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!!!