Wednesday, April 30, 2008

More wool collections

I've been digging through my wool stash a bit more this morning and came up with these wool combinations for you.

I call this first one Purple Passion.

From left to right you will be receiving 1/8 yard of each of these wools. The first is a softly spotted hand-dyed wool (13" x 15")and the other three are wonderful mill-dyed wools from Rebecca Erb measuring (16" x 16", 14" x 17", and 13" x 16"). A total of 1/2 yard.

Great for flowers, night skies or a funky decide.

$13 for the collection.

Shipping will be $2.50 first class or $4.60 priority mail.

I have 2 of these collections available only to my blog readers.

I haven't cut them yet, so if you get both collections you will be receiving 1/4 yard of each and I'm always happy to combine shipping.

This next collection I'm calling Tree Trunks.

This is (4) 1/8 yard pieces that are all hand-dyed.....the coloring is hard to describe....brownish with hints of purples and hard to get a good picture of this color.

All pieces are no less than 6" x 30"

Great for tree trunks, animals or backgrounds.

$16 for the collection.


Shipping is $2.50 first class or $4.60 Priority Mail.

I used some of these colors in the background of this cat rug that I hooked.

If you are interested in any of these wools just e-mail me by clicking on the mailbox and I'll get back to you.

Go forth and be creative,


Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm going to be a vendor

Just got word that I'll be participating in the Marshfield Fiber Fair in the "Simply Fibers" booth!

I've never had a chance to attend so I'm really excited. Now just to figure out what to take with me.....hand-dyed wools, patterns, rugs, tools for hooking, many possibilities and I'm not sure yet how much space we'll have.

Please let me know if you plan on stopping by.

It sounds like it will be fun!

FIBER Fair 2008
sponsored by Highland Fiber Artists

The Fiber Fair will be held on May 17 2008
from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (CST).
Location: Webster Country Fairgrounds, Marshfield, Missouri.

Vendors, fiber producing animals, mini-workshops, educational demonstrations, competitions, children's hands-on booth, fashion show, all fiber-related.

E-mail for information
call Helen Grace Muzzy (417) 859-7840
Go forth and be creative,

okay...I THINK it's fixed

I think the e-mail problems are fixed.

I've gone with a different service and hopefully THIS one will work.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

I'm usuallly fairly tech savvy, but this one was harder than I expected.
Hopefully this e-mail program will run like a sportscar!
Oh yeah, if you've signed up before, you will need to re-sign service ya know.


E-mail subscription difficulties

I'm having difficulties with the e-mail subscription feature on my soon as the bugs get worked out I'll let you know and might have to have you re-subscribe.

Working diligently with feedburner to get things smoothed out.


Saturday, April 26, 2008


when I saw this book....
I love rugs and I love fabric and I DON'T like to sew...I'm afraid to order it....afraid I'll become obsessed!!!

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I have lots of new exciting things coming up in the future once my kitchen remodeling is complete.

I'd hate for you to miss out.

Go forth and be creative,


Pumpkin on the Vine

Here is another wool collection for your consideration.

"Pumpkin on the Vine"

The dark green wool with the gold and cranberry windowpane is 1/4 yard measuring 14" x 33".

The second wool is a great plaid that is about 1/8 yard measuring 16" x 12" and the third wool is a great rusty orange with a wide windowpane about 1/8 yard measuring 16" x 14".

All of these wools are from Rebecca Erb and I think they look smashing together.

This collection is $12 and shipping will be $2.00 first class or $4.60 priority.


E-mail me by clicking on the mailbox if you are interested. Once again...only available to my blog readers.

Please type "Pumpkin on the Vine" in the e-mail subject.

Go forth and be creative,


Gorgeous Gourds

Here is my first wool collection that I've put together.

I'm calling this collection "Gorgeous Gourds".

The first piece is a color called "nutmeg" and is overdyed on a lovely piece of wool from Rebecca Erb (1/4yd measuring 13" x 32"). The second piece is a piece from my personal stash (1/8 yd measuring 13" x 13") and the final piece is a spot dyed piece called "Carolina Sand"(1/4 yd measuring 13" x 32").

I think they work wonderfully together.

Priced at $20 for the collection-2 available
Shipping will be $2.50 first class or $4.60 priority mail.

Please contact me by clicking on the mailbox if you are interested. Please type "Gorgeous Gourds" in the subject area.
This is first come-first serve and obviously only available to those reading my blog!

I'm happy to combine shipping and will be adding more collections throughout the afternoon.

Go forth and be creative,


Digging around..., not in the dirt this time.....

....digging around in my stash to try to find some more woolies to add to eBay and Etsy.....

....stay tuned to see what I find.

Do most of you prefer just 1 color as a choice or do you like the combos where I put several colors together?

