Friday, April 11, 2014

A Very Special Pinkeep Swap

Happy Friday!  Today I want to share with you all a very special swap package I received!  I feel really bad that it has taken me so long to post this--lately I have had a hard time getting a chance to just sit and write.  My sweet swap partner is Theresa from Dulaney Woods Treasures!  Please check her out, she does amazing work!  My mother in law, Wendy from Ravenwood Whimzies put on the pinkeep swap.  She has these twice yearly. 

Here's the sweet swap set up outside on our hottub cover.  Photos loo so much better in the sun!
Theresa spoiled me with so many amazing things!  She sent the most adorable pinkeep that has been cross-stiched, oh how I love it so!
So detailed!
Strawberry bowl-fillers!
She made these amazing strawberry bowl fillers too from felt with stick stems!  So nice to have a reminder of the warmer weather sitting in my house!

Outside of the stitching book complete with my initials!
Inside of the stitching book--I love it!
Theresa also send this little stitching book!  It's got a cross stitch front including my initials--how very thoughtful!  The inside excited me just as much--it is made from a beautiful fabric, has a pinkeep spot, a few antique bone buttons and a pair of embroidery scissors!  I've actually been needing a pair haha so I was so delighted to find some inside!  THANK YOU THERESA!

Keepsake book cover
Look at the cool bags to hold things inside!
She also made me a special keepsake book.  Now, I have never seen anything like this before and it's absolutely ingenious!  There are little paper bag pages inside so I can write or put pictures on the page and keep little special things inside!  How neat! 

So cute!  For my son Peter!
Theresa also sent my son Peter a little gift.  It's this ADORABLE bunny!  I'll have to post a picture of him cuddling with it soon :)  Now my Peter Rabbit has a bunny of his own!

She also sent some chocolates a card and a nice pattern.  Everything was made with such love and care.  I love it all so much!  Thank you again Theresa!  It's been fun making a new friend through this swap! :)

Have a good Friday everyone!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

It's November ALREADY?!

Happy Saturday everyone!  I just wanted to take a bit of time to say some of the going-ons we've been having around here.  I can't believe it's been over a month since I've last posted but here we go again.  I tend to get a bit daunted about blogging for whatever reason the longer it is between posts.  I know it sounds silly but it's the case!

Lets see... where to start?  Well Little Fox has been growing so fast!  He started to crawl once he hit 9 months and now he is 10 months already!  He also has six teeth.  I can't believe he'll be a year next month!  Haha I wouldn't be surprised if I end up shedding a tear or two when he has his birthday.  Little Fox loves playing around and animals especially dogs.  He loves to cuddle too.  I am so blessed he is my son! :) 
Peter going after a drill while Strider looks out the window.
This last weekend my Golden Retriever, Strider, also passed an exam so he can become a therapy dog with Cornell Companions!  I'm awaiting more information, but we'll be visiting one of the local nursing homes twice a month and possibly help out with other things too.  Our local librarian wants to start a Paws For Reading program too and if we are able, Strider will be doing that!  It's a program where Strider will go to the library and help kids learn to love to read. 
"I'm gonna be a THERAPY DOG!!"
I've been crafting a great deal as usual too.  Making bears, designing ornies, drawing people's pets.  I often wish there were more hours to a day so I can get more done.  But I am happy with what does get finished in the end.  Here are some of my projects! 
Heirloom Bears
Oreo Pigs-my own pattern!!
For Halloween this year, Mr. Fox, Little Fox and I were the three bears!  We dressed up Strider in a home-made skirt and put a bow in his ear so he could be Golden-Locks.  Yes I know it's normally Goldie, but he is a Golden haha.  It was a great deal of fun. 

Think this is all I'll say for tonight--I have one ornie I really want to finish and Petie is asking for food!  Have a good night everyone!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The almost finished quilt and OFG news!

Hi sweet friends!  I'm taking a moment to blog a bit of happy news!  First of all, I just joined and got accepted into the Old Farmhouse Gathering team on Etsy!  I am so very excited to be a part of this wonderful and talented community!  *does a happy dance*

Second, I want to share a photo of my son's *almost* finished baby quilt!  It is a design I came up with to go with the theme we are doing for him--sharks.  Of course it needed a fox too!  I started this before he was born and silly me thought I'd have it done by the time of his birth.  Haha!  I am not sure what I was thinking.  My son just turned 9, yes friends, NINE months today and it's still not quite finished.  I can't believe where the time has went.  The quilt pretty much needs to be trimmed and binding sewn on it--I plan to use the blue bubble fabric for that.  I am oh so excited to be getting this done!  I'd like to have it done by the end of next week.  When I do I'll be sure to post a finished picture!  (the one I am showing you now was on my hubby's phone and taken in our dark house--it's evening now)
That's all for now sweet friends!  Until next time :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Something to warm the heart!

