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!


Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

How nice that you are back again!! Your Christmas cactus is doing far better than my two - they haven't bloomed in years. I repotted them this fall, hope that makes a difference!

Elizabethd said...

Glad to see you back!
what a pretty quilt you have made for the new baby, lovely gentle colours.

Betsy said...

It is so good to see you back Nancy. The quilt that you made is just beautiful. I made some receiving blankets for Piper out of that same pink flannel material that says “I love grandma”. I hope your Christmas cactus decides to bloom on the other side too.
Many blessings, Betsy

Cheryl Kimbley said...

Glad you are back. I was really getting worried about you.
The quilt is so sweet and will be loved for sure. congrats on soon to be gr. grands again!
Look forward to seeing you post again.

Julie said...

Lovely to see you pop up on my blog roll Nancy. Your new creations for your great grandaughter are all beautiful ... one lucky wee baby to be born. Its hard to believe the snow in your courtyard as we sit here in the heat. Have a great week Nancy.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Debbie - Mountain Mama, I hope your Christmas cactus decides to bloom this year. The foliage on mine looks great so thinking not enough sun on the one side. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Elizabethd, Thank you! The new Mama to be likes soft gentle colors and I love pink! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Betsy, Thank you! My daughter found the I love Grandma flannel and I just had to buy it! We are excited about another little great granddaughter! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Cheryl Kimbley, Thanks. I missed my blogging friends but between blogger not working and having CFS I wanted to see how to simplify life a little. Hope I can keep up to it. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Julie, Thank you! Too bad I could not send you a little cold weather and you send me a little warm weather to even things up! We are looking forward to the new baby. You have a good week-end! Nancy

Granny Marigold said...

I just love all the things you sewed for the new baby. Maybe she'll be a Christmas baby!! The half of the Christmas cactus that is blooming is so pretty. I wonder why only half bloomed. I never bothered to turn mine and the blooms were all around. A mystery.

Margaret said...

Welcome back! Lucky Clair, to be getting so many beautiful blankets! I love the Christmas cactus - blooming on one side is better than not blooming at all :)

Rain said...

Hi Nancy :)) It's been so long! :) Nice to see your blog post. Oh your cactus...I hope it recovers!! I LOVE the piano decorations, those are so cute!! And your handiwork is really something to be admired, I love the blankets!! :)

Henny Penny said...

It has been a long time! Glad to see you back. You make such pretty things. I love all the sweet baby things. Three years ago my sister-in-law gave me three little cuttings of her Christmas cactus. They have finally started growing and look shiny and healthy. I hope to see some blooms soon, but probably not this year.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Granny Marigold, Thank you! Yes, my cactus plant is a mystery but the buds that did bloom are so pretty. I enjoyed making some home made things for the baby to be! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Margaret, Thanks! I liked making the baby things. can't wait to meet her. My Christmas Cactus seems to be a mystery! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Rain, Thanks! I have CFS so hope I can keep up to blogging now and then. I can't wait to meet the new baby. I like to make home made things. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Henny Penny, Thanks. I enjoyed making home made things for the baby. I hope your cactus will bloom in the future for you. Mine is a mystery blooming on the one side! Nancy

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Everything looks so nice for your second grandbaby. Love the burb cloths they really come in handy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Vickie's Kitchen and Garden, Thank you and thank you for commenting. Cici is from China and had to ask me what the burp clothes were for. Have a good week-end. Nancy

Gloriade said...

How nice that you are getting to blog again. And looking forward to a new grand baby too. I haven't done much myself this year as you know. January will mark one year since my accident. Lord willing next year will bring new opportunities in recovery and in blogging.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Gloriade, Thank you! I am hoping that next year will be a good year for both of us. I have CFS (Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a medical condition characterized by long-term fatigue and other persistent symptoms that limit a person's ability to carry out ordinary daily activities.) Just how are you doing? Have a good Christmas. Nancy

Leigh said...

So glad you're blogging again! I have to comment that I love the name Claire. The baby gifts are so pretty.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Leigh, Thank you! They named her Claire Li which I think sounds so pretty! I missed my blogging friends! Nancy

Connie said...

What a busy girl you are. Love the baby things they look so soft and comfortable. I've never been good with house plants and admire anyone that can grow them :)

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