Friday, March 21, 2014


Last night we went to a mix n mingle for the Chamber of Commrence in Mt. Morris. It was at Junes Floral Company. Oh my goodness Wanietta was such a gracious host with lot's of goodies to eat. Before we left Sim bought me some Spring flowers. These are Irises!! Still closed up. But soon will be open. I haven't made one of my funky vignettes in along time. So I gathered some things and put this together!! I used one of my "lil chicks" and put it on the seat of the rusty broken down tractor!! I love it there!! LOL Kinda felt good!! like maybe I am getting some of my mojo back for the house. Recently I have been in so much pain that I just kinda sit in my bed and sew. The doc put me on some strong pain meds. Hoping soon to get back off them!! Finally asked for prayer. Seems like it is so hard to ask for yourself sometimes.

Yesterday if you took a canned good to Subway you could get a free six inch sub sandwich with the purchase of another one. I took in 4 cans and they gave us both a free one. Felt good to bless others and also to have lunch in such a frugal way. The food banks sure are low on food around here so every little bit helps.

A few new SPRING GIGS for my etsy shoppe!! I love making the bird nests gigs. Well I actually love making all of my gigs!! Keeps my sanity!! I think!! LOL
The sun is shining here today and that is a good thing!!
 But I still have that nasty sn-irt I don't like!! My birds are coming into the feeders like crazy but I have not seen anymore Robins!! LOL Just that one day as a sign of Hope!! God is good.
Keep on Keepin on Peeps
XOXO Love Fran.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

Here's the Sn-irt on me!!!

In case you wanna know Snirt is snow mixed with dirt!! LOL
It was about a week n half ago that I saw my first Robin!! OMG!! I had to get my camera!!! I get so excited when I see one!! Something I always shared with my Mom!! We would call each other as soon as we saw one!! I miss that.
This is a pic of my two handsome step sons. This is at Ryan's going away party a few weeks ago. He is on the right. Nick is on the left. Ryan left us on March 1st for Africa for one year. He is a Navel Reservist and this is his first assignment away from home. We are so proud of him!! His wife Christine is a rock star and Caylee knows daddy will be home by her 5th birthday!! Sim was in the Navy for 12 years so his family knows how to rally together at a time like this. Please keep Ryan and all of our servicemen in your prayers!!!
 Ok I have had this ideal rolling around in my head for awhile!! So I put it together. A pig head on a old rusty hammer!! "HAMM -er- Head" What do you think? I may try a more cutesier head next time. Although I think everything I make no matter what I try to do ends up coming out in my own style somehow!! LOL that being what people call Fran. Style!!! LOL

Ok here is another new gig!! This is my try on a poodle!! I grew up with a poodle dog. Pepie was a white show dog with papers!! We didn't show him but could have!! My favorite memory was when my Mom would color die Pepie for the holidays!! Green for St. Patrick's Day and Pink for Easter and Red for Christmas!! OMG!! he was the coolest!! I named this one "RAGGZ" cuz she went from rich to Raggz cuz I kinda grubbied her up a bit!! and that pom pom on her tail is from my slipper sock that came off!! I up cycled it and it is kinda a bit grubby. It was hard to shoot "RAGGZ" so I did different angles!! LOL Do you think somebody has had a lot of winter? But I look at it this way I am kicking out the gigs and sewing!! LOL
I want to show my livingroom soon but it has been so darn cold I haven't been hanging out in there. Stayin in our room with the heater on!! LOL
Tell me what cha think of my new gigs!! I am curious if I should make some more of the pigs or not? Just be honest with me I can take it!!
Keep on Keepin on!!
Peace out!!
XOXO Love Fran.