Thursday, January 23, 2020

~BIRDS~

I'm Not A Fan Of Birds...
Not Live Ones Any Way...
Few Years Back I Was Attacked While Out Walking...
By 4 Kites...
Those Suckers Are BIG..
And MEAN...

I Do Like Makin' Birds Though...
To Take A Break From Stitchin' All The Hearts...
I Reckoned I'd Make Some Birds...
To See All The Details And More Birds And Other Finished Goods...




~SMILE~
later, me

Sunday, January 19, 2020

~First New Pattern Of 2020~

Stopped Stitchin' Long Enough To Do A Bit Of Punchin'...
I Have A Lit'l Area In My Family Room That Is Deer Themed...
Don't Have A Head..But, I Do Have Some Antlers...
Some Diamond Paintings & Other Fun Stuff...
Thought I'd Do A Punched Deer Design For That Grouping..



Hope Your Day Is Goin' Great!

later, me

Monday, January 13, 2020

~Crazy About Hearts~

There's Jus Somethun About Hearts...
I've Always Been Drawn To 'em...
It Has Nothun About Bein' Romantic...
Cuz I'm Really Not That Sort Of Gal...
I Jus Love The Shape...
And There's Jus So Much Ya Can Create With Hearts...

So I've Been Doin' Loads Of Freehand Stitchin' On Hearts...
Which Means...I Don't Follow A Pattern...
I Jus Stitch Whatever Comes To Mind...
I Have A Big Stash Of Valdani Threads...
I Jus Reach In...
Grab A Color And Stitch!!!

Here's A Peek At Some Of What I've Been Stitchin'...





Some Of These Can Be Found At My Website....
Or If Ya Are A Fan Of Auctions...Click Here...
I've Been Down With The Crud...
So I've Been Sittin' Around Jus Stitchin'...

~SMILE~
later, me

Thursday, January 2, 2020

~Stitching In The New Year~


I Always Leave Out My Poinsettias, Old Sled, Faux Pine Trees...
On The Front Porch Throughout The Winter Months...
Inside I Have Poinsettias Here And There For A Pop Of Red...
I Do LOVE A Touch  Of Red In The Winter!!!
On The Outer Doors Are Primitive Snowmen....
Can't Go Wrong With Displaying Those All Winter Long!!

As With Lots Of Places...
The Weather In Kansas Has Been A Roller Coaster This Winter...
In The 60's One Day...Next Day In The 30's...
It Was 68 On Christmas Day.....boooooooo
I Want It To Be Cold Enough So That When Ya Go Outside...
It Smells Clean....Nothin' Like That Crisp Clean Smell Of Winter...


I've Been Quite Lazy...
I Tell Myself Everyday That I Need To Move Around More...
Then I Tell Myself I'll Do It The Next Day...
I Think I'm Enjoying Retirement Too Much...lol..
It's Just So Easy To Sit And Crochet Or Knit...
Now I'm Starting To Enjoy Stitching Again...

Making Up What To Stitch As I Go Along...
Kind Of Like Mixed Media...
Adding This And That...
Never Knowing What I'll End Up With....
I Never Rip Out...
So Whatever Happens Happens...

Okay...So I've Only Done Two Pieces So Far...
But, I Feel That 2020 Is Gonna Be The Year Of...
Stitched Samplers And Other Pieces For Me...
I Go On Creative Binges...
When I Taught Myself To Solder...
I Did 100's Of Pieces....
Same With The Mixed Media...
Crochet And Knitting...

I Never Know When I'll Tire Of Somethun...
So I'll Just Stitch 'til Somethun Else Moves Me!

Enough Babble...
Here's A Sneak Peek Of The Newest Sampler On Ebay...

 

~HAPPY NEW YEAR~
me







Friday, December 27, 2019

~Samplers~

I've Always Been A Lover Of Stitched Samplers...
Even After Surgery...
My Old Eyes Just Aren't What They Use To Be...
I Still Struggle With Stitching...

