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July 30, 2011

Winners of Samantha's Accessories Giveaway And Free E-Patterns

Hello again,Primmies, before I give you the winners, you have to see this super cute e-pattern that Sami is offering on her blog, she calls it Doggie "Deer":
Click Here for the page on her blog and scroll down to her download box for her free patterns.
Another super cute free e-pattern is her Snowman Jar Topper. She put snow in the jar
(very clever) but she says you can put just about anything you want in the jar.
Click Here to go to her blog and download this pattern. Scroll down to the
download box for all of her free patterns.
And now, finally, the winners of the last Christmas In July Giveaway:
Winner #1 of the Santa Bucket Of Tarts and Room Sprays is Life On The Weinee Ranch
Winner #2 of the Bear On His Block is Jennifer of The Country Mouse.
I want to give a HUGE "Thank You" to Sami for bringing the Spirit of Christmas to all of us and for all of her hard work and generosity of her free patterns.
I'm looking forward to next year already.
Warm Regards,
Susan

July 29, 2011

Christmas In July Winners

Hi, Primmies:
So sorry for disappearing this week. My daughter Ashley was admitted to the hospital on Monday of this week. She is still there and I just felt able to talk for the first time
today. Hopefully, she will be home soon.

The winners of The Olde Country Cupboard Giveaway by Sandy are:
The Gingerbread Men: The Olde Crow
The Dress: Donna Mills
Journals: #1 Tammy from A Primitive Place #2 WickedFairie #3 Sandy from Wydesage
#4 The Cranky Crow
The winner of the Father Christmas Ornament is MawMaw's Creations
Here are the newest FREE patterns from Sandy:

Here is a link to go to Sandy's blog page to download Christmas Blessings pattern:
Christmas Blessings Free E-Pattern
Here is another Freebie E-Pattern, her simple Prairie Doll:
Click Here Prairie Doll Free E-Pattern
Make sure you scroll almost to the bottom of Sandy's blog where you will find a download box for all of her free e-patterns.
This was such a thoroughly enjoyable month for me with all of the new Christmas patterns and the excitement of the giveaways. A very heartfelt "Thank You" to Sandy and Sami of Samantha's Accessories. Since this post is already painfully long I am doing a separate post for Samantha's Accessories Giveaway winners and freebies. Talk to you in a minute.
Warm Regards,
Susan

July 24, 2011

A Terribly Cute Post From Between Naps on the Porch: So Much for Hot Seed

Hi, Primmies...it's hot, I'm tired and feeling a little blue since my sister and her husband just left to go back to Indiana. So, this post from Susan really cheered me up and Click the link below to read her entire post with hilarious photos.I hope it makes you laugh, too.
Good Night,
Susan

Between Naps on the Porch: So Much for Hot Seed

Giveaway Mania

Wow! It seems too good to be true, but there is ANOTHER Giveaway and this is a LuLu. There are 5 prizes for 5 winners and they are all terrific. It's The Rusty Thimble Harvest Blessing Giveaway. The month of August for Brenda represents some milestones for her. It's her Blog Anniversary, her Etsy Shop Anniversary, and she has reached 800 followers on her Blog. The Giveaway runs until August 31, 2011 after which she will announce the winners September 1st. There are 5 prizes that go to 5 winners but because of the random generator used to pick numbers, you may win more than 1 prize!
I'll post the pictures with their descriptions first, and then the Giveaway guidelines that give us 8 chances for entry:

This is Pumpkin Gal. She is 34 inches tall and is a pattern from The Cheswick Company.

The Pumpkin Makedo is one of Brenda's designs and stands 15 inches tall.

The Crow is a design by Primitives By Dana

Here's the fabulous Witch that Brenda promised would be in another Giveaway. She's a
design by Vintage Polka Dot.

And finally, these adorable Pumpkin Head Tucks. They come in a set of three and this is a design by Paxton Valley Folk Art.

