Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Summer Fun Sale...



Okay Doke!!! Here goes!!! My Summer Fun Sale... Yuppers- It’s that time!!! Time for a SALE!!!! My Summer Fun Sale- where everything in my Etsy shoppe- is 20% off.. From Wednesday to Wednesday- the 7th to the 14th, June 2017.

Why you ask??? Well- we all need a little summer fun and that includes me.. It’s in celebration of me- taking one full week off- to play and have some fun around the homestead...  

So- join me on etsy- www.etsy.com/shop/Kanikis and 
enter coupon code: SUMMERFUN20 for your 20% off.

Please Note:All orders placed during this week long sale- will “Begin” to be processed- starting on Saturday the 17th!! This is so I can actually go out and get some summer fun things done- during my week long sale. All orders that I currently have in Que- will be finished and processed- and shipped- by this Saturday!!!! I'm on the jazz...

Thanks so much everyone- and hope you enjoy!!!! HUGS!!
Blessings Niki

Friday, May 12, 2017

A Couple New Releases

I know- I know- it's been quite some time..   After getting through Here Comes Santa- and Amazing Grace ( both in my etsy shoppe )- I was scrambling with orders- and then trying to get these ready for release..  Not to mention- life..  lol..  Yup- things and peeps- keep me busy around the homestead for sure...


 Whew..  Long time getting these done and ready to release..  Allow me to introduce two new Cross Stitch Patterns- "Crocks, Crows, N Black Eyed Susan's", and "Plant A Seed Of Hope" flower jar box design ( as seen last summer in PNPS magazine)...   I'm so happy to get these 2 summer releases out- and have many more things coming up sooooooon!!!!   Want to share a very very special Thank You- to our dearest Jan Emerick​, who lovingly and patiently- I might add- stitched the model for me- for Crocks n Crows...   She was so patient with my um- color changes- and little fixes!!!   

Sooo- they are both now available- in my etsy shoppe- www.etsy.com/shop/Kanikis  ...   If any questions- give me a hollar..  Thanks for peeking everyone!!!



I hope everyone likes the two newly released designs- and keep checking here and on facebook for more updates on upcoming designs...  For now- I'm off and running- okay- I'm off!!!  No running..   But I am going to stitch a spell before I hit the hay...

Wishing everyone a dandy!!!  & See you all soon...
Niki

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Weather Changing- And This & That....


And look at this little um- okay pudgy friend- at the feeder area..  Oh my goodness- this puffy fluffy dude was just going to town...   A rainy dreary day here in upstate NY- but my birds have been filling the feeder station- and the yard in droves..  lol..  Especially after I went out and refilled everything...

I had starlings, sparrows, robins ( eating worms )- I had chickadees, bluejays- a female and male cardinal, red winged blackbirds, doves, and oh my...  Had quite a few visitors today!!!

Yup- the weather is changing..  Warming up- but with it has come some wet wet weather..  I think I'll take it though..  Warmer and longer days- work for me..  And hopefully this rainy weather will bring things green and growing again...  Goodbye Winter...  I hope...  :) 


And - in between tons and tons of orders- of which I can't thank everyone enough...  I've been doing some playing around- with various colored graphics- printed and heat pressed on linen...  Well- I figured out what "not" to do- to get the results I wanted on what I want to do..  So- I guess- you can say- it's def. a win win...  Here's one of the darker colored panels..  You'll be seeing them soon- and designs and projects to go with...  And I've got more coming- printed linens that is- with gorgeous colored graphics- to go with and under and around new stitching projects...  FUN STUFF!!!!  I'll tell ya....



I've got a whole bunch of new designs coming- but first I have to get all orders done and out- that have come in- on Amazing Grace- and Santa too..   Then- my friends- I have another design- going out to my friend- and fellow stitcher Jan Emerick, who is going to stitch one of my models- Crocks, Crows, n Black Eyed Susans..  Trying to get the kit done for her and out soon..  Been swamped...

I can't wait to share more and more with you as we go...  So much fun coming up...

And for now- today- time to get back to busy- and well- yes- we should have dinner soon too!!!
Hope you are all warm, snuggy- and having a dandy Sunday...

Blessings
Niki

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

By George- I may Yet Get This Yet....


Yup- this is me- but the timing is rather um- inconvenient.. On tight deadlines- have this masterful plan for this spectacular project- and it's part of this utmost tighter than hooplah deadline- and have gone through ohhhhh- way toooooo many supplies.. It's a no go- but "BY GEORGE"- I think I may have it.. But it's just gonna have to hold out- for another moment in time... Holy hanna.. And yes- that is why I am still up... Will continue this post- at yet another moment in time- and share more about my ummm- no fail- cuz I will win- projects...
😕😉😁

See you Soon...
Blessings
Niki

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Amazing Grace- Little White Church- Now Listed....


Oh my goodness- finallllllly Ready and Done..  And- all listed in my Etsy Shoppe.. Here's a quick link- or visit the link to the left:  www.etsy.com/shop/Kanikis

Allow me to introduce- Amazing Grace- Little White Church..

We are ready..  I think- no - we are!!!  lol...  And I "think" I got everything noted and down pat- where needed...  

