Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Just Puttering

Well hello there.
I really am here. . .I have done a few things to post.
I really did decorate for Valentine Day.
Not very much. . .But I did set a few thing out.
I know it is gone and past, but I will still show you 

I even made treats for my children and Grands.
Home Made Bread!
Cinnamon Rolls.
They loved it. . !
You see I haven't posted much because I have some
Health issues going on.
And I just don't feel up to doing a lot.
My decorating just stays the same.
I did feel good enough to "update"
My Aunt Carol Hutch.
Oh, how I love this hutch.
Every time I look at it. .it reminds me of my 
Aunt Carol.
 And my blogging friend Sheila at
Has the sister  to this hutch. . 
Well, we are sure they are related in some way.
So there you have the few things I have been
Puttering with lately.
Oh, I have some easy projects I am doing right now.
I have a crochet doily I am working on.
I keep saying I won't stay away from my blog for very long.
But, then reality sets in and I to slow down a bit.
So visit often, you never know when there will be a new post.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Cup Cake Pillow Cases!

Well, Hello! Hello!
My goodness where did January go?
And I love February. . .
I know I have been away from my blog for several weeks.
Life some times gets in the way.
And to tell you the truth, I haven't felt well,
Therefore I had nothing of interest to show you.
Today I am going to share with you my 
Cup Cake Pillowcases!
Well I think everyone should have Cup Cakes Pillowcases.
It makes me happy!
(Not good lighting in my bedroom, so pictures are not the best)
I like to make my own pillowcases. By making my own
I get the variety of cute printed pillowcases on my pillows.
I found an easy way to make the "cuff" of the pillowcase
Without the seams showing!
I am sure many of you sewers know how to do this.
It is call the "burrito" way of making a pillowcase.
Someone told me about it, and tried to explain it,
But I just couldn't figure it out.
So. . .of course I Google-d it, and a blog came up.
She had easy instructions to follow and. . . WaLa! 
I have these adorable  "seam not showing" pillowcases.
At Christmas time I made 12 of them to give to my
Grand Children,  They loved them,  
Even the 20-somethings, loved them.
I have been sewing away on pillowcases.  
Now I am making Valentine ones.
I hope I can get on my regular blogging schedule.
Oh, wait. . I don't have a regular schedule.
I just blog when I have something to show you.
Well, I hope I won't be away for a long period of time like 
I have this last month. . . .Like I said.
Life just gets in the way of "things".
I hope all is well. . the winter months can be brutal.
Here in Utah, it has been dry. . hardly any snow in the valleys.
That isn't good for us.  We need snow storms.
So please say a little prayer that the good Lord
Will send moisture to the western part of the country.
Hope to see you soon.

Here is the blog I went to for directions to make the
"Burrito" style pillowcase.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

2015 Hello To You!

Oh, my it is 2015.
I am just wondering where the time is going.
As I am sure everyone is wondering the same.
Remember when it turned 2000?
What amazement it was to enter in a new 
Well, it is 15 years later and I am still amazed.
The Christmas Holidays are over.
The Christmas decorations are all toted away.
Thank you to my youngest grandson,
The totes have been taken downstairs to the storage room.
I believe I have my home all put back together.
I enjoy the decorations and the Christmas tree,
But it is always nice to get back to some type
Of normalcy in my home.
A small, well it is a large, change for me.
I put the television on the Blue Buffet.
I do not like having the television as the center of attention
But, my living room is where the t.v. is.
My family room is in the basement, and I don't want to
Be in the basement watching television.
So. . . .with great anxiety I changed the t.v set-up
And moved the Blue Buffet with the television on it.
At first I had a hard time with the arrangement.
But, as with everything I am accepting it.
I do miss decorating the beautiful Blue Buffet.
Moving things around required me to move the black table
I put it in front of the large window. . .I like it there.
And of course I love decorating the two levels of this table.
It does look very good in front of the window.
Next move was my Mother's Sewing Machine.
I wanted it front and center in the living room.
I am so pleased with how it turned out and it has
Such a sentimental meaning to me.
It is also a beautiful piece of furniture.
Very seldom is this little corner of my living room shown
It is actually the entrance from the front door.
You can't really call it an entrance way, it is just
A small tiled area, but I like my little half table there.
One of these days I will post about the picture of the 
"Old Miners", it is very precious and cherished by me
And my family.
The day I was making all the changes and getting things put
Back to order, I noticed how the light came through the window.
I like the shadows and how the light displays itself on walls and things.
It gives me a cozy feeling,  A feeling of Home.
It made me feel secure and happy.
I had to take a snap shot of how it looked at that moment.
Not only the light coming from the window, but I also
Thought and reflected on the things I decorate with.
This Snowman pillow was made for me by my cousin.
I just love it.  She has such a delicate talent with her
Sewing and her embroidery.
And then I looked at the afghan I made a few years ago.
Not only does it give me warmth, but it is beautiful in my home.
The colors make me happy.  The way the light is shining on it
Made it look even more beautiful. . .a reminder of
Tedious crochet stitching, tender care, and comfort and security.
Is that not what a Home is. . .Tedious care, comfort security,
The glow of light. . .the beauty of things hand stitched.
The people and things we care most about.
Home, A place of Love.