Following A Cross Stitch Pattern Just Doesn't Work For Me...
This Past Year I Stitched Several Large Samplers...
Tried Using A Pattern...
Tried Counting The Stitches, etc...
Just Was Such A Struggle...
I Didn't Enjoy The Process...
So I Started Just Winging It...
No Longer Counting....

Many Folks Commented How They Like..
My Random Way Of Stitching.... 
I've Done So Much Creating With Yarn...
Over The Past Few Years....
And Although I Plan On Continuing...
Playing With My Crochet Hook And Knitting Needles...
I'm Gonna Start Stitching More...

I'll Be Doing Some Freehand Stitching...
Making It Up As I Go...
I Did One Small Sampler...
A Couple Of Weeks Ago...
I Then Crapped Up A Frame To Display It In...
I Really Enjoyed The Process....
Really Happy With The Outcome!

I'll Be Offering Some Of My...
Original Designed Freehand Samplers...
At Ebay....
Ya Can Check Out My Auctions By Clicking Here....

I Find The Stitching Relaxing...
Which We All Need To Find Something That Helps Relieve Stress...
Especially After The Hustle And Bustle Of The Holiday Season...

Here's To Wishing You A Wonderful New Year!

later, me

Friday, November 8, 2019

~SHIT SHOW PONCHO~

Yesterday It Was 72 Degrees In Kansas....
Today It's In The 20's....WHAT????
As Like Most Folks...
I'm A Fall Lover...
Since I No Longer Have To Travel To Work In Bad Weather....
I'm Pretty Fond Of Winter Too...
 Course I'm Really Loving The Cold Weather...
 So I Can Wrap Myself In All The Yarny Yumminess!!!

I Didn't Do Any New Halloween ~ Fall Patterns This Year...
BUT, I Did Do My First And ONLY Crochet Pattern....
"SHIT SHOW PONCHO"
I'll Be 62 In A Couple Of Weeks...
Tryin' My Hand At Doin' A Crochet Pattern...
Just Kept Comin' To Mind...
I Reckon I Best Get The Things Done...
That Keep Floatin' Around In My Brain...
As I'll Certainly Run Out Of Breathin' Time Sooner Than Later....

I've Not Done A New Primitive Doll Sort Of Pattern...
In I Don't Know When Exactly....
I've Had "A Deer" Idea ...
Tryin' To Come To Life...
So I Might Just Have To See What Becomes Of That...
Thinkin' Of Sittin' At The Sewing Machine...
Kind Of Gives Me The Hives Though....
How I Do HATE To Sew.....

Depending On How Much Muslin I Have On Hand...
Will Be The Deciding Factor On How Big It Will Be...
As I'd Have To Drive An Hour Round Trip To Get Some...
And That's Not Happening....

We Just Got Home Last Night...
From A 6 Day Lit'l Get Away...
So Now I'm Ready To Hibernate For The Winter....
Which Means I'll Be Venturing Outside As Lit'l As Possible!
Which Really Isn't Anything New...
I'll Go 2 Weeks At A Time And Never Leave The House...
No Matter What The Weather Is Like...

Now That Halloween Is Over...
Many Are Already Decorating For Christmas...
NO! NO! NO! NO!
I REFUSE To Decorate For Christmas ...
'til Thanksgiving Gets The Attention It Deserves...
What's The Big Ass Rush????
Why Can't We Just Enjoy Each Holiday...
I Feel Sorry For Thanksgiving....sigh....
It's So Overlooked Because It's Not A Big Money Maker...
Besides Buying Extra Food...
Folks Don't Spend Money Celebrating Thanksgiving...
Ok...Ok...Ok....I'll Stop Bitching About Poor Thanksgiving...

To Show I'm Thankful For Ya All Putting Up With My Crazy...
Here's A Coupon Code At My Hickety Pickety Etsy Store....
Be Sure To Use The Coupon Code When Checking Out...
I Can't Do Refunds If Ya Forget....
COUPON CODE:
THANKFUL20
(Save 20% On Your Total Order Good Through Nov.)

