Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A New Release... "Old Crow Pumpkin Seed Co"



Okay doke..  Have a few things to share tonight- after a wicked busy - mostly fun day!!!  I just released my newest pattern, "Old Crow Pumpkin Seed Co"- in cross stitch...  Hoping one of these days to do the punched version too- but we'll see how much time I have..  hmm. hmmm...  lol..  Time!!!  Sigh...  lol...

Anywho!!!  Including a link for ya's- and hope you can come and see....

Also- I am releasing all of my club patterns, to the public, as I will no longer be doing exclusive clubs after the 2nd quarter of the new year...  NOW- I will be releasing the patterns only, and of course you all know I sell supplies- BUT- my current club members will still be THE ONLY ONES- to get absolutely exclusively spoiled by me, with the whole kits & kabboodles and bells & whistles, that I will be sending to them- straight through to the last kit shipped in 2016....  

I've chosen not to continue on with clubs, as I find with our daily life- and designing and stitching- I am not able to do the kits, and do as many public releases as I wish to do...  I honestly thought I could- but I am only a one woman show- and I am still not sure where those 20 hours a day go!!!  ( winks & smiles )....  Soooooo- after much long thought- I discussed with all my club members- and we're ending on the 2nd quarter of this next year coming....  And I am releasing all club patterns- as I said, with my members still receiving the top notch exclusive benefits I have vowed to give them...  

I'm sure this will all be a win win- and I can spread myself out more like a melted butter- than a frozen block of cream cheese!!!  :)  I have to keep some fun in this folks..  Hoping and praying for a win win- and that everyone can enjoy!!!!  

And on that note---  Come visit me...  Here's a link to my newest pattern- Old Crow Pumpkin Seed Co- a hanging board backed pocket for drieds, and I've also added all versions of Summer At The Old Red House- and Poppy's & A Raven- so be sure to click on the main store link...   Do let me know if any issues..  especially if I put words somewhere they weren't supposed to be- lol- or a wrong description..  I think I need an editor!!!! 

Thanks sooooooo much my friends!!!  Hugs atcha's....   

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Keeeeping Bussssy.....

Oh my stars- have we ever been keeping so busy...  Lets see- we built a brand new home- out of our old pole barn over the course of a year and a couple months..  ( still finishing )And now- the demo and cleanup begins on the rest of the property...

Soo- here's some things- other than working on new designs and club stuff- and all that jazz- that we've been up to...

Sooo, here's our converted pole barn- and new home..  Front & Back..  Lots to finish- trim, a new shop door, decor, and painting the roof...  Here's a front and back view..






And....  Our barn extension in the works..  Added 8 foot on this end for the horses..  Just need to finish up- get some doors on- and close things up some more...



And do you think one of these guys would get out of the way..  Ohhhh- not so much!!!  ha ha..   They be Inside Horses...  :)   Spoiled Ones!!!



And...  Adding onto the right side of the barn - for a feed and tack room, hay room in the middle, and a spot on the end for our lawnmower, garden equipment and so forth....  Lots to finish- and tick tock- Fall is here- and Ol' Man Winter- around the corner..  Whew!!!  NOT as young as we were..  For sure...




And another front view of our house- in the "rubble and mess"..  Lets see..  2 full cord of wood to stack, once they fix our power line going from pole to house, and then we batton down the front- nice and tight...  And- we need to get our awning up- so the wood and our front door is under cover..   And need to add on a sliding door- to the shop end ( to the right )..  That's John's converted garage- work shop....



And Holy Moses!!!  Used our truck and chains and a lot of manpower- to get this trailer demo'd and down to a semi- flat pile!!!  Have a good friend coming over at 8 a.m.- with his John Deere- to make this mess a lot more manageable- to get it out to the dump/bury site...  My goodness..  TONS of a  mess..  Served as a home for almost 4 years- and now- we're living soooooooo much better in our gorgeous new home..  Lovin' It....



And then we have our chicken coop..  Need to fix quite a bit- and re-do the run- before winter...  Batten down those hatches as well..  Gots to keep the hen house happy!!!  Had some damage last winter- and wellll- lets just say- it got added to the list for this summer- before winter type of deal....



Another view of our "Mess" out back..  Lordy- I can't wait till things get finished up and back to nice nice..  Next Spring and Summer are going to be awesome!!!  Play with horses- enjoy our home and property and finally relax and garden some..  Get our pool up and going- and go from there...  Goodness....



