Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rigby Cutter for sale in my Etsy store!

For sale~one well loved wool cutter with a #3 wheel included~I believe she has a lot of rugs ahead of her for the next fortunate rug hooker~♥  SOLD!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Strawberry make~do with seeds~lol!

I added the seeds~much better...ready for the Coop~♥ Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 19, 2011


A very sweet vintage block for the Coop~mat by moi~lol!

 Some pristine large white linen napkins sets for sale~

 Signs of course..along with some menu planning..

 A shop re~do this afternoon~

 Lots from Christmas past at the Coop~

 all sorts of nooks and crannies~

But this is where I long to be and will be in a few minutes..~ btw great book~♥

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Some new pinkeepers~A strawberry make do~♥

Working out the kinks in my strawberry make~do....I am trying to decide whether to add seeds or leave it plain...hmmmm...

Some early morning shots of some new girls for my Etsy shop later today~

Maggie waiting patiently for me to finish with my early morning photo shoot~ she is looking pretty cute herself~♥ She just wants to come in....

Monday, November 14, 2011

A cake is worth a thousand words~

My husband of 39 years has a thing for bakery cakes.....so much so that he sometimes will pick one up in between birthdays or any "cake-worthy" occasion. A few years ago he decided when the girl in the bakery said,"would you like something written on the cake?" instead of feeling "foolish" he would simply come up with an answer...These cakes crack me up each and every time.......

I asked him today when I opened the cake box, "Who would this apply to?" He said,"who-ever comes for a visit.." he is a funny guy.....soon to be retired...oh my....

Saturday, November 12, 2011


I used to have lunch every day with my friend Mary when we worked together at a preschool~She was a teacher and I was one of the nurses in the program. We used to talk every week about someday working for ourselves and "could you just imagine" we could long arm in our PJ's.... at midnight.....no meetings....no memos....And our work would be blessed because it would be inspired by a community of "people like us" People who live to create...It was just a dream but we kept putting that energy out there....
 And now here I am filling orders and stocking my little store and quilting at midnight......in my Pj's...

 You have to work hard to "not work" in the traditional way but I am here to tell you that it is possible. Keep putting it out there~♥

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Holiday Open House At the Coop the next two week~ends!!

If you are a local gal don't forget to stop by over the next two weekends for the Spaulding Cooperage Holiday Open House~our little corner is packed with "goodies" with more coming...~♥

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Finally back on the grid after 6 days!!

Waking up October 31 after a noisy Nor'easter night,,,,,,,

My poor Jeep!!!!

Cute little grandchildren brought over some coffee and doughnuts~Isabel modeling a cowl scarf for her Nana~she would like one in pink~

Nathan laying down with Maggie~

 Maggie on one of the six no power days~lol!

on another.....

Maggie wondering where the utility trucks are......

Thank goodness I do alot of handwork that requires absolutely no electricity....

 Taking a peek at colors I used in the past projects while I figure out a new one~

My mailman met me at the door with this beautiful bundle of wool~he told me that the trucks were getting closer~♥

Always some new signs to be made...

My quiet kitchen space ~ making hay while the sun shines.