Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Are you enjoying Halloween yet?
We had fun putting this little foam spook house together when our four-year-old granddaughters were here this weekend. It was very inexpensive at Michael's and easy to do.
Grandpa put the shell together for us (Grandma doesn't like reading directions, ha) and the girls embellished it with the self-stick parts included in the kit. I applied glue to a few of the pieces.
Michael's has great projects for all ages. I buy a lot of my yarn there.
Be safe!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


This is another project I lost interest in after crocheting the first one...
So sweet but so little.
And now for a hat to match...
and I only have to crochet one!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween socks

I finally did it...

I finished knitting that second sock!

Just call my feet...
Happy Feet!

Friday, October 26, 2012

the train

Grandpa and his girls putting the train set together...

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Four inches of snow on the ground this morning
may mean the end of our yard work for the season...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

sew and tell

A few new things out of the sewing room.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sweet dreams...

of  Halloween.

Monday, October 22, 2012

the country

Mr b and I love a country drive...

Friday, October 19, 2012


My new favorite knitting project...
Half mittens in an autumn maize color.
They knit up quick and easy on double point needles.
And now you know what I'll be doing this weekend.
Pheasant season begins in South Dakota tomorrow...
as always I'll be rooting for the pheasants.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

pumpkin spice

It's all about pumpkin spice for me this month.

In the kitchen...
and in the living room.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

mommies straw hat

While l am a little girl I shall wear lime green
With a straw hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me...

and gobble up all my gummy worms at one time!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It is an absolutely beautiful autumn day here.
I wish I knew how to call in sick.
(The boss would love that on "Bosses Day" right?)
But I bet I would still choose to stay indoors and keep making my bags...
Take a few seconds today to get out and smell the fall air
and hear the rustle of leaves.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Little cotton pouches...
all in a row

Friday, October 12, 2012


I began crocheting coasters in themes...
It makes my projects so much more fun and challenging.
These colors reminded me of chocolate chip cookies...
So of course I had to head out to the kitchen and make some.
Can you tell I am easily amused?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

on the farm

I think these are some fun pictures of my Dakota Maid bag
on the farm...
daughter knit and pearl took them in North Dakota.
and horses wanted in on the photo session.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

crazy lily

I couldn't wait to show you my crazy lily.
After Easter I put the plant outdoors and never got around to planting it like I usually do.
Our hot and dry weather just didn't give me any inspiration to tend to plants this summer.
I tucked it and the little plastic container that it came in under a bush where it would be sure to get watered along with our other patio plants.
And it grew and grew and bloomed again.
Isn't it lovely?
I call it my little reminder from above...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

french farm country

As you probably know by now
I can't resist fabric with chickens on it.
This is one cute tote bag from Dakota Maid.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Columbus Day

I enjoy three-day weekends...
thanks Christopher!
I also like candy corn...
a lot.

Friday, October 5, 2012're it!

Our Dakota Maid etsy shop is constantly playing with new tags...
Don't you just love it when the item you are buying comes with a cute label or tag?

Dakota Maid #2 is doing a great job with our tags don't you think?
She is our shops computer expert...
thanks partner!
I think they add pizazz to all our items...
giving them a boutique look.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

princess for a day

Daughter knit and pearl brought her little dog Leia for a visit this past weekend.
She's a sweet little rescue dog that loves attention...
and she got plenty of it from the nieces.
Leia was definitely our diva for a day
 as two little girls constantly fawned all over her.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

sanity break

Today I stayed home...
to regain a little of my sanity.
I think I may be a little crazy to pass up on a fun day with my mother and sister?
But home is where I function best.
I am a homebody...
always have been and always will be.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


This fall has been one of the most beautiful autumns that I can remember –
 the colors have been spectacular!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Ride'em Cowboy!

We saw bull riding at it's finest Saturday night.
 Wow! These cowboys were some crazy tough bull riders.
It was a fun first for us ladies...
myself, daughter and two granddaughters.
We sat very close to the action
and cheered for the bulls, ha.