Saturday, February 14

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Valentines Day my DH surprised me this morning with these lovely flowers and an "I Owe You" to a dinner and movie of my choice once I'm back on my feet. (plus candy)
I know many of you wonder if am ever going to start posting like I use to and I will. I have shared with some of you gals that a year and half ago I went through Thyroid Cancer so I'm in the midst of a followup treatment.
I've kept up with my Take It Off Tuesday with Janene yet I realize I've been gaining every week but once my metabolism is back up to power it will come off.
By bloodwork Friday shows it's a go for the Radio Active Iodine Treatment Monday and Wednesday will be the Whole Body Scan if all is clear (which I feel it will be) I will be able to go back on med. and regain my strength.
Although I do feel my scan will be clear ....I continue to pray for I know God is my Great Physician.
My spirits are up and I look forward to this hurdle being behind me.
As always love hearing from you.
Happy Valentines Everyone!

Wednesday, February 4

Whatcha Working On Wednesday

We have had alot going on here and I have so much to be thankful for. As you may have heard Kentucky had a terrible ice storm along with 4 inches of snow meaning a total of approx. 12 inches. (that may not sound like much to some of you but a 4 in. snow is rare for us).

I remember last Tuesday so enjoying watching the snow fall and hearing the sleet. Then all of a sudden here comes the freezing rain and about 11:00 p.m. Tues our lights went out and were out for a full week.

Although it was a winter wonderland it was very dangerous.

As you can see from this pic the results of the freezing rain...we had approx. 1 in. of ice on our electric lines.

Trees were just snapping off and causing all kinds of problems.

My FIL had an extra generator that needed some work (so I am sooo thankful my hubby can fix just about anything). Therefore I decided to make the journey with my hubby (much rather be with him than to be home worrying and prehaps distracting him by calling his cell phone every 5 min.) off we went and my were the roads bad.

This is coming up our road and to the left of the road were these electric poles that had snapped off at the top, therefore that awesome crew of men which I have great respect for had to replace all 5 poles.

So hats off to these guys... they came in from other counties and spend countless hours (of which I know they got double and triple pay which they well deserved). And are still out there working, because all electric has not been restored.

Hubby and I just got home from the grocery we needed to restock. Even though we had the generator we had to keep the deep freeze going because we had just had a beef butchered.

Oh we could not run the water heater so it was awesome to get a nice hot shower after a week instead of just sponging off. I have decided I'm not cut out to be Amish....I'm sure my Amish friends were getting a kick out of this (not really)

Oh we still don't have phone service but they say perhaps tomorrow (Thurs.).
Have a great night everyone!

Monday, January 19

Catching Up

My DH and I went out Saturday to one of our favorite Mexican Restaurants and to the movies. We are Clint Eastwood fans..... he is such a great actor. We really enjoyed Gran Torino. I will not go into any details for those who have not watched it. My main complaint was the language...all in all Clint continues to successfully portray a tough guy at his age.

As promised I will try to play catch up the following pictures are of the Early American Thanksgiving at the Low Dutch Meetinghouse. Thought I would share their website please go by for a visit. (My Sweethome Gardens is not related to Sweet Home Spun....I named my gardens after the original name of a nearby small town.)

I just love taking pictures of sheep.

It was a cool day and this fire felt wonderful.

Natural dyed yarns

more sheep

Today I must really watch what is consumed into my body for tomorrow is weigh in :0. Although I do not post my scale pic...I email it to Janene over at I really do not want to make her mad she could really blackmail me with those pics ;0)
Have a great day everyone!

Friday, January 9

Christmas Break Has Come And Gone

Here is a pic of our two girls Sloan (with the face only a mother could love) and Jessica. It seems like just yesterday that Christmas break began and now Jessica has already been back to school for a week (J term) Spring classes do not start til Jan. 28th. Just thought I would share some of the pictures I took of Jessica and her friends while she was in. (don't tell her I posted all of these pics)

It was so good to hear the sound of girl's how I've missed that.

