Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ice Storm of 07

The Quad City area is covered in ice today! Just about everything is closed. Been lightly raining all day and the temperatures are going down and it will get worse. We have freezing rain and snow on the way. Haven't lost power yet!(fingers crossed) Here is a pic just outside my sewing room window.

Thursday, December 6, 2007


I'm trying something new! I signed up about a month ago to sell my primitive patterns from PatternMart. So check them out if you want! Below is one of the patterns that I have for sale right now.

Primitive Folk Art Christmas Dove Ornies

Primitive Folk Art Christmas Dove Ornies

These Dove Ornies are so sweet with their plump gusset tummys. They measure 4" tall by 7 1/2" long ...

Price: US$6.50

Click for details

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


A couple of weeks ago I brought in my houseplants for the winter. Most of them are cactus. I just had to take a picture of Bonsai sitting among them. He looked so cute!The one plant to Bonsai's left is a Christmas Cactus that blooms every year around December or January. It get tons of pink flowers.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Pumpkin Pickin

Yesterday the girls and I went to pick out our pumpkins for Halloween. It was a very warm day for this time of the year. This place, we went to, was awesome! They had huge fields full of pumpkins. It was a great place to take the family. You could pick red raspberries, but the bushes were done for the year. Will have to go a little earlier next year.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Finished up this Santa last week and decided yesterday to list him on ebay. I like this Santa so well, I almost kept him. I think I will be making another soon.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Cool Mushrooms

Early this summer, Hubby cut down a magnolia tree that had been dead for a couple of years in our backyard. One of the stumps from the tree laid in our yard all summer and now we have beautiful mushrooms growing from it. I loved that tree and was very sad when it died. Here is a picture of it when we first moved in 22 years ago.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


Sunday we went to the zoo. I hadn't been there since my daughters were in grade school! They are in their 20's now. I've been wanting to go because, in June Niabi Zoo got 3 Giraffes! It was so neat that you got to be up close to them when they were eating. Here's a few pics of them.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Christmas Mode

Finally I've gotten around to making some Christmas items to sell on ebay. It's taken me awhile to get into the Christmas mode after making so many Halloween items and patterns. Here are 2 of my newest creations for Christmas. Going to work tomorrow on making patterns for these 2 items to list on ebay as well. Hope to get the patterns listed then.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Here's a pic of a purple wave petunia that decided to grow in the crack of our back steps this summer. I haven't planted those kind of petunia's in a couple of years. It's amazing where seeds end up growing. Last year had petunia's growing in the crack of the driveway! :)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Pumpkin Ornies

Today I got a request for a epattern for my little pumpkin ornies I have on sale on etsy.com. So did that today and worked on another project for ebay. I have the ornies pattern listed on etsy.com and ebay. Here they are

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

pattern crazy!

Wow..I have been soooo busy with selling my patterns on ebay! Everyone is getting ready for Halloween! Here is my newest creation, my pumpkin ghost doll. I am also selling the pattern for him.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

New Halloween Door Hanger

Now this door hanger, I think turned out pretty cool. It's listed on ebay right now. I can't believe how well I am doing, selling my epatterns on ebay and etsy! woo hoo Ok...now time to get back to work. Working on a big ghost with pumpkins now.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Busy Busy

I know its been awhile since I have posted, but been so busy with creating! I'm in my Fall Halloween mode right now. Things are selling very well on ebay! Had one auction go for $132.00 last week!! woo hoo! That's my all time high right now. My big seller is picture here to the left.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Birds and One Cat

Going to be another hot one today, in the 90's. While sitting at my computer, I love to watch the birds come to the bird feeder that I have on the window. As you can see Pepper likes to watch them too! He especially likes the chickadee's and nuthatches!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Strange Squirrel

Finally after months of trying to get a picture of this squirrel, I got it! This is a black squirrel with a red tail. We have tons of black squirrels and brown ones. Had to take the picture through kitchen window so its not the best. I have tried to get a picture of him when I am outside, but can never get close enough. Was a pretty good day today. Sunny and in the 70's. Couldn't ask for a better day. Went to Sarah's graduation party. Last weekend it was Travis's graduation. That's it for now until we can get Becky's party planned soon.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Going batty

Finished up a set of little bats to list on ebay tonight. These little guys are made with my own original pattern. I think I will make up a pattern of them to sell on ebay. Will see how they do on ebay first.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Back to doing ebay

Now that I have all my flowers planted, its time to get back to sewing. I finished this kitty doll today to sell on ebay. Will get her listed tonight.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Flowers planted!

Yesterday spent over 3 hours planting the rest of the flowers that I bought early this week. Whew...I am always glad when I get everything planted. Here is one gerbera daisy that I planted in a pot. It looks like a mutated flower head. Didn't even notice it was like that until I got it home and Tara noticed it. Later on in the day, I caught a pic of a chipmunk theif on my deck. He likes to get into my new bird feeder and steal the sunflower seeds.

Saturday, May 12, 2007


Today was bit of a long day. Becky graduated from college. It was truly a perfect day weather wise, beautiful, sunny, 70 degrees. Was a hour and a half drive to the university and then the same coming back. Didn't get home until 9 pm. It was a good day.:)I am soooo proud of her!

Monday, May 7, 2007


Didn't do to much yesterday. Just some laundry. Saturday did a little more weeding in the gardens. I think I am ready to plant some flowers. Here is one of my perennials that is blooming right now. Its called a centaurea montana. I think they look like fairy flowers that I drew when I was in grade school.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Another Grey Day

So I stayed inside today and made something new to list on etsy.com. I made a bird pin cushion. Will see how he does on there. Don't know if I will make any to sell on ebay. It's been kind of slow.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Yard Work

Yesterday I spent most of the day working in my gardens, pulling weeds. Maybe this weekend, if it doesn't rain, will buy some flowers and get planting. I'm a bit disapointed about my tulips this year. We had a frost just a few days before Easter. So they didn't look to good this year. The picture is of my tulips from last year.

Friday, April 27, 2007


Today is has finally stopped raining. We had 2 full days of rain. The sun is out and we are going to have a great weekend, weather wise. Still trying to figure my way around this blog with the settings and templates and such. Going to work on some primitive americana star ornies to list on ebay. Hope to have them done today.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

First Blog

Ok , here goes. Thought I would try this blog thing. Hope I am doing this right. I really should be spending my time working on my craft projects to list them on ebay and etsy.com. So this will be a short message for now. I may write more when I get some things done today. I got inspired to make a blog from a fellow crafter that lists her jewelry on etsy.com. I just signed up to be a member on etsy a week ago, and have made a few sales already. So I am excitied about that. The link to my etsy shop is www.rockriverstitches.etsy.com

Now time to get to work!~