Mental health

We had an incident happen at our home this week and I kind of wanted to make it into a PSA. We had someone we have not known long, maybe for about a year, walk in our home with a loaded gun. This person did not threaten us but it was clear that things were not right, they were talking about a million miles a minute about things that weren’t there, they had already been to and discharged from a hospital. I’m not going to go in details, I don’t want to embarrass anyone, that isn’t then point of this post. It was a very scary situation to be in for myself and I am sure this person. 

I later found out this person had gone off of their medication and was in a manic depressive state, I truly hope that they get help.

I just want to make this psa that if you have a loved one who is on medication for a mental disorder and is thinking of going off their medication, please talk to them about it, have them go see their doctor, or make sure to inform their doctor if they won’t speak up. If you are on a medication for your own mental health and you don’t like the side effects, please talk to your doctor about changing medications, please don’t just quit taking them.

I understand that I do not know what it is like to be the person needing the medicine, I couldn’t possible understand the side effects. But please help those who need it, or seek help if it is you.

Baby it’s cold and wet outside

Hello folks! I hope you all had a good weekend, we had a nice Thanksgiving with a little snowfall ambiance outside, followed by freezing rain on Gilmore Girl Friday, sun for a couple of days and here we are back at freezing rain. 


Thanksgiving went very well, we had only three guests but that was enough for us because we have a small table and we all just barely fit!


Our very first thanksgiving turkey was about 13lbs dressed…which was slightly smaller than my friends 47lb bird. Though we had plenty of leftover so I think our bird…Pickles, as Leif had named him, was just the right size.


He was cooked on the grill, which has turned out to be our favorite way of cooking birds. He was very filling and tasty. Thank you Pickles.

I wrote before about falling off the Pinterest wagon, well I had found these two pies I wanted to try out…the following two pictures are NOT my pies


I think I did alright… at least on the pumpkin pie lol. The following pictures are mine, pre-oven for the Apple and middle of cooking for the pumpkin 

I didn’t nail it but that’s okay, they were both delicious, I was just happy to have a chance to wear my new apron which I purchased at the holiday craft fair from my quilting guild


We finally have all the parts of the greenhouse finished! Plastic is on, doors are built, nesting boxes are ready. We just need to clear the excess wood and get the chickens inside.

It’s hard to tell but we have deer mesh separating the chicken area and the area with the feed and atv 

Friday as I said we had our Gilmore Girls day! We don’t participate in Black Friday shopping, I live next to a super tourist town and a long time ago I worked at two different clothing stores in said town, I’ve dealt with a lot of chaos and rude customers, so I try to avoid shopping in town on Holidays & weekends. 

Instead Lorelai and I went to my in laws and had our day with my mother in law


Unhealthy food was involved, though it was mainly the vegetables as we were all too full from the previous night.

Now if you haven’t watched the new episodes yet never fear, I won’t give a thing away except to say this, I probably should not have allowed my almost ten year old to watch it. There was language in there that had no previously been in the series. We ended up taking a break to watch a Disney movie instead and gave in when she asked to go play a game on the computer. 

Well folks, I’m off to finish a couple of orders that will be heading out this week and next, I hope you are staying warm and safe wherever you are.
Have a great day folks!

Ducks do not like snow

Just a quick post today, trying to reach some order deadlines 

We have been on the hunt for chicken eggs, found them this morning in the winter rabbit hutch​



Greenhouse is almost finished, building nesting boxes and need to add double doors.

Very excited to be going to the awards ceremony at the school later, Miss Lorelai worked really hard and earned straight A’s on the first report card of the year. Very proud.
Have a great day folks!

The First Thanksgiving

I came down with a bug over the last couple of days, usually where I would normally contemplate avoiding housework in favor of playing with yarn or my new sewing machine, I spent the better part of two days asleep on my comfy couch,  not wanting to touch anything in the times I had been awake.

I did however fall off the Pinterest wagon, which was fantastic because for the first time I am in the position to host my first Thanksgiving dinner and while I will most likely fail at half of the ideas I fell in love with on Pinterest, I’ll have fun trying & I will take pictures along the way!

We are so very close to finishing the Greenhouse, we along with Toph’s parents have been working hard for weeks trying to finish it before snow. Although it has snowed several times, luckily it hasn’t stuck. 

We have however has time for a bit of fun


We take Halloween very seriously.

Now here is a project I have been working on for awhile (among the several orders I have been lucky enough to have gotten over the last couple of weeks)


I have a long way to go to finish this wonky stars quilt, my new machine has been so fantastic and the only issue I have was brought on by myself piecing things the wrong way. 

Have a great day folks!!

It’s all good

We are now in the process of putting the greenhouse up on our property, a nice warm home for the animals fix winter. 

There are a lot of rocks up here on our part of New England, we should sell them😉

A lot of digging had to be done to remove said rocks to get the poles in the ground.

After today’s storm, that blew our trampoline away, I’m slightly worried about the greenhouse holding up.

I am excited to announce that I got my Christmas present early this year, something I’ve badly needed.


My old machine..well it was just not working very well for me anymore…nor anyone else who tried to use it. I was able to trade it in for a couple sewing feet!

I had previously borrowed my friend’s ambition essential and fell in love, I’m a happy girl and I’m happy about sales, without which this would not have happened.

I have been working on one special project, I’ve tried a couple times to make this and never finished….nor even gotten as far as I currently am. However I am almost done.


Leif’s birthday is coming up and I am making a life size Hobbes tiger. I am using the pattern from SukiGirl~~ changed just slightly. Using a I hook, HDC instead of SC, 10 in the magic ring for body & head, 8 for legs and arms. I am hoping to have it finished in the next 7 days.
Have a great day folks!