Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Winter Handwork


๐Ÿงถ I’ve started a new winter project just for me! I hadn’t crocheted much in years, just a scarf or hat here and there. A few months ago I saw some really pretty afghans crocheted by Eight-By-Six and that was all it took for me to decide I wanted to crochet again. And since I love scrappy quilts, I wanted to do a scrappy granny square afghan. I gathered yarn from thrift stores, some I found myself and some were found at Legacy Sewing and Crafts for me… thanks, Sue! ๐Ÿ˜‰

To keep it scrappy, I randomly pulled colors from my basket. However, I wanted a single color to join them and had decided on gray. I was going to buy some when I finished all the squares, but yesterday, on a thrifting trip to KARM Stores with my sisters, I found two large bags of brand new skeins of charcoal yarn!

Please don’t judge my granny squares… my left hand goes numb, my right hand cramps, so my tension varies a lot! ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿซฃ

I’ll share more when it’s done at the end of winter. ๐Ÿ˜

Do you do any handwork in the winter? Tell me in the comments!

Take care,


Thursday, October 20, 2022

Antique Quilt Cushions

Last year, was it last year? Anyway, quite a while back I bought an antique quilt. It was too tattered for use as a quilt, so I made some super large cushions. One of them is tufted, and the other one hasn’t been tufted yet. I will probably do that soon.

I also made a couple of large triangle whimsies. They could be pincushions or just pretty decorative items.

The bench is made from an old iron bed that belonged to my great-grandmother. Boys in a welding class class at the local high school made it for me as part of their training. I love it! 

The cushions are available on my website. Just look for the Folk Art category.

Now that fall is here I’ll be working on items to list next month. Come back soon for a visit!


Monday, October 3, 2022

Pumpkin Papercuttings and New Website

I finally have a few autumn papercuttings listed! All of them are on vintage or antique book covers and incorporate old, old ephemera. Some sold within a few hours of listing… so hurry on over to see the rest!
And everything else on my new website is 20% off through October 8th!
Come over for a visit:

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

A Little Bit of Decorating

We recently painted the house, doors, and trim. It was long overdue, but now it’s taken care of, we won’t have to think about it for several years.

The door is a pretty green… Sour Apple by Magnolia. I love it!
Because we have a glass storm door, whatever hangs on the door can’t be too thick. This wreath from is perfect! 

After the new paint, I thought I’d look for faux topiaries. Have you shopped for topiaries before? They can be very expensive! I was going to wait for Hobby Lobby to have a sale, but while shopping for rugs at Walmart, I walked right past these and both my daughter and I thought they’d be perfect! Larger ones may have worked, but these were short and sweet and much cheaper!

I’d been looking on Pinterest for front porch decor ideas and noticed the layered rug look. Guess I’ve not been keeping up with trends but I thought I’d try it. To me, it’s just that much more to clean and keep tidy, but it does look nice! What do you think of layering your rugs?

On the way home I stopped at the Dollar General Store to get a few cheap flowers. I put them in an old rusty pitcher, added some real oak leaves, and called it done!

This is at the corner of our front porch. A neighbor gave me the old wooden boxes, the rusty tools and stove door came from my old home place. The church was purchased at The Allardt Pumpkin Festival many years ago and the bucket of flowers was put together by my daughter and little granddaughter, Jolee. 
That’s probably going to be the extent of fall decorating around here, not too much, just enough to know it’s fall. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Š

My website opens October 1st! Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

A New Website Coming Soon!

After several years, I finally have a website! I plan on making Honeysuckle Lane live on October 1st. I’ll be moving a lot of items over from my Etsy shop, but I will keep a few things on Etsy just for the traffic and referrals.

Similar to my first website from several years ago, this one will have several categories. I love to make quilts, but I also love to paint, and I’ll always do paper cuttings and valentines… and categories will make it look less cluttered.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar! I plan on having discounts for the opening!

See you soon,