Back To "A Deer" Pattern...
It Won't Be Just A Christmas~Winter Thing...
It'll Just Be "A Deer" That Could Be Shown Off...
All Year Round...
Maybe I'll Make It...Maybe I Won't...
Might Not Be Able To Put Down The Yarn...
Long Enough To Get Anything Else Done...
Who Knows???
I Can't Control This Brain Of Mine...

About That "Shit Show Poncho"  Crochet Pattern...
If Ya An Interest In It...
It's Available At:
(won't be an instant download purchased from my website...I'll email it to you myself)
My "Old Gray Hair Yarn Goods" On Ravelry 
 

To Show A Bit More Thankfulness To Ya...
Here's A Coupon Code:
THANKFUL10
For 10% From Finished Goods At My Website...
(Must Use Code When Checking Out...Be Sure It Works Before You Pay ...I Can't Do Refunds)
Good Through November....

I've Taken Up More Than Enough Of Your Time....Soooooooo
Hope You Smile Today!!
later, me


Saturday, August 24, 2019

~Hooks & Needles~

My Two Old Hands...
Are Staying Busy...
With Hooks & Needles...

Normally This Time Of Year...
I'm Thinkin' Of Creatin' For Halloween...
That's Not Happened Yet...

I'm Still Obsessed With Yarn...
I Find It Just So Relaxing...
Exciting To Be Creating Wearable ~Usable Art!

Even Though I'm Sure The Younguns...
Can Come Up With Better Ways Of Styling...
Scarves...Wraps...Ponchos...Shawls...etc...
I'm Finding It So Fun To Play Around..
And I Still Find It Absolutely A Blast...
Wearing My Yarny Goods Whenever I Have A Chance...

I Do Hope Ya'll Drop By My Website..
And Take A Peek At What I've Been Up To...
Never Too Early To Shop For Christmas...
It'll Be Yarn Wearing Weather Before We Know It...
(and my shawls are light enough for year round)
So Treat Yourself  To Some Yarny Goodness!!

I Don't Have Any Lit'l Ones To Make For Right Now...
But, I Just Couldn't Resist Making This Sweet Little Set...

 
Such A Wonderful Baby Shower Gift!
I Always Like Being Original When Shopping For Gifts...
And Giving Hand Mades Are A Sure Win!!

I Do Hope Life Is Treating You Well....
'til next time..
~SMILE~

later, me

Monday, July 15, 2019

~The Fog Is Gone!~

I Can't See Great Yet...
But, The Fog Is Gone!!
Over The Past 3 Weeks ...
I've Had Cataract Surgery To Both Eyes...
It Will Be Another 6 Weeks Until...
I Can Have My Final Eye Exam...
And Get New Glasses....
As All The Eye Drops I Have To Take...
Go On FOREVER...
It's All Gonna Be Worth It...I'm Sure!!!

In Between Surgeries...
I Have Managed To Get Some Stuff Created!!
If Ya Want To Actually Hear About My Surgeries...
And What Little Mishaps Took Place...
Also Hear Me Talk And Show The Process While I Create...

Here's A Look At Some Funked Up Mixed Media Pieces...


I'm Still Being Manic With The Yarn...
Have Knitted Several More Shawls/Scarves/Wraps...
Finished My 10th Afghan For The Kids/Grandbabes...

Once Again All The Details About My Knitted Goodies ....

Ya Really Should Visit MyYouTube Channel...
As Just Last Week I Did A Giveaway...
For A Shawl/Wrap/Scarf....
Made By My Two Old Hands!
Congratulations To Annie Kraft...
The Winner Of That Giveaway!!!

I Bought A Mandala Book...
A Few Years Back...
Many Time I've Wanted To Get Started Crocheting....
On Some Of Those Beauties...
I Didn't Dare Get Started Until I Finished Afghan #10...

Oh My!!
Good Thing I Waited...
They Are Addicting...
In 3 Days I've Crocheted FIVE Of Them!!!
I'll Show 'em Off At Another Time....
So Stay Tuned!
*******
I Do Hope Life Is Going Well For You...
'tl next time...be safe & smile!

later, me
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