Friday, October 19, 2012


I have not done much in my craft room this week. I have been busy moving the last of our firewood for the winter.  I didn't get it all moved, but I came close. what little bit is left will stay there until spring!

In between times, I have been busy trying to rework my Esty store as far as title, tags, and descriptions. and as soon as I can get a round tuit I am going to be working on my pictures as well. it started out great!  my views were way up, ( for me ) and then yesterday they all fell again, I am  just hoping that it is because it is midweek. hopefully this weekend things pick up again.

Just in time for Thanksgiving! but geez, we are not even through Halloween yet!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

finially finshed!

I finally got these little bowl fillers done.  They have only been sitting around in my craft room while I was working on my quilt.  But, the quilt has been put back to bed for a bit. so can now work on some more crafts .so these little guys are all done and already listed on Esty.  Now lets see what they do!

They are just a hair over 4" tall with a weighted bottom, so when the "kids" start horsing around they wont get hurt!  They can sit anywhere, not just in a basket.  I can see them nestled in the boughs of your Christmas tree peaking out at you.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Great day!

It has been a beautiful day so far! Really nice and sunny, but a bit on the cool side.  Winter is on the way!

I have spent a good part of my morning moving firewood. I only got so far when my back said enough!  I would of hand it all done in the nice weather of Sept if I had not of gotten sick. So now I am playing catch up!  But I still got enough moved for today. If it doesnt really rain tomorrow I might get a bit more moved over.  I should really have it under cover so that it is dry in case I need it.

I have spent some time retaking some pictures for my Esty shop.  One thing that I realized is that most of my pictures had a date of 2007! well, that was not good,  People do not want to buy what they consider "old" things that have been hanging around to long.  So a bit at a time, as the sun permits, I am retaking the pictures, and yes, I have a lot to retake!   But, it can only help my shop to get nice fresh pictures in it. Ones with out dates to them!  I am also checking for fuzzy pictures, and as I go I am checking my description, titles and tags. Every little bit helps.
This is a landscape quilt that I did awhile back.  I just love those mountain lakes!  but can you imagine how cold that water must be?  I am surely not going to stick my toes in that water!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Beautiful day here in midcoast Maine

Yes, just great today!  I had to got to town real quick this morning. Now real quick is relative. it is a 45 minute trip each way! One of the problems of living out in the country!  On the way home I had to pick up a tire for my lawn tractor. It had to go flat with only a bit of work left to do with it this fall, but it is all fixed and I even got it back on myself!

So this afternoon, I ended up moving some firewood. I only have a little over a cord to move. Just have to get it closer to the house so that I can get it easily.  But I got some moved today. and tomorrow the sun is supposed to be out so I can get out and get a bit more moved. Then we have more rain coming for the next 4 or 5 days. well, at least it isn't snow yet!

Speaking of which, they are predicting a lot of snow and cold for this part of the country this year. We had a nice mild winter last year, but guess that Old Mother Nature is going to pay us back this year!  At least I don't have to drive in it if I don't want to. just stock up the old pantry!  And, in the meantime we are still waiting for Indian summer to arrive! it is to cold to soon!

But have a great evening! and enjoy this beautiful fall weather while you can

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Roseville Quilt

I have been working on my Roseville quilt again. it has been a long time since I did anything with it.  but if you go back to my April 28 post, you can see the pictures of what I had done then. it is very entailed!

I am doing the fusible applique on this one. and there are a ton of pieces in each section!   I have been working on it for the past 6 days and am ready to put it back to bed again. but every once in awhile, I need to do something for me!  I have 8 more blocks to get fused, then I have this winter to stitch it all down. ( by machine )  but I can do that in front of the fireplace on those cold snowy days. of which we will have many of them.

and yes, I admit, I did try to hand applique it. it just does not work for me. not something as entailed as this, I guess that I have to practice on bigger pieces before I jump into something like this!

so now off to take a break from sewing and veg a bit before bed

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Real nice busy day

Yes it has been a great day! the sun was shining this morning and it got up to the mid 70's!  but it sure will not last. going to rain tonight and the temps are going to drop big time.  tomorrow is turtle neck and sweater weather!  I am sure going to need them.

amid the going in and out today because of the weather, I did manage to get some things done.  I am working on some more polar bears and penguins.  these are a bit smaller so that 3 will fit in a basket comfortably.  but the first coat of paint is on my penguins and the polar bears have the coat of modge podge on it.  tomorrow I can finish the painting on my penguins, and add the face, then just add the face to the polar bears!  the muzzle is  put on last so that I can stitch the nose and such on after the modge podge is applies.

I will tell you, I do have to keep my window open!  that modge podge tends to smell after a little bit!

So you all have a good night and will chat with you all later


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Two of my newest "things"

I think that you are really going to like these little guys.  they were fun to make! of course it is hard to tell how they are going to come up until they are all dry and  put together, but they came out just great!  Even my daughter, who stopped by today has laid claim to them.   sorry, they are already spoken for. 

So enjoy my little polar bear and penguin bowl fillers!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

You really need to check out our Christmas Winter Celebration

Yes, we are having a celebration on Esty!  we have over 50 shops participating this time and you would not believer all of the offerings that we have!  The celebration starts on Oct 5th and goes through the 15!  you really need to check us out on esty..  just use the code "CWWOFG" to find all the wonderful items that we have to offer!

Christmas Winter Celebration Starts Oct 5th!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Winner of the Little Bat Give-a-way

I finally drew a name for the little bat that I had to give a way!  actually, I ended up drawing 2 names!  I had over 100 entries! so I thought that it would entitle someone else to have a bat as well.

so send a big welcome to Vicky Weaver of Paintspots and Splinters!  and.............
            Lori Gagnon from Applegrove Treasures!

and believe it or not, both of those bats are flying off to Florida!  I guess that neither of them really wanted to spend anymore time in Maine than they needed to!  it is getting a bit chilly up here now.

So thank you all for the support both with comments, face book followers, and new blog followers!  each one is appreciated!