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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Newest Offerings!

Just popping in to say Hello and Happy Spring.

I have a few new creations available on my FB page and in my Etsy shop (links to the left).

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Springtime Greetings

I've been so bad...yes I know!
It's been 3 months since I posted!  Please accept my apologies.  I am sure you all know how life can get in the way.  I've been busy though, and life just keeps rolling on.

Our winter has not been kind, with lots of frigid temps and more snow that I would have liked.  Our temps have been below normal for the past month, but we are still hopeful that Spring will come soon.

Winter has, of course, forced us to be inside, but I've been keeping busy stitching on new creations, as well as doing some wool applique and quilting.  Last June I was sharing photos of my biggest quilting endeavor...A Primitive Garden quilt.  I left off with Block #6, so here are some photos of the blocks I have completed since that time.

I am currently working on the right hand border...been having trouble getting that one done, but I am in the home stretch and will post a photo when I have it completed.  Next will be the top and bottom borders.  I fully expect this quilt to take me 2 years to complete.  I will be sending it out to get quilted, as I only have a small machine, and with that much work going into it, I want it done professionally.  Maybe some day I can even enter it in the Great New York State Fair. 

I have also completed two other quilts in the last few months.  I'm a member of the very wonderful FB group honoring Cheri Payne, quilt designer.  She passed away last January, but her cheerful nature and giving attitude continue in this awesome group.  Here are three of her quilts that I have completed. I am working on Saltbox Sampler right now.
My Country Week - This was completed just before our doggie, Jack, was hit and killed.  If you will notice, I had placed him on the quilt before this happened...so glad I did.

Embrace Each Day - made in memory of my Mom.

Old Crow - well...because I like crows (bet you never guessed that)
Hubby & I, as well as our oldest son and his wife, attend a Mardi Gras celebration last weekend.  I thought you would enjoy this photo of the Mister & I....too funny!

I mostly take photos with my phone now, so I will download some of them to my computer, and next time I will show you how much the grand-kiddos have grown!  

One last picture before we go...this is of a new Uncle Sam I created...he is ready for adoption.

Til next time dear ones....Have a Blessed Lenten Season!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A Country Christmas at Ravenwood

Good morning dear friends.

I've been wanting to share with you again, but between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we have a birthday every week.  Add the Christmas decorating, celebrating and baking into the mix, and I've just been too busy, until now.

Last time I posted, it was to tell you some sad news about  our beloved doggie, Jack.  My husband and I felt his loss so much, that we decided to adopt another rescue doggie.  He came with the name 'Snoopy', all the way from Tennessee.  He was rescued from a puppy mill, and we are so glad to have found him.  So, without further delay, I introduce you to SNOOPY!

We've tried to come up with another name, but so far, Snoopy has stuck with the grandkids and me.  He's a wonderful dog and we love him very much!  He has filled the huge void in our lives.

I have entitled my post, a Country Christmas, so I guess I should continue on that theme with some photos from around our home.  It literally takes me a week to decorate our 2,800 square foot home, but it is a labor of love that I enjoy so much.

Our Carriage Room

Our family Christmas tree, full of ornaments collected through the year.  The quilt I made this year.

Another Christmas quilt - I made it years ago.

Penny rug from my sweet friend, Lecia

Wool applique pillow I did last year

The Kitchen

I love this little vintage wooden truck with elf.  I got it at an antique store.

Santa wool wall hanging I completed this year.

Goofy little Santa I designed last year.

The Dining Room

My Hoosier cabinet always displays my Manger Scene

Ceramic Christmas goose I made years ago, inside a vintage grape box from a local winery

This mantel was found on the ground in our old barn.  I knew it had to find it's way back into our home.  So I sanded, embellished and repainted it, and it resides, once again, in it's proper place in the dining room.

Love this old baby carriage filled with Santas and bears.

Some of my Santa collection is inside my china cabinet.

My Blog tree resides in the corner of the dining room.  It is full of ornaments from past swaps and gifts with my blogging friends.  I love decorating it and recalling the days when blogging was much more popular.  Facebook just isn't the same....

The Last Supper vintage picture we found in an antique shop, complete with the beautiful wooden frame, for only $20!

"...Not a creature was stirring...not even a mouse".  Cute ornie my sister bought me while we were visiting her in Vermont a couple years ago.

The Parlor

Stockings I made for the hubby and I.

The Master bedroom

A wee bit of outside
(more to come, all lit up)

Kismet had to get into the picture.
Until next time my friends....

Have a wonderful Holiday Season.
Merry Christmas

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