A warm Hoosier Welcome

It has been a while since this Hoosier gal has posted anything. Am trying to get back in the groove . Will be posted sewing, decorating and crafting tips. I like frugality, using what you have in your present stash.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Boy, it has been a lonnnnnng time since last posting. Guess things more

important took over.

Wanted to get this Christmas wish posted before it was here and gone.

Praying that each of you will find the Peace & Joy through Christ this

Christmas Season, and continue with it throughout the New Year.

He is faithful !

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I can hardly believe this is truly the end of Summer !  Gracious where did it go too?  I have been so negligent in posting on my blog. Perhaps, my energy will be revived to begin posting often once more.
Here is a photo of my August / September Sunflower Wall Quilt for our family room.  It is approx. 51" square.  It is so much fun to create seasonal wall quilts for this space in our home.  This is my design. From top of my head. No pattern.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Can you believe it is the middle of July ?  My where has the time flown to.  This seems to  be my normal mantra anymore.
Enjoy my garden photos.

Friday, May 21, 2010


                           Yep.....I am clearing out a lot of my Paint Books in anticipation of acquiring more! :)  Or, perhaps just making room for more material. Anyway, I am offering 4 books at a steal on my shop at Etsy.  All 4 books have oodles of ideas/items for your creativity. Now is the time to get ready for Christmas.
 Here are a couple of the books.
Click below to go to my shop.
Enjoy !

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I have been using up my fabric stash.....in order to buy some more wonderful fabrics !!  It never ends for us quilters / sewers !
Have wanted to do something for our community....so went searching for a pattern to make walker caddies.  There were many to chose from, but I liked this one. The only thing I changed was the buttons. Used velcro instead.  Took some to one nursing home a couple weeks ago, am finishing up more to take.  They are fun and easy to make.
I like this style because it stabilizes the pouch with the tabs around the legs.  While recovering  from my reconstructive foot surgery last year, I had to use a walker and hop on one leg for two months !  What an ordeal.  Just before my surgery I quickly threw together a bag to hang on my walker.  Well after only a few days it was surmised fast, that a big bag would be better.  Then the darn thing would swing back and forth with whatever I had stashed in it.  
This bag for the nursing homes has the center pocket and two pockets on either side. Enough storage and "doesn't swing out."  :)   That is a good thing.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Happy Easter to you and your family!   Jesus is Risen Indeed !  And because of what He has done on the cross, bearing all of our sins, we can have a relationship with Him and the Father.   As stated in scripture  "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. "
I always say....period.  All other are false religions, man's imagination.  God the Creator of all is the only one that has determined how to come to Him.  The Bible is the only book that is the Truth.  Prophecy is fulfilled down through the ages.  All other false books are just that. None can boast of prophecy fulfilled.
Our sins were hung on the cross with Jesus. AMEN !
May you enjoy this special weekend and Spring Day, reveling in the Re-birth of our world.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Here is the doll that Bev Torres made for me in the Bunny Doll Swap that Susan O'Conner of Rabbit Hollow Prims put together.   
The swap was so much fun as the others have been .  I feel like another friend has been found !
Isn't this design of Bev's adorable.  The curled toes and hands are adorable. She did a fantastic job on her.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Susan O'Conner of Rabbit Hollow Prims had another swap for us ladies.  I was partnered with Bev Torres.  This is the Easter Doll that I made for Bev.  She was approx. 20" tall.  An osanberg cloth body that was tea-dyed. I used vintage linen for the inner part of her ears. Love to add bling so made a nylon net petticoat. The eggs in the basket were made with paper mache' pulp, then I painted them white with a staining over them. She hasn't decided what color to paint her Easter eggs.  Will post pictures of the rabbit doll Bev made for me just as soon as the weather is sunny and can get a good shot.


This is a photo of my fat Tuxedo Girl , Sadie Mae.   She loves to lay on the floor by my sewing machine , or once in a while she will jump onto my chair if I move for a while.  She is definitely a momma's girl!  She was a rescue kitty. A family was unable to keep her, so she came to our home and hearts.  Aren't God's companions wonderful! This photo actually makes her look slimmer than reality.  One of these days will get a good shot of her sitting with white belly showing.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


When  I'm  a grown-up  woman
With hair upon my head
I'll sit & sew
Till very late
Never go to bed !

