Friday, March 27, 2009


I was amazed that it took me all afternoon to make six carrots,
and God made everything in six days!
Paula shows how to make the carrots over at her blog.
Check out to see how I decorated with them.
Thanks Paula!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


While re-organizing my linens drawers today, I came across this cute little item that my Grandma made up and gave to me way back in the '70's. This would make a fun little addition to a bridal shower, kitchen shower or even a birthday gift. Let me know if you make any, I would like to see.
Take two woven waffle weave dish cloths (fold in half lengthwise)
Threaded length of ribbon or yarn.
Make long basting stitches along "leg" bottoms and at the "waistline", gathering slightly and tying in a bow at the edges.
"Lace" up the front and make a bow at the top. ( See photo)
This little 'poem' was written out and pinned to them.
Don't get excited
Don't get misled
These are not for you
But your dishes instead.
Pull out the ribbon
There are no stitches,
You will have two dish cloths
But you've lost your britches!

I think these are sweet!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A New Ironing Board Cover...

...from a length of brushed cotton duck, 100% natural cotton quilt lining,
and a roll of sturdy cotton string.

I used the (very!) old cover for the pattern.

Sewed the string into the self-binding to gather around the edges.

All ready for many new projects on the way!

(I chose not to use a colored fabric because this ecru color reminded me
of the cover on Grandma's mangle!
And I didn't want to take any chances with colors bleeding when using my hot steam iron on lovely white linens!)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

And the Winner is.......

Heigh~o, the derry~o, the Farmer picks a Winner!

Thank you to everyone who played along with my first Give~Away!
I enjoyed making this apron and meeting new blogging friends who entered the drawing. I hope you all will continue to visit often in The Sewing Room and Lady Farmer Parables.
I have been so eager to see who the Gentleman Farmer would draw. So, lets not delay.
He chose~~

Congratulations! Very Verdant.
If you would email me your mailing info. (see my profile for email).
Your apron is ready to go and be on its way to you!
Thanks again to all who played along!