Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall is Here !! A Little Decorating Around The House

Front Porch.. Nothing like  sitting on the
porch  with the golden leaves , falling all
around you.
NOTE: click on photos to enlarge,  you will
be able to see them  better. 

Kitchen table... I have had these pumpkin
place mats for several years.. I bought them
after Fall sale for 49 cents each.. Kenny
bought me the  Fall Blessings Pumpkin  this
year.. [I love it, so pretty, plus  I can use
it year after year.]

My  table cloth --aka.. a piece of fabric
laid on top of the table. ha   I had made
the pumpkins last fall.  And the Give Thanks
tin sign, I got it  at Wal mart . I think it was
around $4. The leaf shape sign [with burlap on
it ] And picture of pumpkins/acorns.. I got at
Dollar Tree.. Love those $1 finds.

I love my  new  pumpkin plate .. I found it at
Wal mart this year.. It is so pretty with my
little ceramic  pumpkin.. They just fit perfectly
on the corner of my tv table.

Sorry this photo is so blurry.. This
cabinet in my living room. I have  a ceramic
pumpkin candy jar, and the  wooden fall
angels with blessings on them, were given
to me, years ago by by Son and his family.. I
love them.  I have a pumpkin free printable
in the frame.. And to make this room smell
REALLY like fall... the  warmer is running
and everything smells like pumpkin cream
pie.  Oh my!!!

You saw my  cute glittery pumpkins in side
my new cake plate.. I just Love my cake plate.

Hope you and your family have a very blessed fall..

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Judy is Sewing.... Dresses for Emily's Mission -- " Dresses for Children in Need"

 Sewing Pillowcase Dresses for  Emily's
Mission..."Dresses for  Children in Need"


Note:  click on photo to enlarge..You 
will be able to see them better.

Emily [my  granddaughter]is a senior
in high school. She had to do a  project
for her honors program, the student is
to choose any type of program to  start
up and over see and to have a passion 
for. She  chose to do for a  children's home
in a town about 2 hours from her. She 
said, these little girls  had been through 
so much and  she wanted to give them a
new dress. She worked to find people
that would  donate [sew a dress] for
them.

I enjoyed this sewing project, not only
did it help me get my sewing mojo going
again, but... it felt good to  sew for a
child who has been through so much.


 I would like to thank  Vickie from
http://www.vickieskitchenandgarden.com/2016/09/4-ways-to-use-up-leftover-ham-part-one.htmlfor being such a  wonderful christian friend. She 
saw on my previous  blog post, that I had 
mentioned sewing these dresses, she emailed me
and offered to sew a dress for Emily's Mission.
Thank you Vickie... Every person that sews, 
ensures that Emily's vision for each girl to 
get a new dress will happen.. thank you so much.

I would also like to  thank my daughter in law,
Gina.  She sews these pillowcase dresses for
Africa and Hatti, she has a real love for
this mission of hers. She works  on it  constantly.
 She took time  out of her busy schedule to sew some
 dresses  for  Emily's mission.  She wants  Emily's
mission of every little girl  to have a new dress , to happen. Thank you Gina. Emily  loves you and appreciates you.

Hope you all have a blessed week.. Will post my
fall decorating  soon.

Monday, September 19, 2016

I Have a New Cake Plate.. -hints of Fall Decorating is coming!!

 My new Cake Plate..

Remember when , I posted that I wanted a glass
dome cake plate.. I found one on Martha Stewart's
web sight. It was scalloped  [like this one] and had
a clear glass dome.. Well...... Her  cake plate,
was ceramic, and very beautiful, but it also had
a hefty price tag..  I kept looking at thrift stores,
but never found one.. I was at Hobby Lobby last
week.. I found this pretty cake plate.. [It  does not
have a ceramic base, it is metal] . However, the
 price tag was wonderful.. It was $44.95 and
had a 50% off sale.. So my cakeplate
was only $22.50
Read here , about my cake plate wanted plate post.

http://sewblessedmaw.blogspot.com/2016/01/glass-cake-stand-i-want-one.html

Fall is in the air.. Here is a hint of some fall
decor going on at my house.. Will post soon.

Also... I finished the  little dresses for Emily's
 mission for  needed children in USA.. Just
need to get some photos.

Monday, September 12, 2016

September Fall Cleaning-- Week by Week.... Sewing Dresses for Children's Home

 Bedroom #1-- Walls & Doors were washed 
with Lysol.
Dresser was dusted, and  dresser drawers were
de-cluttered . Mopped  floors and under bed.
Wow.. how does that much dust accumlate
in  4 months??

