Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Not much to tell but a couple things to show

Hi everyone – well it has been quiet here recently and that’s perfectly fine with me from all that has been going on since the middle of October – a nice welcome.

Saturday and Sunday we went to craft shows…I really needed to take a bit of a break from sewing on orders all week so there was a Round Robin in Elkhorn and the vendors were located at 5 different locations.  Very nice but soooo much of the SAME THINGS at each location.  I honestly didn’t find a single thing to buy. Now if I was in the need of jewelry or knitted things or fleece then I would have been in heaven…but I didn’t.

Then Sunday we went to Brookfield (in Milwaukee area) at the high school – now this was a great show…it went throughout the halls and into the gym. Again lots of the same things as the last show…not many Primitives or home decor – lots of greens all decked out with glitter and glitz but not much of what we all like around here in blogland.  I would loved to have seen some nice Snowmen or Santa’s done plain but they were all gopped up!

I did manage to buy a little trinket dish with some jewels on it for a gift for one of my granddaughters but that was the extent of it there.  BUT….I did see someone some of you might know from the blogs…LEANNE from Harvest Moon By The Lake: 
Doug took the picture with his phone so it’s not too clear.

Leanne and me

I had forgotten to take pictures of the wool I purchased when we were in PA…I don’t know if I’m going to use it on Penny Rugs or cut it in strips for rug hooking.  I bought it in Bird In Hand, PA but the label says Yankee Lane Primitives…I looked it up but they only have over dyed and solids…not plaids.  I’m so looking for LARGER pieces of plaids and checks – not little pieces.
New Wool

I got a special order for six chair backers with a sheep and a year…I worked with her through e-mail with pictures as I went along to get her approval…this is the end result.
1860 Chair Backer 
But now she hasn’t replied back for over 2 weeks…I’m afraid she was in the path of the storm Sandy (she never gave me her address)…I’m not worried about my sale because I will hold on to these if and when she’s ready to buy…I’m just praying she’s okay and that it’s just a matter of power and that she didn’t loose her home to the fires that destroyed so many lives.

Got new pictures of Miranda…4 months old now - she has gotten so big!
Miranda 3

 Miranda 2

Miranda 1

Okay, I said I would put pictures of ROOTS MARKET on so here they are
There are 20 of them so I left them in album form…just click on the picture box and you will see them all.

(these will open up in SkyDrive…just click on one of the pictures when it opens up to vies)

While sitting here sewing all last week I had Christmas music going and then I thought…hey QVC is showing their gourmet foods at 3:00 so I turned it on…well I haven’t watched QVC in YEARS!!!  But like most I got hooked…I ordered a JUNIORS CHEESE CAKE for Christmas delivery – it has a picture of Santa on it that is edible.  Most of us like cheesecake so it’s one dessert I don’t need to fuss with.
And I bought some Mrs. Prindable’s Chocolate & Sea Salt apples, and it’s all dipped in Caramel! YUMMMM.
They are to be delivered next week early so they will be here in time for Thanksgiving.
Toffee Apples

Santa cheesecake

I guess that’s all I have to share this week – my brother Gene SIL Gail are coming over today and we’re going out to Dan DiPaolo’s farm because they can’t make it for his Open House on Friday and Dan is always so wonderful to let us come early and being they will be here today he said come on out!!!  Hopefully I will be able to shoot a few photos…if he’s totally set up that is…sometimes we have to worm our way through the boxes.

On my website I posted that the deadline has been met for all Christmas orders…I need time to finish what is here and then to get ready for my holiday here.

I most likely will be back one more time before Thanksgiving but if not have a wonderful Thanksgiving to all.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

So much to post about…got time?

Yep, lots of things have been going on since my last post. As I write this I’m listing to my very first Christmas songs…that’s right…Cable TV Songs of the Season has them on – and so do I!!

First I must say I was overwhelmed with the response I received from my last post about my Niece…she thanks you as well as I do.
Over the past 4 years since I have had my blog I found there are many, many wonderful friends I have never met and most likely will never meet.  We all post comments to each other and support each other when there is a request for prayers – this just showed me what beautiful people you are…my heart is filled.  THANK YOU.

