Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Easter!

Happy day before Easter! 

I'm so ready to get out and start gardening. It can't come fast enough. Even though our winter was very mild this year. I need to see things growing! Maybe you don't know, but I'm obsessed with Succulent plants. a couple of days ago I received a few plants I ordered from a great Etsy shop that sells succulents called Succulent Oasis. Click on the name to go to Linda's shop. These plants were the best of all the succulents I've ever ordered from! 

The plants come bare root, so you have to plant them once they arrive. Here are mine just after planting. Aren't they beautiful! Mine came in the mail on a day that was like winter! Thankful hubby got the mail right after the postman delivered them. 

We had gotten a winter storm on Thursday that started with rain, then freezing rain and then giant snowflakes that fell for about a half hour. Ended up with about a inch of snow. It was beautiful. Hope that was the last of the snow until November.

Male House Finch not letting the snow bother him! Love these little birds!
In my world of Etsy, I have another cute sewing box available!

This box was made with my Napping Kitty pincushion pattern. How cute is this! I almost want to keep it for myself. Now available for purchase in my Rock River Stitches etsy shop.

Here is my pattern that I used for the top of the sewing box. Click the link below the photo if interested in purchasing my pattern.

Primitive Napping Kitty Pincushion Pattern

Have a wonderful Easter my friends! Until next time, Peace and Love to all!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Primitive Wool Applique Sewing Box

Lately I've been enjoying the creative process of wool applique as you can see from my last post. It's been awhile since I've worked with wool in making my wool applique coin purses which I dearly loved making. 

I've had several different size paper mache boxes in my stash for years and thought it was time to use them.

Here is a second sewing box that I recently added to my etsy shop. First one I made sold the same day I added it to my etsy shop.

My Etsy Shop here----> Rock River Stitches

Took a little walk around my yard today to see what is sprouting. I'm ready to see my hummingbirds in this viburnum bush we have at the side of the house. I have one male hummer who loves to sit here and chase off the other hummers from the feeder I have next to this bush. The buds you see will turn into the most fragrant white blossoms you ever smelled. So ready!

I noticed the other day there was a squirrel living in this nest in our tree. The nest has been there for a couple of years and never thought anyone lived there. 

She came out and stretched and went back in.
I believe it's a female and may be having babies soon. She is very plump. I have a birds eye view of this nest when I am sitting at my computer. So maybe I might be able to watch some babies grow up right from the comfort of my computer chair! I'll post photos if I see anything.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Crazy Couple of Weeks!

It has been very crazy lately in my life. Within 2 weeks time my youngest daughter graduated from Chiropractic College and then got married the following weekend! It all went very smoothly! And I survived! I hope to get some Wedding photos soon to show! 

As soon as everybody went home I started back up with my sewing. I took a week off the week of the wedding. So here is what's new in my Etsy Shop!

Both of these bunnies are now available in my Etsy Shop here Rock River Stitches

Here we have one of my new creations! It's a Strawberry Wool Applique Bobbin Holder Pincushion. 

Take a vintage aluminum jello mold and turn it into something very useful!

Also now available in my Etsy Shop!

And here is a photo of my daughter who graduated!

We now have three doctors in the family. All chiropractors!

Both of my daughters are now Chiropractors! And one son in law who is too! I'm so blessed!

So happy March is here and the weather is warming up! Can't wait to get out in my gardens!

Until next time!