A little site of creative from my heart to yours! I do hope you enjoy and come back often I love hearing from all people.


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Rhode Island, United States
I love working with wool, the feel of it in my hands is very comforting and relaxing. I also love trying new projects, this is why the blog was started. I'm married to a wonderful guy for 30 years. Yes I was a child bride! We have 3 wonderful children, Erin, Gabrielle and Jimmy. Also a cat named Lily, more Queen Lily as she rules the house.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

spring at last?

Well spring, sprang this week. But somebody forgot to tell Mother Nature, because it was a cold wet week. We had snow flurries, rain, low temps. I mean it is New England and what would spring be like if we did not have fools weather like we did? Some people have told me they have daffodils and crocuses blooming, but I have not seen them in my yard. Now today was a beautiful Saturday the sun was shining so brightly in the sky, but it was cold! As I am sitting here in the kitchen with the sun brightening my day I am FREEZING!
Today I made some little flower pin cushions, I have made them before, so easy to do, not a thought goes into them. I think I needed to do this little fun project just for fun.
You make them on a golf tee, and then place them in a spool to use while you are sewing. Or in my case just to add more pin cushions on my work table. Love them......
I finished this past week my sewing book that I had gotten from  http://atthehoneysuckletree.blogspot.com/ . A really great blog. Here is my finished work.
It came out pretty good if I do say so myself. It was a nice change doing some cross stitching. I had not done it in a while.
And last but not least, this past week my daughter and I made a fabulous recipe we had seen on the Create TV channel, New Scandinavian Cooking, pan seared scallops, with grapefruit. I have to say so easy to make, so fresh to eat, we were trying to bring spring to our house a bit earlier than it actually wants too!
It makes my mouth water just looking at it. And yes if you make a great and delicious dish to eat, I say take a picture of it and share!
Happy, happy, crafting! Enjoy your week.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Saturday Fun

Well last Saturday spent the day with my sister. This is some of what we did.
I really should clarify this, what Gayle did lol. I am not a paper craft person too much, I mean I make things here and there, but mostly material is my thing. We sat together for about 3 hrs just catching up (we don't get too much chat time alone) then we did some photo's, she is such a great photographer. Well anyone is better than me! Here is something she perfected for me.
I love it. That is when we moved into her craft room, a light bulb just went off I should have taken a photo for you to see. Anyways, she said I have these thought we could make some bookmarks or whatever. Right then and there I grab 3 and set to work. I paint them, I go through an old book it's working (my mind) and then I glue and paste, and then I lost it. So needless to say I sat there dumb founded. So I chatted and she created, they came out well I must say.
So this is other things I have been working on
Just something I thought I would throw together for the Easter table. Should probably do some sewing on this. This is just the beginning.
And then I have been doing some cross stitching, don't you just love it when a pattern comes out to your liking, it is going to be a needle book. I finished the outside in this photo. I have to finish the inside, since I waited a few days to post this it is almost done. Hopefully by the weekend I will have it done to show off. I saw this pattern on a very beautiful site  http://www.thesamplergirl.com/  alot of talent on this site. They do absolutely beautiful work. 
Well enough of me taking up your time, happy crafting whether you are sewing or painting. It keeps us out of trouble right?