Well, I am a world champion procrastinator! We bought and renovated our farmhouse ten years ago and I am finally making the curtains.
A few months ago (ok last February) my all time favorite fabric store was going out of business. So I measured windows and went to a couple locations and bought a huge pile of fabric for curtains. My kitchen windows are small so I did them real quick. The rest of my windows are GIANT so I waited until the kids went back to school.
Before and after for the living room are shown. When we hit “arctic tundra” stage I will replace the lace with a heavier fabric which yes, I still have to make. But -30 is a pretty good motivator!
These are from the October issue of craftseller and will be popping up I my shop soon. The black and white one has glow in the dark eyes!
I finally have both my kids in school! Now its just me and the pets but somehow I am keeping busy enough. I did a bit of cleaning in my home office hopefully I will get busy on Christmas sales… When the tomato avalanche ends that is.
Somehow this picture got lost from my last post… The aftermath on my kitchen table. If some of these look familiar it is because I’ve posted them here before. Some pig is my favorite.
I almost forgot to brag about our county fair winnings! A years worth of hard work for my family and a healthy dose of competition. I ended up with all blue ribbons in the knitting and crochet categories I entered… They gave me my own cabinet! And a blue ribbon on my red pepper jelly and red for strawberry and grape jellies.
My daughter (in 4H) also won a ton of ribbons- she participated in the dog project, the chicken project, the fashion revue, fine art and food preservation. I am very proud of her!
It was a long week but we had a great time, learned a lot, and met some great people. I looooove the county fair so much.
A little cross stitch i did using a pattern kit from the 80s
We took a few days off this week to visit the North Shore with our kids this week. They got right in lake superior and started agate hunting like pros. We also visited a few great Minnesota state parks: jay Cooke, gooseberry falls, split rock lighthouse and moose lake. It was a last minute trip so we didn’t haul up the camper but instead stayed in a hotel that had a pool and waterslide which was a great way to tire them out at the end of the day.
I had my friends watch the hens in exchange for eggs and raiding the garden… And when I got back, I still had this much produce waiting for me! It is time to put on my canning hat.
August harvest okra, tomatoes. Squash not pictured.