Saturday, May 28, 2011


Is anyone else having trouble with blogger right now? I was unable to leave comments on anyone elses blog for a couple of days. That seems to be working now but now I have lost my follower list. I can't follow any new blogs either. Does anyone out there know how to remedy this?


hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I just answered the door a little bit ago and our sweet postman had this huge box for me. The box was from my good friend, Kim, of Old Road Primitives. I was very excited but had no idea what was inside. I just had to share with all of you the wonderful things she sent me. She knows that I have been frantically doing work around the yard because my daughter and her fiance are getting married here in just a few short weeks.. So she sent me a goodie box full of wonderful gardening tools. Now, I don't mind telling ya that I have been gardening so long that all my tools and such were just about shot. So this box definitely sent me into an excited frenzy!!Wow!! She just thought of everything!!

I have gloves, a spade and rake and even some daisy and bachelor button seeds.

Last, but not least, she also sent me a kneeling pad (for my sorry old knees) and the coolest pop-up yard tote that folds down when you aren't using it for easy storage.

Thank you, Kim!! You are such a kind and thoughtful friend. I don't know what else to say except look out gardens here I come!!!

Kim is not only a dear friend, but she has a wonderful blog that offers tons of freebies, tips and decorating ideas. If you haven't been there before, you are missing out. Just click on Old Road Primitives and it will take you there.


Saturday, May 14, 2011



First, our daughter is getting married on June 10th in our backyard. We are so excited and a little stressed trying to get things looking beautiful outside after a long and unforgiving winter. But, all the signs are here that Spring has finally arrived in the northeast.

Second, we are celebrating new life. Mom robin has built a nest behind the seat of "Mr. Wonderful's" old tractor. Here is a picture one day after the eggs hatched.

She was gracious enough to let me get close enough for a picture without dive-bombing me. Now, I don't mind telling you that Mr, Wonderful could certainly use the tractor for some of our yard work right now but doesn't dare disturb the nest. He is a big teddybear at heart!

And last, I am celebrating 100 followers to my new blog. WOOHOO!!! Thanks so much to each and every one of you for finding my jibberish even slightly interesting. for the giveaway....

I have for you Little Peep who is obviously celebrating something. Spring, I think....

Little Peep is approximately 10" high and is made of paperclay and quilt shop quality fabrics. Her body has been aged for that vintage look we all love so much. Her cutsy feet afre made of barkwire. She is my interpretation of a sweet pattern by Brenda Gervais.

If you would like a chance to win Little Peep then you must.....

~~be a follower of this blog. New followers are welcome.

~~leave a comment on this blog post telling what you celebrate about Spring.

~~If you would like to post the giveaway to your blog or sidebar it would certainly be appreciate. Please let me know in your comment and I will give you an extra entry,.

Entry deadline is June 11th and the drawing will be held on June 12th. Good luck!


Thursday, May 12, 2011


I was blessed to be one of the winners in the PAFA Giveaway and I wanted to share a picture of the awesome goodies that I received from Janice of The Primitive Outhouse.

The tea light holders are peat pots, have a rusty wire handle and are filled with spanish moss. On the front, Janice made little tags that read "Spring" and "Thyme." They are absolutely adorable and just the cutest when the tea lights are lit. She also included one of her primitive candles that is tied with burlap for a really prim look. I wish you could smell the candle!!! It is so yummy!! Thank you sooo much, Janice!!! I love everyting!!

hugs and smiles,

Sunday, May 1, 2011

LIL' NACHO~~~Wee Cowboy Mouser

Thanks for stopping by! Let me introduce you to Lil' Nacho....a rather shy little fellow who is content to play his cowboy games all day long in the land of make believe. Mama mouser just smiles and shakes her head. She knows the only way to get Lil' Nacho's attention is to ring the dinner bell.

Lil' Nacho stands 7 inches tall (to the top of his hobby horse.) He is made of osnaburg and quilt shop quality fabrics.

His hobby horse is made of muslin. The mane is black embroidery floss that has been hand stitched on. Both have been aged to prim perfection.

I have two mousers available. If you are "needful" of Lil' Nacho, please email me using the contact button on my sidebar. Lil' Nacho is $26.00 which includes travel fare. I am happy to accept paypal, checks or money orders. Requests will be filled in the order they are taken.

hugs and smiles,