Monday, December 28, 2009

The Christmas rush is done....

Well the Christmas rush is over and a great holiday it was I was able to spend alot of time with friends and family Because of the predicted ice things were postponed to different days which was nice because, it was spread out over 4 days instead of one.
I wanted to share a wool aplique that I have made. I made a pattern to this Santa and hope to get it printed soon. I have a big birthday coming tomorrow and it is really bothering me the big 40 I dont know why but this one really is. Oh well getting older is better than the alternative.Hee Hee.... Happy New Years everyone 2010 is going to be a great one.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

What a nice weekend. Spent most of it getting ready for a craft show next weekend and today spent the day with my daughterHayli taking pictures. We had a great time. She sure is growing up fast.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Well I am glad to say that I am on the mend definately feeling better just not 100% yet. I finished my wool tote and wanted to share with you.
Today I started out early and you can denfinately tell the fall is here. I just love the crisp feeling of the air and driving out of my road this morning it was beautiful with the suns rays shining throught the trees.

I also wanted to let you know about a new candle scent. I am a big fan of yankee and wood wick candles. I love harvest, mccintosh, and in the woodwick I love rum raisen. Well today I went and they were not carrying the rum raisen this year but they had a new wood wick scent called Cider. So I bought one and got it home and OH MY GOSH!! It is my my favorite of all time. It is wonderful. smells up the house quickly and it is nice.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sick, Sick, Sick and a new project

Well the last week has been MISERABLE!!!!I have been the sickest that I have ever been it started off as the flu and then went into bronchitis. After dizziness, throwing up, chills, fever, headache, body hurting all over, The cough that wont quit, sore throat, weakness and the latest addition frequent trips to the bathroom I think it may be coming to an end. No pun intended. It has been a solid week of hell. I think the meds are finally kicking in because I have started a new project today. My husband said that he knew I was really sick because I haven't stitched, punched, hooked or painted anything for a solid week. I truly did not have the energy or the want to do anything. I was tested when I went to the Dr. office for the swine flu and that was negative I suppose it was just a heck of a case of the regular flu. Oh my I would not wish this on anyone. Well enough about the creepy crud. Look at my new project. I have started making a wool tote. I thinks I am going to put a sheep on the outside pocket and I have lined it with some homespun. I will keep you posted on my progress on it. I hope everyone else is doing well.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The first Annual Primitive Gathering of friends.....

What a busy, busy weekend. This was my very first show and boy do you work your but off for these things. Lori from Not Forgotten Farm did a great job in hosting the first annual "Primitive Gathering of friends" It was a great weekend and lots of fun was had. Here are a few photos of my booth.

Directly behind my booth you can see Lori's addorable shop. Also I wanted to share a photos of a pretty neat kid. Corbin is 16 from Amherst Va, and he can play the banjo, guitar, juice harp and who knows what else like nobodys business.
Last but not least a photo of my sweet daughter who got up at 6:00am on her day off from school to help her mom. Thanks Hayli
Thanks Lori for all of your hard work I think fun was had by all. Looking forward to next year.....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Everyone dont forget a great primitive craft show this weekend!!! My first show Yey me.....

A Gathering of Primitive Friends SHOW Saturday Spetember 19th 2009

Please join us, on Saturday September 19th 2009 from 10:00 ~ 5:00 for our FIRST ANNUAL ~Gathering of Primitive Friends~ at the farm. In the Big Field next to the Shop... shop will be OPEN and decorated for the Fall/Harvest/Halloween season!!!

we've gathered together some wonderful dealers of *ANTIQUES* *PRIMITIVES* *FOLK ART* and they will be here offering you their very best!!! we are located at 3530 Tye River Road, Amherst (Nelson County) Virginia 24521... Take rt. 29 to rt. 739 (Tye River Road) we are 3.5 miles in from rt. 29 ~ smack dab between Charlottesville and Lynchburg!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Lots to catch up on

Well I have been a bad girl. I have been busy and have not been keeping up with my blog but I am going to try and do better.
First I want to thank Sarah at All roads lead home for the awsome giveaway that I won.
She was so generous with all of the goodies that she included and I cant wait to find a spot for them in my house.
Also my little girl graduated from the 8th grade and will be starting High School next year. Oh my gosh time has flown. She finished the year with honors and we are so proud of her. Heres a picture of her and her dad on graduation day.
I also had a chance to participate in a folk life festival with one of my best friends Lori from Not Forgotten Farm. It was hot but we had a great time. Heres Lori demonstrating needle punch.
The fellow on the right is Corbin and he is 14 and can play a banjo like nobodys business. And by the way he made the banjo that he is playing.
Ive worked on a few projects that I would like to share
A couple of penny rugs.

