Saturday, January 31, 2009

Scavanger Hunt prize

I want to say Thank you to Olde Dame Penniwig at Penniwig's Blog I had a great time playing along and I also found a few interesting blogs along the way. I won the needlepunch, a needle refill, a bag of beads, and yummy smellin' tart. I was thinkin' it was gonna be a needle punch pattern. I was sooo surprised when I opened the envelope and there was a tool. I had one on to get list and I was so happy when I knew I had gotten one. I have never done a needle punch before, and I have been practicing. I have a book coming with patterns for rug hooking and needle punch, so I will be busy with learning a new craft..

Thank you again Olde Dame Penniwig... Prim Hugs..

T2T thrift store finds

Thrift Store finds

Ok, I hit the thrift stores this morning. I found 3 of those cheese crocks and brought them home and put some labels on'em. I also got 2 more candle sticks that I plan to make some make-dos with. Just thought I would share them with y'all. Im working on a candle sconce I got too. I will post as soon as it's finished. Oh, and I got a little Christmas tree while I was at the Goodwill too. I will try to get everything together so y'all can see my finds. Sorry this post is so random. I got all excited about my crocks... LOL

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Come Look!!

I have had this for a few days now. I combed the house for old candles that I could put my labels on. I mentioned that I got those from Yankee Lane Primitives. Well here is one of the candles I have finished. I just love Susie's labels. Now to find more stuff to add them to.

I will be glad when payday comes, so I can hit the thrift stores.. I hope y'all have great Sunday.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Here She is.... My Sweet Annie

Ok y'all, here she is. I got the pattern from Primfolks by Judy. Mine is not exactly like hers, but I think she turned out nice and prim.

I finished my doll, got some snow and Whatcha Workin on

Yep I sure did. I finished her up Sunday. Jay and the boys were gone, so I knew I wouldnt get another chance to have the house to myself. That's the good news, bad news is my Daddy has borrowed my camera. So cant take any pictures. :( I'm so excited about her too. Very prim she is. Now as soon as I get my camera I will be posting a picture..

We got snow yesterday, not a whole lot to brag about but hey we'll take what we can get. Giggle. Snow is Very rare in these parts. When they call for snow everyone panics. Heads to the grocery store to stock up on bread, milk, eggs and cereal. Usually when we get it, we get it bad. Not this time, just a little dusting.

The kids did get a snow day out of it so I know they were happy. Josh starts exams this week. Y'all say a little prayer for'em. He needs all the help he can get. He had a hard time with math this semister. Fundamental math at that. Next semister will be Algerba 1. Oh give me strength.

What am I gonna work on today? That seems to be the question. The normal here house chores. I have been searching and searching for new Spring patterns. Not one has caught my eye. I guess I will hit my patterns to see what I have to get me started. Seems to me that primitive patterns are getting harder to find. Everything seems cutesy to me. I dont know maybe it's just me. I wish everyone luck with your Wednesday Workings. Hope everyone has a great day.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cherish Yesterday Giveaway

My friend Wolfie at Wolfies Den and Beyond blog is having a giveaway. Head on over and see what you have to do to be entered. It's not hard, I promise.

A Chocolate Lover's Dream

Oh my Goodness, The Painted Diasy/CYO blog is having a Chocolate giveaway. And OH what chocolate they have!!! Here is what you will get and what you need to do to be entered for the giveaway.

Here is what you will receive:

Godiva - 6.6 oz. bag Milk Chocolate Hearts
Ghirardelli - 5.32 oz. bag Dark Chocolate squares with Raspberry Filling
Lindt (Lindor Truffles) - 5.1 oz. bag Assorted Milk, Dark and White Chocolates
Snyder of Hanover - Pretzel Dips (Dipped in Hershey’s White Cream)
Dove - 9.5 oz. bag Caramel Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate Promises
Russell Stover - 4.75 oz. Assorted chocolates box
Whitmans - Mini box Assorted Chocolates
Lindt (Lindor) - Mini tin heart filled with milk chocolate
Hersheys - 1.45 oz. solid milk chocolate KISS
Almond Roca - 1.2 oz. Butter crunch Toffee

You can enter to win by doing one (or more if you wish) of the following:

1) Post a comment regarding the Giveaway
2) Become a Follower of our blog
3) Post about our Giveaway on your own blog (please let us know you are doing so)
4) Put The Painted Daisy link in your Blogroll
5) Become a member of the CYO Community and post an introduction

And as an EXTRA bonus……..after becoming a CYO member , post 5 more times on the CYO community board(before the giveaway ends) and you will get your name entered 5 more times!!
(make sure you let us know you heard about us on the Painted Daisy Blog!)
It’s that easy!!
Contest ends Feb. 2nd. and winner will be announced on our blog Feb. 3rd…… come on and spread the word!!

What are you waitin' for,, head on over and get your name in the drawing... YUMMY!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Still NO Water

Well here it is quarter past 7 and we still do not have water. Im going nuts. I did send DH down to my mama's house to get buckets full of water to put in the bathtub, so we could at least flush!!!

I have not finished the doll I started on. With everything going on around here I did manage to get everything sewn together, just have to stuff and finish'er up. I was in hopes of getting it finished it today. Oh well! I'll just do what I can.

