Friday, December 31, 2010


I 'm not sure when this was taken of our parents, but I love the picture.
And here's what happened all because of them!!!!!!!!
I had white and sliver glasses wow!!!!!!!! pointed too good thing the pictures isn't that clear. I remember the dresses that Carla and Amy are wearing. We had names for some of our dresses the pork and bean dress (what with us and pork n beans sandwiches , dresses???) those were Ellen's and mine, matching wow, and our Easter ones were balloon dresses. What can I say we must have been hard up for entertainment!!  I made a bunch of ornaments out of the old pictures for mom and dad one year, now they are mine.
 Mom's favorite bird was the cardinal I found this little bird and metal sign at R&R makes a nice little shrine to her.
Miss you mom and dad.  JMF

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!!

2010 is going out like a lion what a windy, snowy day. Thankful I don't have to be out in it.
 The next picture isn't the best but I have a different setting for my pictures and it's hard to find the one I want, need to get it worked on. Anyway I got these from a good friend and I love them they are so cute. It is a cowboy nativity. Thanks again Sue.
I think one of the grandsons took this picture but there are the 3 wise men a shepherd, angel, Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New magazine from my sister.

I got this in the mail today what a fun magazine. It has lots of reading not so much ads. I think I will be trying some of the soups and crafts.
The first thing I showed Greg was a Chicken house with  wheels and a screened in pen hooked on. It held up to 10 chickens. I thought Greg should build me one anyway don't ask to borrow eggs because the answer was no!!! Thats ok  I never like gathering eggs as a kid any way. You know that is where I became so scared of mice and rats. Our neighbor and dad would clean out under where the chickens roosted.They would put big rubber bands on the bottom of their pants to keep anything from running up their pant legs. We had a little rat terrier dog and he was right in there too. At the end there was a big pile (to a kid anyway) of dead mice and rats. So now I always think if I see a mouse it will run up my pant leg and you will have to visit me in Yankton (if you know what I mean) Nuts!!!!!!!!!!!
But the magazine is cool thanks Ellen!
Try and conquer your fears.......JMF

Sunday, December 26, 2010

New Sewing Machine

hey one night santa was sleeping in his chair watching tv??? (is that possible) I think only men can do that. Anyway I thought I should help out santa he was getting behind with his Christmas I ordered a new sewing machine isn't online great!!
Isn't she pretty anyway, I have a grace frame and am using it on that to machine quilt my quilts speaking of that is the first one done on it.
I don't remember how long ago I made this top but several years. I was trying to use up some of my chicken fabric collection. So I got it done now I don't have anything for the binding. I wonder if I would  be able to find black fabric online ha ha.
An old dump truck of the kids in our backyard, works as a birdfeeder, one day there was close to 10 Blue Jays eating fun to watch.

Happy Birthday Carla!!

Yes one of my younger (kills me to say it) sister's birthday is today. Yes the day after Christmas. I don't remember her ever getting a big party, Thats the way it goes having your birthday the day  after Christmas. Not like me mine its the day after the 4th of July so I always had big parties  lots of left over fireworks!! who am I kidding. We always had cake and presents we didn't need no stinkin parties!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Happy Birthday Carla hope the show was good and Dan took you out for a nice supper.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Pork and Bean Sandwich

Has anyone else had porknbeans sandwiches or is it something our mom made up?????????
Fry  some bacon, toast bread, and warm up some pork n beans.
Top with a slice of cheese and put under the broiler.
Yummy  Let me know if anyone else has heard of these.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

I found the big felt ornaments in the Dollar Tree and the little trees.
Added some lights, balls, and greenery then my Santas. I love them I have a few more but they have to wait till next year for their turn. I hope to round up some snowmen to replace the santas for the rest of the winter.
Heres wishing everyone a  Happy Christmas and a New Year filled with blessings, family, fun, and good friends:)

Friday, December 24, 2010

More Stockings

The grandsons  picked out fabric for their stockings and for mom and dad.
Mom and Dads, I don't know if you can see but on her bow is a red cowboy boot. I told the boys she's a good cook, but she's a cowgirl too because she likes to help with the cattle! Us moms aren't just maids!
John's I don't know what he likes best hunting or cattle!
Luke's just like big brother we call them Pete and Repeat!
The grandkids, Kordell, Dane, and Ellie  have stocking their mom made for them  out of blue jeans with their names stitched on them. So now everyone is ready for Santa!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Feldhaus Sign

Greg had this idea to make a sign so we brought one of the cedar trees to the yard dug a hole and there you go! He burned the name into the cedar planks. It was to cold so I just took the picture from the door I'll update it when it warms up alittle!!

Danny's Cowboy

So now Mary's cowgirl has her man to hang beside her. Look out Little Joe you have some competition, but wait, Mary has the Hoss doll too. I don't know how many of you remember the tv show Bonanza but Mary was lucky enough to get dolls of some of the characters on the show!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Catching up

I had a busy last week getting ready for our family Christmas only to have the weather postpone it for us. That's life in SD. Anyway here are a few things I  did other than cleaning and cooking.
I bought the kit for this quilt when we went to Rapid City to the stock show last year. I got it sewed together and then started hand quilting it and didn't like it so it got put aside. Then our niece had a baby girl Reese Ann so I took out the hand quilting and machine quilted it. It is ready for her when the weather permits a family get together.

 My daughter emailed and asked if I could make stockings for the kids by Sat. So I got busy and got them done only to have the weather stop the kids from coming. The weather is such a fun wrecker!!
This little tag along quilt I made some years ago for our 1st grandchild. I just got a picture of it (one that I could find anyway)! I have made each of the grandkids little quilts like this one just different designs.
 So now its off to the basement to finish the cowboy to go with Mary's cowgirl. pics later!

Should have been my 1st post

I named my blog after Davie Ramsey's favorite saying (I think) anyway he says it all the time " Better than I deserve". Most days when I get up I feel the same way. I think about my family, our farm, and our life together and I don't know what I ever did to deserve it. But I'm not giving it up that's for sure!!
  Very Blessed