Flower curtains

Some of  you have seen the valance I made valance

We decided to move them from the living room to the kitchen/dining room. Then we realized we could use the same pattern for the other window in the  room.  Plus  I was able to make them with scraps I already had so it only cost me time (alot) and  not money. Sweet!

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Honey harvest

We finally harvested honey from 1 of our 3 hives. It is a traditional hive and not the flow hive. This is 5 racks. To say we are happy is an understatement. We know we made mistakes along the way this year but what a learning experience it has been.  I am going to let the pictures do the talking now.

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Blanket Flowers

Recently a Facebook group I am in had a post about this blanket. I liked the blanket but really loved the flowers so I thought I would share her with my fellow crocheters. She goes by Pinkfluffywarior and appears to be in the UK. Her patterns and pictures are great so check her out. Flower-Blanket-56

Lap blanket

Recently I finished a blanket that I started last year. I made the Hummingbird Garden Party Square and then couldn’t decide what to do next. I knew the yarn and colors I wanted i used but could not settle on a design to finish the blanket. I planned to make it for my king bed but changed my mind..

I saw the interesting granny square blanket and adapted the idea to finish my blanket. I spent a week with my mother-in-law and took the yarn and came up with this. Thanks to the designers whose ideas I used.

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Wildflowers

We planted wildflowers for our bees this year. We had a spot where a mobile home been and there was no grass so that was perfect for them. It turns out that the bees and us love the way it turned out. We are already thinking about what we can add to it next year. I wonder if we can have wildflower yard?IMG_0044 IMG_0048 IMG_0050 IMG_0051

Scrap Rugs

Years ago my Aunt Rentha had a sampler that I think came from the Depression era, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”  The idea always stuck with me. I have a real hard time throwing away something without seeing if I can put it to another use. These rugs are examples of that. I keep scraps of yarn from projects in bags by yarn weight and every so often they become something useful and pretty. I needed some soft rugs for my bathroom so I made these. Nice thing is my husband loves them, I used up some scraps and got soft things for my feet!

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Homemade lotion and shampoo bar for silver hair

While off this summer I decided to make some lotion. I found this recipe and made this!

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I also wanted to try a shampoo bar for my silver hair. My husband loves using the coconut milk soap I make for his hair. However, the lady who cuts our hair suggested the “purple” shampoo for my salt and pepper hair. It has a tendency to go yellow on me and I hate that. After much research, I took a chance and added violet coloring to a bar of the soap. I came up with this and it worked. Now I don’t have to worry about spilling shampoo.

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