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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Over the River and Through the Woods

Here is a present I received from my good friend Cammie over at primitivejunky.blogspot.com.  She dremels a design into wood and decorates with different scrapbook papers and puts a wax over entire piece of wood.  Of course, there is more to it than that but that is the best I can describe it......its found a home on my bathroom counter.  I love it!   Linda

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fancy Peacocks

Here's a sampler that I finished this weekend....Fancy Peacocks Hanging Pinkeep is the name of the pattern by Stacy Nash Primitives.  The pattern is for a pinkeep but I felt like framing it.  Four day weekends are great......I also started a good book.....three weeks to say goodbye!!!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Annual Gift Tag Exchange

Here is some pictures from a Gift Tag Exchange that a good friend of mine has every year.  It so fun to see everyone's creations.  Good tags, good food and good friends.....was a great time.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sampler Sled

I guess better late then never.....it's been about two months since my last post.  Not good.  Here is a little sled that I found at an antique store and so I stitched a sampler for the top of it.  Not sure what I will do with it yet.....gift, keep, ebay...hmmmm    Happy Friday everyone!  Linda

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Finished my Hooked Rug!!!!!

Off to my hooking class tomorrow with Jayne Johnson from Kansas City....should be fun!  Wanted to get this one done before I started a new rug.  Linda

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ready for Winter!

Took me a couple of months but I finally finished my knitted mittens so I'm all set for winter.  One of them turned out a little big but they will work.    Linda

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Huff N Puff

We just got back from two days at the Huff n Puff Hot Air Balloon festival in Topeka Kansas.....it was absolutely beautiful to see all the different colored hot air balloons.  In total there was about 30 balloons....if you ever get the chance it is every September!  I've heard the one in Albuquerque is really fun it has about 700 balloons.....would love to go see that one someday.  Also got to take a side trip to a fun little stitchery store in Topeka.....The Sunflower Seed....had to purchase a little linen while I was there.

Hope you all had a good weekend!  Linda

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Family Member!

We have a new family member...this cat and his two kids moved in this weekend; my husband thinks it is a divorce situation and the dad got the kids.  The baby kittens just opened their eyes (one is grey and the other is black).  The daddy cat is very friendly and we think the family just got dumped out in the country.  We are looking for suggestions for names.....if your suggestion is taken - I will be mailing you a surprise.....please leave your blog address so I can get in touch with you.  Linda

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Finish

Love these three day weekends.....I have lots of half started projects but was able to finish this one today....Stacy Nash - Queen of Spring Sewing Roll.  This was one of our Stacy Nash Girls Club Projects.  Now to decide which project to complete next.....hmmmm.

Monday, August 23, 2010

1776 Sewing Pouch

Just finished this "Country Sampler Liberty 1776 Sewing Pouch" from Stacy Nash Primitives.  This pattern was part of her Club Project.  I like the fact that I didn't get confused with what color of DMC since it used the same color throughout.  I've now turned my attention to the last Club Project "Queen of Spring Sewing Roll"....watch for that soon.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Burwell Nebraska Rodeo....yeeha

We made our annual trek to the Burwell Rodeo this weekend.  Only one cowboy had to be hauled away in the ambulance this year.  Here are pictures of my favorite Rodeo event.  The Wild horse race.....a team of five guys (locals who decide I'm sure one night after they have had too much to drink) lets form a team.  What they do is release a wild horse to this team of five guys who try to saddle up the horse and have a rider from the team ride the horse the entire length of the horse track without falling off.  Pretty funny....its usually the event that someone goes to the hospital for.

Well until next year....YEEHA

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Do you like Omelet's???

I made this for dinner tonight and loved it.....but I always enjoy a recipe that has less than 6 ingredients.....

Baked Omelet Roll
6 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 pepper
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Preheat oven to 450 and lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.  In a blender, combine eggs, milk, flour, salt and pepper, cover and process until smooth.  Pour into prepared baking dish.  Bake for 20 minutes and sprinkle with cheese.  Carefully loosen edges of omelet from pan.  Starting from the short edge of the pan carefully roll up omelet.  Place omelet seam side down on a serving plate and cut into 6 pieces.

I also added extras.....green pepper, ham....whatever you want.  My son loves eggs so this recipe is going to be used often.    Try it and let me know if you like it.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Rug Hooking Floor Stand...at last

So here's the rug hooking floor stand my dad made for me.   I love it....it raises, it lowers, it tilts, it twirls it does everything but finish the rug I'm working on. 

So what am I working on now......

I just dyed a batch of my "worms" for my background and they are outside drying right now.........stayed tuned for the finished piece.......


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Gone Junkin

Found this great cement garden art at a sale this weekend!  I loved it......  Hope everyone is having a great 4th!


Sunday, June 27, 2010

I'm a Big Boy Now!!!!

Well my son turns "6" this coming week and so we did his room makeover this weekend.  The first picture is the before picture with his toddler bed and car theme.  The easy to take down border paper was a lie....I've sworn myself to be border free for the rest of my life.   

