July 29, 2013

Fodder Shock & Garden Shade

Fodder Shock
   It is a beautiful day in Southeastern Kentucky, today. The mid 50's temperatures this morning has turned into 70's with filtered sun, shinning through the clouds, this noonday.  July, usually holt and smoltery has been a beautiful month this year.
   We planted part of our garden with a second crop of beans, sun flowers, minature gourds, dill, marigolds, and coneflowers,  and needed to clear our small corn patch to plant mustard greens and turnips; so today we shocked the corn to clear the ground.
   We're not rushing Fall, just shocking the corn out of necessity.  Hopefully in a week or so, we will do the rest of our planting.

'Old Shep' Found a Shade

   While we were shocking our corn, our cat, 'Old Shep' rested in the shade of the 'Princess Feathers' I have planted along the edge of the garden.  He wants to be with us, whatever we are doing, but, he always finds a shade.

   How Blessed we are to live in the country, be able to raise a garden, and to have the companionship of and 'Old Shepherd Cat'.  Hope you are Blessed wherever you are, Trisha

July 20, 2013

Aprons & Sugar Bowl Pin Cushions

Dress Front Apron &/Bonnett

    I've been making aprons the last couple of days, here are pictures of a couple of them.  The one on the right is a floor length granny apron with bonnet.  I hope to get a few more of these made before Fall.  This one is more of a costume type to wear for 'Old Fashioned Days',  festivals, etc.

Short Full Apron

   The little pink apron to the left is a shortie.  My husband says it looks more like a bathing suit.

Sugar Bowl Pin Cushions

    I found a these old sugar bowls at the flea market a few days ago, they didn't have lids, so,  I decided to make pin cushions out of them.  I don't like to see pretty old dishes go to waste, I like the way they turned out.
Hope you are enjoying these warm summer days.  
Blessings, Trisha 

July 18, 2013

Red Crawdad Chimney

Red Crawdad Chimney

   The lower end of our yard is home to a family of red crawdad.  Though they build these chimneys often, this is the biggest one we've came across, being about 7 or 8 inches across, and about 4 inches high.
   These type of crawdad have been in our yard for years, our hunting dogs used to bay them.  We have had a wetter summer than usual and the crawdad are flourishing.  What little creatures are lurking in your backyard?

Have a Blessed day, wherever you are, Trisha

July 04, 2013

Retro Suitcase Makeover

Retro Suitcase Makeover
    I've been wanting to try a suitcase makeover for some time.  For this project, I chose a green vintage suitcase, I used a rectangle  cut from 1/4" plywood to support the bottom, I painted it, and the four wood legs green, I attached the legs and plywood to the bottom of the suitcase, with wood bolts and nuts, I then relined, and lightly padded the inside bottom of the suitcase.  I painted the top with white paint, I used Mod Podge to apply a vintage sewing machine graphic, from  Fairy Graphics, then I applied a clearcoat paint to protect the top. 

Lots of Room for Sewing Notions


   I was pleased with how it turned out.  This retro suitcase makeover made a useful sewing box, with enough room to hold a large amount of sewing notions.   

Have a Blessed Day wherever you are,