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...
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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

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!!!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kanikis


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