Friday, May 3, 2019

Spring is in the Air!

Hello my friends! Yes we have Spring! And the spring rains as well! Plenty of flooding going on around us. we have sunshine!

Just popping on to let you know I have some Sweet Springtime Primitve Bird Make Do's in my etsy shop at Rock River Stitches 

These were so fun to create! I have them in the vintage porcelain and brass doorknob style! Won't you stop by and take a look at them in my shop! Rock River Stitches 

And other birds, of the real life ones have arrived in our area! Have you ever seen Baltimore Orioles?! They are the most stunning birds ever! They are spring migrating right now and stop in our area for a short few days!

I always look forward to seeing these birds in the Spring! They love their oranges!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! We are blessed with a sunny day and warm temps! Not bad after having a very snowy and icy winter the past 6 weeks! Finally a little tiny break! Tomorrow back to temps in the teens. 

I just thought I would do a small update! Working so hard on my photograpy etsy shop. And I'm adding new photo prints just about everyday. It's been fun going through all my old photos and finding some amazing shots that I have totally forgotten about!

Here is one I'll share for Valentine's Day!

Photo Print is available in my Red Oak Images Etsy shop here> Red Oak Images

  I did a post on this photo on my Instagram the other day. How I found this amazing old dictionary that has many illistrations that are so neat! They just don't make books like that anymore. I'ts one of my favorite old treasures. Stop by and see me on instagram. That is where I spend most of my social networking these days. Really not into Facebook anymore. Here is my Instagram>  rockriverstitches

And I have added a couple more of my canvas pillow covers to my other etsy shop!

These Pillow Covers can be found in my Rock River Stitches Etsy Shop! 

Thanks for stopping by my blogger friends! Hope you are having a wonderful V Day!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Country Apple Fritter Muffins!

Happy Wednesday! I made this amazing Country Apple Fritter Muffins yesterday and just had to share!

Found the receipe on Pinterest. You should find the receipe by searching for Country Apple Fritter Muffins.

I'm sure you are drooling now....right! Now go make these! 

Peace and Love to all!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Winter Silence

Oh my goodness! I can't believe how long its been since my last post! Anyone still out there?

The holidays have come and gone and I do have to say it was all wonderful! 

I'm kind of in reset mode right now. Worked so hard with all my Halloween and Christmas decor. So just taking things slowly in this cold month of January.

Worked on a brand new item for my etsy shop! Pillow Cases!

Here are a couple I have right now in my Etsy Shop -----> Rock River Stitches

I've really gotten into the Neutral Home Decor lately. Just love the simple light look!

And I've started collecting Ironstone. Well I actually started collecting it last year.

Here is a little bit of a photo shoot I did today of a few favorites!

 We had a little snow the other day. So I decided to build a snowman! Acutally a Bird Feeder Snowman!!

 And the squirrels seem to love my friendly feeder as well!

So this is a little of whats been going on lately. I hope to not be absent as much in this new year!

Peace and Love to all!


Friday, August 31, 2018

Etsy Labor Day Sale!

Happy Friday! Nice 3 day weekend is almost here!

I'm having a 15% off Labor Day Sale in my Photography Etsy Shop! Red Oak Images That's 15% off all my Photography Prints and Pillows! (pillow insert included)

Sale runs  Aug 29, 2018—Sep 3, 2018

(Frame Not Included)

Please stop by and see what I have for sale! Not to early to start shopping for up coming holidays!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins

Hello my friends! I've been making so many pumpkins lately that I am now thinking about eating them! haha

I came across this recipe on Pinterest and thought they look delicious and just thad to try them! The pinterest link sent me to Jessica's blog over at The Novice Chef

You really need to check out her other amazing recipes as well as these muffins!

These muffins were so moist and yummy! Perfect if you are in the mood for some yummy comfort fall food! Will definitely be making these again!

You can get the recipe on her blog at The Novice Chef

Alright time to get back to my sewing. Been super super busy with Halloween Pumpkins. Time to stock my Etsy Shop back up! 


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hello my blogger friends! I've finally caught up with my pumpkin orders! Whew! And have had time to get some listed in my Etsy shop! Still working on one more small white pumpkin to get listed.

All of these guys are now available in my Etsy Shop. Click here to visit  ---> Rock River Stitches

Time to get back to work, just wanted to update you all! Have a wonderful weekend!

Peace and Love to All!

Monday, August 6, 2018

New Halloween Pumpkins and Pattern!

Hello my blogger friends! Can you believe it that it's August already. That means time for me to get busy with Halloween!!

And busy I have been! I have a new pumpkin design!
These 3 below have been sold but have 2 left and more on the way!

