Friday, January 12, 2018

That time of year

Yes, that time of year when most people are making New Year's resolutions (which I don't and never have), changing out their decor...going on winter vacations...well, none of that here. Seems things got a bit stagnant for some reason.


There are so many house projects I want and need to do but one thing leads to another - that ole snowball effect...like the den and hall  trim needs to be freshened up...
but doing that makes the wall paper look bad, which by the way
will come down some day and I plan to stencil.
See what I mean by a snowball effect?


Oh and our bathroom counter and sinks need replacing but doing that means we need to chip away at the wall tiles that surround the counter...ARRGGGHHHH!!!
One wrong wack and we replace wall tiles.

Okay...enough ranting.

The house does feel nice and clean and uncluttered since Christmas
has been put away, that much I can say has been done.


I've been trying to get some new punch needle designs going and have only done one so far.
You can find the pattern here:

Between filling orders I have been working on a punch needle for us.
It's called 'Shepard's Shade' by Threads That Bind.

Doug made a wonderful hornbook for it last week and he did an awesome job...
I can see more in the future.
I need to paint and age the board
but am waiting to buy a certain kind of paint off the internet.


One of my customers who's order I shipped last week sent me a picture of it in her home...
I love seeing how my work looks in their homes.

And this is one I just finished for another customer.
She wanted it done on the Army blanket wool.
The first diamond one I've done on this wool.


Last week I was working at my desk early in the moring and the sun was out that day and shined through a crack in the curtains and beamed right on George....
such a beautiful site!!!  Gave me a feeling of hope!!!

I guess that's it for me...I know it's nothing but didn't want you all to think
I dropped off the earth - although I feel it being gone so long from blogging.

Blessings to you all and a wonderful 2018
Karen

Sunday, December 10, 2017

CHRISTMAS

Christmas decoration pictures...not much else....
We still have little ones who come for Christmas so there's still the need for 'fun' decorations...and I like them too!


~ Kitchen ~








~ Hall and Bedroom ~ 







~ Dining Room ~













~ Family Room and Den~







~ Main bathroom~

I put several items on sale on my selling site
You can find them all here:

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time flies!!

Almost a month has gone since my last post.
I have been busy around the house putting out fall decorations and in between we took a quick trip to Lancaster, PA - one of our fun places to go.
We thought the colors would be beautiful but everything is still so nice and green and flowers are still blooming. Disappointed in the colors but still such pretty country.

We stopped at a few gourd farms while out there to re-stock our supply. 
The Stoltzfus farm is our favorite - they are so friendly and helpful there and have a huge selection. Plus we bought most of our pumpkins from them as well.





We did find a new gourd farm we didn't know about and now we will have 3 go to out there. The new one was growing the long neck gourds - next time we go I want to get one. He showed us how they grow - when hung like they are they will grow straight but if grown on the ground they will curl.


A FB friend was making and selling Sweet Annie wreaths and I was lucky enough to be able to purchase one before her supply ran out. I wanted it inside but couldn't find a place to hang it so it has a home on the front door - I like it there because when you open the door you get a swoosh of fragrance!

I have a few items left from the show that I took to the shop I consign at
but kept a couple items here so I could put them on my website to sell -
most have gone but I do have a few things left.
There is just one all ready made gourd garland left but we did get a new
supply of gourds to make more if interested.

You can find all the items on my site
Here are just a few




I think I'm finished putting out Fall things but every now and then I will tweak something and bring up a new gourd or a pumpkin...never can leave things alone - I love changes!!!











I must get on with my work now so I will close - have a wonderful rest of your week.
Blessings
Karen