Here are all the ways we can win:
You must do this one, be a follower of her blog, new followers welcome, and leave ONE comment on her Giveaway Post Click HERE to go to the Giveaway Post on Brenda's Blog.
Go to her Etsy Shop and tell her what your favorite item is in her shop.
Click here to go to her Etsy Shop
Write about this Giveaway in an actual Post on your Blog
Share the picture at the beginning of her post (Pumpkin Gal) on your Blog Sidebar.
Grab her Button on the top left side of her Blog and place it on your Sidebar.
Share her Giveaway post on your Facebook Wall.
Send her a friend to sign up, make sure your friend says you sent them.
Sign up for her Newsletter, just click the envelope on the top left hand Sidebar. Put "Newsletter" in the subject line, and if you already signed up please mention it.
THERE! 8 chances to win, because August is the 8th month, because Brenda has 800 followers and because her wedding anniversary is in August. She is very appreciative for all of you that follow and for all your comments on her blog. Good Luck Everyone.
Bye, Primmies
Susan

July 22, 2011

Another Wonderful Giveaway

Here is an absolutely lovely felt Heart Brooch handmade by Lynn B of Happiness Is Cross Stitching. She is giving away one of these small loveheart brooches to celebrate that she has over 1,300 followers! The giveaway will be for one in your choice of pink, blue or
purple.

Here are the rules for the giveaway:
Leave a comment on or before July 31st on her post HERE Indicate your choice of color
If you are a follower or become a follower, you will be entered twice, please tell her you are a follower
If you post the photo below on your blog with a link back to Lynn you will be entered for a third chance, but please let her know you have done this. So, three chances to win. The draw will close July 31st and the winner will be announced a few days later.

We Have Winners!

The winners of the Olde Country Cupboard giveaway are:
Rachel (somewhere in the middle of the blog),Primive Echoes and Linda Matthews.
Please send your email with your name and address and she will send your goodies out.
Congratulations to both winners!
Here are the new giveaways from The Olde Country Cupboard:
Father Christmas Ornament
Gingerbread Men
Set of Journals
Prim Country Dress
Remember, you have until next Thursday at midnight to sign up for the blog and giveaways.
Sandy will draw the winner next Friday, July 29th. Click Here to go to sign up. Remember, this will be the last Christmas In July Giveaway!

The Samantha's Accessories Giveaway winners are Peas In A Pod and Nancy D of Stitches 'n Strokes. Winners please email Samantha with your choices (pick 3 epatterns). Go to her website to see all patterns available. Now, on to this week's giveaway:

Sami's Rag Garlands are 4ft. long and consist of 6 different colors, 3 plaid and 3 solid.
One winner will receive this adorable Bear on his box
One winner will receive this Santa In A Can filled with a bunch of her Soy Tarts and
Two Room Sprays.
To win the giveaways, just follow her blog and leave a comment Click HERE to go to sign up.
Remember, this is also the last Christmas In July Giveaway for Samantha's Accessories.

Sister and B.I.L. are here right now and we're about to have supper. I'll talk to you later, Primmies...
Susan

Some More Giveaways To Crow About

Hi, Primmies...

I have two more giveaways to let you know about. The first one is this very pretty prim Harvest Blessings Autumn Pillow:
Marilyn of Harvest Moon Primitives color-waxed this stitchery pillow. I really like the calico she used for the borders. And the little hangtag is adorable. Leave a comment on her blog and be entered to win. For additional entry chances: post about this giveaway on your blog sidebar, become a follower of her blog (if you already follow, you already have 2 entries), visit her Etsy shoppe and tell her what your favorite item is, visit her website and pick a favorite item, and finally, tell her what you love about Autumn. There! up to 6 chances to win. The drawing will be on August 18th. Good Luck!
Click Here Harvest Moon Primitives

Next is this soft sculpture by Dina of The Country Primitive Shoppe:
It's called "A Crow's Guide To Magic". She used a pattern by Pam Gracia of Soft In The Head. Contest will run until July 31st when she will announce a winner. Just be a follower and leave a comment on this post: Click Here The Country Primitive Shoppe If you can't leave a comment, Dina says to just email her dina@thecountryprimitiveshoppe.com. Aren't the little witches' hats adorable?

