Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry CHRISTmas!!

I dont know about y'all but I have been frantic here trying to get ready for CHRISTmas! I had put my shopping off until the last minute which is something I NEVER do. After spending a day in the stores this past weekend its something I will NEVER do again. Each year it seems harder and harder for me to get in the Spirit of things. This year being the worst.

After months of not having a job, then during that time a separation I just didnt know if I was gonna make it. The bills were piling up let alone knowing how I was gonna pay for CHRISTmas. But along came a job and things worked out. I know its gonna be hard on the kids this year but they are tougher than we think sometimes. Things will work out.

I wanted to wish my blogging family a Very Merry CHRISTmas and Happy New Year. I hope Santa is good to each and every one of y'all. Prim Blessings.

Monday, November 23, 2009

*Happy Thanksgiving*

I would like to wish my blogging family a very Happy Thanksgiving. If you are traveling I wish you a safe journey.

I have many things to be Thankful for. My family, health, children, good friends. The list is endless. I hope everyone has a great week and a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving, Tammy

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

~~And The Winner Is~~

Congratulations to Brenda of The Rusty Thimble. Brenda email me with your addy and I will get this out to you. Thank You all so much for participating, y'all are wonderful followers. Hope everyone has a great evening.

Happy Thanksgiving, Tammy

Do you know what today is??

Its Novemeber 17 y'all last chance to enter my drawing. If you havent signed up you have until 5 PM Eastern time today. I will draw the winning name at 5:30 PM. And remember if you like what you see and you dont blog thats ok too, just leave your email addy for me.

Happy Thanksgiving, Tammy

Friday, November 6, 2009

Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Today was a fun filled day. I went with Wesley's class to the pumpkin patch today. We all had so much fun. The morning started out very Chhilly but around lunchtime the wind stopped blowing and it turned out to be a nice Fall day.

We started our morning with a 30 minute hayride. I have not been on one in quite a few years, so it was fun for me as well. After that the kids got to take a train ride. The cars were made to look like cows and each one had a name. The funniest one was the car/cow named Bodacious. How funny is that?

Then came the pumpkin patch. The kids scrambled to pick out their favorite pumpkin. So much to choose from.. they all went for the larger pumpkins. The parents got to pick a pumpkin too. Wesley was a little jealous that I got a bigger one than he did.

We then had lunch and it was so nice. This class is so well behaved, we didnt even know they were there while eating. I think that says alot. Very well behaved for a group of 4-5 year olds. After lunch we had storytime and they were told about a girl named Rebecca who lived on a pumpkin farm. Very cute story it was. I think the part they loved the most about storytime was getting to pet the rabbit.

And lastly but certainly not a favorite part of the trip was the cornmaze. Im not a very big fan of corn fields, I just dont know something about them just creeps me out giggle. But as you can tell we all made it through and everyone had a wonderful time. I have a slideshow and if you have time take a peek. There are quite a few of them so be sure you have to time to watch.

Well that sums up our day. I hope everyone has had a wonderful day. Until next time.

Happy Thanksgiving, Tammy

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dont Forget

Y'all dont forget to sign up for my giveaway. Drawing will be held Novemeber 17th.

Happy Thanksgiving, Tammy

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Aunt Mannys Giveaway

This is the last giveaway for the year. Head on over to Aunt Manny's to find out what you have to do to be entered. Oh and be sure when you comment you tell her Tammy sentcha... Here is the first prize in her giveaway. More will be added.

Happy Thanksgiving, Tammy

What a Great Give Away

Y'all need to head over to Brenda's blog The Rusty Thimble and sign up for her giveaway. Be sure to tell her I sentcha.

Happy Thanksgiving, Tammy

I Love this Picture

This is my son Josh. He's 15. I just love this picture. Thought I would share it. Giggle I think it shows his true attitude!!

He's my little Boo! Shows his true attitude too!

Happy Thanksgiving, Tammy

Monday, November 2, 2009

Birthday Wishes to my Sweet Wesley

It is so hard to believe that my baby is 5 years old today.
We had Wesley's party yesterday.

Im gonna tell ya when you're 5 years old an envelope with money is not very exciting. I gladly accept envelopes with money.. giggle.

