Saturday, November 14, 2009

Finally Back!

I wish I had boquets like this on my street! LOL!! Grafton Street in Dublin!
Trinity College!

Scotland, the countryside!

Great shopping on and off "The Royal Mile" Edinburgh.

The Beautiful City of Edinburgh, Scotland!!

Here is a small sampling of my trip! I had a super, super wonderful time! Europe was simply wonderful all I hoped it would be and more! I wish I could say I had been away this long, but no, just slow to catch up on everything!!! LOL!! Sorry! Kids keeping me busy with school activities, etc..

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Vacation Time!!!

I am off to Scotland and Ireland for about 8 days!! I think it will be very inspiring!! See ya all when I get back!!! Blessings!! Cathy

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fall Hookin'

Hello! Sorry so long! Crazy as ever around here! Got the kiddos back in school! Trying to get ready for my trip to the UK in 2 weeks! I always manage to get some hooking done though, here are a few of my latest. I also have new patterns in my ebay store.

I got a new comp. monitor and for some reason I can't see my background graphics on my blog and other places..wonder why.....hummm?

I have the witchy poo make do on ebay right now.
Here is the link:

Thursday, July 30, 2009

One a Day~~~!!

Summer is just flying by~~~! I just made up these apple's, I thought they would make nice teachers gifts, etc.... Hope everyone is well! I have been insanely busy with everything!! Ready for things to SLOW down around the house~! LOL~~

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy SuMMerTiMe!

It has been way too long since I have posted something new, so here is my latest creation! I love old pottery! My kids are keeping me so busy! Summer is flying by like it always seems to do! I seen Back-to-School supplies the other day, OH NO, too early for that~!!! HUGS! Cathy

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Patterns and Rug

Hello! I just listed a pattern for my ghost and my eagle on ebay!
This is my latest creation! I actually started it last year and finally finished it. LOL!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Hooked Goodies!

Hello!!! These are my latest creations! The kitty and eagle are still on ebay! The other rug is the way to it's new owner! I hope to do a pattern for the eagle soon! I getting backed up with orders again, but will try to squeeze it in!! LOL!!! Best Sunny Day Wishes to all! Cathy

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Is it Summer Yet??

Well school is out!! Yipppppee! Trying to finish some projects, here is one of my summer thyme goodies. Been so busy with stuff around the house, my kids, etc... Sorry it took me so long to update my blog!

So excited, planning a trip to Scotland and Ireland at the end of summer! Having my passport renewed etc. I have a cousin who I ADORE, she lives in Edinburgh, so I am going by myself to visit her once the kids are back in school, thank dear hubby! She suggested we visit Dublin while I am there, we are both very Irish! LOL! FUN!!!!!
I LOVE U2, been a fan for longer than I care to remember. We plan to stay in a hotel owned by Bono and The Edge! LOL!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day Flags!

Happy Memorial Day!

I hooked up some flags just for the occasion and listed them on ebay! Sometimes I hook the star in mustard, but this time I stitched on rusty stars!!! FUN!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

All kinds of Coneflowers!

Hello! Just trying to wind down the school year here for our 3 kiddos. It has been quite an experience homeschooling our oldest this past year. She will attend the nearby middle school in the Fall, which makes me VERY nervous. UGH! LOL! We live in a small town, but our middle school has a bad reputation! Scary......

Thankfully, I have my diversions, and as the Wool SJ calls them "Dyeversions" too. LOL! I have been working on a big flower order, some of which are coneflowers, so I made these top 2 sets for ebay. I already sold the Black-Eyed-Susan's to a super great lady! I am hoping to offer a pattern for them sometime. The cone's I made for the order are cream, rust, peach, brown, etc.. very pretty together! I should take a photo of them.

Dyeing the purple cone's can be fun, I usually use one of the Cushing's rose shades and bit of blue, such as Copenhagen or Sky Blue. Copenhagen has a periwinkle sort of cast to it, so it works well. A touch of a red and a blue is nice too, if you don't have a rose dye on hand. I also add a bit of brown, green, or yellow to tone down the "brights." I just look at my wool while it is wet and see what it needs as a drabber, then add it in. End of the school year best wishes to all, see ya again soon! Cathy

I am also having a sale in my ebay store until the end of the month!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Proud as a...............

(right click me for a better view)
PEACOCK! lol!!
Isn't it fun???
My latest creation, when I saw it, I knew I had to bring it to "life" per Se!
Lately, I have been having trouble getting on my computer. My daughter Gabby, she is 7 is really into the Webkinz!! lol! They are really cute and a wholesome good time for her. Every time I tell her need to get on, she stands over my shoulder waiting for me to get back off. Not to mention my almost teenager and her MP3 player, always downloading songs, etc.. I guess I am reluctant to let them have their own computer, then I can't watch them as easily...hehe.
So between my orders and my kids...well ya know!!! LOL!! STylized biRDie BlesSinGs to all!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Funny Pets!!

