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...
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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!!!