Rocky Mountain Wednesdays






A few pictures from the weekend. Autumn is beautiful.


Don’t forget about the Colorado Flood Relief Fundraiser going on at the webshop!

Amount raised so far from your orders plus a little …. $165!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Autumn Hoop Keep!





Something new from Impie, Hattie & Bea!

**Note to shops – this will be available to shops in the future. At this time this item is being released as part of the Colorado Flood Relief fundraiser. Follow Impie, Hattie & Bea at facebook to receive our product release updates.**

Remind me not to make promises about Monday in future. All the powers seemed to be against me today, ‘Powers’= two ornery homeschooled boys and several mishaps.

But, at the last minute I’m here to share the Autumn Hoop Keep~

Similar to the previous hoop keeps except this one has a cozy Autumn feel and is designed to coordinate with Little House Needleworks Starlight Sampler. It holds an 8″ hoop and is handy for little kitted up projects as well. This is only available through the fundraising pages at the webshop it at this time.

The design is stitched on 32 lambswool linen and uses all DMC threads. The adorable Just Pins set is available as well.


Thank you to all that have helped out at our fundraiser so far, it is truly appreciated!

free cards

While supplies last….and I have oodles….I’ll send along a set of these PS mini cards with every order :0)

18 today!

Tyler and Kellen 1997

Kellen c

Kellen, Amber, Tyler 1998


rmw 106g

Obirth 1



Happy Birthday Kellen!

After a full day of air soft and eating too many birthday brownies at our little family party last night, the birthday boy is sleeping in a bit, I’ll try to update this post with a current picture later today.


Rocky Mountain Wednesdays






Just running a bit behind but I hope you will allow Rocky Mountain Wednesdays to appear on Thursday this week.

Yesterday just got busy with normal things along with Amber asking if I wanted to run to the yarn shop which turned into a stop at Michael’s as well, where she scooped up lots of Halloween decorations, I added a few things to my Autumn decor since I was there.

Later in the day, Tyler called to see if I wanted to go grocery shopping with him and we were nicely surprised when Jerry joined us there on his way home. I love days when I get to spend time with all 4 of my children, it’s a rare treat since my oldest two have their own homes. I’m glad we all live close enough for spur of the moment get-togethers.

Here are some photos with a real Autumn feel from the last day or two. Once I feel happy with my little bit of Autumn decorating I might add a picture to a future post.

Happy October!


Don’t forget about the Colorado Flood Relief Fundraiser going on at the webshop!

Amount raised so far – $40 to which I’m adding another $10 so we are up to $50 raised. Also, my local yarn shop is gathering (nice) things to give to knitters who lost their precious yarn and supplies in the flood. There was a lady at the shop yesterday who said her kitchen has mud up to the ceiling. We have whole areas very near us that are uninhabitable still. If you would like to donate something to the stash replacement drive at the yarn shop you should contact the shop for details .

Sunday on the porch









The weather was beautiful yesterday. I enjoyed my coffee, my knitting, and the wildlife on my back porch. I took so many pictures of this blue jay that you will probably see more of him here soon.


Don’t forget about the Colorado Flood Relief Fundraiser going on at the webshop!

Rocky Mountain Wednesdays – Colorado Flood Releif






Happy Wednesday!

Flood cleanup continues. We’ve had the first significant snow on the peaks and I’m raising funds for flood relief!

We’ll start with something scenic. I took this photo yesterday, this snow has mostly melted now but you can see that winter is just around the corner. Not good news for flood cleanup and reconstruction. Roads are in a shocking state and some are gone completely. The second photo shows one of the last routes open to our doctor’s office….this road closes during the winter. The third picture is actually taken in the same location that I took the first, just looking in another direction. That is the bridge I used to cross when I went grocery shopping. All of our favorite walking paths are washed away and people are literally camping in the parks here. I’m still in awe of the destructive power of a serious flood.

I’ve been trying to think of a way I can do more to help those who lost so much and decided that I would ask you to join me stitching friends. If you’ve been thinking of purchasing an Impie, Hattie & Bea item, please consider doing so during my fundraiser. I’m donating a significant portion from every Impie, Hattie & Bea item sold through the Handcrafts Online website to recovery efforts. IH&B items purchased at other locations will not benefit this effort but I thank you very much all the same for your support. More details can be found at the IH&B HOL webpage. Also I am releasing something new during the fundraiser (watch for further updates), I’ve posted a ‘sneak peek’ here. Think Autumn! I’ll keep you posted on the amount we raise and where it’s being put to good work.

I’ll leave you with a very pumpkin filled picture I took at the market this morning!


cotton, wool, apple








It’s been a busy week, I’ve done some sewing, cooking, knitting, cleaning… I’ve also made an enormous mess by deciding it’s time to clean out closets and change things around in my sewing room. It probably wouldn’t be so bad if I just picked one spot, finished up, and then moved on to the next, I mean that would be the sensible thing to do. Instead I demolished three rooms and made a ridiculous mess in the hallway. I’ve got to stick with it now, I’ve committed an entire floor of the house to my little project.

Instead of letting you see the mess (that’s never going to happen) I’ll show you some sewing, Impie, Hattie & Bea items – now winging their way to Hoffmans…some new yarn, it’s so handy that the yarn shop is right on the way home from UPS and the streets are mostly open between here and there now….and some cooking, I made homemade applesauce, so good and so easy, I never knew!


click here for the Apple Sauce Recipe I used as a guideline (I made a few adjustments after I cut more apples than this recipe calls for)

Rocky Mountain Wednesday






While Jerry was here we went out in his big truck, north for groceries during a break in the weather. It’s still beautiful here!











The flood has been pretty awful. We’ve seen lots of sad and some horrible things. Yesterday I was able to be with all four of my children at the same time (2 of them have their own places across town) and that made me quite emotional for the rest of the day. Jerry was able to get back for 2 days which was very good. I’m really missing him.

Today I’m concentrating on bright and cheerful things so here are a few pictures I’ve taken at home since the worst of the flood.

I’m thankful my family is safe and that our neighborhood (unlike those just down the road) was spared damage. Pray with me for those who can’t say the same.

something useful







Since I’m spending the day in front of my computer following flood updates and not accomplishing anything else, I thought I would blog.

Sorry for the boring photos and so many of them, humor me. I was pinspired to make some reusable produce bags. Can you see Miss Nosy Knickers having a sniff and again after I scolded her? I used tulle, sewed a double seam, and added a bit of stretchy cord along the top to help keep things inside. A half yard of tulle will make 4 medium sized bags. I think my total cost was about 85 cents. If only I had remembered to use my Hobby Lobby coupon!!

As I mentioned, we are in the midst of a flood event here. My first ever. Our neighborhood is on a little hill for which I am very thankful. Roads in every direction around us are closed and flooded at this point. I did venture out for cat food when it looked like we were well on our way to this very situation. The evacuation traffic was horrible but it’s one thing to be stranded for a few days, but to be stranded with three hungry cats…..

Our particular bit of the flooding has it’s own hashtag on social media if you are interested it’s #stvrainflood and another #longmontflood .

There is a rumor they are about to turn off the water. I’ve filled all my large cooking pots and pitchers and the bathtubs. I think I should go bake something while I can.


PS – I think I should begin a list entitled : Extraordinary Things that Happen When My Husband is out of Town

PPS – It’s still raining.