Friday, June 30, 2017

My week in pictures

Monday was this:

I received more corn and froze two dozen ears.  This little brush was given to my by my daughter; one she had received as a wedding gift and had no idea what to do with it.  I looked it up and I think the original plan was to use the straw as cake testers to make sure a cake was finished baking.   I have always used it to scrub the silks off my corn... works perfectly.

a trip to Sam's. Peanut butter is on sale this month.

Silver Queen corn from Mr. Donald C.

Tuesday was a day spent on the couch with a stomach bug.  Nothing got marked off my list that day.

On Wednesday I went to Michael's and found a summer wreath for my door.  I spent a little time cleaning the doors and entry way, added a couple flags to my wreath, and Happy 4th of July!  I used to make my wreaths and still hope to get back to that one day.  However, with Michael's 60% off sale, I have learned that I cannot buy all the flowers, ribbon, etc to make a wreath for those prices.  Granted I would have had leftover material to make another, but I tend to rarely use up my scrap ribbons.

I also stopped and bought a fresh geranium and a few perennials

On Thursday I spent most of my day cleaning house.  It was so nice to sit back yesterday afternoon and work on this without feeling guilty because the house was dirty.

Remember in a recent post, I said something about making pretties to use?  Well here I go, embroidering a pretty dish towel for myself.  I stopped by Hobby Lobby on Monday and used my 40% coupon to buy two dish towels.  I had not seen this particular towel design there before.  It feels loosely woven, but oh so soft, so I used a stabilizer on the back.  I'm curious to see how this will wash up and dry in the dryer.

I have plenty of housework that still needs doing, but I tend to ignore my sewing room and my unfinished guest room, that also doubles as hubby's closet for work clothes.  I usually run in there and straighten the room when I know that guests are coming.  This is definitely a near future project, as I am getting serious about wanting a 'put together' room.

my sweet Mama
I have a small collection of Willow Tree angels that always seem to get lost in the shuffle of decorating.  I think I have finally found their home.  The pretty box contains letters from my Sweet Mama and that's her high school picture in the frame.  I scattered the angels around and now I'm ready to collect more!  I sure do miss my Mama.

Happy 4th of July to everyone and stay safe!

12 comments: said...

Looks like you had a productive week. Happy 4th of July to you, I'm celebrating tomorrow Canada 150 birthday.

sunny said...

Sounds like a pretty productive week! We tend to do our heaviest cleaning when we're expecting guests, so we need to have them on a regular basis! Our vacuum wasn't working properly, so we finally bought a new one. It's now a joy to vacuum. Of course that won't last long. I need a corn-cleaning brush!!

Debbie said...

I'm sorry you got a stomach bug and I do hope you are completely over it now. That wreath is so pretty and I love your idea about surrounding that precious keepsake of your momma's letters with the angles.

Be blessed~

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love your photos. Yes I believe it was a cake tester. Cute wreath! I love Willow Tree, your display looks lovely. Have a nice weekend.

Karen said...

What would a person do with that much peanut butter? I like the whatchamacallit that you are using to brush the silk off your corn. I like the unusual lookf of the piece.
I did not know you could purchase the towels at Hobby Lobby. I will keep that in mind.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I love the wreath! so sorry about that tummy bug. That is no fun! The corn looks tasty!

Debbie J said...

What a productive week you have had! You have been one smart lady and have worked hard. Love that you got all those deals with the coupons. The stomach bug sounded yucky though. :o(

I also have some of the willow tree angels that I sit in front of framed pictures of our daughters' and daughters in laws' wedding pictures. But, I especially love the way you placed yours with your mother's picture and the box of letters.

I love your wreath and you are right that buying the flowers yourself is not any cheaper than buying the wreath already made with a coupon. Silk flowers are expensive.

Keep the posts coming. I Enjoy them.

Happy Fourth of July!

happeningswithLana said...

Thank you for coming over to my blog!

Your wreath is very pretty.

Love your needle work project.

Grandkids are cuties!

Laura Lane said...

What a fun tea towel that will be! I think your entrance looks lovely. I hope you enjoy your summery weekend!

Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

Laura Lane said...

Oh, and I think it was meant as a whisk broom. I think using it for your corn is perfect.

Deanna said...

Rotten ole tummy bug. May it stay away. Love your wreath. I was in HobLob yesterday and noticed the great sales. Fantastic. All the best this summer to you,

lil red hen said...

Love,love the embroidered dishtowel! I remember my girls having silver queen corn in their 4H garden many years ago. Seems I also remember it was very good eating!