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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~*~

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What Am I Working On?

Penny Rugs!
I have been cutting out circles, circles and more circles. I not real fond of cutting them out but I love the stitching. Do you see my wool pieces? I love collecting wool for my penny can never have too many pieces of wool.
Back to stitching!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mini Shopping Trip

I had to go on a mini shopping trip because....
February is my turn to host Bunco!
Since Valentine's Day is coming up and most of my dishes are white or black I have my colors. I really need a runner for my island and this toile will be perfect. I couldn't pass up the little ruffled plate or valentine napkins at very bargain prices. I'm still trying to figure our what kind of drinks and appetizers for the evening. I know I am making cupcakes for sure...I haven't made them in years but I found some great recipes that I couldn't resist.

I had to purchase these cute little frames for my punchneedle projects...again bargain prices. I have a ladybug punchneedle picture in the works. I love this color green for my penny rugs...not on sale but I have a hard time finding this color so I bought it all. It's been so cold here that if I stitch at night it keeps my fingers warm. lol

I finished this little cutie today. I had to make an Annie for Valentine's day.
It's Annie's holiday with the red hair and all the love she shares.
I just love the chocolate looking necklace.
I'm off to do laundry!...or I think I hear my sewing machine calling!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Sisterhood Award and the Proximidade Award

I have been honored with the Proximidade Award
the Sisterhood Award
by Kathleen of A Bliss Journey.
Please visit Kathleen's blog and say hi.

She has brightened my winter with her thoughts of warm days and pictures of sunshine!

Thanks Kathleen!

This first award translated in Portuguese means "this blog contributes to and supports or believes in close friendships."

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!

These blogs are exceedingly charming.

These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.

They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement.

Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.

Please give more attention to these writers!

Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text to the body of their award."

Here are the rules for the recipients:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!

3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Here are the friends I would like to share these two awards with.

Mishebe of The Crowned Casa

Please stop by and visit the wonderful blogs of these ladies.

I know you will enjoy reading their blogs as much as I do!

Congrats, ladies!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Little Raggedies

I just love raggedy dolls!
I just added some cute little raggedies to ebay store...Harvest Moon by the Lake.
These are all made by me.
I just love this fabric!I love this log cabin looking fabric too!
I love fabric!
Don't you just love this wild hair?
If you would like one of these cuties just check out my ebay store...Harvest Moon by the Lake.
I also have some penny rugs and punchneedle for sale.
I made these raggedies from a pattern by Patti's Ratties.
I just love these patterns!
Stay warm,

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I spent my vacation in....

I spent my first days of the new year in.... Las Vegas!!!
This is me in my favorite casino...Bellagio!
The floors, the ceilings, the flowers and the decorations are stunning.

This is the ceiling in the lobby.
These flowers are made of hand blown glass by glass artist Chihuly.
There are over a thousand glass flowers.

The outside of Bellagio.
Every night on the lake in front of Bellagio there is a show with music and dancing waters.

The pictures in my last post showed the conservatory at Bellagio.
The smell is wonderful. The flowers are perfect. They totally change the gardens about every other month. You can see why it's my favorite place to visit when we go to Las Vegas.
If you are wondering if I gambled the answer is yes!!! A girl has to have some fun! LOL I didn't really win any money but I have to say that my wallet wasn't totally empty when I can home.
Now back to taking down my Christmas decorations.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Where did I go on Vacation?

I bet you can't guess....

Santa's workshop?

A Royal Castle?


Give up?
I'll tell you Thursday!