Thursday, March 4, 2010



Now, for those of us that love to create , thrifty with our money, and save the earth, well here is a unique clay that works well!
You will need:
3 Cups Dryer Lint                      2 Cups  Water
5 Drops of wintergreen oil (but you don't have to use this)
1 Cup Flour
Put lint in a saucepan. Cover with oil and water. When lint is saturated add the flour.  Stir until smooth.
Cook over medium heat.   Stir constantly till peaks form and holds together.
Pour in onto a newspaper to dry.

Now you can model with it.  Put unused in a plastic bag. Will only last a couple days this way.  Dry finished modeled product for 5 days.

Friday, February 19, 2010


We are having our annual Spring Fling down on the farm.
There are oodles of wonderful Spring & Easter HandMade items that will tickle your fancy. Will be very hard to resist some ! :)
So go on over to Etsy check it out. Type in OFGSGC into search bar on Etsy. This will bring you to all the lovely items.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Ok so I have problems getting the photos where I want them....brother!!
The top photo is the one recv'd from Hope,I named her Whimsical Winnie. The second photo is the doll I sent to Hope. Her name is Hearts Galore!

On one of our art groups we had a Valentine Swap. My swap partner was Hope Jones Griffin from the UK. We had a ball emailing and getting to know each other. I am posting a picture of the doll I made for her, Hearts Galore is her name. Tomorrow I will get a picture of the doll Hope sent to me. I decided to name her Whimsical Winnie ! Not only did I receive the doll from Hope, but so many other goodies. Hope went well beyond the requirements for this Swap. I am thankful to her. She included a pair of UK anklets ( I have traveled often through the UK) , a delish chocolate candy bar ....a BIG one , a small scrapbook she made, a red felt birdie for my valentine tree and a small vintage embroidered heart that also nestles nicely in my Valentine Alpine Tree. It was all so much fun and to meet another fellow artist that loves dolls....was wonderful!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Us Hoosiers are Humble and Proud of our Team

Super Bowl here we come.
We are sincerely grateful that God has given us a Christian owner and coach. I personally am thankful for the gentlemanly ways, and humbleness of our Colts. They always present themselves in an honorable way.

Friday, January 15, 2010


Just had to share with you what I made for supper tonight.
While at the grocery store Wednesday the Butternut Squash looked so very good. So I bought one...a small one about 3-4 lbs.
Today, I pricked the skin of the squash and put it in the microwave for 5 mins. at a time. I use this method since I have Rheumatoid and can no longer wheddle a big knife to cut squash etc. You can cook the squash in the microwave on a dish until soft. Then all you have to do is slit the squash down the middle scoop out the seeds, then scoop out the delicious meat of the squash.
I add the readied squash after it is cooked into a large pot. You will get approx. 4-6 cups of the cooked squash.
To this add approx. 1 1/2 - 2 C. chicken stock , 1 C. Half & Half, 1/2 stick of real butter cut up, 1 teasp. white pepper, 1-2 teasp. sea salt, 1/4 teasp. nutmeg, 2 teasp. curry powder.
Bring this to a bowl all the time mashing with masher and stirring. After this is hot, add to a food processor or blender and blend on puree till smooth.
Rewarm a bit in pot, dish up and you can add a dollap of sour cream, whipped cream with minced chives.
If you don't want to add the last that is ok because the soup is so ooooo oh oh good and creamy ! And oh so good for your body. God's bounty straight to you.

Again, here are the ingredients

3-4 lbs Butternut Squash , 2 C. chicken stock, 1 C. Half & Half , 1/2 stick real butter chunked, 2 teasp. sea salt, 1 teasp. white pepper, 1/4 teasp. nutmeg, 2 teasp. curry powder.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Need to get post listed on a regular basis, but that is sort of hard when time just flies by and doesn't remind me !
I am posting a picture of a new wall quilt for my family room. I have a spot on one wall with a continuing rotation of wall quilts. Each wall quilt is approx. 51" X'51".

Then I just finished a Valentine Angel with real vintage quilt wings and an Osanberg apron with valentine appliques. She will be for sale on my Etsy shop.


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