Friday, July 29, 2011

As Promised:

Happy Friday Blog Friends!

Well I told you I’d share pics of the scarecrow I was working on so……

Here he is!


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This is the Autumn Scarecrow and Pocket full of Crows pattern by Kentucky Primitives.

My pics really suck! ~ but he is so neat in person. His burlap coat is really grungy and worn looking and each pocket is filled with excelsior grass along with the crow. I love how he turned out!

Then I finished up a bunch of flatty pumpkins~ pattern by Olde Homestead Barn,


Love these too!

Got lots of new things to work on, but today I think I will get out and do some junkin’ this morning! Maybe a thrift store or two and some yard sales!

Hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend!

Stay cool in these dog days of summer!

Blessings, Jean

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Prims Everywhere!

Hi Blog Friends,

Well it’s still hot here in my neck of the woods, but the humidity has let up for now. Hope you all are staying nice and cool with all this heat.

I want to thank all my wonderful friends that commented on my last post. I love hearing from you and the fact that you all feel the same way about posting and commenting puts my mind at ease.

Well, remember all these?


And these?

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I have some of them all put together and want to share with you.

It’s so neat how something like this~

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Can turn into something like this!

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These are patterns by Olde Homestead Barn. I love how they turned out! They are large pieces, great as a window display or to sit on a tabletop at an entry way to greet guests.

I’m so in love with this next pattern by Kentucky Primitives.

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The candy corn are burlap with mice coming thru them! I wish my pictures where better~ they look so awesome in person.

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These are patterns by My Primitive Saltbox. I made these last year for my selling booth and sold them faster than I could make them!

I still have quite a few things to finish up and hope to move onto some new crafts by the end of the week. I don’t know about you all but I get bored doing the same things all the time. I have many irons in the stove and piles of things waiting to be completed.

Oh, and what’s up with blogger? I read all my followings in Google Reader and have noticed that some of the blogs I follow are no longer showing up on there. Gggrrrrr. I checked my followings page in blogger and your all still there, but Google doesn’t show them. Does anyone else have this problem? And I really wish Google Reader would make it easier for us to comment on blogs thru the reader page without having to load the blog completely. That would make blogging so much better for all of us, don’t ya think?

Thanks for stopping by to see what I’ve been up to! I can’t wait to show you the Prim Scarecrow I’m working on from a pattern by Kentucky Primitives. It’s awesome too!

Have a great day!

Prim Blessings, Jean

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Overdue Thank you and back to crafting:

Good morning Blog Friends,

All I can say is it is HOT!! The next three days are suppose to be record temps of over 100 here in the valley and then add the heat index on top of that. Whooeeee…..

I feel sorry for most of the people in my area, because they are mostly plant  workers and there is no air conditioning in the actual plant were the machines are. My sweetie is a mechanic for one of these plants and has come home each day this week with heat exhaustion.

I hope all of you are staying cool and trying to beat this heat wave.

I’d like to send a big Thank you out to Willa from  The Old Cupboard Door for the wonderful painted cutting board I received from her giveaway.

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It’s absolutely gorgeous! Willa paints the most beautiful scenes. The detail in this painting is beautiful. My picture does it no justice!

Again, Thank you Willa! I love and cherish it!

Willa was telling me she may close her blog, due to her full time job and  not having the time to paint and post. I told her she would be missed by all of us and that she could just post when she could~ so stop by Willa’s blog and encourage her to keep her blog open and post when she has the chance.

I know many bloggers have given up on blogging due to life happening or they feel they don’t receive many or no comments on there posts.  I don’t know of any rule that says you have to post all the time or that commenting is a must.  I love seeing what is happening in other parts of the world and don’t always have time to comment on blogs I follow. Especially if that blog has a lot of bells and whistles in it to upload. (My system is on dialup so it takes awhile to get things uploaded. Call it cheap but in this day of money crunching I need to pinch as many pennies as possible.) I just want to encourage all who have a blog and love to post “when they can” to do so and not feel as if that is just one more chore they have on there plate or that they have let anyone in blog land down for not posting. Just my feeling on the matter.


I took a short but much needed break from crafting these past few weeks, but I’m now starting on my fall crafting and getting back into the swing of things. I guess I was just burnt out~I’m sure a lot of you know what that’s like!

So, here we have some pics of what I’ve been working on this week. Nothing completed yet, but lots of orange, black and white parts! lol.

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Hhhmmm, wonder what they will look like once put together?

Spent yesterday painting all these goodies, letting them dry out in the hot sun. It only took 5 to 10 minutes for them to completely dry!

Today I have lots of sanding and grunging to do ~ then putting them all together! That’s the fun part!

I’ll be sure to show the finished products once they’re completed.

Thank you for stopping by today and please stay cool and drink lots of water in this sweltering heat!!

Prim Blessings, Jean

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

OLM’s What makes my heart skip a beat.

Hi blog friends,

Sorry it’s been awhile since my last post, been enjoying the lazy days of summer.

I was blog surfing and came across OLM’s post and thought it would be nice to participate in her What makes my heart skip a beat giveaway.

There are many things that make my heart flutter,  but here are a few important one’s that make it skip a beat.

My best friend!


My fur babies!

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Old cupboards!

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Old dollies!

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Reading comments from my blog friends; hearing comments from my customers; seeing and doing good deeds; seeing a rainbow after a storm; a butterfly fluttering in the air.

What makes your heart skip a beat? Go on over to Old Lady Morgan's and let Marie know.

Starting to work on some fall crafts and hope to share with you soon.

Until then, stay cool on these lazy days of summer!

Blessings, Jean

Friday, July 1, 2011

Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy
4th of July

Prim Blessings,