Sunday, June 10, 2012

New New New and Patriotic Too


**That's right. Red....
It's the color of LOVE.....
It's American ... one of the colors in our flag
Geraniums are red.....
It's Country and Primitive
Red Shoes speak a language all their own.....

We have red and red and white and red and cream and red, white and blue too!!**

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Once again, it's been a bit since I've blogged but I took a great trip to one of my favorite places called Country Plus in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, the home and starting point of the Boston Marathon.  Judy Coffey is such a warm-hearted woman and a great friend too but her shoppe is .....well just amazing.  I have my designs there as well as some finished creations from other wonderful designers.    Just a few pictures of some penny rugs I have created as well as to the antique haven of Country Plus.


Wonderful placemats on a gorgeous antiqued perfect patina.......table is a mustard.  Muted green Yoyo runner over the chair and a perfectly coordinated cranberry and cream yoyo runner on a wonderful lap desk.


 If you like things a bit more you go.  Spring time wall hanging.


Sunday, March 11, 2012


I can't believe I finally have some time to sit and blog.  Life has been a whirlwind of activities, job changes, taking care of parents, sewing and stitching and being amazed at all the talent on the web and getting hooked ADDICTED to PINTEREST, anniversary of Dad's death but most importantly the birth of Jacob Perry McCaffery my first grandchild on February 17.  Thought you might like to see some pictures of the little peanut who was six pounds at birth.  My son and his girlfriend are doing a great job getting adjusted lol.  

He is such a treasure.  I can't wait to hold him and hug him.  He has brightened my life.  So what's up with all of you?  

Have a great day.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Primitives Wholesale Group

I am honored to be a part of a new Group on what else..... Facebook called PRIMITIVES WHOLESALE GROUP.  A very talented group of a woman who create primitive dolls, painted creations, cement bee skeps, quilted items, felted items, and on and on and on, it is eye candy for the primitive lover.  You must register to be a part of this group and have a shop for resale, but even if you don't, looking is an awesome adventure.  Take a click over.....

Take a peak at a new line....yoyos and wool, what a wonderful combination....

And of course, most importantly GO PATS!!!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I know I haven't posted in quite some time.  My life has just been one thing after another since my Dad's death.  In December I lost my favorite mom's sister and so I have been spending alot of time trying to help Mom along.  It's been a rough year.  Now, however, it is time to pick myself up and try with everything I have to move forward...and moving forward is Jacob Perry McCaffery.  We don't know what he looks like but he is going to be my first Grandchild.  Right now he weighs 4.5 pounds and I can't wait to meet him.  We had a baby shower for him and my son Kevin and his Girlfriend Liz this past Sunday.  I CAN ONLY THING, THAT WHEN GOT TAKES SOMEONE YOU LOVE, HE PUTS THAT SOUL INTO A NEW SOMEONE TO LOVE.  And....that's what I am getting I am grateful.  So I will put some pics for you to enjoy.  Have a great day.  And remember. ...... when he takes one, he gives you another......

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas

I just want to drop a short note to wish all of my blogger friends at wonderful holiday season.  Serenity, peace and family -- that's what it is all about.  


Saturday, November 26, 2011

It's Small Business Saturday beginning at Midnight tonight!!

We are a Small Business (very small lol) and to salute all of the small business owners in Smalltown, USA we are offering our own version of "Black Friday", "Small Business Saturday" and Cyber Monday. So, through Monday evening at 6:00 p.m.....are you ready???

50% off of all in-stock merchandise. Yup, you read it right......50%.

BUT, everything else is on sale. What beats that! No pepper spraying, no tripping, nothing but quiet holiday shopping with your latte and pj's. 

So there you go, and even better, there is nothing to do but order. No code, no nothing.

So, have some fun, but be quick, the shop will be bare in no time.**
Now (small print) this EXCLUDES kits by Lake View Primitives. It is also not to be used on special orders or orders awaiting shipment.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011


I was delighted to receive a wonderful Friendship Swap box in the mail the other day from Mary at .

She was so beautifully particular in picking out what I love.  I great smelling little espresso cup with a candle in it, some bulbs for planting in my little garden, a wonderful summertime recipe for watermelon and a handmade Raggedy Ann that I just love.  I don't know how she does all that small stitching and stuffing, it would drive me crazy but thank god it doesn't drive her crazy.  Last but certainly not least a great Recipe Journal of Paula Deen's.  Well not hers personally but one she put her mark on.  Funny too because I just made her Ooey Gooey Chocolate Butter Cake....OMG DECADENT.  

Thanks to you both.


Thank you so much Mary and Tricia McNally too for hosting.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm Singin in the Rain, I'm singin in the rain....

Wow, I feel like it has been raining for weeks.....oh right it has.  And I gotta tell you my tune is getting very flat.  The Northeast is a very wet place to be right now but we are safe thank god. 
Rocking Chair Stitches is releasing a new pattern this week called Fall Sunflowers and we will begin shipping at the end of this week.  From now until Friday we will offer the pattern at an Early Release Price of $6.50 with free shipping.  If you want to make this runner for the Fall, drop me an email to get the pattern First!!  

Have a wonderful week

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wonderful Package From The Rusty Thimble.