It's so hot here like so many places are right now. Mr. Glen Oaks got heat stroke today doing a countertop job.
He was cutting these long sheets to custom lengths and it had to be done outside. He got in around 6:30 p.m. last night and was beat. The day before he was doing some work at my daughter's house and he and my son-in-law were changing out the kitchen sink and SIL let go
and hubby thought it was going to land on the new counter, so he lunged for it and SIL try to grab it and the corner cut hubby's right cheek. So trooper that he is, he cut some electrical tape and made a butterfly bandage and put his cheek back together. Ashley was at work and Tim couldn't find anything for the cut, plus he was freaking out a little bit.
When we went to the E.R. later on, the nurses couldn't get over the makeshift bandaid and
people kept coming into the room to look at it. Because it was a facial cut they didn't stitch it so that there would be very slight scarring, they used DermaBond. It's sort of a
crazy glue for skin. Cleaned it, glued it, and we were out of there in less than 1 hour.
When we arrived home, sister and B.I.L. were already here from Indiana. We hugged, talked and talked, and had dinner at 9 p.m. They stayed until after midnight. We opened gifts that sister brought with them and looked at pictures. It was great.
Tomorrow is Christmas here (well, sort of) when we open our decorations she bought us.
Stay cool, Primmies
Susan

July 21, 2011

Drum Roll: Winner!

The winner of the sweet little Cupboard Tuck Rag Doll from The Red Cupboard Post is Vicky from Green Creek Primitives. Congratulations, Vicky.
Goodnight, Primmies
Susan

July 20, 2011

And ANOTHER Milestone Giveaway

Julie of Primitive Heartstrings has reached 203 followers on her Blog and she would like to thank you all with a chance to win this beautiful Velvet Pear Pinkeep, a Stacy Nash Design.
Julie handstitched this pinkeep from vintage velvet and offers it on a distressed glass
candlestick. It has detailed featherstitching on three sides with a strawberry emery and
brown wool stem. She also includes a variety of pins.
To enter please be a follower of her blog and leave your comment on her Giveaway post page
Click Here and for an extra chance to win, post this Giveaway to your Blog Sidebar.
Entries will be accepted until August 16, 2011 10:00 p.m. Pacific time. Julie will choose the winner on August 17, 2011. Good Luck to everyone who enters.
Later, Primmies...
Warm Regards,
Susan

Woo-Hoo! Another Giveaway!

Hi, Primmies...
Tammy of A Primitive Place blog has 750 followers and 300 posts. She also has a birthday in August. In honor of all 3 things, she is having the following giveaway for this fabulous Patriotic Flag Pillow:
This large burlap pillow with solid white cotton back measures 18.5 inches x 11.5 inches.
She handpainted the stripes and used vintage and antique buttons to represent the stars
on the flag. Isn't it great? Here are the rules:
1. You need be a follower of her blog and new followers are certainly welcome
2. You need live in the U.S. or Canada (APO addresses are eligible)
3. You need leave your email address in your comment if you do not have a blog
or have an email linked to your blog (to win Tammy must be able to contact you)
4. You need to leave your comment on her post about the Giveaway   CLICK HERE
Meeting these 4 requirements will earn you 1 entry in her Giveaway. Here's what you can do to earn Bonus entries:
Posting about the Giveaway to your Blog Sidebar with a link back to her Blog gives you
one (1) Bonus Entry
Posting about the Giveaway in an Actual Blog Post with a link back to her Blog gives you
two (2) Bonus Entries!
Let her know if you do these extra things. List them all in ONE COMMENT
The last day for Entries is Tammy's Birthday, August 16, 2011. Tammy will draw the Winner on August 17, 2011. You can use this photo if you like:
Good Luck to everyone who enters!

