I'm still working on orders and gifts....can't seem to decide on what to get my hubby and one of the girls...what do you buy for folks that always manage to get what they want or need themselves. I guess I'm just as bad, LOL! Bill has been asking me on a daily basis what I'd like. After 30+ years together, I have all the jewelry, sweaters, sewing machines, cameras that I could possibly need or want for that matter. I did mention a few things around the house that I would like to be replaced or repaired...he just laughs,so I don't really know. Maybe Santa can come up with something. :)
I got up this morning and decided to change my profile pic on Facebook. Bill was looking at the one I had and thought I looked sick..so as I was all bundled up yesterday to leave the house, he snapped a quick pic and thought I should change it. He thinks I'm happier these days and it shows. Who knows? I am feeling better than I have in a while, so maybe it does show.
Anyhow, my point was going to be-I couldn't get the pics to stay where it was supposed to. Facebook was not being very receptive to me wanting to change my pic. Hopefully, it's there now.
Today's Special is an old favorite! I can't tell you how many of these I have made. I take them off my web site for a while and then I bring them back...
Who wants to stay in bed this cold and drippy Sunday? I kind of got spoiled when we went out on Friday night and it was 75 degrees. We saw shorts and flip flops again. Unfortunately, that would not be the case today. Just dreary and 29 degrees~at least we didn't get the ice that was predicted.
This is a new little pillow tuck I made yesterday...love the design
Fits perfect in a cupboard of mine
or for a totally different look
Here's a few more projects completed.
This is so nice at almost 2 feet tall....
Prim stocking is very cool at 30 inches tall, but it will not post vertically, LOL
I stayed up late and got up early. Don't you hate it when you doing something, turn around and it's 1 am? That's the way I was last night. And getting up when it's still dark, makes for a long day. There's still orders to be filled and projects to be completed.
I made these a couple of days ago...
can't seem to get my pics to load properly...same thing happened on Facebook
The last couple of weeks I have been trying to use up and finish up projects that I have had in my "studio". I had no idea that I had so many items just sitting there in my "To Do" drawer. So, slowly, but surely, here are a few that I finished and have already sold.
My goal is to have them all finished by 1/1/2014!
love this design by my embroidery machine and everyone loves the little candleholder
(I am making all sizes and colors of these.)
these are sooo cute tucked in a cupboard
this looks like it could have come out of Grandma's attic
(I love using these on the kitchen counter as a catch-all for keys, mails and such)
this is one of my favorites
I have a few more, but I'll post them later. Pictures aren't wanting to load.
I can't believe it's been months since I have posted. Fall came and went and we're on the countdown to Christmas!
Where does the time go?
I have lots and lots to share, but will not do it all today! Just some Family pics from our "Wonderful" Thanksgiving. My oldest daughter, Amity and her husband, David hosted. Their house was all decorated for Christmas and I think she had been cooking for days! The food was amazing, but I didn't take pictures of it...just the folks attending!
This is my beautiful, youngest daughter Cait and her husband Marc. They are a great couple and both LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Panthers!
Here they are with Alex and Miss Elle being silly! Too cute!
Here's one you don't see very often at all...me and Hubby! He is partiscipating in the "NO SHAVE NOVEMBER" campaign to raise awareness for men's health.
(I am so proud of him for making a statement!)
To tell the truth, I was very (pleasantly) surprised when I realized it. And the beard is kinda growing on me. Many, many, many years since he has not been clean shaven.
(It really was a great day for us. Can you tell how happy I was?)
And this is my favorite of all!
Back row: David (son-in-law), Amity (oldest daughter), Marc (son-in-law), Cait (daughter), me, Bill
Seated: Alex, Eleanor (grandkids), Lauren, (my niece) Ronnie (my big brother) Mom and Dad!
We are so Blessed as a family! 4 Generations together!
Well, it's nice to be back sharing a bit and I hope to be around a little more. The past few months have been absolutely crazy for me and I've hardly had a day off. But, now I'm getting caught up and working on new goodies for next year! Yay!!!
It's been a busy week so far and I suppose today is no exception! I'm working on Fall for several different orders this week, but folks are still wanting everyday too. I wish I had lots of new ideas for them.
These are new this week:
Love how these turned out. I'll be making me a set!
This was a combination of two patterns. Folks seem to like it tho...
Finally, figured out how to make this style bonnet. Hubby actually helped!
More boards with cookies...several different styles now available.
TGIF! I've had a very busy and productive week. But...I must say that I'm kind of looking forward to the week-end. I've had a cut on my hand and a (severely) broken nail that have both gotten infected a bit. I'm happy to say that both are finally getting better. I've had these 2 bandages on my right hand that have affected every thing I've tried to do this week. LOL!
Summer vacation is over for Alex and Miss Elle. School started for them on Wednesday. It seems like summer vacation is getting shorter and shorter. Here they are on the front porch of their house. I took pictures of my kids like this and I'm so pleased Am has continued the tradition.
They are both so cute and growing up so quickly! They look just like their Mom!
I have some new goodies that I want you all to see. You know, I've never been too good at making dolls, although I do like to make them...just not one of the easier items for me. But, I have a customer who is always wanting me to try, so I decided the other day to sit down and come up with some kind of design that I could make for her over and over.
Here's the first one:
She is really quite cute in person @ about 18 inches tall. She's a bit "fatter" than I usually make. I have a friend that says I always make them too skinny, LOL! Her grungy little apron has some embroidery detail along the edge and she comes with the little Happy Halloween pillow.
Here's another item that was special requested...a lot of work in this one, I thought. That little mouse has lots of pattern pieces. Looks a lot better in person...
These are probably still one of my all-time favorites for Fall! Love the plain ol' pumpkins! And these are such a nice size!
I am running slow this morning....sat here until after 2 am looking at embroidery patterns for my machine and stitching up a few. It's almost addictive once you get started looking. Slowly, but surely, I am learning more and more about things I can do with mine. It's actually fun to watch designs appear within a few minutes. Still haven't mastered how to stitch on shirts and such, but I'm getting there. :)
I'll show some new items as soon as I can get them made up.
This is so cute tucked in a cupboard or sitting on a shelf...
My name is Shari, the owner of Homespun and Primitives. I have been married 34+ years to my best friend, Bill. We have two daughters, Cait and Amity and two grandchildren, Alex (5) and Miss Elle (3). We also have two new kittys named Jake and Jackson. They are brothers that we rescued from a local shelter. They have filled our home with a new surge of energy and unconditional love that we haven't had in awhile. We live in Kernersville, a small North Carolina town that we love.
Sewing, painting and crafting are my passion! I would love for you to take a look at my web site to see some of my creations:
I am so proud that most of my items are handmade and designed right here in NC by me!