I think he was happy with what he got and when he found out he could use some of the money to buy something he wanted he got a little more excited. We'll see. So Happy Birthday my little WessieBoo! Mama loves you...<3

Here are a few more pics from the party.
Wesley and his brother Josh A.K.A= Woogie and Lil' Woogie

Wesley and Nannie: my Daddy's Mama

Wesley and K.D. my Mama's sister

Wesley and my Brother Timmy in the background

My Sister-in-law

Thanks for peeking. Hope y'all have a great day.

Happy Thanksgiving, Tammy

Sunday, November 1, 2009

100 followers Giveaway!!

Where did October go? Its funny how fast the time goes the closer we get to Christmas.

In honor of 100 followers Im having a giveaway. Thank You all for visiting even when I wasnt posting, things have been rough around here and I just needed a little time to work things out.

Ok its the same ol' song and dance. Leave me a comment (on this post Only), follow my blog, post on your blog. Your name will be entered for each one. Post here to let me know you have linked me on your blog so I can follow up.

If you dont have a blog thats ok too, just leave me a comment with your email addy so I can contact you if you win. This is open to US and Canda residents only. Ok now y'all get to posting. Oh and be sure to pass the word along. Drawing will be held on November 16th.

So what's in the giveaway. Well it's Christmas themed and I hope y'all like what I have for you. So no more talking here's the prize:

2 Grungy Stocking Ornies
Spiced Cranberry scented Roomspray
1 Cinnamon Tart 1 Sleighbells Tart
Stitchery He is the Light

Y'all have fun and Good Luck to everyone

Happy Thanksgiving, Tammy

Friday, October 30, 2009

~Happy Halloween~

Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy Halloween!!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Little Halloween Trivia

Halloween was originally a Celtic holiday celebrated on October 31.

Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.

Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, the color of pumpkin.

According to folklore, the jack-o-lantern got his name from a man named Jack.

Turnips and beets served as the original jack-o-lanterns.

Jack o lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.

Mexico celebrates 'The Day of the Dead' instead of Halloween.

Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!

Pumpkins originated in Central America. When Europeans arrived in the New World, they found pumpkins plentiful and used in cooking by Native Americans. They took seeds back to Europe where they quickly became popular.

Growing big pumpkins is a big time hobby. Top prize money for the biggest giant pumpkin is as much as $25,000 dollars at fall festivals.

A pumpkin is a berry in the cucurbitaceae family, which also includes melons, cucumbers, squash and gourds. All these plants are native to the Americas.

Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first. People spend as much as over $2.5 billion during Halloween on candies, costumes, decorations and parties.

Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.

Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers .

It is believed that the Irish began the tradition of Trick or Treating. In preparation for All Hallow's Eve, Irish townsfolk would visit neighbors and ask for contributions of food for a feast in the town.

The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.

Black cats were once believed to be witch's familiars who protected their powers.

Samhainophobia is an intense fear of Halloween.

Happy Halloween, Tammy

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Update on my giveaway

Ok y'all I have my giveaway items together. However it is Christmas themed so I have decided to wait until after Halloween to post. I have several ideas for winning and Im trying to decide how Im gonna go about this. So stayed tuned.

Happy Halloween, Tammy

A Birthday Celebration Giveaway

My friend Sue at Oodlekadoodle Primitives will be celebrating her birthday so in honor of that day she is having an Awesome giveaway. Y'all get over and get entered to win. Look what she's giving away!! Thank You Sue

Happy Halloween, Tammy

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

**I hit 100**

Ok Y'all..... I hit 100... I better get my hiney in gear and get to makin' something. I will post the giveaway soon...... Thanks to you all!!

Happy Halloween, Tammy

~Just about to hit 100~

I noticed that Im just about to hit 100 followers. I have been thinking, Scary I know giggle. I think since my last giveaway fell through I'm thinking I should have another one. So IF I get one more follower I will get something goin for y'all. Thank You so much who have been faithful even though I have not and to all the new followers too. Im gonna have to think about this one. Just one more though thats all I need.. Keep on the lookout!!

Happy Halloween, Tammy

Another Awesome Giveaway

I just love this Santa... Y'all need to head over to Cinnamon Berry Lane Primitives and get your name in the drawing.