Okay- soooo first off- please note- before purchasing.  Read all of my descriptions- on all listings- very carefully.   And note that I am giving all items related to Amazing Grace- Little White Church- a 2-4 week processing period- due to the amount of folks that mentioned interest.   This will give me a little leeway- just in case there are issues with ordering supplies needed, or items going on backorder.  If anything slows down your orders, I will certainly be in touch.  But do know- I will be working my tail feathers off- and yet- I am still only one..  :)    And sometimes- well- things just happen- so I want to make sure- I'm ready for that- just in case!!!  Thank you sooooo much!!! :-)

Now- for the good stuff..  I've listed my patterns- in both mailed- and downloadable format- which you can find - most likely on my main page- or go to the section of my shop- that you would like- ie. mailed or instant x-stich patterns.   The linens are listed in the Printed Linen's section.  AND- Do note- I have a separate listing- JUST for the 32 count linen, with the 8 x 10 print- on the 20 x 14.5" linen -- Specifically- set up- for buying with my pattern..  Any questions on this just ask..  I also listed a separate printed music sheet- Amazing Grace- on all counts of linen- so that for those that just love the hymn as much as I- and wish to stitch something other than my pattern on- it's there to buy.  You'll see the listing for that as well- and in it's listing title- it does say- for other fun stitching projects..  :)

I've also listed the thread pack for this project- in Gentle Arts threads.  You'll find that in my Thread Packs section- or again- most likely on the main page for awhile....

Again- DO READ all listings- and descriptions- and PLEASE- if any questions- ask me first- before buying...  This one is a little different than my Santa pattern and printed linen- as I am being a bit more focused on doing this on one particular size linen- and for good reason!!!  ( smiles )..  It just works...

Okay- I'll be posting to the groups- and on my page- with a link - to my shop!!  If you need me- just hollar- and thanks sooo much everyone!!!!   I appreciate everyone- to the moon and back...

Blessings
Niki

Friday, March 10, 2017

Almost At The Finish Line


Almost There...   Just finished stitching- Amazing Grace- and oh my goodness..  I did my ironing- so I could get a picture- lol..   Wanted to share my model finish- before I go and finish finish over the next couple days...  I'm thinking- I will be mounting it on this gorgeous piece of fabric- and then mounting to one of our new finishing boards- that John is starting on tomorrow..  It's a lot like our tavern boards with the peg racks- but it will go wide- not tall, and be just a tad less fancy- but gorgeous all the same..  I have it in mind, on paper and ready for him to begin tomorrow..  aka- today!!!  Ya'll know me- up till the wee hours...

Anywho!!!   I decided not to add any personalizations to mine- leaving the top corner blank- so you can see the music sheet more..  BUT- as you can see below- in the chart that will come in the pattern- I added just my simple standard alphabet- with some numbers- for those wanting to add initials or dates or any other kind of personalization to theirs...  


NOW---  Question to all those who are interested in buying, as soon as I release!!!   Well- need input anyway..  I am thinking on ONLY selling the printed linen- on 32 count, to be stitched 1 over 2 ( or 2 over 2 if you prefer )...   This way- it will avoid a lot of confusion and extra figuring for those that want to stitch it...  And this is because- I'm only offering the 8 x 10 print - no other sizes- AND- if you choose anything less than 32 count- then the stitched design will not look the same as my model.  It will be bigger- therefore- changing the directions- on how to stitch the piece- and how it looks in the end..  It will cover more of the music sheet- and go beyond what you see I have stitched here..  And- same goes with larger counts- i.e. 35, 36. and 40 counts..  If you had a choice for those- then it would shrink a lot- and not cover the sheet like I have stitched it...

As I have done my model- I actually started in the center of my music sheet- and went to the bottom of it- the center.   Then- I counted 5 rows down- into the plain linen..  Only because I wanted mine to set just a bit further down..  If you start center bottom - at the very bottom of the music sheet- it will just come up a little higher- just touching the Amazing Grace Music Title...

Okay- soooooo- Need Thoughts!!!   If I only offer it on 32 count linen- with a 3 " border for extra room- and with the 8 x 10 print- would that work for everyone?   I'm just trying to keep this one a LOT simpler than the last..  

Sooooo- Lets hear it my friends..  Tell me whatcha think..  And while I wait for input- I'll be working on these finishing touches- and then figure out my directions- for the pattern..  ( wink wink )....   Either leave comments here- in my site- or on my facebook post- where I can interact more with everyone!!!

Thanks bunches my pretties..   I can't wait till this comes out..   It's def. going to be this weekend..  Just have to finish up some things- and get caught up on some other orders and projects with deadlines- lol..  Whew- right?

Thanks for peeping in!!!  Hugs Atcha's
Niki

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A little bit of this and a little bit of that...


A little bit of this and a little bit of that...

Working on Amazing Grace- Little White Church, ( almost done too :) ), and working on new printed linens- with a brand new heat press sheet- that gives even greater flexibility with my printing..   Such fun projects- and lots coming to Kaniki's soon...

I've also been working on the transfer of my original website over to blogger- while still keeping the same name.  Quite a switch over- but it will make things ever so much easier in the future...  I'll be posting here regularly- and sharing on facebook- and all of my products will be available on Etsy.   I'll also share odds and ends on my site here- as soon as I get another page added- and I'll be adding in a Freebies section...  Lets see...   Hmmmm- lots of new things coming and lots of fun changes..

If you want to keep up on my listings and posts- be sure to sign up - follow by email- over to the left sidebar- and you'll get each update to the site- as well as product and new release updates.  And of course- I'll keep posting daily on my facebook- you can follow me there- or friend me there as well..  And I'll try to keep up on Instagram and Pinterest..  Whew- right?   And work my little fingers off- on orders and new goods..

It's all good my friends..  It's all good...

Well- thought I'd pop in for an update- and get this new site on the jazz..  Be sure to stay tuned..  Lots of fun stuff ahead...

Thanks for popping in to visit...

Blessings
Niki