Monday, May 16, 2011

PAFA giveaway win and what I’m working on.

Good Monday blog friends,

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. It was pretty nice weather wise here in the valley. Sun/clouds during the day and rain in the nights.

My sister and niece came for a visit for the weekend. It was very nice. On Saturday we went to Luray for the spring festival. There was a nice selection of vendors set up, but it seems food vendors and jewelry vendors out weigh all else. There were a few primitive vendors, but most of the items they offered where not hand made! We did go into some of the shops along the main street and I did find something I had been looking for.

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A child's old slate. It’s in very nice condition and the old cloth edging is still in good condition. I have seen these in antique shops for as much as $20, but this one I only paid $5 for it. That’s all I purchased at the show.


I was a winner over at The PAFA Etsy Team giveaway.  I won this beautiful hand painted picture done by Barb of Barb’s Heartstrokes.


Here is how I decided to display it for now, but I may be changing my whole living room around we’ll see.

I want to send a BIG Thank You to Barb as well as all the talented artists at PAFA for hosting and donating all the wonderful hand mades for their giveaway. I had so much fun seeing all the offerings and who won these generous giveaways.


Here are some of the things I’ll be working on this week.


Farmer cats~ pattern by Kentucky Primitives and black dolls ~ pattern by Threadbare Primitives.


And some of these~ prairie doll bag holders~ pattern by The Olde Country Cupboard.

Have a great week everyone! Thanks for stopping by my little blog to see what’s been going on in my neck of the woods!

Blessings, Jean


  1. Jean~

    Lovely win!

    You're a busy girl! I need to get back to creating.

    Enjoy your week~Becky

  2. Love your works in progress pics Jean! Very inspiring! I used to have a toy slate as a little girl-your picture brought back memories. I've never seen a genuine antique slate...the fabric edging is interesting! ~*~Lisa

  3. Hi Jean,
    I love where you put your win. That is a wonderful spot and I am so happy you like it.
    Thanks for the link back.
    Love your creations that you are working on!
    Enjoy your day,

  4. Congrats on your PAFA win! I love the way you have Barbs piece displayed!
    Prim Blessings,

  5. Rats! When you said you found something you'd been looking for, I thought you were going to say you found "spring" - and I was going to find out where you found it!! ;o) Seriously - love the old slate - that was a great deal! And congrats, Jean, on winning that sign - it's beautiful!! Can't wait to see those "Farmer Kitties" done up - they look so cute already! Have a great week! Smiles & Hugs, Robin

  6. Love your old slate Jean, what a find! And congratulations on winning Barb's painting at the PAFA Etsy team giveaway, isn't she talented? Love how you have it displayed! Can't wait to see your kitties and prairie dolls when finished, I love them already!

  7. Loving the old slate board ~ what a great find.
    Looks like you been a busy gal!
    Congrats on your win! Enjoy!
    Prim Blessings

  8. Congrats on winning Barb's creation! She does such awesome work!

  9. Hi Jean:) Nice child's slate, love the finish. I like how you placed your PAFA win with your other prints. I gotta get me one of those bag holder dollies. Have a happy week!

  10. Hello Jean love the old slate great price.
    Wow you have lots of creations started. Congrats again on winning the Painting from Barb

  11. I love your slate Jean, Congratulations on your winnings, it couldn't go to a better person!! I can't wait to see your finished dolls you know how weak I am for your creations. Glad you had a nice visit with your family. Hugs, Lecia

  12. Hi Jean,
    Love the little slate!!
    Congrats on your win!!
    Can't wait to see your creations when their done!!