Happy Halloween, Tammy

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall Hike

Wesley and I decided to take a little walk this evening. We ventured down to the pond and to the backside of the farm. I hope y'all enjoy the slideshow. Wesley had to fish for a little while and then we were off again.

We were heading home after our little hike and Wesley informed me that he had some hishhockers on his coat. If you dont know what hishhockers are....

LOL, we call'em hitchhikers. Wesley just cant say it!

Happy Halloween, Tammy

**Wonderful Halloween Giveaway**

Y'all have got to head over to Pumpkin Patch Primitive Quilt Shoppeto see the wonderful giveaway and check out the rules for entereing.

Whatcha waitin' for? Get on over there!!!

Happy Halloween, Tammy

Monday, October 19, 2009

~*Trick Or Treat*~

The custom of 'trick or treat' probably has several origins. Again mostly Irish.An old Irish peasant practice called for going door to door to collect money, bread cake, cheese, eggs, butter, nuts, apples, etc., in preparation for the festival of St. Columbus Kill. Yet another custom was the begging for soul cakes, or offerings for one's self - particularly in exchange for promises of prosperity or protection against bad luck. It is with this custom the concept of the fairies came to be incorporated as people used to go door to door begging for treats. Failure to supply the treats would usually result in practical jokes being visited on the owner of the house.

Since the fairies were abroad on this night, an offering of food or milk was frequently left for them on the steps of the house, so the houseowner could gain the blessings of the "good folk" for the coming year. Many of the households would also leave out a "dumb supper" for the spirits of the departed.

Irisleabhar na Gaedhilge, ii, 370, states that in parts of Count Waterford: 'Hallow E'en is called oidhche na h-aimléise, "The night of mischief or con". It was a custom which survives still in places -- for the "boys" to assemble in gangs, and, headed by a few horn-blowers who were always selected for their strength of lungs, to visit all the farmers' houses in the district and levy a sort of blackmail, good humouredly asked for, and as cheerfully given. They afterward met at some point of rendezvous, and in merry revelry celebrated the festival of Samhain in their own way. When the distant winding of the horns was heard, the bean a' tigh [woman of the house] got prepared for their reception, and also for the money or builín (white bread) to be handed to them through the half-opened door. There was always a race amongst them to get possession of the latch. Whoever heard the wild scurry of their rush through a farm-yard to the kitchen-door -- will not question the propriety of the word aimiléis [mischief] applied to their proceedings. The leader of the band chaunted a sort of recitative in Gaelic, intoning it with a strong nasal twang to conceal his identity, in which the good-wife was called upon to do honour to Samhain..." According to Tad Tuleja's essay, "Trick or Treat: Pre-Texts and Contexts," in Santino's previously mentioned anthology,Halloween's modern trick or treating (primarily children going door-to-door, begging for candy) began fairly recently in the US, as a blend of several ancient and modern influences. In 19th Century America, rural immigrants from Ireland and Scotland kept gender-specific Halloween customs from their homelands: girls stayed indoors and did divination games, while the boys roamed outdoors engaging in almost equally ritualized pranks, which their elders "blamed" on the spirits being abroad that night. Its entry into urban world can probably traced back in mid-19th Century New York, where children called "ragamuffins" would dress in costumes and beg for pennies from adults on Thanksgiving Day. Things got nastier with increased urbanization and poverty in the 1930's. Adults began casting about for ways to control the previously harmless but now increasingly expensive and dangerous vandalism of the "boys." Towns and cities began organizing "safe" Halloween events and householders began giving out bribes to the neighborhood kids as a way to distract them away from their previous anarchy. The ragamuffins disappeared or switched their date to Halloween.

The term "trick or treat," finally appears in print around 1939! Pranks became even nastier in the 1980's, with widespread poverty existing side-by-side with obscene greed. Unfortunately, even bored kids in a violence saturated culture slip all too easily from harmless "decoration" of their neighbors' houses with shaving cream and toilet paper to serious vandalism and assaults. Blaming either Neopagans or Halloween for this is rather like blaming patriots or the Fourth of July for the many firecracker injuries that happen every year (and which are also combatted by publicly sponsored events). Given this hazardous backdrop town councils, school boards and parents in the 1930's invented this custom as it is being celebrated today to keep their kids out of trouble.

