Saturday, March 31, 2012


Did I ever introduce you to my fish?  He doesn't have a name.

I found him at a thrift store someplace.  He hangs out in the kitchen close to the sink.  That way he can see the water and daydream about being a real fish. ;)


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Poor Irma!

Remember yesterday how I was noting Irma's massive hair-loss?  Well it looks like it may be a selenium deficiency that has caused it.  I read online that it is common for does to become selenium deficient during and after their pregnancies, as the use up their selenium pretty quickly.  Plus, we live in a selenium deficient area anyway.  

I will be giving her a shot of BoSe (an injectable selenium supplement) this afternoon.  Poor girl!  I feel like such a bad goat-owner.  I really hate that she molted her coat so soon, too, as it still had some growing out to do.  Oh well, live and learn!

This weekend I will also be doing hoof trimmings and copper & CD&T dosing for all the goaties.  This winter was rough on their hooves, and I have been working on getting them back on track.

Ah, the joys of goat keeping!  (I don't mean that sarcastically, either!)

Have a lovely afternoon,


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Goats and New Sewing Patterns

First of all, Irma has molted nearly all of her fleece.  I was not expecting her to, as her previous owners had her shorn twice a year and I figured she must take after the Angora side in that way (Nigoras usually molt in the spring).   


Anyway, she looks very...interesting.

Dave must be teething because every time I try to take a picture of him I seem to catch him chewing on the metal gate.  Perhaps he just likes the taste? ;)

Hana is a little glutton like her momma.  She is a cutie pie, and just gets prettier by the day.  Unfortunately she is also a wiggle-worm, and it seems that the only pictures I can get of her are when she is eating.   To say that Hana likes to eat is an understatement.

Eating grain that fell on the ground...(I promise I feed my goats)

Irma thought she'd grab some, too.

Eating her mother's grain out of the red bucket.

On another note, I got some new patterns in the mail today!  Whoop!!!  Here is a sampling...

Most of these will be going in the Etsy shop.  Not this one, though:

I am going to make this for myself this summer.  :D

Have a blessed day!


Monday, March 26, 2012


First of all, let me apologize for posting this late.  The morning got away from me.  Sorry!

The lucky winner, randomly selected from all of the entries, is....


Congratulations Amy!  
I will get with you via e-mail about shipping details.  :)

Thanks so much again to everyone for following my blog.  I truly appreciate it your time and thoughts.  Keep checking back -- I will be doing some more giveaways over the next several weeks!  Whoop!

Have a blessed day,

Sunday, March 25, 2012

GIVEAWAY Reminder!

Just a reminder--my 20,000 views Giveaway is ending tomorrow morning!  


Friday, March 23, 2012

Some 70's and 80's Sewing Patterns that I LOVE.

So I decided the other day that I really needed to get organized and start listing more patterns in my Etsy shop.  I have SO MANY.  My living room is piled with them right now, as I have been going through boxes, counting pieces, dating, packaging, etc.  Lot's of work!

Here's a sample of what I have stacked around the house:

All right.  Getting to the point. :)

As I was sorting patterns today, I found several really adorable ones from the 70's and 80's.  These are quite inspiring to me, and I hope they will be to you, too!  You'll notice how many of these patterns emulate styles that were popular in the 40's and 50's.  That's probably why I like them so much.  Others have a very "Bohemian" look, which I am quite fond of. 

Are those cute or what?

Most of them will be listed in my shop soon...:D


Thank You! A Giveaway!

This week my blog reached 20000 views.  Whoop!  I figured that's as good a reason as any to have a spring time giveaway! 

As a thank you to my followers (*Thank You!*), I will be giving away this adorable 70's summer wrap dress pattern.  

Don't you love it?  I almost kept it for myself, but decided to share. :)

The rules of the game are:

1. Be a follower of this blog
2. Comment on this post with your e-mail address (so I can get in touch with you if you win!)
3. Only one entry per person

The winner will be randomly selected, and I will post the results Monday morning, 26 March 2012, at 10am EST for the winner!

Thank you again for reading my ramblings over the years.  You guys are the best!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Flowers from Megan

There is just about nothing sweeter than receiving hand-picked wildflowers from a child.

Thank you Megan!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Do You Think I Have a Problem?

I just really love creamers.

And I think, "Someday, when I have my own coffee shop, I will use these at the tables and the customers will love it."

"It will be so eclectic."

"Kinda' like J. Christopher's."

I mean, how can you resist a creamer that is shaped like a cozy little cottage?

Or a peach?

Or one that has shamrocks on it?

No, I don't think I have a problem.  No way.