Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Good morning friends,

I hope 2015 is off to a great start.  I can't believe how quickly time passes.  But I realize I haven't posted 'this year.'  The holiday season was great.  I enjoyed seeing family and friends.  It was wonderful having most of my family at our home for a Christmas celebration.  It was so fun having little ones in our family!!!

In the next few weeks I will post some of the gifts I made.  But today I have some store samples to post.  The towel is embroidered from a pattern by Pretty P & Mama
B.  I used a variety of reds and pinks in pearl cottons for the stitching.

The wool applique heart designs are from Sunflower Fields Pattern CO.  The top one is made into a pin cushion and the other two will be framed.

I am working on some other wool applique projects from the designer in Grand Junction.  Laura has some beautiful creations. I decided to some stitching for myself.  I will be finishing these soon and will share pictures.

Have a wonderful day and check back soon!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Merry Christmas Greetings to all,

I can't believe the time goes by so quickly. I hope the reason for this season is not put aside as we hustle making plans, buying and wrapping gifts, baking, etc.  I do believe we either forget or take for granted the birth of Jesus our Lord and Savior.  I'm so thankful that our sins are forgiven because of His birth and death!!!  As I put out the Christmas decorations in this home for the first time, I did some reminiscing of Christmas's past.  That was bittersweet this year as December 13th was the 20th anniversary of my dad's passing.
This was a special memory -- my 21st birthday!!  My dad gave me a dozen long stem red roses. I was so touched as my family was in the practice of giving only practical gifts.  This was a time I will always treasure.  I sure miss my Dad.
Below is a picture of the niche above our fireplace and TV in our living room.  I had a vision of what I wanted to see and must say my thoughts pretty much came to life.  On the right side is the porcelain nativity set that Larry's mom made before we were married.  I treasure this and put it out each year with wonderful memories of this special woman.  I was so blessed to have her in my life and miss her.
In the middle are porcelain carolers that Larry's mom also made.  I also have a few other items on display but they are hard to see.  Larry was a big help in putting up snowflakes and stars hanging from inside the niche.  I love sitting in the evening viewing this area and the calm it brings me.  I hope you enjoy it as well.

My wishes to each of you and your families -- Merry Christmas and the best in the New Year,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


I have so much to be thankful for this year.
While I have gone thru some changes in employment, I know God has a plan for me.  So I am thankful for the patience He gives me.  I am also thankful to my husband, son and many

friends for the encouragement, listening and kindness.

I have really been blessed by doing something I'm passionate about -- needlework!!!  Here is a table mat for Thanksgiving!!!  Sometimes we rush from Halloween to Christmas only giving Thanksgiving a fleeting thought.  I believe it should be the MOST important holiday of the year!!!

 So after saying all this, I feel some what of a hypocrite as I share with you the Christmas cards I made from the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Winter Simply card kit.  My reasoning to get cards out early this year is mainly because we moved and have a new address.  So please understand!!! I did have fun putting the cards together.  While I really didn't "follow" the instructions with the kit, I looked at other people's ideas and copied!!!!  Thank you for sharing your ideas!!!  I also made some stamped cards which I cased!!! But at least I made them!!!  My friend Connie, the wool master, came over to share a day of stamping and visiting.  It truly motivated me to get going on my cards.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Winter Wonderland

BRRR Morning!!!

Well if I wasn't in the Christmas mood before  -- I am now!!!  This is what we woke up to this morning.  It is a balmy 2 degrees!!!!
YIKES!! Kind of chilly after 60's last week!!! The nice part of this weather is that I didn't have to venture out to work today.  What does that mean -- stitching time!!!  Happy dance for me!!!
I just love the snow especially when I can stay warm and cozy in my home!!!  This cold weather prompted me to make the BEST vegetable soup for dinner last night!!!  My husband and I enjoyed it with some homemade bread!!! YUM!!  I'm glad I made a big pot of it so we can have some today!!!

I'm finishing a Thanksgiving table mat for a store sample and then on to a snowman table runner!!!  

I also have some Christmas gifts to work on!!!  SHHH!!!!
This is from a new pattern by Buttermilk Basin. We just got this pattern at the Black Sheep Wool Shop.  I have some friends that love owls, so I had to make one ASAP!!!  The colors are much prettier in person and the background is black. This project went together really quick.  I did enlarge the pattern because the actual size is only 8.5 inches.  I like the larger mats.  

Stay warm friends!!!  Have a great day and remember there are 14 days till Thanksgiving and 42 days till Christmas!!!  The clock is ticking and back to work I go.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

November Notions!!!

