Sunday, December 30, 2012

Early Works

Wow another year gone and here we go again!
Below are a couple of goodies I've got ready in my 
Early Works Shoppe! 
My first for 2013!
They will go live New Years Eve!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!


Have a blessed Christmas my friends!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Sale continues!

Christmas Sale!
50% off all finished goods 'n prims
on my website!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

give away

Sweet give away at: To Stitch or Not to Stitch

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Sale!

Christmas Sale!
50% off all finished goods 'n prims
on my website!

Friday, December 7, 2012

December 7th

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I am also continuing my website sale!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas SALE!

I hear Santa is coming real soon so.... I'm having an end of the year blowout sale on my website!
50%off all finished goods! Yeah!
Get some goodies or gifts now while they last!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Early Works

Listed new goodies in my Early Works Shoppe!
Hop on over and take a peek!

Merry Christmas!


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pray for Dixie


My son-in-laws gramma, Dixie, is having major heart surgery this morning. If you can please take a moment to pray for Dixie and all those working on and caring for her, it would be much appreciated. Her doctor even told her that he would be praying with and for her, before..during..and after all this. That's an awesome blessing in itself!  Dixie is 75 years young and such a godly woman... she is more concerned about everyone else than herself.

** Thank you my friends

Friday, November 23, 2012

EZ Craft Show Thanksgiving Special

Free shipping now thru Nov. 30 + free goodie in your pkg + a free pattern (e pattern or printed) of your choice
 from my website!

Click the logo to the top right to go to my booth!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


It's hard to believe another year is winding down and Thanksgiving is just a couple days away!
Everyone have a wonderful holiday with family and friends!


ALSO... the EZ CRAFT SHOW is extended through the whole month of November!  I hope you can get time to hop by my booth....  the link is to the right at the top, just click on the logo.

Monday, November 12, 2012

EZ Craft Show

I've added more goodies to my booth!
Affordable prims 'n gifts!

Click the link under the logo.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day

Thank you veterans.. past, present and future!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fall Back

Set those clocks back 1 hour before you hit the sack tonight!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Early Works and Halloween!

The night of Oct. 31st is not only for the ghoulies and ghosties!
I will also have four new creations in my Early Works shoppe!
Here's a sneaky peak!

I've done two new designs in muslin hornbooks, a cross stitch drum and snowman!

Have a wonderful and safe Halloween my friends!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy Sunday ya'll

Looks like we're supposed to have a few days of warm weather before the bottom drops out for the weekend. Down in the 30's in the evenings... brrrrr.

Today at church, our pastor said something about the Bible that I wanted to share...

"It's the only book you can read and talk to the author at the same time!"

I love that! 

Think about it  ;o)

Blessings my friends!

Monday, October 15, 2012

*** PATTERN * * SALE ***

I'm having an Epattern sale on my website that ends Oct.21!
  Hurry on over and stock up now!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Early Works

Well I've been pretty busy spoiling my new grandson and keeping the green eyed jealousy at bay of my 3 yr old grandson  too. Oh he really hasn't been too bad....he's just not sure who this little guy is and is he staying? LOL   Me and him have been having some extra gramma and grandson dates! We've both been loving these. Yeah!

 Sunday night I'll have some new whimsical creations in my Early Works shoppe for October! They'll go live about 8pm or so. Hope you stop by and check them out! Here's a little sneaky peeks for ya...  

Happy Jack Shaker

Jordan the Magician

 Until next time... enjoy the fall weather!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's A BOY!!

We welcomed little Noah into the world this dreary rainy Thursday morn. 
Welcome little grandson... we have anticipated your arrival for what seems like forever at times. 
You are so beautiful and I've only held you once so far.
The world is yours and we're here to help you through it.
 You are loved!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Pumpkin Man

I have a new punkin' dude on Etsy! 
This is Hollis and he'd love it if you stopped by for a visit!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Grandbaby and New Early Works Goodies!

I can't believe it's the end of August already!
 Which also means just a couple more weeks until my next grandbaby arrives! 
Whaddya think... boy or girl? 
They haven't will all be revealed very soon!! 
This is one of those 3D sonograms...just taken yesterday!
Look at that kissable little face!