I got my labels today from Yankee Lane Primitives. I ordered the labels from ebay, but she does have a website. I am soooo in love with these labels. If you havent seen them Rondell has some finished jars on her blog and Beth has used them as well. I need to get to town and see if I cant find some jars to do or something. I have searched the whole house and I have Nothing. What a shame...

Well, just wanted to catch y'all up on the water issues. Dont know when we have any. Tomorrow is supposed to be a little warmer than today, but the ground is sooo frozen I just dont see us having any tomorrow either. We are supposed to get snow showers tomorrow, watch it be a full blown blizzard. We due a good snow.

Guess I better get to stuffin'. I hope you all have a wonderful night.

Cold, Cold, Cold

Good Saturday Morning everyone. Oh my goodness, is it cold here in NC. Woke up to a whole 4 degrees outside. Im sure this is nothing nothing new to some of y'all, but when you from Spring like temps to Winter temps, it makes ya say whoa!!! It's Cold.

Not only did I wake up to cold temps, but our water froze as well. That's not gonna be good. I hope and pray that we will able to get it going sometime today. Dont want the laundry to get to backed up, and then theres the bathroom problems too. What to do what to do....

I think about what folks did when they only had a Johnny House. It would make for a cold trip out that is for sure.

I have a new pattern I need to get busy on, so I guess today will be a good to stay in and get some crafting done. I hope everyone has a great day today. Try to stay warm.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Whatcha Working on Wednesday??

I miss posting on Wednesdays alot. Im so sorry for that. One week I might remember and the next either I forget or I really have nothing to share. We all know about the endless chores that need to be done around the house now dont we? So no need to talk about that. Giggle. Anyway, not much goin on here today. I have 3 more days this week to work then I get a looong weekend. Whoohoo.

Im not working anything crafty today. I did get these Love Tags finished and thought I would share them with y'all. I just love how they turned out.

Painted Daisy/CYO Forum

The Painted Daisy is a new forum. It's the new and improved CYO forum. I would like to invite you all to come one over and visit with us. We would love to have y'all. Signing up is simple, and we always welcome new and fresh ideas. So come on over and give it a try. See ya when ya get there.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Raggedy Angel Giveaway

Y'all head on over to Beth's blog the Raggedy Angel and sign up for the cutest giveaway. Drawing will be held on Saturday. Thank you Beth.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Generous Folks and Talented Crafter Blog

I just wanted to let y'all know that I have changed my Generous Folks and Talented Crafter blog. After much thought I decided to make it a directory for all my fellow artists. I am offering free "advertising" there. I know that things are tight right now and the economy is not good, so it's free if you are interested. Just send me an email with your banner and url. That's it!

The new name is Spotlight Artist and Business Directory. I hope you will stop by and have a look, even more I hope you will have your banner and business listed.

Thank you, hope you all have a great day.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My blogroll

Does anyone know why my blogroll doesnot update like it should? It seems to stay the same for a few days, and then when I visit blogs y'all all have something new to talk about, but I dont know that because my list is not updated. Anyone know? Anyone?

Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

I couldnt stand it any longer!!!!

Yup, I hit the thrift store this afternoon. I havent been in a while so while in town I thought why not. I found some things. I got 2 pictures, 2 candle holders the will become a make-do one of these days, a cutting board, and 3 pewter mugs.

Look at those candle holders, makes me wonder who had these 1970's things around their house.

I just love this picture. It makes me want to pull up a chair and sit by the fire and chat away with a dear friend.

This picture I bought for the frame, but I think I like the picture that is it. Whatcha think?

And all for the bargain price of $13 and some change.

A Funny Hello

Got this in an email today and thought I would share..

A Funny Hello

One day, long, long ago, there lived a woman who did not whine, nag, or complain.

But it was a long time ago, and it was just that one day.

The End

I Have been Awarded

Thank you Audry for the Award. You are right, it's bright and cheery. Just what I needed.

The Lemonade Award:
So here is the award and the rules.

#1 You must link back to the person you received the award from.

#2 You have to nominate 10 bloggers who are deserving of this award!

I know - it's really hard to pick only 10 deserving blogs - I'd also like to pick everyone, however those are not the rules - plus it would take many posts to nominated everyone.

Here are my 10: They are the last 10 followers of my blog. Thank you all for following along.

1. Michelle - Mad Red Hare

2. Pam - Baskets N Prims

3. Sandi - Sassy Soaps n Such

4. Kim - Prims by Kim

5. Lisa - House of Many Blessings

6. Lori - The Olde Primitive House

7. Beth - My Prim Cottage

8. Heather - Heathers Stitches

9. Linda - Linda's Lovelies

10. Kay - Peddlin' Treasures

Thank you again Audry...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

So Depressed!!

I took down the Christmas tree today. It seems so much fun to put it up, but so depressing to take it down. I would leave one up all year, but my family would think Im nuts.

I have done a little cleaning, got alot more to do. I want to get some pics taken and add them to my webshots sometime today. If not today then maybe tomorrow. Not a whole lot going on around here.

We are having spring like weather today. I actually have a window open, it's pretty warm inside the house. Can you believe that. It's January and we have the windows open. What is up with this weather?

Got a few crafts going, but other than that just the usual ole stuff.

My vacation will soon be coming to an end and it will be time for me to go back to work. Kinda depressed to see that come to an end as well. So I have to get the house back in order before that. It has been so nice being home. To bad I couldnt be here all the time.

Well, Happy Saturday to ya. Until next time.