Hello everyone! I thought I would show you all my new idea for selling the homemade laundry soap. This is what the package looked like before
I think I like the new ones better. I am hoping they will catch customers attention more. We’ll see.
Well, that’s my day. It took a little longer to sew these little packets than I first expected, plus we had to make up the laundry soap. All our soap had sold at the Bread Basket. Tomorrow is a big day for shoppers here in Floyd-the annual craft festival. We wanted to make sure we had plenty of aprons and laundry soap on hand for selling.
We have snow here in Floyd. The girls are very happy. It was not a lot of snow but hopefully enough for snow cream later today.
I worked on aprons most of the day yesterday. I made 4 little aprons and 2 adult size. I made the adult one a little different and was able to get one child size and one adult size from one pillowcase.
I made the back much shorter. It just comes over the shoulder and that gave me enough extra material for the small waist apron.
This one has a child one to match. I didn’t take a picture of it because I didn’t get it completely finished yesterday. I ran out of the white binding.
I was prowling around in the trunk where we store extra material the other day and found this veggie tales material. There was not a lot of it but enough to make these two little aprons. I think they are very cute. Anyway, that was my day yesterday. I wanted to make a few different styles of aprons to kinda get an idea for what sells the best.
I cooked a deer roast on the wood stove yesterday for supper. We had baked potatoes, home canned green beans, fresh homemade rolls and home canned applesauce for supper. It was very good. I think today I will shred the deer roast and have deer bbq and fries. I already have buns baking as I type this. I made a buttermilk chocolate cake the other day so that will be our dessert. It all sounds pretty easy. There was not church today because of the snow so I think today is a take it easy kind of day. I will leave you all with one more snow picture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I thought I would share some flower pictures with you all. This picture was taken at the Bread Basket the other day when I delivered the aprons. These are a type of sunflowers.
I’m not sure what these are but they are pretty.
All these pretty flowers surround her store.
In the fall, this is one of my favorite wildflowers. I love the brightness of goldenrod. I think goldenrod and ironweed mixed together makes a beautiful bouquet. However, I couldn’t get a picture of ironweed to show you.
And, of course, this dainty little daisy.
Our homecoming this morning went very well. Our guest singers did a really nice job. Our pastor’s message was about home, our real home, Heaven. Then we had a wonderful meal with all kinds of good food. Tonight will start our revival. I have not heard our guest speaker before. He will speak for all 3 nights but we will have different singers every night. I am looking forward to hearing both speaker and singers.
I have a question for you ladies. Remember last week when I made the hot pepper jelly. Well, I have never had this happen before but for some reason, it did not set up. Any ideas about what I could do? I have thought about opening all the jars and re-heating it, adding more sure jell. What do you all think? Please let me know any ideas you may have.
Hello, ladies. Seems like we have been busy here for the last few days. Friday, I worked all day (in my spare time) on aprons. I managed to get two finished. I took them down to the Bread Basket for selling. She had sold all my aprons except one. YEAH! This month is our month to clean the church and mow the churchyard. We went Friday evening to do this. Grace took this picture of the sky on our way over to the church. Hubby did the mowing and weed eating while the girls and I cleaned inside. Our homecoming is tomorrow morning and then our revival starts tomorrow evening. Here is a picture of the inside of our church.
Twice a year, our church sponsors a clay shoot at the Coonhunter Club here in Floyd. Today we had about 25 shooters. The girls and I stayed for a while and then we had to go to C-burg to buy ink. Monday we will be starting school and I needed a few supplies.
I guess I better get busy. We will be having a fellowship meal following services tomorrow. Enjoy your day and God bless.
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.
Wineberries are starting to get ripe here in our area. They grow wild however we are hoping to get a start of them this fall.
I think they look a lot like red raspberries (maybe they are but folks here call them wineberries). They have a tart taste.
Grace and I picking berries.
Julie picking. We all wore our rubber boots in case we came across any unwanted critters. Next time we will wear long pants as well. We took some down to Sam when we went and he dearly loved them. Daniel would not even try them. As I have mentioned before, he is not a fruit eater. Hubby is gone today with his brother down to Grundy. His Mom has a couple of apple trees that need to be cut. She was afraid they were going to fall on the power line.
I plan on working on a few aprons today and maybe going back to pick a few wineberries. I did make the pickles the other day but I didn’t add the squash. I had enough cucmbers to do one batch so I just made them using all cucumbers. I got 8 pts though instead of 6 as the recipe said. They seem very similar to bread and butter pickles. I think they will be very good.
Hello ladies. I thought I would give you all a quick update on how things went today. Not near as good as I hoped but I know it could have been worse. I sold $22.50. The rolls were the big hit. I sold all of them and 1 bag of laundry soap. No dishcloths sold or aprons. Well, at least I know now what to take next time. My friend told me I could set up anytime. So I think next time I’ll make rolls and cinnamon rolls. Anyway, I’m $22.50 richer than I was this morning and it really was a good day. I got to visit with my friend and her family and meet lots of diffferent people. I definitely will do it again, maybe even next week.
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.