Saturday, April 30, 2016

Curiosity Stunk The Donkey????

See this face??? Yup- this one!!! This little **** Went and took on a skunk I"m guessing... Went out to do chores and she books on in- to her stall like she's on a mission... ( and now I'm guessing- it was to get away from herself )...

I get everyone locked into their stalls- get grain going- and mash- and I walked by and smelled a dang skunk.. I flip- and call the dogs over- saying- oh boy- thinking we have some stinky company- stay close everyone.. Okay- dogs stick close...

Walk down the line- go to coop- stop smelling skunk- and I"m like okay- how odd...

Walk back down the line- and OMG- she popped her head out - a whole lot like this- and I was LIKE WOW!!!!!! HOLY SNIKES_ YOU STINK!!!!!! Ohhhhhhh Nooooooo..... Yup- curiosity got her this time... Oh MY Word!!!!

Finish feeding everyone and look at her and I do believe she is squinting- kept popping head out- like help me.. What to do?? Ummmmmm

Get out pyrana fly spray ( nasty stuff btw )- and douse her head to toe- had to use a rag.. Then the spray broke off- had to get rag and douse rag and douse and scrub said such donkey's stinky nasty head- of which- I am sure she was loving that nasty mean flyspray more than herself at that point...

Did the best I could do for now- hoping Pyrana fly spray makes a difference- cuz that soggy donkey just reaks!!! Oh my word... We'll see what tomorrow brings- aka- later.. Hoping it rains.. I will put some soap and vinegar and baking soda on her- and stand her in the rain... She dun made my eyes water and now I "think" I still smell it.. WOW!!!! Curious Donkey- will have hopefully learned a lesson!!! Lord please let her have learned a lesson!!!!

Over and out!!!  Gonna sniff some fragrance oils or something!!!

Friday, April 29, 2016

April Showers Bring May Flowers...

Hello Hello my friends... Hoping it's okay to share, as I've gotten such Spring Fever... This weekend only... come on in for a visit.. This weather and the month has me sprinkling a sale on ya's... wink wink :) And more things to share- as I"m working on my newest goods and projects!!! Stay tuned on that!!!

Hugs atcha's!!!

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

A visit to the homestead, and lots getting done....


Wellll- Hello There!!! 
 & Ging Ging Says hi too!!! 



Got a couple visitors to the homestead on Monday..  :)  My two older sisters- Tammy & Caryn- came up to visit- and hang out..  Tammy of course- has a blast with the critters every time she comes- and of course- Ging Ging - especially - loves to greet new folks..  She's quite the greeter- I say!!!  And will bray and hollar atcha's if you don't come to visit too!!! 

Now- how can ya resist this face??  lol..  What a ticker she is... 

And- Tammy took some more pics of our homestead - in progress I might add..  Waiting on some more of that green stuff to shoot up...  We're working on the out buildings- lots of rustic wood to put up still, and lots of gardening and landscaping to do yet...  Oh my!!!  Just so much to do- and so many hours..  But- I think we're gaining...  ( wink wink )... 



And here's just some of our eggs- from our most colorful wonderful chicky poos- below..  They're really producing good now- and are so much fun to watch..  Will probably add a few more to the crew this summer- as we just made their roost and their run bigger..  Working on snazzing that up to the primtastic level- as we speak as well.. 

Remember that time thing??  lol..  Just so much to do!!!  Lovin' all of it though....  





We are turning the tin shed- chicken house- into quite the rustic piece- I do say..   I cannot wait till all that tin is moved- and put on the outbuildings we've been working on- and our front awning...  We'll be painting all the tin, a rust brown red - and our house roof too..   And- I'm going to be planting wild grapevine and all sorts and varieties of climbing vines- everywhere I can!!!  Love vines..  More projects for our summer fun- however- I do have my hubbs to do the high level stuff- while I can plan out the on the ground stuff..  Done deal- works for me..  lol...




And...   Don't think all I do is play outside and visit..  ha ha..  I just got done with yet another huge group of club kits- and they're all packed and ready to head out the door today..  All orders - as of this post- are caught up to date- and I'm on to my next endeavers..  Lots and lots of fun stuff coming atcha's...   Will be sure to post more about those soon!!! 



