Crocheted Rag Rug

This little rug is made up from scraps of fabric that have been knotted together and then crocheted into an oval. It will be used in front of the wood stove this winter, it looks so at home there.

Rag Rug

Crocheting it was not as easy as I thought it would be, and it is a little rustic looking, still, I like it.

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Just Finished

My girls and I made these lap quilts for my mother and my aunt. We were a few months longer finishing them up but they are done and on their way now.

Mother's Red Work Lap Quilt

You can get the cat embroidery patterns over at Red Brolly.

Aunt Joyce's Sisters and Cats Lap Quilt

Now my daughter’s and I will be working on lap quilts for needy folks in our town.

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White Lye Soap

When I was at my mother’s I snagged a cook book that belonged to one of my great aunts or possibly my Great-Grandmother. She had a recipe pinned, with a sewing pin no less, for “White Lye Soap” the soap made and used by homemakers back at the beginning of the 20th century for laundry and for dishes.

I gathered together the ingredient, and the courage, and mixed up a batch of soap a couple of days ago. Yesterday I cut the bars, but the directions had me leave it in the box for another day. This morning the soap came out of the box that I use for my mold and here it is.

White Lye Soap

It is really, really white, like Ivory. I hope it works well for doing the washing up. I can hardly wait to use it.

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Fun Blogsphere Spam!

It is a very new experience for me, all the spam comments that I am getting these days. I generally know that they are spam because they all comment on the same post, I read them to be certain before marking them as spam. Sometimes the comment is too funny to ignore and I feel compelled to share with you, gentle readers, this particular comment that I received:

“I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I do not know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!…”

Compared to Mrs. Peacock’s speech in the movie “Clue”. Click the following link to see a short You Tube Video:

Mrs. Peacock's Speech

I do thank all of the lovely people that come to visit my little blog, you are all so precious to me and so very kind in your comments. I also like reading some of the spam, this comment made for a jolly morning.

Thank you and please do come back to visit me in future. I do take all comments seriously and judge each according to content and if they are applicable to my blog post.