Thursday, April 28, 2011

Never seen anything like it!

There’s Blue Jays in the front tree making a ruckus and I went to the door to see what all the commotion was and just look at this!

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Do you see it?

The biggest darn squirrel I ever seen. He’s I guess trying to get to the Blue Jay nest in the tree. See the Jay’s on the branch? There are two of them trying to attack the squirrel.  I went out to try and scare it away and the thing looked at me like he could kill me. I backed up got in the house and shut the door. The second picture is from the window thru the screen.  not opening it either.

Never seen anything like it!

Blessings, Jean

What a morning…..

Hi blog friends,

I sure hope everyone is safe this morning.

Sending prayers to all the people down south whom have endured these horrible storms.

The nasty storms came through Northern VA starting at 3:30 am this morning and I flew out of bed in fear. I was home alone by that time, because my boyfriend leaves for work at 2:30.  At about 4:15am the winds got intense and I could hear the sound of a train coming. The house actually moaned! This 100+ year old farm house has withstood many storms and this one couldn’t get it either. A few miles from me in Bayse they’re reporting 4 large chicken houses were leveled. No reports of people being hurt, but I feel bad for the poor animals in them.

I don’t know who peeved Mother Nature off but I wish they would apologize so all this nasty weather would stop! 

It’s calm here for the time being, but they are still forecasting more bad stuff later today.

Please be safe and seek shelter if these storms come your way. They truly are horrible!!

Blessings, Jean

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Alan Jackson ...... Awesome

I received an email from two special friends this morning with this link of Alan Jackson singing the most inspiring song. Not only is he singing, but the graphics are beautiful and the message written within the video is so true!

http://www.openmyeyeslord.net/UltimateFreedom.htm

Click on the link above to experience this truly AWESOME message.

It brought tears and pride to me.

Blessings, Jean

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

She’s here, she’s here!

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My winning from Deb over at Crows on the Cupola arrived yesterday and just look at her!

She is adorable! Deb is an amazing artist! Thank you so much for offering this sweetie! I can not bare to put her away so I’m making room in my curio for her.

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Deb also sent this sweet vintage style card and two of her painted eggs! Thank you, thank you, thank you Deb!

If you have not visited Deb’s blog go on over and check it out. She does amazing work.

Thank you again Deb, I love this sweet little party chick.

I hope to post some new items I’ve been working on in a few days, so keep a watch for them.

Have a wonderfully prim day and stay safe with all this strange weather out there lately.

Prim Blessings, Jean

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Giveaway time!

Hello Prim Friends,

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I just finished this sweet little blue bird and want to offer it to one of my lucky prim friends.

I made the blue bird from a pattern by Cloth to Creations.

You will receive this sweet little blue bird sitting in her nest. She would be at home in any prim setting.

Here’s all you need to do, to get in on this giveaway:

  1. You must be a follower of my blog. New followers are always welcome. I’m always looking for new prim friends!
  2. Leave a comment on this posting ONLY, stating you want to be entered in my giveaway.
  3. Use my first name in your comment and you get 1 extra entry. I think it is important to use a persons name in the comment ~ it’s more personal that way =)

That’s it! If you would like to post this giveaway on your sidebar, I’d appreciate you doing so, but I’m going to keep this giveaway simple by only offering two chances at this sweet little birdie.

I will draw the lucky prim friend on Monday May 2nd and ship out asap so it might get to you by Mother’s Day! But no promise with shipping times.

Oh, and it’s open to anyone who would like this little sweetie. She doesn’t weigh much so should be reasonable to mail.

Good luck to all who enter!

Prim Blessings, Jean

Monday, April 18, 2011

OMG, look at what Margie sent me:

Hi blog friends,

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives held a 100 follower giveaway and I won second prize.

Just look at her gift!

Wonderful prim box! Love it!

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Gorgeous hooked coasters! They took my breathe away! I love all the colors she chose in them.

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Margie is so sweet and very talented! She started blogging Hungry Hook Primitives  back in March, sharing her talents of hooking, crafting and makeovers. If your not a follower of her blog, I suggest you go over and take a peek at it. I know you’ll be drooling over the beautiful wool hooked rugs too!

Thank you so much Margie for such a generous giveaway, I am truly grateful.

Prim Blessings, Jean

*Please continue to send prayers for all the people affected by the devastating storms down south this past weekend. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Swap goodies from Sandy:

Good morning blog friends,

I had signed up for a swap over at Samantha’s Accessories and was partnered with Sandy from The Olde Country Cupboard. Sandy is such a sweet and talented lady. Just look at the goodies she sent!

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A wonderful jar lamp Sandy put together and placed the Dry Goods label on. I love it! She makes these awesome feed sack pillows~ it’s filled with cedar chips! Love it too!

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Sandy sent me two of these sleeping sheep ~ made of grungy wax.

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Sandy and Samantha make the most wonderful tart candles. Each one smells soooooo goooood! I think my favorite is the Amish Quilt scent ~but really love them all.

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Sandy also sent me this wonderful prim bowl with grungy eggs she purchased off the net.

Thank you Sandy for all the wonderful goodies! I had so much fun making goodies for this swap ~ I hope she likes the things I sent her~ they should get to her Monday.