Well- I'm off to check on the horses- then get a much much needed nap..  Then off to tackle another day!!!  The weather is getting nicer and nicer- and I don't like missing not a minute....

Have a Happy!!! 

Blessings
Niki

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Just a quick post... New Release!!!! Yay!!!



Whew.. Patterns Done and more than half way through kitting up my club projects.. On The Jazz!!!!

Okay!!! I've just listed a whole bunch of new goodies... I've listed my Sparrow Garden Journal Patterns, in both Cross Stitch and Punch Needle, in both instant download and printed and mailed formats.. I've listed some 12 qty packs of grammies vintage buttons, I've listed the Thread Packs for the Cross Stitch version of the Sparrow Garden Journal Pattern, and I've listed the fabric dictionary tags for the Sparrow Garden Journal Punch Pattern!!!

Sooooo- here's a link to one of the patterns, and just click to the main shop page- to find all the rest!!! <3 a="" after="" and="" be="" club="" coming="" filling="" i="" just="" kits="" my="" note="" on="" orders="" ship="" shipping="" sometime="" span="" t="" these-="" this="" though-="" until="" week-="" won="">
Thanks ever so much everyone... Thanks for peeking!!! :)

Friday, April 22, 2016

New Stuff- And All Around The Homestead...

 Wellll- I know it's been a spell since I popped in...  Lots always going on - around the studio and the homestead...  Tis Spring as well- so that gets me out and about a lot more too...

However- I thought I'd pop in and get up to date a little with everyone...  For starters- I finished Birds N Blooms Sampler- as seen in my last post- and that is now in my Etsy shoppe...  Both in instant download and as a printed and mailed version..  And as always- I've got the supplies needed to tackle this beauty..  I'm sooooo pleased with how this turned out...  Just loverly!!!! 

There's a link to the right- for my shoppe- so stop on in for a visit....



I've also been super super busy working on my newest design- both in stitch and punch needle..  Loving how they turned out...  My Sparrow Garden Journals...   Soooo much fun to put these together..  I'm in the final stages of the putting the patterns together- and putting the kits together for all those who had joined my clubs...  I can't wait to get this to them- and keep checking the shoppe this week too...   I'll be putting the pattern in probably within a day or so....  YAY!!!  Another fun project- for my thread friends!!!  Hoping everyone enjoys as much as I did putting them together!!!  Fun Fun Stuff...  



Soooo- other than working on projects- and patterns and all that snazzy jazz...  I of course have had a lot of projects- around the homestead- and sneaking in a little "Horsin Around" as well..  lol..  Pun intended of course...    Below- out for a quick round about on Coop...  He's such a good boy..  Ready to just go wherever...  Have a lady coming to look at him Saturday- but we'll see...  Have gotten rather attached to this guy since we got him last summer... 

 



And...  Lots more projects..  Just got done totally re-doing the inside of the chicken coop- building them a brandy dandy new - okay- rustic prim throw together awesome- palace..  lol..  We love it rough and rustic around here- but boy do we have some happy chickens...  :) 




And.....   A little bit of tree planting..  Have 4 more to do- but we're gaining...   Planted 2 willows- and 3 flowering gorgeous pretties..   Hmmm- that would be 2 dogwoods and a pinkish red- flowering tree, that I now have to go find the tag for!!!  ha ha..  Now this is a prepared post tonight- lol..  Not..  Anywho- can't wait till they all grow!!!  We're building a natural hedgerow of goodness on our road side- to block out the road..  On a mission to plant tons and tons of pretties this summer...  Getting the driveway done, planting gardens for harvest- and doing some landscaping and fixing of things..  Yup- gonna be a busy busy summer- with all the things I want to do- and work too!!!  Lovin' It....  



Gotta have our helpers- Tbone and Oddie...  :)  And John - admiring his work..  Or- he decided getting up was going to be an effort!!!  lol... 

Love them all..  :)



Anywho- this is just some of what's going on in our world..  I'll try to get back sooner to post some more goodness!!! 


Blessings
Niki

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sneaky Peak On A New Spring Design....


