Creating, crafts, gardening, quilting and life on a little ranch.

Busy November.

This month has been such a busy time for me.  My poor blog has been neglected once again because of life.

I’ve had 2 craft shows; one was a big flop while the other was  a touch better.

#1 craft show

 

So I’ve been sewing when I get the chance.

We had Thanksgiving with all family members in attendance. This was our table setting .  The picture was taken by our eldest daughter

table setting thanksgiving

This year our son’s birthday fell on Thanksgiving day and our son-in-law’s birthday was the week before.

The following day my hubby and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary.

50th anniversary

Wow, I still have a problem accepting that fact.

I started this post in November and I am finishing it in December, because I just had another craft show over the weekend  and am happy to report it was a success!

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Wednesday’s Photo.

room with a view

This was our view from the house we stayed at during our trip to St. George, Utah.  The mountains were gorgeous. 💜❤️💜❤️

Wednesday’s Photo

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This is just one of mountains we saw at Zion National Park.

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Mi Ranchito’s Garden.

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Last week we finally had some rain. My plants in my garden were rejoicing.  After a  summer of scorching sun rays they’re glad for any coolness they can get.

Even though the garden is a mess because it was too hot for us to  weed and take care of our garden duties, there are still some pretty blooms to enjoy.

I’m loving my Cosmos, but for some reason they are all coming out the same color.

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A few of my roses still look pretty.

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And my Pentas are still feeding the humming birds.penta

Each morning I take a little walk through my garden anxious to see any new flowers and I’m always surprised to find a fresh bloom.

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PS. For whatever reason I am not able to comment on a few of the blogs that I follow.  I can like a post on my reader roll, but not on the actual post, so I just want to let you know that I am  still reading the posts and enjoying them.

 

Sewing Many Things.

Are we ready for October? Well the stores have by passed fall and are getting ready for Christmas.  I’m still in fall mode and trying to get ready for a craft show.

I’ve been sewing in between water polo games, tennis matches, and soccer games that our grandkids have been busy with.

I finished another apron and some dish towels, along with little zipper pouches.

The pattern for the little pouches was taken from a blog, Melly Sews, which said that they only took 15 minutes to sew.  Well I’m not good with written instructions and the very first one I made took me half day.  pink pouch

With persistence I am now down to about 25 minutes. These are great to keep your purse organized.

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A Dia de los Muertos pillow for decorating.

dia de los muertos pillow

The apron is a real simple one to sew.

apron dia de los muertos

And last but not least my dishtowel in fall colors.

fall dish towel

Sew you see, I have been very busy.   Having to sew many more things will keep me busy all month long.

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Sew Cheap Jacket.

A few months back I bought a denim jacket at Walmart for $7.00 which I thought was a great deal.

I didn’t need it, I just wanted it so that I could experiment with it.  So I went out and bought some trim.

As soon as I was home I decided to pin the trim on.  It looked good, so I decided to go ahead and sew it on.

Well this is how it turned out.  Not sure if I like the look.  The trim might be too big.

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Maybe some more embellishments would make it complete, but in any case I’ll have to wear it now.

I might try it with leggings or my skinny jeans.

Morning Glories.

morning glories

My Morning Glories always make my day when I’m in my garden.  Their colors are so pretty.

I remember when I first planted them I was so excited when they  first bloomed. Now I am finding them sprouting all around Mi Ranchito, as is my Mexican Primrose, which is very annoying.

Giving them up is not a choice only because they are so easy to grow and provide some awesome color and they survive our triple digit temperatures.

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Have a happy weekend!


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