Thursday, December 22, 2016

Winding down...

As we approach the end of the year, things are winding down here as I settle in for a long winter's nap so to speak.  I have put away my sewing machines and cleaned my studio-nest in preparation for things to come in the new year.  There are still several things on my house To Do list!  They will get done in due time with a little patience on my part and baby steps.  Our home has been neglected for many years while I was making dolls and designing patterns and it will take me some time to get things back in order.  Caregiving and our home are my first priorities for now.  Wee bits of free time are spent learning to punch needle embroidery thanks to Doreen Frost of Vermont Harvest Primitives who makes this craft look so easy.  Punch needle is very relaxing to me, it's portable and takes up very little space.

As I snuggle into my comfy chair by the fire wearing my hand knitted warm socks of many colors, looking at my twinkling Christmas tree and flickering candles, visions of sugar plums and new adventures dance in my head.

Wishing you a Magical Christmas and a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Until next time... ~E~

Monday, October 17, 2016


My dad died when I was very young.  I remember helping him work on cars.  Well, I wasn't much help other than being in the way and getting dirty, but he didn't complain.  I remember he would say, when things are not going right, back off, rest a while, don't think about it so much and try again later, just be patient and it will happen.  All through my life, as long as I can remember, I have tried to encourage others to be patient.  It's what I do.  Being patient has worked for me so far and continues to bring me to the place I need to be at the time. 

Back in early Spring I thought the future was looking very gloomy.  Step by step, over a long period of time, things have become better.  Back off on creating, rest a while and try again later; my dad's words keep ringing in my ears.  The weather is cooling.  My caregiving activities and outside yard duties are getting lighter and I have a wee bit of time to create now.

Years ago I was in hog heaven when I discovered needlefelting as a way to apply hair to my dolls.  I was recently smitten with sleeping mice.  Since I love raw wool, and needlefelting hair on my dolls, why not combine the two and learn the art of needlefelting an item from scratch.  How did they do that has always been the question that leads me on many new adventures.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

Adapted Beyond Recognition Series

Rabbit -3 Day Auction on eBay
Did I mention I love rabbits?

Monday, March 7, 2016

Does any one read blogs any more?...

Sorry I have been so lax about posting on this blog although I have posted on my At Home With Edna blog this year.  It seems everyone is using social media (and acting like junior high school kids I might add) now days instead of visiting blogs.  I still love visiting blogs but I find they are not updated very often either so I guess I'm not the only one that is behind.

Trying to get us decluttered and organized has become my new hobby but I have had some fun on eBay this year.  One of my listings was this Momma Duck and her babies which was the first in my *Adapted Beyond Recognition Series*.  This was my version of a Raven's Haven pattern and it was reduced with written permission from Stacey Mead.  This is sold and was a finished product and not a pattern.  It was fun to do.  More creating is on the horizon as time permits so stay tuned.  Until next time...   ~E~