As far as the custom across the Atlantic goes, by the mid- 20th century in Ireland and Britain, the smaller children would dress up and parade to the neighbors' houses, do little performances, then ask for a reward. American kids seem to remember this with their chants of "Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg," and other classic tunes done for no reason other than because "it's traditional."

All information has been taken taken from The Holiday Spot.

Happy Halloween, Tammy

Sunday, October 18, 2009

^^History of the Jack O' Lantern^^

This is based on an old Irish legend about the drunk, Jack. One day he was out in the woods and tricked Satan into a tree to throw down some fruit. Once Satan had helped him he carved a cross into the tree and trapped him there. He then struck a deal that Satan would leave his soul alone when he died. This backfired when he died since heaven would not take him either. When he kept bothering the Devil to let him in the Devil gave him a burning ember instead. He carried the ember in a hollowed out turnip (sometimes described as rotton) to light his way as he wandered through eternal darkness on the earth. Eventually this was replaced with the pumpkin in America and became the modern Jack-o-Lantern

According to Rees & Rees, the folks who were abroad in the night imitating the fairies would some- times carry turnips carved to represent faces. This is the origin of our modern Jack-o-lantern. It became popular as house decorations in the United States after immigrant Irish discovered how much easier pumpkins were to carve than turnips, unleashing what has turned into quite an art form in the last decade or so. This later assumed a spooky touch, especially when the glowing faces appear from the darkness.

Happy Halloween, Tammy

Saturday, October 17, 2009


The Witches Caldron
"Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog"
"Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing"

"For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and babble"

"Double, double, toil and trouble,
Fire burn, and caldron bubble"

William Shakespeare

Witches have had a long history with Halloween. Legends tell of witches gathering twice a year when the seasons changed, on April 30 - the eve of May Day and the other was on the eve of October 31 - All Hallow's Eve.
The witches would gather on these nights, arriving on broomsticks, to celebrate a party hosted by the devil. Superstitions told of witches casting spells on unsuspecting people, transform themselves into different forms and causing other magical mischief.

It was said that to meet a witch you had to put your clothes on wrong side out and you had to walk backwards on Halloween night. Then at midnight you would see a witch.

When the early settlers came to America, they brought along their belief in witches. In American the legends of witches spread and mixed with the beliefs of others, the Native Americans - who also believed in witches, and then later with the black magic beliefs of the African slaves.

The black cat has long been associated with witches. Many superstitions have evolved about cats. It was believed that witches could change into cats. Some people also believed that cats were the spirits of the dead.

One of the best known superstitions is that of the black cat. If a black cat was to cross your path you would have to turn around and go back because many people believe if you continued bad luck would strike you.

Happy Halloween, Tammy

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


My friend Jenn at Bittersweet Prims is having a Giveaway. Be sure to head over and post a comment to be entered..

Happy Halloween! Tammy

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

**Very Hard Decision**

I thought that I would let everyone know that after much thought I have decided to close my website. I am gonna try to list a few things here on my blog. So many things have happened here at home and right now I think its best thing to do.

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Couple of New Items for Fall 2009

Hey y'all. I finally found some time this past weekend to do a little crafting. I had the house all to myself and jumped right in and a couple of new items made. I hope that when the boys go back to school I will have more time to get more things done. I hope y'all like these. The Primitive Witch Stocking is my favorite. I got the pattern from Becky at Tennessee Ridge Primitives and the pumpkin guy which I am calling Harvest Jack was in the 2007 Create and Decorate.

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Monday, July 6, 2009

*Shame on Me*

Hello Everyone. No I didnt fall off the face of the Earth. I am sooo ashamed that I have not been around. It has been a busy time around here with school getting out and working and then the other stuff that that just seems to drain the life right out ofya I feel like I have lost touch with my online family.

Josh did good on his report card and Im happy to say that he was promoted to the 10th grade. Whoohoo.... my goodness when did my baby grow up? Wesley is doin' well too. He wont start to this year, I will get to hang on to him for one more year.

