Always Making Something

Zombies in the Nursery

Zombies in the Nursery


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tea and Hot chocolate Swap

I participated in the monthly swap at It was a lot of fun. My partner was from Washington State. Audrey knew that I am LDS so she sent me all of this yummy Hot Chocolate. This should last me all winter and might just share it with the grand children. Hmmmmmmm???

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tree's Glorious Tree's

I love the trees from Val at Yarnigras  they are Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!
She made me an apron Too. AND she also made a cheese knife using a wine cork.
There is no picture because my hubby the sweetie that he is was using it! and he loved it. I love all of the trees. If I were to pick a fave it would be the Pink one.
Thank You Val, you Swap Diva you!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


We had an unexpected visit from our son and his family this weekend. It was only 4 short days but it was fun. They are leaving in the morning to go back to Arizona. Our son has to work on Thursday so they have to go back. I asked him what he had to do, and he said "crime dose not take a holiday". So off they will go. We made Thanksgiving Dinner to day so we could all sit down together. I will miss them so much the quiet will be deafening. The boys have gotten taller since we saw them last and the Princess has gotten, well lets just say Princessier. Spell check just said this is not a word.  I promise you it is. For Real!!.
I haven't spent any time on projects lately but I have to get busy as soon as they are gone. Well, that is not completely true.I did get my ornament finished for the Yarnigras Enchantment  Swap. I will be mailing it out Wednesday. Thanks to Sarah who gave me inspiration. I am so Thankful for my Fabulous Daughter in law. She is the best.  It has been a great visit. I hope it won't be long until we see them again. Well time to go.  Always Making Something

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Made From Scraps

I keep every scrap. So I was going through the scrap bin and found this Fab Fabric.
So here is the end result, no pattern, and it took less than an hour!! It is the same on  both sides too.  what a great gift for some one.
Leave me a comment let me know what you think.
Again, always making something.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Holidays Then And Now

My Sister and I were making plans for the up coming holiday, reminiscing about when we were younger.  Doing so we realized just how lax we have been.
In the good old days  we wore our Sunday cloths to Thanksgiving Dinner at our grandparents home. Grandma set the table with a beautiful linen table cloth and matching napkins that she brought with her from Germany. She then got out the China and real silverware also from the old country. My dad and uncles would go up stairs to get all of  four leaves of the Duncan Fief table and the extra chairs.
The Table was stunning. Me, my sisters, and my cousins would just look at how beautiful everything was. All of the daughter in laws were in the kitchen helping with the plating of the serving dishes. There were 20 of us at the table. 12 very well behaved grandchildren, because we knew our parents would not tolerate it.
More over our Grandfather would not put up with any shenanigans period. We had ultimate respect for our grandparents and we loved them.
After dinner while all the moms cleared the table and did dishes (before dishwashers) they put the dishes back into the china cabinet very carefully.
Grandpa put on the German records on his beautiful Stereo. He kept his Vinyl and his stereo as pristine as the china and silver.  The furniture in the special living room was gorgeous, The couch was White Brocade, a Red chair with 3 inch bullion all across the bottom, walnut end and coffee tables wth glass over the top of them. In the corner was a walnut corner table and on ether side were 2 Grey leather chairs with nail heads a round the edges.  All of it was covered in PLASTIC!!!! of course that was the norm back then. Oh wait I almost forgot. Under the coffee table was a White Calf skin that grandma had stuffed the head with news paper and put 2 blue marbles for the eyes, all of the grand kids loved that calf skin. We would sit and pet it for hours. It was a holiday and we got to be in the special living room listing to German Music some of it was marches some was beer drinking music and we sang along in German.
So this year we are going back to the old traditions, we are dressing up decking the table and everyone will get a cleanup assignment. We don't have the German Music but we do have old movies that we all love.  MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, 
GOOD SAM, YOU'VE GOT MAIL, and a deck of cards. I am looking forward to it. The Good Old Days YEAH!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

To My Audiance

I am Western European all though I was born in the US my Dad and his family were German. Many of the traditions I try to keep alive so my grand children know where their Great grandpa came from and how wonderful family is.
 I Love that my blog is visited by so many different countries.  Please Friends feel free to leave a comment.  I love all of you!

Friday, November 11, 2011

To All The Men In My Life

This post is dedicated to the men in my life that have and are serving this Great Country.
Daddy AF Korea, Eddie AF Vietnam, Carl Army ,Philippines, Erv Army Germany, Bill Navy Ship,Keith AF Missals, Rick AF RET. Missals, Martin AF RET. Missals Andrew Army, Medic current and My Son Adam, Cleveland Navel Academy, Army Psyop 101st, Bosnia, Iraq. Currently a Federal Agent with O.I. Still serving and protecting. Justice Fighters One and All! Salute 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

  1. What are your hobbies?  Family, Sewing, Reading, and any thing else I want
  2. What are your favorite colors?  Pink, Red
  3. Do you collect anything?  Any thing Poodle
  4. Are you allergic to any fibers or animals?       No
  5. Do you have any pet   Teeny Tiny Pom and a Standard Poodle
  6. Coffee, Tea, or Chocolate?    Herbal Tea
  7. What do you like to read?      It has to be funny or informative
  8. Do you prefer Cookies or Candies as a sweet?    Cookies
  9. What is your favorite holiday treat?  Everything Holiday
  10. Describe your favorite holiday tradition.   We all go to the Movies together on Christmas Day
  11. Did you believe in Santa as a child?  You Bet!!
  12. When do you open presents?  Christmas Eve
  13. Do you put up a tree and when?  If not, how do you celebrate? After Thanksgiving
  14. Does your tree have a theme? Different every year
  15. What has been your favorite gift to give?  to receive? something I or someone put thought into hand made.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

My Swan Swap

Here it is my Beautiful Swan Package I received from my partner over at Yarnigras Swapper Swap Blog. Missy B delivered it in person. We live in the same zip code.
 How fun is that??? I love everythingThank You Missy.