Was out walking- and had two stalkers!!!  ha ha..  They followed me everywhere!!!  Love em!!!  Coop is up front and Jersey is behind...  Our two newest additions to the family..  Love these guys!!!  



And..   They were both rescues...  And Rach is here- on Jersey- who came from my friend Cindy's place..   She fostered him for about 3 years- and so he was just a pasture puff....  :)  A Standardbred - off track retiree...  And this is the first time he's been ridden in 3 years..  Today- we started working him under saddle again- after about a month of ground work and back to basic's stuff..  What an awesome dude he is....  Love it...



And...  Me on Coop & Rach on Jersey!!!  Had a fun ride- just tooling about in our pasture.   Both were sooooo lazy today..  I'm thinking they were thinking about the hay we just left em...  lol...  FUN STUFF..  & some much needed Horse Therapy after a "day"....



More of that good ol  Horse Therapy...  Ahhhhh



And despite their doing the I'm the boss thing- while not under saddle- they did absolutely awesome working together today!!!  Love it...



And can't forget about Ging Ging and Blacky too!!!  Getting some nibbles- after they stood quite and behaved while we went out and about..  MOOCHERS!!!  :)  



And..   That's all folks...  Lovin' on some critters- does a heart and soul gooooood....

Will be back with more chit chat and busy business stuff here soon!!!  Tons in the works and planned...



Many Blessings
Niki


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Finally & Finish & New Pattern Released....


Okay my fine feathered friends!!! I have finalllllly- finished my secret- sneaky peaks project- and have gotten it loaded in my etsy shoppe.. WHEW... lol- what a fun - fun project.. It took me 2 days- just to figure out a finish- but I am as pleased as punch... Sooo- I'm done teasing you all with this one- however- I've more sneaky things plotted- so beware my pretties- I'm going to be back with more!!! 


Please read this long winded description - if you have a few--- I've got a few things up my sleeves... AND- It's a mostly full bright orange moon tonight- and I've only gotten 2 hours of sleep- so bear with me... :) 

Soooo- Here's the deal!!! I am offering a storewide sale- in my shop- 10% off your purchase to ALL PSS members- and PNPS subscribers- Because..... This pattern is a "complimentary - if you will" project- to the one you will sooooon be seeing in the next issue of PNPS... 

So my friends... Here's your coupon code... PNPSPSS10 and that's a 10% discount- now till the end of September!!!! Yup- totally to the end of it... 

I have one catch for all of you... As another way for me to try and do something- I'd like to offer you a couple choices- and either is great by me... You can either take FULL advantage of your coupon code OR- if you'd like- you can pay full price for your purchase- and message me IN your order checkout- that you'd like for me to donate that 10% to the AUEN family instead... I'll leave it up to you- but it's one thing I am trying to work on- to try and help our fellow stitching designer friend- whom we have all grown to love... 

AND- lol- just to let you all know- that ALL donations you wish me to send to the Auen's Family- will be tallied at the end of the month- end of the sale- and then I'll be sending it via Paypal to our very own Terri ( Dixie Samplar​ ) and then she can send it on to the family- on all of our behalves.. I'll put a post up for everyone then too!!! & THANK YOU ALL !!!! xoxo

Well my friends.. Here's the link to my shop- and I hope you all enjoy... Thanks for everything my friends.... 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A View Out My Window- Linen Now Being Offered, & A Release Coming SOON...

Just a little view out of my window..  I love my corner work space, and I get to watch my horses...  Love it...  The only thing is- is they seeeee me too!!!  lol..  They know what I'm doing -and watch for me to come out...  S-P-O-I-L-E-D..  Yup!!!



I also wanted to let everyone know...  that I'll now be selling my coffee stained Linen's - by the fat quarters... ( approx 18 x 26 ) ... Now- these are going to be sold, on a made to order type of basis- meaning- there could be up to a 2-3 week processing time, depending on what I have in stock, and what I need to order.. Most likely- all linen's will be ordered and then stained- by me- when you place your order with me... This way- I'm not setting on a very huge and expensive amou
nt of linens.. Even though- that's not a bad thing- lol... I love my linen....

