Friday, December 25, 2009

Marry Christmas to All and to All a Big Snowball...

I hope you all had a very Marry Christmas.We were going to spend Christmas morning at our daugther and son-in-law's house.Because it was going to snow we when last night and it was a good thing we did.About a hour after we got there it started to snow.
Here is Ryan playing the fiddle we got him.Papaw is giving him pointers on how to play.It is so much fun having a little one around again and by next year we will have one more little one to play with.Amber and Jay are having a baby in Aug. and I am so happy.
Here is what it looked like out the back door this morning.

Live Deeply and Marry Christmas,

Monday, December 7, 2009

A Weekend in Oklahoma

This is where I am spending my weekend. The Deluxe Indie Craft Bazaar in Oklahoma City.I have never been to a Indie Show but it looks like so much fun.Go to their Website and see for yourself then come see me there.
Live Deeply and by handmade.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Spending the Weekend at a Arts and Crafts Show...

Are you feeling a little like this right now with all the shopping and holiday events going on.
Well, take a break and come shop handmade.

The Optimist Club of West Plains Mo. is hosting a Arts and Crafts Show Sat. Dec.5 from 8:30 till 5:00 and Sun.Dec. 6 from 10:00 till 3:00 at the Civic Center of West Plains.That is where I will be spending my weekend.We will be staying with the girls from the Sawdust Cabin that have the booth next to me at War Eagle Craft Show.Candace and Elisabeth are doing the show too and I am really looking forward to getting to know them better.
The Optimist Club will also be having a Gun Show for the guys at the same time.If you live some where close to West Plains come see us.
My Santa's will be out looking for a new home to add a little cheer to.

Live Deeply and shop handmade.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'm Back.....Did You Miss Me?

Sorry I have been away so long.Life got in the way, but I am back and ready to show you some new things.But first,I have to say a BIG THANK YOU! to Joycee over at Granny Mountain for the Kreativ Blogger Award.

Here are the rules of this Kreativ Blogger Award.I must list 7 things about me that you may not know.This is going to be hard because I am a open book to most people that know me, but I will try.

1.I am very proud to be part Cherokee Indian(you would never know it by looking at me).

2.I am very shy( the people that know me will not believe that,be I work very hard on not letting it get the best of me)

3.I have to sisters and we are all very,very different.

4. I graduated in a class of 45 and 5 of us were redheads.

5.My first job was waiting tables at a little BBQ place.

6.I love to be outside.

7. I do not get hot.

Now here are the people I want to pass to award on to:

The Pickled Pepper Patch

Primitives by the Light of the Moon

Middle of Nowhere

The Cat in My Lap

Shabby Sheep

Primitive Bettys


Rules are to be broken...but here are the "official" rules of the Kreativ Blogger Award:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.

4.Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.

5. Nominate 7 Kreatev Blogs.

6.Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

7. Leave a comment on each.

Live Deeply,


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bea Brock is Coming to Eureka Springs Rug Camp...

Bea Brock will be at the Eureka Spring Rug Camp March 24- 28 and March 28 -April 1 for two three day classes.If you would like more info please let me know.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Teaching At the "Ozark School of Creative Arts"

You asked for it so now you can have it!!!!Nov. 9th -11th I will be teaching a rug hooking class at the "Ozark School of Creative Arts" in Joplin Mo.Please go to their web-site for all the info you need for this class.This class is for the beginning to intermediate rug hooker or want-to-be rug hooker.My hope is that in this three day class you will learn the fundamentals if rug hooking and you will fall in love with the art.

Here a few of my rugs for you to see.

The patterns seen for will also be for sell here very soon.If you would like one please let me know.

Live Deeply and come hook with me....

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

War Eagle Craft Fair Fall 2009 is Over....

Will I did live through War Eagle Craft Fair again this year.It was a bit cold, but the rain stopped and all we had was some mud the first two days.Sorry I did not get any posting done as the show was going on but I could not get my pics to upload. This is one of the driftwood men I made this year.Adam really liked this one.

You can see part of my booth here.

I made a lot more stuff than I thought I did.As I started taking things out of the boxes I could not believe it.

These two are the view from my booth.This was Sat.and it was a bit cold.

All in all it was a good show and now I am looking for a show to do in Dec.
Live Deeply and go to a craft show.

Monday, October 12, 2009

War Eagle Craft Fair.......Fall 2009

The Fall War Eagle Craft Fair will start in two more days and I think I am almost ready.My new tent got here today and not a min. too soon. We will put it up after work tomorrow.

