Monday, October 31, 2016


Seems I can't get a post going every week or so like I use to - life just seems to get in the way.

Lots happens but no time to keep posting.  I hope I can change that. I really miss all of my blogger friends and the longer one stays away, the less traffic they get so hang in there...I'll try harder because I sure love coming to your blog and reading.

Oh also....most everyone is coming up a NO-REPLY so I can not answer your comments.
Sorry but I do not know how to change that so just know that
I enjoy and love all your wonderful comments.

So on with the post...
A week ago Saturday we had all the boys here for yard clean-up,
tree trimming and gettingthe screen room winterized.
Fun times with them...lots of male bonding for sure!!!
I so did not want to loose these leaves - I love the looks of them but they are messy bringing them into the house on your feet when they are wet like they have been lately.

We had a whole lot of dead limbs in several trees - thank goodness for Brett who once worked for a tree service - he really knows his stuff 

  Aidan even got to help between playing and snacking.

The next day we left for Pennsylvania to a buyers wholesale show - nice short trip but on our way we stopped in Cranberry for the night and visited a dear friend who has had a horrible bout with an illness that has put her in the hospital many times this past year - she has become one of my dearest and closest friends in such a short time.
She didn't know we were stopping to see her and it took her by surprise -
a short but sweet visit.

The next morning we drove to Lancaster - 
we had many places to be in a very short time but we did it.

Just a few of the things we found at wholesale

Lots of painted boards

3 Antiqued tin sconces that will be great for punch needle!
And I bought some dark gold aged stubby candles to put in them.

Several drieds to use on the gourd garlands

....and speaking of gourd garlands....we bought more gourds!!!
See those really grubby ones in the back left...they are the decorative gourds that are dried...should make for a very interesting garland.

And this wonderful baking pan - I'm going to make a snowman
or gingerbread punch needle and mount it in the open space.
I'd love to keep it for myself so we'll see.

Beautiful large aged gold basket - I think I will display some pine greens in it for Christmas

Found some long skinny sweet potatoes at Roots market in PA for the garlands -
they work out so much nicer than the fat ones.

I love the large farmhouse sink for tossing them in cinnamon and cloves
And the end result - a garland.
I made two of these this past week for customers - now making more for a couple others.

I also found the Shelly Beans I've been searching for at Roots as well
I string them with some natural dividers and they make for a nice hanging.
I had enough for 5 bunches to take to the shop I sell at.

We had our usual stop at Wilbur Chocolate for Wilbur Buds - and found them in a new location. It's directly across the street from the old original factory.  Seems to have lost some of its uniqueness by being in such a modern atmosphere but the candy was still the same...smiles!!!

It was such a pretty ride back home - not so much on the way out -
4 days made a huge difference in the color

It was still so early in the morning when we headed back,
the fog was still hanging over the hills 

Alexandra posted this picture on FB of her and Zayne - It is a favorite of mine!!!

Zayne in his Dr. costume

Miranda as a Fairy

Aidan is a Marine

I did an overload on pictures I know but thought I had better catch up on this past month!!!
I did an adorable punch needle from a pattern in the
Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine.
It's SAM SNOWMAN by Teresa Kogut.
I have sold a few of them already and if you want one check out my selling site:
Plus there's a lot more!!!

 Towards the end of the month Doug and I, our son Dan & daughter in-law Jamie, Alexandra and another couple are taking a painting class called Get Artzy by Jennifer Seitz Miller
We are all doing this adorable snowman.
I am working on a 6 pane window and Doug will be doing a canvas.  I can not wait!!!

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Oh - Thurs. we are heading to Ohio to these 3 shows.
It has been about 4 years since we have gone.
Hope to see some of my blogger and FB friends there!!!

Thanks for visiting!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Lots of Fall pictures!

Hello my friends.
 I think Fall has finally arrived.  No more hot and humid days and I'm good with that. Heat is not a friend to me the older I get - my blood should be running thin and I need the heat but not for this ole gal!!
Anyway - been kind of busy around here the past couple weeks.
Last week we went to Ohio for a couple days to a show and also it was our 53rd Anniversary. If it wasn't for the three boys/ages it would not seem like 53 years - 
although being we went together for 3-1/2 years it is even longer....
I had just turned 16 - a lifetime ago.

So....I did some punch needle finishes finally. Sold all but one. I was going to take them to a shop up in Wisconsin Rapids but being people wanted them it was a sure sale.
I'm making more so we'll so how that goes.

I can make more of this 
tall Christmas tree as well as the Feather tree below

The next two items have sold - and I don't have any more graters or tins to put them on 
but I can make the Santa and mount him differently

It rained here for a couple days off and on and made outside clean up and decorating
next to impossible but we finally did get some nice weather
Monday and yesterday so we got to finish up.
Sunday in the rain we finished buying our pumpkins - what a yukky day it was
but it didn't stop people from getting out and buying.

I'll post pictures of the inside and outside and call it a day!

Outside and porches

Screen Room 

Dining Room


Family Room


Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit
Have a wonderful rest of your week