July 19, 2011

Cute Project For You

                                                                       
Lace and Trims Card Winders

Look at these cute card winders for laces, trims or embroidery flosses. The idea for the cards came from a German blogger named Domi on her blog Eumelchen's Welt. She used The Graphics Fairy Vintage Sheet Music and glued it to heavy card stock. There aren't any instructions since they are so simple, but I made some and I used spray adhesive applied to the card stock and glued a full size sheet of vintage sheet music to the upper left hand corner and lined up top and left side edge of sheet music to card stock. My pieces are actually the poster sheets you get for kids' school science projects. I flipped it over and did the same thing, only applying the adhesive and lining up the sheet music to the card stock at the upper right corner, top edge and right sides. This way when I cut
the card holders the edges were nice and neat. I "stained" the edges with brown distress-
ing ink so that the white card stock edges wouldn't look so "white". I didn't really
go onto the sheet music very much. They are really cute.
More hot days for us until Friday night, 95+ degrees. I know my daughter will be cooling
off at the lake across the street from her house tomorrow. Aunt Rose and Uncle Danny and
Bogie will arrive some time tomorrow evening. It's a long drive from Indiana. They stopped
tonight at a hotel and will continue tomorrow A.M. Can't wait for them to get here. She's
bringing lots of brand new Christmas decorations for my house and Ashley's house, WOO-HOO!
Christmas comes early this year to our little Prim Homesteads.
Warmest Regards,
Susan

July 18, 2011

The Red Cupboard Post Giveaway

Hi, Primmies...
Kimberly of The Red Cupboard Post has reached 100 followers on her blog. Congratulations, Kimberly. That means that it's Giveaway time for this adorable Cupboard Tuck
Rag Doll
Kimberly will be drawing the winner of this giveaway on Wednesday, July 20, 2011.
Good Luck to everyone. I will post the winner here.
Stay Cool,
Susan

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Mr. Glen Oaks and I were searching for "Cinnabon"      
cinnamon roll recipes last night and found some
copycat recipes, one seeming to be like the real thing.
Well, imagine my salivary glands going into over-
drive when I found this recipe for these pancakes.
We will test these later this morning and if they pass
the taste test, we will serve these along with the
French Toast Casserole recipe in the upcoming week
when Sister and BIL arrive.
These pancake ingredients are so similar to what you
need for cinnamon rolls that it's convenient to make
these as well. Click the link below to go to
Purple Chocolat Home for the  recipe:

Purple Chocolat Home: Pancakes and Pinterest










Enjoy, My Primmies.
Susan

July 17, 2011

Blog Milestones

In honor of her 800th post, Lori from Notforgotten Farm has given us this adorable
cross stitch design called "Remember Me". Here is the chart and floss & stitch legend:



She really appreciates her followers and would love to see your finishes of this design.
Click Notforgotten Farmhouse to visit her site and tell her about your finished piece.
Kimberly from The Red Cupboard has almost reached her 100th follower and will be doing
her giveaway any time now! (see sidebar for Cupboard Tuck Rag Doll)
Enjoy, Primmies...

Warm Regards,
Susan

We Have More Winners!

The winner of the surprise giveaway from Bittersweet and Prim is
Karen of My Colonial Home. Congratulations, Karen!
The winner of the "Boo"tiful grim witch from The Rusty Thimble is Natalie of Tins and Treasures. Brenda says the witch will be flying off to Natalie's home!
Congratulations, Natalie!
Brenda is teasing about her upcoming giveaway in August. There's another witch in the
giveaway plus 4 more great prizes. Wow! Stay "posted" for info as I receive it.
And finally, Tamera of Country At Heart is the winner of the Scarecrow Nodder from
Crafty Stitchers. Cyndy also chose another name for a Scarecrow Head Ornie and the
winner is Annie of Old Annie Primitives. Congratulations to Annie!

Scarecrow Nodder

Scarecrow Ornie

See you next time, Primmies...
Warm Regards,
Susan

July 16, 2011

We Have Winners!

