my version of the ugly quilt

beautiful day yesterday and today

I’ve made several ugly quilts for the homeless. The one I made yesterday was pretty easy. I have pictures, but first the sunrise.

I sewed an old curtain onto an old sheet to make a cover for the comforter. The comforter had a really flimsy material so that’s why I made the cover.

After I got the cover over the comforter, I tied it with white yarn and sewed some neckties on the bottom in 2 places and made a few more ties if they want to use it for a sleeping bag.

What the inside looks like and then how it looks folded over and then rolled up. The first was too big for the bag I had for it so I folded it over again.

We now have daffodils coming up.

My 6′ long table that folds up like a suitcase came today. Do ya think this would work to sell at a farmer’s market? Feb. 16 I’ll go to a meeting to see if I can sell on Wednesdays 2-6 p.m.

quilt sizes
I bought this quilt I liked (at a thrift store of course 🙂
It’s way too big for a Queen size bed. I offered it to my friend, but she can’t use it. I believe according to this chart (see link) I will cut off 18 inches from the long edge and it should work.

I finished the quilt – not so sure I like it so much, but maybe it’ll be okay. Also bought a seed starter thing at big lots today for $30. I was going to try to make one or have husband make one, but this is soooo much quicker. We’ll need to get some lights to hang with an S hook. It also has the greenhouse plastic cover and can be put outside.

p.s. I decided I didn’t like the brown flowered quilt, so I made a bag for it from what I cut off to use in the rec room. If that doesn’t work I’ll take it to the homeless.


Bee painted rocks

I had fun making these Bee rocks – bee thankful, bee blessed, bee happy, bee glad, etc. I wanted to take a picture because I will take them to assisted living tomorrow to give away – goodbye bees ! !

enjoy the sunsets even though we see it through the trees.

The sunsets were on two different evenings.

adios and goodnight.

bean flour

using beans for flour

This is something I’m interesting in so will pursue it in time. I have a flour grinder so I assume it will work for beans as well as grains.

I picniked the photo to death –

This picture was on Facebook of a friend whose mom changed his bed sheets without his knowledge – I thought the look on his face was so hilarious ! ! !

(I added the blacked out eyes)

sourdough rolls

This recipe looks like what I’ve been looking for. I have about decided to apply to be a vendor at a farmers market 2-6 on Wednesdays. Hopefully they will accept me but I can’t apply until the meeting around the middle of Feb. My last attempt at being a vendor at another market was rejected because 2 other people wanted to sell the same thing – must be a very elite place to sell. Anyway all market are not alike. I don’t want to be such an early bird, so the afternoon one seems right for me, plus there are others if this one doesn’t work out.

I tried a new recipe. Here’s a picture. 8-12 hours in the ‘fridge before baking (after proofing overnight).

recipe for Honey Oat and Flax Sourdough

I found this somewhere and converted it from metric and changed it to my way of making sourdough.

3 c. flour
1+ c. water
3/4 c. starter
1 1/4 T. honey
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. rolled oats or quick oats
1.5 T. ground flax seeds

mix 1 cup flour, 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 cup water.
Mix in 3/4 cup water, 1 cup flour, 1 1/4 Tablespoon honey, 1/4 cup rolled oats or quick oats and 1 1/2 tablespoon ground flax seeds. Add 1 more cup flour.

Proof 12 to 16 hours (put in casserole with lid and leave it on the stove top or counter).

Shape into final form (slash the top at this time too). Refrigerate 8-12 hours (covered)

Allow to come to room temperature (will take about 2 hours).

Preheat oven to 430 degrees F. Put tray of water on bottom rack.
Bake 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 400 degrees F. Remove water tray.

Bake 15 minutes. Remove from pan. Put on oven rack 5-10 minutes. Cool on rack.


I love this recipe. The bread tastes so good – not quite so sourdoughy as the other way I’ve been making it – and I love the texture. Keeping it in the oven though at that high temp. seemed a little long, so I didn’t keep it in so long – this will take some experimentation, but I’m happy with this bread : )

picnik to close

I’ve enjoyed picnik so much to play around with my pictures. Now the premium effect options are free until it closes April 19. Here is a fun picture of a mountain in CO. My silly son and some friends camped out on a mountain last night on a rock in a tent – they looked forward to the sunrise. They have fun.

things to make

jacobs ladder toy video

jacobs ladder toy

jacobs ladder using wood

toy making dad

traditional jacobs ladder

scrap wood projects

birdhouse plan

tall birdhouse

lots of birdhouses

making round beanbags

a nice sunny day today – I even walked dog around the block at 6:45 a.m. now she is snoring in the family room :=)
the picture is my husband and his brother putting up a shelf for cans. they work well together with making birdhouses, etc.