Monday, April 7, 2014

March finishes

Good morning all,hope that your Monday has started off in a positive way.It is kind of dreary here this morning with rain but as the saying goes April showers bring May flowers.It has been a busy couple of weeks with things at Momma's house going bad.Last week her well pump burned out so hubby and I drove a  40 mile round trip to pick up a new one.It was raining to hard to be able to change it out till the next morning but when we opened the box we found that it was used.Apparently someone had returned it after using  it for a new one.Irritating! We returned the pump to the store to find out that they didn't have another one so we had to drive 45 minutes one way to find the proper pump.Good news is that Momma now has running water.LOL! The week before her breaker panel went bad so that was a major headache as a wall had to be torn out in order to get the old one out but it too is fixed.Mom really did not need the stress as she has been dealing with some worrisome health issues.

I had promised to share a few of my finishes forMarch with you all,better late than never I guess.There are not to many ,I promise. I haven't got anything started for April.My hands are missing holding my needle and I could start having strong withdrawl symptoms soon.I do have plans for a new large design with a primitive looking whale and some other goodies.There have been a lot of nautical designs floating around and they have my brain moving.So look for that to come about in the near future.On to my March finishes...
 1. A simple pillow that I made for my sister's birthday.

2.A few woolie strawberries....

This one is made of cotton fabric and it was gifted to my sis.

A couple different sizes.I actually made three of these,one for mom,my  other sis and my niece.They are from a wool jacket the my mom wore a lot ,so they have sentimental value .
3. A pin keep made from wool and velvet.

4. A needle punched pillow...
The color is much more prim in life.
5. A paper mache box with a needle punched design..

Comb painted the box.
6.To go with my robin box is a little robin....

7.What is Spring without the buzzing of bees busy at work? So I made another paper mache box with a bee punched design.This box I used paper to cover the box.

Front view
Top of box
Inside the box
8. A simple penny rug..

There you go, the last of my March projects.All of projects  are my own designs.I hope that you enjoyed seeing them,and just maybe there will be a few to share for April.
   Friday and Saturday we spent shopping around.I have decided that I hate shopping for two particular items.One, a new bra( nope  not shopping for that) two... a new mattress,yes that is the one that had our attention .My word, we spent most of Saturday running from store to store testing mattresses out and I am now more confused than before we started. If our mattress wasn't in such sorry shape I'd throw the towel in and quit.But seriously my mattress  could be used for make do spring projects,just slip the covers and sheet off and go to work.Think I have put it off as long as I can. Yesterday after church hubby and I worked in the yard ,we had a couple large trees that had to be cut.It always breaks my heart to see a tree taken down but in this case we had no choice as they were damaging the foundation of our home.Today I will be working in the craft room cleaning up my huge mess and doing laundry.Well my friends I guess that just about wraps up March and some of April too.I will be trying to get around to your blogs so I can  catch up with what has been going on with you all.Spring blessings,Jen


Danice said...

So sorry about your mother's house troubles. We also have had a lot of those in the past year. 'Glad all issues are now repaired. Your new creations are all so cute. You really have been busy :)

Shirlee said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your mother has some worrisome health issues my friend. I will be keeping her in my prayers. I loved visiting your blog this morning, but then I always do : ) I so enjoy seeing all your beautiful creations! I always marvel at your creativity! How sad to have to take out those trees but of course there's nothing else that can be done when they are threatening the foundation of your home : ( Have a wonderful day my friend!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Jen, sorry to hear about your Moms issues, hope all is all your work, all are beautiful. You have been a busy bee, Blessings Francine.

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Hi girlie,
I love love all your wonderful, beautiful projects that you have done. ALL OF THEM!!!!!
You do such beautiful, awesome work.
You know I am praying for Mom!
I love the strawberry you made from her coat, that is priceless.
Hugs and Love
Tricia XO

Raggedy Creations said...

I really like the sheep pillow.

What is the stitch called on the first strawberry. Is it feather stitch. I would love to learn that one.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hate seeing trees come down, too...even when it's needed. I've enjoyed seeing what you've made lately. Love the strawberries and that sweet bird! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

You have been busy! Love all your wonderful creations.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh my gosh, if all these wonderful finishes are your idea of 'not many' the rest of us are in big trouble! Beautiful work as always Jen, you have so much talent! Sending healing energy to your Mom and hope that all is now ship shape at her house. We got a Kingsdown Distinction mattress at Sears last fall and it is HEAVEN! Happy mattress shopping :O) Deb

The Moonlit Stitch said...

I know your mom must be so thankful for you & your hubby being there for her Jen! Can't believe all the projects you complete-they are all wonderful. I hate cutting down trees too, but they can cause damage. Good luck in your mattress search! ~*~Lisa

Kendra said...

I hate shoe shopping, so I feel your pain. I would rather get a root canal without Novocain than go shoe shopping, especially for shoes for my boys!

There finishes look beautiful!


Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Jennifer, What a coincidence! Our well pump broke last week too. We had to have it replaced that very day, as the horses drink tons of water! Fortunately, the son of an ex-neighbor is a plumber, and will always come right away. I love all your have been busy! Your new pattern in the works sounds wonderful.

Faye said...

I love what I see!!! Your wool creations are so unique and special.... Glad Mommas set to go now~~. Faye

The Old Cupboard Door said...

Jen, you have certainly been busy, your work is beautiful! Where do you find the time?

And, I wanted to let you know you won the Farm Fresh giveaway on my blog. Please email me your addie so I can send it out to you. Congratulations!!!


Kim said...

I love ALL your projects. You had a busy but productive month of crafty stuff :)

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Jennifer, I am so sorry for all the hardship that your mom has been going through. So glad you got things fixed for her. Wow do I love all of your creations. I want to learn to needle punch one day, you make such beautiful things, I love your pillow and your penny rug mat too. hugs, Lecia