Ohhh- and please note- due to me staining and dying these linens- in small small batches- often by the fat quarters themselves- NO TWO will ever be alike... And it also depends on the linen and colors I start with.. One thing for sure- they will be prim-tastic- and ready to stitch on....
Here are my prices- and again - they are fat quarters- and shipping will be added to the total cost of each order.... I'll be adding this to Etsy as well, so you can either message me- or follow me through Etsy... Thanks everyone.... & Any questions- just hollar at me.....
28 count- $20 a fat quarter
30 count- $22 a fat quarter
32 count- $22 a fat quarter
35 count- $24 a fat quarter
36 count- $24 a fat quarter
40 count- $26 a fat quarter



Wellll my friends..  Just a quick post for now..  I have to make up my boggled mind- on my final finish for my newest pattern release, and add some stuff to etsy- and....  Need to get on the jazz for my club stuff...  Oh- so much FUN stuff to do....

~Blessings~
Niki

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A Laid Back But Busy Sunday...


A Laid Back Sunday- but busy as always..  An oxymoron?  Perhaps- but that kind of describes me a lot at times- lol...  Sooo- I organized my linen baskets- the smaller counts- 28, 30 and 32 on the left- and the higher counts- 35 and 36 on the right- and ohhh- loook what's in the linen basket...  Yuppers- a Stitch Along pattern- that I'll be doing with a bunch of friends on Facebook..  Fun Fun Stuff..

Sooo- now to pick the linen, and then......




I need to start picking my threads...  I tell ya..  I got the big jars, my big basket- and then a ton of quart and pint and 8 oz jars- to store all my threads in- and I LOVE IT!!!  It looks awesome, and it's soooo easy to pick out my threads for projects, and because I order so much- this was a great thing to do...  I even look like I'm styling out here in my little corner of creative cozy-ness..  :)

Soooo- I'm working on finishing up the latest pattern I've been working on, and getting ready to release....

Here's another sneaky peak- and I'm ALMOST done..  Should have it done stitched tonight- and then figure out it's final finish...  Oh- I'm loving this one!!!



Can't wait for it's reveal....

And...  I'm also working on our club projects..  And some magazine deadlines- and oh yeah- blog and web stuff, etsy stuff, and lets see.....  :-)  Organizing as I go.  I have to do that or I'll lose myself in all the busy-ness..  Have my system now set to back up to the great mysterious "Cloud"- ha ha...  Just in case...  I really do put a beating on my systems- with all the graphic and puter work I do..  So- I"m organizing all the goodness- and staying afloat...

Anywho!!!  It was a gorgeous day- spent a little time out brushing and playing with the horses- and have had some good eats today- and now my friends..  It's back to stitching....

~Many Blessings~
Niki

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Fall Like Day & A New Member To Our Family...

Today is a gorgeous almost Fall day out there....  Lovin' It...  Going to get some light housework done, do sheets, blankets and floors, and a sundry of other must do's..  Tomorrow- we'll be outside working on the barn area- getting more stuff cleaned up, fixed up- just things toooo dooooo...

Welllll- my post on Facebook yesterday- was :


And..  For some time, as good as things are in our lives, I've been a bit off balance.  And when that happens, I need to dig in, and figure out what exactly has made so...  Well, some of the reasons are- that Rach and I soooooo missed having our riding horses and being able to hit the trails, whenever the need hit us...  Sooo- after Jax left, after what he did to Rach, and then when Macey left - to go be closer to her mommy- my sister- we were left with pool ol' lonely Blacky Poo....  Soo- we went and got Ginger- our little long eared friend.  LOVE them both dearly to pieces- but something was still missing...

I was having horrible back troubles, we were swamped with trying to finish our house- but something still- was missing... I wanted a couple more horses that are riders- so me and my kid could hit the trails whenever the need fitted us... Sooooo- I just went and bought a new guy yesterday.. He is an older off track thoroughbred- named Cooper- and is just an awesome bomb proof dude... Love him!!! {{♥}} And we're looking at one more guy- an adoption dude- to welcome in to our family.... We'll finally have balance....


soooo- here's some pics of Cooper- and more will come with our new guy- once we get him- and then we're making our run in barn extended and then we're working on finishing up the whole kit and kabbodle and snugging into our homestead....






And without further ado- my house is a mess- and I must get to work as well- TONS to do... {{♥}}

Blessings
Niki

Monday, August 24, 2015

A Little Monday Musings



A Little Monday Musings...

On my hoop- is my newest design that I'm only going to offer you a sneak peak of...  :)  Well- that's because it's going to be done very very soon- and it's release comes within a week or two tops...  It's got a few "catches" if you will, and I'll be announcing them here, on FB- and a few other places- as I'm reallly excited about some things I'm going to be doing with it...

