I Don’t Need a License to Carry/Sunday Sampler

Meet “N”

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My 9.00 MM.

I’ve done quite a bit of damage this past week with this lil’ Gat.

Other “Pet Names” can include:

  • Piece
  • Carbine
  • Repeater
  • Saber
  • Ordnance

The retired law enforcement hubster could give me more names, but we’ll keep this list small for starts. I may end up on a list with the NSA, CIA, FBI or who knows??

Around here though,

Keeping it clean with crocheted washcloths.

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Uses for a Hand Crocheted Dishcloth don’t stop with the dishes.

  • Nubbies are great for scrubbing your countertops
  • Soft texture is nice for baby’s bathtime (or Mom’s)
  • Keep them handy for a quick trivet when the bowls are too hot for your table.
  • Dust and toss in the wash.
  • Teether towel. Just dampen with cold water and serve to sooth those tender gums.
  • Add to gift baskets this season with other kitchen or bath items.

Eco friendly and durable, these will last for many years with proper care.

Hope you enjoyed today’s shot of the Sunday Sampler

 

 

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Keepsakes/ Letter K

Mother is a pretty good seamstress. She spent countless hours and used up a lot of patience¬† keeping me focused back in my 4-H’er days. Thought I’d share a couple of her talents for my letter K entry in the A to Z Challenge.

Last summer she handed down her Raggedy Ann and Andy doll patterns to me. il_fullxfull.595566146_588s

These dolls were made for each of her grandchildren. My mother and Aunt Glenda each made them so no one would be left out of this special treat. Probably because I’m not a grandma yet, (and I’m not in Any hurry) I have yet to find time to make one. It takes a little more dedication than I can seem to harness right now. There’s the proper fabric, notions and then doing the hand embroidery that keeps me from diving in. I could go on about that ‘time’ excuse but we need to move on to…..

Keepsake #2

towelsMother hand embroiders and these gems are a going off to grad school with my eldest daughter. Mother wanted to put them on Etsy, but I’ve nabbed them myself for the $25 she was asking. I only need to get them pressed on the ol’ ironing board and Rachel will have good quality flour sack towels as well as a ‘K’eepsake.

Check out some other A to Z blogs here.

 

Dark Circles/ Sunday Sampler

Just playing around with an idea. I took this idea from Pinterest and went a different direction with it. And, These are officially and specifically for my Mother-in-law. She’ll be using them for her coffee mugs or maybe as candle mats.

On Etsy, I’ve added a set with a Tuscan theme.

Letting you in on a little inside info:

*They can serve as a mug rug for your morning cup of coffee or hot tea.
*Also use them for applique on your craft creations.
*Add a to a gift decoration.
*Combine them on your wall for a set of medallions wall art display.
*Sew them together for a larger trivet.

Embellishment ideas:

Pillows, pillow cases, hats, hand bags, t-shirts, sweaters, quilts and blankets, scrapbook pages, hand-made greeting cards and so much more. Create ear rings, Christmas ornaments, jewelry, hair clips or gift tags.

Thanks for stopping by for my Sunday Sampler.

I’m Not Easily Distracted. I…..Hey! Look! Yarn!

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This is just one gift idea from the Team Heartland Etsy shops. Hope you can click below and check them out!

Have a great rest of the day!!!

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