Birds N Blooms

This is my " Whatcha Working On? " Post..  lol..  We've just had soooooo much going on - over the last few months or so- that's really been a whirlwind- and since my last club projects shipped- and new pattern was released- I've been - as some of you may know- dealing with tons of goings on...  From my daughter moving- to our printers and equipment going on the blitz- and having to be replaced- to my truck breaking- to our having to downsize the homestead, re-homing the horses- to endless other "things"- soooo- I've not had a lot of time to stitch or punch!!!  HOWEVER- my therapy- if you will-  has been to plan and design many many many new projects- of which I"ll be starting on tonight and tomorrow, and am so pleased to be doing so...  

Wanting to share with everyone- just ONE sneaky peak- at a future coming design..  I have to get my next gardeny spring club project and pattern release done first- and I'm not sharing that sneaky peak- till later tonight or tomorrow- but I just can't wait to share this one..  Now- hang in there..  I've got to stitch and punch the models first- so- it's probably going to be about a month???  Maybe less...  But here is Birds N Blooms- in it's painted- pre- x-stitched phase- demonstrated on a 3d book I've warped it too.. ( love photoshop )..    I can't share it ALL with you- you know!!!  lol..  Just a tiny tease....  

Just need a warmer pick me up to share for now..  A sneaky peak is always goood..  ( and I can't have you thinking- I'm setting around eating bon bons or something like that- even though- hey- that might not be a bad thing?  lol )

Stay Tuned!!!!  I'll be back with some stitching and punching in a very soon future near you..  ( And me ) ....

Hope you're all staying warm and busy!!!

Till next time..

Blessings
Niki

Friday, January 22, 2016

Snow Berries N Winter Feathered Friends


They're finally done, kits are out, and the new patterns are in my etsy shoppe..  "Snow" much fun were these to do...   My "Snow Berries N Winter Feathered Friends"- Snowman bucket tree projects are available both in cross stitch and punch..  I can see a whole new line of pillow tuck pin cushions coming over this new year.  Need to fill in those special little places and bowls here and there- while bringing in some winter cheer and fun...

And speaking of Winter..  Oh my goodness is it ever so cold...  We have about -5 on the rickter scale- and boy oh boy do I not like it this cold...  The horses were putting themselves away- tonight in the barn, and were ever so glad to see us coming with their midnight hot mash!!!  :)  They love night time warm yummies!!  Who doesn't right??

On another note- I've taken a few days - and through the weekend- to regroup and refresh and get some projects done around this house...  We're working on the entryway into our house- so it's neat and tidy and yet holds all of our coats and shoes and extra winter stuff..  Doing up a nifty coat rack, boot boxes- a boot bench and all that jazz..  We're also working on our spare room- so to speak...  It's getting a total overhaul.   And- we're carpeting our kitchen!!!  Yes- I said- we're putting carpet in there..

Ever since we moved into our new homestead- our old old dog T-bone- has had a hell of a time- navigating the step up- and the linoleum tiles...  And he's had a few wipe outs- and scattered crashes- that are just not good..  He's got arthritis and is in enough pain as it is- soooooo- we have a huge brand new carpet we had bought- when we were doing the house- ended up not using it- for another story of reasons- and so it's just setting up top in the work shop.  We're putting it down- so our old roopy can finally be comfortable in the whole house- kitchen included- where the food and water is- and all that jazz- and not have to worry about him hurting himself or feeling left out..  I figure at almost 13 years of age ( 12.5 )- that he should be at home everywhere he is - in his home..  We can always do something else in the kitchen another day down the road...

Anywho- just popping in!!!  I've got tons of designs I'm working on- and thinking my winter ones are yet again on hold till next winter??  And I'm on to Spring???  Ohhh- you just never know what will strike me fancy now will ya..  :) ( smiles )...  I'll share when I figure it all out- hows that?  :)

Time for bed my friends..  My upside sleep schedule has the best of me- so I sleep when I do and stay busy the rest of the time, and I hear my pillow calling now- so guess it's sleep time...  Thanks for visiting- and I'll be back to share more...

Stay warm my friends!!!
Blessings
Niki