Monday, September 30, 2013



Last week I had the most fun on the
 "Crazy About Wool" Blog Hop hosted by Denise at "Pieced Brain"... 

I was introduced to so many new lovely blog and I had fun chatting with everyone.

I would like to "Thanks Everyone" from the bottom of "My Heart" who took the time to leave me a kind and wonderful messages to read..
 I have never had so many lovely messages to read ever... Huge Smile...


I also decided to have a 7th Year Blogging Celebration and below are the pressies I Handmade with Love for this important event..

 I have 3  gifts to give away to "Celebrate My 7 Years of Blogging"...
 My Sweetie drew 3 names . 
Drum Roll
Congratulation to the following Winners...
  (1st Prize)  Large Crochet Pincushion...
winner is JOY at "Joy Jink's Creations"..

(2nd Prize)  Small Crochet Pincushion and Felted Scented Soap...
Winner is Sandra at "Reflections and Nature"..

(3rd Prize) The Crochet Star Fish and Crochet Heart...
Winner is Gracie at "Gray Sea Sailor-One Saylor's Log"

Please email with your mailing addresses and I will send off your pressies soon.

Thanks again for everyone who left your kind and wonderful comments. I wish I had a gift for everyone.

This past weekend My 2 Dear Friends and I went to an Autumn craft show in Pentwater.. I another lovely Tourist Town along our beautiful Lake Michigan. 

What fun we had.. I bought this very unique Bird Feeder made from Copper.  It has the most lovely wee glass blue colored bird bead.... You can put all kinds of fruit in it like apples and oranges or put a custard bowl in it with bird feed..

What do you all think.. Pretty cute, hey???

I always find Peace when I lose Myself in Nature...

Hugs Judy 

Sunday, September 22, 2013


starts today...Monday..

Monday Sept.23rd is the first day of the Wool Lovers Blog Hop hosted by Denise at her lovely blog "Pieces Brain"...
 Please visit Denise's Blog to find all the wonderful blogs participating this whole week..

Thanks Denise for Hosting this Lovely Blog Hop...

Here is the schedule for today Monday September 23rd  Wool Lovers Blog Hop.

Monday, September 23
The Raspberry Rabbits

Stitching is My Passion...Sitting in My Comfy chair and stitching Brightens My Day and Soothes My Spirit..

I have loved working with wool for many many years.  For this event I only had time to put together 2 small projects..  Along the right side of My sidebar you will find some other wool projects I have created in the past...

I have been wanting to created a Autumn Door Hanger for years..I pieced this pumpkin together many years ago and then I store it away. I cannot even find the pattern anymore.  I recently found it and knew it was time to finish it.

Several days later and hours of stitching I have the Happy Autumn "Crazy Patchwork Pumpkin" door hanger.. I used 100% hand-dyed wools along with hand-dyed spun fibers..I added lots of bead to give it sparkle.

What do you all think??

Some of the stitches I used in the Crazy Patchwork Pumpkin are:
(1) Drizzle Stitch
(2) Blanket Stitch
    (3) Palestrina Stitch
(4) Running Stitch
(5) French Knot Beaded Stitch
(6) Chain Stitch 
(7) Feather Stitch 

I also made a "Heart Pincushion" with a Folk Art Autumn look.. I placed Autumn motifs on it to include a Pumpkin, Acorn, Leaves, Star, and A Handmade with Love symbol. I created this pattern myself. 

I also created a small Autumn Bay Window display of some neat looking gourds and a pumpkin. A few days ago I crocheted 2 wee Pumpkin some Autumn Leaves and a Acorn. I also added a Wet Felted Pumpkin I made a few years back.

What do you think?? 

This Month I am "Celebrate 7 Years of Blogging by having a wee "Give Away" .....

This past Summer while I was caring for My Mom I spent the evening crocheting.  I fell in love with the "Granny Square Pincushion Pattern" by Emma. Emma's blog is called "LuLuLoves"  I made them in lots of sizes and colors. I simple could not stop making them.  LOL

I used the Granny Rose Pattern from Astri's blog called
 "Apple Blossom Dreams" ..
It is such a wonderful crochet Rose, I love it.

I made this pretty"Granny Square Heart" for the give away too. The pattern I found at Ulta's blog called, 
"Paper  Wool and Yarn"..   I made 2 hearts and stitched them together and then added a pretty flower..

I made up this wee star fish for a gift in this give away too. 

I found the "Simple Star" pattern at Rachel's blog called " Cornflower Blue Studio".

 I took 2 of the crocheted Stars and crocheted them together and before I completed  this I stuff the middle to give it a 3D look and then added some beads....I really like this sweet little star turned into a "Star Fish"!!

I also love to do wet wool felting.  I used scented bar soap and wrapped in lovely wool roving and wet felted it. So very easy to make. This felted soap is also in the give away.

So I have 3 gifts to give away to "Celebrate My 7 Years of Blogging.  
 My Sweetie will draw 3 names and the gifts will be given in the order below. 

(1st Prize)  Large Crochet Pincushion...

(2nd Prize)  Small Crochet Pincushion and Felted Scented Soap...

(3rd Prize) The Crochet Star Fish and Crochet Heart...

Here are the Details for My Give Away.

(1) Leave a comment on this posting.
(2) Bonus: Leave me another comment and tell me you are a Follower for an extra entry.
(3) The Give Away will close on September 29th @ 5PM
(4) Randomly chosen Winners will be announced on September 30th. 
(5)  I will ship Internationally.. 

I value all My Blogging Friends and with these Wee Gifts "Handmade With Love"I hope they will show My Appreciation to you all.

So I am using up my Yarn Stash bit by bit.  Here is just some of the Encore Yarn I used this Summer.

Here are some of the other Granny Square Pincushion I also made for Christmas Pressies this year.

Click Here to read about the "Stash-Buster Challenge" and the September  Link Party..

Thanks to Linda and Ana for this wonderful Idea..

 I Greatly Appreciate you all stopping by to visit My Blog and I always enjoy reading your kind comments. 
Now that I am home once again I have started visiting my blogging friend which I have really enjoyed doing... I wish Everyone A Wonderful Happy Autumn...

Hugs Judy 

 Gorgeous Moon Flowers Blooming In My Garden along with Sweet Autumn Clematis.

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