Hi Friends!  I just had to post this heart-warming picture for you all!  I took my son outside for a mini photo-shoot and he cooperated beautifully!  My new most favorite picture of him hehe.  God has blessed us so!

Football is back!

Hi Everybuddy!  This Post is from Strider!  I hope you all had a great Football Sunday!  I did!  I spent the whole day dressed to see my favorite team--The Packers!  Don't I look handsome in my jersey and eyeblack?  I know they didn't win but they did pretty good!  Have a great Monday!  WOOF WOOF!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Amazing Swap

Good evening everyone!  Recently I did a swap put on by my MIL at the Ravenwood Whimzies Blog.  We were supposed to make a pinkeep around 4 inches high, adding anything else to the package was optional.  My partner is the ever-sweet Danice from Homespun Hannah's Blog.  She sent me her half of the swap a few weeks ago but circumstances made it hard to post until now.  I'll be sending my half to her tomorrow!

When I received the package in the mail I was ever-so-excited to open it! 
Doesn't it look intriguing?!
Danice spoiled me rotten with her surprises!  First of all is the pinkeep itself.  It's so creative and I LOVE it!  It's a lovely chicken atop an antique glass door knob from 1947!  I never would have thought of using a door knob in this way and it looks so prim and pretty!  Have a look:
How cute!

She also sent me some other wonderful goodies: a hand crocheted doily, lovely card, cute little "feed sack", a little potpourri bag, and an adorable little box that says Harvest Blessings on it.  Everything is just wonderful!  Thank you SO MUCH Danice!! :)

That is all for tonight.  Have a blessed evening!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Merry Maytime!

Hi everyone!  As I mentioned in my last post a lot has been happening around here so I thought I'd share a bit of the goings on! :)  NOTE: This post was drafted almost 2 weeks ago but I had some issues with the images so here it is now!

A couple weeks ago my MIL, Mr. Fox, Little Fox and I went off to visit with Mr. Fox's great aunt.  She is in the nursing home.  We had a grand little time and Aunt Susie loved visiting with everyone and Little Fox!  We also stopped at Lilac Farm and Mr. Fox is now doing a daily forecast for them!  They had a cute little prim shop and my MIL and I were excitedly talking about the day when in some future time we hope to open up a little shop too!

My MIL also found one of Mr. Fox's jackets he wore as a baby and Little Fox now wears it!  It's so cute on him!  Here is Grandmummy with Little Fox. :)

On our way back from church the other weekend ago I had Mr. Fox stop at a house that had a lot of stuff out front labeled "FREE".  If you know me, I love a good free item hehe.  I found this nice piece of furniture that was a bit beat up and am working on refurbishing it.  It's a sturdy piece but was a dark burgundy and scratched up and the edge of a corner was broke off somewhat and beat up.  We have an amazing dollar store out here and I got a rustoleum Antiquing Black kit last year sometime for only a dollar!  I'm working on painting it black and will antique it and plan to paint a chicken on the front and maybe a cow on one side and maybe a pig on the other.  We'll see what happens.  So far I haven't had time because my spare time when it's nice I end up spending outside!

You see, SPRING has finally SPRUNG here!  Flowers are starting to bloom, the grass is green and has even had to be mowed once already and pollen is in the air!  (Yes I've been sneezing a lot lately).  But I won't complain.  It's been a lovely last several days.  I've been able to break out the shorts even for Little Fox and we've been outside starting to hoe the veggie garden, weeding, and drinking in the sun and warmth.  I was thinking today while sitting outside eating lunch that with all the colors, sights, warmth and feeling close to God it could almost be heaven if it didn't include the allergies and biting bugs!  My legs have become a kabob to the swarms of biter bugs out here.

I started working on freshening up some paint on a few scattered picket fence pieces today as well!

Last week was my MIL's dad's birthday and we went up to go see Poppop and Nana to celebrate.  Little Fox gave him a birthday balloon!  Little Fox's "Fake Uncle Jake" (Mr. Fox's cousin) also dropped by and I took a picture with the two of them.

Friday I was going to go to the store and a quick run at a barn sale not expecting much.  In the end though we found not one but two Prince Albert tobacco tins!  Mr. Fox decided to come with me and it wasn't just a quick run-- instead we made a date of going to town to shop and also eat Chinese and play mini golf.  It was a great time!  There was an older couple golfing too and I told Mr Fox that that will be us in 40 years haha! 

Saturday was garage sale day with Mr. Fox and my MIL and of course Little Fox!  Though it ended up being less exciting than I imagined in my head (it was a town-wide one) I did find a great steal!  It was a wonderful northwoodsy crib set that I got for only $10!  That was my favorite deal of the day.  Here's Little Fox hanging out with the animals this morning as I folded laundry.

Sunday was also exciting--my sweet little Niece Allison got Baptized!  It was a wonderful day for a Baptism and here is a picture!  She and Little Fox are growing so so fast!

I think this is a long enough post for the evening so until next time, have a Merry MAY!