Friday, August 9, 2013


It has been an unusual summer here in St. Louis.  Not much heat and lots of rain, all in all rather pleasant.  I don't really like the middle of summer.  I love the change of seasons and am getting tired of summer by now, looking forward to the Fall.

Our daughter is back in the hospital again, got another infection after having Chemo.  Not as bad this time but still scary.  I will be so glad when all this Chemo is over.

Wanted to share a piece I have been working on.  It is one of my favorites.  Most of the fabrics I used are old, as well as the embellishments.

I am going to be listing some new things on Etsy.  Lots of Halloween.  Everyone have a wonderful Friday.

Hugs, Jackie

Friday, July 19, 2013


Hi everyone it's good to be back.  Life throws us some curves now and again and I've been on a pretty curvy road for a few months.  Bought a house closer to our family in February and moved in March.  During the move my husband had to have a pretty major surgery.  All turned our fine, thank goodness.  Shortly after that we found out our oldest daughter has Leukemia.  She was in the hospital for a month for chemo.   That went well, but after she went back for the second round of Chemo she developed a serious infection.  She is doing okay now but is going back for the third round of chemo Monday.  Then only one more after that hopefully. Prognosis is very good.  Things are getting back to normal finally.

Mike had to make one of the bedrooms into an art room and that is ready to go.  It is so nice to be creating again.  Want to share a piece I just got finished.

Sorry the photo is not better, but I don't have the hanger on it yet.   I am getting ready for two shows in October.  Oktoberfest in Maeystown, IL and Apple Butter Festival in Kimmswick, MO.  If any of you are close to the St. Louis area, hope to see you there.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hi All

It's that time of year...February, Yuk...that I really do not like.  The middle of Winter is not my favorite time of year, but what you gonna do..trudge ahead and soon Spring will be here.  I have been working on a wool applique table rug. Something a little different for me, the hand stitching is relaxing.  My stitches are not real great, hope they get better as it progresses.

I want to share a few pages of the book I finished recently.  Books are a lot of fun to make, this one is a gardening theme.

These are only a few of the pages.  The book has 2 signatures of  8 pages each.  I added a soldered piece at the bottom and it has ties for the closure.  I will be listing this on Etsy this week.

Got to end for now, time to watch PBR Bull Riding.  I love it, the bulls are so beautiful.  I have my favorite riders, but must confess I am usually rooting for the bulls.  I am an animal lover and the bulls are never mistreated.  They are actually pampered.  Have a happy Monday.


Friday, January 11, 2013

It's Been Awhile......

I can't believe it has been this long since I have posted.  It has been a busy time here.  I can honestly say that I am glad the Holidays are over.  It is nice to get back to normal.  Finally starting to create some things I have been wanting to try.  I finished a book about gardening, would love to share it but left my camera at my Sis's house at Christmas.  Going to pick it up this weekend, so will be able to share it next week.

I did get this done just before Christmas.  Love using pieces of old clocks.

I have been wanting to do some embroidery so have spent a little time on that.  I love primitive things and  have a penny rug in mind that I would like to do. So  many things, hope to get some of them done.  Working on a canvas book for someone now, it is a surprise so won't mention who it is for. 

If you like stitching you might like to hop over to Stitching by A Cornish Sea Shore  She has a give away.

Hope you all had great holidays.

Hugs Jackie