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