Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Three weeks til Christmas!

Hi Blog Friends!
Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Looks like many of you are well on your way to decorating for the holidays.
I have the lights up outside, but nothing done inside....
This is the first year I can remember being sick for so long. Like many of you, I've battled a upper respiratory infection for three weeks prior to Thanksgiving, then got the flu the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
I'm still not feeling all that great, but pushing myself to get things done.
If you have not had the flu yet, I'd seriously consider getting the flu shot~ I would not wish it on my worst enemy!!
When Jackie~ of TFC Folk Art came out with her new pattern for a Nativity ~ I just had to purchase it!
I purchased some of the little washtubs a few years ago on clearance and could never figure out what I'd do with them~ until now! Perfect for baby Jesus to lay His head down.

Stitched this pin keep for a neighbors gift. I don't think she sees my blog. Pattern by Country Rustic Primitives.

These look much nicer in person. Primitive bells with wool holly and berries.
Pattern is free over at Tennessee Ridge Primitives!

And I made this beauty for me. Americana Santa~ using a pattern by Sweetpea Primitives.
(I added the reindeer~ it's not included in the original pattern).

I recently did a swap with Sara of Salmon Falls Primitives.
Look at the goodies she sent me!

Beautiful round riser~ love the blue!

A Primitive Blessings sign board~ yippy!!! I've wanted one of these.

Love, love, love this wall/door box! 
I couldn't wait to hang it on my front farmhouse door.
Sara does beautiful work~ 
She has an Etsy shop~ Salmon Falls Primitives , if you've never visited her shop, stop over and take a peek.
(click on shop name to go there)
Thank you Sara for all the great goodies, I love doing swaps with you!
I have gingers to finish today, then maybe I'll muster the energy to dig out the tree and some decoration, or maybe not........lol.
Thank you for stopping for a visit. 
Enjoy your day!
Holiday Blessings to you,


  1. Jean~ Your gifts from Sara are wonderful.The christmas bells are neat.Love how you displayed your bread board for the header and the new picture of you is very pretty.Ment to email you it was nice having you for turkey day and hope you and the girls had fun black friday fighting the crowds.Hope you feel better soon,Tom has had something hanging on too.Hugs!~Amy

  2. Hi Jean, I am so sorry that you have been sick. Hope you are better real soon!!! I love all of the new things that you are making. I didn't know you made pinkeeps, your neighbor will love it!!! I love the nativity scene, it is adorable and love your Santa with reindeer. You are just sooooo talented. Love your things from Salmon Falls too, she is talented like you.
    Get well soon and enjoy this Christmas season. hugs, Lecia

  3. Hello Jean,
    I love all your new goodies, especially the lovely and simple Nativity! Prim perfect ;-)
    Sorry to hear you've not been feeling well, sure lots of folks getting the flu. I think I'm starting to get something............no energy and achy. Ugh, not now please!
    Your new Santa as the best!
    Sara has some amazing wooden prims doesn't she? I've purchased a few things from her and love them. My door box is a mustard color and I love it....no front porch so it's on the inside of front door where I can enjoy it! You take care and hope your holidays are healthy and happy ones.

  4. Awesome stitching - I really love the patriotic Santa!
    The goodies from Sara are out of this world too! The blue is gorgeous!

  5. Jean I love your goodies from Sara!She does beautiful work.That Santa is amazing!! I am in awe of all the things that you have been working on. Don't see how you are doing it and being sick! Praying that you feel well soon.Christmas blessings,Jen

  6. Jean, So hope you are feeling better. I have been fighting the cold cooties since Thanksgiving... nothing going is going away, it seems.. heard the flu is ugly this year....
    I a bought the same pattern, love it... still need to make one up, hopefully this week. OLM

  7. Hi Jean, that Nativity is so neat! I wish I was talented enough to make that! The tub is perfect. Just love it to pieces. All of your things are so cute. Nice swap things from Sara.
    Sorry you have been ill. I pray you continue to feel better.
    Be blessed,

  8. Aw, man! You poor dear! What a war of sickness! I will be praying for you!

    I love the Nativity and the pillow! So adorable!

    Get plenty of rest!!!!
    Blessings and hugs!