Monday, September 2, 2019

Happy Labor Day!

Hello Friends! Hope you are having a wonderful Labor Day!

No big plans for us. Running errands like any other usual day. Stopped at Target and just looked at their Fall decor. Proud of myself for not buying anything. I have plenty and then some!

Can hardly believe Fall is just weeks away now. My how time flys!

I've been busy sewing as usual. Have a couple more new pillow covers in my etsy >> Rock River Stitches

Hope you will stop by and see what I have to offer for Fall Home Decor! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Fall Pumpkin and Crow Pillow Covers!

Hi Friends! Sure feels like Fall today. Only in the 60's! This weekend has been a relaxing one. The past couple of weeks I've been sewing nonstop on Fall Pillow Covers! And having so much fun doing something different for me!

Just restocked my etsy shop with more! See them here >>> Rock River Stitches

 So I should be getting back to my sewing machine again tomorrow. Have a few other ideas in mind. 

And another thing that keeps me busy in the Summer is raising Monarch Butterflies. 

 This is one of many that I have released this Summer.

And here is a photo of my back deck. Everything has been growing like mad! Most of these plants are houseplants I put outside in the Spring for a little vacation.

Well, That's just a little bit on what been going on with me! Thanks for stopping by! Post a comment below if you like! Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Working on Fall Creations!

When July comes around, I'm always ready to start on Fall Home Decor! So I took a pattern from last year that I created and added a twist to these new pumpkins!

These 3 different sizes can be found in my Etsy Shop here -> Rock River Stitches

Yesterday morning Hubby and I visited a local Sunflower Farm! Something I've always wanted to do! This farm used to be a Strawberry picking farm. But this year they decided to plant Sunflowers. I was in heaven taking photos! Below are just a few of the tons of photos I took!

When you walked in between the rows of the sunflowers it was amazing how loud the bees were! Pollinators were certainly working hard in those fields! 

Want to see more photos and videos, head over to my Instagram Account here-> rockriverstitches

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Happy Weekend!

Been working a little on my photography Etsy Shop today! Added a few new framed photo art pieces! They can be found in my Etsy Shop here ---> Red Oak Images

This rabbit image is my new favorite! Caught it right in the middle of cleaning it's face. I think it looks like it's praying. So Cute!

Would be so precious on a shelf in a Baby Nursery Room!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Primitive Americana Birds

Soon the biggest holiday of the Summer will be here! Doesn't seem possible with the weather we have been having. So far very cool and rainy. I guess it's going to be one of those wet Summers.

I used to make many of these birds back when I started making primitives. Thought I would whip up a few patriotic birds for you!

I've made so many of these in the past that I could probably make them in my sleep! 

Sale going on in my photography Etsy Shop! Free Shipping on all photo prints! Head on over to my etsy shop here ---> Red Oak Images

I hope you will stop by and see my photo prints along with home decor pillows!

Have a wonderful day my friends!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Best Ever Banana Muffin Recipe!

Happy Sunday my friends! I'm here to share the Best ever Banana Muffin recipe with you! Made these this morning! Thought you might enjoy the recipe!

Happy Baking!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Primitive Cottage Houses

Hello my friends! We are having some great weather now that the spring rains have let up! Hopefully the flood waters will continue to recede on the Mississippi River.

Thought I would share with you my new Primitive Wood Houses! Taking a small break from my usual sewing. Always good to work on something completely different. I feel like it resets your brain.

These are available in my Etsy shop now! Rock River Stitches

My Flower gardens are just beginning to pop!

 I just love this Clematis of mine! Next year for sure I am getting a taller trillis! It has gotten so big!

And my Poppy bloomed today! Always look forward to this beauty!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to get back on here again real soon!

Peace and Love to all!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Spring is in the Air!

Hello my friends! Yes we have Spring! And the spring rains as well! Plenty of flooding going on around us. we have sunshine!

Just popping on to let you know I have some Sweet Springtime Primitve Bird Make Do's in my etsy shop at Rock River Stitches 

These were so fun to create! I have them in the vintage porcelain and brass doorknob style! Won't you stop by and take a look at them in my shop! Rock River Stitches 

And other birds, of the real life ones have arrived in our area! Have you ever seen Baltimore Orioles?! They are the most stunning birds ever! They are spring migrating right now and stop in our area for a short few days!

I always look forward to seeing these birds in the Spring! They love their oranges!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! We are blessed with a sunny day and warm temps! Not bad after having a very snowy and icy winter the past 6 weeks! Finally a little tiny break! Tomorrow back to temps in the teens. 

I just thought I would do a small update! Working so hard on my photograpy etsy shop. And I'm adding new photo prints just about everyday. It's been fun going through all my old photos and finding some amazing shots that I have totally forgotten about!

Here is one I'll share for Valentine's Day!

Photo Print is available in my Red Oak Images Etsy shop here> Red Oak Images

  I did a post on this photo on my Instagram the other day. How I found this amazing old dictionary that has many illistrations that are so neat! They just don't make books like that anymore. I'ts one of my favorite old treasures. Stop by and see me on instagram. That is where I spend most of my social networking these days. Really not into Facebook anymore. Here is my Instagram>  rockriverstitches

And I have added a couple more of my canvas pillow covers to my other etsy shop!

These Pillow Covers can be found in my Rock River Stitches Etsy Shop! 

Thanks for stopping by my blogger friends! Hope you are having a wonderful V Day!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Country Apple Fritter Muffins!

Happy Wednesday! I made this amazing Country Apple Fritter Muffins yesterday and just had to share!

Found the receipe on Pinterest. You should find the receipe by searching for Country Apple Fritter Muffins.

I'm sure you are drooling now....right! Now go make these! 

Peace and Love to all!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Winter Silence

Oh my goodness! I can't believe how long its been since my last post! Anyone still out there?

The holidays have come and gone and I do have to say it was all wonderful! 

I'm kind of in reset mode right now. Worked so hard with all my Halloween and Christmas decor. So just taking things slowly in this cold month of January.

Worked on a brand new item for my etsy shop! Pillow Cases!

Here are a couple I have right now in my Etsy Shop -----> Rock River Stitches

I've really gotten into the Neutral Home Decor lately. Just love the simple light look!

And I've started collecting Ironstone. Well I actually started collecting it last year.

Here is a little bit of a photo shoot I did today of a few favorites!

 We had a little snow the other day. So I decided to build a snowman! Acutally a Bird Feeder Snowman!!

 And the squirrels seem to love my friendly feeder as well!

So this is a little of whats been going on lately. I hope to not be absent as much in this new year!

Peace and Love to all!