Go forth and be creative,


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Busy day yesterday

Okay, so I thought since yesterday it was my "day off" I might get to hook a bit....



More progress on the kitchen....spoke with my contractor and designer and they came out to get some of the doors to take them to put seed glass in them....YAY!

Also was given the go ahead to paint the ceiling.....finished the kitchen side before they came to start installing the floor and finished up the dining room while trying to watch American Idol at the same time.

I'm pulling for David Cook....just in case you are curious.

Got the yard day yesterday...I think it got up to 77.....beautiful....but we got lots of rain last night, but today was beautiful, yet again.

Here are a few shots of the garden that Kenny took.I just love the bleeding hearts....they are one of my graceful!

I haven't had much time to make anything from our Primitive Rug Hookers Group....but if you look at the side bar you can see a few things that they are making.

Go forth and be creative,


Monday, April 21, 2008

Everyone is talking about...

I don't have mine any of you?

If so, I'd love to hear what you think!!!


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Here Comes the Sun

It's supposed to be 75 degrees today.....great day for gardening, washing windows or just walking on the nature trail.
I've changed my carousel to the right to reflect some of the things I'm thinking of this morning.....
....window washing...

.....going green....

....eating healthier....

....planting flowers.... walking....

Oh yeah, I also added another new pattern to my Etsy store and a few pieces of wool from my stash to the eBay store.

Old and Faded Collection

Pumpkin Patch Combo

Go forth and be creative,


Friday, April 18, 2008


.....not hardly!

I really find myself "wanting" to, but just haven't made the time.

This week has been filled with a bevy of activity on the kitchen, a new fence going up on one side of our yard, working and trying to manage the home remodel over the phone.

A lot has been completed, but there is still more to come.

A lot of the cabinets are in....YAY!

Some of the appliances and sinks arrived today...YAY!

The "granite man" is coming in the morning....YAY!
I get to sleep in Saturday morning and I'm so looking forward to it!!!
I have found a little bit of time to put a few rug hooking patterns in my Etsy store, so you might want to stop by there and take a look.
Go forth and be creative,

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Kind of like Christmas

Okay, these pictures are probably not going to be exciting for you to look at, but when I got home from work last night this is what was waiting for me. It's just like Christmas.....all of these packages waiting to be kitchen cabinets!!!!

Made in Canada....our friends to the north.It's incredible to think that all of this is going to fit in my kitchen....I know it will...just a bit mind boggling right now.

The rounded shelves below is one of the ones we had custom made to carry on the style of our 50's atomic ranch home. Right now it's covered in dust, but it's about the same color as the ORIGINAL cabinets that were in our house before someone painted over them.

Hope to post more pictures at the end of the day. And I thought I was going to paint the ceilings last night....guess again.
One thing about home have to learn to go with the flow.
Go forth and be creative,

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Lots of boxes.....

.....gobs of boxes arrived today that contain my cabinets.....will post pictures tomorrow as they excited!!!!

No pictures, but in the meantime look at all of the fun sheep jammies I found at Amazon over to the right.....too cute!

These are just 9.99! Wow! Hanging out and hooking in these fun sheep pajamas

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Today....'s cold, grey and overcast but the tulips are in bloom and brightening up the day.

Our washing machine has just about bit the dust....

...the other day when I was doing laundry it started making a loud noise and when I went to check on was smoking!!!!

We've had a new belt put on and they said it might last until now we're washing machine shopping!!!

Go forth and be creative,


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Did you know....

....Gomer Pyle was a rug hooker?!


We just keep getting more! And to boot, it's cold today....38 degrees at 10am here. Kenny had to go out and wrap up a few of his tropical plants last night.

You might take a look over at the right at my carousel that I created this morning of things I'd wear today if I had them. I love the bright floral umbrella....I think it's my favorite of all the things I picked out.....kind of fun...I'll try to change that as the days go on.

Today, I think I'll stay inside and hook more (not so sure about the stripes in the tulip...they might come out, but for now I'll leave them in to "hold a place").I'm also going to try to list more of my salt and pepper shaker collection on eBay and Etsy. With the kitchen remodeling going on, I've decided to send some of my treasures on to new homes. You can tell which ones are my favorites because they have higher prices than the other ones. I need to find them new homes, but as I take them out and photograph them it brings back all of the great memories of going to auctions and flea markets with Kenny and the fun of the "hunt"....I've decided to limit my collection to shakers that are dogs in houses....a manageable collection.

If you have any shakers that you are looking for or a subject/character/etc. that you are looking for just ask me....I have LOTS more to list and even more that are up in the attic....YIKES....could I bit a bit thinks so....if one is good then 100 is better!!!

Here is a great set that is headed to my eBay store later today.

All right...better get with it and get out of my fuzzy pink robe and get productive!!!

Go forth and be creative,