Friday, July 3, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

4th of July and Eary Works

How did another month fly by so fast!!
We're on the heels of one of my favorite holidays...
4th of July!

With everything going on around here... I found time to work on a new punch needle design. Took me the whole month of June! LOL
My goodies go live tonight in my Early Works shoppe.
I'd be honored if you'd stop by and take a peek.


Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend!!


Saturday, June 27, 2015

New Pattern Firecrackers

Finally! A new pattern!
Punch Needle Firecrackers!
You can purchase on my website or as an instant download on Patternmart!

Saturday, June 20, 2015


I have wanted to quilt for years... I've read books and such... but until a friend of mine recently invited me to her church once a week to join their quilting group... I didn't whole-heartedly purse it. 
It's a bit different when you've got 'professionals' who know some tricks 'n tips 'n shortcuts. 
They... now WE... make and donate baby quilts for a couple organizations around here.
Here's my first official quilt!  They have a big 'ol honkin' quilting machine and I had to quilt it myself. The "pattern" is just free hand. My friend says that's usually pretty good to start with. I was pretty nervous, but I sure enjoyed it. 

I guess I had BLUE in mind since my recent grandbaby is a little boy. Two month old now, by the way. ;o)
This is called a 9 patch.

It might be hard to tell but the flannel backing is white with teensy blue stars

 Have a blessed day my friends
Summer is firing up around here! 
Triple digit heat index today!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Critters Everywhere!

Okay, I'm really not too squeamish about bugs.
(snakes might be a whole different matter though, shudder)
I mean, I used to pick ticks off my kids when they were little....
take care of squash bugs single handedly in my garden.... 
kill spiders... no problem... 
But since the hatching of the zillions of cicadas or locuts, whatever you wanna call 'em... Oh My Gosh! The noise is deafening. They land on you. And then make that awful screech when ya send 'em flying. They're everywhere!
I know they don't bite or sting. I get that. 
But it's like being in a sci-fi movie when you're outside.

I know, I know... this too shall pass.
Please let it be soon!

As for the garden,
Here's my baby grapes

The peas are now done and gone and 
punkin's planted where they were

Love my cutie 'ol wagon I came across!

Here's some green beans, they're so yummy.
Broccoli and eggplant further down.
Yellow squash and zucchini to the right

Mini Eggplant


Have a great day my friends!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May winding down....

Well with all the craziness in construction going on around here ..... I needed a small escape and whipped up a few smalls for my Early Works after all! They go live the evening of May 31. 
 Here's a couple and I might get time for one more little thang ;o)


I can't get my poor little brain wrapped around the fact it's almost June already!
The rains have been crazy and almost never ending. We've gotten about 11" in May so far and more today. I know there are those that are getting so much worse and I pray for all those caught up in the flooding.
Have a blessed day my friends!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Memorial Day and changes....

Well first off....

Hope you all have a safe and fun weekend!

There's been a lot of changes around here since I last wrote....
My 93 year old father in law had to be admitted to the hospital for almost a week.
Turns out, among other things, he has leukemia... but docs say it's a good kind (if there is such a thing), that it can be treated with a couple of pills a day.

So he's out now and staying at my brother in law's until we can finish up a bathroom for him at our house. His bedroom is all done and ready. Yep, there's some changes a comin'. But he's not bed ridden, he's in pretty good spirits and is ready now to come here. He has wanted to stay in his own home as long as he could.... well, we might be nearing the end of that... and I think he has his mind wrapped around it in a good way.

He might surprise us and go back home for a bit, but I can't see it being long. And he's lonely. My mother in law passed 4 years ago January.  We go to his house and visit, help him keep his home up, mow etc...and he comes here every Sunday for dinner after church.

That alone has been such an awesome experience for all of kids... their kids... FAMILY! We're a pretty tight family to begin with and this is our normal. I love all the memories, laughter etc., that have been created!

So I won't turn down any prayers for whatever the good Lord has in store for all of us.

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength
Philippians 4:13

Blessings my friends!

P.S. I haven't had time to get anything created for my Early Works shoppe for June 1, but I still have a few little goodies on there... I've just lowered the prices for a little Memorial Day sale for ya! 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Gardens 'n Early Works

I've been busy busy working in my garden and lovin' it! 
So far I've planted peas, green beans, lettuce, spinach, carrot, zucchini, yellow squash, taters and eggplant..
 they're all coming up just fine.
Yesterday i got some of those mammoth sunflower seeds planted, along with cukes and okra. Last year my sunflowers were monsters! Most were about 18' high! Incredible living fence!
Before long that ground will accept my waiting tomato and green pepper plants that I've been babying. ;-)

In the meantime, I've got some punch needle pieces and cards ready in my Early Works shoppe. They will go live tonight.
I hope you will have a moment to stop by!

Blessings my friends!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sweet Love !

Here's one of my favorite pics of my new grandson.
 He'll be 2 weeks old tomorrow.
He must be thinking of his gramma ;o)

Blessings my friends!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

More Spring Poppin' Up!

Lovin' It!!

They're calling for some Spring storms so I just had to snap a few pics ... just in case ;o)