I hope you will come back again.  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Christmas Doily For The Hutch

Hello, Hello!
I hope you are enjoying this wonderful time of year.
I have just a little something to show you today.
My Christmas Doily 
I made it especially for my "Aunt Carol" Hutch.
I used size 10 thread.
A simple little Granny Square 
And a lacy boarder.
I really like how it turned out.
I am an "old fashioned" Gal. . 
I like to have doilies and table runners.
I have many, many doilies I have crocheted and a lot 
That have been given to me.
I come from a long line of crocheters.
I find it very relaxing to work with delicate thread.
To create something so delicate and intricate as a doily
Gives me joy.
Of course for Christmas I wanted red and green.
The green I use is a brighter green.  It goes well with the
Arrangement I have in the sewing drawer.

Please come back.  I like to know you have visited me.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Touch of Christmas

Hello dear friends. . .I am happy to greet you today.
I hope you are well, and December is being kind to you.
It is a busy time of year. . we often have to stop and remind ourselves
There is a reason we are Celebrating this month.
I try to stay focused and not let things get in my way.
I have really pared down my decorating.
It takes so much time and work.
And I tell myself. . "What goes up must come down."
My decorating may seem very small and simple compared to others.
But, who is comparing?  I just do what I like and leave it at that.
I sized down several years ago. I now live in a condo.
And I love it.  I don't have the room for a large tree.
So my little tree on the console table is just perfect for me.
(as you can see little Teddy is on neighborhood patrol)
This little shelf is so fun to decorate.  I am always changing it out.
And Christmas time is the perfect time to showcase the shelf.
I love it.. . Can you see my cute little birds. 
 I swear I can hear them singing!
And the beautiful wreath my Friend's daughter made for me 
Is such a beautiful touch to the wall.
I made the crocheted afghan that is on the couch.  
And the other little throw is a simple fleece that I made.
Teddy and Cash have taken it over.
I really love the scene. . I feel it is simple but beautiful.
I have told you many time, I am a Home Body. .
I love being home.
Of course Christmas time there is no place like home.
I love the evenings when the lights are shining on the tree.
And the glow in the room is so warm, and serene.
Many times, I turn on Christmas music and just listen,
And enjoy the ambiance of my Christmas decorated rooms.
It truly is a magical time of year.
Hugs, to all,

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Decorating The Hutch

Hello my dear friends.  I hope today is a good day for you.
It is Sunday. . .And I love Sunday's.
I think we are very blessed to have a Sunday
Once a week.  For me it truly is a day of rest.
And of course a day of worship.
I just have a few finishing touches to do with my
Christmas Decorating.
I have been a little slow this year.  Oh, good grief,
I am slow every year!
One of the things I love to decorate for holidays,
And particularly Christmas, 
Is The Hutch.
I call this my Aunt Carol Hutch. . Why?
Because she had one just like it.
So when I found this at an antique shop a few years ago
I had to have it.
It is so fun to decorate for any holiday.
But of course, Christmas is the best to decorate for.
The little wooden box, is actually the a drawer from my
Grandma's Treadle Sewing Machine.
I like to use it to do arrangements in it.
I think it is a show stopper for sure.
The little singing angels, I have had Forever. . .Really.
They have been with me since I can remember.
For a long time I didn't use them in my decorating,
But now I do, they remind me of another time and place.
Of course Christmas plates adorn this hutch.
You know me,  I have lots of plates.
I could fill many "hutches" with plates.
I also have a lot of Salt and Pepper Shakers.  But, I didn't
Use them this year in most of my decorating.
My little Santa Tea-pot, never sees tea.  
Only hot chocolate. . .(I am a Mormon) No tea for me.
My next favorite to decorate is my living room shelf.
But, I will show you it next time.
Whew! I am so glad the decorating part is done.
I love to decorate, but Christmas totally stresses me out.
And this year it has seemed worse for me.
I hope you enjoyed part one of my decorations.
Please do come back. . .

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Decorating Coming Right Along. . .NOT!

I am probably the only person out there that
Doesn't have my Christmas Tree up, and all
My decorating done. . .!
I just barely, (1 hour ago) finished taking all the
Autumn and Thanksgiving decoration down.
They are now sitting on my kitchen table.
Heaven only knows when I will get them in their totes.
I have to go down stairs to get the totes and I don't feel like
Doing that right now. . .Just sayin.
I do have one thing for Christmas sitting out.
My friend Dianne, brought me this beautiful wreath.
Her daughter Andrea makes and sells them.
It is absolutely gorgeous!
It is so pretty, I could just leave it up and call it quits. . .!
And NO! it is not going on my door.
The weather is too harsh, so I am keeping it on my wall.
As you can see nothing else has been done.
Oh, well, I will eventually have it completed.
I am slowing down . . .In my younger days, my
Decorations were completed by now.
And I decorated every room in the house.
But, not anymore.  My motto now is
What goes Up must come Down!
But at least I have a beautiful wreath to  inspire me
And maybe give me a push to get things done.
Hope you are progressing faster than me.
Hugs to all,