Swagman Almost Done

Just a quick update on Swagman.  Last evening I made a couple yards of brown hair and this morning got his beard and mustache done.  Photo on 3-29-16 at 7.00 AM

I looked all over to find a good place for him to stand and this little corner was the best.  I still have Photo on 3-29-16 at 2.22 PM

to make hair to fill the blank spot in the back of his head, them put a little colin his cheeks and he should be done.  I started a sweater set for one of my old dolls.  I am doing the green and red Fair Isle sweater.  This book comes from Australia so I can’t get the right yarn to use and all the measurements are in metric not inches so I am never sure if the things are going to fit but I figure I have enough different size dolls I should have one they will fit and I do like the outfits.  If it fits the doll I think it will I will them make the ski pants and sweater that is shown on this doll.   Still have not started sewing the polar bears but will soon.

Today I made corned beef hash with the left over potatoes and corned beef from Sunday.  It came out good.  I haven’t had that for over 20 years so it brought back lots of nice memories.  Tonight we have some chicken soup using the broth from the corned beef and cabbage and that is good.  I love trying new ideas. Nothing ever goes to waste in this house! Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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