You can find these 2 wonderful pumpkins in my Etsy shop here Rock River Stitches

And if you are wondering about a pattern...I have that available as well in my Etsy Shop!

Now...Time for me to get back to creating more pumpkins! Have a wonderful week!

Peace and Love to All!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Big Sale!

Hello my friends! Hope you all are staying cool in these hot humid days!

Thought I would share what's going on in my second etsy shop. I'm having a sale on all my photography photo prints!

I do hope you will stop by Red Oak Images
Sale runs now through June 22nd.

I'm taking a little time off from my primitive sewing for a few months. I hope to get back at it soon creating a few new Primitive Halloween creations!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Americana Flag Banner

Hello! Feeling more and more like Summer here in the midwest! Makes me think of the upcoming holidays.

I recently listed a new Primitive Americana Flag Banner in my Etsy shop at Rock River Stitches

Easy and Fast to make! Pretty similar to the Halloween Banner I made last fall.


And I made a pattern if you are up to making your own Americana Banner! Also in my Etsy shop!

I like to spend a hour or two in my gardens each day. There's always weeds to pull :)

Both of my Clematis are Blooming! They keep getting bigger each year.


 It was lightly raining yesterday, when I took the photos. Just thought they looked so pretty!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Peace and Love to All!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Photography Etsy Back Open!

Hi my blogging friends! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!!

Just thought I would update you with some news about my second Etsy shop Red Oak Images 

I've reopened it after closing it a little over a year ago. It's up and running again with many new photography prints and pillows to decorate your home.

I hope you will stop by and see what beautiful things I have to offer! 

 Frames are no included
 Frames are not included
 Photo Prints come in many sizes for you to choose

 Pillows are 18" x 18" with Pillow Insert!!

If you see a photo print you just have to have made as a pillow, please let me know and I can certainly do that for you! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

New Spring Primitives!

Hello Friends! The weather is warming up and Easter is almost upon us! So ready to get out in my gardens and do some spring clean up!

I've been a little busy creating the last couple of weeks and have a few new creations for you to see in my Etsy Shop!

Isn't this little pup the cutest!! I always love making him!


And so love making this little piggie too. I also have a pattern in my etsy if you would like to make your own!

These creations can be found here in my etsy at Rock River Stitches 

And made a couple of my sweet Primitive Cat Dolls!

Cat Dolls are 17" tall hanging. 

Thanks for stopping by! Must get to some spring cleaning!

Peace and Love to all!
Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

New In My Etsy!

Hello my blogger friends! Anyone out there? I find less and less people read or post on blogs anymore. What do you think? I can't stop posting as I feel I would let some faithful friends down with my updates. 

Anyway...Back when I first starting creating Primitive creations, I think around 2006, I kept probably way too many creations. I'm not sure this style of home decor is my thing anymore. So I've decided to let go some that I couldn't let go when I created them. I will slowly be adding them to my etsy shop.

The little Bunny was the very first rabbit doll I made, that lead to making a pattern for her, which I enlarged her size for the pattern. The Twig Chair is also included with her. I found that little gem at a thrift store. 


The cute bear was made with a pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm. I believe it was the only one I made and then I kept it for myself.

 So if you are interested in these cuties, they can be found in my etsy shop here---->
Rock River Stitches

Have a wonderful Sunday! Spring is on it's way!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Primitive Dutch Bunny

Happy Monday! So happy for another sunny day! We will be warming up this week! So excitied for 60*

Thought I would share my new bunny design for this Spring! I have 2 available in my Etsy shop. Click my link here ---> Rock River Stitches 

I also added another bird to my Bird Photo Blocks Collection! How can you not love the bright beautiful blues of the Blue Jay!

 Each of my Bird Photos are framed with rustic birch bark. They come signed and dated on the back with a sawtooth hanger, if you wish to display on the wall.

Hope you will stop by my etsy shop to see my bird photos and other great home decor items!

Have a wonderful week my friends!
Peace and Love to All!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ready for Spring!

I know...We still have many more weeks of Winter according to that ground hog. We are having a very snowy week so far. And more snow for Friday and Saturday! Most we have had all winter.

So I will just be happy with what ever weather we get. I do get some amazing photos in snowy weather though.

Here are a few sweet birdies that I recently made. Trying to get into Spring Mode!

The top left lighter colored bird has been sold. The other three are waiting for their forever homes :) They can be found in my etsy shop at Rock River Stitches 

I like to feed the Squirrels and Bluejays year round with peanuts in the shell. I'm always amazed at the Bluejays colors!

 Isn't he just gorgeous! I can always hear them up in the trees when they are close by waiting for their peanut breakfast. A very loud bird, indeed!

Have a wonderful day!!