And, here's to 2016!
Blessings to my sweet blogging friends.
Your visits and sweet comments have encouraged and blessed me greatly. Thank you!
It's Christmas Morning!
My children are not with us on this special day. They are grown, and live too far for hot chocolate visits. I almost didn't decorate this year. Do you know the feeling? Hubs lugged in 25+ bins and I sorted and smiled at Christmas memories. I have so many cute things. I do love Santa...especially the bright vintage red Santa of my youth.
Merry Christmas everyone. The Lord has blessed us.
A Savior is Born!
A Baby born to save the world.
This vintage nativity belonged to my mom when I was a little girl. It brings very good memories to me when I set it up. Simple and sweet.
The nativity was such a mystery to me when I was little. We didn't go to church and I was so curious about God. My mother told me the story of that special night. I remember playing with this nativity and begging to set it up each year. I loved to unwrap the little figurines and arrange them again and again.
My hutch is filled to the brim with pink and green depression glass. My sweet sister-in-law gave me lots of the green a few months ago. I love to play with it.
Let it snow, tiny village. I'm hoping for snow too.
My mother's glittered deer.
Jesus is our Good Shepherd.
Tomorrow I will post my Santa Claus room.
This is my last week of Summer Break. It has been very enjoyable.
We spent time in Colorado visiting our daughter and family. It was wonderful to spend time with the grandchildren! And, it was such fun to thrift shop with my daughter. She has the same bug! We found this little cart made from a soda crate in Downtown Loveland. Mr. Rooster said it was just his size.
I found this hand painted VERY heavy antique iron at a thrift store, too.
Miss Hen thinks it would look nice in the chicken house parlor!
I had a wonderful time this summer sewing all the cute farm patterns in
Lori Holt's book. I found the colorful floral tin in Loveland, too, at a yard sale.
I made this red gingham quilt this summer. My first ever larger quilt with batting and stitching! Whew!!! What a learning curve this was for me. Lots of mistakes, but lots of learning, too.
I just love red gingham!
My daughter and I had such fun together, just like two little hens cackling away.
(Pattern and You Tube tutorial by Missouri Quilt Company)
I'm going to miss our thrift store trips.
And, just being together.
Monday begins a new school year for me. So far, I'll have 17 kinder-kids.
May The Lord Bless Us!
I am having a wonderful time making these cute quilts from Lori Holts book, Farm Girl Vintage. I pulled out my Farmall tractor and a few chickens for my mantel.
My little bluebirds are perched on this cute hanger! I'm having fun with the farm theme, especially since my husband grew up on a working dairy farm.
I still love my Pyrex bowls and vintage mixmaster!
Isn't this strawberry adorable!
Have a cherry week!