All posts by dforgiven


Hello everyone! I hope you have all been having a good week. Things have been good here. I have been working on a few projects. I learned a new crochet stitch. It is called the basket weave stitch. I think it is pretty.

I’ve been making a few of these hats and ear warmers. It is a new pattern for me. I really like how they look and they are easy to make.

I’ve also been making more raised beds for the garden. I made this one for the A frame. Now all I have to do is fill all these beds with dirt. It amazes me how expensive dirt is!!

I made this banner for the garden. I think banners are so pretty. I plan on putting this one at the gate.

Last year I bought these stackable planters at Dollar Tree. I didn’t have a lot of success growing things in them last year. I plan on trying again this spring so I brought them in, washed them up and got them ready to plant in.

My latest project! Years ago, we all, as a family, made several of these birdhouses. Hubby saved the pattern. I came across the pattern a while back in one of our buildings. The birdhouses we had built are falling apart. So I wanted to make new ones. Dave came over Saturday and helped me make the first one. Then yesterday, I made this one on my own. I made a few mistakes but I don’t think the birds will mind.

That’s about all for now. Enjoy your day and God bless!

Dave’s Latest Project

Hello everyone! I hope you have all had a good weekend. Dave has been off on vacation during Christmas so you know we had to have a project! He wanted to make Jess a table for her kitchen. Hubby had oak boards that he had been saving so we decided to use some of them. They had to be planed first but I don’t have a picture of us doing that. Then we had to cut them down to the size we needed.

We started with the table top. We glued it all together using biscuits to help hold it.

Our helpers!

We used epoxy for the table top and tung oil for everything else.

We built the boxes for shoes. The table will sit at the kitchen door which is the door everyone comes in at.

It turned out so nice. I really like it and most importantly Jess loves it. It was lots of fun making it.

God bless!

Another Project

Hello everyone! Another beautiful day here in Floyd. I decided to work on an outside project since it is so nice.

I decided to make another raised bed. I like these smaller sizes. I think this one will be for kale or something similar.

I think it looks good. I like making these little projects. Keeps me looking forward to spring!

God bless.

A Completed Project and a Memory

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a great week so far. We had really nice weather today so I decided to finish up the a-frame trellis.

I really like how it turned out. I want to build a raised bed to put the trellis in. That will give me a little more growing space. I haven’t decided yet if I want to make it a wood raised bed or if I want to use cinderblocks. I have a while to decide before spring comes.

I also wanted to share a memory. You see the roll of twine in the picture. Well, about 30 years ago, my mom and my uncle bought themselves these rolls of twine. When they got them, they were huge! My uncle said to my Mom “Rosie, I think this twine will last us our lifetime!” Well it did and it is still being used. I use it every summer in the garden. When I first started working on the trellis, I thought I would just put cattle fencing on it but then I thought it would be fun to use Mom’s twine. She would have loved this project and it made me feel close to her to use the twine.

God bless!

Seed tools

Good morning everyone! I hope you all are having a great weekend.

Things are good here. I went over to Jess and Dave’s yesterday to help him put in a new stovetop. Their old one had cracked and they had ordered a new one. Turned out the new one did not fit correctly so we had to put the old one back on temporarily until they get a replacement.

While I was there, I picked up the seed tool set Dave had printed for me. I had shown him a picture of these earlier in the week and ask if he thought he could print me a set. These are exactly like the ones I wanted. I love them!

God bless!

Seed Tray Carrier

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend. Dave came over yesterday and set up my new headphones. I love them!

He also came up with this design for a seed tray carrier. My seed trays are old and not sturdy. Every spring, I think I just need to throw these away and get new ones. However, new quality ones are very expensive and so I just use what I have.

This carrier fits right up against the greenhouse shelf. I can slide the tray out, water the seedlings and then just slide them back on the shelf. No danger of the tray twisting and my seedlings falling out. I will show pictures of it in use this spring.

Thanks so much for designing and making it for me, Dave!

A-Frame Trellis

Hello everyone! I thought I would share my project I have been working on for the last couple of days. I want to do more vertical gardening this coming year and I thought I would start with this trellis.

It took me a little bit to figure it out but I think it looks pretty good. It seems to be strong so hopefully it will stand up to our Floyd county winds. It has to be painted as I just used scrap interior wood. I am thinking of painting it barn red.

God bless.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello everyone! I hope you all have had a great week. Our weather here in Floyd has been amazing. A little cool but not too much. In my opinion, perfect fall temperatures. We have had to have a fire a few days but not every day. I really like that.

Yesterday we enjoyed an awesome Thanksgiving meal. We had one turkey smoked and one turkey deep fried. They were both awesome (thanks, Dave). We also had tons of side dishes. Everything was delicious!

I am so thankful for this little family God has blessed me with!

I also had a surprise yesterday. Dave and Jess gave me an early Christmas gift.

I use headphones all the time when I am watching tv. They got me new ones!! I am so happy!!! Dave is coming this weekend to set them up for me!

These are the ones I am using now😀. Yes that is a sock covering them. Dave has fixed these so many times. I can’t move around with these. I have to sit in one spot in direct line with this

We have had these headphones for at least 12 years (maybe longer) so they have definitely been a good investment. I am glad though to put them to rest and use these new ones. So many new possibilities. Thanks again, Dave and Jess! I love them!

I hope everyone has a good weekend and God bless.

Happy Birthdays!

This past weekend we had a birthday party!! Katie and Grace’s birthdays are just a few days apart. Katie is 9 now and Grace is 21. AMAZING!

They had animal crossing decorations, which is a game they both love to play.

It was a really fun day with lots of good food and family.

God bless!

Saving Seeds

Our neighbor gave us a bunch of jalapeno peppers the other day.One of the things I made from them was hot sauce. I have never made this before so we will see how it tastes. Hopefully it will be good.Of course, I saved the seeds from them.I also saved seeds from these white scallop squash.I then decided to save seeds from the rampicante squash I grew this year.I decided to try making squash soup from the rampicante. I have never made it before. I always like to try new things!So I chunked up the squash and all the other ingredients. Roasted them and put them through the blender.I think it tastes pretty good. It was a time consuming job though.That’s about all for now. I hope you all have a great weekend.God bless.