I love making hand made things. Here are just a few things I have made or helped make this year.
I made a custom car seat cover for my husbands 1959 Desoto Firesweep.
I made crochet bags for stocking stuffers!
My husband woodcarved Gnomes for Christmas ornaments, I helped with finish work and painted them.
Homemade is the best!
This is a beautifully framed photograph of my husbands Father that hangs on our daughters Christmas tree. He was a young man sitting on a bale of cotton someplace in the South in the late 1930's. He died just after his 80th birthday in 1994.
I took some photos from inside the Polaris Ranger on one of our trail rides this weekend. We go for a ride just about everyday!
We live in an area where there are many trails to ride. Ride Command keeps track for us.
Since we no longer have a dog, we give our attention to my brothers dog Baxter.
He was the best Border Collie ever.
He was my husbands best friend.
He was with us many years and was well loved.
We are "dog people" so not having a dog is hard. We have no plan to get another dog.
We have an old fence, it used to separate the wildgardens from the parking lot.
Usually the wildgardens would be full of yellow and purple flowers, with the drought the wildflowers didn't do much this year.
What a week! I did see some abstract art in a clinic...but had no time to photograph it.
So I cropped a photo of a tin ceiling in a very old church that I visited this week. My Great Grandfather helped to build the church in the late 1800's.
This morning I went over to my brothers lake cottage. All of his children ( three sons and one daughter) and grandchildren were there. I took a photo looking out the upper level window.
WELL...I have lots of projects going on all the time.
This small purse is what has been in my work bag.
I really enjoy doing Mosaic Crochet....using colors to make the designs pop.
This is a design that begins with a seven inch zipper...you chain stitch on the edges of the zipper and then pick up the stitches...fun!
I love to take photos of flowers!
I decided to show off my Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana ) that is in full bloom.
It is beautiful and quite smelly.
This will give you some idea how massive it is. I have wire fence (The kind that is small squares rabbit fence maybe) behind it so it finds its way up the side of the grain bin in our yard. It has been so dry I have been watering it well once a week.
It will also grow in drifts across the ground if it doesn't find its way upwards.
This plant has some history...I was gifted two maybe three small cuttings that I rooted and planted.. My friend Faye gave them to me from Annie's house in nearby Osage. Faye was not sure where Annie got the original seedlings...rumor had it that they came on a wagon in the late 1880's.
I knew Annie years ago...her property was surrounded by Lilac Bushes...the school bus I rode went by her place every morning and night.
The Sunday Stills challenge this week was patterns. I have had patterns on my brain for a few weeks now. I joined a CAL...Crochet Along. We are making individual squares of different patterns for a patchwork design.
It is a fun project learning all the different patterns. I chose four colors. This group has a facebook page and I am enjoying seeing all the different color combinations!
The challenge this week was leading lines. Perhaps I had power lines on my mind as the wind caused a tree to land on one of the power lines and we were without electricity for a few hours.
The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was streets and roads. Check it out for a new photo challenge every week!
I took this photo with my phone...as you can see part of the road is being torn up...construction season in Minnesota!
Have a great week!
Thanks for starting up Sunday Stills again cdncowgirl!
These Chokecherry bushes we growing too close to our septic system. My brother dug them up and transplanted them to a sunny spot next door.