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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, November 14, 2013

It's Mitten Time and A Thank You....

I've been working on some mitten penny rugs and table runners.

I just love making these....mixing colors and patterns.

With mittens there is snow and snowmen.

I don't always work on penny rugs but penny rug crocks too!
Did you know I paint on crocks?

I keep all my threads and small fabric snippets in here when I sew.
It helps keep my sewing area a little neater.
I have been working so hard on keeping up with my craft fairs. 
One more to go! I'll be at the
Holiday Marketplace
Saturday, November 23rd
Washington County Fairgrounds
I am so thrilled to have won Dawn's giveaway at Spring Water Designs
Thank you Dawn!
See all the fun goodies.
Dawn is a awsome quiltmaker and designer.  One of her quilt blocks made it in
Quiltmakes 100 Blocks.
Congratulations Dawn!
Check out Dawn's blog here
I am always learning something and she shows some great quilty eye candy.
Enjoy your day,

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I just had to show you....

I just had to share what I've been working on.
I made this penny rug using a pattern from Primitive Gathering.
I can't tell you how much I love this piece!

I use all hand dyed wool except for the crow and background.

I have to tell you cutting out all those pieces for the pennies took forever but I did love putting the color combinations together.

The stitching was the fun part!  So was the finishing.
Now off to the next piece.
I've been getting ready for my craft fairs...
first one
Holy Hill Arts and Craft Fair
September 21st
10:00 - 5:00
1525 Carmel Road
Hubertus WI
I'll be in booth # C221
Come on over and say Hi!
This fair is one of my favorites!
Wonderful arts and crafts and beautiful outdoor location.
Enjoy your day,

Monday, July 29, 2013

Summer Sew Along...

At the beginning of summer I signed up to participate in a sew along.  I have never done anything like this before but it sounded fun and it involved Wool so I couldn't resist.
Lynda of Primitive Pieces by Lynda is the hostess.
She used one of her patterns...too cute.
I have a few of her them!
Click here to visit her blog.
 This is how the piece looked when I got it in the mail.
 So far 5 or 6 people worked on it.

 This is how it looks after I added my pennies.

 I'm loving this table topper.

I just sent it off to the next stitcher.
Then one more person and Lynda will finish it.
After it's done one of the gals that worked on the piece will win the table topper.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my name is the one chosen.
Enjoy your day,

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Just Stitching Away....

I thought I would show you some of the things I've finished this summer.
 This bird, berries and flowers runner is my favorite!
I liked how it looked on my table so much I had to make one for myself.

 I'm getting ready for favorite season!

 I just love all the hand dyed wools in this runner.

Love, Love, Love sunflowers! 
More pumpkins.
I hope you all are having a good summer so far.
Enjoy your day,
If you like to see more click here.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Taking a Little Vacation

I'm just taking a little vacation....,

Monday, June 3, 2013

Happy Monday

It's a happy Monday morning for me. I just finished up these precious little mice. It seems like I've been working on these forever, finding just the right candlestick, just the right fabric and just the right faces. I just love how these turned out.

Now on to the snowmen...

Enjoy your day,

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Just a little treat....
Happy day to all Mom's!

Enjoy your day,

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Winner is....

Thank you all for entering my drawing.
I have to say I really enjoyed visiting all your blogs.
Enjoy your day,

Sunday, May 5, 2013


This is just a quick reminder....
my giveaway ends soon.

Enter now...
I'll post the winners name on Monday.
Details of the giveaway is on my last post....
good luck!
Enjoy your day,

Sunday, April 28, 2013

It's Time For A Giveaway!

I think spring is here! 
The sun is out, the birds are chirping,
the grass is green, the flowers are starting to bloom!
This weekend has been beautiful!
So I thought to celebrate I'll have a giveaway.
This is the giveaway....
Wool Star and Moon Penny Rug.
I love how this Penny Rug turned out!

