Saturday, May 18, 2013


I just love this time of year when things are green and the blossoms on our old apple tree are out and the lilacs are blooming. Our old apple tree is special because the last three years of my old horses life when she didn't have any teeth left, all she could eat was apples from our old tree and alfalfa pellets. She lived to be 40. We have two old apple trees and a few old lilac trees on our 1800's homestead. I thought I'd share some pictures with you.
I am just finishing up some hand made things for a give away that I will be announcing next week. You must be a follower of my blog to be eligible. I will be announcing it in my next post.
Hope you are all having a great weekend.

Apple Blossoms


Wednesday, May 15, 2013


I got this new book today. Can't wait to make some of the projects. I love all of the patterns.

Friday, May 10, 2013


I snapped this picture this morning of "Kit", my Jack Russell. She was relaxing after her morning walk to the bush. She loves to cuddle under quilts. So cute.

Monday, May 6, 2013


I think spring is finally here. Thank goodness. My magnolia tree is out in full bloom. I got home late last night from judging a horse show in Findlay, Ohio this weekend. When I left on Friday, the buds were still closed, but when I went outside this morning they were opened right up. I love my magnolia this time of year. 
I had a great trip down to Ohio. I left early Friday morning and did a little shopping at a Meijers in Toledo where I got some  awesome Ball canning jars. These jars are to celebrate Ball's 100th anniversary. They are in the color blue just like the vintage ones you find in antique stores, but brand new. Being an avid canner, I had to buy some. So I will be canning in style this year. I have heard they won't be available in Canada, so I thought I had better get some while I could. They are only manufacturing so many and then that will be it, you won't be able to get them. I stopped at a couple of antique malls on the way down and also had a fabulous fish dinner at the Cracker Barrel in Monroe, Michigan for lunch. Dinner was at the Texas Roadhouse in Findlay. I just love that place! Great service and the best food around. It is nice to go on a trip, but it is nice to get home too. I have had a few emails from people telling me that I had better post something, it has been too long. Not much going on lately. Trying to catch up on my gardening, housework, etc. Planning the vegetable garden for this year. I have finally waded through the 163 emails that were in my inbox when I got home last night. Now off to pull some weeds in my flower beds :(
Magnolia in bloom

My Ball jars