And a couple more punch needle hearts. Had to take a break from making these. I think I over did it with the constant punching. Was using muscles in my upper back that I never use before. Chiro adjustment helped that.
We are seeing signs of spring in our yard! yippee!
This was a couple weeks ago
And this was early this past week! It's all melted now. Only received 4" of snow from the big snow maker that just went through. Hope it's the last until November!
This is a sure sign of Spring! American Goldfinch is getting his yellow feathers!
Happy Monday! Trying to be positive on this grey cold January day. I'm always so relived when the calendar hits Jan. 31st. Seems that month goes on forever doesn't it? Probably because we are snuggled in our homes more this time of the year. Anyway.... looks like it's been awhile since my last post! Time to post what has been going on! I am now back to sewing after a break from all the Christmas creating. Time for some Valentine's and Spring!
Primitive Folk Art Valentine Keyhole Heart Wall Hanging
Primitive Folk Art Black Cat Angel
These are my latest creations now available in my Etsy Shop!
Saw this guy up in the backyard tree this morning. He was just finishing up his breakfast. He's a Cooper's Hawk. I've been seeing him a lot this winter around my bird feeders. I guess he has to eat too in these awful cold days.
Sorry to make this so short. Need to work on some spring orders!
Do any of you have the same problem as me when you go to bed? Your mind is racing and you can't shut off your brain! The funny thing is I get most of my creative ideas when laying in bed trying to go to sleep!! Ha! One good thing about that. Well anyway...I have a few new items to show you! These Snowman & Tree Make Do's are one of my favs to make.
Can't stop smiling when I look at these snowmen!
And here is another amazing piece I made from Stacey Mead of The Goodewife Pattern.
The idea for this one did not come to me when trying to go to sleep. I was reading Stacey's blog. When I first saw these deer she had posted I instantly thought of placing them on this piece of tree bark my neighbor had given me. He had brought home a big truck load wood from a tree that had been cut down. He splits his own wood for his two wood burning fireplaces in his home. I spied a couple pieces of big chunky tree bark and asked if I could have them. Did not know what I was going to do with them, but hoped that in time I would figure something out.
To purchase this wonderful winter deer display, check out my etsy shop here ---> Rock River Stitches
Oh and I have a pattern for my big new Snowman from my last post!!!
It can be found in my Etsy and also at Pattern Mart!
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Went to visit daughter and her hubby a week ago in Des Moines. Love traveling through the middle of Iowa. Nothing but farmland. I like to play with my camera while riding down the interstate. Sometimes I can get a great photo like this one! Love the horizontal and vertical lines.
It was just a pretty day! A little overcast but that's OK. Can get some amazing cloud contrast that way. So until next time....Peace and Love to all!
Now that we have cooler weather and the leaves are falling, I'm inside most of the time. And that means I'm more busy with Christmas goodies! I have a couple new dolls and one new pattern to share with all my blogging friends!
I so adore this guy! He is available in my etsy shop along with a pattern to create him yourself! My Etsy shop is here >>> Rock River Stitches
And also available in my shop is Miss Holly. She is perfect for Christmas or even after the holidays. Her holly halo can be removed to display year round! And I have to show you the gorgeous Virginia Creeper growing on the shop barn behind my house. It turns all the autumn colors this time of the year.
Everywhere you look in NW Illinois now is color. A few of the trees have most of their leaves gone but still much color to see! A few weeks ago hubby and I went to an amazing pumpkin patch. Country Corners has 80 acres of pumpkins, gourds, corn, soybeans, and who knows what else I didn't see!
They also had a few farm animals you could feed. I just love goaties!
All of these gourds I picked from the field. I could have spent hours looking for the perfect ones, but hubby was ready to go. Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween! I'm ready with the candy I hide from hubby. He is terrible when it comes to those snack size candy bars!
A few weeks ago hubby and I took a much needed vacation to South Dakota. I hadn't been there since I was a teenager with my parents. I've been wanting to visit again, so off we went! So easy now that hubby is retired.
Awesome driving through a herd of buffalo where the wild animals rule the road!
Devils Tower in Wyoming
As we were walking the trail that goes all the way around devils tower, saw this guy hiking up it!
Amazing place to visit! Love it!
Crazy Horse Monument. Couldn't believe how much progress they had made since my last visit as a kid. When I was there in the early seventies you could barely make out crazy horses face!
I got very busy on sewing when I got home from vacation and here are a few items that I have made up and are available to purchase from my etsy shop!