Doors were  washed with Lysol. I did
not  get  to the inside of the closet..That
is to come..

Sewing... Since putting our house up for sale,
and selling it..Lots of work to done on the old
house , we were moving to.  Sewing has been
put on a back burner.. I have really missed it.
 I cut out 5 pillow case dresses , that I am
doing as a mission that my granddaughter Emily
started. She will take all the dresses, that 

have been made to the children's Home. Several people
are  making dresses.. So thier should be plenty for 
each little girl. She is a senior in  high school..so proud
of her ]. I have started sewing them.. Will  do
a  blog post when I finish them. COMING  SOON!!

The living room here, is really small. I found an
empty corner, and got this old stool , from
when my grown kids were at home.
I painted it.. Made a new  cushion. So, I added one 

more seat  to the small living room.  Coming soon
a blog post ,  that will share the outcome..

Hope your  enjoying your beginning of fall.  We are still
hot, but I see signs of  golden leaves falling. And the
temps have dropped some. Yea!!  I have been  fall
decorating also. Will share this soon too.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Fall Cleaning has Started.. Porch & Windows... Finally--Got the carport put In.

The carport was ordered 11 weeks ago.. They FINALLY
came  this week, and installed it.
The porch chairs, were taken out and sprayed with 
clorox water and rinsed.. They sure look better.
NOTE..click on the photo , to see it better. Sorry the
photos are so bad.. Sun was too bright..[and it was
too hot [100 degrees], to take more.ha]

The porch was emptied, and the walls, floor and
porch railing washed and mopped.


               Snapped a photo of the flower/water pump area, 
              During , one of my breaks..
              Have a blessed weekend.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Peach Praline Muffin Recipe and Fall Cleaning To Do List

Peach Praline Muffins

Topping--1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 Tablespoon cold butter
Mix until crumbly-- set aside

Muffin----1 2/3 cup all purpose flour [I used bread flour]
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoon  baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole milk
1/3 cup oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped fresh peaches or frozen ones drained
1/2 cup pecans

In large bowl, combine flour,brown sugar, baking
powder, salt.
In another bowl mix  milk, oil, egg, and vanilla.Stir
this into the dry ingrediants . Fold in peaches and
pecans.
Fill greased muffin tins, 2/3 full. Sprinkle the topping
mixture you made, over  the muffins. Bake at
400 degrees for 15-18 minutes.

These are so good. I found this recipe on line.. Not sure
where??

September  Fall Cleaning  To Do List

1- wash walls-- My plan is to  do one room a week,
I did the living room yesterday.

2- Clean the windows [outside and inside]. We are adding
new windows to the house , this next week..When we
moved, that was one job, we had not done.. So, this job
would need to be done anyway..

3-Kitchen-- wash the  inside and outside of cabinets, I
added new shelf liner, when we moved in May. So,
it should just be an easy wipe down?

4-- Bring in  [from storage building] fall/winter clothing
and start taking out the summer things.. This will be
at end of Sept or Early October.  When I do this, I will
go through clothes, and  make my donate pile.

5- Clean my fabric shelf.  

6- Paint the storage building we bought..[waiting on the
cooler weather for that...whew...its hot !!!]

7- Start my fall decorating.  I love fall, and this
is fun...not work at all.

8- Sewing-- make my fall cushion covers for porch

9- Christmas gifts-- start crafting/sewing the things
I will be making.  Start doing some of the shopping
for Christmas gifts.

Some how......... when I write these goals out...it
seems so easy and quick........... But, sure doesn't
feel that way , when I do them..lol

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Coconut Pop Corn...[Free pop corn container]

Yummy Popcorn
 My daughter told me about this yummy
pop corn.. Just melt some  coconut oil in
your skillet, add a few tablespoons of
pop corn and salt.. Oh my , it is so
good.. No need to add butter...
NOTE... You will have a hard time quit eating it.
smile.

I had bought a bag of popcorn, and was looking for
a container.. I had a parmesen cheese container.It
is perfect.. It has the lid ,that opens and a  tablespoon
will fit into or  the other side opens to the big sprinkles,
you can just shake out , how much you need. Works
great..
Note-- This lid will also fit on a quart or pint
fruit jar [if you have a bigger quanity  of pop
corn to store.. These lids are really  useful, for
so many things.. I never throw them away any longer.