Tuesday, February 14, 2017



Gene and Carolyn became engaged February 14, 1964.

Embroidery of our family.

Happy Valentines Day!!!
xoxox, Carolyn

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February 14th Is In Five Days!!

Are you creating something special for 
"Valentines Day"?

I'm working on it...with "Sudie's help!!!

I will return on the 14th, hope to see you then.

xoxo, Carolyn

Friday, February 3, 2017

My Sewing Space!

Recently, Carol McGarvey (contributor writer for Welcome Home Magazine) wrote an article featuring  my sewing space! If you click on the link above it will take you to their site. Then, click on the Welcome Home (header) and scroll to features on the right side----click on the title:
 Carol McGarvey and Ben Lochard (photographer) are a special team. We had so much fun! 

Don't forget mailing your VALENTINES!!! 

XOXOXO, Carolyn

Monday, January 23, 2017

15 Minute Shrimp Linguine With Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce!

This is what I made for our dinner last night!

So good!
If you click on the the recipe--- you should be able to print.

Have a great week!!!
xoxo Carolyn

Monday, January 9, 2017

New Year, New Ideas, Projects To Work On and Packing up Christmas 2016!

planning my next projects...
Digging into my lace box, so much fun!
I layered some lace trims together getting ready to make a zipper pouch.

This pouch inspired me and was pictured on Rag Bag Gals Group (on Face Book).  

 Then, I saw these two bunnies...more fun ideas!
Started this table topper before Christmas ---as you see, didn't get it finished. I plan to finish up and it will be ready to use next year!
 Christmas treasures of 53 years ready to be packed up.
Here we are--- Mrs and Mr Clause.
Santa is saying "Bye, Bye  and Happy New Year Dear Friends."
Sharing with each other our sewing,quilting projects and fun craft ideas is always so inspirational! Thank you.
Hug's, Carolyn   

Sunday, December 18, 2016

It' Beginning To Look Like Christmas!

It' a snowy and cold day here in Iowa. But the sun is shining and the snow glistens!
And it's cozy inside. 

I've got a pot of vegetable, beef and barley soup cooking on the stove and waiting for the dinner rolls to raise and bake in the oven, perfect for a chilly nights dinner!     
Just received my Christmas quilt back from long-arm quilter "Diane Raush"... she enhanced all the block appliques and it just pops. I am so pleased with this fun quilt...and just in time for "Christmas!" Thank you Diane!

Wool table mat with special vignettes on top.
 Our dinning room table will soon be set for "Christmas Eve" dinner with our family! Every one has a special seating spot.
 "Merry Christmas" to you dear friends ...

  God Bless You and your Families!
Hug's, Carolyn

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Market to Market!

It's that time of the year for the "HOLIDAY MARKET" 


Lot's of vendors, over 50!!!

"Marcie's" topper!
and her "beautiful" houses!.
My Santa's, 
water color cards,
. applique aprons, kitchen towels, note book covers, Christmas ornaments and table toppers.  

"Carol's"  applique snowman coffee mug creations
and coffee mat's.
"Santa", will be there too!

Gotta go and put the finishing touches on my offerings, pack up and get ready for Friday and Saturday's Holiday Market 2016!  
Hug's Carolyn