Here is his Big Boy Bedroom

It feels so good to have the room painted and done - but the true success will be if he stays in his own bed all night long!!!!  Happy Birthday Ryan!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Very Expensive Scrappy Quilt

I finally finished this scrappy quilt that I have been working on with some friends.  I got it all clipped this weekend and was excited to get it washed and dryed to see what the frayed edges looked like.  My advice would be to do this via the laundry mat.  I didn't and am now the proud owner of a new front load washing machine.  I guess the quilt was too heavy for my 15 year washing machine and burned the pump on it...so much for my inexpensive quilt!  Linda


Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Finishes

I've been working on this little pillow/pinkeep for a couple of weeks and thanks to a couple of days secluded out at the campsite I was able to get it finished.  The pattern is from Stacy Nash Primitives pattern book, Love Letters.  There are a couple other pinkeeps I want to stitch up in that book.  Besides this little pinkeep I also finished a knitted wash cloth while sitting by the campfire.  What a productive weekend....wish we had three day weekends all the time.  Hope you had a great Memorial Day!  Linda

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fun Find at Garage Sale

I haven't been to a garage sale in quite a while so this morning me and Ryan headed out.  This was at the first garage sale I stopped at.......I got the whole thing for $2.00.  I'm looking for ideas on what I should do with it now.  Has anybody seen any fun ideas in magazines????  I love the $ sign......but maybe that is because I work in the financial industry.  My other fun score was for .50 1,000 piece puzzle that will be added to my pile of fun things to do someday.  I always enjoyed putting puzzles together with my grandparents but the only kind I do now are 50 pieces or less.   Ryan thought garage sales were great- he found a bike and is ready to head out again next Saturday.   Send me your ideas.....   Linda

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I got her done!

It seems like I have been working on this stitching piece for months and finally I baked it this evening.  This stitchery was designed by Stacey Nash and stitched by yours truly.  I have quite the basket of unfinished items so check back again and see what I have been up to.  Linda

Saturday, April 24, 2010


We just got back from Disney and had a wonderful time......it's such a happy place!  We went to Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios (one of my favorites), Magic Kingdom (loved the parades) and Hollywood Studios.  Seems like I have been busy planning the trip and haven't had much time to work on projects.  I'm close to having a stitchery finished so keep your eyes out......Linda

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hooker Bubble Magnets

Boy have I been having fun.  I've been busy making "Hooker" related Bubble Magnets and some other misc magnets.   I will be all prepared for my next craft show (whenever that might be :)).  These were really fun to make; I've done about 50 so far.  Everything I look at now....that would make a cute magnet.  I might have to make some bubble pins also...... 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth

I've kinda been on a dishcloth kick....since my good friend Patty introduced me to "Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth" pattern. 
Materials:  Sugar and Cream Yarn and Size 6 or 7 needles (US)
Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1:  Knit 4
Row 2:  Knit 2, yarn over, knit across the row.  Repeat Row 2 until you have 44 stitches on the needle.
Row 3:  Knit 1, Knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to end of the row.
Repeat Row 3 until you have 4 stitches on the needle.
You can now either bind off or do a round of single corchet and make a little loop of chain stitches in one corner so you can hang the cloth to dry when you are finished using it. 

Who would have ever thought....I would be knitting dishclothes....!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Finished in no time at all!

This cute little pattern is by "With they needle and Thread", http://withthyneedleandthread.blogspot.com/.  I punched it in two evenings and discovered it wasn't too hard to finish (used a little black marker to hide a few flaws).  This picture really doesn't do it justice.....it is very, very cute!  These might have to be some Christmas presents.  Linda

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Another Finish!

For once I'm ahead of the holiday! I finished this hooked piece weeks ahead of Easter, amazing! I'm ready to put it out as I am very tired of winter!  I'm running out of hooked projects to work on....I need our Spring Hook In to get here so I can do some shopping.  I'm buying time by finishing some punch needle projects, knitting, stitching...... Have a great week!  Linda

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Girl's Club Finish

I suppose one good thing about how cold this winter has been is it has pushed me to finish some projects.  This is one of the Stacy Nash Primitives Girl's Club projects that is offered through the Country Sampler, Spring Green Wisconsin.  It was really fun to make; I love the fabric that Stacy choose for the kits.  Now I have to wait all the way until April for my next Girls Club Project.  Bummer!   Linda

Friday, February 12, 2010

New Pattern - Peacocks in Love - 1867

This is a new PinKeep pattern I designed to celebrate Valentine's Day!  It is stitched on 28 count linen and uses three different threads.  Stitches up really quick!  It can be purchased by
e-mailing me.  Hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day! 


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day to Me!!!!!

I've been having fun with my new toy that was delivered this week. The Eye-Fi Card. It is like your normal memory card for your camera but if you have a wireless internet connection at home it will take your pictures from your camera (when it is turned on) and automatically download your photos to a library file on your computer and will also send your pictures to a on-line picture service (i.e., shutterfly). It will hold 1,000 pictures (plenty for me). Too fun!

Friday, February 5, 2010


Check out http://withthyneedleandthread.blogspot.com/ for her latest giveaway....they are the cutest little notebooks. Just leave a message and you will be entered into her drawing! Happy stitching, knitting, or hooking whatever your heart desires.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Trick or Treat Smell my Feet

I'm playing a little catch up on projects and last week finished this "Smell my Feet" hooked rug. This rug is from Spruce Ridge Studios and is adapted from a notecard by Notforgotten Farms. As long as this winter has been, I think I'm ready for Halloween. On to my next project.....

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Better Late than Never!

I'm either a little late getting this done for Christmas or I'm really ahead of the game for 2010. You decide!!!!

This was in the Boxwood & Berries Kit that Stacy Nash put together for the Country Sampler in Spring Green Wisconsin last fall. I wasn't fortunate enough to attend the workshop but I purchased one of the kits after the event. Lucky me!!!!!


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Time to Head South

So after three significant snow storms this winter I have taken time on my snow work days to research a family trip to Disney. I've made my plane reservations and am getting ready to work on the rest of the trip. Does anyone out there have recommendations on the best way to do Disneyworld (stay on Disney Resort, rent a car or not, meal plan or not). Any help would be appreciated. I am ready for some sun! Departure scheduled for April.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Here is a picture of a little pinkeep I finished this weekend. I stitched so long today that my wrists hurt. This is a Stacy Nash Primitives pattern. The pattern shows it as a ornament but I made it into a pinkeep. Love these three day snowy weekends! Linda