The Primitive Roost...

Friday, April 26, 2013


Home made applesauce!!
I have never made applesauce before...but after buying two 3# bags of Fuji apples at an unbelievable price of $4....i had to do something. 
We love apples...but not that many!! LOL!

I scanned Pinterest until i found an easy crockpot recipe....and when i say easy ...I MEAN Easy!!!

First....i washed all the apples:
Then i peeled them, cored them and cut them into thin slices.
After arranging them into the crockpot...i added these simple ingredients:

The juice of half a lemon..making sure to not get any seeds.

1 tblsp. of brown sugar

1 tsp. of cinnamon

1/4 c. of water....


Let this cook on low for at least 6 hrs....stirring occasionally.
The aroma is wonderful!! 
Open your windows a crack and make the neighbors jealous! 

When its the consistency you like...ladle it into mason jars. This will last up to 2 weeks in your fridge...or you can can it according to your favorite canning website. 

  Looks good...huh?!!  So good...the littles got to it before i could get a picture of it...those stinkers...but who can blame them!! 

They love to eat it plain, on toast, in their bowl of oatmeal, on yogurt or cottage cheese!! 
What an easy and delicious way to use those apples and feed your family good wholesome food without tons of sugar and preservatives!!
THese were organic apples...which is good because there are no pesticides, but that's not a necessity because you peel them!

I hope you get a chance to try this really is good.
Tomorrow morning i am trying my hand at making strawberry jam....

I bought a whole case of strawberries for only $2.99!!
 You have to love your local fruit market!!!

Until next time, 
God Bless!!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Starting a new rug....

There is something so wonderful about starting a new project!! I get excited and find it hard to do anything else but concentrate on it! 
This project has been in the works for about a month now...but i finally have all the wool bought, washed, and cut into strips...
The pattern has been drawn...
And it has been transferred onto the backing fabric..which i chose burlap....
I made a few changes...but that is my artistic right..LOL!!
The edges of the burlap have been treated with Aleene's Fray Stop to keep it from unraveling while on the frame...and now all i have to do is put it on my frame and start hooking!! 
I can't wait!!!
If you look closely, you can see the change i made in the pattern. 
I turned the corners into ribbons....what do you think??
The hardest part of making these rugs is waiting until they are finished to see how beautiful they turn out!
Oh The Excitement!!!!

Well.. i am off to start fingers are itching!
Tomorrow i will post about my homemade applesauce in my crockpot simmering as i type! 

Its part of how i am trying to live a more "prim" life..using less and making more!!

Until then,

God Bless!!



Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Its about time!! I finally finished the toothbrush rug i have been working on!! 
It has been in my rug bag since the middle of November for pete's sake.
 I know you can't tell....but it is the prettiest bright yellow color with some rounds of pale yellow in between!
 It is perfect for cheerful and bright!
  Of course the close-up doesn't help wonderful camera!! 

I love making these rugs...each one is such a work of art. You never know what they are going to look like until you finish them. ...and they are so comfortable to stand on. 
Perfect for the kitchen or bathroom, because they are so durable and machine washable!  Not to mention i make them  from sheets made from cotton...and usually recycled!
Usually when someone buys one and brings it home..i get a call a few weeks later requesting another rug in different colors!! Hee hee!!

LOVE THAT!! I have them all over my house!!

Speaking of that...i will be participating in a local town's garage sale days and will have some of my rugs displayed for sale and to take orders.
The days are May 17th and 18th....i will be on Monroe St....i believe.  Nothing has been set in stone
Oh's in Carleton, Mi.
Guess ya kinda need to know that..hee hee!

Well...its off to finish so more work today..wish i could say it was crafty work..but today is all about going through my kids and husband's clothes and donating what they don't wear anymore...
wish me luck...i could be accidentally suffocated in the mountain of clothes i'm about to rummage through..LOL!!
    Not quite that many...but you get the idea!!

Until next time,
God bless!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Easter....

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday and spent it with their closest family and friends...reflecting on what the holiday really is meant for....

Its not just jelly beans and chocolate bunnies!! 

Or peeps either~~(even though i made this bouquet and i think it turned out so sweet!!)

Its about Jesus sacrificing his life for the sake of ours...there is no bigger gift than that! 
So are forgiven and have been given the gift of a new beginning!!

And God knows we can all use that...So go out and do something good for someone else...and don't expect anything in return...what a great way to give back and pay it forward for what you received!

Until next time, 

God bless!!