Wednesday, March 6, 2019


My first teaching class for PUNCH NEEDLE was a huge success.
We had lots of laughs and soooo many different conversations going - most at the same time 😊 but for some strange reason we all knew what was going on...could it be we are 'women' and can multi-task...I think so!!!

There were 10 ladies in a range of ages and we all got along so good.
I think they learned something and in 4 weeks will return for the second part of the lesson and hopefully they will have a good start on their project.

I had a baked potato bar set up for lunch along with cookies and a fruit cup. We ate well and then got back to work.  Next class everyone is going to bring something for a potluck lunch - this sounds exciting wondering what we'll be eating!!

Just a few pictures of the day - unfortunately we didn't get a group picture like I wanted - I couldn't get everyone together long enough to stand still...they were touring the house and chatting lol

I'm still making Penny Flowers
You can email me if interested
There are 8 per pk. for $16

The eggs you can find on my website under the
Primitive Needs category

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, February 10, 2019


Wow, Blogger sure is changing and not for the better,
or maybe I should say Google is making the changes.
Seems we may lose our 'followers' and comments and some of the sidebar widgets.
This happens the first of March!!!

Not sure what this is going to do to our blogs but I will not stop posting regardless.
I don't post that often but I do like to get on and visit you all
and enjoy peeking into what is happening in your world.

I have been busy making new punch needle and patterns and
getting ready for my upcoming Punch Needle class.
There are 10 wonderful and anxious ladies signed up and I'm so excited to be doing this for them.
I also made up fabric bags for each of them that will hold all their supplies.
I hope they like them! (picture shows them not finished)

This is the pattern they will all be working on - nice and easy for beginners

I'm also in the process of making EGGS again
So if interested go to my selling site to see details
This year I added FARMHOUSE (light gray w/white designs ) and PASTELS

I know this isn't anything special to read about but there isn't much happening in
my little world being the weather was so horrible there for a week - snow, sleet,
lots of ice, -24 below zero temps with -55 below wind chill.
All in a weeks time!!!
Glad to day it is sunny and mild(er)

Blessings to all who read this!!

Sunday, December 16, 2018


The decorating is going slowly this year.
We had a busy few weeks prior - Country Sampler magazine was here 2 weeks ago to do a 'general decor' photo shoot.  We were so honored that they wanted to do a shoot again being we were in 9-1/2 years ago.  This won't be in until at least Feb., Mar. or April but I'll sure let you know when it is. 
We had to put all our Fall decor away and get the house in general order. That was harder than you might think. One generally decorates according to season. They didn't want anything that was specific to a season or holiday.
So after they did the shoot we immediately started to decorate for Christmas.
Again we decorate with a lot of greens and berries and a few decorative items.
Just yesterday I got the tree decorated although I don't have a picture of it.
Here are some random shots.

Our newest vintage ornaments we purchased throughout the year.
We search all year long at flea markets and antique shops for them.

Hopefully I'll get a full room shot of the den with the stenciling.
The rooms have been so torn up with totes and piles of stuff that I haven't had a chance to as of yet.

Also...remember blogger doesn't let you comment anymore if you don't have the right settings so feel free to email me!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 26, 2018


The last month has seen lots of redo in our home.
First it was painting the upstairs hall walls and trim, then carpeting in the family room, stairs and upper hall.

The past 2 weeks we have re-done the den - first I had to strip the wallpaper, then primer and then paint. We decided on the same color as the family room because the two rooms are almost connected - just a step down to the family room.

The paint is called Jute - kind of a Caramel color.
Then I stenciled the walls and we are loving it!
I don't have a full room picture yet just the one wall.
I used English Ivy, Khaki Tan and Brown for the stencil colors.

The brown to pick up the dark Brick Red trim.

NOTE:  I've had many emails from friends saying they can't comment on my blog - it won't let them.  Blogger changed many of the settings and there's no way I know how to fix it and I don't think one could - Blogger has it locked.
So I appreciate all the CAN COMMENT...and those that email me personally.
That's all I have this week - see you next week!

Monday, November 12, 2018


The wonderful festive family times are almost here...Thanksgiving and Christmas.
So many things to reflect on at many things to be thankful for.

Christmas...opening gifts and celebrating. But we all need to remember during those fun moments the real reason we can celebrate...our one huge gift of all.

I have finally caught up on orders for my penny rugs and can now
give my full attention to things around here.
This one was very hard to part is 19-1/2" x 51-1/2"
I mailed it this weekend so hope she loves it as much as I do.

This one will get shipped to IL today!

Last week we got new carpeting for our family room, stairway and upper hall.
We disliked the carpet we had installed 4 years ago and could not wait to replace it...
now the room looks like it should - Warm and cozy.

Here's the room with the old's a beige but shows a very pink tone with red.
Even after vacuuming it always looked dirty where you would walk and it wasn't dirty.
Very frustrating.

The next project here is stripping the wall paper in the den, painting and then stenciling.
We can't make up our mind though if we want to carry the family room paint color into the den or do it a light color. So I painted several poster boards and will do a mock stencil to see how it looks on that paint color.

Thes are kind of blurry but these are the designs I'll be using.

This is the divider

This one will be all around the top (below the crown molding)

These will be down the wall (between the divider)

I want to thank all my wonderful customers who purchased all my left over merchandise from the is now all gone!!!
Except for the gourd garlands...we have a few left that I put ON SALE.
If interested check them out here - sale goes through the 15th:

I'm anxious and ready to get going on Christmas decorating but that will start the day after about you, when do you start your Christmas decorating?

Blessings to you all and thank you for visiting!