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I live in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. I'm a wife and stay at home mom of 3 sons. I love to paint, sew, knit, stitch and create. I enjoy selling my creations at local fairs, ebay and here on my blog. When I not crafting I love to decorate my home. I'm always moving furniture, painting or switching things around. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day~*~Leanne~*~

Thursday, January 29, 2015

It's Snowing again.....

I thought it was time to put all the snowmen away
but NO
it's snowing again!

 So I'll just start...

thinking spring and keep stitching.

Enjoy your day,
Leanne

I listed these table runners and a few more


Monday, January 26, 2015

Happy Winter....


I have been taking full advantage of the cold winter to work on some cross stitch, wool projects and unfinished projects.
I started this before Christmas and just finished the cross stitch portion a couple of weeks ago. I just love the frame around Santa with the snowman, trees and houses.

The above is a pattern from Brenda Gervis of With Thy Needle and Thread. 


I'm almost finished with this table topper. I just love all the scrappy pennies....it's a great way to use up all those little pieces of wool. I'm not sure how I'm going to finish the edges yet.

This is a pattern by Lynda Hall of Primitive Pieces by Lynda.


I also tried my hand at quilting. This was a kit I bought many years ago. I had everything cut and marked but that was as far as I got. So one very cold day I finished piecing and hand quilted it.  I really haven't done much quilting but I hope to do more.


Don't look to closely because some of my points are gone.
 Now to bind it and I'm done.  It will be great to finish this off.


I love this penny rug!
It's a pattern from Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings.
All ready to be stitched. I'll start this tonight.

I listed a few things on eBay...








You see my offerings by clicking here eBay.

Have a great day,
Leanne


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Punchneedle Finishes


It is the most beautiful fall day today.  Clear blue sky, sunny and cold enough to wear a sweater.
I just love sweater weather!



I just finished a few punchneedle pieces...getting ready for craft fairs.
I love to do punchneedle but I never know how to finish them.
The piece might sit in the finished basket for a couple of months until 
I figure out just the right way to present it.

I posted a few more punchneedle pieces on my facebook page

You'll also find a few wool applique pieces I finished recently. 
Don't forget to "like me" on facebook.

Enjoy your day...Packer Sunday,

Leanne

Thursday, September 11, 2014

God Bless America....

May we always remember....

 I visited the 9/11 Museum this summer and came upon this amazing quilt....the Victims Quilt.  
 I started to read the plaque next to the quilt and immediately I remembered my mom telling me about this quilt. We didn't know it made it into the museum.
A wonderful quilt artist from my parents small town Connie Daniel was one of the people to design and make this quilt.  It has so much detail every victims picture is on this quilt. Little angels are next to the picture of moms that were pregnant. 
 My parents, my brother and his family, and my cousins and their families were all able to stitch on this quilt.  That how Connie was, she wanted to share her love of quilting with everyone.
You can read more about the quilt here.
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What a wonderful tribute to all the loved ones who were victims of 9/11.
Remembering Connie who was a true quilt artist. 
Sadly Connie passed away and never saw this amazing quilt hanging in the museum.

God Bless America,

Leanne

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Happy Fall!

First day of school and it's time for some fall decorating!

I can't believe how long it's been since I posted here. My summer was filled with family visiting, vacations, Summerfest, crafting and of course August our birth month.  Everyone in our family has a birthday in August so were eating cake all month long.... Yum!


I love decorating for fall it starts my favorite time of the year, first fall and then Christmas.

Craft fairs start the middle of this month and I've been crafting like crazy.  Stitching and painting, painting and stitching. Check my Facebook page for some pictures of things that I've been working on.

Enjoy your day, Leanne


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Just Sharing....

Some Photos of Finished Projects.


 I've been working on some cross stitch and punchneedle for my fall fairs.

 The stitching was done in February but I just wasn't sure how to finish them off. 
 So searched my favorite site....
Pintrest 
(you can follow me just click here)
for Inspiration and Ideas.
Well did that get my mind going.


 It was a lot of fun searching for unusual frames and trimming and old buttons.
I painted the frames black and aged them. The backgrounds are wool some hand dyed wools.

See I'm trying to get ready for my fairs.
I feel like I'm running behind.
You can check out my facebook page for more pictures of
what I've been working on.

Enjoy your day,
Leanne