Monday, December 17, 2012

ranting #1

today, well i guess it was really yesterday, i finally had time before work to watch some news. it was hard i ended up crying. my thoughts and prayers are going out to those poor families involved with the school shooting. all those children just starting life and it being cut so short. they interviewed on of the people affected from the columbine shooting and he said from what he's learned from all the meetings he's spoke at in schools is that his generation doesn't value life like his parents do. this is a sad thought but we as a society need to really think about what is going on with our young people. there's a lot of violence in our lives and in schools these days and we need to teach them values.we have to at some point say enough is enough and take a stand. i don't have children but i'm thankful i don't because i feel like everything is so out of control everything. what happened to just doing good deeds for someone or doing something and not exspecting money in return? making memories with families and freinds...eating dinner at the table with no tv and no cell phones? try taking a phone away from a teenager...when people come to visit ask them to leave their phone in the car. call me crazy' say i'm being ridiculous but i just feel like society is going in the wrong direction.
my post tomorrows post will continue off of this.

Friday, November 30, 2012

open house weekend

if you are in the area this weekend make sure you come to groovy girl's yarn shop the open house is sat and sun 11-6. i have been on vaca this week and the plan was for me to craft and get lots done well i crafted but didn't get lots done. i had all this stuff i wanted to create and it just didn't happen. i thought about pulling an all nighter but now i'm to tired so im goin to bed. if it's not done now then it will just have to wait. i will take orders and send them out when completed. i have done some knitting needle rolls i had 3 started and 2 complete and wanted to make ipad covers and crochet hook pockets but no such luck.
have a great weekend and don't forget to stop by and say hi.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


i'm on vaca this week gettin ready for groovy girl's yarn shop open house this weekend. i'm super excited about it , lots of new people will be coming and i know it will be a huge success. i've been working on needle rolls for knitting needles and i'm working on some hook rolls or pockets i haven't decided which it will be. also working on some ipad covers and some new ornaments. lots goin on here in my space. i have seen a lot of wood board christmas trees and thought i might go out to my bro's workshop and try to make a couple for the show this weekend he tons of old barn and scrape wood. (if i make any today i will post a pic tonight. 

i changed the look of my blog trying to get into the spirit i'm kind of a bah humbug girl the header came from pinterest i did a search for trees and it came up i was gunna share the link but i can't get the blog to load.

i hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this time of year.

Thursday, November 8, 2012



Thursday, November 1, 2012

my crazy ipad still wont let me post...but anyways work is crazy we are gearing up for cbristmas and i dont even want to tbink about it yet. i have a show coming up tbe first week in december check out groovy girl yarn for all the details. im working on some needle folds for those cbicks with sticks and holing to get sone ipad covers done. i need to get mktivaged to do some stuff i bave peopke counting on  me. wanting to do some stuff with suitcases and maybe paint a couple of things. i have a ton of ideas and just need to make thi gs happen. hope everyone is safe after the hurricane has moved through.

Friday, October 12, 2012

hello there...

i've been trying to post for some time now but have been having problems with the blog app on my ipad...sometimes technology is a pain in the you know what!!! so i got the laptop out and had to use it which is fine but it's way easier to post pics and i have more on my ipad than on the laptop.

any who things are looking up here on the porch my boss is getting happier about the store and my inventory numbers came back and they were down so work is not as stressful. i just need to find my creative spark again i have ideas and get all my supplies together and want to start stuff and then that's where it fizzles.

Well in the middle of this post the laptop crashed and won't load any of my prework so I'm posting this from my phone. The pic is a cell photo so I hope you can see it. The pair in the middle came from the postman today so I'm super excited!!
This is just how things have been going for me since I started my vaca on wed I haven't gotten a thing done.

Btw for anyone in Indiana come see us in the cabin for the fall open house tomorrow from 3-10 pm. Go to Beth's main street folkart blog or more details. I hope everyone is doing well and I will post again tomorrow night.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I had inventory last night it has been a long 2 days. I went in at noon yesterday and got off at 6:20 this morning. I'm a little pooped but I wanted to post I haven't been here in a couple of weeks sorry for the absences.

