Monday, July 28, 2014

What have you been up to?

Hi everyone! What have you all been up to? It has been so busy here. The final year of home school lessons begin next week. Summer has flown by. There is still so much that hasn't been done. Only one class and one "other" craft project has been completed and so much outdoor work has not even been started. But lots of other stuff has been done so it hasn't been a complete loss. I am almost finished writing my first book! I hope to have it uploaded to Kindle by October or November. Hopefully early fall will bring the cooler, dryer days I need to complete some of these unfinished outdoor activities. Two and one half months isn't as much time as it sounds when you have so much to do in that amount of time. It has been great anyway.

Was anyone else hit by the bad weather yesterday? There was a tornado touchdown about three miles from our house. Video confirmed that one. We're still waiting for confirmation of other possible tornadoes in our region. News stations said our area was hit the hardest after extending their search in about a 100 mile radius I would guess. We even made news on The Weather Channel which is very unusual. Living in the Tennessee valley, we don't see many tornadoes though. However, it was only a little over three years ago when another confirmed tornado touched down about five or six miles from our house.

I thought I should catch up on a few things that have been going on around the house. There is never a dull moment. I hope all of you have had a nice summer.

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Primitive Witches Class

I love how these little witches turned out. Thanks for taking a peek at them.
Primitive Halloween Witches Charma and Friends
Primitive Halloween Witches Charma and Friends
Class Code: #11083
Three dolls in one class!
Price: US$5.95
Buy this class! Click for details

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hummingbird Paint by Number is Finished

I was able to finish the PBN of the hummer yesterday. We have only seen a couple at our feeders this year so I decided to paint one for us. Ü It took about a month for me to complete this one. Eventually it will get framed but for now, it will stay on the easel. Frames are outrageous! I'll try to look for one when Hobby Lobby has theirs on sale for half off. I have a different PBN hummer I will work on at some point but I'm now relaxed enough to create some of my own patterns/classes. Housework and other craft projects help me think through my ideas a little better. This time it took me several months to get my thoughts together. Sorry about that. I will announce new classes here in the blog and in our newsletter.

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Finished Plastic Canvas Butterfly Garden Tissue Box Cover

I finished the tissue box cover last night. The other two sides look like these two sides. Fun project! The outdoor projects are done for the week. Good thing too! 50% or more chance for rain for the next three days. So I'm going to sit back down with my mason jar cross stitch kit for a while after I finish my housework each day. 

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Plastic Canvas Butterfly Tissue Box Cover

My crafting endeavor began with plastic canvas about fourteen years ago. I did that for probably two or three years before I moved forward with all my other craft interests. PC, as it is lovingly called by most crafters, is fun because you can make so many things with the rigid, yet flexible, canvas. There is more rigid canvas available as well. There is no need to use a hoop because of its rigidity. Similar to cross stitch, yarn is usually used instead of floss. And the half cross stitch is implemented instead of the full cross stitch. It is a relatively inexpensive hobby. And it's easy to learn.

When Herrschners had these tissue box cover kits on sale, I couldn't help but to buy a couple of them to work on. I have three more sides to finish on this one then I will show you the completed project. Speaking of Herrshcners, I have three more boxes of projects arriving today. They were having an amazing sell the other day that I just couldn't pass up!

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Back After a Couple of Busy Weeks

How have all of you been? It has been blissfully busy around here. It seems like I am always cleaning since the cat has moved in. She's our little sweetheart though. I was busy for several days last week doing just that and preparing for hubby's birthday dinner this past Sunday. We had crock pot cube steak as the main course. It was divinely melt-in-your mouth delicious. I had been craving fried green tomatoes so that, and a new favorite side dish, cornbread salad, and everyone else's favorites, homemade creamed corn and mashed potatoes were served with dinner rolls. There were seven of us including myself. Two of them, our older son and his girlfriend, were back for brunch Monday. I made them eggs, bacon and toast. It's always good to see family, isn't it? If they don't show up for a meal, I make sure they stay long enough to eat anyway.

I took care of what needed to be taken care of for work yesterday morning then sat down yesterday afternoon to finally finish one of 10 jars and flowers from one of my new cross stitch kits. I have been working on this off and on for a couple of weeks I guess. Anyway, it's really cute and I have a picture below. I have some [hopefully] quicker projects I want to work on for a while. As soon as there is less chance for rain, I want to start working on some outdoor projects. Then once those are completed, I can get back to work on these UFO projects -- a quilt, the Jesus latch hook, and this jar cross stitch.

After a couple of hours of writing and some lunch, I plan to do more housework today.

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Pink and White Rag Wreath

I finished the pink and white wreath to match the curtains I made for the office before Christmas. I wanted to make the wreath just after Christmas and here it is more than four months past Christmas. But it's done and I'm very pleased.

Have a nice day!