Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Thursday, March 16, 2017

~HOME SWEET HOME~

"Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home." ~ John Howard Payne and Henry Bishop

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That seems to sum up how we all feel about our home.....
A place where we are surrounded by the people and the things that we love
 and where we can totally relax and be ourselves!!

Lately it seems like home has been on my mind
and that is reflected by what I have been working on!! 


I found an old pattern that I had forgotten about and decided to punch it!
It was in Create and Decorate, a magazine I used to subscribe to for years and am not sure which issue it is actually from as it was removed from it and there is no date on the pattern!
 The design is by Becky Menges, and is just wonderful!


I chose different colors to fit my own decorating palette and decided to make the design larger by adding some rabbits and a heart, giving it a sampler look!



 I also added a black border and may finish it with a black wool back, but still not quite sure, so will just think on it for a bit!!



The willow trees are so pretty with the house, don't you think?



I really love it and will share how I finish it soon!! One more project to work on!!!

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I also just love this sweet pattern by Pineberry Lane


                           It is called Little Brown House, so decided to work on this as well!!
                       I actually made several stuffed appliqued pinkeeps from this same pattern
 only I used red wool for the house
and still have one available in my Picture Trail Shoppe if you are interested!!



When I traced out the pattern, I actually traced several, but they just didn't fit well in my hoop,
 so I decided to make enough to actually fit on my frame
 and pieced them all together
 to end up with 6 of them!!!



  It has been fun to work on them and do little changes with each one!!



I love using different floss colors and using old wooden spools to wind it on!!
To keep track of which floss it is, I just tuck the paper tag in the top hole!



 I may make them into little pinkeeps, or ornaments, or frame them,
 and will offer them soon, too!!! 
 They are tiny,
 but oh so very sweet, don't you think?

I also have a new little design in the works that I am hoping to finish soon, too!! 


 It is a little rabbit on wheels and I am planning on making it available for punching or hooking!  I still need to choose the colors but hope to do that in the next day or so!! 

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I had a visitor today and she is the sweetest and best girl to have around!!


Sweet Charlotte, my grand dog, who always makes me smile!!
She is Janelle and Austin's rescue pup
 and we are always happy when she comes to stay with us for the day!! 



She says, "Woo, woo, woo, to you!"

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As you can see, I have been keeping busy and there is just no better place to work, play, and create, than here in my humble home!! 

Wishing you peace, joy, contentment, and creativity in your home too, my friends~

Julie 

Monday, February 27, 2017

~HEARTS AND BERRIES UPDATE~

Happy Monday, dear friends!!

I am finally ready for an Update of some new items called

HEARTS AND BERRIES!



Here is a little sneak peek of what I will be offering!

Won't you join me TONIGHT at 8 PM, EST, (5 PM, PST) 
on my Picture Trail Shoppe?
(You can find it on my side bar on the right)

Hope to see you then!!

Wishing you a day filled with love and sweetness~

Julie

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

~VISITORS~

A Happy Wednesday to you, dear friends!
Look who came for a visit today,  all the way from Canada!!


Canada Geese!

They are enjoying the beautiful weather we are having here in Arizona
on the golf course directly behind our house!!



This fellow seemed to be the leader of the flock!
Every time I moved to take a picture
His head would snap up and he would just watch me!!



He was NOT intimidated by me ONE LITTLE BIT!!



He finally realized I was not a threat and actually started to enjoy a worm or two!

They stayed there for quite some time until some golfers actually drove up in their carts!!
Then, off they flew, honking as the went, looking for another spot!


It was so nice to see them for such a brief time!!

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I want to take this time to thank all of you who purchased my new pattern recently!!
Your kind words and support really mean so much and I hope you really enjoy it!!

I have even had some requests for more,
 so I will be putting on my thinking cap
 and hope to have another one ready
 sometime in the near future!!

Speaking of the future, I am finally ready to offer some new creations and am planning on
an update on Monday, February 27th at 8 PM, EST!
I will post more about that 
sometime later this week!

If you would like to be added to my Tell a Friend list, please send me your email and I will be more than happy to add you!

Thank you so much for stopping by today for a visit!! 

Wishing you a day filled with unexpected pleasures, my friends~

Julie

Saturday, February 18, 2017

~NEW PATTERN AVAILABLE~

Hello, dear friends!
Hope you are enjoying a wonderful Saturday!

I have some exciting news to share!!!

 My new pattern:


BUTTER MOLD HEART

is now available in my Picture Trail Selling Shoppe!

It is a PDF- E Pattern that is designed for Punch Needle
or can be enlarged for those of you who do rug hooking!

Complete Supplies, directions, and pattern for tracing or enlarging is included!

If you are interested in purchasing the pattern,
you can find it on my sidebar.

I am so excited to offer my very first e-pattern
and hope you like it, too!!

I am still working on my pieces for an Update that I hope to have
sometime next week!! I will post more about that soon!!

Thank you again, so much, for your love and support of what I do!

YOU make it all worthwhile!!

Wishing you a day filled with Creative Joy, my friends~

Julie


Monday, February 13, 2017

~RUNNING BEHIND~

Happy Monday, dear friends!

Yes, I am seriously RUNNING BEHIND!

Have you ever felt like you have been working really hard, 
hurrying as fast as you can, 
feeling like you are getting things done,
and then finding out that time just 
slipped by
and you don't know
HOW IT HAPPENED??

Well, 
that is EXACTLY how I feel!!!

You see, 
TOMORROW IS VALENTINE'S DAY
and 
I'M NOT READY FOR MY UPDATE!!!
Boo Hoo!!

So,
instead of having an Update before Valentine's Day,
I will be having one
after!

Heartstrings still waiting to be finished!
If you are like me
you love hearts
all year long,
so I am hoping you will be patient with me till I can get more things finished!!


Seems I have been extra organized this time but time has just gotten away from me!
Does anyone else feel that way??



Anyway, I will be very busy today, finishing up stitching,
doing a bit more stuffing,
and some staining,
and hopefully, will be ready soon!!

Here is a little peek at a few things I will be offering......

So Sweet!!
Chums sawdust stuffed pillow by Pineberry Lane!


The perfect red wool and red velvet!
Little Brown House (only mine is red) by Pineberry Lane!

I am also getting ready to offer my very first pattern,
Butter Mold Heart,
and it will be available in PDF
for punch needle and rug hooking!!
I am really excited about it and hope you will like it!!
Hopefully that will be offered at the time of my Update!!

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I have truly loved blogging and have met so many wonderful people who share my love of decorating, creating, and just being a part of my journey!! 
 I value each comment and email, and am so happy to know that there are so many who share what is important to me!!  Thank you for taking the time in this busy world we live in, to stop by and visit!! 
As Tom Bodette says, 
"I'll leave the light on for you!"

Wishing each of you Serenity and Peace, in your busy world~

Julie