Sunday, May 15, 2016

Finished Mom's Pillow

Just in time for Mother's day. 
This was supposed to be a Christmas present. 
Shhh I won't tell if you won't.

Now I can make a special order doll set for my sister.
I am looking forward to playing with making dolls again it has been a while since I have made one.

Friday, July 31, 2015


It has been a while since I have posted and created for my BeFruiTFuL KReaTioNS followers.
There are a few things I have been thinking about making into patterns for this Halloween Season. Which is upon us now. 

I would love feedback if you are interested in me making these into patterns for you to use for your own use or to make for sale. 
My Witches boots. These are fun needle punch boots that you can display. They can hang any where and have a pocket inside. I put pip berries in mine.

These are my Jack-O-Lanterns that can be used year after year. 
The top one is my gothic Jack-O-Lantern below that are many others that I have created.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter with Family

My sister calls me up and says do you want to get together for Easter. Yes I do. This was the first time in many years we were able to share Easter with each other. And one of the greatest blessings of all is my parents were able to be there too. The day was gorgeous. Evidence of spring all around. Gold finches have joined the other birds at our feeder. The lilac bush out front has purple buds all over it. Spring green leaves are popping out every where and the grass and alfalfa are all greened up. Mom says her tulips are in bloom and I will need to go over and see them before they go away til next year. I was inspired to look into another topic that is most dear to my heart. The risen Lord. I have been gleaning information on the historical evidence of Jesus' life, death and resurrection. What an interesting study. It is good to be back in Colorado and share special occasions with family. 
God bless you

Monday, March 2, 2015

Special Order Cat Purse

Linda has given me the opportunity to create a unique cat purse just for her. I will post new photos of Linda's purse when I complete it.
Here is the promised finish photos of this special order cat purse.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Pay it forward

My grand kitty Thursday has went over the rainbow bridge and will be greatly missed. There was more going on then the discovery of diabetes. You could buy a car for what it cost to try to save his life. We love our pets so much and Angela's heart is broken. I know Angela does not regret the cost but will be paying this off for many years with out the help of generous people. Any amount will help.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Finishing my Rug

I am going to be finishing this rug finally. I had been waiting to know where I was going to put it. It will be going on a wall so the binding and the hanging method can be done. I am getting motivated to start decorating the house. I painted the main bath yesterday a beautiful lilac color. Will touch up the paint today and be done with that. We are also going to plan our garden and fruit trees to be planted this spring. It is good to have our feet on none mobile ground again.

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Work In Process

A home is a work in progress. A tapestry being woven with each screw, every push of a shovel and stroke of a brush. Ideas every changing. A old house that wants to look young again and be loved. Well that is our new home. A work in progress. We are on week three of upgrading our new home. This will be a several year process. But we see the potential in this little house we call home. We are still living in our fifth wheel which we have called home for twelve years. As it is easier to work inside the house while not living in it. Having said that we hope to live in part of the house by next week.
Things we are doing right now. 
Building  a wood fence around the north and west sides of our property. For privacy, sound barrier and to, we hope, keep our dog in the 3/4 acre yard. Painting inside the house. Rebuilding a bit inside. Cleaning cleaning cleaning. Racking racking racking. As you can see there are a lot of trees. My brother in law Evert and sister Lynda helped us clean up the yard and my dad. Evert with his chain saw removed some to crowded shrubs and trees. It is true pay attention to the size the trees will grow to be when you plant them. They really do grow as wide and tall as they say. There is still much to do with the trees around the house.  The burn pile is huge. There is even an apple tree that has yummy green apples and a rose bush blooming small pretty red flowers.  All the landscape will need to be redone. The apple tree has to be trimmed much shorter. The roses need to be moved. So as you can see the tapestry of a home and the land we live on is ever determined by what colors we choose to weave. Much more has happened but I do not want to bore you to much with all the details.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Welcome Home

After many years, twelve to be exact, we are going to settle back down to living in a house that is not mobile. We will still travel in the future but have a more permanent base. We chose a fixer upper house as we enjoy the projects that this will give us in the future. I am pondering starting my creative art work again as I will have a studio. I can not even imagine having a sewing machine out where I can easily get to it. To see my wools in there gorgeous colors sounds very inspiring. We will be living close to my parents again. This is also exciting as they are not getting any younger and I want to share as much time with them as possible. This house will also put us closer to our two grown children. As they will only be two hours away. We will still have a property in the mountains to get away to and look forward to continuing to stay up here a lot. Also we can garden again. This house sits on a 3/4 acre lot plenty of room to plant plant plant. If all goes well we will close on the house early next month.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Good to be Home

It has been a long time since I posted. We worked all winter at a 24 hour gate guard position in Texas. It is good to be back home in Colorado at our Fawn Hollow Ranch. Watching the deer, the birds at the feeders, squirrels and rabbits. Been a tough week as my dad had chest pains and went to the hospital on Sunday. He is fine and they didn't find anything. Then my sister had her knee replaced on Monday. Evert my brother in law and I had been heading down every day to visit and help. Good that she is home now and lives just over the hill. She has a long road in front of her but is doing well. I am really tired and drained. Will relax for a few days.  I for the first time in a long time actually had a desire to create so maybe I will do some creating over the next month. I am still getting my vacation spirit back. I have had some special order requests but have not been able to do any as I have had no time. But I think it might be time to make something new or create the patterns that I have said I would create. For the witches boots and also the jack o lantern pattern.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Tips For Hooked Pumpkin

Thought I would repost these tips in my main blog in case some of my rug hooking friends are only a part of my Befruitful Blog. 

While hooking this special order pumpkin I realized that I wanted to share a few tips on the process of making the pumpkin. 

Since you must hook snug and close together it is easier to use a smaller hook. I was using my primitive hook and it was a real work out to use it for this project. I pulled out my first hook a simple hook with a sponge covered handle. It was so much easier to hook close with this.
When assembling the pumpkin I find this needle a must. 
Here is a link for, one place you can find, these Jumbo darning needles. I have found the metal ones are a must as I break the plastic ones. Clover also makes a case for these to go in which I use to store mine.
 The larger the thickness of the stick stem the easier it will be to close the monks cloth around it. 

 If you can find the colored monks cloth I would suggest using brown or rust for these pumpkins. 
If you have a photo of a pumpkin you have made from my pattern and want me to share it here in my blog add a commit saying so and we will work out how you can get me a photo.
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