30 November, 2015

Win from Santa's Gift Shoppe Year-Round

Look what I won! Pictured above is just one of the gorgeous gold "Give Thanks" vinyl decals from Barbara at: Santa's Gift Shoppe Year-Round. There are 8 decals, but showing the photo of just one allows a closer-up view. The glass is filled with our Thanksgiving orange sherbet punch. The vinyl decals were super easily applied, and look so pretty. Sending many thanks to Barbara. You all be sure to check-out her blog and her Etsy shoppe. Wow, that holidays festive feeling sure is exciting, isn't it? Prim blessings.

28 November, 2015

Win from Twin Creek Primitives

Good morning to you all. Recently, I was the lucky winner in a giveaway from Tammy at: Twin Creek Primitives. Boy, did she send wonderful gifts. Pictured above are the gifts: a 5"X7" framed Christmas tree, an appliqued "Fall" pillow, an embroidered "Keeper of the punkins" pillow, an appliqued winter mittens pillow, and an embroidered "Be Merry" pillow. Also included are: a red, green and white candle mat with a cute little prim candle, a bottle of Pumpkin Spice spray, and three little pillow tucks. One is green with an appliqued pumpkin, one is navy checked with a mustard colored prim star, and the other has a festive red and white candy cane applique. All of these items already have places in my home, and I absolutely love them all. Sending many thanks to Tammy. Many of us already know her as the lady who designs and offers so many free prim graphics. We all enjoy her blog, Twin Creek Primitives, so much. Prim blessings.

26 November, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you all. 'Hope everyone is safe and happy. So much good food today. Most importantly, family is here and making memories. Pictured above is a little appliqued quilt/place mat from a pattern called Bertie's Year: November by Bonnie Sullivan at: All Through The Night. It finished at 13"X17", and is made of wool felt. The quilting is meandering style all over. There is supposed to be lt. green feather stitching around the center rectangle, but I just could not get that stitch done correctly. So, it's better there is no stitching than poorly done stitching, right? 'Wish I could have made all 12, for every month of the year. Did you make any Thanksgiving decor this year?

24 November, 2015

Homespun Holidays Giveaway 2015


Good morning friends. Yes, it's time for my annual Homespun Holidays Giveaway. The time seems to just fly,doesn't it? This year's prizes are pictured above: an 18" mouse raggedy doll, a holidays mug rug & mug, an Amish star style pin keep, a wooden white snowflake ornie, and a paper mache red & green "JOY" box filled with evergreen scented potpourri. There is also a little snowman tuck (not pictured). To enter, you must:

* Be a follower of this blog via GFC, Google+, Linky Followers, or Bloglovin'.
* Have a family-friendly blog that you have posted to in the past 2 months.
* Due to shipping costs, reside in the 50 US states, the DC, or Canada.
* Comment on this post and tell us what you love the most about the holidays.

* By entering this Giveaway, you affirm that you have read, understand, and agree with this blog's: Privacy Policy/ Giveaway Rules. Please do not post this giveaway on any of the social networks. By left-clicking the post image, you can save a sidebar button for your blog. Please link it to this post. The giveaway will end at 10 PM on 7th December, 2015. Winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator© and posted in the AM of 8th December 2015. Come on y'all, enter to see if you may win! Prim blessings.

19 November, 2015

Tucker quilt-along quilt

Hello dear friends. Pictured above is a darling little quilt that I made for: Heartspun Quilts' Tucker QAL. 'Learned a lot about historical early American quilts from this project. Did you know that some of those old quilts were actually not quilt-stitched? Some did not even contain any batting. So, that is how this little quilt was made. All of the fabrics are "orphans", or leftover remnants from other projects. Be sure to check-out Heartspun Quilts Blog to see more of these little quilts, as well as many other interesting quilts, fabrics, and historical information. To see a better view of the entire quilt, follow the link below my signature.

14 November, 2015

Homespun Ornie Swap 2015

I participated in the annual Homespun Ornie Swap at Bumblebee Lane Cottage again this year. It is always so much fun. Pictured above are the darling ornies that I received. From left to right:

* a pocket with a little snowman and pine inside from: Becky of Ginger Creme Hollow
* a star with pine and a candy cane from: Amy of Bumblebee Lane Cottage
* a pocket filled with pine cones and a prim star from: Allison of Sew Many Girls
* a wool mitten filled with pine from: Sandi of The Primitive Skate

Thank you all so much, they are all so beautiful. They all look great with my holidays decorations. To see the ornies that I sent, follow the link below my signature.

12 November, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop: coming soon!

Wow, you all be sure to check-out the: 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop that will begin on Dec. 1st. There will be many tutorials and holidays recipes from many bloggers. This is an annual event hosted by Ravenwood Whimzies that I always look forward to, and this year am even going to be a contributor. Wishing all of you a very happy upcoming weekend. Prim blessings.

05 November, 2015

Ohio Star lap quilt

Good morning to you all. Quilting is so fun. Pictured above is actually one of the first lap quilts that I attempted just over a year ago. It measures 30" X 30", and is made-up of scraps from my stash. 'Thought the Ohio Star would be an easier block to learn on. This lap quilt was for my mother for Christmas 2014. Originally, there was only stitch-in-the-ditch quilting, as I had no darning foot plus no knowledge then of how to machine quilt. So, 'went back yesterday and removed the binding, then added meandering quilting, and added the binding again. Whoo, but so very worth the time. Do you all ever make lap quilts? To see 2 more photos of this one, follow the link below my signature.