Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Baa Baa Black sheep... have you any wool???

As you all know from my name... I LOVE Wool! Adore it! OOOO & Ahhhh over it... 
So I found this very sweet blogging friend who hand dyes lovely, lovely, lovely wool... check out her blog~ Christy at the Double M Sheep & Wool ~ she has a lovely sheep rug she's showing called "Gracie in the Pumpkin patch" so very cute.   I just ordered wool from her for a rug that I'm planning on doing... when I get my order I will post a stash report! stay tuned for that!!!  I'm also adding a link to her store on my side bar.  If you love wool like me... give her a try! :-)
until later...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Late Summer Flowers... 

George... he is so cute!

Here is Crab~Apple Hill "Summer"
I am working on summer colored pinwheels to go around the border...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Great Place to Shop!

I just got an order from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. I ordered from her shop on eBay but just found that she has a blog spot. Check out her wares!  I got flosses, ric rac, buttons and chenille.  Lovely hand dyed items!!!  She has also added some lovely quaker inspired cross stitch charts.

You can't tell that I'm in a fall mood can you??? 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Meet George... and pictures as promised

Do you remember that Looney Tunes Cartoon... the Abominable Snowman?
Meet George... he came to our house about 2 months ago... he actually belongs to my oldest DS... but... he grows on you.  We haven't had a kitten in the house for 5 years... you forget the antics and the amusement they provide... and of course the mischief and the love... and he is a motorboat!  

When the new Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine came into the shop, we pounced on it... it has several projects (15 to be exact!) While we oooo'd and ahhhhh'd over it, Pam said to me OH! I think you should stitch me this mermaid!!! (I'm the stitcher of the group) I laughed... she laughed... and so this weekend I started stitching... it's a quick stitch and really cute!  I should be done soon if I'd just get stitch time! LOL!

We went to Flathead Lake for the weekend... spent most of our time on Wood's Bay.  Please forgive me! the days that it was calm and lovely I didn't take my camera... the day that there were whitecaps on the lake... I did... :/  Anywhoo...

Got $4.5 Million???
Ok... so on Wood's Bay there was this house that I drooled over... it didn't look overly fancy, just really nice, beautifully landscaped... perfect lake house... I went online when I got home and guess what??? It's for sale... and it's a little fancier than I realized... LOL!
check it out: 32951 Driftwood Lane. Now if you decided to buy this lovely house... please drop my name to the Realtor... I would like a finder's fee... ;-)

See my lovely Pumpkins with blackbird??? This is what I got from Angela.  It has hung, since I got it in my laundry room... Thanks Angela!!! 
Well, until later...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Crab~Apple Hill Patterns and a new magazine!

Hello All!!! 
Have you checked out the new Crab~Apple Hill patterns??? They are so CUTE!!! I, of course am working on more than one... LOL... I have finished Winter completely.    I have  stitched Summer but not finished (am working on pinwheels for border.   I also have Which Witches Boot  started!    I have Autumn completed  before.   

I did a swap and exchanged it with Angela at The Country Cellar.  Check out her blog!  She has some wonderful recipes!!! These are pictures of our exchange... I have her's hanging in my laundry room! I love it!!!
 Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage is another beautiful new design and Spring is another one that I will start shortly...
Also, I'm working on Sailing Away, a pattern designed by Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm.  It was published in a new publication called Primitive Quilts and Projects
Prim Projects Magazine cover thumbnail
Check that out! We get it at the store.  This is only it's second publication... It's AWESOME! You will love it, I promise!!! LOL
I will post Sailing Away and Angela's wall hanging tomorrow... I have to go get my camera! :)
Until Later!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A project and some pictures for you...

Hello! Hope you day was great! Mine was pretty good... but I will be away for a few days...  Here is a little scissor pouch that I made up for a little wool project at the store.  If anyone would like directions/pattern let me know.  I will email you a pdf file... I'd love to put it on this post... but I'm not smart enough to get it to copy... so I'm sure we can work it all out.  It's really easy to make and really cute.  You wouldn't have to put the strawberries, you could put a flower or just about anything else you wanted.
Pictures below: Star, my preacher's daughter's horse.  She rode over and gave my nieces and nephew rides one day while they were visiting! They had such fun!

Next is a picture that my ds took on Lake Alva.  It was early and chilly and turned out to be a really pretty scene.  

Then a lovely sunset picture that I took last night... what a beautiful sky!  Montana has some of the loveliest sunsets and sunrises!!! 

Lastly, you all seemed to like the buck picture... here's another that I snapped the same day... he was quite the entertainer... he knew that I was there, but he wasn't sure what I was... so he would take a couple of steps and then stomp his foot at me... take a couple of steps and then blow at me.  Did you know that when deer are nervous they make a warning noise by blowing air through their nose... at one point he seriously blew snot all over, but I didn't really get it on film.  This was after I toyed with him for quite some time.  He would get nervous and jump away and spin around... it was so funny...  

I hope your weekend is wonderful... 
until later, 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Check out this blog...

Go to Susan's blog at Afford Your Passions... she has a lovely little blog give-away... Reading her blog, she and I seem to have a bit in common with the time and hobbies and loves...  You will enjoy her site.
Picture from my yard... hmmm... he's nice!
Until later...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

been long gone...

Summertime... sweet, sweet summertime...
Hi All... sorry about the long absence.  It wasn't my intentions to be gone so long, but I haven't been stitching much and time just seems to fly by.  Summer always goes that way.  You anticipate it... and then you blink and it's over... and you just wonder where it went and how you missed it...
Our summer here in Montana didn't even seem to start until July and now it's August and football practice starts on Friday... and school to follow.
So what have you all done over the summer?  My boys and I got baptized on Sunday in the lake! and it was the youngest's birthday... sweet 16!  It was such a nice day!
I have worked at the quilt store... which I have to tell you is so much fun!  The gals are all so awesome! I have done some quilting and I have done some embroidery and wool projects.  I haven't totally skipped out on stitching either.

I participated in the Black Bird Design swap on Fair & Square Blog.  I have so many projects to finish.
I have also been working on my yard... it is starting to look like a real yard.  And I got strawberries from my strawberry patch!
I must go... but I do promise to come back very soon!
my pups... Copper and Shadow