Oh wow, I can't begin to tell you how excited I was to open my package from Brenda at the Rusty Thimble.  If you don't know who she is you should absolutely follow her blog and check it out all the time.  Her giveaways are amazing and her products are magnificent.  JUST LIKE THIS

Isn't she amazing.  Ok I know she is a Snow Lady but I am going to keep her out all year long.  Thanks, Brenda.  Love you. 

We have a couple of new patterns being released this week kind of in conjunction with Quilt Market....(which I wanted to really really go to)....but alas I could not.  Next best thing, Blogger, Internet and Facebook....

I want you all to have a wonderful week. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Need Your Help.....

OK peeps.....

I am doing a private open house that i have done for quite some time.  I am going to do a small make and take project.  Here's the issue......what would you love to create for FREE out of hand-dyed wools.  Something quick, fun and easy!!!!

Thank you so very very much for your assistance, friendship and help!!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011


Really, have you met "Hungry Girl"?  She is my new favorite person on this earth. I have done Weight Watchers, and all kinds of other diets.  And oh....she is affiliated with Weight Watchers.  She has three cookbooks all of which contain great recipes for everyday meals redone and recreated with diet, light and delicious substitutes.  One of the greatest recipes is whole wheat pasta with frozen broccoli with cheese sauce, add a little Laughing Cow Swiss cheese and VIOLA, it was just delish!!  Or a modified version of Rice Krispie squares but made with fiber cereals and only 50 calories,  CAN YOU SAY THAT OMG a bit of chocolate adds a teeny bit of calories but oh so good and filling.  If you haven't seen her, check her out!  It is so worth it!, 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thank you Cath's Pennies.

Boy do I love her designs.  I have started selling them on my website at Rocking Chair Stitches and have had awesome response to all of her patterns, but most recently her "Bunnies in Spring" was a runaway hit for us and for her  as well.  Great Job Cathy.  I just ordered a kit of the Tulips because the wools she dyes are just so magnificent.  So I did my Bunnies in Spring using a combination of hand-dyed wools and wool felt.  I love this design.  I didn't have enough light when I took this picture so take that into consideration.  It was absolutely so much fun!!  Make sure you get one.

Monday, March 28, 2011

OK OK, Better late than never .....

I am still trying to get things in order since my Dad died and I am slowly getting there.  Last week we scattered his ashes in the Gulf of Mexico off of Sanibel Island, his most favorite place on earth.  It was beautiful.  Thank you again for all of the prayers.  

So, the winner drawn on March 15 was actually drawn.  I haven't had anytime to post anything.  So, TADAAA, the winner of the Wool Kit of the Month is.....

Carol from Firecracker Kid Primitives!!!!

Awesome Carol.  Send me your address please at

and Leslie, your March kit is on the way!!

Check in in a couple of days too see the preview of two new patterns for the Spring/Summer.  You will love them.

Have a wonderful evening.  And remember. there is a giveaway every single month on the 15th.  Sign up!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monthly Drawing Is Tonight

So don't forget, the winner of our monthly drawing is held on the 15th of each and every month....and that is tonight.  If you haven't signed up, please do so by clicking here:

Make sure you visit our Facebook page as well to "like" us for another entry.'s a full wool kit.  

Have a great night!!  Hope you are the Winner!!  


Sunday, March 13, 2011


Is that a hint of green out there....or maybe a blue sky or how about a big yellow ball...I think they call it "SUN".  Oh my Spring must be coming oh I hope I hope I hope!!

I wanted to take a minute to convey my gratitude to all of you who wrote, sent cards and prayed for my Dad and my family.  As some of you know he passed away a month ago and I am finally starting to get myself back on track.  I know I will never get over this, but I can move forward.  So, thank you again to all.

Great news for those of you who love wool applique we are pleased to let you know that we are now carrying some patterns by Cath's Pennies Designs and Penny Lane Primitives..  We love their entire line but will only carry a few right now.  Sometimes you just can't pass a great thing up!!  So log onto our website at and take a peak at Patterns and our new category "Other Designers". 

If you haven't already, you really should take a spin by our BLOG at and follow us or log onto to Facebook and search Rocking Chair Stitches and "Like" us.  You will be entered to win our once a month giveaway of patterns, kits and finished items.  That's right ALL YEAR WRONG!!!

Have a wonderful week.  We will be back with another update in a couple of days with some more surprises.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

And the February Winner is.....

Teresa Miller is the winner of the February giveaway.  Teresa will be opening her mailbox to a wonderful wool kit.  If you haven't signed up for our year long giveaways, please make sure you do.  We are having a giveaway every single month during 2011.  

Looking for Spring amongst all this cold, snow, sleet and YUCK.  That's right just yuck.  I want WARM sunshine, beautiful blue skies, green grass, chirping birds, tulips, daffodils.........can you see it.

So to get your started here are some Spring time patterns.....

Have a wonderful day!

Breath of Spring

Bunny Hop

Hearts on the Vine

Jumping Bunny

Summer Crows

Strawberry Crows

Bring on Fall Pattern

Bring on Fall Pattern
One of our customers favorites. Easy to do!

Autumn Spectacular

Autumn Spectacular
Beautiful pattern for pillow and runner