Tuesday, August 30, 2016

New Early Works goodes!

 I have some fall goodies that will go live in my Early Works Shoppe the evening of August 31.
 Here's a sneak peek...

Witchy Boots, with Cat or Mouse

Candy Corn Swag

Prim Punkin Lite

And a non fall item, olde baby shoe pin cushion

If you are interested in any of these items and can't wait for them to go live, feel free to email me

Fall Blessings my friends !

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Prayer Warriors

Well I'm needing some prayer warriors.  I have a good friend, "G".  She just found out she has stage 4 lung cancer and it has metastasized to her brain. She is supposed to start treatment this week. She's 69, and understandably, scared to pieces. Doc said if she did nothing she'd have maybe 2 months. This is breaking my heart. Whether you comment or not is fine, but I'd sure love some prayers sent her way. 
We serve an awesome God! 

Thank you my friends


Sunday, July 31, 2016

End of July ~ Early Works

I can't believe it's the end of July already!!! 
Even in the heat of summer, I'm thinking fall already, so I've got a new punkin' creation offering in my Early Works shop tonight.  And one more summery one.  
With my finger still broke it only seemed appropriate to just do more of  an extreme prim! ;o)

This is Eleanor and Bitty Owl

And, a summertime box filled with vintage seed packet labels and a cross stitch lavender design on box top

These goodies go live tonight around 5pm CST

Click below to go to:


Have a blessed day my friends!


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Im A Mess.... and Early Works

and a klutz....

I've been having shoulder pain lately and it's looking like rotator cuff. Bleck. Should hear confirmation in a day or two.  Now, I've been dealing with this for almost a month, yeah, docs don't move too fast... and I haven't been either.  

 Which is why I was so surprised when on Father's Day I managed to slam my right index finger in my truck door. The angle was such, and because of limited movement/strength and pain in left arm, I was unable to open the door and free myself. I'm like....are you kidding me!  
Okay I probably thought that later, right then it was blinding pain and I don't care how old you are...I wanted my mama! LOL

I managed to get one half-hearted yell out before I doubled over from pain. I don't recall experiencing debilitating pain like that... or at least maybe it's been so long I've forgotten. One of my son's made it over to me and released me. Well that finger immediately wasn't pretty, swelling, black, split, etc. 

Anyway, I figured it was just mashed and didn't go to a doctor.  I mean really, if I ran to a doc every time I hurt myself I'd be paying rent there. ;0)    So I finally get an appointment with an Ortho doc about shoulder last Friday. The male nurse sees my wrapped finger and says, "What did you do there?"

I tell him.  He says, "Please let me look at it."  He does, and goes, "Your getting an xray right now!"

Short story....

Snapped that little puppy right off!  He says, "You're gonna feel that when the weather changes!"  Gee thanks.  But really he was very good and lightened me up. And, I learned something new, when you have a break like this, compound fracture, the risk for infection is higher so I had to get on some antibiotics pronto...plus splint to keep it immobile.  

So that's my explanation why I am offering some different goodies tonight in my Early Works shop.  (And if I mis spelled anything, I'm hunting 'n pecking on keyboard).  This too shall pass. 

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

~~Blessings my friends ~~

Update: just heard from doc... shoulder has a Labral tear which means no surgery at this point, however, 8 weeks of PT in my very near future. Thank you Lord!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Safe weed killer

I came across this simple recipe recently. It works amazing and no poisons that could hurt kiddos or critters.
I've used this here and there for a couple weeks now and wanted to share. Great for grass and weeds coming up  through gravel, pathways, etc.

Here's the ingredients...

For every 1/2 gallon of apple cider vinegar,
 add 1/4 cup salt and 1 teaspoon Dawn. 

I put mine in a 1 gallon Hudson sprayer.

In 24 hours or less you go from this

To this

Easy peasy!

Blessings my friends

Monday, June 13, 2016

Westerning Women Quilt Blocks

I've started on a little journey this year with Barbara Brackman's WesterningWomen monthly quilt blocks!

I've taken quickie pics after finishing #5 just now...
Here are the quilt blocks I've done so far:

#1 Independence Square

#2 Indian Territory

#3 Sweet Gum Leaf

#4 Lone Elm

#5 The Platte River


I'm really enjoying doing these and excited to see how it might turn out as a big 'ol finished quilt someday.  In the meantime, I'm learning and tweaking and loving the stories and back grounds she provides. Thanks Barbara!



Friday, June 3, 2016

My morning devotion


  Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

2 Thessalonians 3:16


That hits home whatever you are going through! 

Have a blessed day my friends


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Early Works

Tonight I have some goodies that will go live in my Early Works Shoppe.
Hope you can spare a moment to stop by and check them out

Blessings my friends 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day


 Have a blessed day