Monday, October 20, 2014

~*New ePattern!!!*~

Hello Dear Friends!

Oh... I think after many brutal hours of staring at my computer screen... that I may have figured it out!

~*Willie the Sheep*~

For many months now, I have told you that I am working on offering PDF patterns (instant download email patterns).  Honestly... I have been thinking and planning it!  However, it has been so very frustrating trying to figure it out myself.  I really feel very computer stupid!

Today though... I have been sitting at my computer ALL DAY... and have been focus and stubborn... and committed... and I have one pattern up on Etsy now to prove it!  Can you cheer with me????  Please????  *SMILE*

The picture of ~*Willie*~ the sheep is my first ePattern offering.  Many of you may remember several years back, that I had ~*Willie the Sheep*~ in my doodle booklet.  I thought it was fitting to have him as my first ePattern too!

And... for those interested... YES!  There will be more patterns ~ BOTH NEEDLEPUNCH AND CROSS STITCH!  I have a needlepunch doll pattern ready to load into the PDF maker and about 3 cross stitch models that need framed or finished 'into something'... so they can have a photoshoot and loaded into it too!  Please be patient with me.  I'm trying... and trying hard!

For anyone interested in ~*Willie the Sheep*~ Needlepunch ePattern... CLICK HERE to visit the listing on Etsy.

Or, on the sidebar... I've added a button that will take you directly to Paypal for a purchase.

Patterns will arrive in your email inbox within 24 hours.  (The pattern will print on 9 pages.)

Thank you for the encouragement and support!  I will keep working hard... and designing, charting, stitching, punching, hooking, and playing!

Wishing you all warm smiles...

Betty

Sunday, October 19, 2014

~*Joyful Sunday*~

Hello Dear Friends!

I hope your weekend has been warm and great!

We have had an amazing family, fun~filled, joyous weekend!  Two of my Aunts from California came to visit.  It didn't last nearly long enough... and I have been on the verge of sentimental tears of absolute JOY all weekend!  We hugged, laughed, giggled, talked, ate, played, mingled, toured the capital city, enjoyed the country~side, rode dirt bikes and just plain smiled all weekend!  I'm sad that they are gone... but so glad they were able to come!

The house has quieted down now... except for the roaring sound of football in the background.  I have been getting some needlepunching finished... and listed this ditty on Ebay a few minutes ago...

 ~*Jack & Crow*~ Pillow Tuck
 


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The Eskridge Fall Festival is this coming Saturday, October 25th... in Eskridge, Kansas.  I will have a booth set up on Main Street during the day... offering my wares and demonstrating needlepunch.  Stop by for a visit!

Also, I will be set up here with my Momma during 1st Friday in Topeka, Kansas...


This will be a fun night!  Mark your calendars!!!

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There were several pictures taken during our family fun.  This is one of my favorites.  My baby Sister, my Momma, and myself.  Doesn't my Momma look happy?  



Wishing you all warm smiles...

Betty

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

~*A Few Items Listed*~

Hello Dear Friends!

This is just a quick update... gotta run out of the house to take the kiddo to piano lessons.  (He is playing well, but would be SO MUCH BETTER IF HE WOULD PRACTICE!)  *SMILE*

Anyway... after the Customer Appreciation event this past Sunday... I have several Halloween items remaining.

It is near to the holiday... but a few have been listed...

On Ebay...

And these are in my Etsy Shoppe...





There are more to be added online... and will be very soon.  Also, I have had many ask about needlepunch patterns.  I'm still trying to find the time to figure out... how to figure out!... how to make the PDF patterns.  With any luck... I will have it all worked out soon.

Thanks for popping over to my Ebay auction and my Etsy Shoppe to take a closer look!

Wishing you all warm smiles...

Betty


Monday, October 13, 2014

~*Yesterday's Fun at Cabin Antiques*~

Hello Dear Friends!

Yesterday was Customer Appreciation Day at Cabin Antiques.  My Mom and I were so delighted to be a part of the fun.  I would like to thank the owner, Pam, for inviting us to be a part of the very special day!

