Too many roosters

This years batch of chicks all grew up to be roosters. They're very pretty, but can't get any eggs out of 'em. I might have to keep one of the black and white ones, because they are soooo cute and tiny!


AAAAH! It's too hot to play outside

I'm calling it quits for the day. Been out tilling the garden and decided it's not a good idea. My body likes to overheat on me and send me on a trip to the ER if I don't watch it... I hate that!
I finally got all the weeds knocked down and I'm trying to put in some new raised garden boxes. Hopefully, I'll have it done before it snows - I'd love to have it all ready for spring next year. When it starts looking like a garden, I'll post some pictures.
Maybe if I whine a little, hubby'll dig in my fence posts. :D


Beautiful day

Beautiful day so far. Hoping it doesn't get any hotter, so I can find my garden through the weeds.


Lawn and Garden Shed Handmade yard decoration full size antique barnwood outhouse

Full size barn wood outhouse lawn ornament, made from barnwood (by Stanley, the wood worker - aka Dad). I 'bout tripped over my own feet, getting out of the car when we pulled in their drive. "I wannit!"

He has it up for sale on


Supper from the Garden

Finally got a good little crop of carrots from our garden. They've given us a bit of trouble in the past.
Supper was scrumptious last night!


Pine Tree make-do and Blue Bird Pin Keep

Standing 9 1/2 inches tall, this ole blue bird pin keep is made from painted and grunged muslin. He's firmly stuffed and attached to an old, antique textile bobbin. I've added rusty jingle bells and safety pins, a blank, stained hang-tag and a strip of cheesecloth for his scarf.
The Make-do Christmas Tree stands on an old branch we cut down from our yard. I've drilled a
hole to secure the tree and wrapped in moss, pip berries and preserved greenery. The tree is made from muslin, painted green, grunged and stained. It stands about 16 inches tall (including the greenery.)

(Credit for the crow pattern goes to Kentucky Primitives.)


Primitive Needle Felt Pear Cubby Tuck

Here's my newest creation using that trecherous felting needle. I'm new at it, so I haven't yet jabbed myself...still very careful with this tool.

I created it on a whim, just to see what I could do with my needle and wool.
This is a 4 inch tall x 2 inch wide pear I made from fabric, stuffed and completely covered in needle felted wool. Even the stem is felted.


Measuring 3 1/2" tall x 4 1/2 " long, I stained this old, leather baby shoe to enhance the signs of wear. I've packed it full of stuffing and made it into a pin keep. The fabric is an off-white background with a floral print in mustard and green. It's securely hand-stitched to the shoe using strong button thread. You can use it as a pin keep or display it along with your favorite antiques, as the display shoes.


More of Gramma's Hip Huggers

I was outside working in the yard all day enjoying what few nice days we have left. I started out mowing the back yard and a bit of trimming with the weed eater.
I'm getting itchy to start burning leaves, but after starting a small patch, decided I would really be embarrassed if I caught the neighbors corn on fire, so I hurry and stomped it out. It was such a beautiful day, I had to keep looking for more excuses to stay out and play. I decided to throw a coat of paint on the ole wicker furniture and clean up the deck a little. Hoping it's nice again tomorrow, I plan to touch up a few other faded deck chairs and finish getting the summer toys packed away til next spring. I worked til the sun went down plus another 30 minutes to finish painting by porch light and decided to come in and crash at the computer for awhile. Look what I came across. Up above, is Papa with our youngest hip hugger. Look at those beautiful brown eyes looking right at ya! I love going through old pictures of our grand-babies. They change so much from month to month.

I came across one of my favorites and realize I hadn't printed this one out yet. He's going in a frame tonight. This was taken on the day Papa and I took him to the merry-go-round thinking he'd love it, of course. Well, he let us know otherwise and screamed through the entire ride, clinging for dear life to Papa's neck.
After he'd calmed down and he was sure we were far enough away from the noisy beast, we found a big, grassy hill that was better suited for him. He bravely rolled down the big hill, giggling all the way down. He was so proud of himself.


Look at that corn

I can't believe it's Halloween season already. I've been working on a few fall prims and watching the corn turn. I wish it could stay this green all winter long.
While trying to get a picture of my witch hanging on the door, I caught that beautiful background of corn.


OOAK Spellbound Cat in the Hat available on ebay

Here's my latest creation that I've listed on my ebay auction.
Measuring 14 inches tall, this auction is for a OOAK, witches cat, turned into a hat, designed and created by me. Looks like he got too close to the witches brew and found himself in a little predicament.

Too many roosters

This years batch of chicks all grew up to be roosters. They're very pretty, but can't get any eggs out of 'em. I might have to k...