Tuesday, November 30, 2010


"O Christmas Tree" is another design by Jenny Hoffman. This was stitched on osnaburg,1 thread over 2. Have you tried that???? Don't know if this one will be for sale or not,cause I want a $1000 for it!!!!! I'm old,can't see and doing this caused my brain tumor to go into fits with lots of brain and vision attacks!!!! I've been doing pretty well with the brain attacks due to taking Percocet 3X's a day for the colon pain,but I even added Tyelenol to that and it didn't help. I was determined that I was going to finish all these stitcheries and I did!!! Which brings me to another story.
For a long time I've thought about getting a floor stand Ott lamp with a magnifier. So after this recent episode of the daily brain attacks,not to even get into the problem that I'm always too hot and sweat my head off trying to work at nite under my 150 watt floor lamp,I decided it was time for an Ott. They were 50% off at Joann's and Sunday was the last day of the sale (NOT since a new email from them). Anyhoo we thought we'd go get one Sunday. Well I didn't feel up to going so John said he'd go. Well I always try to do everything I can to make things easier for him. I called Joann's explained that he's on oxygen and would need some help. I gave her the item number,price and sale price. She said they had 3. I told her that I also need a 1 lb. bag of fiberfill and 1 pkg. of white pipe cleaners and 1 pkg. of red. She told me that they were busy. I said well he's on his way and it's only 3 things. They'd have to help him anyway once he got there and isn't that part of the job,to help customers??? She said the items would be at the cutting table. GREAT!!! But when he got there they weren't there. I had given John a list with all the info on it and he said she took her own list to get and went to get the stuff. So when he came home I looked in the bag and there's the largest size of quilt batting NOT fiberfill. I said well this has to go back. So at half time of the Browns game he put my lamp together. I looked at it and said where's my magnifier???? YUP it was the wrong lamp!!! Wish I would have seen the item number on the box BEFORE he put it together. Not the right number I gave her so not the right lamp. I did get the right pipe cleaners though,YEAH!!! I called the manager of Joann's she said she would put my name on the right lamp. So John went back yesterday,MONDAY and got the right lamp!!! He put it together last nite and put it by my chair and I plugged it in. YEAH I can hook without sweating my head off!!!!! I flipped the switch and NO light!! Tried a few times and no luck. I went to take a shower while John checked it out. Well he said that the wires are broken inside. So as I type this he's getting ready to go to Joanns for the 3rd time!!!
I'll let ya know if I actually end up with an Ott lamp or if it's gonna be stuck where the sun don't shine!!!!!

I think I might frame Season of Hope. It's a design by Jenny Hoffman. The little Merry Christmas stitchings are my design and will be finished into ornies.Lot of work left to do on them yet though.

I CAN NOT OVEN DRY RIGHT!!!!! 30 some years of doing shows,being known for my dolls and Santas and I grunged stuff before grunging was the "IN" thing to do. But NEVER in the oven!!!! Last year I caught some angel wings on fire that I had made from an antique quilt!!! Of course it had that old cotton seed batting in it,so everytime I thought I had gotten it to stop burning,I'd look back in the kitchen and there'd be smoke billowing up again!!! AND I thought I was gonna kill myself from the fumes that were coming from that old batting!!! Good thing John wasn't home!!! The doll was almost finished at this point and I thought,I am NOT going to throw this out after all this work. So I managed to fix her and she SOLD!!!!!

This is a bigger "Everyday Angel" and the next time you see her here you won't recognize her. I've got an idea!!!!! The gingerbread boys?? I'll fix them up somehow. Now for the next things that need to be finished. I am so NOT good at doing this blog that I'm betting my pictures are all out of order. But I'm not starting over so if they're mixed up,I'm Sorry and if they're not YEAH FOR ME!!!!!!

This pinkeep pillow is a pattern from Jennifer of taylors*farmhouse*attic

These items are on ebay right now along with the last gingerbread doll I've hooked.It's a girl!!