Around the homestead too- we've been ever so busy..  Looking at a couple more riding horses to add to our family, as our little Donkey- Ginger - is for mere fun, love and entertainment- as we just love her so, and she keeps our "semi-retired" old pony draft cross- Blacky- company..  Rach and I miss the trails terrible- so we're getting back to some fun around here..  Love hitting the saddle and just heading on out....

One of our new guys- whom I am picking up tomorrow- is an older guy too- but not too old- and has a long life ahead of trails for us...  He's a Thoroughbred- long ago off track, and he's just a delight..  Loves to work and ride- and go and just do..  He's coming to our home tomorrow!!!  I can't wait!!!  And his name is Cooper....
Here he is:



And we're going to look at another retiree- soooooon I hope- for Rach to ride..  Praying it works..  He looks like a great prospect for our family...

On another note...  I've been very very very busy - overhauling my website and blog and my etsy shoppe- so that everything I do- is seamless- and best represents what I'm doing- and where everything is...  Cohesiveness..  Yes- that is what I am shootin' for....

And- I've got lots of club project work ahead- and two more magazine deadlines to meet..  I'll be chatting more about that soon too- but just for the knowing- now- I've got a great pattern being released in this upcoming issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher's Magazine- and then 2 more to do for the upcoming holidays..  WHEW- right?  So- we're finishing our homestead, I've got magazine deadlines, public pattern releases- and my club stuff..  I couldn't be happier..  Things are GOOD...

And on that note my friends...  I've a bit of work to do  - to wrap up my sneaky peak I showed up at the top of the post- and seeing how my whole family dozed off- after snacks and supper stuff- I'm going to take advantage of the quiet ....  :)

Enjoy my friends- see you soon- and keep watching for daily news and my site updates all over..  I'm on the jazz....

~Blessings~
Niki

Monday, April 13, 2015

She Tends Her Gardens


She Tends Her Gardens...

Finally done- and now available in my etsy shoppe....  I am so excited!!!  I worked on this "vision" of mine for a spell, and low and behold, tons of tiny stitches of love later - here she is...

I've both instant download and mailed paper patterns available, in cross stitch...  And as soon as I can- I'll be doing this one is Punch Needle as well..  :)  Such fun- and the most enjoyable project...

Here's a link:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/229514454/she-tends-her-gardens-cross-stitch?ref=shop_home_active_1


Many plans and many things going on as well..  Working on new designs, working on club projects- and hemming and hawing on what to do with my regular website- put it in here- etc. etc....  And so much more...  Always busy- but I enjoy it all..

In between playing- aka- working- we've finally hit upon spring here in upstate NY!!  FINALLY!!!  I think mother nature is warming up and we're starting to see warmer days and even somewhat warmer nights...  Long time coming....

And here at the homestead- two of our fuzzy critters are out enjoying yesterday's gorgeous sunshine...  Here's Blacky and little Ginger...  Boy this little donkey girl will just plunk it down anywhere!!  So adorable!!!



Hmmm- what else is going on around here??  Welll- we're finally doing Spring cleanup- and going to be working on our pole barn house conversion again soon..  Finishing up this Spring- so we can move in, and I'm so excited..  We're almost there my friends....

Well- thought I'd pop in to catch up and we'll see what we can do to get in here more...  Time realllly flies when busy and having fun...
Hoping your days treat you well- and you all find some time to do what you enjoy..

Till next time...
Blessings
Niki

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sharing For Friends


Wanted to share with everyone- the first and most special event of the year- that my fellow stitching friends are hosting this year...  The best folks ever- from the group I'm in- The Prim Sisters Society...  

I very much wish I could attend- but alas I cannot- but that doesn't mean I won't be there in spirit!!!  AND- they kind enough ( wink wink ) to share pictures with us that can't go...

If you are in the area- you won't want to miss the event- the classes- the vendors and the spectacular kindred spirits that are attending...

If you'd like to join our stitching and needlepunch society group- here's a link too!!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/primstitcherssociety/

Just click and ask to join!!!  You won't regret it!!!

Oh- and if you get to the event- you have to share pics too!!!

Nite for now..  Be back again soon...

Blessings
Niki 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Club Stuff


Morning Peeps..  Well- I haven't gone to bed yet- again..  Burning the midnight oil two or three nights in a row??  So much to do...  

