Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Bag

Someone got a great gift from Genny, one of our hooking club members. She used one of the totes I sell as her base, and then hooked a great piece for the insert! I'm sure the gift was a hit!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Early Christmas Gift

I had an unexpected early Christmas gift! My son and his family came north. I had all my grandchildren together for the day - what a great time just being together!

Newest grandson, James - 2 months old

Oldest daughter Stephanie, with two youngest granddaughters, Sophia & Anna

All 4 of my children - Jessica, Evan, Megan & Stephanie

All of my grandchildren, ranging in ages 20 years old to 2 months!
(Leah, Joe, Zachary, Cooper, Grace, Sophia, Anna, Jacob & James)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hooking Club Christmas Ornament Exchange

Love this group of ladies, their friendship and encouragment this past year has meant a lot to me. A great time had by all!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Birthday Gift was a Hit!

Zachary's birthday gift was a hit! He and my other grandchildren (and children too!) had a great time with the target!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Birthday Gift for my Grandson

After buying my grandson the nerf gun he wanted for his birthday, I spent last night evening making him a target. I used wool (of course) and needle felted the details. It's hanging from a spring rod that can be hung at any level in an open doorway. Pretty clever if I do say so myself! Hopefully it'll be a hit and he'll use this instead of his younger brother or sister as targets! I'll keep you posted, the party is this Sunday.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Word Charms - Now Available!

I'm very excited to now have available word charms for sale on my website! These charms are sterling silver and are individually hand crafted, so there will be variations with each charm. They make a great gift for a friend or yourself. You could pair them up and make a fun pair of earrings or add a charm to a pendant or bracelet.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Workt By Hand 2010

Plans are set for gathering in historic Old Tippecanoe, Tipp City, Ohio, May 6 - 8, 2010. A splendid location for our retreat! Join us in a creative journey celebrating Folk-Art and fellowship.

We are pleased to announce the theme for this year’s project is Recycle & Repurpose. Our project, a decorative piece for your home, translates this theme, quite literally, into a set of Embellished Quilt Blocks or Creative Blocks if you will, that focus our thoughts and stitching on the importance of caring for our environment and wisely using all our resources. In keeping with tradition, our project was designed exclusively for Workt By Hand.

Please visit my website for more information!

Needle Night Christmas Party

Love this group of ladies, their friendship and encouragment this past year has meant a lot to me. Missed the few that couldn't be there. A great time had by all, not to mention the wonderful food!

Our handmade Christmas ornament exchange was a great hit!

A talented needle art group

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas at the Cottage

Stop by, pick up a gift, or get some wool to finish up that last minute Christmas project. Open this Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9:00a - 3:00p. Gift certificates available.

Santa's from my collection

Drummer Boy - Star Rug Co.

Another rug from Star Rug Co.
My adaptation of an Uncle Sam pattern

Pris Butler's Nativity
My adaptation

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Great Time with Nola in St. Louis

After setting up for the Christmas Open House at Nola's studio, we headed to Skif.

Skif is a store/studio that is just around the corner from Nola's studio. They have fantastic clothes and a creative space - it's inspiring just to walk around and see what they have going on! A must see place after visiting Nola's studio.

Here are few snapshots that I took while wondering around...

Here are some photos from Nola's studio. A very creative and inspiring place to visit!

Yarn Christmas trees

I loved this - each letter is cut from a license plate

Christmas Fox

A little antiquing and a trip to a local yarn store.
I can't resist those verigated yarns!

Merry Christmas from Nola's!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sue Spargo's Workshop

A great, creative day spent with Sue on her Altered Textured Workshop.

Sue's finished piece

Michelle's work in progress...check out the pink flower - started & finished

Hard at work

A couple more pieces in progress

Some of Sue's fabulous product she brings to tempt us with!