Tonight I'll be listing some new Early Works goodies!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cool Give Away

Hop on over to Merrywindfarm for a chance at an awesome give away

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


We'll it might typically be a tad early for picking apples, but with the drought we've had... seems like things are acting a bit differently. You either lose a crop all together or it flourishes like crazy! I've heard when you have a late hard frost (speaking of apple trees now).... and it kills the blooms...that you don't get anything that year but the next is usually a bumper crop.  
Such was the case last year and this.

Our trees are wonderfully loaded this year, so much so, that I feared the branches would snap, crackle, pop. Even the picture doesn't do justice to how many there are!

I picked and loaded up boxes and baskets galore until I could do no more. Holding one of those long handled baskets for picking can really throw one's neck and back a fit!

Last weekend I finally got the time to start cooking up applesauce! It took me all day.... did it really take this long when I was younger!!!  ... but I'm only about halfway through what I picked and the trees still have more fruit ripening at the tippy top. 
Gonna be a real challenge for those raccoons and deer!

Sidebar...a couple days before I picked, I walked out to see if they were ready and saw a small raccoon up on a branch... being vewy vewy still and trying to blend in!  It was pretty funny, and I left him to his feast.

Fortunately I have one of those little hand crank machines that cores, peels and slices...otherwise I'd have never made it through the day! 

For me, even though the work is hard... it's so satisfying knowing I grew them and there are no pesticides or names I can't pronounce on my jars!

I used to make applesauce where it turned out all nice 'n purty 'n smooth...but my family called it baby food and wanted chunky. So that's how I've made mine for years. The plus is, you can open up a jar of these babies, add a little cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.,, walla..
 apple pie baby!

Enjoy your day my friends!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New Pattern!

cross stitch pattern

New cross stitch pattern - now on my website and Patternmart.
To the right you can click to go to either place.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Is it on mama???

I have to share what my 3 year old grand son said recently....
 My daughter is due in less than a month with my 2nd grandbaby...
Nope, they don't know what it is yet and
 they have decided to keep it that way.

 It's been hard on her with this heat but we thank the Good Lord
for working air conditioning!

 So... she tells her son, "You wanna feel the baby move?"
 His little face just lights up with awe when he feels it.

 A little later he comes up to her, puts his hand on her ever growing belly and says....
 "Mama, is it on? Turn it on mama!" 


 Have a blessed day my friends!

Oh and by the way, I'll be having a new cross stitch pattern out very soon!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Happy Sunday

Have a blessed week my friends!

Monday, July 30, 2012

New Early Works creations

Here's a sneaky peek at the three new prims that I'll be listing on the evening of July 31st in my Early Works Shoppe. I'd be honored if you'd stop by for a visit!

Keep cool in this heat my prim friends!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

New Pattern Release!

This is Rebecca ~ A Bag available on my website and Patternmart!

Friday, July 13, 2012


I'm having an Epattern sale on my website that ends July 16!
  Hurry on over and stock up now!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July 4th!!!

Another year is whizzing by and tomorrow is the 4th of July already!

It's kinda hard to have big 'ol plans with it falling in the middle of the week... but enjoy your family and friends in celebrating our forefathers sacrifices to keep us free! God Bless America!
Blessings my friends ~

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Me updates

Howdy friends! Well a few updates and not about crafting...  had me some surgery last Friday.
A torn meniscus in my knee and the arthritis scraped out (shudder)
I'm still hobbling but have graduated from crutches to a little 'ol lady walker...soon to a cane 
and I'll be dancing at my son's wedding in October!
Knee is still swelled... would have figured it would be down with icing it so much.
Oh well, this too shall pass.
So I highly doubt there will be anything new in my Early Works shoppe for July...
 Actually, creating has been the last thing on my mind...
 but I'll leave my Americana goodies in there if you're interested.

Before my surgery, I did put a few new Americana goodies in my Etsy shoppe and Website.

It's still so buggery hot outside!
This weather has been nuts.
So I hope ya'll are keeping cool.

