Thursday, October 29, 2009

Oops.. it's been too long...

My goodness the holidays haven't even begun and I am getting busy. It is so amazing how a little 3 year old can make your life so much busier. Once your children become teens they seem to be so independent and require very little of you, well except money. They seem to need more money the older they get!!

Well hubby has a new hobby. He is casting metal. Aluminum to be precise. He is wanting badly to make something that can be incorporated into my primitive decorating. If anyone has any ideas, please send them this way. I just can not figure out anything for him to make. Pictures would be awesome too!!

Well I will update again after Halloween with pictures of the fam... don't worry I haven't forgotten about pictures of my samplers. I have been going to the GW and purchasing frames to put samplers in so I will have quite a few to share.

Until next time. Primitive blessing to you...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

This weekend the family went to the pumpkin patch in Arcadia. We have had this field trip planned for 2 weeks. Shad and I kept telling our youngest Christopher that we were going to a pumpkin patch and on a hay ride since we planned the trip. I was a little worried because he didn't seem to excited. What am I saying? He could give a rats behind about it. LOL

Sunday morning we all got ready and packed everyone up in the car for the ride. We went with another family so off we went. As we drove past the pumpkin patch, Shad slowed down as I yelled "LOOK pumpkins"!! Well that was all it took, Christopher started talking 89 words a minute and his arms were all over the place. (He can't talk without his arms like his dad)

We parked the car and he was unbuckled and jumping out of the car before we could realize what he was doing. Well needless to say my little sweetie LOVED the pumpkin patch as well as my teen who won't admit it if you paid him. (teens *rolls eyes)

We got plenty of pictures to scrap book, so one of these weekends I will hide in my craft room and scrap my little heart away.. I can't wait.

This farm has some of the best apple cider I have ever had. I believe they press over 7 types of apples for their cider. Shad left our name and number to pick up the cider as it starts to ferment. He will be making hard cider from it.

I have also worked on some samplers this weekend. I'll post them soon.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Prim Fall Table settings

Well today I worked on my prim fall table. You will have to excuse the pictures, I used my cell phone. The plates are actually wood chargers that I have painted. I went to Hobby Lobby Friday and purchased their plain wood plates and painted them black, sanded then stained them. I am debating if I want to paint some bittersweet around the edges or just leave them. Maybe I'll have to purchase another set and have one of each. LOL

I'm so glad I ran across these plates this weekend, I have been searching for the perfect plates for my table for about 18 months. I have purchased pewter chargers and wasn't pleased with the look. (That's ok I now have pewter plates for the plate shelf hubby made me) I search the stores all the time for plates with no success.

The basket with the crow is something I found at the GW yesterday. It is one of many treasures I found while shopping there. Well I need to get back to the dining room, I need to clean the wood floor...**Maria the house servant isn't doing the house hold cleaning.

**Maria is a fictitious person that hubby and I talk about when the house is a mess. One of us will ask when Maria is coming to clean.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fun filled day

Today was a wonderful day!!!

I thought I would share tonights moon with ya'll.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Honey do list

How many of you have a honey do list for your hubby? Does your list keep getting bigger and bigger? My husband should be finished with his probably.. oooh never!! LOL I keep adding and adding to it. Shad is such a good man he just says "sure I'll be happy to make that." Perfect example is the picture above.

You see I have another love besides my prims. I LOVE my saltwater fish. I had a small 15 gallon tank that I had a pair of nemo fish, an antenna goby and some coral in it. I would sit for hours watching the life in this tank. ( I still do this LOL) My son surprised me last March for my birthday he purchased this 75 gallon tank for me to upgrade to. The only thing was we had to drive down to Dayton to pick this up. I certainly didn't complain. The family drove the hour and a half down to pick up the tank and then drove back. Of course this tank can not sit on a store bought stand, it would just stick out like a sore thumb with all my primitive furniture. Here is where the honey do list comes in....:P

I had been researching how to make your own tank stand the week prior to picking up this tank. I had print outs and ideas written out on paper. This was important so my Shad would see that it can be done and easily at that. That very night Shad started on the stand it was finished within three days and the new tank was set up!!! This of course meant that all the furniture in the front of the house had to be moved around and I had to re-decorate and get everything to look just perfect. In fact the Santa's you see on the shelf have been moved since this picture was taken. Oh and the shelf above the tank... that was another honey do project. Yes I know I have a great husband...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Crafting bug has hit me again

Well last weekend the crafting bug has hit me again. I'm thinking the cooler it gets the more I like to sit in my warm house and create things to sell or display in my home.

Well the stacking boxes are my newest creation. I just love the fabric. I purchased it at Hobby Lobby and it is the civil war prints. I have covered each box in a different fabric. I'm still debating on what technique to use to age these or if I should age them.

The sampler on the left is one that I have made. I LOVE that sampler. I believe it is a pattern from Carriage House. I have several of her patterns and I am working on a larger one now. I'll be sure to post about it when it is finished. Don't hold your breath waiting. I will work on it then work on something else, come back to it then move to something else. I'm always doing this. I think I have 5 projects that I am working on at any given time. LOL