Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wanna win a prize?

No hoops to jump through. No games to play. Just comment on this post and your name will go into the drawiing for one of my wool stuffed, hexie pincushions. Just a lil' somethingsomething to usher April in. So far, January, February and March haven't won any prizes in our family. We are placing all our eggies in April's basket! :o) But then again, she won't have to work too hard to be better than the first 3 months.Anyways...sorry to digress. I will draw a name sometime Sunday.
We are getting set to be in the throes of work on our house. How IS it everything falls apart at once?  New roofs on house and garage, concrete porch removed and then replaced, driveway sealed, front door replaced (Crazy people before us put the inner door and the storm door on opposite each other. I about fall out each and every time I go outside cause we also need a stepdown added. Course these are also the people who hung drywall backwards with the cardboard part showing. AND then hung wallpaper. Without sizing it. Can you say about never got the wallpaper off??) All needful things. Not being all froo-froo and spending what we do not have. We had hail and wind damage to our roofs which insurance is taking care of and the bit left over is hopefully going to cover the other projects. I don't know WHAT me and poor Toby are going to do with all the pounding going on with the roof. Timmy will be fine. I don't think anything bothers him too much. Except Jaidy! hahaha She is growing out of her tail pulling stage through. Poor Timmy, she just loves him to death! But the brain tumor momma and the nervous nellie pooch, well we are in for it I  fear. I have honestly been thinking of going to the vet and seeing what they can give the both of us! Course I will sayyyyyy it is for Toby....hopefully he loves his mommy enough to share...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Something besides crochet...honestly...

I had more pics to add, but they kept turning sideways. Do not know what is up with that. Annoying though. Oh well, this will give you an idea of what I have been doing.
These lil' pincushion tuffets took a bit of time, but I am pleased with how they came out. Hand pieced hexies on a wool base. Each one has been stuffed with wool roving. Do you see the rabbit buttons?  Me likey. The heart buttons are wooden. The crochet looking ones are my All. Time. Favorite. Button. Ever. Ever. A friend sent me several from her WalMart in a trade for one of these cushies and a different one. Thank you again Phyliss if you are reading this!!
The birdhouses are 6" tall.
The egg is 4 1/2" long. I needle felted over a styrofoam shape. Yes. I cheated. :o)/
Jelly jars filled with old buttons. Pincushion with yoyo flower and wool leaves on top.
I needle felted pincushions inside the small wooden boxes. They are about 3" long I think. Painted a needle and thread on the front.
Wooden spools with sheepies. A gourd with a sheepie It has a checkboard around the back. 
Now back to our regularly scheduled program...

Baby sweetness

Is this tooooo sweet or WHAT? I mean seriously, look at this precious, innocent face. She is one of my customer's grandsugar, in one of my hats. I have complete grandsugar envy by the way...
Things have been pretty hectic around here with family health issues, various appointments and your basic Life issues. Penny and I are working towards 2 fiber shows in April also. Being sick for 8 weeks with pneumonia did not fit into my plan. But then, no one asked me. So trying to play catch up on my crafting. I need to take some new pics. Yes people, I have been doing something besides crocheting. :o) Finished up some tiny painted pieces and working on pincushions.
Loving my spring flowers that are blooming. Stupid squirrels ate more of my bulbs this winter. Only one set of tulips came back, out of 3! Will be replanting in the fall. Thankfully they didn't take my purple hyacinths though. I would have been very sad. Stupid squirrels!
Hope your flowers are blooming and the birdies are waking you up with their chirpy songs of spring. The best alarm clock ever!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

For dollys and preemie babies

Monday, March 14, 2011

I am requesting your prayers for our Daddy please

I love my parents. And they love us three girls so much. And their grandgirls.
This is one of my favorites. Daddy and my daughter Heather a couple years ago. 
Thank you for those prayers.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

I know a cover girl. Seriously!

Go tell Reeze how sweet this is! Way to go girl!!!