Sadly as far as crafting goes, I have not made one thing. I have lots that I should be working on but with everything happening the way it is I just dont have the motivation to make anything. I have got to get my hiney in gear and get something made. My friend Angie and I are doing the show in Amherst VA. with Lori of Not Forgotten Farm so I think its time that I get on something.

I just wanted to give an update and you all know that I am still around. Im gonna go do some catching up with y'all. I hope everyone has a great day.

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Roomspray Sale

Just wanted to let everyone know that I am having a sale on my Roomsprays. Buy 1 Get 1 25% off. Price for 1 is $5.00

Here is the scents list:
Amish Quilt
Blueberry Cobbler
Cotton Blossom
Country Bake Shoppe
Spiced Apple Pecan (1)
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Orange Cranberry Muffin

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Handpainted Items

Morning All,
I wanted to let everyone know that I will have new Handpainted items for sale. I will have more information about the artist a little later, but here's a sneak peek at what she has to offer. If you are interested in any of her items please send me an email.

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Selling from my blog

I wanted to let you all know that I am thinking about doing away with my website and selling from my blog only. If I can figure things out first. The ordering process will be done by email only. That way I can get accurate shipping costs. I will try to add a few things daily and I really hope this works out. I would like to figure out how to get an email box and link to my email. I havent quite figured that out yet. But Im working on it so for now you will have to go my complete profile to reach my email.

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Back to Blogland

I feel like I havent been here in months. I have been busy reading the Twilight Saga and I tell ya it just "sucked" me right in. I have finally finished all four books and I hate to rush things, but cant wait until Novemember when New Moon comes out.

My craftroom is coming along slowly but surely. It's gonna take some time but we're getting there. I will have to take some pics and them posted. Im trying to wait until the walls are done before I do that.

Im not crafting as much now. I dont much during the Spring and Summer. Im trying to look ahead to fall and winter.

I wish you all a very Happy Saturday.

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Monday, March 23, 2009

??And the Winner Is??

Sorry y'all I know it's after 10 am my time. It's been one Crazy morning. I have been on the phone with every natural gas company I know and some I didnt even know was out there. We have a natural gas line that runs through our property and last summer they had to do some repairs on certain parts of the line. Anyway there is now a huge sink hole and the other day Wesley decided he wanted to jump down in it..Not good I tell Not good. So I had to call to see when they Might be able to come and fix it. So Im a little behind this morning....

Now on to the winner. I want to say that I enjoyed reading all the comments that were left. Funny how certain things will trigger a memory isn't it. I would have to say though if I was picking the funniest memory it would have to go to Tracee of Defeated Creek Primitives Tracee I loved it.

However this is not the case. All names went into a basket and the winning name is Gayle The Middle Sister

Congratulations Gayle. Just send me an email with your addy and I will get it out to you.

Thank you all so much for taking part in my giveaway.
Prim Blessings, Tammy

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

~Easter Giveaway~

Easter will upon us before we know it. So my giveaway this time is related to Easter memories.

As a child I can remember my Granny (Mama's Mama) would give us those peanut butter chocolate covered eggs. They would come in a little white box with green grass topped off with a pastel flower and leaves. They were the best eggs. That is a memory that sticks in my mind.

Now for the giveaway. Leave me a comment about you fondest memory of Easter. It can be either from your childhood or adulthood. Now here is what Im offering. Spring stitchery, Land o Lakes cheesebox with 4 grunged eggs, and 2 bags of candy. Reese's cups and M&M's. Yum!!

Contest is open starting tonight and will end on Monday 23rd. I will draw a name at 10am Eastern time. You can enter up until 9 am Eastern time. So come on and leave me a comment. Open to US residents only. You can enter even if you dont have a blog, just be sure to leave your email addy.

Good Luck to all who enter.

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

Wishing you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Monday, March 16, 2009

Update on Craftroom

Well, it seems this is gonna be one of those "weekend" projects. DH had to work Saturday and didn't work on the room until Sunday. He did manage to get the wires connected for the outlets. That's good. And we have had so much rain that it was too muddy for him to get the plywood to put the floor down. He also got part of ceiling down so we could get some insulation added there. It's a slow moving progress, so hang with us and venture through this. No new pictures, sorry nothing to see. But hopefully soon I will have some to share.

