Sunday, October 19, 2014

Blustery Sunday...

It's a crisp, cold, blustery day here..
no lawn work today.
I have a kettle of Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup
simmering for lunch, to chase away the chill.

A good day to sit with a cup of Chai Spice tea 
and punch away.

I will be finishing up this project today.
(fingers crossed !)

I love watching the Free Range chickens 
at our local produce stand.
I love hearing the little murmurings
they make as they gather around.

Have a cozy Sunday...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Spiders Have Arrived...

Each October, the spiders arrive,
clinging to the front of our house...
(I LOVE spiders !)

The pumpkins are also here...
time to decorate.

~ ~ ~

Picking out colors for my next project...
Valdani has so many rich, gorgeous colors,
it is hard to decide !

Not exactly sure which colors I will use,
so whatever catches my eye
goes into the egg carton for consideration.

Love this variegated Teal Blue (#O31)

Back of design

This design uses many rich colors,
with a golden surprise in the center.

~ ~ ~

My husband's Birthday is on Halloween !
(We LOVE Halloween at our house.)

To celebrate, I will be having 
a Halloween giveaway.
(Don't forget to sign up for 
the newsletter to participate !)

Enjoying every sweet moment of Autumn... ;)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Purple Shoes...

I thought I was the only one who would 
venture out in these very plum purple shoes !
Not so...

I met 'in person' a fellow blogger 
at The Lititz Artisans' Porchwalk.
But not just any blogger...
a blogger who loves wooly good things
rocks bright purple shoes
(and thinks nothing of it ;)
* * *
A blogger who loves wooly good things,
wears bright purple sneakers 
and brought me gifts.
(Chocolate included - which might make her
a friend for life!)

Thanks Trace ;)
You can visit her blog at

The Porchwalk was so much fun this year.

Cat and Mouse String Bag

I met so many new friends
and the best part is seeing old friends
every year and catching up on life.

This was the garden entrance to my Porch.
Beautiful !

The view from my Porch.

The large old tree in front of the Porch.
Love the gnarled roots that have
lifted from the ground.

They hold a little pool of water from the rain
that fell from the night before.
Autumn leaves in all colors are nestled
in the crevice.

I couldn't resist snapping a pic of 
this very fine fellow.
Handsome as ever ready to take 
his vehicle for a spin !

Enjoy this beautiful day...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Glimpse Of My Day...

Stitching, Gathering, Preparing,
Packing, Printing, Harvesting,

Every moment spoken for...
Checking off my "to do" list...
getting ready for the

A glimpse into my day...

Harry Lauder's Walking Stick

Gathering the walking stick...

These are for you, Trace !!
(If you are able to be at the Porchwalk.)

Aren't these catkins the best ?!

Using the Walking Stick to make 
Rustic Wool Pumpkins.

Lots of Pumpkins,
waiting to be gathered at the Porchwalk.

Hand Dyed Wool...
perfect for wool applique.


Bright Houndstooth

Scrap Packs of assorted colors and textures.


Framed Pennies ;)
18in. x 27in.
(45.72cm x 68.58cm)

Locust leaves in the parking lot
of my son's school.

Leaves collected while on a walk
after dinner.
Autumn has arrived.

A glimpse into my day...
time to make a new "to do" list for tomorrow.
*Maybe* I'll sleep tonight !

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Aritsans' Porchwalk 2014

Aritsans' Porchwalk (Picture from October 2013)

Please join me at the 
16th Annual Artisans' Porchwalk
in Lititz, Pennsylvania
on Friday, October 3
(10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Saturday, October 4
(10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

A beautiful show featuring
approximately 32 Juried Artists and Craftsmen
on private porches and surrounding gardens in 
the small quaint town of Lititz.
All within walking distance of one another.
(No tickets required.  Rain or Shine)

Take a stroll through Lititz,
and join me on the Porch at
206 South Spruce Street for...

New Designs in.. 
Wool Applique ~ Punch Needle Embroidery

Also offering...
Hand Dyed Wool for Applique ~ Valdani Perle Cotton
Punchneedle Supplies ~ Patterns / Kits / Books
Rustic Wool Pumpkins ~ Wool Needlekeepers
Wool Applique Pillows ~ Penny Rugs
and more !

I will also be demonstrating
Punch Needle Embroidery,
for those that are interested ;)

I am looking forward to meeting old friends 
and seeing new faces !

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Fuzzy, Wooly, Gem...

This is my fuzzy gem of a (very little) purse.
It only measures 5 in. x 4 in.

I love it ! 
It may not be very pretty,
but it is loaded with personality !

For as tiny as it is,
it has lots of compartments.
(a plus)
I bought it at a yard sale for $1.25.
(another plus)

all of the compartments are 'spotless' clean.
(another plus)

This fuzzy, little wooly gem holds a treasure...

What kind of treasure ???
Pendleton labels that have been snipped
from 100 % wool skirts that I have repurposed !
Not your kind of treasure ??

If you love wool and hunt it like I do
at Salvation Army, Goodwill and Thrift stores,
a Pendleton label is a 'sight for sore eyes' !

I use my wooly little bag to hideaway my
Pendleton Label 'collection'.
(Of course, when I want to find the labels,
I haven't a clue where I placed them !)

But, it is fun to 'come upon them' by chance ;)

Enjoy your day...

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jacks Awaiting...

This Punchneedle design is one of my favorites,
with rich, warm colors and a saw tooth border,
it's perfect for welcoming in the Autumn Season !

This Folksy Tree is heavy with pumpkins
just waiting to be turned into

'Jacks Awaiting' is a punch needle embroidery design 
and is now available in the Studio.
It measures 6.75in. x 8.5in.

~ ~ ~
Let yourself move to the next chapter in life
when the time comes.
Don't remain stuck on the same page.
~ ~ ~

Enjoy this gorgeous weekend.

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