29 November, 2016

Homespun Holidays Giveaway 2016

Good morning friends. It is that time of the year again: time for my annual Homespun Holidays Giveaway. This year, the prizes are a 21" baby reindeer all decked-out in her holiday frock (McCall's Crafts 4532), a speckled metal can with label "Reindeer Feed", and a large clear ornament filled with red & green buttons and "snow" with a wooden spool and big red bow. THe metal can also holds some evergreen and cinnamon potpourri. Would you like the chance to win?
*GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*
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, 2016. Winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator© and posted in the AM of 8th December 2016. Baby reindeer Rudy would love to come live with you! Prim blessings.

24 November, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to you all

Sending heartfelt happy Thanksgiving wishes to you all. 'Hoping that you all enjoy your day, and get to spend it with loved ones. The weather here is overcast, so maybe some rain is coming. Cooler temps as well. I am so thankful for many aspects in life, including all of you dear friends in blog land. Be safe and well everyone.
graphic: Plush Possum Studio

20 November, 2016

Homespun Ornie Swap 2016

Hello friends. Look at all of the darling ornies I received in the annual Homespun Ornie Swap hosted by Amy of: Bumble Bee Lane Cottage. From left to right:

* a snowman from: Jill at: Life With Nature Girl

* two candy canes from Val at: Yarni Gras!

* a bell from: Allison at: Sew Many Girls

They are all so cute. Sending many thanks to all three ladies for these ornies. They are awesome holidays decorations. To see the ornies that I sent, follow the link below my signature.

17 November, 2016

Thrifty Thursday: old flour sifter

Good morning friends. Look what else was found in the [old] original kitchen cabinets during our kitchen reno: this old metal flour sifter! It is aged a lot, but does still function. The handle knob is wood. Since the house was built in the 1940's, it could be of that era. Wow, what to do with it. Would you just leave it as is, or decorate it a bit? All I did was clean it up. Oh, and the cost was free, lol. Prim blessings.

15 November, 2016

Carolina Pine Tree mug rug

Hello friends. 'Hope you all are doing well on this autumn night. Our weather has suddenly turned quite cooler here in Alabama. 'Makes you want to cuddle up with a mug of cocoa or coffee, doesn't it? Pictured above is a mug rug from a prim pattern by Karlene of: Scrapmuffin Quilts. This was also the prize for the winner of my recent OK, So What Is This? giveaway. 'Love this pattern so much. In fact, planning to make one for myself. The pattern also includes a table runner version. Do you like making mug rugs and other smaller quilts?

~Linking-up with Val at Tuesday Archives: Mug Rugs~

10 November, 2016

New quilting fabrics: come see!

Good morning to you all. In October, there was an Autumn Jubilee over at Carole's blog: From My Carolina Home. Several of us won gifts from the weekly giveaways, and I was a lucky winner of a $25.00 gift certificate from The Fat Quarter Shop. These fabrics are from a collection designed by Carrie Bloomston, called: Allegory Story. The bundle includes 11 fat quarters + one 1/2 yard cut of fabric. It was on sale, and what an awesome deal! Don't you just love the vivid, luscious colors and the eclectic theme? Yes, some traditional quilters might be rolling their eyes at a modern choice, lol. That is OK though. Many of us do love the traditional as well as the modern designs. 'Got plans for creating not one but two projects from these fabrics. Sending more thanks to Carole. 'Want to see the 2nd winning from that same week?

Guess who was the winner of a beautiful hand-knitted cowl neck scarf from Hannah at: Pine Tree Goods- Etsy. That grey color is an excellent neutral and a personal favorite of mine. Love love it! Sending thanks to Hannah for this useful + stylish gift.

07 November, 2016

Westering Women: playing catch-up

Well, it has been many months since I have posted any work on my Westering Women QAL progress.Pictured above is the October block- Rocky Mountain Chain. However, I have been posting every month to my Flickr page. The slide-out link is on this blog's top left, beside the blog header. This QAL is super fun and educational. The original plan was to use the "quilt-as-you-go" method, yeah somehow that did not happen (lol). It is not too late to get in on this QAL. Visit Barbara's: Civil War Quilts Blog and the group: Flickr page to see the monthly blocks through October. Prim quilting blessings.

05 November, 2016

Win from the Autumn Jubilee

Good morning friends. Recently, Carole of: From My Carolina Home hosted a wonderful Autumn Jubilee full of tutorials and giveaways. I was the lucky winner of a $25.00 gift certificate from: The Fat Quarter Shop. 'Already ordered the fabric, and when it arrives will show it to you all. I chose an eclectic, happy collection that will make a beautiful small quilt or wall hanging, even a table topper. Be sure to go check-out and follow Carole's awesome blog. She is a very talented quilter and crafter. Sending thanks to Carole and The Fat Quarter Shop for this generous gift prize. Prim quilting blessings.