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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Peach Sauce


I like a sauce to go on top of ice cream, French toast, pancakes, cakes, etc.  I made a simple syrup, added chopped peaches, fruit fresh, and tapioca.  The tapioca is for thickening.  Oh, this is even good in vanilla pudding and great to eat warm.

The girls are out to play and having a treat if wheat to eat.

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 I hope you had a great weekend!  Dawnie



Beads in Yarn




 

 

I have wanted to place beads in hand spun yarn, but I was apprehensive due to the small orifice on my spinning wheel.  I learned how to place beads onto yarn as I knit and I recently purchased a tool to help with this.    It is called the Fleegle Beader and you can purchase one here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/173242202/13mm-fleegle-beader-please-read-the?ref=shop_home_active_3
In order to string beads onto hand spun yarn, I
used pink thread with pink beads and plied it to blue yarn.  To string the beads onto the thread, I used a bead spinner.  I have one that is battery operated, but I am not sure where I put it.  They is what happens when you get older.  You can't find things and you don't know what you are looking for.  LOL  I like the new designs where you just spin them by hand.  I got a junior sized bead spinner.  Mine is like this:  
 
I watched a how to video on You Tube.  I can't string beads as fast as the video, but it is fun to try, unless you have to pick up beads.  LOL


If you purchase one of these, I would suggest to get two needles or hooks because they are small and easy to misplace or loose.  I speak from experience because I misplaced mine in plain sight.

 I hope you have a great weekend!  Dawnie


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Stolen Dresser



Before the kids finished painting the dresser, someone stole it.  They still had to sand,  paint one more coat of paint, and a few other little things.  Seldom do we have items taken from our driveway and the dresser was on the side pad at the end of the driveway.  Oh well, one less thing to supervise.  I hope you had a great week!  Dawnie

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Painting and Restoring

$25.00 dresser and the only paint other than gold.........

High Chair in Progress for a Princess

Saturday, September 13, 2014

One

My only tomato produced and I grew 3 plants.

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Have a great day!  Dawnie



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

To Market, To Market


I love the look of market bags.  They are typically made in beige and green.  A few years ago I found some that were of vivid colors and had longer straps for fitting over shoulders.  Most are made from cotton.  When I was browsing the Internet where one link goes to another link, and so on, I came across the pattern for crocheting a market bag.  One can be knitted too.  This bag is crocheted with green linen.  I have lots of cotton yarn, so I am using up my cotton and giving the bags a little more color.  http://www.purlbee.com/2009/09/03/whits-knits-crocheted-linen-grocery-tote/ I used a larger crochet hook for the first one and it worked out fine.  The pattern calls for 50 chains to make the handle.  I am hoping that 75 chains would work to go over the shoulder.  I will soon find out.



 Joy is posing with her new hats.  The grandchild could not be the only one with bonnets.



Big Bruce



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Have a great day!  Dawnie



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

340 Peaches

I picked all of the peaches off of our peach tree.  I knew it was loaded with very small peaches, but I didn't realize how many there were until I counted.  Since they are small peaches, I will make peach butter with them.  I can't believe how many people don't know what apple and peach butter are.  Ask around.  I bet you find that many people think it is flavored (cow) butter.  Do you like butters, jams, jellies and preserves?

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Thank you for reading my blog.  Dawnie