The weather here today got cool and it feels like fall so now I'm in the mood for sweaters and layers oh and of course my boots...

Just thought I'd post some pics of some things I'm lovin right now.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pea soup

This is the view from my backdoor at 7:15 this morning. The fog is thick!!!

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

More twins

Another set of twins were delivered today...they haven't been named yet. I have a few names in mind but thought maybe I would take them out, have a few adventures and then maybe decide. What do you think any ideas?

They are a little snug so I hope they stretch out some. My feet are so big and they sold out of the 10. :,,,(
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday samplings

Well of course I had to go to work today for a few hours...but I didn't let it ruin my day!!!

This is some of my inspiration for today. You can't really see the bracelet under the white one but I wrapped it with some of my kaffe fassett's fabric and will be doing the same with the white one. Also I started about a month ago some bracelets with wool and trimmings one them hopefully I will get them posted later this week.

I already had the inspiration to make these but got motivated to get them done because I had to go to work today and we got these in...

Which is exactly what my idea was and had started on the wool bracelets but hadn't had time to start the fabric ones so today I made time.

I think this could be another birds of a feather project maybe...what do you think?
Hope everyone had a great Sunday...tell me how you spent your day?

Cheers from the front porch, ms. Grandma

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

I've done a lot of this lately...

I need to be doing more of these...

Risk taking...need to get better at...

I have been thinking this evening about something my dad used to say to me all the time as a kid...
" can't never did anything"

I just need to make time for the important stuff I have really wanted to do something with my birds of a feather idea and always think to myself I can't I don't have time well that needs to change.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Freaky Friday

So my other half went and got this...

This was his second this first one is a half a sleeve almost.

I got this...

I've had one for years on my ankle and they say once you get one you are addicted and want more well this is true for him but my pain tolerance is not as high as his so it probably will be awhile before I get a 3rd.

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Sunday Monday...

Well I was supposed to be off today but again I'm goin to work...thought I'd post I couple of pics...

I will have a short post later possibly.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Things I'm liking

Ready to be a ginger again...

Gettin this Friday not sure where yet and I want a saying with it any ideas?

This looks so peaceful...

It's finally raining here tonight I just want to stay up and set on the porch while it does but it's almost 1am and 6am will be here before I know it.

What are some things you are liking?

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Takin some time...

Those of you who follow my blog religiously probably have noticed I haven't been around much. I haven't been in a good place for awhile now. Work has me really stressed out and anxious feeling like it's just never good enough is taking a toll on my spirit. I haven't been creating or doing anything with my art so I feel like my talent is slipping away. I have decided it would be best if I just pop in to this space and just post a few pics or maybe a line or two. It's back to school time at work and then I have inventory so I'm pretty busy. Also I told my gurl over at "groovy girl art" I would teach a wool appliqué class at the end of the month so I will post pics as I get the projects done.
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When life gives you lemons make lemonade...

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Just poppin in with some pics.
We finally got a little rain and when I say a little I mean a little. It has been so hot and dry here. Hope everyone is safe and well in

I have some ides for these...KEYS...


Loving these shoes!!!

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July 4th

happy 4th of July...god bless our service people!!!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Owl pins

The colors are off a little and it's hard to tell the true colors so I will try to get better pics but these hand pressed clay pins are for sale...

These thin little guys are just $7.50 and measure about 1 inch. The one on the left is a light mint green with silver brushed on the details and the other is a plum color with silver detailing.

These guys are much thicker and measure just a little over an inch and are $15.00. Shipping fees are $2.50.
The left side is a deep plum with silver detailing, the top one is light mint green with silver detailing, the middle is a deep rose color and the bottom one is a pale pink with copper detailing.
Just email me if you are interested I hope to get these and some other stuff posted on easy this week.
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Mtg day ={

So for work I'm in Ohio for a meeting ALL day but the sad part is...we are 10 minutes from tipp city, Ohio. If you haven't been to this little town it's the cutest little place to go antiquing and the coldwater cafe has the best food. There's even a cute little coffee shop with comfy chairs and sofas to get a cup of Joe or a hot tea. So anyway I will be wishing all day to get out early to go and check things out again.
P.s. It is also the place where the workt by hand workshop is held. I hope everyone has a great day.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012


An update on the birdies all 3 hatched and now they are getting some feathers. They are chirping now but I don't think their eyes are open. It's hard to get a picture and they are laying on top of each other.

