Friday, October 17, 2014


Hello Blog Friends.        The new blog I have been talking about opened today. It will features things that I stitch and make with my hands. I also incorporate old found objects into the finishes.
The name is Homestead Needleworkes.

If you would love to see, what I have been stitching and working on, it can be found here, Just click this link below:

I have listed a 3 items for sale. A Pillow, Pinkeep, Scissor Keeper, and Stick Pin Set, along with a Longaberger Needle Punched Paddle.

Thank you for being by my side as a launch this new blog.  If you have an suggestions, I would love to hear from any of my blog friends. Thank you, April


Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Hello my blogging friends!  It is Fall!!!  Can you believe it? Before you know, it will be Christmas... I will not get ahead of myself. A quick update on my aunt. She is in a rehab facility. She will be there for about 21 days.  She made good friends with Willie Loomis while she was staying with us. Thank you for all the well wishes while I was caring for her. I appreciate them so much... She seemed to be in a good mood when I visited with her yesterday.

As you can see, I have done some Fall decorating on the front porch. I have yet to get my Halloween decorations out. 
I have been doing some creating of Fall things. I seen these pretty yarns at Joann's Store and a light bulb went off, over my head! I can use them to crouch around my pinkeeps. 

 Threadwork Primitives by Nan freebie. I used the gray yarn to trim the pin keeps.
 This cute square pinkeep is from a book by Needle' Love Designs. I used some more yarn to finish the trim.

This is a design from Michelle - Raspberry Rabbit Designs. Michelle designed it to make Halloween postcards. I used the pattern to make a pinkeep. I used eyelash yard for the trim. 
So see I have been busy....
I had joined in on the fun in Dixie Samplers/ Terri's blog for the annual Harvest Exchange. Debra Cade sent me a box full of goodies!

 This is how it all come by the postman!!  I was so excited!

I spread it all out on my table!  The Raven is so prim and cute! I love it Debra!!!  I have named him Edgar Nevermore!  Debra made this beautiful quilt! Everything in the picture is handmade. Click on picture and take a closer look, at all the beautiful things! Debra put a little extra in everything in the package. The note told me about herself and how she also loves prim.

Those spools are so cute!  That quilt table topper is so pretty! I just love Halloween and Fall!  Thank you so make Debra and thank you Terri for having the exchange every year. 
I met up with Terri and Joyce this past weekend for a Stitching Weekend. First time to meet Joyce!  Enjoyed meeting you so much and stitching with you, Joyce! I didn't get to met them and go north to the cross stitch shops... But I made sure to make it, to sit, stitch and talk till late into the night!  I had a great time at Terri's! More talking than stitching on my part!  lol
I have been buying some stash too...

 This was my order for Deb at Stitches N Things Shop!  I need to get to stitching on these great charts and kits!!!
I found a great Etsy shop called Prim Folk Art Shop. Valerie has great things on her site. Here is a link if you like wool, and patterns.
 I ordered these great Buttermilk Basin cards and these wool packs. I was Valerie's 10,000 sale and she was so generous and sent these Valdani Threads and pattern cards as a gift!  If you get a chance check out her Etsy Shop.

I will be blogging in 2 different post I have so much to show and tell!  lol  So stay tuned for Part 2 this week. Thank you for hanging in here with me!  I still want to start the Sale Blog. I have some things to list this week too. Till Later....