A couple of punch needle projects

And a few wool applique pillows
I some other projects that I will share with you soon one is a Santa punch needle pattern that I created and he is just too..... primitively cute.
I have a new favorite spot that I love to sit at in the evening when everything is cooling down and just relax a while on my porch.
Last week I bought a wonderful new swing that I cant wait to hang on the other side.
My husband and I garden and work in the yard often but I will have to admit one of my favorite things to do at home is float in the pool.
I also wanted to share a photo of my butterfly bush I just love the purple blooms
Every summer a bird builds nest in one of my ferns on the front porch and here is a glimpse of this years babies

Today I went to Lori's and I am so excited because I purchased a new rug hooking frame and I just cant wait to hook something on it. For those of you who know Lori from "Not Forgotten Farm" She is one tough cookie. I just love her to death but God sure does throw alot her way. Not only is she caring for a terminally ill sister but now she has kidney stones. So please keep her and her family in yours prayers.
Well until next time and I hope its not as long as it has been keep stitchen......

Friday, May 15, 2009

I am almost embarrassed to post since it has been so long. I keep saying I will do better then I get busy and...... Well my sister had her baby Megan Brooke Whetsel 8lbs. and 21 inches long and she is beautiful. I have been busy working on projects inside and out getting the garden adn flowers planted and opening the pool. Last week I got back from a week long business trip to Boston. Its was nice but I will have to say I am NOT a city girl. I have been running to my daughters softball games and I am sad to say that the season is over. She seems to be growing up tooooo... fast. Oh well after I complete some projects this weekend I promise to post some photos. I hope everyone is doing well.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy Friday!!

Spring is here for sure. Today in the lower 70's and tomorrow in the upper 70's and sunny. Im getting my cleaning done today so that I can play tomorrow. (Yard Sales and Thrifting) This week was nice after a great Easter Sunday!! I went to my Nannies and had a great day.
This is my Nannie with my daughter on the left and other great grand babbies.
I hope everyone has a great weekend

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hey Ladies,
I wanted to share with you the prize that I won and was in the mail for me this evening when I got home. I won it from Crows Nest Primitive Shoppe. It is two beeswax candles and boy do they smell good.
I also wanted to show you a pillow that I just finished. I know its not fall yet buy I am getting ready for the show at Not Forgotten Farm. Its wool applique and all hand stitched. I was happy with it what do you think.
Have a great thursday I hope everyones week is going well.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

No longer missing in action

Well I know you may have been thinking that I had disappeared but Im still here. I have just been very busy. I have lots to catch up on. For starters I have been TS shopping and yard sale searching. I found a few wooden things that I cant wait to prim up.
I also found this chair wing back chair and Im either going to find a cover for it or attempt to cover it myself. I am thinking burgundy and cream check. What do you think. Oh yeh I paid $10.00 for the chair.

Oh yeh my sister is having a baby girl in May and we went to her baby shower last sunday isnt she beautiful!!

On our way to the shower we came upon a barn not to far from home that was on fire and we could feel the heat from the road these are before and after photos

I have also been busy going to my daughters softball games. It is something that she definatlely loves.
Also I decided it was time to give my family room a facelift. I wish that I had taken before photos but shame on me I forgot but I do have after. The walls were white and the corner cabinets were burgundy. I decided to go with a wall color called dust bunny and then panted the cabinets a off white then sanded the edges to bring the burgundy back through. Last I also did the mantel because I looked funny being brown next the cabinets.

Then there was a shelf that I had hanging up high that was a natural wood color and a little table that I have that I decided would look better if I panted them black and sanded the edges.

I also finished the my fly cover. Thanks Char at Pickeled Pepper Patch and under the fly cover is a pantry cake that I made. I was pretty happy with how this turned out.

I to wanted to let you know that I am doing my first show Sept 19th at Not Forgotten Farm. Lori is having her first annual "Gathering of Primitive Friends" This will be in Nelson County, Virginia. I am very excited and I am sure we will have a great time.
Well I promise not to let it be so long between posts from now on. Take care and have a great week!!!