Thursday, December 31, 2015

Early Works 'n the New Year

Well we ended 2015 with burying my father in law yesterday.
He was a Godly man and a wonderful example to us all.
93 years -- not half bad dad!

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I've also got some new prims in my Early Works shoppe.
 Stop on by to see these and other goodies!

Blessings my friends

Friday, December 25, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Just a little update....

My father in law went to be with the Lord at 1:10a.m. Christmas Eve.

He is now dancing in Heaven with the Lord and his wife.
It's sad for us, but he is dancing and praising and not hurting any more. 

Have a wonderful Christmas my friends and thanks so much for the prayers.



Sunday, December 20, 2015

Closer to Christmas......

Christmas is inching closer ... or flying... depending on what's going on in your life. :o)

The last few days we have been in a flurry of hurry up and wait activity as my 93 year old father in law heads closer to being with his departed wife in Heaven. On Jan.5 it will be 5 years since she went to dance with Jesus.  Dad is so ready to be reunited with her!
It's just so hard on us that are left behind.
 Hospice has been called in now. He seems ok one minute and failing the next.

 He has also been having bouts with something I've never heard of before, but my nurse daughter told us about. It's called Sundowner Syndrome. Really threw us for a loop from this gentle God loving man. But they are finally able to combat it a bit with medication.

Please keep our family in your prayers my friends. 
We so appreciate it.  

I want to wish you and yours a most wonderful Christmas!

~ Blessings ~ 


Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas Early Works goodes

Christmas goodies in my Early Works Shoppe going live tonight!
Punch Needle Candy Canes
Several sets available
 Stop on by to see these and other goodies!

Blessings my friends

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friends!

Friday, October 30, 2015

*** Halloween and Early Works ***

First off, have a fun and safe Halloween my friends!

Also, Halloween night, my new Early Works goodies will be listed.
I'm getting into the Christmas theme already!
I'd be honored if you'd stop by!


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall Early Works

I'm lovin' the cooler fall temps!
 It's time to start tearing down my garden, such as it was this year.
Kind of a weird gardening year - maybe too much rain?
Next year will be even better!

I've got a little something for my Early Works Shoppe going live tonight. Here's a new little prim punch needle goodie

Ghost Cone:

 Stop on by to see all the goodies!

Blessings my friends

Friday, September 4, 2015

Fall Swap

I entered the Fall Swap of Amy....

and my lovely partner was Danice of


Holy Moly she spoiled me!

An adorable mini quilt - kitty - coffee mug - cross stitch pilgrims - roosters - pin keep - carrot hand towel and so much more! I love love everything! Thanks so much my friend!


Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Monday, August 31, 2015

September Early Works Offerings

I have a new punch needle punkin' design in my Early Works Shoppe:

I'd be honored if you stop by!

Blessings my friends

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Another family addition....

Good news!
Gonna be a gramma for the 6th time next April!
My daughter in law took this pic to help advertise! LOL
How she gets those critters to pose is beyond me ;o)

Ok, here's the possible Guiness Book data...

My 93 year old father in law .. born April 3
My oldest son... born April 3
My youngest son's first son ... born this April 3
My oldest son's first born (the one I'm announcing) is due April 3

What are the odds!

April gets busier and busier!

Blessings my friends 


Friday, July 31, 2015

August Early Works goodes

It's time for new Early Works goodies!
Here's some prims going live this evening.

Punch Needle Candy Corn

Punch Needle Punkin' Pocket

Set of 2 cross stitch punkin' jinglers


Have a great summer weekend my friends!

Friday, July 3, 2015

*~* Happy 4th of July *~*


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)

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!