Sunday, September 28, 2008

My big weekend!!!

It was such a gorgeous weekend in the Ozarks. It's starting to look & feel like fall -- hooray!!! We've promised ourselves that we'll take a day this fall & just take a long drive in the country. We've been so cautious about our trips lately due to the cost of gas and to the fact that I just have too darn much to do on the weekends. Thought I'd show you some of my weekend garage sale finds. I bought several pieces of blue & white transferware. This will be hard for me to give up because I love blue & white transferware. I also found a wonderful old wicker plant stand & some Jennifer Schneeman cross-stitch samplers. We've been selling tons of old canning jars at Leola's lately & I found 7 old jars with the bales on them. It was a good garage-saleing weekend!!!!

This is some wool I dyed this weekend. I love to dye wool but I'm not very good at it. I think I need to do more research on the kinds of dyes people use & just the general instructions. If anyone has any advice, I'd love to hear it.

I worked really hard on Fri. & got some of my wool out & tried to organize it so I would know what I have. It's very frustrating to start a project & to have to spend time searching. Oh, I live to be organized!!!!

This was a wool project that I did last year. It took forever to do but well worth it to me & someday for my daughter. I wish I could make things to sell but it's hard to find anyone who will pay for your time & effort so usually I make it for gifts.
This was Phoebe's turn to stay with G'ma & G'pa. We met the kids for pizza on Fri. night at Phoebe's favorite pizza place -- Wanna Getta Pizza. Then she came home with us & spent Fri. night & most of Sat. We always have to make cookies. Don't ever eat cookies at my house after Phoebe's been here. She loves to help but she also loves to lick between scoops. They each have their things they like to do at our house & they want to always do the same things. We had such a good time! Next weekend we have all 3 while Mom & Dad go to St. Louis for their 10th anniversary. That's really exhausting!!!! Oh, well, they're growing up so fast that some day soon we'll wish they would come for the weekend. Have a good week!


Ragamuffin Gal said...

MMmmmMm That cookie makin looks good! And any cookie that comes from Jan's house it ~ VeRy GoOd!!!

I am loving my pillow!!! It looks so good in my home! Mark loves it too!!! You are a super designer and creator!

Hope your week sparkles!!!

PS~you might visit Tammy for some dyeing tips at Skiptomyewe blog on my blog roll! Also, I blogged about your pillow!!!

summersundays-jw said...

Thanks for taking such a great picture of my pillow -- I got an order for one. Yea!!! Also, I'm ckg. your friends blog for dyeing info & I read your blog. You hadn't blogged for awhile so I was beginning to worry -- not really. Have a wonderful week! Blessings back to you, Jan

Lilla Blanka said...


Wish I could visit your shop, that would really be fun!

Have a nice day!
"Lilla Blanka of Sweden"

Doreen said...

Those cookies look wonderful. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit this weekend and for leaving me such a nice comment.

Your blog looks so very interesting..I'll be back soon to read more!!!!

Take care,