Thursday, July 30, 2009

Primitive Halloween Crow Witch Dolls!

No babysitting today so I got these two dolls finished! They are made using a pattern from Kim Kohler of Veena's Mercantile. I have one listed in my etsy shop and the other will shortly be listed on my website. Aren't they fabulous!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hummingbirds Galore!

This video was one of the winners in the Birds & Blooms' Backyard Video Contest. It would be so cool to see that many hummers at once!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

New Folk Art Pumpkin Guys

So I have decided I need to pay more attention to my website since I have an website ad in the Country Sampler magazines new issue. I have mostly patterns there now. These whimsical pumpkins are for sale on my website right now! Rock River Stitches

Currently working on more Halloween things and will post them here for you to see!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Another Primitive Prairie Doll

Finshed up this sweet little prairie doll and have her listed in my etsy shop. I love the way she turned out. I made one for my granddaughter too, but had to make her unstained by request by my daughter. She don't care for the stained look.

What a beautiful weekend we had! Couldn't have asked for better weather. I would say it was perfect! Sunny and 80ยบ! In a couple of days I think the first of my tomatoes will be ready to pick! It will be awhile before my cucumbers will be ready. They aren't growing very fast. They are about the size of pickles right now. And I have one red bell pepper plant with just one huge pepper on it. Is that normal for a pepper plant to just have one?? I've never grown them before.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Primitive Pioneer Prairie Doll

It was a perfect day to sew. It rained all day. So I finished this sweet little doll today and she is listed in my etsy shop. She is made with a pattern by Maureen from Sweet Meadows Farm. She has some of the best doll patterns around.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cora's 1st Birthday Party

Oh my gosh I've been so busy the last 3 days, haven't had time to do any sewing at all! Friday was my mom's birthday. All of the family went out to dinner to celebrate. It was a really good time! Then Saturday was busy getting ready for Cora's birthday party and had a wedding shower to go to also. Then Sunday was the big party day for Cora! We had it at my house because my daugther and son in law's place is very small. The weather was perfect, but a little cool for July! My daughter made Cora's birthday cake all out of fruit. They like to eat everything organic. I can hardly believe Cora will be 1 year old on Friday the 24th! Now that all the celebrating is over, I can get back to work on some new projects!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Primitive Halloween Scary Black Cat Pumpkin

Here's something new for this week! Haven't gotten much done this past week as I've been doing more babysitting then usual since my daughter was sick this week with the flu. I have the pattern for it listed on Pattern Mart and my Etsy shop. Will get the actual item up for sale in my etsy shop tomorrow night.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Close Up Photos of the Hummers!

About a week ago I moved one of my hummingbird feeders from my back deck to a front window of my living room.

Click on the photos to see them up close!

It's a perfect spot! You see them come right up to the feeder while watching tv. I don't know why I never thought to put it there before in the 3 years I have been feeding them.

So I took these photos today. Some are when the sun was under the clouds earlier today and then this afternoon when the sun came out and hit the feeder just right. Enjoy!>

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Red, White and Boom!

Happy 4th of July!!

Last night went to the local fireworks works here in the Quad Cities called Red, White and Boom.

It draws huge crowds from Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois.

They set off the fireworks out on a barge in the middle of the Mississippi river for a spectacular show, to music on both sides of the river.

Here are a few pics I captured from last night. Hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th!

Here's the grand finale!!

We have rain here this morning and I do hope it clears off in time for the cookout with the neighbors next door.