Sunday, December 30, 2018

Happy New Years ~ Early Works

As with all years, 2018 has had its share of ups and downs but the many blessings have far outnumbered the downs!
Here's to a wonderful New Year to you and yours!

**~** ~ ** ~ ** ~ **

I've got new prims in my 
Early Works Shoppe the evening of Dec. 31.
Hope you can stop by!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

**~** Merry Christmas **~**

Have a blessed Christmas 
and I'll see ya 
January 1 with prims on Early Works


Friday, November 30, 2018

Barefoot Christmas - Early Works

Evening friends! I've got new prims in my 
Early Works Shoppe tonight!
Hope you can stop by!


Have a blessed Christmas!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

November Early Works

Join us at Early Work Mercantile for some
 Christmas creations!

Here's a sneaky peek at some offerings:

Reindeer Family

Snowman Candle Mat and Wrap

Little Box with Wool Salt Box House Design


In the meantime, have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

October Early Works - Fall Creations

It's time for more Fall/Halloween goodies for Early Works!
Creations will go live the evening of Sept. 30.
I have several pieces available.
Hope you can stop by!

Have a blessed weekend
and enjoy the Fall weather!


Friday, August 31, 2018

September Early works

The evening of August 31, new Fall ~ Halloween
  prims will be in my Early Works Shoppe.

Have a blessed weekend!


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Making Salsa

I used to grow acres of gardens, but as I've gotten older....and all those mouths to feed are off feeding their own families.... I've really cut back.  The other day, however, one of my son's asked if I was going to make my salsa this year. (It's been a couple years).  I told him I'd thought about it, but the weather has been bad for gardening and I hadn't found any lately.  (After so many years of big gardens, it feels alien to actually buy produce) haha --  He says, "well, I've been chosen family spokesperson, and if we all don't get salsa we will not be happy."  ;o)

So after searching far and wide, we finally found a bunch of tomatoes close to us. Jeez.  We got 60 lbs. and made new friends.  To put in perspective, 53 lbs is a bushel.  

Yesterday was the first time my husband helped me with my canning. I had him on the hot water dunk to loosen the skins and we worked together well. 

We put up 24 pints and 2 quarts. The quarts were the extra when I was tired of the hot water bath, and will be eaten now. Of course, the son that delivered the message, stopped by today and.... first come first served.... was sent home with some salsa. 

At 8:30 pm last night, when the last batch was done, my husband actually asked me if I wanted to get more and put up more salsa.  I'm like... gimme a few days to rest up buddy!
He never knew how much work it was to do this. 

*~* Happy Summer Friends *~* 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

August Early Works

Hope your summer is going great!
My grand kids are already lamenting about how many days until school starts.  For their parents, however, it's the most wonderful time of the year. haha 😉 

I have some prims in my Early Works shoppe that will go live this evening.  Hope you can stop by!

Here's one:


Monday, July 23, 2018

New Old Rustic Coat Rack

I love how this coat rack turned out. My husband finally got 'round to it and took him such a short time he was sorry he put me off for so long. I helped a little, but just so.
It's okay - life happens.

The board came from an old deck and he then burned it here and there. 
The porcelain knobs are from my years of haunting antique stores. 
Love it!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

July Early Works!

Image result for happy summer images

Hope your summer is starting off great!
Around here the heat has been blistering early on.

Well, I have a few new prims in my Early Works shoppe that will go live this evening.  Hope you can stop by!


Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Barefoot in June

Memorial Day has come and gone (already!) and the heat of summer is starting to blast us between bouts of rain (and the muggies) ! My gardens are showing some tremendous growth...hmmm, and that lawn mower is sure getting a work out too!

 I've got some goodies in my Early Works shoppe the evening of May 31. There's also some new patterns available on my Website, Patternmart and Ebay.  Hope you can take a moment to stop by!

 I've been enjoying creating wool penny rug door hangers lately!  Here's a peek at my new Butterfly and Cone Flower piece being offered on Early Works.

Click below or on the right logo for:

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





Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day

Monday, May 21, 2018


By accident, I stumbled across a website: pindiy

They have my copy righted patterns, as well as tons of other artists. It says you can contact them, tells ya how, and there's no way to do it unless you sign up and give them your info.

This is a MALICIOUS site. From what I've gleaned so far, people can anonymously put anyone's patterns up and sell them or offer for free. With mine, they've uploaded a photo of the front of my pattern pages. So they aren't denying they are my patterns, but it also appears like I am the one offering them. 
 ** I AM NOT. **
So far I've found 17 of my patterns on here!
 They DO NOT have my permission.

Sadly, because of the pic on there, these are being offered on this site by a past customer of mine. 😞

I've also learned this site will steal your personal info as well as your financial info and when you download the PDF patterns, and they put a virus in them somehow. 

So please, DO NOT download anything from this site.

I'm still trying to figure out how to contact them to take my patterns off, but not sure how, and there's no way I'm signing up for this site.

So be forewarned. And know that I am not putting my patterns on there.

Thanks so much and if anyone has any suggestions... feel free to leave a post or contact me.

Have a blessed day

Monday, April 30, 2018

Early Works and SPRING!

Spring is FINALLY here!
 I think we had an extra 3 winters in April, but that is gone now and the Spring flowers are blooming!

I've got some new wool pieces in my Early Works shoppe going live the evening of April 30!

Hope you can take a moment to stop by!


Also, after many years of using the mailing list Bravenet, I'm dropping it for sending monthly newsletters via email.
 I'm not sure what happened with Bravenet.... the newsletters were bouncing back. I contacted them and I'm just not geek enough to understand it I guess. ;o)

So, If you've signed up with Bravenet in the past, (thank you, by the way), you'll continue to get a monthly letter or you can sign up to Follow By Email on this blog or my website.  

Thank You!

 Have a blessed May!

Friday, March 30, 2018

April Early Works

I do believe Spring is actually here!
My Spring flowers are poking through the ground and blooming.  Here's to no late freeze! 😀

I've got a few wool items going live in my Early Works shoppe the evening of March 31.
Hope you can stop by and check them out.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

**~** Early Works **~**

March is here and Spring is around the corner!

Spring Break will be here soon and it seems that sadly, the traditions of my kids time in school, are being passed on to my grand kids. 😕 It can be beautiful weather the week before and after Spring Break, but on that long anticipated week, winter/storms/rain/cold .... always seem to return with a vengeance. Is it only around here that happens?

Well I've been having more fun with wool and I have some new designs ready to go live the evening of Feb. 28!
Hope you can stop by and check them out.

Here's a taste:


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

~*~ February and Early Works ~*~

 January has sped by and February is around the corner! We've been fortunate to not have tons of snow, however, the cold has been incredible and hanging on!
I only hope this cold will kill off those pesky bugs before I plant my garden! 😏

I've been working with wools and loving it!
I  have a few prim smalls for my February Early Works offerings.

Here's a peek at some:

They go live the evening of January 31!