Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Well summer is just rushing by for us. How is it going for all of you? Hope you are having a great summer. I have noticed that a lot of the west has been very hot lately and terrible fires going on. That is not a very good thing. Hopefully everyone is ok in those areas. 

There is still plenty of summer left to get those picnics and BBQ's in so I thought I would share my potato salad recipe with all of you. I don't remember where I got this recipe, but I have been making it for 40+ years (there I go again.....showing my age!) and what we like about it is it is made with Italian salad dressing so it isn't the "normal" potato salad. Has a little spice to it. I will give you the large recipe as I make a smaller one since it is just for the two of us now. Now I am one that does a pinch of this and glob of that and not exact measurements, so you will have to see what works for you. :)

Here it is......


6 potatoes (red or russet...your choice)
4 hard boiled eggs
Appx 2/3 cups of bottle Italian salad dressing (I use Kraft)
Appx 2 large spoonful of dill pickle relish
Appx 3 large spoonful of Miracle Whip


Boil and cook the potatoes until done. Cool to touch.

potato salad

Peel the potatoes and cut into hunks.


Put potatoes in bowl and add the Italian salad and stir to coat the potatoes. Refrigerate for 2 hours. After the potatoes have been refrigerated hard boil 4 eggs, peel and add to potatoes. Add relish and Miracle Whip and mix well with the potatoes and eggs.

potato recipe

Sprinkle top with paprika and have a great salad for your picnic or BBQ. 

potato salad

My family always likes this potato salad and I usually have some left over for the next day's lunch. :)

Enjoy those picnics & BBQ's!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Boy is this summer flying by. I just don't seem to have any time to get everything done that I need to. The markets have been doing extremely well so I am busy sewing trying to keep up. Sorry I haven't been doing a lot of posting. I will try to remedy this soon. :(

With that said.......the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team is enjoying the Dog Days of Summer so I thought I would share a few items that some of the artisans have to offer. Lots of goodies from this great team! Visit them if you have time and you guys have a great week! Off to the sewing room :)

Hand painted Wooden Flip Flo...

Baby hat for infant girls, s...

Popsicle Kitchen Tea Towel U...

Boy & Girl at the Beach Colo...

Set of 5 Sealed Flattened Wa...

Stampin Up Summer Vintage Di...

Summer cotton pillows - crea...

Pure LAVENDER Pillow and Bod...

Travel Pillow Case / Lightho...

Watermelon Bowl Fillers Cubb...

The Lake Wood Sign Rope Hang...

Popsicle Magnets, summertime...

SALE Girls on Beach With Bic...

CustomerAppreciation Sale Pr...

Primitive and Plump Strawber...

Primitive Summer Daisy Bouqu...
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Monday, July 14, 2014


Today I have a couple more sewing tips for you. I collect these tips from a variety of different places and some of them I use and others I keep on the list that "someday" I may try. I wanted to share some more with you. :)

To carry thread with you when you are traveling use empty dental floss containers. Remove the empty floss spool and replace it with a bobbin loaded with thread. Wind the tread through the opening to the cutter, and then shut the lid on the container. Before you do this make sure the hole in your bobbin is the same as the dental floss. Some dental floss are larger so check before you do this. :)

sewing tips

Tired of chasing the sewing machine foot pedal under your table? Try wrapping a wide rubber band around the pedal to prevent slippage.

sewing machine

If you are like me I have those pesky little bits of fabric and thread all over my work area. A lint roller works good to pick up all these little pest. Run it across the floor, your table and you.

sewing tips

If you are hand quilting and can’t find where you left off when you stopped quilting attach a little Post-it flag and put the needle in it. The flag works great and doesn't leave any residue on the fabric. I also use the post-it flag on fabric where I have several yards of a fabric and to easily find where my last cut was I put a bright post-it flag and pin on the area so I can find it fast. 

hand quilting

Hope these tips helps. I will put together a few more soon. Have a great day! :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Well I haven't been able to do any postings or anything because my computer CRASHED!! Yep.....even with two anti-virus software on it, it still got a virus! I just wish these people that spent so much energy on putting viruses out there and hacking into computers would put that energy into constructive things! I just hate to spend money to get it fixed for something that is caused by someone else! computer is back and things are back to normal.....well as normal as they can be for us. :) Hope everyone had a good 4th of July weekend!! Now I can get back to postings and working on "stuff". 

Have a great day!! :)

Friday, July 4, 2014


Just wanted to wish all my American followers a HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!! And to all my non-American followers thanks for joining us on our celebration of our Independence!!

4th of July

Have a great day!!

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