Oh and dont forget giveaway coming soon.....

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Friday, March 13, 2009

*~Keep an eye open~*

Just wanted to let y'all know that I am workin on doin a giveaway, so keep your eyes open it will be comin' soon.....

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The making of my New Craftroom/office

I have been needing this for a long time. A craftroom/office and now it's in the making. We have a sunporch on the west side of the house that we Never use. I have been asking DH for-ever to please convert it into a room for me. Well this past weekend he finally got the wild hair to start construction. There were 3 sliding glass doors so he made some walls and put in a window and door. Im so excited about this I can hardly wait.

Here are the walls where the window and door will be.

With times being tight like they are, we decided to try to salvage anything we could to help keep the cost down. Along the inside wall was aluminum siding. DH ripped it off to use on the outside walls. Well underneath was the old wood siding. I havent decided yet what I want to do with this wall. I dont know if I want to keep the wood siding and paint or if I just want to seal up all the holes and build a new wall.

I dont know if I have ever told ya'll about my home. I live in the old family homeplace. It was built in 1926 by my great grandpa. Who was a tobacco farmer. It was a single room house made from a tobacco barn. Some of you may know what that is. A tobacco barn is where they would cure the tobacco before takin it to be sold.

So many family members have lived here in the past years. And boy have I been told stories of how this place is haunted. I dont believe it, I have never seen or heard some of the stuff they have told me. I think it was just their mama's way of keepin them close and out of trouble. LOL. It was not until my daddy's sister married that they bought the house and eight years ago DH and I bought the house from them. Nannie(daddy's mama) has told me stories about how they would cure the tobacco upstairs and how she has carried a many tobacco sticks full of tobacco down these stairs. When Papa was alive he would tell us that he slept upstairs and during the winter when it would snow, he could remember waking up with snow on him because well, there were cracks and holes in the roof. I guess they did the best they could do with what they had. After all there was a depression goin on.

So as you can imagine this old home is very drafty... So with the new room I am gonna make sure that every little hole and crack is sealed up. I dont want to freeze while Im out there trying to create something.

LOL, y'all didnt know you were gonna get a histroy lesson this morning. I love my home and history behind it. That's all I have for right now. Thank you for stoppin by,, until next time....

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Monday, March 9, 2009

Callin' All North Carolina Gurls!!

Mroning everyone. It's Monday and not a whole lot happening around here today. I thought I would put a shout out to all you North Carolina Gurls with shops, I have a hard time keeping up with who's who and where y'all are located. Just leave me a comment and where your shop is located. My friend Angie and I would love to plan some road trips and visit with some of y'all if it's possible. So just me know.... Oh! and if you are NC gurls and dont have a shop, if you are close we would love to make it a shoppin date, if you would like to join us. We would love to meetcha!!

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Friday, March 6, 2009

**For my Friend Wendy**

I just wanted to share with y'all the stitchery pillow I made for my friend Wendy. It is a Stacy Nash pattern as some of you may know. The sewing pocket stitchery, but I finished it as a pillow. I think it turned out great.

I am in the process of finishing another pattern of hers too. Cant wait to get that one finished as well. Im gonna frame this one. I will post it later on.

Second, Im working on cleaning up my dining/craft room. This was Not planned. But has been needing it for soooo long. I started yesterday before work and this will be a work in progress. Im ashamed to post this picture. Wish me luck on this one, cause Im gonna need it.

Until next time.....

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What am I workin on today???

I have been trying for a few days now to get just one cross stitch finished. I have been so sick that I have not felt like doing anything. And let me tell you this house shows it. I know what I have in store when I get to feelin better. I dont know what I have, but Im gonna try to see the Dr. tomorrow and see what's goin on. I hope I get to feelin better soon, so I can get some things finished already. I hope everyone has a great evening. Until next time....

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Monday, March 2, 2009

** Giveaway~Giveaway**

Crocketts Country Store is having a giveaway. Head on over to Tidymoms blog and click the link browse the website, leave a comment about your favorite items and several other ways to be entered as well. Hurry contest closes on Saturday.

