Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Primitive Valentine Goodies!

I've managed to get a few new things created despite my on going neck problem. Still visiting my Chiro twice a week. Good thing I get free visits! My daughter is going to school at Palmer Chiropractic College which is about 10 minutes from my home. My chiro is a professor at the school and I get adjusted at the clinic which is part of the school. Family members adjustments are free the whole time that your family member is going to school. That means 3 years of free chiropractic care.

So anyway...here are a few things I have listed in my Rock River Stitches Etsy Shop.

I'm selling each one of these heart wall hangings separately. Click here ---> Heart Wall Hangings to see what I have for sale!

Also I have this wall hanging in my shop!

Last week I decided to go out looking for Bald Eagles as this time of the year we have hundreds of eagles that fly down from the north to stay for the winter. They fish out of the 2 big rivers that we have, the Mississippi River and the Rock River. I never get tired of seeing these magnificent birds when I'm out and about driving around the quad cities.

I shot this photo standing a little ways away and under the tree he was in. It was a windy day and you can see the wind "blowing through his hair" LOL It's always a memorable day for me when I can get a decent shot of one of these birds!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Still Here!

I know its been quite awhile since my last post. Got caught up with getting everything ready for Christmas and family arriving. Then I've had a setback with chronic neck pain since about Christmas Eve. I believe to much sewing did it. So I've been making trips to my chiropractor several times a week. I am slowly getting back to normal. Very frustrating to not be able to be in my normal creating mode. I can only do a little, then have to take a break with my ice pack on my neck.

I've managed to create a few new necklaces in my Red Oak Images etsy shop

I received a new camera lens from my sweet hubby for Christmas. I did manage to get some amazing shots before the problem with my neck happened. 

This amazing buck was in mine and my next door neighbors yard for a whole afternoon chasing away another smaller buck from his girlfriend. Isn't he magnificent! It was the most amazing thing to see this happening in my yard! Over the past 5 years of seeing deer in our area, this was a first to see a couple of bucks! Surely made my day!!!!

Here he is about 6 feet away from me through our living room window. He was between our house and the neighbors house. You think we lived out in the country with how many deer we have. We live in a residential area!!! If you look close you can see a little bit of cracked corn stuck to this guy's nose. I had just put some out for him to eat. He loved it!

And here are a few bird pics I captured with my new lens.

Tufted Titmouse

Pair of Carolina Wrens 

Female Northern Cardinal

Red - breasted Nuthatch

And can't forget my squirrels friends!

Gray Squirrel

And my favorite Black Squirrel