Friday she was released from the hospital to go home to heal…then she starts PT – my brother/wife basically moved in to help out until she is better. Things are working out good…Tina is the strongest 40+ person I know – she will do just fine with the love of her family and her Faith.

I didn’t put it in my post but we were in Pennsylvania when we got the call about the accident so it was cut short but that was fine as we were finished with what we went out there for.

We went to Market Square and also I had to deliver some products a lady ordered for her shop.
If you haven’t been into ‘DAYS GONE BY CREATIONS’ on Main St. in Lititz, PA, you must.
Cindy is the sweetest lady and so complimentary on my products.
We stopped in to her shop the morning after the news of the accident and no sleep the night before so the picture is not that good…but I wanted you to see Cindy!
Me and Cindy

I made a few purchases while in PA…now who wouldn’t – it’s Colonial/Prim country for sure!!!

Got this huge basket  – I wish I could have bought more but I really don’t have room for more…but her prices were soooo low.
I put it a few places so you can see the size better.
What I’m going to do is put some large birch twigs in it with some tall twig lights for Christmas – think it will look great!
Large basket 1

 Basket corner

Large basket

And a must when I shop are Family Heirloom Weavers products…
This is a bedspread and pillow bolster covers – done with a dark Navy – I’m going to use it in the guest room.  I have enough Red going on in the house so thought Navy would work well in there.
Blue bedspread

 spread closeup

And some table squares and a table cloth and a throw
Again, the Navy thing going on here too – but I liked the pattern so much and they didn’t make it in any other color.
Table cloth

Table cloth 2 

The table square on the left is for a customer and the one on the right is mine.
Three wovens

This is the throw – but I’m going to use it for the holidays – it’s called 7 Snowballs
7 Snowballs

And some small pillows that may be used as gifts – done in the woven fabrics (I just now noticed the larger pillow is made of the same woven as the table square for my customer….)
3 pillows

So what else did I buy or do….oh I bought a double arm Whalers Lamp for the family room – they don’t give off much light but they sure do look nice at night.
Double arm whaler lamp

So the day we got out there we didn’t really have much to do so we just took a ride in the country – saw lots of Amish out in the fields and many kids playing after school and in Bird In Hand we came across the place where they give Hot Air Balloon rides…Two were getting ready to take to the sky so we drove in and watched for a bit.
Hot air balloon 1  

Hot air balloon 3

Hot air balloon 4

Hot air balloon 5

Oh to have the need to buy this property…what a beauty – but I bet it needs tons of work inside.  Look at that thatched roof…neat!!!VF property for sale 1

VF property for sale 3

 VF property for sale 2 

Oh on the way out to PA we saw they are replacing the service plazas…this one is going to be gorgeous. Done in Colonial stone – I’m so anxious to see this beauty finished. (if you click on the picture you may be able to see the stone closer)
Service Plaza 2

 Service Plaza

Just a few random scenery photos.
This was parked at the Sideling Hill service plaza in PA.

Farmer 4

Farmer had a 6 Mule team and had to pull off so we could get by.
Farmer 3

Farmer 2

 Farmer 1

 Fall shot 3

 Fall shot 2

 Fall shot 1

Now I come to the end with a little lightness with Aidan and Lola…on Sunday before we left for PA the boys came over to help put the plastic on the screen room and Aidan got to play with Lola…which doesn’t happen often but Lola was not feeling well so she relented – I think she actually liked it because she never moved and let him do whatever he wanted…guess she loved being all covered up.
Aidan lola 5

 Aidan lola 4

Aidan lola 3

 Aidan lola 2

Aidan lola 1

Before we left for PA I got out my hooked rug to work on – I’m starting to get a bit free with my time so maybe now I can work on it…been almost a year since I’ve had it – about time I got going on it!
Hooked Sheep 
Hooked Sheep 2

Lots of pictures I know…but I also know you all love looking at pictures instead of huge paragraphs of words…
Next post will have some pictures from Roots Market – a must farm market to go to if you are in the Lancaster area.

Again, thank you for the outpouring for Tina…
Bless you all and watch out for the other guy please!!!  You will be missed.
My brother/wife and Tina’s family
genes family 

 tina krista mark 1

 tina krista mark

mark angie