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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Have a Great New Year!

 Did everyone have a wonderful Christmas?  We sure did!  This is our family picture this year with Santa Claus and we did get another one in our traditional pajamas.  We missed our family from Maryland,  Dan, Elizabeth and Abigail!  Maybe next year!

We had a new addition to our family this year!  Meet our second little great granddaughter Claire Li!  This little bundle of joy was born December 9th!

Two chicken pot pies to pop in the oven!  My gluten free pie crusts are not the prettiest!  I made them from a gluten free pie crust mix.  Takes too much butter and after mixing has to be refrigerated for an hour.  I had to employ hubby's muscles to roll it out!  I have one more of those mixes left and then I think I will try my gluten free biscuit mix as it is much easier and faster.

Coco recognizes her stocking and loves to get the special treats in it.

Coco loves carrots!  Well, she loves almost every vegetable too!

Trying to organize my three garden notebooks!  I am not an organizer.  My organized friends would cringe to see this!  Trying to put fruit and information in one.  Veggies, herbs and flowers in one and this year's information in the third one.  I had to order my courtyard garden seeds by Dec. 29th to get my 15 percent discount so that is done and now just waiting for the arrival.

 I have not had much time for crafting during the holiday season but am anxious to get back to it.  I managed to get one dish cloth finished.  Better get those needles clicking and the sewing machine humming!  Have a wonderful New Year!  Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment!  Nancy  

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas 2018 etc.

Merry Christmas!  We have collected nativity scenes through the years until we no longer have any more room to put them.  Here are a few of them.

This is one of my favorites.  It sits on a file cabinet for my music next to the piano.

Our granddaughter, Gracie's first 6th grade band concert!  I am delighted to have her play the flute that I use to play.

I am slow but finally got this table runner finished out of left over music material!

This is the material I used on the back plus one of the strips on the front.

I finally went to Goodwill for a little while since we have moved.  I have a pie plate like this and love it so spied this one and had to have it too.  The cup I bought to make a pincushion with it.  It is on my many want to do things someday!

Would you tell me what the name of this plant is and how to take care of it?

And Coco has the right idea!  Rest and relax!  Thank you for visiting my blog!  I really enjoy comments if you care to leave one.  Have yourself a nice Christmas season remembering the real reason for the holiday is to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Blogging Again November 2018

Blogger is working now and I am going to try blogging again.  I have missed my blogging friends.  Winter time in the courtyard!  I bought a winter cover to go over the cold frame to keep my greens as long as possible.  We have had a couple of really cold night temperatures and I checked today and almost everything survived.  The Marigolds and just a very few leaves of lettuce did not look good but otherwise I am pleased.

I made this Christmas tree years ago and dragged it from house to house as we moved.  It is sitting on our dining room/kitchen table this year.

We are expecting our second great grandbaby next month.  I made this quilt for her.  They have picked out the name, Claire.

I had someone machine quilt it for me.  First time I have ever had someone do that.

Also made some other things for Clairee such as this flannel blanket.

Another flannel blanket.  This one says I Love Grandma with a pink and white polka dot back.

Burp clothes to put over your shoulder to burp the baby made out of left over flannel.

Sue is showing the mother-to-be how to use a sewing machine.

Hubby loves his little cart.  He uses it to load the groceries in from the car to wheel into the kitchen.

Two gluten free meat loaves ready to pop in the oven.  Part of it will be frozen after being baked and will make us four meals.  Still using my Mom's meat loaf recipe except for using gluten free oats

I love this gingerbread scene that hubby made a few years ago.  It sits on the electronic piano this year.

My poor Christmas cactus!  It only bloomed on one side.  I have turned it around so the non blooming side gets some sun now but maybe it is too late.  Thank you for visiting and I would like it if you would leave a comment.  Have a good week-end!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Blog Trouble Part 1

We bought a half bushel of peaches to freeze.  It was a lot of work but we love frozen peaches and they will be so tasty this winter.  This blog is in four parts because "Blogger" has some demons in it and I have to post each picture separately.  I was planning to take a break anyway so won't be posting for awhile.  I harvested about 34 pounds of produce this year from my little courtyard garden.  We really enjoyed eating the strawberries especially.  Thank you for each and every one that read and left a comment for me.  Nancy

Blog Trouble Part 2

This is my flute that I was playing before I developed oral lichen planus.  Gracie started band this year so now she is playing it.  I hope she loves band like her mother and I did! 

Blog Trouble Part 3

I am wondering if this is a good moth or a bad moth.  Can anyone help me out?

Blog Trouble Part 4


I have been sewing away.  The horses is the back of the quilt and the squares are the front.  Still have to add the back and batting.  That is a little bookmark I made laying on the squares of the quilt.