Thursday, July 25, 2019

Working on Fall Creations!

When July comes around, I'm always ready to start on Fall Home Decor! So I took a pattern from last year that I created and added a twist to these new pumpkins!

These 3 different sizes can be found in my Etsy Shop here -> Rock River Stitches

Yesterday morning Hubby and I visited a local Sunflower Farm! Something I've always wanted to do! This farm used to be a Strawberry picking farm. But this year they decided to plant Sunflowers. I was in heaven taking photos! Below are just a few of the tons of photos I took!

When you walked in between the rows of the sunflowers it was amazing how loud the bees were! Pollinators were certainly working hard in those fields! 

Want to see more photos and videos, head over to my Instagram Account here-> rockriverstitches

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Happy Weekend!

Been working a little on my photography Etsy Shop today! Added a few new framed photo art pieces! They can be found in my Etsy Shop here ---> Red Oak Images

This rabbit image is my new favorite! Caught it right in the middle of cleaning it's face. I think it looks like it's praying. So Cute!

Would be so precious on a shelf in a Baby Nursery Room!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Primitive Americana Birds

Soon the biggest holiday of the Summer will be here! Doesn't seem possible with the weather we have been having. So far very cool and rainy. I guess it's going to be one of those wet Summers.

I used to make many of these birds back when I started making primitives. Thought I would whip up a few patriotic birds for you!

I've made so many of these in the past that I could probably make them in my sleep! 

Sale going on in my photography Etsy Shop! Free Shipping on all photo prints! Head on over to my etsy shop here ---> Red Oak Images

I hope you will stop by and see my photo prints along with home decor pillows!

Have a wonderful day my friends!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Best Ever Banana Muffin Recipe!

Happy Sunday my friends! I'm here to share the Best ever Banana Muffin recipe with you! Made these this morning! Thought you might enjoy the recipe!

Happy Baking!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Primitive Cottage Houses

Hello my friends! We are having some great weather now that the spring rains have let up! Hopefully the flood waters will continue to recede on the Mississippi River.

Thought I would share with you my new Primitive Wood Houses! Taking a small break from my usual sewing. Always good to work on something completely different. I feel like it resets your brain.

These are available in my Etsy shop now! Rock River Stitches

My Flower gardens are just beginning to pop!

 I just love this Clematis of mine! Next year for sure I am getting a taller trillis! It has gotten so big!

And my Poppy bloomed today! Always look forward to this beauty!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to get back on here again real soon!

Peace and Love to all!

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!