Category Archives: crafts

What is it?

A guessing game today.

I bet some people have had deliveries like this and know what it is. Others may be scratching their heads. What about you?

I’ve been sewing and needed these.

Eventually, I’ll talk about my sewing projects, but not today.

Okay, if you need to know. The flat package contains two 14 by 14-inch pillows.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

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A winter project

I walked outside to get yesterday’s mail. It is 37 degrees and windy. The driveway was plowed but now very slippery. Next time I’ll have cleats on my boots.

So came back inside to work on my winter project. I’m cutting up Bob’s old clothes to eventually make a quilt.

I started this last winter so don’t expect a completed quilt soon. More cutting to do.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm

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Sissy’s Treats and Treasures

Looking for a special gift, think of one of my books. They can be found in Seymour on Main Street at Sissy’s Treats and Treasures.

Also, consider a copper tree made by my daughter, Rebbecca. An assortment of trees can be found at Sissy’s, too.

There a many, many things at Sissy’s, if you need something special.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm

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Art project today at Swanstone Gardens

Here’s a very short video of me working on my rain chain today.

Rebecca was working right next to me in the class led by David Calhoon.

Two other classmates with Susan and Rebecca with finished rainchains

Our next project will be the short, decorative rain chains, but that may have to wait until next spring.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

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Rocking the farm

Rebecca has a thing for farm rocks. She uses them as a base for her copper trees and she also uses them to decorate her yard.

When she had a day off of work, daughter Rebecca came to the farm and used her energy to collect rocks.

I lifted a few rocks, but mostly I kept a lookout for rocks worth choosing.

Rebecca finds a few choice field rocks
Unloading the cart is also work

I only mashed my fingers once.

The video below is different and I don’t know what I did to get the special effects.

This was an ‘oops’ and I’d love to do it again some time. If you know how, email me at

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