Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Super busy here filling orders and painting our houses !

Here are a few small houses we are making . Each one will be a shop , WOOLENS , BAKERY, BLACKSMITH , QUILTS , SWEETS , are some ideas we have .

These will be at The Old Deerfield Christmas Sampler November 8th & 9th at the Big E Fair Grounds in West Springfield , Massachusetts .

Monday, October 3, 2016

Stockbridge Botanical Gardens Show October 8th & 9th !!!!

We will be selling my husbands wonderful bird houses here this weekend ! Hope too see you there !!!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy 4 th Of July !!!!

Have a Wonderful 4th of July !!!!! 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

A Punch Needle Class with Lori Brechlin !!!!!

I wish I had pictures to show you . I took great ones on my phone , but don't know how to get them here.....

Lori from Not Forgotten Farm taught a Great class for Punch Needle today in Sturbridge . It was at Ye Country Mercantile . She is a riot !!!! What a great teacher !!!! It was so much fun meeting her & Miss Joan , they are so nice . There were a lot of us there & we all had a great time & saw Lori's handwork in person , which is just beautiful !!! It was a beautiful setting . Just a very fun ,special day !!!!! I can't wait to finish our project & start on more !!! I will try to post pictures tomorrow !!!!If you ever get a chance to take a class with her , you will Love it !!!!

Monday, May 2, 2016

A Perfect Bird House For The Lake !

This would look great at some one's Adirondack cottage ! My husband's latest design .... notice the Chris Craft boats parked in the boat house !!!! Lucky little Birds !!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Another New Bird House !!!!

This is another special bird house made from old barn wood .  I just love the chippy white paint ..... Hope the birds that live here some day like to sit on the dock !

Friday, March 18, 2016

Home Tweet Homes for Sale !

My husband has been having fun creating these houses for our feathered friends.

The bird house above that is made from old drift wood has a neat old hand made handle for it's perch. A farmer must have made the latch for a tobacco farm my son worked at .  The little wrens immediately moved in ! We watch them bring in building material for their nest. It is so cute to see their little heads peak out !

The other bird houses are going to be looking for a nice neighborhoods !

Spring is in the air , but the weathermen are predicting snow for the first day of Spring ! We hope they are wrong !

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentines Day !

It is freezing here ! To celebrate Valentines Day  , I am having fun hooking this heart matt. Cathy  Greschner , from Orange Sink was hooking a darling rug with hearts all over & I had to make my own ! I Love hearts , this was fun to make each one different. Hope you are having nice day stay warm & cozy indoors ! And have a few pieces of chocolate !!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Two More Bird Houses !!!

My husband is really having fun building bird houses. These are my favorites !

Friday, January 29, 2016

My Husband has been building Bird Houses !

Since this is our down time of the year , it is always fun to see what new ideas we come up with . A few years ago my husband built a bird house for our good friends, it is a replica of their summer cottage. This winter look what he has created !!!! He keeps coming up with more designs , the one he is making now is so charming !!!! When he is done , I will show you.

While he has been busy making these, I have been busy cleaning & going thru stuff ! Lots of trips have been made to the Good Will & Salvation Army . Next project for me is to clean out my work room !

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A Wonderful Christmas....onto the New Year !

What a whirl wind the past few months have been. Orders to get out, working my fun part time job , and decorating the house....just never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done ! We made it though, some how . Christmas was even more fun this year with my two little precious girls . Their favorite gifts were bright pink shovels ! They had fun scooping up rugs , but then their very special gifts from their Auntie .....well lets just say , I thought they were too young , but they had a blast & we did too watching them ! They both had colds & shared them with us ! My husband and I will be resting as the New Year arrives !

    Have a Very Happy , and Healthy New Year !!!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving !!!!!

We will be set up at the Old Deerfield Christmas Sampler this holiday weekend !!!! The show opens at noon on Friday & and continues thru Sunday ! We have been so busy preparing for the show and look forward to seeing friends & customers !

Hope everyone has a Wonderful Thanksgiving !!!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2015


HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!! Time to Eat Chocolates !!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A few New Houses For Christmas !!!!

A shop owner asked us to make her Santa's Workshop , Mrs.Claus Bakery and Santa's Reindeer Barn .  They were fun to do & a great idea !!! These pictures look too dark , but the mini Christmas lights really show up. The other row of shops are a Doll Shop and a Bear Shop.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Our New Christmas House !!!!

Time is just flying by, Summer was wonderful . Now it is getting cooler, leaves are changing colors and look so pretty. Orders are keeping us very busy. Our little Grand Daughters are growing too fast too ! We will only be at The Old Deerfield Christmas Sampler this year. With so many things going on , we decided on doing just one show this year.

Here is our New House for this Christmas Season  !!!!

