January 28, 2014

Primitive Pillows

Primitive Pillows
   I had fun making these 
primitive pillows. 
 I downloaded the farm animal graphics from 'Graphics Fairy' and printed them onto muslin, 
with my printer.  
I adhered laminating plastic
 to the back of the muslin,
trimmed it to legal page size 
before printing.  
Then, I ironed Wonder Web 
to the back side of the print,
 and then ironed it onto the fabric,
                    with print right side up.  
               I trimmed the edge on some, 
          and some I simply stitched around.

   I believe these are the first primitive pillows that I've made.  I enjoyed making them.  Hope you are having fun making things, during this cold and snowy weather.  Have a Blessed day, Trisha

January 25, 2014

Make a Charm String out of Old Buttons

Retro Charm String

  I have collected buttons for years and have kept them stored away.  Lately I've been thinking about all those pretty old buttons, and how no one ever gets to see them.
   I remembered a post I did a long while back about vintage 'charm strings' and decided that would be a good way to display some of my old buttons, all be it would be just a replica, it would be pretty, just the same.

  I found a perfect place to display my charm string, on a shelf in my living room.   Now everyone can enjoy them.

   If you would like to read my previous post about
charm strings, on the right of page, under Labels, click on Bible, then 'Isaiah 55: 1,2,3', it shows the magazine I first read about them, in.

Have a Blessed day, Trisha 

January 14, 2014

Let us Pray

Let us Pray
 After this manner therefore pray ye: 
Our Father which art in heaven, 
Hallowed be thy name. 
Thy kingdom come.  
Thy will be done in earth, 
as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, 
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, 
but deliver us from evil: 
for Thine is the kingdom, 
and the power, and the glory, forever.  
Amen      Matthew 6:9-13

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, 
the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
What is man, that thou art mindful of him?  
and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Psalm 8: 3-4

What a privilege it is that we can bow our heads and pray to our Almighty God.
Have a Blessed day, Trisha

January 12, 2014

Childhood Game, Kentucky Head Knocker

Kentucky Head Knocker
   Growing up in Southern Kentucky in the 50's and 60's was a fun time.  Things were simpler then, no electronic gadgets, or cellphones to occupy our time.

   After chores were finished we invented our own ways to have fun.  We made pop guns, birch whistles, played 'Rolley Hole' a marble game, 'Mumbly Peg' a game using a pocket knife, Tag, Spring Board, See Saw, Kick the Can, Hide and Seek, and many other fun games, but, one that stands out in my mind was played with a dried weed that had a seed pod at the end of it.

   When we visited our cousins in late Fall we ran through the fields of tall grass, whooping and hollering and chasing one another with what I call a 'Kentucky Head Knocker' and, yes, just as the name implies, when we got close enough, we knocked one another in the head with it.  Let me tell you it really smarted.  Back then we never thought about anyone getting hurt.

   Guess God was looking out for us back then, because we sure weren't looking out for ourselves.

   My husband remembered me telling him about it, and found this one in the field behind our house today and brought it in to me.  Who would have thought a weed and seed pod would create a lifetime of memories?
  Have a Blessed day wherever you are, Trisha