Friday, January 29, 2021

Butler Farms Marsh

 Today Tommy took the boys and Millie to the marsh

We used to take our kids ice skating on it.

Not thick enough yet.

Sunday we are supposed to get snow.

I am looking forward to snow.

 We really haven't had much this winter.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Antiques and Hooked Rugs Rug

There is nothing better to me than antiques and hooked rugs.

This is a adaption of an antique rug.

It is a gloomy gray day here.

Trying to stay busy. I have been cleaning every drawer.

Kitchen cabinets and will start getting rid of clutter.

Last year during Lent, I filled up a garbage bag every day

with stuff I want anymore. Donated a lot.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Primitive Handmades Mercantile January Update

 We are having our monthly update tonight on PHM.

This is a design that I originally hooked for our friends.


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Choosing Dahlias

I LOVE Dahlias! The flowers are beautiful.

These are some of the ones I grew last summer.

Just got a Dahlia catalogue, choosing which ones

I'm going to order.
Love these colors. The Pom Pom last in arrangements. 

I am going to get more of those in different colors.

 The only drawback is you have to dig them up in the fall.

They won't make it through the winter and will freeze.

It's fun digging them up and seeing how the tubers multiply.


Friday, January 15, 2021

A Favorite Flower

A couple of years ago I bought a bouquet of these flowers.

I fell in love, they look like roses.

The name of them are Linanthus.

The colors are so soft.
Almost every bud opens up.

Everyone says they are very hard to grow from seed.

This past spring I found them at

an Amish greenhouse.

She buys the plugs and starts them that way.

I had very good luck growing them.

So this spring I am going to plant lots of them.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Patriotic Rugs

Love hooking Patriotic rugs.

It's easy picking colors. 

Red, White, and blue!

I've always loved this one.

Susan Hart is the designer of this one.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Checking the Heifers

The boys love to go to the heifer barn.

We've been taking them since they were babies.

Both are typical brothers. 

Getting along, then all of a sudden arguing.

Two little ornery kids, love them.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Flowers Last Summer 2020

Today the sun is shining! Love it!

It still amazes me every winter when I look back

at summer pictures.  There's green grass and colorful flowers in the pictures.

Then I look outside and all I see is brown. I would rather see snow.

My sister gave me the bird house.

I really like it, my son in law and daughter helped me put it up.

I want to do something different next spring.
Our huge Maple tree died in the front yard.
The tree created a lot of shade in the summer.
I can plant more flowers that take sun now.
Enjoy today!



Friday, January 8, 2021


This a rug I hooked a couple years ago.
since Valentine's Day is coming 
I would like to hook something with hearts.
And without words. I like both.

Have a good evening!


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Bee Skep Rug

I hooked this rug for one of our friends that has bee hives.
We grow lots of flowers for pollinators. I love watching the 
bees and butterflies. Having bee hives aren't for me though.
I'll buy honey from my friends.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Amish Old Christmas

Today, January 6, is Amish Old Christmas. 

    Amish businesses are closed today

I grocery shopping in Millersburg and Berlin.

   I will go tomorrow.

   This little mat is my design

Have a great day!


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Spring Gardening Catalogs

I have been receiving seed and flower catalogs
in the mail. The older I get the more selective I am
about the plants I choose.
There are some plants I wouldn't get
even if they were free.
When I first started gardening 
I wanted anything and everything
to plant in my gardens.
It must be part of the process of learning how 
to garden. 
Have a great day!

Monday, January 4, 2021

Primitive Hooked Rugs

4 days into 2021, taking one day at a time
Last year at this time, thought 2020 would 
be a new beginning. So, I'm ready for whatever. LOL!
I love hooking cabins. It is because of the logs and chinking.
This is my design 

This is an antique rug, my version.
The sky is a little gray here, but 
I think the sun will come out later!

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Now We Have 2

                                            Finn has a little brother, Bo. Finn is 4 and Bo is 2. 
                                           They live down the road, so I get to see them a lot.
                                                              They keep everyone busy.
                                               Lindsay and Andrew moved back from Iowa. 
                                       They are having a house built across the road from us.
                                              It's not finished yet but, they are getting close.

                                        My son Danny lives on the other side of the pasture. 
                                                      This is his new dog, she's sweet.
                                                      We have a lot to be thankful for!

Saturday, January 2, 2021

It's Been A Long Time

It has been so long since I've updated
my blog. I'm a little rusty.
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!!
It was a little different like everyone else.
Cheers to 2021!!