Hello!!! My dear friend Joanne got me thinking, so I scanned this very old is about 23 years! Anyhow, this is my dearest old Patches! He went everywhere with me, when this photo was taken I was attending college in Cincinnati. The hamster was my cousin's, isn't it a hoot? They are sharing a plate of cottage cheese! Everyone who sees this photo in my office loves it, I thought I would share it! I got Patches when I was 9 and had him through my first year of marriage, he lived to be 18 years old!! I am an only child, so he was really my pal growing up! After he passed, my hubby got me my Tippy, and she is now 15 years old, our Muffin is 13, so I guess my cats live a long time!!! LOL! I hope to get back to some more creative blogging soon, I am still catching up on my orders, which I am so thankful to have! Happy thoughts to all!!! Cathy

Friday, April 17, 2009

Pattern Sale..........

Just wanted to let everyone know I am having a 1/2 price pattern sale through the end of the month in my ebay store!! Just click on the link above!!! The stars pictured above are my latest pattern offering. Many Thanks!! Cathy

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bunnies & Bee's............

Hello~! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! Seems so long since I last! Where does the time go?? Here a few of my creations for the season and upcoming season!! FUN!!!! The bee skep here on the top was so fun to hook, I used some of my fuzzy textured wool for the wings! I turned it into a pillow for customer! Wishing you all many sunny and happy days!
On this bee skep, I needle felted the accents!! Just love to mix it up a bit, especially with wool!
More soon! More dye talk soon too! Cathy

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Winners are.....................

Hello and Happy Sunday!!! I had my prince charming of a husband draw 2 names today! The winners of the flower sets are: Terri of Clay Hill Farm
& JD of Tumbleweed Trails !!!!!!!!!!

Thanks so much for everyone who signed up!!! Cathy
P.S. Enjoy a bit of Forget-Me-Not and other floral clipart!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

GIVEAWAY!! Spring Boquet-Forget-me-nots! 2 Sets!

Well, this is just so exciting!!! LOL!! I am so happy to have had such a nice response to the flower I am making 2 sets of 3 forget-me-nots to give away! This way we can have 2 winners!!! One winner just didn't seem like! I hope to do another flower giveaway in May too, I will pick another color or a mixed color set, maybe I will just run a poll to see what is popular!lol I really do love the sentiment of Forget-Me-Nots!! LOL!! I will draw 2 winners on Sunday and announce the winners then!! Thanks! Cathy
Hello! Just wanted to welcome in Spring with a cheery flower giveaway and a blue dye recipe. If you would like a chance to win a set of 3 of my handmade/hooked flowers like the one's pictured below, just add a comment to this post. Make sure I can link back to your blog, or you can contact me through my ebay store with an email address to contact you if you win! FUN!!!! I will be sure and have these to you by Easter! So I will draw a name on April 5, which is Palm Sunday! Good Luck!!

My favorite blue recipe is a combo of Cushings Sky Blue and Silver Gray. All depends on how much wool, etc.. add more Silver Gray for a more prim shade. Add a bit of peach to tone down and warm up your color. If you want an even warmer blue use Peacock, Turquoise, etc.. If you want a touch of lavender for more of periwinkle use Copenhagen Blue or Royal with Silver Gray. ENJOY!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Food for bunnies!

Bunny Wabbit Food!

I just finished these and listed them on ebay! FUN!!!! Pattern soon, I hope,!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Handmade prims from the past......More feather tree ornie ideas too!

Awhile back I was discussing the wonderful wool feather tree's my dear friend Joanne makes and lil' ornies for these tree's. I found a couple more ideas in my picture files. For some reason, mostly to free up space on my have been going through my photo albums..... Just like around the house, I am terrible about throwing things away, it is the same on my many files! I am like a computer pack rat!
Anyhow, first the ornies, then just a few of my past creations!

Easy and fast to make! Again, I used Styrofoam balls. Some folks don't care to paint, so this is another option, little rag balls. In the top 2 photos I used an old calico quilt top, wrapped my lil's strips around the mini balls, aged them with vanilla coffee, and then used rusty safety pins for the hangers.
Then for the third picture, on that tree I used an old crazy quilt top. I used quilt tops because I thought an actual quilt would be too thick. You could also use your favorite fabric, Civil War prints, or wool of course! lol! I made balls and hand stitched little cones, hand dipped little birthday candles, rolled them in some spices and tucked them into the cones with a few drieds (Sweet Annie.) I used string as hangers.
Here is a small sampling of prims I have made, some published patterns, some my own, some spring thyme, some for anytime! A bit of stitching, felting, punching, hooking, etc...