Sunday, September 21, 2014

"Frozen" theme birthday party

My granddaughter turned 7 and her birthday party was so much fun with the frozen theme.  The girls just love doing skits and singing the songs.  What great memories.

Had carrots for Olaf.
We made snowflakes, ice from blue corn syrup, snow covered trees from coffee filters, snow covered doughnut tree, had a castle and you can't forget "olaf".

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall I am still in Summer mode

Time to take out my fall swag.
Weather has been wonderful here in the Midwest except we have had rain.  I love rain but when it rains too much we get flooding.  My begonias that I planted in May didn't do anything until about a month ago and now they are looking beautiful.  I will be off to visit my grand kids in TX and it is still summer there. 
My second quilt I made is out but I need to change the flowers or put out my pumpkin house.

One Year we cut wood, I love the smell of a wood burning fire.

This is Fall in TX.

I will be traveling to a birthday party and the theme will be Frozen.  Can't wait for hugs, kisses, walks, scooters and playing Old maid.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Guess What I am doing?

This was a first for me it includes hot water, rubber gloves, pails and some salt.

I dyed sheets.  The directions was to use 1 bottle of dye to a pound of fabric, I only had 1/2 pound of fabric and I used 1/2 bottle.  I should have used the whole bottle.

The process was better then I thought, I did not put the sheets in my washing machine.  I  dryed the sheets outside - I was concerned that the dye would leave residue of blue on my deck, but the water was clear.  You have to rinse at least 3 times; the sheets from being outside just smelled wonderful.  Our church is fortunate that we receive lots of white sheets and these quilt go to Lutheran World Relief and they are put on the ground; the white would get dirty so the dye of the sheets helps.  The Rit dye is not expensive so it is well worth it. 

I love it when plaid fabric get donated - we have reached 100 quilts this year.

Have a great day, and I am still in the summer mode, it is 51 degrees out side.

Gisela - Omaha, Nebraska

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sewing keeps you going.

Lillian Weber hopes to hit dress No. 1,000 by her 100th birthday.

At 99  Lillian does what she loves to do sew.  I think lots of my readers knows that feeling.  Lillian personalizes each dress.  She is a "paying it forward" type of person.   Her daughter claims she has enough fabric to make dresses even after she turns 100.

Bloggers get busy and do what you love.

Omaha, Nebraska USA

Monday, September 1, 2014

Fun Art Classes

Painting for some reason has become popular.  We have a place called "Corky Canvas" - Nebraska and you can have a party with a group and paint.  I went and it was lots of fun.  You have to make a reservation.

My DIL did this - she has talent. 

My 6 year old granddaughter painted this in her art camp.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I wish my garden - Lauretzin Gardens

I am lucky to be able to drive to this garden and see it's beauty - 20 minutes from home.

This is from my garden

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Beautiful Quilt Blocks

How lucky can you get, the below blocks have been donated and will be auctioned off.  These quilt blocks will be sewn into beautiful magical quilts by some wonderful quilters. 

Happy Happy Happy.