Sunday, February 17, 2008

Rain, rain, rain

Whew wee, is it raining outside. The wind is blowing and rain slapping the windows so hard it causes the dog to bark. Of course, Muffin is a Corgi so I think she can hear the softest of sounds and decides to sound an alert just about all of the time. I certainly never have to worry about anyone breaking into this house, because they are never going to get past Muffin.

We were gone to a fur sale this weekend. Animal activists, I apologize, but my husband is a trapper (just like in the pioneer days) and we go to these fur sales at least three times a season. It is the way he makes our income during the winter months.
If you have never been to one they are very interesting to attend and trappers are certainly a funny bunch.
I did see something at this one I didn't like though, even though it was legal and all that but it broke my heart also. Some guy had the pelt of a beautiful white wolf there. It was absolutely the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen but it broke my heart to think that this beautiful animal had been killed for his beautiful fur.
I went over and touched the pelt and said a prayer to the wolf's spirit, telling him I was sorry he had been killed. I know some think that is probably crazy and all, but I believe God put animals here for a reason. I don't think he approves of senseless killing but if you want to weight the pros and cons of trapping, I will just let you have my husband's email address because he can give you a list a mile long why it is in the best interest of the animals to keep the populations under control.

Well, that certainly got off on a track I didn't mean to go down.
Anyway, I finally got my little doll done and as soon as I get her face painted on I will try to post her on here. I don't know if I will put her in my Etsy shop or not since I am trying to get ready for a craft show in Erin, Tenn. on March 15. I am so slow at creating things I really have to bust my buns to get things started and completed for shows.
So, I guess I will spend the rest of this afternoon cutting out another doll. I am making this one a crochet granny square afghan to carry with her.
Have a good one people, and remember how far a kind word or a smile can help someone else.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

It's snowing

I wanted to show you this Elvis wristlet I have listed in my Etsy shop. I love this material. I made a bear out of it also but it sold at a craft show. If you are a Elvis fan, you can visit my Etsy shop at: and get a better look at it.
Yay, it is actually snowing here in our little town. We get so little snow here anymore that it is always thrilling to me to see it. The bad thing though is that there is a thin sheet of ice underneath that beautiful snow.

My daughter didn't work again today and I sure was glad. When I went out to start the car just in case she had to work it was 20 degrees with a wind chill of 10. It just made me chilled to think about her being out in that all day. But it wasn't the cold that kept them from working, it was the ice. Kind of hard to stand up and put up beams in the ice.

I wanted to show you this somewhat partial picture of a quilt I made this past Christmas. I know it hardly shows the quilt but you got to admit my grandson is a lot cuter.

Anyway, this was my first attempt at making a quilt. As you can keep I tied it instead of hand quilting. Believe me, I am quite envious of you girls who can turn out more than one of these jewels in a year's time. I honestly didn't know if I would ever get it done.

But I am so glad I did. After a little recuperating time I am going to attempt another one. I love the patchwork ones the best, those that look like they were just meant to be used for everyday, not put up somewhere. I really admire quilters who can make all of the intricate patterns, but not me, just give me the patchwork look anyday.

I ordered the book Nickle Quilts from Amazon and it has some really beautiful patterns to be used from five inch squares. I am having a hard time deciding which one I want to do next.

Since I am presently in a doll making mode my next project is going to be a doll quilt to go along with one of the dolls.

I tried moving that Elvis wristlet down here but apparently I still have a lot to learn about this blogging thing.

I have been entering some of the giveaways at the One World One Heart. This was designed to bring bloggers from everywhere together and give everyone a chance to meet new bloggers. Even if I don't win anything I already feel like a winner since I have found so many new blogs that I am so anxious to sit down and explore.

I am headed for the sewing room, God bless you.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Rainy day

It is raining cats and dogs here. To me there is nothing like a rainy day to slow down and renew your inner self. Another good thing about rainy days, I don't have to babysit, my daughter has an outside job so she doesn't have to work when it is pouring down. Don't get me wrong, I love those two little munchkins but every once in a while you just need a day to catch up. And that is what I plan on doing today.
I hope to get a doll finished that I cut out Sunday and hopefully get my bedroom cleaned up.
If you have never been to Kentucky I would just like to say it is a beautiful state to visit. The above picture was taken on a road called Iron Mountain Road. The sad thing is that the barn is no longer there, a house sits there now. I always try to take as many pictures of old barns as I can because they are quickly becoming a part of our past. They are being torn down and replaced by metal buildings. We lost a wonderful old tobacco barn the other day when those storms ripped through the South.
I will probably be back later. I am not one of those people who can clean until the job is done, I always have to take my breaks in between. That is probably one of the reasons why I never accomplish a whole lot.
Have a good one.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sunday night

Here it is Sunday night and it is cold here in southern Kentucky. We are down to 25 and it is supposed to get down to 16 degrees tonight.

Church was good, the sermon was on God's Love. Always glad I went, but it seems like Sundays just wear me out.

I can't close this blog today without posting a picture of precious and precious.
These are my two grandchildren. Shelby on the right is two and Cody on the left is one. Needless to say they run me ragged. They are my daughter's children. I keep them everyday and believe me by the time I get home I am pooped to the coop.
It can really be hard somedays trying to give them what they need and trying to get things ready for the upcoming craft season.
I pretty much make my living from doing craft shows, the etsy shop and private orders and don't think it is easy because its not. But they won't be this small forever and I am just glad I am able to help. I had the most perfect grandmother in the world and she is the model I am striving to follow.
Well, I am off to cut out a doll or do some crocheting. It's really going to be cold in the morning when I leave the house at 5:30, but I just won't think about that now.
Hope all of you had a good weekend.

Good morning

It is Sunday morning in Kentucky and I am in the process of trying to get things cleaned up so I can jump in the shower to get ready to go to church. I will probably be back later this afternoon to tweak this a little more. I had a blog once before but didn't do much with it so I am hoping I will do better this time. I want to leave you with a painting I have done and is listed in my Etsy shop: if you want to visit there today. I will be back and please always feel free to leave a comment.
First let me say, I don't paint because I delude myself into thinking I am good at it, I paint because I love to paint. If I can get my courage up I may go to college this fall and major in art. Why not start life over at 54, right? Anyway, have a good day and talk to you later.