ME · MeMade2019

Khloe’s New Dress

So simple, yet so Sweet!
Here is the pattern I used, got it for 10 cents at our local thrift store, MISSION POSSIBLE.
Fabric was Walmart’s Easter selection.
“I love it”
She wanted pockets! Not included in pattern but were not difficult to add.

My Grand Daughter Khole has been with me almost 3 weeks. We went to Bible School at Ravenwood Christian Church last week. We have played in the river went to the pool, had cook outside at the farm with Uncle Paul and Aunt Sissy. We went to an outdoor concert that had a pool and water slide, she loved that.

I did it!

Fathers Day was totally amazing. My husband wanted a project done. He wanted electrical to his garage. We all pitched in and got it done along with good food and games.

I decided Saturday to get the carpets up in our mud room. Alot of scraping but it is getting closer to being done.

Summers as us a flying by the garden is growing and we are eating salad, peas, onions and beets. The strawberries have been amazing too.

Lots of Blessings praying to live life more Grateful!


MeMadeMay Cont.

Today is such a fun day not only is it Grandparents Day at our local school here but I am going to be a grandma again any minute.

This is our sweet grandson Paul. He is graduating from Kindergarten.

This is the dress I made last fall getting ready for spring this year Such a fun dress, I really liked the true to size pattern. Went together nicely too.

Above is the pattern I used. The beautiful vase and flowers are from my sweet daughter Leah. Yesterday, my dear husband made a delicious dinner for a few in the family to celebrate Mother’s Day. it was our grandson Isaac’s graduation from H.S.

This is my daughter Marybeth and her big family of only boys, all big football players.We had our game time together in the evening. It was a very nice day indeed.

This special cake above I made for a sweet graduating friend. I have to say that without the Lord I could do nothing, because it’s true. Blessings, Christie

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1st Day of May

Me made day 1 was successful wore my linen jumper and matching visor. It’s in the washer already so no picture today sorry. Worked on surrounding a section of trees with bark today and got it muddy.

My grandsons graduation party is Sunday so my daughter and I worked on the menu planning and got the table decorations done.

I did finish my grandsons graduation quilt.

I also made 4 new visors all linen.



I am in my pledge completed. This will be a first anything on line challenge for me.

I have pledged to wear only those garments which I have seen myself except a few tee shirts and under clothes for the entire month of May. I also pledged to take at least 15 pictures that I will post here during the month. The picture posting will be the hard part as i am not the slim trim GRANDMA i wish i was as a young mother.

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Crafty · ME · sewing fun

Zipper Pouch Crazy

Well I went from one video on you tube to another. Some of them were pretty amazing and I felt like I was robbing a bank . I learned so much in a short time watching them and it was free. So far I have made 12. One with straps and pockets. Now for the double zipper!


Home in Hornitos

Before moving to Missouri 20 years ago:

In the years 2001-2005

They did not move cattle the way we do here. They move them by horses along roads sometimes stopping to camp over night. You were not allowed to go around the cattle until they were all off to one side of the road. During the months they were doing this you had to be prepared especially with little ones in the car. Check list always included a potty chair, water, and snacks. You could be following behind literally for hours at times. No body got upset as I remember it was just the way it was. Often you would offer your snacks to the old men who were working the cattle. They new my girls and would offer them rides for a while. Many think California is just big cities and Yuppies but where we lived it was not so.

Once we had a home on 2 acres just before moving to Mo that had a portion of the rock wall the Chinese made during the gold rush. The ruins of a Wells Fargo bank and stage stop are there,

as there were No laws there it was well protected. The first giradelli chocolate factory ruins were there also, it had its own Rock jail made by yep the Chinese who were literally outcasts starving and cold. Hornitos was 45 minutes from the Yosemite floor. Still has the fandangos and underground walk ways that the bandits used. Walking Marietta had his hide out behind our home in a cave.

Wells Fargo’s stage stop and bank.

Our church building was originally a Fandango and under it were the opium dens dug out of the earth which had escape routes that lead underground to other buildings or roads.

My David was the pastor.