Blessings my friends!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Jesus Loves Me

Wooo eeeee  is it HOT out side! 
 You'd think it was the dog days of August instead of June!

My daughter sent me this and I wanted to share.... wow.... it smacked me right between the eyes!
Have a blessed day my friends and keep cool!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Fathers Day!

Hope all you daddy's out there have an awesome Father's Day!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Early Works Update

New treasures in my Early Works Shoppe!
Click the witches to the right to go there!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day

Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend! 

you may click on the images above to enlarge, right click and save to your computer... there's more free graphics when you click above "Free to my Prim Friends"

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Memorial Pattern SALE!

I'm having a Website PATTERN SALE starting Now and ending Thursday midnight.
Purchase any two EMAIL patterns and receive one FREE!
(free is same or lesser value than the purchased patterns)

When you checkout, simply add the name of the Free pattern you want in the Comments Box.
I will email your free pattern along with your paid patterns.

Happy Memorial Day and have fun!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

'Nuff said
Happy Wednesday!

(awww just noticed the little moth near our sign!) 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mama's Day!

Another beautiful May day! Thought I'd take a little break from gardening so I can add a Happy Mama's Day to ya'll!  Whether you're the giver or receiver... there seems to be "at least" one special Mother's Day that stands out in your mind.

Yep, I've had years of the most beautiful hand made crayon art work,  macaroni pictures and hand made cards from my kiddos when they were little...just to name a few.... but if someone asked me which Mother's Day popped in my mind first.  Here 'tis...

My daughter... she had to be 16 or 17 or so, I just remember she was of driving age... had snuck out of the house the night before.  Now it's not what you may think, so hold on! ;o)   We probably had the attic fan on, so I never heard her leave the house all mousey quiet. (ok in hind sight, that's not a comforting feeling!)

I'm always the first one up and it was such a beautiful Sunday morning, I was planning on taking my coffee out on the deck like I usually did.  By the coffee pot was a note from my daughter that she was sending me on a scavenger hunt! So I followed each carefully hand written note from one destination to the next, little pictures were drawn in the margins as well. She sent me through my gardens, to my favorite bench I'd like to sit on, etc.... a nice little stroll.

I had an old mailbox in one of my gardens and I noticed the flag was up. This was my destination! I carefully pulled the door down and inside sat a little box. Anticipation had been building on my journey and I couldn't wait to see what was inside.  My daughter had bought me the most beautiful cross necklace with little diamonds on was breath taking! 

Of course, one of my first little thoughts was... she spent way too much on me!  Then I removed it from the box and noticed a little piece of paper sticking out from underneath... the final note... telling me in words and thoughts that were so "adult"... of how much I meant to her, etc etc.  Oh gosh how I love that girl.

When our house was broken into and burglarized 3 years ago... this was the only piece of jewelry they didn't find... it was hiding in plain sight and I thank the Good Lord the thief's never saw this one. It would have hurt worse than everything else combined that they took from us!

Anyway.... I'd love to hear if you have a special Mother's Day memory... share with us if you have the time!

Blessings my friends and have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 11, 2012

New Grandbaby on the way!

I am always amazed when I see these pictures! I got the privilege of going with my daughter when she got another sonogram yesterday! And here's a little sneaky peeky at our newest little one. They don't want to know if it's a girl or boy this time... they want the surprise. Their son will be 3 in July and this one will make his/her appearance in September!  This is a profile pic and you can make our the little nose and hands... my daughter says... "It looks like it's got a big nose!" hawhaw 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

How does your garden grow!

Less than a month ago I posted some garden pics... well everything is coming up wonderful and thought I'd update them! Of course I'm still adding... I love love love flowers and plants!  Enjoy!

I love using what I have around here to recycle the old into a new life!

Lettuce and spinach - and it's been yummy!

Did this one yesterday... old weathered basket... just add the pretty!

 My husband built two simple boxes last year, added big 'ol pots and flowers!

Look what surprised me behind the air conditioner!

And look who stopped by for a visit during my flower photo shoot!
Why is it I can have 10 feeders out there and these guys will fuss over the same one!