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)

Monday, April 6, 2015

New Love ----

Last weekend was pretty busy.
So busy in fact, that our "traditional" Easter will be celebrated next weekend.
Here's  why.....

His name is Ryder and was born on Good Friday morning to my youngest son and his wife!
Look at that hair!!
He also shares his birthday with his 93 year old great grampa AND
28 year old uncle (my oldest son)!
What are the odds, eh!

This makes grandbaby #5!
We are thrilled to pieces and looking forward to spoiling another ;o)

Blessings my friends!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Barefoot Early Works....

Happy Spring and April Fools tomorrow! 
I'm not big into the pranks, but I do have 2 new punch needle pieces in my Early Works shoppe!

First, there's a vintage berry basket with a punch needle strawberry design AND 3 big fat juicy punch needle strawberries... 

And next, a rooster design !

They will go live the evening of March 31!

Thanks for lookin' 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring! Oh yeah!

Breath in....

 Ahhhhhh     yup... it's here!!!

Have a blessed day!

Friday, February 27, 2015

March Early Works

I've been havin' me some punch needle fun lately!
I've got two new, one-of-a-kind designs for my Early Works shoppe, which will go live the evening of  Feb. 28.
Here's a sneaky peek...

First, I've adapted my Sadie 'n Jinx pattern into a punch needle design on a vintage pie tin...

And second, a little sunflower design punched on a vintage
typewriter ribbon tin!

Hope you can stop by Saturday evening and check them out!

Blessings my friends!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Early Works tonight !

Tonight I'll have a few new goodies in my

3 Punch Needle pieces....

And an 1800's piece of crazy quilt in heart mold

They go live about 7pm tonight, CST.
Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Gripper -----

Since I decided to get back into punch needle....
I went full out and purchased a gripper frame.
Long over due!
This will be so much easier than the hoops!
I whipped up some quick covers from wool pieces that I had around here, and put them over those sharpies!
I plan on doing a little stitching on them and trimming soon to make them look better.

This is a 10x10 Round About, so it'll give me all kinds of ways to manipulate.
Hoping this works out... I'm excited to use it!