Hope you all had a fun Columbus Day Weekend !!!!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Labor Day Weekend & Summer Ending

We have had a great summer ! Nice get a ways and spending time with family. My little grand daughters are getting so big , too fast !

I have had fun playing with
wool . I made these cases for my new cell phone . My sister in law asked for one too .

I have been painting too. Now is the beginning of our busy season. We have a new idea for our lighted Christmas houses. I will post a picture when I complete it.

Have a nice weekend , enjoy the remaining Summer !


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy 4th. Of July !!!!

Enjoy the long weekend with family & friends !!!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother's Day Weekend !

Spending the weekend with these two little Sweetie Pies Is The Best way to celebrate  Mother's Day !!!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with those you Love Too !!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring Is Finally Here !!!

What a nice weekend we had , it was in the upper 60's and all of our snow has disappeared finally !!!!

A few weeks ago Lori , from Not Forgotten Farm offered a cute pattern to hook , punch, or cross stitch. I hooked a little round chair pad for an old chair I have. I just need to trim it to the correct size & finish the edge with some yarn. I was thinking of doing some reverse hooking, some colors seem to fade away, but I kind of like it that way.

Hope it is warm & sunny for everyone too !!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Our First Day Of Spring !

More Snow here in new England......we feel as though Spring will never come ! Our yard is still covered in snow and we are still wearing our down parkas ! Maybe it will be warmer for Easter ???

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day !!!!!

It is snowing like crazy here this afternoon......Winter just won't quit here in New England . Enough already !!!! Hope you are warm & cozy & eating delicious chocolates !!!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Cold, Snowy Winter and Cabin Fever !

I have been busy since Christmas cleaning the house, going thru drawers and hibernating this winter. The freezing cold weather and lots of snow have kept me inside long enough !

Rug hooking has been fun to pick up again. Last year Sandra, from Woodland Junction had a challenge for a Hit & Miss rug. It was fun sorting thru left over worms and making new ones ! I finally finished it the border & steamed it, now I just need to bind it.

Laurie from The Wooly Red Rug and Lori from Notforgotten Farm have booth hooked a pretty heart chair pad in shades of blue. I have always admired theirs, so drew my own pattern . I have a cute old chair for my Grand daughters to use when they visit, it will be perfect on it ! They will have fun throwing off over and over again.

The Santa Rug pattern I purchased from Maria at Star Rug Company. I used some old wool roving I had for his mustache and beard. I liked leaving some of the neat curls exposed.

I hooked some small hearts just for fun. One of the hearts, the top one is made from wool my Mother brought home from Scotland years ago. It is her family tartan ! It will be finished for her Valentines Day gift.

Keep toasty warm and hopefully you are not baking and eating chocolate chip cookies like me !!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving !!!!

We are so thankful for these special little bundles of Joy !!!! Every day spent with them is just heaven !!! The beginning of a wonderful Holiday Season !!!! Best Wishes To Everyone !!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Old Deerfield Christmas Sampler !!!!

We have been very busy getting our little houses ready for the fair . It begins Friday the 28th and ends Sunday the 30th. Come see what we have created for this year !!!!
        Have a Happy Thanksgiving !!!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New !!! School House

Introducing our Little Red School House !!! There are trees on each side of the house that have our mini-Christmas lights . There is a cupola on the roof with a school bell painted in it. It is 6 and 3/4 inches tall, 3 and 3/4 inches wide, by 3 and a 1/2 inches deep.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Rainy days are perfect for Rug Hooking !

It is pouring here today. A perfect day to bake some cookies & do some rug hooking !  A few weeks ago Saundra from Woodland Junction challenged anyone to hook a circle rug. I have been wanting to make one , so I joined the fun ! It is taken me a little while , but I am getting there. I am trying to decide what color background to use, should it be dark or light ??? I want to use it on my coffee table , I know it may get spilled on, so maybe I should make it neutral shades ??? Then I also need to decide what to do for my border......decisions, decisions !

   Hopefully April showers will bring may Flowers & Warm ,Sunny Days !!!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Finished Hooked Rug !!!

Last fall Rugs And Pugs Blog gave away this wonderful pattern , I have admired it for a long time & was thrilled when I was the winner for the pattern. I just finished it and am happy how it came out. I love it !

I have a piece of linen backing I bought and have spent a lot of time on Pinterest looking for ideas. I finally decided that I would hook circles or squares. This morning Sandra from Woodland Junction has posted a fun challenge to anyone interested. She is making a Hooked Penny Rug ! So she helped me make my decision !!! I will join her challenge & send her pictures of my progress. I just have to finish drawing my design.....this will be fun ! Visit her blog & join in on the fun !!!
  My Granddaughter was here for the weekend.....we just Love her to Pieces !!!!!    Happy Hooking !!!!