Jessica and her friends Hannah and Rachel had a movie and pizza was sooo good having them over. All three attend different universities and are unable to get together very often.

Jessica holding our newest addition to the family Austyn (my sister's first grandchild)

Jessica and my nephew Sam...(at my mom's on Christmas Eve)I do believe if we had been blessed with a son he would have look like Sam. Don't you think they look a lot alike?

This is Jessica and Pops (my friend Janie's father) he has always called Jessica his little girlfriend and Janie told my husband that as they were traveling over to our house for Christmas he told them he thought as much of Jessica as he did his very own grandchildren. (this made Jessica feel so good)

Now you may be wondering who this gentleman is....I tried to get her to give him a little kiss but she was afraid I would post it on facebook. Actually Jessica's grandfather bought this "dummy" I really don't know why...I guess "just because".

We will miss her not being home....although we do talk several times a day and have Skype so we get to see her almost everyday:)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!



Wednesday, January 7

Whatcha Working on Wednesday (Thursday)

Just thought I would share with you some of the projects I worked on during the first 2 weeks of December. I finally remembered to do some before and after pics. This potato bin became a Christmas gift for a friend to give as a Christmas present.


At one of my craft shows a lady ask if I painted on anything...and I told her as long as it doesn't move I will give it a try. So she brought me her father's gardening hat (she said he had past away several years ago) She said he was a WWII veteran and he was a very patriotic man.

As I was painting this hat I thought about all the time he must have spent in his garden wearing this hat....I honestly hated to paint it.

With her approval this is what we chose..... AFTER

This lady also had a picnic basket that was her mother's and she wanted a winter scene painted on it. (Before)


Another lady wanted a mailbox painted for her father (with hound dogs chasing a rabbit...he raised these type of dogs) this was a nightmare to finish and I do hope she was satisfied with it. (am always afraid someone will not be satisfied with the finished product) With my DH help it was finally completed before Christmas....after several attempts to varnish and seal the mailbox we ended up using an automotive clear should withstand all types of weather....just hope some kid with a baseball bat doesn't come near it.

The finish mailbox...the gentleman's name and address was on the other side.
Oh I forgot to mention horses and dogs are not something I do and this was the very first time for dogs.

I tried to post this yesterday but for some reason the blogger would not allow me to upload images. Has anyone other than me had this problem.
I will try to post again soon.
Please post comments....I just love hearing from you.

Monday, December 29

Time has just flown by!

I hope all my blogging friends have not forgotten me...we have sooo much catching up to do. (there was a pj party, low dutch meeting house Thanksgiving, orders to be completed, a lot of Christmas shopping, substitute teaching, working at the store, and having our dd home for Thanksgiving break and back again for Christmas)It is so hard to believe over a month has past since my last post. I'm sure everyone has been really busy. This holiday season has absolutely flown by it seems as though Thanksgiving was just here.

I'm hoping to catch you up on what has been happening in my neck of the woods. My dh, dd, and I stayed home Christmas day and the day after just relaxing and enjoying each others company. We watched movies and played games. This was the first Christmas in years that we have not rushed around on Christmas Day traveling to this place and that and we sooo enjoyed it. There are many pictures to share so over the next week I will be doing that. Today I'm working at the little general store I've share pictures with you of in the past. So I really must close for now and will be posting more very soon. Please leave a comment so I will know I have not been forgotten.

Have a great day!


Thursday, November 27

Giving Thanks

"This Is The Day The Lord Has Made"

Happy Thanksgiving everyone...Today will be spend at my mother's house with my sister and brother's families. Our sweet DD Jessica made it home safe Tuesday night and we just have soooo much to be thankful for.

I do wish everyone a very safe and enjoyable weekend!

Blessings to each of your families,


Friday, November 21

So much to share

This week has really been a busy one and it is'nt over yet. I was a 3rd grade substitute teacher for several days.

