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...
To go directly to my page... please CLICK HERE.

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...

Betty

Sunday, June 14, 2015

~*Blooming!*~

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...

Betty

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...

Betty

Saturday, May 30, 2015

~*Summer Thyme Is Here!*~

Hello Dear Friends!  Officially, isn't it still Spring?  For us though, at least with our schedule, Summer has begin!  School let out on May 12th... and vacation started the very next day!  Really... it did!  My son and I took about a week long trip to beautiful California to visit a couple of our Aunts.  For both of us, it was the first time to see the ocean!  Oh my... stunningly beautiful!

After returning home... it has been one activity after another... piano lessons, ball, sleepovers, errands, fun... and I was down sick all of this week.  Oh well... I'm better now... and back to trying to balance everything... The kiddo starts 4 weeks of Percussion Camp on Monday... that only adds to the ongoing list of activities!

This is a rug I hooked for my Aunt Sue.  Ryder is her cherished Vizsla.  The pup is much more beautiful than my rendition... but I did my best.  Somehow, I managed to only get a picture of the rug before the edges were whipped.  Oops!
I've been trying to stitch in the evenings... but crafting has been slow going.  Even my poor loom is gathering dust right now.  *sad*
Trinity and I though... are spending a lot of good quality time together.  He is growing up too fast.  I can't believe he will be in 8th grade already!  It seems like just yesterday that he started preschool!
Wishing you all warm smiles... we are off to another ball game.

Play BALL!!!

Betty

Thursday, May 21, 2015

~*Primitive Handmades Mercantile Updates Tonight!*~

Well... hello dear friends!

Oh my... where does the time go?  The days are busy like always... and, like always, I am trying to stay caught up.  School let out here last Tuesday... and I took a wonderful vacation with my son to California for a few days.  We went to visit out dear Aunts... and it truly was a memorable, fun~filled time!

Before I left though... I did get these items ready for Primitive Handmades Mercantile Update...
The update does LIVE in just a few minutes... 9pm EST!  Swing on over to take a look at all the amazing art pieces... Primitive Handmades Mercantile!!!

I won't keep you for now... but do hope to get back to posting regularly very soon!

Wishing you warm smiles...

Betty


 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

~*Happy Earth Day... gardening and weaving*~

Hello Dear Friends!

Happy Earth Day to you all!  I hope you have enjoyed the day and celebrated in one way or another.  For us... it was mowing, weeding, watering, seeding... and later, I will be recycling more denim to weave more rugs!  But... I have stopped to enjoy the greens... the sunshine... the smell of the Spring Time air... and all this beautiful Earth has to offer us around our own humble home...

Our pond is looking a rich, mossy green... but still so quaint, peaceful, and enduring...

We built the front part of our garden fencing the other day... none of the supplies needed to be purchased... all the posts, boards, and gate were in the barn.  The old farmer that lived here before must have saved it thinking he would put it somewhere ~ someday... so we did!  Do you see the broken board on the gate?  Yup... I think I will leave it just like that!  I love how old and primitive it is... just like it has been here for years and years!  The other three sides will be plain chicken wire to keep the bunnies out!

Potatoes and onions are growing great!
 My rows make it look like I am a 'drunken~gardener'... not one is straight... but oh well... we will have plenty of veggies Summer!
 My garden has more than vegetables... I have planted Zinnias, Cosmos, Marigolds, and (I may decide later this was a mistake), but I also planted some Morning Glory along the new fence.  I sure hope they don't take over!

These are the Marigold starts...

Oh... and I can't forget my Sunflowers!  *Smile*

I have finished and listed another woven, denim rug.  It is listed in my Etsy shoppe...

This one has some Vintage Curtain fabric mixed in to make random stripes.  Swing by to take a look if you have a chance.

Also, this one was listed last week for my update on Primitive Handmades Mercantile.  It is still available if you are interested.
(I will always combine shipping too.)

I have a BIG stack of denim to prep for weaving... I had better get busy!

Wishing you all warm smiles...

Betty