I also want to thank Samantha for hosting the swap! I can’t wait to see what the other participants get from their partners.

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My neighbor asked me to make a stitchery for her from a picture she found in a magazine so I thought I’d share a picture of what I did with you.

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I stitched this design on flour sack material that has been heavily coffee stained. I used wool felt for the flowers and leaves. My neighbors husband is going to make the frame for it. I love how it turned out ~ it’s been a long time since I actually stitched something this big, measures 24” X 18”, but I guess it’s like riding a bike, you never forget how.

Thank you for stopping by to see my goings on.

Payers are being sent to the people in North Carolina and all that were affected by the devastating storms that came thru Saturday. Please keep them in your prayers too.

Blessings, Jean

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring has sprung

Good morning Blog Friends,

It’s a nasty cold, windy, rainy morning here in the valley. A great day to stay in and get some crafting done.

Thursday I spent 5 hours working out in the yard mowing, raking and picking up sticks and branches. After I was done, I thought I’d take a few pictures of the spring flowers and trees at my home.

Enjoy the pictures.

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Thanks for stopping by.

If your in the path of these storms, stay safe and keep an eye on the sky.

Blessings, Jean

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Weekend trip

Hi Blog friends,

This spring weather sure is unusual this year. The weekend was cool, cloudy and little rain. Then Monday sunny with high of 82, but really breezy. This morning it’s cool 50’s and rainy.

This past weekend we got to go to PA for a few days and I was so excited ~ I spent Saturday visiting some of my favorite shops in Lancaster. Really there are 2 prim shops that are a must for anyone who goes to Lancaster. They are off the beaten path but worth the hunt.

First is the Olde Mill House Shoppes  located on Strasburg Pike.

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It’s a beautiful 19th Century Mill with barn. It’s filled to the brim with wonderful furniture, accents and accessories for the home. Click on the name above to go check out there website, but it’s nothing like visiting this shop in person.

The second must visit is Country Creations. It’s a 100 yr. old dairy barn filled full of furniture, floral, quilts and so much more!

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I purchased this Betsy Ross flag for $10.00 on sale at Country Creations.

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Then I went down Rt. 30 to two other favorites of mine. Jake’s Country Trading Post where I found a beautiful hooked chair pad that I’m going to either turn into a stool pad or a wall hanging.

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I also picked up some little goodies to go in my swap package I signed up for with Samantha at Samantha’s Accessories. So I can’t show ya them.

Then I stopped by In Grandma’s Attic on 30. It was chocked full of Easter and Spring goodies. Picked up a few goodies here to.

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How cute is this hand sculpted paper Mache crow with pineapple!  I just had to have him. I was told by the shop owner it was made by Deb Long in New Jersey.

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This bunny was only $2.00 so he had to come home with me too!

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Then I headed on to Quarryville and had to stop at my favorite store for fabrics. The store is called Good’s Store and it’s run by Mennonites. I love there fabric dept.

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I got different ticking's, high grade cheese cloth and some bells to rust.

Then I stopped at another place in Quarryville called The Storekeepers House. I couldn’t leave without bringing this little cutie home with me.

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That’s my trip to Lancaster, so if you get to visit Lancaster this summer or anytime, take time to visit these shops ~ at least the first two. They are well worth a look.


I did manage to get all the dolls done last week. Remember the picks with all the bald heads! lol.

Here’s the raggedies completed. Much better! So cute!

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Mammies all done.

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Craft show dollies.

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I love how this sweet garden angel turned out. It’s my own design and she is quite big at 16” tall. Look at the little birdies!

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Well as I said I signed up for a swap and was partnered with Samantha’s mom Sandy over at The Old Country Cupboard. I’m excited to swap with Sandy. I have some things in the works to get done this week, so I better get busy!

Thank you for stopping by to see what I’ve been up to.

I also what to thank all of my friends for crediting me when they signed up for Margie’s giveaway over at Hungry Hook Primitives, I truly appreciate your kindness.

Blessings, Jean

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Quick post

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to stop an post a little pic of a sweet birdie I received today from Madalynne at Pineapple Primitives.  She had an Early Bird Gets The Worm Giveaway and I was one of 10 to respond.

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Thank you Madalynne, this little sparrow is so sweet, I love it!

I also want to let y’all know I’ll be away for a few days. Got some things I need to attend to, but I’ll be back Tuesday for sure.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings, Jean

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A sweet surprise from Cindy:

Hi blog friends,

Cindy from Cynthia Lee Designs had a birthday giveaway on her blog and I was one of  three winners.

Cindy is such a sweet and talented lady. Just look at all the goodies she sent.

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She makes beautiful rolling pin covers ~ this is perfect for my kitchen. She even sent the rolling pin!

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She also makes as well as collects game boards. I love it!

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And look at this hand towel ~ sheep and pineapples! I have been collecting sheep and pineapples for awhile now and this will go so nicely with them. Can’t wait til Easters over so I can change my d├ęcor around and incorporate all these goodies!!

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Thank you so much Cindy for sharing your birthday with all of us. I feel like a kid at Christmas today!

If you are not a follower of Cindy’s then your missing out on a wonderful talented lady that has a lot of inspiration to offer. Please stop by her blog and see for yourself. Just click  Cynthia Lee Designs to go there.

Blessings, Jean