You can barely see the beak on one of them on the edge of the nest.
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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happenings this wkend

Yesterday I took the pic of the hatched egg and the 2nd one popping through...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sleepless in k-town

Went to granny bees tonight and now my brain is a buzzin...I can't sleep!!! Laying here with my note pad so I can jot down my thoughts. We have been working on appliqued beeskeps to practice our stitches on. So my brain started thinking about other shapes this could be done with and I came up with quite a few. Sue spargo did leaves a few years back and now shesnworking on birds which is one shape I had thought of about a year ago but tonight I had more come to mind...owls, mushrooms, skulls and squares. Maybe even triangles and circles. I just can't stop thinking of all the possibilities. It's a project you can start and work on as you wish, pick it up and put it down to come back to later and when they are all done you can leave them all on 1 piece or cut them out and appliqué them onto a bigger piece as part of the embellishment. Just so many ideas and uses for them.

Also I drew up my logo for my birds of a feather project. I just need to get things Rollin to get it started or maybe it's just an idea I will always want to happen. It's hard finding time for my craft with work being so demanding right now.

Also this is on lined paper maybe because of how my brain works I need for something to be on the paper when I draw. I've tried on a blank piece of paper and it's like my brain locks and nothing happens but paper with lines I can doodle away on. Sometimes chaos stirs my soul.
I hope everyone's had a great Wednesday.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Can't sleep...

Want one of these cars!!! I LOVE my vw!!! If the house was burnin down get the dogs out and then I'd say you better get my... Car out of that garage!!! She needs parts and some work before I can drive her again.

I want a space like this it just says relax all over it.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

A little woody

So today I thought was going to be a relaxing day here on the home front...but the other half changed that plan. The morning started with the normal house work then turned into a little honey do list while the other half mowed. The leg is finally feeling better after 2 wks of nursing it. I did some trimming, watered plants, cleaned up the neighbors dog poop ( so annoying), and wrapped a gift for a dear friend.

So the other half decided that we need a project for the afternoon(no relaxing and taking a nap for me)
We went from this...

To this...

Now we want to decorate it with something. This would be so we can have some privacy from the neighbor (ya the one with the dog who roams and poops in my yard). Eveybodys got one in their neighborhood. Any way we really like the wall but can't decide what kinda art work or paint we want to do.
So this was my wild Wednesday how was yours?
P.s. The bushy kids are gettin haircuts tmrw
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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Stitching project

So one of my ideas is to do a sewing project and maybe get one of the sewing classes in my community involved or some of my bloggers involved I feel like kids need an outlet to express themselves in an artistic way. I'm calling it "the birds of a feather project" I want to have all kinds of birds, feathers, stones and very small flowers on pieces of fabric. Simple, muted dull colors on 4x4 pieces of fabric, one item per sq. I want to get the youth of our community involved to pass on the art of handwork.
As I said in my last post a lot happened in my life over the holiday weekend. Kids sometimes do stupid things out of boredom. If they have other interests they may be more inclined to make better chooses. I don't know maybe I'm foolish to think this is a good idea or maybe it is I don't know. Any feed back on this would be appreciated.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012


So I've been up since about 4am. We had storms roll through at that time lots of loud thunder (the kind that rattles the house) and lighting plus the little ones woke my up wanting out. Well my brain started and I couldn't shut it down. I worked all weekend and it was a bad weekend. A lot of stuff happened and it made me think. One of the things was someone asked me at some point in the past couple of weeks what would be my legacy? I didn't even have anything to say?! So why didn't I? I need to change this! There were other ideas and thoughts I may share at a later date...I am challenging everyone to ask themselves the same question.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Thank you to our men and women who have served and made sacrifices.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Yes I'm still alive and still around I've had a lot goin on and haven't felt like I have had anything to post. The garden show was this weekend it was great getting to hang out with all the bees for 2days. They are an amazing group of women and very supportive. I'm lucky to be apart of their lives.
The other half and I have done almost all the planting around the house so the little flower beds are in bloom along with all the flower pots.
I added a button on my side bar after getting back from Vegas last month. I purchased a set of twins and I'm in love!!! At this rate by this time next year they will be seeing mr.Patton for new soles!!!

