Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Lose yourself in whimsical delights
Find unique gifts that fit just right
Fur hats and mitts size infant to man
every size of slipper all made by hand
Quilts & throws will keep out the cold
Cedar furniture & wood workings are a sight to behold
Gift baskets and jewelry for each sense of style
Handmade soaps and greeting cards to make you smile
Sauna towels and gifts make dispositions sunny
While delectable goodies please your tummy
All this and so much more
feel troubles lift as you walk through the door
October 19 @ 4 - 8 PM
October 20 & 21 @ 9AM - 6PM
October 22 @ 9AM - 5PM
Loon Lake Community Center
3816 Hwy 100
Palo, MN
just south of Aurora on Hwy 100.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sock Monkey Hats

I knew how to crochet as a kid, then I learned to knit and stopped crocheting. There are such cute patterns out there that I had to try it again. I think I'm going to like it! $15 American Girl size. $25 baby & toddler size

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wood Turning for Ladies

 Double seam ripper. Siberian Pea Shrub.$25
 Single seam ripper with pocket clip. Juniper Wood. $20
 Diva Charm Pen. Juniper Wood. $32
Starlet Stem Pen. Lilac Wood. $25.
John's wood turning have generally been geared toward men so he just turned some just for ladies

Monday, July 11, 2011

Toddler Jackets

Brown corduroy with cream embroidery, brown fleece lining, wood buttons, size 2.Grow with you roll back sleeves. $15
Size 2 purple embroidered jacket, fleece lined. Grow with you roll back sleeves.$15
Real Tree Camo hooded sweatshirt jackets, patch pockets. Elastic wrists. Sizes 6M and 18M. $15 each

Friday, May 27, 2011

Orr Braves Mitten Trivia

My alma mater, Orr High School is closing after this year. John & I and our 5 children plus all of our siblings graduated from Orr. In celebration of the school I embroidered a pair of mittens with the year of the first graduating class and the year of the last. For the last week followers of our Facebook page have been trying to answer trivia questions about the 44 Shermer/Huismann graduates of OHS. Here are the answers with the top guesser:
Shermer graduates:
Dennis 1966 & Sharen (Udovich) 1972, Keith 1990, Celine 1997
Irene 1967, Shawn 1988,Dan Harman 2010, Jeff Harman 2011
Sandy 1992 & Jason Wardas 1992
Clifford 1968, Lisa 2000 &Tim Towner 1999, Lindsey 2004
Mark 1973 & Karen(Olson) 1973
Marty 1975, Christine 1995, Katie 1997, Billie Jean 2003
Ruth 1977 & John Huismann 1977, Cassandra 1998, Lucas 2001, Evertt 2003, Conrad 2006, Amanda 2007
James 1979, Angie 2009, Jessica 2011
Joe 1980
Kay 1984, Tony 2005, Tonja 2010

Huismann Graduates:
Karen 1972 & Terry Skraba 1964
Kathy 1974 & Kenny Lehman 1969
(John 1977 & Ruth (Shermer) 1977; see Shermer list; only counted there.
Barb 1979 & Mark Tupy 1975
Fritz 1980 & Jon Strong 2005

Bus drivers among us:
Nick Shermer 1961 to 1984, Syvilla Shermer sub driver, Bill Nosie, Marty Nosie sub driver. Irene Semon, Kay Cornelius.
letterman jackets in John & Ruth house...John,football.Cassandra volleyball, track, knowledge bowl. Lucas track, Evertt track & football, Conrad track and Amanda track & volleyball.
Karla Arvila wins the mittens with total points of 138. Congratulations Karla!! Thanks everyone for playing along! It has been fun going down memory lane.
Karla you can pick up your mittens at Gilley's Naturals in Cook, Mon-Sat 10am - 5pm

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wedding Dress Heirlooms

Stitched for Luke & Chasity Huisann from Chasity's wedding gown, wore by my grandson, Lane Christian Huismann

If you don't have a daughter who wants to wear your wedding gown you could have keepsakes made. This gown was perfect for a christening gown, I used the lace edge for the hem. The teddy bear was made for the bride with their names and date embroidered on the feet. The little puppies were made for her children and grandchildren.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Earth Fest 2011

April 9, 2011, 9am - 5pm. I will be in the Messiah Lutheran Church. You can also see stuff in Merritt Elementary School and Mt Iron Community Center. $2 admit, or bring an electronic item for recycling. Link our blog on Facebook and we will give you 20% off one item that day!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Women of Today Show

Come check it out. We will be there with Just for Kids. Animal aprons just in time to keep those Easter outfits clean. Baby bonnets and other items for kids. We will be sharing a table with Katie Pastore and Pastore's Potica.Saturday April 1, 2011 9am to 3pm Miners Memorial Building. Virginia, MN

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Women of Today

Saturday, April 2, 2011. Women of Today Craft Show. Miners Memorial Virginia, MN 9am to 3pm
We will be there!! Click on the Facebook link, publish to your page and I will give you 20% off one item. See you Saturday!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Earth Fest 2011. we will be there! April 9, 2011, Mt Iron Community Center, Hwy 169, just past L&M 9am-5pm
Quilt made from Pendleton wool shirts, backed with red/black buffalo plaid fleece with moose and trees. Batting is 100% cotton.58"x81", $200
I created this quilt for the 80th birthday of Bill King. The basketball court signifies his years as a basketball player and coach for Orr. The photos are important times in his life, ricing with his family, playing basketball, times with grandchildren and homes he lived in.