Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Brand New Primitive Owls!

This is going to be a short post as it's late and wanted to let you all know about my new prim owl ornies!!

 have a couple listed in My Etsy Shop right now and will list a few more over the next couple of days.

Monday, October 22, 2012

New Primitive Snowman and Tree Make Do's

Thanks to everyone who answered my question in my last post about my Snowman Doll if he should have sparkle or no sparkle. I think I only had one person out of 13 that voted for without. I made my snowman doll sparkle, and listed him in my etsy shop and he was snagged up right away. I will be making more of my Mr. Jingles Snowman doll very soon!

I've gotten a few Primitive Christmas make do's finished and listed in my etsy shop. I will be listing another tonight. Trying desperately to get more finished goods listed in my shop as I keep getting questions asking if I only sell patterns. Need to learn how to balance taking orders, making finished items and working on new creations. Never enough hours in a day.

Here are some of the Make Do's that I listed this past weekend. Click here ---> Rock River Stitches to see them for sale in my etsy shop.

And these sets, below will be listed tonight and tomorrow night!!

This is one of the last of my blooming Zinnia's. All of my Hosta have turned to their fall yellow and most of my annuals are gone or almost gone. We really haven't had a killing frost yet. 

Mums are doing fantastic right now!!

Red-bellied Woodpecker in our one surviving oak tree in the front. These guys are just huge when they come to my window feeder, which isn't to often. So much larger then the regular birds that I have daily. 

This is the one and only egg gourd that I was able to grow this year. :( Had a problem with some kind of bug eating the vines from the inside out. I think it might have been the cucumber beetle. I will try again next year to grow the egg gourds. 

Burning Bush is so pretty this year!

These red mums were a gift several years ago from my daughter for Mother's Day. 

Sugar Maple looking so pretty too!

Have a wonderful Monday my blogging friends!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sparkle or No Sparkle?

 I'm getting ready to list another Snowman Doll which will be listed on etsy. I'm taking a Poll and asking all my blogging friends, which you would rather have.

Would you rather have Sparkle or No Sparkle. Below are photos with and without mica flakes. The first doll I just sold and the second one will be listed soon on etsy.

With Mica Flakes

Without Mica Flakes

Thanks in advance for your opinion!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New Prim Snowman Doll!

It's official the Christmas sewing season has started! This is one of my first Snowman dolls of the 2012 holiday season. He was a huge hit last year with the finished dolls and pattern. I listed him on ebay on Sunday and will end this coming Sunday evening.

Click here to visit him on ebay!

And this Sweet Primitive Napping Kitty Pincushion has just been listed in my Rock River Stitches Etsy Shop!

This past Saturday we had one of our trees cut down in our front yard. It had died this summer. I have lost a friend. In that tree I have taken so many of my bird pictures over the years that you have seen. Here are just a few of so many I took.

This Red-Tailed Hawk is the last picture that I took a couple of weeks ago.

What's left of our tree :(

The Pin Oak was planted by my hubs grandfather 70 years ago. We live in his grandparents home which I love. We still have another Pin Oak that was planted at the same time close by. But that tree has no lower branches on it after the Gas & Electric company severely  trimmed it last year in the spring along with the one that we had die this year. I was so upset last year when they did that. I believe they killed our tree. Last year we called and complained that our one tree was losing all it's leaves a month after they trimmed it. They came out and looked at it and didn't really say why. But they did say if the tree died they would cut it down for free. So that is one good thing if you can say good thing about the whole situation. Our poor tree sprouted leaves in the spring but they never really developed and fell off in the terrible heat of the summer. And hardly getting any rain this summer didn't help either. We have already decided to plant another oak tree in the spring.

My next door neighbor took all the wood from the tree to burn in his two wood burning fireplaces that he uses to heat his home. Hubby is going to make me a cutting board or a little table from the wood of our tree. Makes me very happy :)

And speaking of our neighbor, I just have to show you his crock collection. This is just part of it!!!

He mostly collects the Western crocks but he has a few of the Red Wing that I collect. See the 5, 10 and 12 crocks with the two leaves? Those are the early Red Wing crocks. I did not know that!

See that Salt Glazed No. 3 Bird Jug.....I love it. He has more crocks but didn't get a picture of them.

And here's my two favorite guys enjoying a few beers after my neighbor (on the left) cut up the wood from our tree. That's my hubby holding up his glass.

Ok I guess I've rambled on enough, I need to get sewing!