Today was our first fun adventure at the garden show it was dreadfully hot but we managed for almost the whole day. Everyone loves them and thinks they are just my personality.
***I will add the pic of my outfit when my friend sends it to me.

I will be posting more of the adventures we have together in the future.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. What did you do?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Today the other half and I are celebrating our 20 year anniversary. We had a lazy evening I got off work a little early so I came home and took a nap before we went out to dinner. Afterwards we stopped and got a movie we both just wanted to relax at home especially after our weekend. It was nice just chillin. I'm so proud of us for making it this long. There are so many things that can break a marriage up and we just kept working at it. I'm not gunna say it has always been easy because it hasn't we have had to work very hard and have faith and trust in each other that things were going to be okay. I'm so fortunate to have found someone to spend the rest of my life with and it's nice having someone that I can be myself with.
Here's to another 20 years.

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So I'm in the air as I type this I will send it when we land but I wanted to post that we are on our way to Vegas. The flight is smooth thank god because I get motion sick. It's supposed to be in the 90's today I was hoping for 70-80 degree weather but I will cope. Short night I didn't start packing until around 10 o'clock last night so I'm ready for a nap already.
Any hoo just wanted to check in I'm sure I will have lots of pics to post ltr.

The little guys knew something was up they hate it when we leave.
***didn't get this posted no free wifi in Vegas. I should've known nothins free there.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012


All this chatter about pinterest has me worried. I just love it and I'm addicted to it!!! I'm just like an addict take the drugs and someone gets hurt. Not really but I guess I just don't understand if you don't want someone to copy, take credit for or abuse or mislead someone with your ideas or designs then do not put them out there on the web for everyone to see. MILLIONS of people follow interest all over the world you are very crazy if you think it can't happen. Any way I'm gunna get off my soap box for now and pray interest stays around.
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Sunday, April 8, 2012


Happy Easter peeps =}

Loving these vintage pics
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Monday, April 2, 2012

Groovy girl art

So i was an hour late to work today because one of my friends opened a little studio shop called groovy girl art. I am so excited for her. She was so busy I couldn't get any pics of her wall of amazing yarn but i will next time I go. I also bought 2 and one of yarn that I just love. I will post a pic of those tomorrow its dark and my lighting is horrible. If you are planning a trip to kokomo or somewhere close you must check out her studio it is HOT!!!
The pics are of Cindy "bee" winding yarn and the paintings "the groovy girl" painted them.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sad day Wed

It was a sad day Wednesday we received a phone call that afternoon that the other halts grandma was in the hospital and on life support. By early that evening she had passed. It was very sudden and we didn't even realize she was in the hospital. We still aren't sure when she went in but she will be greatly missed. She was very religious and was ready to go. She prayed daily and her faith was so strong. We all will miss her greatly.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Granny bee Wednesday

Granny bees was so much fun tonight. Just hangin with my girls I felt like I hadn't seen them since the winter woolen which I hadn't know that I think about it.
It was super warm today we broke the record of 79 we hit 81. It was too hot for me setting in the sun. The other half and I took the dogs for a walk and they are pooped. They got so hot all they want to do is sleep.

Love this pear pin keep.

Loving the dark colors of these pillows.

I'm still tryin to get out of my funk. I have so many ideas and want to start stitching and doing some workshops. This feeling totally sucks.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

At a loss

I just haven't felt like I've had anything important to talk about. So busy with work and not sewing much. I have tons of ideas but just cant decide or figure out where to start. It will come to me in time. I'm just frustrated with feeling this way.

Loving these... Another thing I want to try my hand at.
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