This dolly is from a pattern by my friend Lottie of Sweetpeas Primitives. I decided to do her face differently. She really looks like an olde doll in person

This Everyday Angel I made from a pattern by Primitive Heart. I used antique cutter quilt to make her wings and heart.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I've been wanting a lid for my crock.I know it was probably an old barrel lid and I didn't know if it would fit my crock,but by golly it fits perfectly. I used to decorate everything that didn't move for Christmas. Even 5 trees!! But the past few years there's been NO decorating going on,but I bought this tree at the show,so there,now I'm decorated LOL!!!!!! So there ya go you've seen all my goodies from the show!!!! I'm so thankfull that I got to go!!!!!!
A closer look at my door prize. She was made by Old Raggs USA

A broom doll,some antique tin cups to make things with the doll that I chose when they called my name for a door prize. YIPPEE!!!!

I love wood boxes!!! Isn't this little red (my favorite color)dough box cute????

This cupboard got put above the toidy in the Porta Potty. That's what I call the master bathroom. Believe me there's nuttin' master about it!!! Not much bigger than a Porta Potty so that's why I call it that.

LOVE this shelf!!!! Don't have a clue what I'm gonna put on it yet though!!!!!

These are the items that I have listed on ebay right now. I've made these things since being back from the Simple Goods show. In fact I was working on the "Just Be Claus" pillow in my motel room Friday nite after Lori,Philicia,Robin and me got back from supper.

You can click on the ebay button on the right for a closer look. Thank You!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010


GIVE THANKS that is. Things could be worse,I don't know how LOL but they could!!!!

Seriously I know they could,so I always do thank God for what I have.

Hells bells we still have a roof over our heads at this time!!!!!

Another thing I'd like to give thanks for,is that the elections will be over by Wednesday!!!!

I am SO sick of it all!!!! Our phone has been ringing constantly with recorded political messages. AND everday our mailbox is filled with political ads that go right in the trash!!!!

AND all the constant TV commercials that don't actually tell what the person will do for you,which prolly wouldn't happen,but just trash talk about their opponent. Isn't it a shame that all the money that's used on this annoying garbage couldn't be used to help people?????

Well off my soap box before I fall!!!!

Anyhoo this rug was inspired from a design by my buddy Lori Brechlin. It's on ebay now if you'd like to take a look,and if you do, I Thank You VERY Much!!!

So since I finished the rug yesterday,I had to get something drawn up. So I'm hooking a squirrel!!!! YUP a life size one!!!! It'll be stuffed and have an acorn or two!!!!

I'm trying to find a way to go to the Simple Goods show saturday!!!!

The one time I did go we had it all planned that John would take me and spend the day in Lori Brechlin's room,which he did and it worked out great. He watched TV and took a nap and then I found him in the resturant when I was ready to go.

But he's much worse now. Most of the time he's in bed. We figured that just for him to drive there it would take at least 3 of the large oxygen tanks and that's not counting that he'd be too worn out.

So last nite my Sweet Friend Lauren,Rugs and Pugs, said she has the week-end planned with a college friend and she said that she could give me a ride there Friday morning,but she didn't know about about getting me back home cause she's not coming home till Sunday.

Maybe I'll just stay there!!!!

ADDED Nov. 2nd
OK everybody hold their Breezies on!!!! There may be a chance that I'm going to get to go to the Simple Goods Show!!!!!!!!! If it does happen it will be due to a couple SUPER Kind and Sweet and Dear Friends!!!!! If it happens I will be going Friday and spending the nite,which I'm sure will be WILD considering the group of us that will be there!!!!!
My heart is pounding from excitement and nervousness!!!!
Would you believe that I'm 63 years old and I've never ever done something like this with girl friends????? John said,well then it's about time that you do it,you're long past deserving it.
But John is part of my nervousness. It's been happening very fast lately,that he's becoming bedridden,so natuarally I'll worry. Also I don't want to be a pain in the ass for the people I'm with cause of my health problems. It's kinda embarrassing to be in the way on a handicap scooter. Believe me there are people at these places that get very pissed off if I'm in the way and of course I'm going to be in the way,cause this is a very small place and very tight between booths. But I know my Chickie Poos will have my back LOL!!!!!
Story to be continued........