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Friday, February 26, 2010

Let's Just Say...

... I've been doin' a whole lotta startin'... but not a heck of a lotta finishin'! LOL! So, during the next two days, I will be stitching, stuffing and binding a few many things! :-) Monday looks to be a good day to share some pics with you... here's what on my bench now...

Have a superb weekend! Hope that everyone gets in some relaxing creative time... and may there be abundant sunshine warming your shoulders!

Smiles!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bingo!!!

Our online group An American Primitive Gathering, had a Bingo game last week... a real, laughter filled, down to the nitty-gritty, pie throwing, enthusiastic Bingo Game! LOL! So much enthusiasm, that 5 people called Bingo all at the same time! :-) I was one of those five winners... and today I received a prize! I'm so excited at the beauty of it, that I have to share some pictures with you!
 

The artist behind these gifts is Chris Moore of Mystical Primitives. Chris is one of the most talented and generous people I know. She sent me a gorgeous antique stained basket that has teal accents, some drab green woolens, a shopping list pad, a lavender sachet and a beautiful needle punched pillow! Notice the difference in the pillow between the two photos? That's because Chris finished the back of the pillow with a complimentary wool applique! GORGEOUS!!! I love it all! Thanks so much!

Chris doesn't have a blog or website... but she does sell her creations on eBay! Search for USAPRIM on eBay... you're in for a real treat! 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

If I Dream It...

... It WILL happen! LOL!
Going to keep positive thoughts around me today that Spring really will get here... eventually... until then, I'll be hooking and stitching... hope to have some project update pics in the next day or two... :-)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Round Two

I went out at about 10:00 this morning and cleared our driveway and walks... It's about 4:30 now... weather forecast is for it to continue to snow at this rate until 9:00 tonight... we haven't seen this much snow since 1996...

This is what I see when standing on my back patio...

This is to the right of my front steps...

And to the left of my front steps...

I'm going to hibernate like big bear now... not going to open my eyes until the Easter Bunny knocks on my door... LOL!

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Here's a view of my backyard after round one of a two-punch nor'easter...

Here's out the front door...

The plow just made it's first pass (of many today, I'm sure)... See those power lines drooping from the weight of the heavy snow? That's one of my main concerns as the wind is supposed to pick up to 30-45 miles an hour... the snow will increase in intensity... visibility will be greatly reduced as blizzard conditions will bring us another foot or more of snow by midnight tonight... and, to top it off... my husband had to go to work today.

Stay safe folks! Hopefully this is the last blast of winter...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I've got my wool...

... to keep me warm! LOL! We woke up to about 3 inches of snow this morning... bigger northeaster with higher accumulations expected this Saturday! I am so ready for Spring right now....

Since the groundhog isn't in the mood this year to bring us an early Spring... I'm just going to have to continue with indoor funsies to make wintertime move along a little quicker...

A couple of week's ago, I received a mailer from Heavens To Betsy's Wool. Betsy takes the time to fluff and cut samples of wool, and mails them out so you can see up close how the wools will look and feel when readied for hooking or applique. This particular mailer was full of gorgeous samples!!! All of them were "hafta have that's"! So, I placed an order that same day! I have since received my order, did the warm wash, cool rinse and fluff in a warm dryer with a towel... and ALL the woolens felted up so soft and beautiful! Can't wait to start hooking them into my next rug. A smaller rug than the last one... but it should be started today!

Also started a couple of weeks ago... and stitched on a little each day is this wonderful sampler from Betty Dekat of Primitive Betty's! The title of the pattern is "Olde Pewter Letters". Since I am trying to work with supplies that I already have in my stash, I substituted the colors of thread and linen... so mine is looking a little more chocolaty rather than pewter! LOL! But, I can say that I am enjoying stitching this so much, that I definitely will stitch this again in the pewter colors to fit in a frame. This here chocolate one (when finished) will be a pillow. Going to try something I haven't tried before, and stitch some complimentary fabrics around the stitchery.... just to see what it looks like. I should be finishing the stitching today.... might be a couple of days before it looks like the pillow I have imagined it to be though! LOL! I'll post pictures when completed.

The other thing I aim to do today is clean off all the Holiday dust from the furniture.... and start placing about the house some Spring items!!! I've a big bin filled with artificial tulips, forsythia and hyacinths, Easter eggs, Easter baskets, redware bunnies and prim pastel wooden blocks... just HAVE to get some cheery colors into the inside decor! 

Good thing I have a good stash of M&Medication to help me get through the day!!!!! LOL!
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