This Penny Rug is about 9 inches across at the widest points. This penny rug is made out of black treated wool. There is a star and pennies in the middle. The pennies on the outside are half moon shaped and are all different wool some are hand dyed wool. All stitching is in black. The back is black flannel.
I only have one rule...
I will ship to the United States only.
 Let's keep this easy....
I'll give you many chances to win.
You don't have to do all of these things
but the more you do the more times I will add your name to the basket.
1. Like me on facebook you'll find the link on my side bar
2. Comment on facebook
3. Follow me on this blog
4. Post my giveaway on your blog
5. Post my giveaway on your facebook
6. Comment on this post
7. Do all 6 of the above

I'll pick a winner on Sunday, May 5th.
Happy Spring,

Saturday, April 13, 2013

More New...

In a post I made earlier I talked about trying something new.
I guess I've been on a new kick so I thought I would try using brown wool.
 This first penny rug is New, New.
New shape...I love it! New color...brown. New thread color...tan.
I love how soft and muted looking this is.
 I tried brown thread in this one...I love this too!
Round and tan.
Today our weather has been really odd...snow in the morning along with rain(again) we saw a little sun and blue sky all with temps in the 30's.  Not your thought of spring?  Mine either. So that's why I have been trying new helps keep my mind off of the cold rainy weather. 
I also been stitching a lot in my car.  What?  My son is on the golf team and lacrosse team so I've been driving him all over and doing a lot of waiting.  What better way to pass the time then to stitch.
I listed these brown penny rugs on ebay if you're intrested.
Enjoy your weekend,

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

It's so cold and rainy outside I feel like a....

Gingerbread Cookie!

With a glass of cold milk or
maybe some hot chocolate.
Sending you warm thoughts,

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Trying Something New...kind of.....

The weather here is still winter like here so I've been stitching and stitching.
I always stitch my penny rugs with black but I thought I would try something me.

I used beige thread to make these penny rugs.

Wow it sure makes a difference.

 I like the look of both.
 This black with beige is a winner!
 I just thought I would show some of my star penny rugs.

I just love mixing different colors together.
I also joined facebook as Harvest Moon by the Lake.
I thought it would be fun to post what I've been working on.
Next I think I'll try twitter.
Enjoy your day,

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Snow and Sew...

I'm ready for spring but Mother Nature says "let it snow!"
I think we got about 9-10 inches and it's still snowing.
I just got in from snow blowing and it is so beautiful that I thought I would share some pictures.
I really wish our school had a snow day but no my son had to go to school. 
The snow is real packy (is that a word? you know what I mean)perfect for making snowmen.
I love how the snow is sticking to the trees.

This is the back yard and patio.

Just a few pictures to show you what I've been working on.
All of these pieces are in various stages of being done.
I'm still working on winter and fall penny rugs and runners.
Just getting ready for the fairs I do starting in September.

 I love sunflowers.  I love doing different backgrounds. 
 Look how different these sunflowers look in brown or black.

More sunflowers the pattern is from Primitive Gatherings.
The pumpkins are my own design.  I like mixing different orange pumpkins with white pumpkins.

 I love the colorful scarves on the snowmen. I still need to do some stitching, add buttons, eyes and snowflakes.
Snowmen is my own design and the mitten pattern is Primitive Gatherings.
 I love stars too!
I like using all my primitive colored wools to make these.
 These penny rugs are my best seller at fairs.

 These penny rugs are so much fun to make!  
I love mixing all the different colors of wool together.
I like how the black stitching makes all the colors pop.
Today I will be spending the day shoveling and stitching.
Enjoy your day,

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Just Wishing You All A Happy Valentine"s Day!!!

On Valentine's Day my may be showered with gifts like flowers or candy or diamonds.
I felt like a lucky girl when I received flowers and girl scout honey sure knows me well.
I thought I would share some pictures from a vacation we took in Washington DC.
 Wouldn't we all love to receive something like this...
it's the Hope Diamond.

I am always taking pictures like these to inspire me. 
I love the stonework, look at the detail in this.
The ceilings are spectacular.

I can't imagine painting this ceiling.
 I love this wreath!
Wouldn't this look awesome as a boarder on a quilt.
I love the color combination.
I hope you have a good day and night with your valentines.