Hi, everyone ~ I apologize for not keeping up with my blog. First I want to thank everyone for the emails I received when we lost our friend Mary to cancer. Mary fought hard for almost 2 years and passed peacefully with her family at her side.
Is spring in your neck of the woods yet? It’s still quite chilly here and it’s raining today. I haven’t been making many baskets lately. Long story short we had to remove our wonderful little antique woodstove from the shop for insurance reasons so I haven’t had heat out there. Before fall we will have a little gas furnace out there so we can stay warm but it won’t be as cozy as that little antique wood burner. It’s supposed to warm up this week so I am back to taking orders if you are interested.
I’ve been stitching quite a bit and have completed a few orders. Wendy of Pineberrylane designed a wonderful “martha brown” marking sampler and I had a customer request one unframed. I love how it turned out and it’s stitched in my favorite colors. Wendy’s patterns are available for instant download on Patternmart.
This project is unfinished but it’s from the girls club designed by Stacy Nash available at country stitches of Spring Green, Wi. I love that big ole brown cow.
I also joined the prim sisters club from there but haven’t started the first project yet and soon it will be time for Primitive Betty’s to be mailed. Too many patterns, not enough time, lol. Here is a customer request to be used as a little bowl filler my friend Ann ordered. Most gals use the year they were married minus 100 years. They also look so cute in a doll’s lap as I’ve shown here.
I’ve been stitching quite a few of the “goode things” designed by Lori Brechlin. Sandy S. yours are stitched, just have to sew them and stain them. My favorite colors again, blues and browns.
Towards the end of March we had a sudden snowstorm and received about 2 feet of snow in 2 days. It’s all gone now but I was beginning to worry that we would have snow until the 4th of July.
Here’s Simon, the banks even dwarf him and he’s tall.
Here’s a picture of our little “travelers” at their motel room. They just got home from a trip to the Niagara Falls. What an awesome view. This was on the Canadian side of the Falls.
I so hope to become a better blogger and I have several packages to mail tomorrow if you are waiting for something from me, it’s on it’s way. I had quite a little slump after Mary’s passing and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers.
I’ll leave you with a sneak peek of one of my wares which will be on Earlyworkmercantile tonight. Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you all a very merry month of May. I hope to be back very soon, also I will be updating my selling blog soon and right here there is a giveaway in the works.
til next time ~