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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 28, 2010

Cold Winter Stitching

Wind chills here are below zero but it's sunny.
My sewing machine is in the shop and I really miss it.
I thought I would do some hand stitching...more penny rugs.
First I needed some different wool...I love, love, love fabric shopping.
It's not easy finding 80-100 percent wool and when I do find it the price is up there. I hit the jackpot! I found some beautiful plaids and nice thick solids. I came home and felted it right away. Felting is the process of bonding the fibers of wool together or you could say I shrunk my fabric. I like the word felting better it just sounds so creative not like it was a mistake. Don't you just love the look and feeling of felted wool? It's so soft and aged looking like it has a history.
I made this penny rug for Valentine's Day.
I'm waiting for a vase of flowers to set right on top.
I made this little mitten penny rug out of a sweater that I shrunk, yes shrunk. It was my son's and I think it was worn once or twice before it was snuck in the wash and in the dryer with a several pair of jeans.
When life gives you a little sweater make a penny rug!
Keep warm,

Thursday, January 21, 2010

CPLG will soon be C&PLG

It has taken a bit of discussion and prodding but it looks like as of February 1st the ebay group I belong to, Country and Primitive Ladies Group will be using C&PLG as the new initials you type in the search box to find our listings.

Here's our story as written by Maureen. You see, for a very long time we have used cplg and it worked like a charm...until ebay made some changes in the search process. At first we noticed a few plumbing accessories mixed in with our handmade items. It seems cplg is also the abbreviation for coupling as in pipes. We wondered if "Garage Guy" (as we nicknamed him) noticed his pipe fittings were nestled among raggedy dolls, stitcheries, candle mats and painted goodies. We joked that perhaps he would shop with us for his wife or girlfriend as he looked over his listings. Then we noticed he had more listings than we did and it really cramped our advertising style. Our group's pretty handmade items were scattered over a couple pages of nuts, tubes, PVC pipes in all assorted sizes, pipe fittings, hose couplings and none of them cute or primitive! lol This was not the shopping experience we wanted for our wonderful customers and so we have decided on this little change.

A few gals have already started using the new initials in their listing titles and we all plan on being on board by February 1st. So remember, when you are searching for wonderful handmade pretties type C&PLG in the search box on any ebay page and prepare to be delighted! I have added a C&PLG link in the sidebar of my blog.

Enjoy your day...I'm off to stitch some penny rugs.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Pancakes Anyone?

Chocolate chip or plain?Don't you just love it when someone takes over your kitchen and makes a wonderful meal?
Thanks Jack!