Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Monday, March 27, 2023

Spring Creations

 I should have finished Easter things a month ago, but continue on my journey to finish late.  I have sold a few things already, and I do like what I did get finished.  Have a few more things in mind, but quite sure they will not get done.  Spring stress is here with tax time, crazy weather, crazy country, crazy times.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Collecting Reds

 I put together some red things for a little change...

Grace did the winter sampler for me two months ago and I just got it framed, just in time for spring.  Winter has been pretty uneventful, knock on wood.  My cousin lives in Lake Tahoe and is trying to dig out from 8 FEET! of snow.  I can't even imagine.  It was even 60 degrees here yesterday.  Right back to winter today though. 

My husband had to work last Saturday morning, got home at 2 and we hopped in the car to drive an hour over to Geneseo for the antique mall.  It was not a wasted trip--I spent $500!  Here are a few of the nice things I found:

I got the platter idea from Pinterest, love it so much

Monday, February 20, 2023


 I still take all my photos outside to get the good natural light, but the cold has made my sessions very short--take one item out, photo, back to get warm, then one more item.  Today is in the 40s so I can stand to be out a bit longer and can fuss with putting groups together in vignettes. I also have my painted doors to use as backdrops again, they had been in Clarinda and I never had room in the car to get them back here until the great move. So far, I have some of the plain and primitives done and waiting for the batteries to charge so I can go finish.  This is what I have so far:

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Prayers for my Ohio Friends

 I have several customers that live in Ohio, I think all live away from the disaster of the train derailment, but still too close for comfort.  It makes me horrified that it is being ignored by the press and the government.  All hands should be on deck working to clean up the water and the air.  Almost like the screeching climate people don't really care about the earth at all.  I pray you are all safe and if you know of any good charities working to help the people affected by this, please let me know.  I have heard that even the Red Cross is acting like there is nothing to see here and did not show up.

Friday, February 10, 2023

Tiny Laundry

 Feeling Tom Petty this week "I'm so tired of bein' tired..."  Winter blahs even though winter hasn't been so terrible this year.  Very cold, but snow has been semi-scarce.  We had to shovel yesterday, the heavy wet stuff, but warming on the way, so it should all melt again.  I need to stay away from the doomsday internet, so depressing and concentrate on living in the now.  Since I didn't have a good "switch the crafts from Christmas" idea, I just got out the blue fabric and have been wrapping things up.  I found an old quilt top full of small pieces of 1890s blue calico that I have been wrapping clothespins and brooms and spoons up with.  It was such a good bargain and the fabric is so pretty.

I also found some tiny washboards to add milk paint and fabric to: