Sunday, August 21, 2011

Linda Claus Strikes Again

Happy Sunday!! Hope you all are enjoying your Sunday!! We're having beautiful sunny cool weather. I've been crafting up a storm for my upcoming shows. Not getting too much finished, but I'm trying.

I want to show you some wonderful goodies that showed up at my doorstep last week. A totally unexpected package arrived from a very sweet lady. She's been spreading cheer throughout blogland with her goodies & has earned the nickname of Linda Claus. I think the name came from Little Raggedy Angie, but I'm not sure. Anyway this sweetie in none other than Linda of Parker's Paradise. You can find her here

Here's what she sent me...

These nice quilted pillow shams (she said they were packing...I like her packing materials).... Okay I somehow erased the picture of the shams, so I added it back in but can't move it from the top of the page.

One of her awesome baby shoe pinkeeps...... Can you see it with all my others??

Here's a closer shot of my new pinkeep....

One of her wonderful stitched pictures... Bless this Home.... I put this on top of my cabinet that is at the entrance to my home. A wonderful reminder each time someone enters.

And this wonderful little Americana pillow...

I added it to my basket with my other little pillows. Can you see it peeking out??? Love it!!

Thank you so much Linda!! You really know how to brighten someone's day. I'm honored that it was my day to be brightened!!

Please know that I am reading & enjoying all your wonderful comments. I am a little strapped for time with 2 big shows coming up & haven't been responding to comments. I do enjoy them though & will continue to read them. Give me a few weeks & I will be back.

Have a wonderful week my blogging friends!!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Goodies in the Mail & Mice

Happy Wednesday Friends!!

I've been busy working on craft show goodies so I've been absent from blogging for a bit. I've checked in on you from time to time, but haven't commented much. I also haven't responded to all your wonderful comments. I want you all to know that I am reading them & appreciate them all. So thank you all for your kind comments.

My mailman delivered a wonderful package about a week ago. I had ordered some goodies from Brenda at & you should have seen me rip into my package of goodies. I ordered this beautiful pillow made from an old quilt....

And her prim Americana Rabbit. Isn't he just prim perfect??

Love him!!!

I also ordered another goodie, but can't show it cuz it's a Christmas gift. Brenda's goodies are fabulous. If you are not familiar with her work, check her out. You won't be disappointed. As a bonus, her furbaby recently had puppies & you can get your puppy fix on her blog.

And here are a couple of the goodies I've been working on for my shows.

Prim Uncle Sam Mouser...

Prim witch mouser...

They are hard to get a good picture of, but they fly out of my booth every year. I also made some Santa mice, but forgot to take a picture before packing them away.

I got another package in the mail from a little sneaky Santa so check back. I'll be posting those pics soon!!

Enjoy your evening~Becky

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Works in Progress & Some Finishes

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!

I have to go back to work tonight so this is the end of my 4 days off. I didn't get as much done as I wanted to, but I did get quite a few goodies started.

Big pile of mice....These have been great sellers at my shows for the past few years so I've decided to make them again. I try to do something different with them each year. I have adult size mice & babies. The babies get put on pumpkins & candy canes. The adults turn into witches & santas. Lots of prep work on these.

I've also been working on some advertising pumpkins.

Managed to finish them up. Pattern is by My Primitive Saltbox. I used real pumpkin stems for some of them & corn cobs for the others. Love how they turned out.

That's it for me today. Working 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for 3 days starting tonight. Yuck!! That's what happens when you're "chosen" to do special projects. Aren't I lucky??

Enjoy your evening~Becky

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Fall Finish

Good Morning!!

Popping in this morning with a Fall pocket I finished last night. Pattern by Joined at the Hip.

Off to finish some more goodies. Enjoy your Sunday!!


Thank You...Thank You...Thank You Traci...

Happy Saturday!! Hope you are all staying cool! I received a wonderful package in the mail yesterday & wanted to say a Big Thank You to Traci of She was having a little giveaway to one person who commented on her blog a while back. She ended up sending a little giftie to all who commented that day. Well my package arrived yesterday & I was so excited to open it up to see what was inside. I knew it was waaay too small to be a potting bench, but I knew it would be something I would treasure.

She sent me this wonderful little pumpkin make do!!! Love it!!

Added it to my collection of pinkeeps. Can you see it there right on the top??? Thank you so much Traci!!

I'm trying to get some crafting done in the next couple of days. I have 4 days off in a row & need to get some things finished. I'll post some pics when I get some goodies finished.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend~Becky