Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Good evening ladies.  Have you all been as busy as I have getting ready for Christmas...making those handmades for family and friends?  So much fun and satisfaction giving the handmade gift.  What a wonderful way to say "love."

I am popping in tonight to share some wonderful gifts I have received this week from some of our blogging friends who offered some great holiday giveaways.  It has been so much fun getting these prezzies in the mail and having some new, awesome prim decorations to display this season. 

We all know and love Brenda of THE RUSTY THIMBLE and here is a darling snowman that I received from one of her giveaways.  Brenda is generous to a fault and always doing something sweet for others.  This little guy is just amazing.

I also received this beautiful little tree skirt made by the very talented Becky of PRIMITIVES N STITCHIN.  She made it from an old cutter quilt and I feel very blessed to receive it.  It was perfect for a small 2' tree that I added to our decorations this year here on the farm.  The skirt has that wonderful handstitched look and feel.

Yesterday the mailman brought me a package that contained a wonderful  breadboard handpainted by Willa of THE OLD CUPBOARD DOOR.  If you have not had the pleasure of seeing some of Willa's work you are really missing out.  I am an avid collector of snowmen and this board is perfect.

And last, I joined in on a giveaway sponsored by BLESSING HILL PRIMITIVES on her facebook page and was blessed to win a wonderful prim Santa made by the talented Beth Thompson.  The Santa is the large one on the shelf with the white jacket holding the cutest holiday tree. 

I thank you so very much ladies!  I feel so blessed to own a piece of your beautiful handiwork.

  I hope if you have time during the busy holiday season you will stop by these very talented ladies blogs and check them out.

On another note, here is a pic of what I have been up to for several weeks.... working on some Christmas stockings for my new son-in-law and granddaughters.  It has become a family tradition and now all of our children and grandchildren have stockings of their own.

And last, here is a sneak peek at what I am working on now.  I am making these for my daughter, sister and daughter-in-laws for Christmas.  I have a few more to go before I will be finished.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out the going-ons here at the farm.  I would love to hear what you have been up to and what family traditions you share.

warmest holiday hugs!


Primitive Stars said...

Evening Carol, my my you are a lucky gal winning those wondeful goodies in the giveaways.....all are so great,I`m in love with that primmy Santa, wow....Your stoking are charming and so are your dolls, wonderful gifts......Blessings Francine.

Cottonwoodlane said...

You've had a lucky month! The stockings are so detailed and will bring much joy on Christmas morning! I love doing stockings with my family, too. `Roberta

TheRustyThimble said...

WOW you have gotten lots of goodies Carol, I love them all! So glad you like you snowman

did you make all those stockings?? WOW


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun to get fun things from these talented ladies! I know you will enjoy each and every thing! Love your stockings...but this beautiful Christmas angel at the end takes my breath away. Makes me wish I was related to you! heehee! Holiday hugs, Diane

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Such great gifties you received in the mail! The stockings you made are so wonderful! I still have mine that a family member made when I was little!

Cindi said...

Carol you have been so lucky lately! Good job and congrats! A nice blessing this time of the year. Thank you for sharing everything. Love the stockings! The angel is so beautiful! They are going to be blessed having it!
Have a great night!
Be blessed,

Vicky said...

Carol! you've been on a winning roll, lately! What wonderful goodies you have! Gosh, I sound like the BIG BAD Wolf!! LOVE the stockings and the Angel looks to be quite exceptional!! What lucky gals to be on the receiving end of your generosity!

Theresa said...

Wow...you really got some great goodies....you lucky girl you. :0). Love your new creations for your family....they'll love them.

Shirlee said...

Beautiful creations all around : )

Mugwump Woolies said...

Your certainly have won some wonderful goodies!

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Carol, Congratulations on all of your winnings. You have some awesome prims from some very talented ladies. Love everything!!!
Your stockings are just lovely!!! You are so talented. Wishing you a very wonderful Christmas season.hugs, Lecia


You have received some great gifts, love them all. I used to make the felt stockings, they are so much fun to make, I still have some left from when my son was small. Hope you have a very Happy Holiday Season.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

I had noticed that you have been one lucky gal lately! Love all your new goodies and your new creations too.
Have a very Merry Christmas Carol!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Hello Carol! Oh my, you have won some wonderful goodies! I Love the stockings, did you make them?
Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Sheila said...

Hello Carol,
What lovely goodies you have been blessed with! I agree with you on giving handmade gifts too. Enjoy your holidays with loved ones. I'm hoping to get back into a better routine once the new year begins. Miss visiting with so many of you.

Mary said...

Good morning sweet friend! What wonderful goodies you received! How awesome to have so much wonderful talent and love bless your home. Your stocking are beautiful, gosh now I know why you have been so busy...how in the world do you ever have so much patience to make them all. Your SIL and Granddaughters have one special Grammie! Your trees look awesome....and that Angel came out Heavenly!
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Hugs Mary

Barb said...

So glad to hear you are on a lucky winning streak with all these fabulous goodies!
Enjoy and Happy Holidays Carol!

Karen said...

You have been very lucky lady...such wonderful gifts you received.

Beckyjean said...

Well Miss Carol~

You sure are on a lucky streak. Congrats on all your goodies. Glad you like your tree skirt.

Have a wonderful night~Becky

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Oh my goodness Christmas came early to your house. Again I am amazed at how many of these things you win! I really love that painted snowman board you lucky dog! The stockings you made are wonderful of course, they look like a ton of work! Thanks for sharing your loot....


Matildan Jaana said...

I hope that you and your family have a lovely christmastime.Greetings from Finland.

Rhodes Creations said...

Wow you're a big winner this month and congrats on winning the multi-artist giveaway too! You're so blessed! Laura