Adam wants to know why I like doing this show and I don't know what to tell him.I have been doing this show (in the same spot) for 17 years now.I love my neighbors and it feels like old home week when I get there.I also love talking to all the people,some I have meet before and lots of new people too.It makes me feel good when someone takes the time to talk to me and tell me they like my work.I also love meeting the other craftsmen and artist.I wish I was good putting my feeling into words,but I am not.

Now I know that not all the booths have handmade things but if you will take the time to look you will find that most are and I just know you will find something you will love.BUY HANDMADE!!! These are just a few of the things I will have in my booth.Come see me...

Two of the pictures from last fall.Please pray for sun!!!

Live Deeply and come see me at the show....


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fall In The Ozark and War Eagle Craft Show Time..

I love Fall time in the Ozarks.The trees are starting to turn and the animals are getting ready for a long sleep. In the fall we see a lot more deer around the grounds where we work.And that would be War Eagle Cavern.

With the fall also comes War Eagle Craft Fair the 3rd weekend of Oct.I have getting ready for the show and my house looks like Santa has moved in.
I am looking forward to this years show and I hope anyone reading this will come see me there.

Santa is sure lining up to come to the show.

Live Deeply,

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Arkansas Rug Hooking Tradition and Innovation" rug show..

Sept 25 was the Reception to meet the artists at the "Arkansas Rug Hooking Tradition and Innovation" rug show at the University of the Ozarks.Adam and I took off work to make the drive down to Clarksville where the show was being held.

We made a stop at one of my favorite places,the Historic Boxley Valley.Here Adam stands at a crossing of the Buffalo National River.He took the time to smoke his pipe.

Laura Thompson stands with some of her rugs.Laura is the one that got this wonderful show all put together.She is a McGown certified teacher and has been hooking and teaching more than 15 years.Thank you Laura for all you do for the rug hooking world.

More of Laura's rugs.

Karen Williams is from Wisconsin, but now makes her home in Arkansas.She is a McGown certified teacher with more than 15 years of experience in the field.She has won many awards for her work at the Arkansas State Fair.

Aileen Anderson of Hot Springs Village is a McGown certified hooking teacher with 12 years experience.She has been teaching at the "Ozark Mountain Folk Center" for the past few years.

More of Aileen's rugs.

Here is Aileen and me in front of my rugs.

Wilma Hill lived many years in Baton Rouge,but now makes her home in Fort Smith,Ar.

Wilma is a McGown certified teacher with nearly 40 years of experience.In the fall of 2008 her rug of the "Great Seal of Louisiana"was displayed in the Old Governor's Mansion Museum in Baton Rouge.

Wilma could not be there that night I am sad to say.

More of Wilma's rugs.

Then there is little old me and my rugs.This was such a honor to be in the same show with these ladies.Someday I hope to take classes from each one of the great talented ladies.

More of my rugs.And may I say that when you walked into this room it looked like an Art Show, a real Art Show!!!Thank you again Laura.

Many of the students of the University came the the show and got to talk to them.It was so much fun.

More students.

That is me in the floor showing the rug I am working on now.One poor student did not know what she was starting when she asked what I was working now.hehe

This is what the hubbies do at a rug show.Adam talks to Aileen's hubby Berry.

Thank you for letting me show-off a bit.

Live Deeply and hook more...


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ozark Folkways Fiber Show ...

Late Saturday way the Fiber Show at Ozark Folkways.I had a great time talking to the other fiber artist and the visitors.This is the 2nd year for the show and I know it will grow into a great show.This is Connie and she has been running the shop for may years now.She is a hooker like me.

This is one of the things in the show.There is $1500.00 in prize money for this show.You can go to and read more about the show.
Here you can see a few more things in the show.

The back room was full of spinners and I spent a lot of time back there just watching.

Live Deeply and go play with some fiber.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Northwest Arkansas Heirloom Doll Club..

Saturday I went to the Northwest Arkansas Heirloom Doll Club's 8th Annual Fall Luncheon .This years theme was Raggedy Ann and Friends.It was a lot of fun to see all the dolls and some of the ladies dressed like Raggedy Ann and Andy.

Here is a few of the dolls that where in the show.

One of the highlights of the Luncheon the dolls from the Hoffman Challenge, a traveling show of dolls made using the same fabric.

This was my favorite doll in that show.I forgot to right down the name of the maker,but it was great.

This is some of my table mates.I loved having the little girl at our table just to see her face when the souvenir dolls were handed out.
Live Deeply and go play with a doll.