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