Greetings to all,

What a beautiful November day!!!  It is the calm before the storm -- literally!!  Monday the cold air will be moving in bringing snow!!   I will enjoy staying home!!! But I promise I will be busy!!!  You know Christmas will be here soon!!!!

This is a pin cushion I made for the shop.  It went together so quickly.  What a great gift idea!!!  Just sayin'!!!  I used a pin cushion insert which we have in stock at the Black Sheep Wool Shop!!!  The pattern is a Bird Brain design.  There are two other pin cushion designs included in this pattern.

I know I may be jumping the gun -- but Valentine's Day will be coming soon.  I made this for a store sample as well.  The back mat and hearts are actually a rich burgundy.  They don't show well in the picture.  This is The Little Red Hen pattern we have at the shop.

By the way we just received some new products at the shop.  Patterns, buttons, wool, homespuns, etc.!!!!  Cheryl also brought back from quilt market some wonderful wool felt ornament designs for quick to make ornaments!!!  AND in case you are needing a great idea for your stitching friend, The Black Sheep Wool Shop offers gift certificates!!!

I'm really excited today because I'm going to my first rug hookers group and taking my first project with me to work on.  This is the most wonderful group of gals.  I owe a very special thank you to Lynn who has taught me about rug hooking.  She also is the one who enticed me into this craft!!!  I love it and will enjoy it more when my husband makes my frame!!!  Stay tuned for pictures!!!

Have a great weekend and check back next week.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Spooky Greetings to all,
How do you like my blingy Jack-o-lantern?  I think she is adorable.  MANY thanks to my wonderful friend, Connie, for creating this great wool applique design.  Last week when my Grand Junction friends were here, Connie came over and brought this wonderful project she created for us to stitch and put together.  LOVE IT!!!!
This flower mat is hanging at The Black Sheep Wool Shop, but it is mine!!  I actually made something for myself.  When I saw this pattern by The Little Red Hen, I knew I had to make it!!!  I purchased the pattern in the spring and finished it a couple of weeks ago.  Completed project in a few months time -- unheard of in my life!!!  (Except for store samples.)  I loved using wool from my stash to make this project!!!

This is a pin cushion I made for a store sample.  It is a Bird Brain Designs pattern.  This was such a quick little project.  I think it would make a great gift for friends.  You can find a kit or pattern and all you need to finish this project at The Black Sheep Wool Shop.  I hope to see you there soon.

Happy Halloween!!!  Be safe!!!

Bye from Scary Sherry!!!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall Happenings!!!

Good Morning friends,

I'm back with more creations and news.  I don't know where the last few weeks have gone, but I'm trying to catch up on my "to do list."  Our little sweetheart, Kenna had a Denver Bronco onesie that grew too short, so I made it a dress by adding ruffles.  This process may be familiar as this is how her birthday dress was made.

 Isn't she adorable.  We kept her with us a couple of weekends ago while her mommy and daddy enjoyed a weekend get away!!!  I can't believe she is walking!  She usually sports some darling pigtails, but Miss Sherry couldn't manage to get those put up!!!  (Hands and fingers weren't cooperating in a speedy fashion!!!)  We love having her and watching her learn and explore more things all the time!!

Larry and I were out for a walk last week and enjoyed the last of the beautiful fall colors.  This tree was just singing with its bright colors!!!  Most of the leaves are falling now!!  I guess winter will be here before we know it.

That means Christmas will be here before we know it!!!  WOW!!!!  As that reality hit me, I started making Christmas get together plans!!! Gift items are already in the making!!!  Sorry I can't show those yet!!!

I enjoy my part time work at The Black Sheep Wool Shop!!!  It really isn't work as Cheryl believes in teamwork and friendships.  I love the creativity, customers and inspiration that I draw from this time in my life.

I was so fortunate to have two of my Grand Junction friends visit this past week and weekend.  Deb and Becky came Wednesday night and stayed till yesterday morning.  We had a stay-at-home day Thursday, but it was fun filled.  My friends Connie and Yvonne came over.  Connie spoiled us by bringing chocolate muffins and a Halloween wool applique project.  (Check back soon for the picture.)  It was such a great day for me as I could share that time with wonderful friends from both sides of the mountain!!!!  Deb, Becky and I did some retail therapy on Friday including a stop in Windsor at the Black Sheep Wool Shop!!!  It was great to show them around as they made their selections!!!  I'm hoping this store will entice them to make many more visits back here.  Saturday we ran couple of errands and then stitched the rest of the day and evening.  I got a lot of stitching done and was pleased.

Have a great few days.   Please check back soon as I will get back on my posting routine!!!