcase.  I will take a picture of it when it is finished.    We have been busy with school this week.  It seems to be going pretty well.  I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies because school is just not school without cookies-or so I have been told.  We have had fairly nice weather here this week.  I think though rain is in the forecast and cooler temps.  We’ll see.  Well, it actually started to sprinkle as I typed this, so the girls and I had to make a run out to the clothesline to get them off before they got too wet. 

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It is corn cutting time.  For several weeks, this is a familar site here on the farm.   They started cutting above the house this morning.  Well, our lunch break is over.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Sunset

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When Dave & Jess were up for the weekend, we all went riding in the “bumpy” truck.  This is one of Daniel’s favorite things to do when he comes to our house.  It also is one of Grace’s favorite things to do.  She took this beautiful picture of the sunset. 

Yesterday, we went to a friend’s house.  Her sister has thornless blackberries and she had said we could come and pick.  We picked about 1 gal.  They are very easy to pick.  No thorns-I really like that.  We then went back to my friend’s house and had a cookout.  We had hamburgers, pinto beans, cole slaw and watermelon.  It was a really nice day.  We got 3 pints of blackberry juice and 4 pts of blackberry jam, plus saved back about a quart to eat. 

I have some aprons to deliver today, then we will be going over to the Horn’s for a visit.  After that, the girls have piano lessons.  I need to get one more apron made before we leave so I guess I better get busy.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

I’m Going Selling

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You all will never guess what happened yesterday.   I took the apron in to my friend, Retia Meade.  She owns The Book End, a local Christian book store.  She is the one who will be selling some of my stuff.  Anyway, tomorrow is a big day here in Floyd (I can’t remember what they call it exactly) but it is a festival of sorts.  She told me I could bring my goods in and set up a table in her store to sell.   AT NO CHARGE!!!!!  So I have been busy all day getting things made and priced and ready to go.  I have 17 bags of laundry soap, 10 dischloths, 1 set of cotton napkins, 2 aprons and 6 pans of homemade rolls.  Pray for me, ladies.  This is such a blessed opportunity.  My thanks to Retia for this gift.

Well, that’s all for today.  I have much still to get done.  I’ll let you all know how (or if) everything sells.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Finished Health

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We are finished with health!  Isn’t that great?  The girls decided yesterday that since we were so close to being finished, they would just work on through to the end.  (This decision was made all on their own, I didn’t even suggest it)  I think that is amazing in itself but so typical of homeschool kids. 

Today is a very nice day.  Lots of sunshine.  Temperatures are in the low 40’s.  Amazing!  I have clothes on the line, I love it.  The girls and I have been walking down to the barn to get milk this week.   Today’s walking should be fairly nice except for the mud.  I know, complain, complain.  But I really do not like walking in mud.  Good exercise though. 

Tonights menu will be kielbasa with sauteed mushrooms, onion, garlic and green peppers served over brown rice.  I haven’t decided what to have for dessert yet , maybe a peach cobbler.  I have made little progress on the matching aprons.  I am very frustrated with myself.  I made an unfixabe error on the little girl apron.  I will have to transform it into a doll apron.  At least, it will be usable for something.  Well, that’s how you learn, I reckon. 

I hope you all have lots of sunshine today and warm temperatures and that you are able to go outside and enjoy the beauty of the day.  God bless.

Remembering Summer

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I thought we might all enjoy looking at some summer pictures.   I think I like summer better than winter but thats just my personal opinion.

Yesterday was kinda exciting for me.  I sold 6 dishcloths and a little girl apron! YEAH!   Makes me want to get busy making more.  I think the next two I make will be waist aprons instead of full aprons.  I want to see how they sell.  They seem to be pretty popular. 

School today as usual.  Tomorrow is Ladies bible study.  This week we are studying Mary, the mother of Jesus and Mary of Bethany.  This has  been a really good study guide so far.  I would definitely recommend it.  Tonights menu is London Broil, homefries, green beans, homemade rolls and banana pudding for dessert.

Time for school.  Enjoy your day and God bless.