Thursday, June 18, 2015

~*Primitive Handmades Mercantile UPDATE!*~

Hello Dear Friends!

Just a quick note to let you know my page is loaded and active... tonight (right now!) is the Update for Primitive Handmades Mercantile!  Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  I know you will be so delighted by all the wonderful handmade treasures from all the talented artists!

Here are mine...
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Honestly, I'm amazed I was able to update... seems if I'm not going, I'm coming.  

Here's to hopes of more blog posts soon!  I miss chatting with you all!!!

Wishing you warm smiles...


Sunday, June 14, 2015


Hello Dear Friends!

Finally, I was able to sneak away and do some crafting!  Some rug hooking actually!  This is what resulted from that little bit of time...

Sunflowers!  And red, white, and blue sorta bud...

And more Sunflowers!

The larger blooms are mounted on rusty, old, bedsprings... that I added a wee bit of yarn too ~ for more color.  The blooms were padded ~ like little pillows ~ before I stitched them on the springs.  Aren't the pedals cool?  I hooked them 'proddy~like'.  Actually, I don't know how to proddy... this is my un~schooled method.  LOL  These will be on my update this week.  (Thursday evening at 8pm CST... on Primitive Handmades Mercantile)

These Sunflowers (below) are for the table.  The smaller one is a gift for a friend... a mug rug for her tea or coffee... although, I do think she drinks more ice tea rather than hot drinks.  Hopefully she likes it!

The larger one will be on my update this week too.  It could still be a mug rug, but may be better used as a teapot rug... or just a table rug.  I'll decide how to describe it better when I post the update.

It looks like there is more crafty time available for me the next few days... now to decide what to work on next!  Oh... so many mediums... so many projects!

Wishing you warm smiles...


Friday, June 12, 2015

~*Thank You So Much!*~

Hello Dear Friends!

I have received some beautiful, hand~crafted gifts in the mail from some very charming, generous women!  Of course, I'm excited to share them with you!

First... Patti sent me one of her most~beautiful pentagon boxes!  Oh my... Patti's handwork always amazing me.  She is so super talented!  I'm honored to have several of her handmades... and I just love each and every one!  She calls the wools in this one, "seawater" and she finished it with an antique Victorian cut-glass mourning button.  To say I LOVE IT... is an understatement!  Thank you so much, Patti!  I feel so blessed by your kindness!

Also in the mail... all the way from Lyn in Australia!... was a very heavy envelope FULL of goodies!  Lyn sent me this awesome bunch of goodies as part of the Garden Swap hosted by Rhonda of Dirt Road Primitives.  

She crafted this sweet and charming, soft ditty bag and scissor FOB...
 I had trouble getting a good camera shot... but here is a close~up of her lovely handwork....
 And... that wasn't all!... Just look at all these gifts!  Oh my... Lyn was so generous!  She sent me so many wonderful goodies!  Thank you, Lyn!!!  I love it all!  And I feel so super~spoiled!  I will smile each time I see my bag and FOB... or any of the other special gifts.  :-)

Our Summer remains busy... as I'm sure yours is as well.  It has been so long since I have crafted on anything... but I have hopes that will change this weekend.  I'm happy to say I am HOME for three days... with NO PLANS to leave the house!  So... that means I MUST craft!  Yippee!

Wishing you all warm smiles...