Friday, September 30, 2011

you won't believe it!

I couldn't believe it when Ryan (my adorable son pictured above) pulled Cathy's name from the bowl!!! Cathy was the winner of the August give away as well and she won a 2012 calendar!! When I saw Cathy's name again this month, I exclaimed "Wow, she won last month!" My husband said "well, she can't win two months in a row, can she?" answer...."why not?" It just goes to show you that you should enter my drawings EVERY month!!! The next two months could be you :)

Thank you to all my blogger and facebook friends for entering the drawing.......I will be posting the new give away soon.

Also a big thank you to Ryan for doing the drawing...he wasn't crazy about posing for the picture........

Thursday, September 29, 2011

New Patterns!!

Finally, three Halloween and one Autumn punchneedle embroidery patterns are available for purchase!! I know it is getting close to Halloween but there is still time to get your pattern and create a treat before the big day!! Your can get your pattern here.

Now, on to Christmas patterns :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Our 23rd

My sweetheart and I spent two days in beautiful Traverse City Michigan celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary. This picture was taken on the 45th parallel located on the Leelanau Peninsula.

The colors in upper Michigan are almost in full bloom.....only a couple more weeks until we see those vibrant colors here at home:)

Monday evening ominous clouds hovered over the Traverse Bay, however, the storm never hit. We had dinner at Scotts.....I highly recommend this restaurant :)

Since we were celebrating our anniversary I thought it would be fun to see how many hearts we could find in nature....the first one was found on a tree stump.

Another one found in a heart-shaped rock among the sand, water and weeds.

The third one was a shadow that Kevin's glass made while we were having dinner at Bubbas in Traverse City......loved this place too!

Kevin noticed the heart-shaped leaves on this Morning Glory......I need to plant one of these next spring. What a beautiful vine.

The two above pictures are of the vineyards on Old Mission Point. The Traverse City area is famous for growing cherries and grapes. There are many wineries up and down both the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas. Sparkling waters, panoramic hilltop views, rolling landscapes and lush vineyards make a simple drive a breath taking experience. Oh, I cannot forget to mention the many galleries peppering the quaint villages featuring amazing works of art.

Happy Anniversary, Kevin!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


It has been tooooo looong since my last post! It has been a whirl wind here! I will explain all the chaos in a later post as I am running out of time today!

Just a quick post to show you this adorable wall hanging that I am giving away this month.....with only a few days left....oops, my bad. Just post a comment here or on my facebook page to enter!! Drawing will be Oct 1...good luck :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

a true hero

Grab the kleenex box and watch this video. Glad to be able to share this amazing story with all my blogger friends. Thank you for taking the time to watch, and most of all....let us never forget.....

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

booth photos from harrisville show

Just a few shots of the booth from the Harrisville Michigan "Harmony Weekend" art & craft show. Next post will announce the September give away!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

labor day weekend

Hope you all had a great one! We were "up north" at the Harrisville Harmony Weekend Art and Craft Show. It was an outdoor show with 300 very talented artists and crafters. I usually do indoor shows so this was a new experience. Saturday we had thunderstorms and rain for about 4 hours but then it cleared up and ended up to be a beautiful day. Sunday the weather was perfect....75 degrees and breezy. Met many nice folks at the show, people from all over Michigan make this show an annual tradition. I did hear that the attendance was down due to the rain (there was a 50% chance of rain Sunday but it never happened) We came home Sunday after the show and worked all day Monday cleaning, doing yardwork, laundry etc. I would love to have had the day off but I must admit that I love it when the house is clean and the yard it manicured!!!! Below is a sweet lil' punchneedle I finished while at the show....getting in the halloween mood!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Congratulations Cathy Eichorn-Trombley!!! You won a 2012 calender! You get to choose between my "Country Bears" and "From the Heart" calendar because I posted that I was giving away the "From the Heart" calendar on my blog but on my facebook page I said I was giving away the "Country Bears" calendar....sooo I thought it best to let you choose :)

Getting in the Halloween spirit already.................