Wednesday, April 27, 2016

~*~Spring Time Creations~*~

Welcome to my blog on this cool rainy day! I've been so busy lately trying to restock my etsy shop. These sweet Primitive Wool Applique Hearts fly out of the shop as soon as I list them!

Love making them. I can stitch away while watching a video. 





Still time to ship for Mother's Day!
Have to share this most precious photo I took on Monday while I was out walking along the Mississippi River.


Sweet Canada Goslings!!

Have a wonderful last week of April! Wow almost May!

Peace and Love to all!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Everything is coming up in Color!

Finally things are greening up around here! And blooming! So I walked around my yard and found some color for you!

Viburnum smells so sweet!

Rhododendron is spectacular!

 Apple Trees are blooming. My next door neighbors

Silver Maple Tree is loaded with twirler seed pods  

Caught this Robin taking a bath

And here are a few goodies that are newly listed in my Etsy Shop which you can see here>>>>Rock River Stitches





P.S. Estate Sales are starting up and thought I would share with you this very cool website where you type in your location and it brings up Estate sales in your vicinity!

Click here >>> Estate Sales NET

I know I'm ready to start finding some treasures!


Friday, April 8, 2016

For the Bird Lovers!

This post seems to be all about birds today! A few new items now available in my Etsy!


Having a great time making these boxes! With each one I have a hard time letting them go. Now available in my etsy Rock River Stitches


And here we have a woolie heart hanging on a square nail hammered into a piece of aged wood. Can stand on it's own among your primitive collections or hang on a wall. Hanger is on the back.


Won't be long and these little jewels will be at our feeders! I expect to see mine somewhere around the last week of April, first week of May. 

Here is a very cool migration map you can follow to see where they are right now!

Click here to go to the map ----> 2016 Spring Migration Map

And still on the subject of birds.... How about some Bald Eagle watching! I love to watch them this time of the year when they are nesting. 

This is my favorite one which is a few hours drive from where I live. It's in Decorah Iowa.

Click this to go to the webcam ----> Decorah Eagles They have amazing video cams for these eagles! It's almost like you are right there in the nest.

Here are a few photos I captured a screen shot from my computer.


Look at the little eaglet looking up at Mom! 



These two are getting ready for some breakfast! 3 eggs were laid but the last egg may not hatch. It's very common for this to happen. 

Ok I hope you enjoyed all I had to offer today! Have a wonderful weekend!

Peace and Love to all! 



Sunday, April 3, 2016

My Work Space

So I thought I would do a little sharing with all my blogging friends. Here is where I spend quite a bit of my time when creating and on my computer. You can't really see from the glare, I have 3 bird feeders attached to the windows, so I can watch my feathered friends while I work.


Below is the other side of my room. I took this photo a couple of years ago when Etsy wanted to see my work space when I was a featured artist.

That's Luna there hanging out with me. All three of my kitties love to watch the birds out my window. Actually scare them away once they get in the feeders. :)

So here are a few items I just finished and now listed in my etsy shop which you can visit by clicking on this link -----> Rock River Stitches



Both of these boxes are a pretty good size to store all your sewing supplies or your most valuable treasures if you are not into sewing.

So until next time...Peace and Love to All!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Easter!

Happy day before Easter! 



I'm so ready to get out and start gardening. It can't come fast enough. Even though our winter was very mild this year. I need to see things growing! Maybe you don't know, but I'm obsessed with Succulent plants. a couple of days ago I received a few plants I ordered from a great Etsy shop that sells succulents called Succulent Oasis. Click on the name to go to Linda's shop. These plants were the best of all the succulents I've ever ordered from! 



The plants come bare root, so you have to plant them once they arrive. Here are mine just after planting. Aren't they beautiful! Mine came in the mail on a day that was like winter! Thankful hubby got the mail right after the postman delivered them. 

We had gotten a winter storm on Thursday that started with rain, then freezing rain and then giant snowflakes that fell for about a half hour. Ended up with about a inch of snow. It was beautiful. Hope that was the last of the snow until November.



Male House Finch not letting the snow bother him! Love these little birds!
In my world of Etsy, I have another cute sewing box available!




This box was made with my Napping Kitty pincushion pattern. How cute is this! I almost want to keep it for myself. Now available for purchase in my Rock River Stitches etsy shop.

Here is my pattern that I used for the top of the sewing box. Click the link below the photo if interested in purchasing my pattern.


Primitive Napping Kitty Pincushion Pattern

Have a wonderful Easter my friends! Until next time, Peace and Love to all!


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Primitive Wool Applique Sewing Box

Lately I've been enjoying the creative process of wool applique as you can see from my last post. It's been awhile since I've worked with wool in making my wool applique coin purses which I dearly loved making. 

I've had several different size paper mache boxes in my stash for years and thought it was time to use them.

Here is a second sewing box that I recently added to my etsy shop. First one I made sold the same day I added it to my etsy shop.


My Etsy Shop here----> Rock River Stitches


Took a little walk around my yard today to see what is sprouting. I'm ready to see my hummingbirds in this viburnum bush we have at the side of the house. I have one male hummer who loves to sit here and chase off the other hummers from the feeder I have next to this bush. The buds you see will turn into the most fragrant white blossoms you ever smelled. So ready!




I noticed the other day there was a squirrel living in this nest in our tree. The nest has been there for a couple of years and never thought anyone lived there. 

She came out and stretched and went back in.
I believe it's a female and may be having babies soon. She is very plump. I have a birds eye view of this nest when I am sitting at my computer. So maybe I might be able to watch some babies grow up right from the comfort of my computer chair! I'll post photos if I see anything.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Crazy Couple of Weeks!

It has been very crazy lately in my life. Within 2 weeks time my youngest daughter graduated from Chiropractic College and then got married the following weekend! It all went very smoothly! And I survived! I hope to get some Wedding photos soon to show! 

As soon as everybody went home I started back up with my sewing. I took a week off the week of the wedding. So here is what's new in my Etsy Shop!























Both of these bunnies are now available in my Etsy Shop here Rock River Stitches

Here we have one of my new creations! It's a Strawberry Wool Applique Bobbin Holder Pincushion. 

Take a vintage aluminum jello mold and turn it into something very useful!

Also now available in my Etsy Shop!


And here is a photo of my daughter who graduated!


We now have three doctors in the family. All chiropractors!


Both of my daughters are now Chiropractors! And one son in law who is too! I'm so blessed!

So happy March is here and the weather is warming up! Can't wait to get out in my gardens!

Until next time!


Thursday, February 11, 2016

~Staying Warm~

So Cold....I haven't been out of the house probably in a week. Nice now that hubby is retired he does all my running around for me!! But I must venture out today as I need to stop in Hobby Lobby and Hancock Fabrics. 

 I've been super busy creating lately and have many new items available in my Etsy Shop! All are available here Rock River Stitches


Primitive Crow Make Do. Love creating this big crow! 


Love this sweet puppy. He is made with a pattern by Betty of Square Nail's Primitives


And I have another one of my Prim Standing Bunny Dolls available!!


And more of these great Grungy Primitive Heart Wall Hangings. Not just for Valentines day. Great through out the year. 


Thought I would take a little time for myself now. Over the years I've found these Sew It Yourself vintage kits and thought I would make them up for myself. Especially wanted to get the bunny done for my Easter decorating!

Until next time....Let's hope it starts to warm up soon!