THIS IS FOR MY CLUB MEMBERS:   I am a running a bit behind - finishing up on all the special little details of this first "big" club kit...   Please, please- bear with me, as I wrap up my pretties for you and then get them on their way..  We've had a lot going on this past weekend- so it's also had me working all over night into the wee hours to get this done..   Thankfully- I gave myself a little leeway- by stating "On or Around" the first of the said so ship dates..  Oh Goodness...  Learning a few things about putting so many kits together- for sure- for sure!!!  And being very very picky on details- yup- gets me every time...

Sooo- instead of the 1st..  We are either looking at today by 3:30 if I can pull it off in time, or a scheduled pickup for Wed, the 4th...  I am hoping to get them all finalized and shipped today though..  We are sadly down with  2 broken trucks- aka- his broke then mine broke- soooo- John is staying home from work today to try and get the brakes fixed on my truck!!!  Always something..  And..... my mail carrier- told me yesterday- that I had better hustle down there from here on out- as they let the postmaster go- and they cut the hours..  So- now- they have an hour lunch at like 1 and then open by 2 then closed at 3:30- not 5!!!!!  Oh my goodness....  

Anywho!!!  This will def. be worth everyone's couple day wait- and I do apologize for not getting them all out prompt on Monday!!!  I'm human after all...    And a tired one!!!  lol..  Hang in there my pretties!!!  I'm working triple over time....   

I'll comment back on this as soon as they are on their way!!!  Hugs atcha's!!!!   

Thanks everyone!!!     

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Ravens, Poppies & Other Happenings


Wow..  Can't believe it's been a month since I popped in!!!  I've been so busy getting these worked on, and catching up with everyone on facebook, working on orders, and cleaning out stash's..  Well- there's more- much more..  But it's been keeping me busy for sure..

I just finished punching and stitching the models for the first projects, for both of my clubs.  Now- tonight- am hoping to finish them, and get the patterns ready..  A few more things of thread to order -and all kits should be ready to fly out the door by the 1st..  Well- maybe the 2nd, as the 1st is a Sunday...   I'll have some dandy's going out to my club members for this kit/project, and am already thinking ahead for the next release...

So much fun stuff- and only 24 hours in a day....

On another note..  John and I have been sicker than a dog ( whatever that means right ? )- since New Years Day..  What a long long month and a half...  We're finally coming through it, almost better...  I think we got every strain of everything going around the planet!!!  So does this mean we're immune now??  God I hope so!!!

Anywho!!!  Popping in...  And I'll be back sooner than a month- I promise!!!  Next up- pics of the finished club projects- and maybe some sneak peaks into future releases!!!  Best get busy- eh?

Catch Ya's Soon!!!
Blessings

Monday, January 19, 2015

Club Projects In The Works


Okay!!!  I've made one of my final picks for the inspiration behind my next projects...  And- it's going to be a club exclusive...  This picture is the inspiration for both my next cross stitch and punch needle designs, and will be the first release..  I have some tweaking to do for Stitching- and some tweaking to do for the punching..  But- I'm on the jazz..  Will be working on that today...

With that said- I'm now opening up sign ups for both of my clubs..   

The first club would be for those who like punch needle.... It would be 4 exclusive punch needle patterns and kits a year, and would be $160 including ship.. All pattern kits would be complete with supplies- including the item to finish it on, the weavers cloth with pre-drawn design and the threads to do the project...

The second club would be my Stitching Club- and would be the same price, $160 a year, and would be the pattern, the linen, and all your supplies to complete the project... Shipping included...

Each of these clubs will be smaller- manageable - fun projects, that will be shipped out 4 times a year- starting March 1st, then the next would be May 1st, then the next would be August 1st, then the next would be October 1st....

I'm working on the designs and projects for these now.. Some will be just everyday projects- and some seasonal..  I'm thinking Americana for the May project, and then either Halloween or Fall- for the August project, and of course a pick between Winter and Christmas for the October project...   I'll keep everyone posted as I go....

