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!