I worked at a small general store...this is a very old store not sure how long it has been around at least 100yrs.

Lunch time can be very...very...hectic. Only one person runs the store and therefore runs cash register, flips burgers, and makes deli sandwiches. Thank goodness there are still patient people in this world. Yesterday at lunch time I was probably waiting on at least 15 people at once (all wanting their on special orders).

After tending to the store all day and making another emergency trip to the Urgent Care Center (which I will explain later). I visited my brand new....................great niece.

This is what happened Wednesday...I became a great aunt. This is my nephew Charles and his lovely wife Emily and their adorable daughter Austyn Elaine

My Mom and her very first great grandchild...can you believe my mom is in her mid seventies.

While all this was happening this week I have suffered from a allergic reaction to an antibiotic that contains sulfate...therefore I have made two trips to the urgent care center suffering from itchy itchy inflamed spots all over my body. Thank goodness for long sleeve shirts and high neck blouses. Oh well I suppose life goes own and it doesn't matter how uncomfortable our bodies can be.

This weekend should be a lot of fun...tonight is Tiff's (Twigs) PJ party at the store.
Saturday and Sunday is the official open house.

Now I must get this busy day started...I need to make a cheeseball for this evening.

Have a great weekend everyone.



Monday, November 17

Just Catching Up

Thought I would share some pictures from this past weekend. I have been telling you about going to Tiff (Twigs) store and decorating for her Christmas Open House (Nov. 22 & 23)
The above pic is Tiff fluffing up a Santa

This is one of Tiff's one of a kind Snowman she made....

and another one (they are simply adorable)

This is a four ft. Snowman Tiff made....
Just recieved a call to teach 3rd grade so I have to cut my post short and ready myself.

I'll add more pics later.
Blessings today everyone,

Friday, November 14

Another Very Busy Week

This week has flown by with dr. appointments, teaching a painting class to a local 4H club(18 children total), helping Tiff prepare for her Christmas Open House next weekend from cleaning the store, twiking, painting candy canes, snowmen, etc. (So thankful I have a understanding hubby)
This Saturday will be spent at the store. I am sure everyone is in the same busy...busy...mode. So be safe everyone and enjoy your weekend. As they say "Tis The Season" :0)


Monday, November 10

A Great Weekend!

Had a wonderful weekend at the craft I mentioned before it was a two day sale.
I was able to see a lot of my customers from past years and friends stopped by for a visit.
My Mom came and spend the days with me...we had a great time together.

Just thought I would share some pics of my booth...I really had a lot packed in there.

I really didn't notice a decline in sales this year. Thank Goodness! It seems like the majority of booths around me were jewelry so that helped me. I have several I am really excited to get those.

Here I am...haven't a clue what I was looking at....oh well!
Today will be spent taking the remainder of my prim inventory over to my friend Tiff's store Primitive Blessings and the country crafts will go to a general store close to home. This week I will be helping Tiff get ready for her Christmas Open House....believe me there is a lot to be done before next weekend. Have a great week! I will try to get caught up on everyone's blogs during the evenings.

Wednesday, November 5

Whatcha Working On Wednesday

I have a very busy week ahead of me....this weekend is my two day craft sale...Trims n Whims is held the second Saturday and Sunday of November in Shelbyville, Ky at a local elementary school (Wright). There are last minute projects to be completed, pricing the crafts (always dread this), and loading everything up into the vehicles.

Just thought you might enjoy seeing other projects besides my prim paintings. ( if you are interested in any of the patterns I will be happy to look up the designers)

Really enjoyed painting the Light Houses and dreaming of a wonderful vacation on the beach.

I will be going over to my friend Tiffany's (Twigs) house for Ida ( our Amish friend) Birthday lunch with a couple of other gals. We always have so much fun.
I will be sharing more projects tomorrow.
Have a great day!

Friday, October 31


Happy Halloween to all of you...

Also thought I would share a picture of this Halloween morning's sunrise...
Be safe and have a Happy Halloween!