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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Work in Progress

Happy Thursday to you all!! I hope you have all had a good week. It has been busy here this week. It looks to be just as busy this weekend.

I wanted to show you a few of my works in progress. I have when I have had the time hooked a little bit on a chicken rug. I do enjoy chicken rugs. I really need to get a sketch book and start drawing out patterns in my head.

 I was thinking of taking the design of that big chicken and making some chicken pillows. I think that might be fun.

I also had a bit of time for some counted cross stitch. I don't know when I will get back to it though.

The second surgery is coming up so I will have to take a break from stitching for awhile.

As I was checking the garden today I have sunflowers up and some beets I think. Beets and goatheads look a lot alike.

I also finally opened my etsy store. I can't figure out how to get the link in my sidebar yet so here is the link.
Old Farm House Rugs

I hope you have a great weekend.

It will be a busy one here.


---If wishes were horses beggars would ride---
( Traditional nursery rhyme first recorded by William Camden's " Remaines of a Greater Worke Concerning Great Britaine. 1605)

( It was something my Mom would say to me as a child when I would be caught up in wishing rather than working.)


  1. I love your chickens. They always seem to be strutting with such purpose!

  2. Oh you should draw up a booklet of your patterns! Your chickens are so much fun!
    And I wish you every success with your new Etsy store!

  3. I love your chicken rug. Your mom's saying about wishing is nice! My dad had a different version of that, 'wish in one hand and poop in the other and see which one gets full first.' LOL I am smiling remembering my dad! Thank you!!
    Praying all goes well with your surgery. I am excited for you.

  4. Congratulations on opening your etsy shop Kim, I did visited your site but I'm no longer on Facebook so I can't sign in. I didn't know that you needed to be on Facebook to access etsy.

    Now that you have a shop, you can hook to your heart's content and sell them. $$$

    It won't be long till you get your sight back and I'm looking forward for some more gratitude posts. Your chickens are adorable and the cross stitch is just so beautiful. I love the simplicity of the design.

    We are still on flood watch and the water is over both lanes again. sigh...


  5. Lilacs as your header surprised and delighted me! Thanks!

  6. Welcome to Etsy Kim. I visited your shop and hearted your rugs, favored your shop and became a follower too. Nice rugs...I hope you sell lots. I forget where you go to get Etsy linked up to your blog. I will check around for you, it's pretty simple.

    And for Julia above. No you don't have to sign in to facebook to access etsy. Anyone can go on etsy. If you want to link to facebook, twitter or pinterest, that is up to you. Just type in and then type in Kim's store you will find her store.

    1. Thanks Louise, this is so nice of you.

  7. Yay I'm so glad you finally opened your store!! I love your banner too, very cute! I will see you bright and early in the morning. :)

  8. First, always love your chicken rugs, and you should totally get your ideas down. But I am soo excited for you over the Etsy shop! I am off to check it out...YAY!

  9. Your chickens are so much fun !
    Wishing you great success on your new shop !!
    To create an Etsy Mini...
    whille logged into your Etsy Shop,
    click on "Your Shop" in the upper right corner.
    Scroll down to "Promote" on the left side bar.
    Click on Etsy Mini.
    Build your Etsy Mini. There is a block that says "Paste This Code". Copy that code and paste it in your Blog.

  10. Love the chickens! Good luck with your new shop. I wish you all sorts of success!

  11. Your chicken rugs are great! I'm going to head over and check out your etsy store right now!

  12. It is splendid that you have opened an etsy store! I hope it grows and grows - if you sell the rugs at least you will still have the photos of the originals :-)

  13. Hi Kim, congratulations on your Etsy Shop, I will check it out, you do such beautiful work, I Just know you are going to do so well! I have felt that you needed to open the shop for a long while. I am sorry I haven't been around lately, just haven't had time for blogging! It seems the more I do the more I need to do, and now I have a case of poison ivy on my hands, result of taking my gloves off to work in the soil, I bet you can relate! I am hoping to get it under control as I don't want to go to the DR.
    Our weather has finally changed!
    I will be planting my beets real soon!
    Well I guess that's all for today, sorry for the long comment, enjoy your weekend!


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