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

*Busy Busy*

Hello Everyone, I feel like I havent posted in for-ever. I have been trying to stay away from the computer so I can get some much needed things done around here. I am so far behind on getting spring crafting started, and cleaning. It's hard when the wash backs up and stuff just lays around for days. So, I thought I would do a quick post this morning and then busy myself with everything that needs to be done. Hopefully I can get most of the cleaning done today. I hate housework, I put it off and I really shouldnt.

Im working on some spring patterns, got them traced out and sewn up, just need to finish them.

I havent had much excitement to talk about. I did get a new laptop. I got tired of fighting the kids over the desktop, so I talked DH into letting me get one. Im sooo glad I did. What a difference it makes.

I have started on a few of the Goodwill finds from last week. I have one finished, and 2 that need to be finished. This one was the blue candle sconce I picked up. I painted black over antique gold and put a label on it. I like it.

I tell ya my days dont seem to last very long. By the time I get Josh up and ready for school, take him to meet my aunt. Get home, fix Wesley breakfast then it's time to start lunch because his nap time has to come early due to having to pick Josh up after school. Then it's time for me to go to work. My day is gone. I work til 6 and by the time I get home it's supper and baths then bedtime. There are just not enough hours in the day, and even if there were I probably wouldnt get everything done I would more than likely add to my list of things to do.

Well, I better get busy. Got that kitchen to clean and mop. I hope everyone has a wonderful day. I see the sun is finally coming up, it looked like rain but it may turn out to be a beautiful day after all. Until next time. Hugs..

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Monday, February 16, 2009


Just wanted to let y'all know that The Olde Hollow Crow is having a Sale. 20% off total order before shipping. Come on by and have a look around.

Prim Blessings, Tammy

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Thrift Store finds and a Re-do

Morning all. Im a little behind on posting my thrift store finds. Wesley and I got up Friday morning and hit the thrift stores. I had several things in mind that I was looking for, but didnt find them. I did come home with a few things though and I have revamped one of them already. I spent a total of $22, I dont think that was to bad. This is what I picked up:

2- oval wooden bowls
1- wire rug beater
1- Candle sconce(blue)
1- Set of sconces
1- Soon to be wooden candle sconce (left) not sure what they are called, but gonna make it a candle holder
1- Wooden slotted thingy. Not sure what I will use it for, but I'll think of something. Any ideas will be appreciated
1- Set of canisters. They have some ugly potpori (sp) in them. Gonna put some labels on them and use'em in the bathroom.
1- Little wooden peg thingy, hard to see that one. In front of canister set.

My plans for Friday night were to finish them all, but with things goin on here I only finished the canister set. I hope to get the rest of them finished soon. Here is the completed canister set. I "had" to order more labels I got these from blue*cupboard*primitives on ebay. 54 in the set. Love'em.

Now for the Re-do part of my post. After visiting Lisa's shop yesterday, and getting all my goodies I had to find a home for them.

I have a cabinet that I have been wanting to paint for the longest time. I dont know why I have been putting it off. So, yesterday after returning home I set out to paint that cabinet. It took me the longest time, but I got it finished. Im soooo glad I painted it and now some of my items have a new home.

Before it was just a country looking cabinet with chicken wire on the doors on the top.

I think black is all the rage and it seems that everything I find or have I want to paint black. That was my color of choice. I had a wonderful little helper too. I cant forget to mention my helper. He did such a wonderful job painting the drawers and doors.
For those of you who have met my youngest, this is Wesley he is 4. He loooves to help his mama paint. I dont think it's so much that he thinks he's helping me I think it's the thrill of getting to paint. LOL

Here he is again thinking really hard about what it is he's doing.

Ok, ok back to the finished project. Here it is:

I replaced the wire with some homespun fabric rather than using the wire. I love how it turned out. Here are a few more of the items I chose to add to the cabinet.

There is one of the flicker candles and holder and the trivet I got from Lisa.

Sorry the fabric doesnt show very well in this pic

This pic is blurry, but I put the candle and some fabric in the top slot.

Well, that's all I have. I think everything turned out wonderful. Thanks for stoppin by. I hope you have a great day.

Prim Blessings, Tammy