You can let me know if interested here- then send me a message- and I'll also be posting on my blog..  I'll show the finished first project before it ships- and I'm thinking we'll be doing this as a Lantern Lights Diddy Bag- of which I'll be sending you some of my most yummy hand dipped from scratch lantern lights to go in your finished bag..      I'll give more details within the next couple weeks... Can't wait!!!  I'll be starting mine today!!!!  :)


Please sign up with me as soon as possible, so I can gather linen, weavers cloth, order all threads and make sure i have everything ready for everyone!!!  I hope everyone finds this to be an exciting adventure..  I'm geared up and quite excited about the projects coming up..   Just wait till you see how this gets tweaked for the final projects..  :)

Email me at kaniki@kanikis.com if you're interested..  I may or may not have to limit members- but we'll see how it goes...  :)  

Blessings
Niki 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Today's Weather


Yuppers- here's today's weather..   Looks like another day of pretty much hiding inside- other than quick jaunts out to feed and water the animals...  It's awful weather..  Just not my cuppa anything..   With my asthma- weather like this makes it unbearable..  But- hoping for a break soon..  I would be happy with 30's and stuff..  lol..

Anywho- today- my friends is a day spent in front of heaters- packing up orders and hoping to start on a new pattern this evening....  I'll give you a hint- it's not winter related!!  Looking forward to much warmer temps- and the next season ahead.  That's definitely going to showing in my newest designs..

Well- trying to think of something I can bake- but the only thing that keeps popping into my head is slomgolian...  aka- glorified goulash..  And that doesn't get baked..  Hmmmm...  I'll think of something just to fire up that oven...  Till then- all other heaters are on!!!

Enjoy this day my friends...
Blessings
Niki

Monday, January 12, 2015

Decisions- Decisions

Decisions, Decisions...  A wall full of thread and 3 baskets full.....


A Baslet Full of Linens and some gorgeous fabrics too....



Now- to decide what next to do....   I'm itching to stitch my next newest design, have too many ideas though..  Absolutely thinking Spring- but am also thinking smalls..  Yuppers- some small projects using some fun little tid bits of this and that around my supply stash's...


I am also wishing to do some punch needle- but I'm torn on that too..  Thinking the next design will be universal..  Meaning- it's going to be stitched and punched!!!  :)  The best of both worlds...

In the meantime..  I'm pouring beeswax floss blocks- and they are sooo very nifty!!!  Selling them by the dozens right now- so my house smells ever so wonderful..  Heavely honey beeswax, fresh from our local aviary...  Oh my...  :)   Love this stuff...  Here's a picture of them, and if you follow my etsy link to the right- you will find them there...  They work fantastic to wax your threads for stitching- and they smell and look great too!!!  Oh Yum!!!!



These as well as a sundry of other supplies will soon be added to my website as well.   I am working on it ( my website that is ) one paragraph- lol- picture etc., at a time- each day.   I'm gaining!!!  I think!!!


Well- just popping in to share a part of my day..  Time to don the hat and coat and mittens and take the horses some water- give them some hay and grain and then take a nap..  Long day planned ahead- lots of orders to fill, and some fun stuff to create...

Blessings...
Niki

Saturday, January 10, 2015

First of 2015 Patterns


Well, it's finally done..  My First & Newest Pattern for 2015...
Here's a link to my Etsy shoppe- where you can buy it via instant download or even printed and mailed..   I'm very excited to be offering this new Sampler...  And I have more news and patterns to announce in the very near future...

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

A Quick post tonight- but more to come...
Stay Warm!!!!

Projects A Happenin'


Good Morning Peeps!!!  Sharing a sneak peak of my newest pattern..  I "Should" have this done and ready for release tonight!!!  Fingers & toes crossed..  Have to iron it out, serge the edges and mount to this fabric covered matte board I put together..  A little "bling" perhaps will be added..  We shall see what it speaks to me...

I decided- after a very very very ( infinitely ) very long hiatus away from blogging, that I really need to get back in here and chit chat away.  Share my latest projects, news and just goings on around Kaniki's...  Soooo much has changed over the past few years, and this year- we are pushing in fantastic directions with my cross stitch, punch needle and designing.   I'm so excited and will share along the way.

In the mean time, we're about a month away - she prays- from finally being able to move into our "new" "old" home..  lol..  The pole barn conversion into a home project got put on hold for a spell, and with winter- oh my..  It sure has me and John about wore thin, but we are pushing on....  I'll share pics of that soon too!!!  What a summer into winter we've had..  HUGE projects and still working full time..   Life is good though...

Well- I'll be back...  With more updates and things to share....  I'm trying to re-route my schedule so I have more morning time in- to blog, work on my websites and then design and work..  As always- it's very FULL days around here...

Stay warm my friends...  We're at Zero ish weather- and it's just soooooo cold...
Blessings!!!