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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~*~

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bunco

It's Bunco time...
I hosted bunco this month and it was a
Mexican Fiesta.


Don't you just love the flowers?

I tried some new recipes, There are a few things in the oven yet,

I had to finish everything off with a Mexican Chocolate Cake.
Yummm!

 I just finished these pillows...
 These were a pattern found in 
Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazines.
 I love changing up the colors.
These were such a fun project!

Spring is coming but it is still to wet to work outside so 
I'll keep on stitching.

I still have some penny rugs and a few other things on 
ebay click here if you would like to see what I have to offer.

Enjoy your week,
Leanne

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Springtime in Herbster....


My mom sent me pictures she took from outside her window. 
Yes, these pictures were taken this week.
I thought our winter was long.



This is springtime in Herbster, WI.



I just don't know how the tulips and daffodils are going to look with all that snow. 

Enjoy your weekend,
Leanne



Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The leprechaun stopped by our house last night while we slept.  He left his green footprints all over the kitchen.  He came in through the window turned our milk green and left some green goodies. 

See the white mug with the leprechaun?  
I made that in 1984....it's was filled with green beer for many years.

 Jack wore the t-shirt to school today.
 What did he have for breakfast?
Lucky Charms with green milk of course

I hope you all have a lucky day,
Leanne.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

It's Finished....

With all this cold weather I've been stitching like crazy.
I just finished this table mat.

It's a pattern from Primitive Gatherings. 
The pattern has the alphabet on it but I wanted something plain. 
I just love the bird!

Enjoy your day,
Leanne

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Organizing and a Tip....

If you do any stitching you know how hard it is to keep your threads neat and organized.
I've tried so many things but nothing has worked. I always end up with a pile that looks like this.
I don't know what colors I have and what I need to buy.
 

Well I found the solution!
This has changed my life...no really!
It's called Floss-away.
Little zip lock bags with a hole punched in the top left corner and a metal ring.  They also have a place where you can write the color number.
I found these on the JoAnn's website,


 
See how nice the floss fits in. I feel so much better when things are organized.
I don't have to take time to unknot the floss before I stitch.

 TIP: This is a good one if I do say so myself.  I do this to a lot of my bags holding crafty things. 
I cut into the bag about 1/4 of in inch to let all the air out when the bag is zip locked.
This way the bag lays flat.


 See how nice a neat they all look.
It's so easy to see the colors you have.
I have a ring for hand dyed floss, one for DMC floss and one for variegated floss.
 

 
 I've been doing a little cross stitching, crocheting and stitching penny rugs.
I finished these shamrock penny rugs for St. Patty's day.
I just love the hand dyed wool shamrocks on the black wool. I think it gives the piece a lot of interest.
 
I try to think spring but with temps in the teens and snow falling every other day it's hard to imagine.
So when the snow starts to fall I start working on snowmen...just getting ready for the fall craft fairs,
 
 

 
I posted these on ebay.  I have Valentine Penny Rugs there too.
Click here if you are interested,
 
 
 
Enjoy your weekend,
Leanne

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Raggedy Dolls and Valentine Hearts...

Well, another cold spell....
and the best way to spend the time is by sewing.
 
I just wanted to share some pictures of some Annie's I made.
 

 I love picking out the fabric for their dresses.
 I'm always on the search for good yarn to use for Annie's hair.

I also have been working on Valentine penny rugs. 
Stitching is a great way to keep your fingers warm on a really cold day.

The hearts in this penny rug are  made with hand dyed reds...I love the way it looks.
 
I have these items up for sale on ebayClick here to see all I have listed.
If you want to purchase these from me directly just email me.
 
 
Enjoy your day and stay warm,
Leanne
 
 


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chalkboard It's Snowing....

 
All the Christmas decorations are put away, the house is clean and
I'm playing with my chalkboard.
I have wanted one for quite sometime now and while I was Christmas shopping I found this one.  There's nothing wrong with buying yourself something while Christmas shopping....right?  It fits on the wall perfectly...just what I had envisioned.
 
 I'm still learning how to draw on my chalkboard but I think I did ok on this one.
I won't tell you how long it took to do this...lol.
 
 I wanted to display some of my snowmen on the chest in the foyer.
 I picked the ones that had something to do with being out in the snow.
 
  I just love the snowman on ice skates.
These snowmen are on the hutch in the kitchen.
They looked so good together that I just had to keep them out. 
 I just love this nutcracker snowman!
He was a Christmas gift from my Mom...she painted it for me!
I always treasure the things my Mom makes for me.
 
Today is cold, blowing and snowing outside...yuck!
 Perfect day to do some stitching and sewing.
 
Enjoy your day,
Leanne