Mom and I set up our wares on the back porch.
 Sadly, the weather was cloudy, cold, and windy.  We were troupers though... and still enjoyed the festivities and VERY friendly folks.  We met new friends and were so happy to visit with old ones too!  Mom kept pretty bundled up in her quilt.  Of course, she didn't want her picture taken... but I'm an ornery kid sometimes!
 Lots of punched pieces ~ both Oxford and Cameo needlepunch, hooked mats, and a little cross stitch...


 Mom had a beautiful display and her SweetheartThreads are just adorable!  (So is she!)  She works very hard to bring personality to each one...
Later in the afternoon, my Mister showed up.  He decided to walk up the big hill behind the cabin.  She snapped this shot of my Dad, my SIL Robin, and I beginning his trek up the rock.
 Here is where he was going...
 This is the view of the lake from the top... So Pretty!
 
 Before the day was over, Greg Fox (Pam's handsome brother) sang to us.  He is a fabulous!  I'm proud to have his CD in my collection now too!

Thank you again to Pam and her husband, Craig for inviting us.  We are truly honored to be a part of the fun!

Thank you too, to all the folks that visited.  It was great to see old friends and make new.  

Later today... or tomorrow morning... I hope to list some wares online.  They may be listed on Ebay, in my Etsy shoppe, or on my other blog (that has yet to be used).  I will keep you posted here and on Facebook with more details.

Wishing you all warm smiles...

Betty

Saturday, October 11, 2014

~*Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow!!!*~

Hello Dear Friends!

Tomorrow is the day!  Customer Appreciation Day at the wonderful Cabin Antiques at Lake Wabaunsee!

 I am so tickled that Pam, the owner, invited my Mom and I to be a part of this great day!  I am excited, nervous, thrilled, scared, and... well, a little stressed because I want everything to go over awesomely.

Mom and I will be set up on the back porch of the cabin... here...
 The cabin is so amazing!  Pam and her husband built it themselves.  It is at the beautiful, Lake Wabaunsee... right across the street from where they live.  The views from the cabin are spectacular.  Lots of rolling flint hills.  Amazing really!  Oh, and I didn't even realize until the other day... more charm about the cabin, it doesn't have any electricity!  It is a real, honest to goodness, cabin!

Mom and I have both been working hard to create items to take.  Mom makes these darling, sweethearts.  They are crocheted and sculpted with such great detail.  Each one has its own, unique personality.  You can see more in her Etsy shoppe.  She works with great care and craftsmanship... just stunning and oh~so~CUTE!  She set her wares up at her house, in her dining room, this morning ~ to practice...
 Oh... she is more prepared than I am!  I just finished my last item about 30 minutes ago... and put all my things ~ that would fit ~ in a thrown 'here and there' mess.  Needlepunch, Oxford punch, hooked mats, covered boxes, a little cross stitch... and all sorts of pieces.  What wouldn't fit is still setting in a couple of large totes...


My evening will be spent now trying to price everything.  I'm so thankful my Mom will be with me... she can help me empty my boxes and set things up after she has her table set... since she already knows how it will be displayed!

During the day, I will be demonstrating both needlepunch and Oxford punch.  At 3:30 though... we will all be enjoying Pam's brother, Greg, while he sings on the front porch.  

If you are near... please visit us for the fun!  Check out the cabin, the antiques, snack on some treats, enjoy the music, and see our wares.  We would love to visit with you!

Wishing you all warm smiles...

Betty


Monday, October 6, 2014

~*The Old & The New*~

Hello Dear Friends!

I've still been keeping the needles popping here... trying hard to have lots of finishes for the three events I have scheduled... that are so quickly approaching.

More needlepunch dolls have been finished.  It has been a long time since I've made any of these.  Here are a couple of old ones I found packed away... along with three new ones just created...

 The older ones...
 And the newer ones...
 It is interesting to me to see the changes.  

My bald Santa... with needle-felted beard (I used kid Angora goat wool)...
 Gingerbread Boy...
 Happy Snowman...
 The backs of the older ones... (2007 and 2009)
 The backs of the newer ones...
 All are sawdust filled and about 7 inches tall.

After the doll photo shoot... I had to snap a few pictures of my Chicks.  I wasn't able to get them all at one time... I have seven Ladies.  I told my Mister that they lay Golden Eggs.  *SMILE*  We get five to seven a day now.  Great job Ladies!

Wishing you all warm smiles...

Betty