Saturday, January 19, 2019
I thought I had posted this on my blog at Christmas, but evidently forgot. It made it to Instagram and Facebook, but some of you that have been with me for years still read blog posts.
So, here it is, a little late, but just in time for Jolee's birthday tomorrow... she will be 3 years old!!! :)
From December 25, 2018
"Merry Christmas!!! This little girl is the best Christmas present ever! Thank you, everyone, for you prayers for Jolee, and for always asking about her through messages, phone calls, or when you see me in town (which isn't often... I avoid stores as much as possible nowadays). After a total of five months in the hospital, sweet Jolee came home in November. God has brought her through so much and it's such a blessing to have her home now. Chemo treatments continue, but as outpatient. We look forward to 2019 as a year of healing and getting stronger every day. Please continue to keep Jojo and her mama and daddy in your prayers."
Take care and God bless,
Lana, blessed and proud Nana of sweet Jojo
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Back in 2015, I decided to make a quilt for each of my three children and my daughter-in-law. I started on my oldest son's quilt, since his birthday came first in the year. Well, a year later I finally finished it and posted about it here. In my defense, it was king size and I was a bit overwhelmed by that, so I procrastinated.
Eight or nine months later, I started my youngest son's quilt. Even though he's the youngest child, I was doing his next because I originally planned on doing them in order of their birthday month because I had every intention of making them all in the same year.... ha-ha! So, fast forward two years and one month and I have the second quilt finished! Yay! It's queen size and I machine quilted it on my Juki TL-2000Qi. I LOVE this machine! Another "tool" I can't do without is my OttLite lamp... or two in this case! These lamps make all the difference in the world, especially with handwork.
Since this one is finished, I am ready to begin my daughter's quilt. We decided on a color scheme and I'll be shopping for fabrics soon.
Thanks for visiting today!
Friday, November 30, 2018
I'm thinning out more of my collections. I just don't have the room for it all and there's no sense keeping it boxed up for years, so....
I'm listing many of the items on ebay over the next few weeks. Over the weekend I may put a few pieces on my shop blog for a buy it now price.
Visit my ebay page here.
And my shop blog here.
Keep checking back because there's more to be added!
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
When I sold on Etsy, I had a really bad habit of letting my listings expire and then forgetting to update them again. A few months back, I put those shops on vacation - permanently - and started moving things over to Honeysuckle Lane (on Big Cartel).
Last night I listed several sets of my block print note cards... and they are half off! These will make great stocking stuffers, so come on over and see if there's something you'd like. Shipping for the cards is a flat $6 no matter how many sets you purchase.
Click here to shop the HALF OFF block print cards!
Saturday, November 24, 2018
So... I finally took some time to do a little handwork and came up with this penny rug collection, just in time for Christmas!
Everything I used was vintage wool, from the old army blanket for the background fabric to sweaters, skirts, jackets, and blankets for all the pennies.
First, I made a large, lumpy, hefty pillow... it's filled with wool scraps which gives it so much weight and that handmade, primitive charm.
Then I stitched a pair of Christmas stockings...
And last, a penny rug mat for... whatever use you decide...
If you are interested in any of these handmade pieces, I have started listing in my Honeysuckle Lane shop again. Find everything HERE.
Thanks for stopping by!