Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pleasant Surprises….

Good morning blog friends,
It’s a pretty chilly here in the valley again this morning. We had about an inch of snow on Sunday but it did not stay around long. There’s a possibility of some flurries again tomorrow. I wonder when Spring will actually come and stay for awhile. My poor tulips and daffodils don’t have a chance with all this cold air.
Last Friday I had a very pleasant surprise. It was late afternoon and I went out the side door of my house to go check the mail and there was a gift bag hanging on my door knob.
I knew immediately who it was from but wondered why I did not here her stop by. Well, Lecia from Farmhouse Prims had stopped by and left me a little gift on her way home from grocery shopping.
I had commented on her blog about wanting to do a swap with her for one of her prairie stump dolls – In stead she made me one and surprised me by leaving it on my door.  I absolutely love her! Lecia does such a great job with all the items she makes.  If you’ve never stopped by Lecia’s blog at Farmhouse Prims, go on over an visit her. Thank you my prim friend, I love my prairie stump doll!
Then yesterday I went to the mailbox and found another sweet surprise.
I had entered Wendy’s Basil bunny contest over at Ravenwood Whimzies and was the winner!
Look at all the goodies! Wendy sure made this giveaway fun and so special! Look at the rabbit! I love her!
And all the goodies she included!
Not only the sweet bunny she made, but all this! A beautiful hand towel with sunflowers and crows, love it! A bar of Lavender soap that smells so good, along with a lavender sachet, I already have in my drawer=), a package of monogram note cards with J on them, a package of morning glory seeds, I can’t wait to plant! Four beautiful Easter tags, handmade by Wendy-love them! A metal sign reading Easter Blessings and Reese's Pieces – yummy! Ate half the bag before dinner. Heehee.
Thank you so much Wendy, I love everything! If you have not visited Wendy at Ravenwood Whimzies go on over an check her blog out.  She’s an awesome prim friend and crafter too.
Here’s a neat tip I learned from Traci over at York Mountain Mercantile.  She showed how you can get prim grass for pennies!
I went to the Dollar General and picked up two coco replacement baskets. They were $1.00 each. All you do is pull it apart and fluff a little and Walla! you have prim grass!  I was at my Ben Franklin store and seen a package of what they called prim grass- which was straw from the farmers field with a price of $9.95 on it, and truthfully, this looks better than that stuff would have. Thank you Traci for sharing this wonderful tip!
Here it is in a basket with Kitties and hearts I made from a pattern by Blue Moon Beginnings. You can find the pattern at Patternmart.
That’s all I have to share for know. I gotta go find the items for hunt #3 over at Misi’s 1890 Gable House Musing . Boy is this hard! Don’t know if I’ll make it past this list. I really hope I do, gonna have to brave the cold and go digging in my storage shed again. lol.
Have a wonderful and blessed week. I’ll post my hunt finds in a few days.
Prim Blessings, Jean


  1. Jean~

    Isn't Lecia just wonderful? What a great little surprise.

    Your bunny from Wendy is adorable & love all the other goodies she sent your way.

    I'm also using the coco liner basket idea, but can't remember where I saw it. Mine was $3, but still cheaper than buying the prim grass.

    Love your kitties & hearts.

    Good luck on your hunt!!

  2. Oh, I love the stump doll. What a great and thoughtful surprise from Lecia! Great tip on the grass too! Thanks so much for passing that along, and whom ever passed it on to you! Congrats on the winnings. Looks like you received a wonderful box full!!
    Have a great day.

  3. Seems Lecia is spreading Prim blessing all around. Love the stump doll. Congrats on winning . You sure have a lot of great goodies. And thanks for a great tip. I'm gonna have to give that one a try.

  4. hi, Jean
    What wonderful goodies~ love the stump doll~
    neat basket idea~
    thanks for sharing

  5. Love the stump doll, what a wonderful surprise to find! Congrats on winning those wonderful goodies and thank you for sharing the ideal for the prim grass. Just what I need myself.

  6. Good morning Jean....

    What a super nice surprise from Lecia, so sweet of her...

    Love all your goodies from Ravenwood, that Bunny is so cute!

    I was the one that shared the basket filler idea on my blog... so glad to see people using it!

    Also, thanks for entering my Bear Contest and posting on your sidebar..


  7. Hi Jean - Glad you got your goodies and are pleased with them all! It was a fun fun challenge and I've got my thinkin' cap on for another one is a couple months!

  8. Oh by the way Jean - I'm hosting a Pin Keep Swap - why not come on over to join! I'd love to have ya!

  9. Wow Jean...what a wonderful week of total surprises you had... Love the Doll she is so Prim and the Bunny is adorable...
    love the Sunflower Towel I have one hanging on my cabinet door. My whole trailer is done in SunFlowers..

    Have a Great Day!

  10. Lecia is such a sweetie! You did such a wonderful job on Basil glad you won.Love the goodies you got.Hugs!~Amy

  11. love the goodies you received from both talented ladies..and thanks for the tip on the coco filler...I have it on my list.;)

  12. What a wonderful surprise for Lecia to leave you such a lovely gift and what wonderful giveaway goodies from Wendy, you've been a lucky girl lately Jean! Congratulations on your giveaway win and your lovely stump doll! Deb

  13. Hey Jean! I'm hosting an Easter Swap!Please come join in on the fun! :)

  14. Jean, glad you like your prairie doll, Congratulations on your winnings from Wendy, I really love everything, esp. the bunny. What a wonderful giveaway she had. Thanks for the tip on the grass. Have a great week, my prim friend, the next time I will set on your doorstep until you come home. He He only kidding. Hugs, Lecia