Tuesday, May 24, 2016


It is time to get those fingers limbered up and join us with the Old Farmhouse Gathering Teams Summer Celebration! :)   Lot of goodies from some wonderful artisans and I am sure you can find some great home and gift ideas. So follow me here to see everything or if you prefer you can to Etsy and search CTSOFG. 

Let's go shopping!

Colleen :)

Monday, May 16, 2016


Went on a shopping trip again last week! I just love to buy all this fabric! It really makes me feel good...HA!HA! :)  Anyway I thought I would show you some of the fabrics I bought. Beings 4th of July is coming soon I also stocked up on Americana fabrics. You can see all my new fabrics here from my Etsy shop. :)

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this fabric!! Of course you know it has to do with SEWING!! I use to have an old treadle machine that had an old machine like these. And I do love all antiques. :)

sewing fabric

These vintage bicycles are so neat. Takes you back to the "olden" days. :)

bicycle fabric

Country is great for decorating. I wonder if there are very many people that still decorate with a country decor....hmmmmmmmmmmm? Anyway....I really liked this country sign fabric with all the animals on it. I thought this fabric would be great for placemats. I may actually take some of that fabric and make some. :)

country fabric

And like I said......4th of July is coming so I stocked up on Americana fabrics. Here are two of the one's that I picked out. Get busy with those patriotic sewing projects. :)

Thanks for visiting and happy sewing! 

Colleen :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wonderful Visitor's!!

So I was talking my walk the other day which I take out on my road and when I was walking back down the road towards my front yard I saw I had visitor's. :) We get this herd of caribou in the spring and fall. In the spring they are migrating through to their birthing grounds to have their babies. They always like to stop by our house and eat the grass out front. 

So I was walking really, really slow so I wouldn't spook them and so I could get pictures of them. They kept looking at me, but they didn't seem bothered at all. 

I got to the end of the driveway and they were still there eating. I couldn't believe they didn't move off. Soooooo.....I am am I going to get to my house. My driveway runs right by where they were feeding. 

After I stood out on the road for about 20 minutes telling them that they really needed to move off so I can get to my house, what do they do..............they lay down!!!

I thought how do it get back. So I sneaked around the garage and slithered in by the house and when I went up the stairs on the deck they were still just laying there looking at me. Normally they just move off when they see people. Guess they really liked my new grass. They laid there for over an hour and finally moved off. They returned a few time during the next few days, but I think now they have move back into the fields. We will see them again in the fall when they are moving to their winter ground. :)

Just thought you might like to see them. Have a great day!

Colleen :)

Sunday, May 8, 2016


Just wanted to wish all the mother's out there a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! Enjoy your day with family and friends!

Colleen :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

My Oh My!

Holy smokes I can't believe it is already May!! Where did April go!! Well I did take a week and went down to visit family so that took up a little time and I have been frantically getting everything made for the summer season and had some custom orders I needed to get done too. Oh....maybe that is where the time went. LOL! :)

So Happy May to everyone!! 

In all my sewing and making items for my local summer shows I use a lot of fabric. And the one question I always have is to pre-wash or not. I was just think about this again and I know there are definitely people who say yes... and people who say no. I am a "no" person or better yet most of the time no, but with reds I always pre-wash. I received this article in my in box the other day from  Accuquilt and thought again about washing or not. This article says to wash most of the time, but I don't know for sure. My local fabric store says you don't have to pre-wash anymore because the fabric manufactures know that most of the people don't want too, so they have changed the dyes in the fabrics. what do you Anyway I thought I would pass this along to all of you.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Colleen :)

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