Here are the lucky winners for last week's giveaways at The Olde Country Cupboard
and Samantha's Accessories:
Libbie's Home is the winner of Samantha's set of Snowman Ornies. Congratulations!
Here is Samantha's new giveaway for this week. You can sign up by becoming a member
of her blog and asking to be entered in her giveaway. You can sign up until midnight
Thursday, July 21,2011. Winners are chosen on Friday, July 22, 2011. Samantha is
giving away two sets of 3 each of her e-patterns. These are just two examples
of the e-patterns that you can chose:
Adorable Kleenex covers! Both winners will go to Samantha's Accessories and pick their
choice of 3 e-patterns as their prize.
The winners of last week's giveaway at The Olde Country Cupboard are:
Angela at Thru Nana's Window, Ellie's Country Accents, and Jessica before the Dawn.
Congratulations to all three winners. This week's giveaway will be for 3 sets of
medium and small size Beeswax Gingerbread Men:
Aren't they wonderful? Here's another freebie for you, Sandy has such fun making these, she says. The name of the pattern is Sno Folks. Go all the way down almost to the end of her blog and choose this pattern in her download box. She has lots of other freebies, too
Here is another new e-pattern for purchase from Samantha. It is #215, Christmas Is
Coming applique pillows. She offers it on her site for only $4.00. Click here to purchase.
So remember to join their blogs if you have not already and leave a comment to be entered
in their giveaways. They are having them each week in the month of July. New giveaway items are posted on Fridays and you have until the following Thursday at midnight to sign up for them. The winners of each giveaway will be announced Fridays.
Bye for now, Primmies.
Warm Regards,
Susan

July 15, 2011

Some Yum Yums To Keep You Thinking Cool

COCOA BREAKFAST SMOOTHIES

INGREDIENTS:
1 container (8 oz.) strawberry yogurt, 1-1/4 cups cold milk, 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced 1 ripe, medium banana, sliced; 3 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa, 2 tablespoons honey
DIRECTIONS:
Place all ingredients in blender container. Cover; blend until smooth.
Yield: Approx. 5 servings
Just 2.5g fat and 140 calories per 6oz. serving!
Here's the next yummy I really like:
BROWNIE AND FRUIT KABOBS

INGREDIENTS:
BETTY CROCKER*Fudge Brownie Mix Water, vegetable oil and eggs as called for on brownie mix box, 4 cups fresh pineapple chunks, 5 cups halved fresh strawberries, 10 large bananas, cut into 1-inch pieces, 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine,21 (10-inch) bamboo skewers
DIRECTIONS:
1)Heat oven to 350°F. (325°F. for dark or nonstick pan). Line 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil letting foil hang 2 inches over sides of pan. Spray or grease bottom only of foil. Make brownie batter as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Spread in pan.
2)Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side comes out almost clean. Cool completely. Lift brownie from pan; remove foil. Cut brownies into 1-1/4 inch squares.
3)Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. Alternately thread 3 brownie squares, 2 pineapple chunks, 2 strawberry halves and 2 banana slices on each skewer. Place kabobs on waxed paper.
4)In small microwaveable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and butter uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once until chocolate is melted. Drizzle over kabobs!
*(Betty Crocker is a registered trademark of General Mills, used with permission)
Mr. Glen Oaks makes his brownies from scratch, he just uses the recipe on the Hershey Cocoa container. They are marvelous. We almost never use mixes anymore for baked goods. When recipes call for "cake flour" we use regular flour. I can't think of the ratio right now, it's +/- 2 tbs. I think, and sift the flour 2-3 times. Your cookbook will have a substitution chart for cake flour and all common ingredients used in cooking, usually where the chart for measure equivalencies are found. His cakes come out light and tasty, not "heavy" like some homemade recipes turn out. My mom says that many years ago before the advent of mixes cakes usually came out heavy and chewy, but not Mr. Glen Oaks'! He has the magic touch. Oh, and he swears by parchment paper for lining the pans and cookie sheets. I actually clued him in on that little trick. I think I discovered parchment paper from Martha Stewart recipes. You can also make little parchment paper pouches to bake fish with. Parchment Paper, it's a "Good Thing".

July 14, 2011

This Week's Free Patterns

Hi, Primmies...
Today at midnight is the deadline for sign-ups at The Olde Country Cupboard and Samantha's Accessories Christmas in July Giveaways. See my post below for photos and details. Here is Sandy's free pattern for this week:
Her Prim Santa Head finishes up to 15 inches. She says he's simple to make.
Click Here to go to her blog to download this and more free patterns, and to join her blog and giveaway.

Samantha's free pattern is for these adorable Snowman Mini Pillows:
Click Here to go to her blog to download this and more of her free patterns, and to join her blog and giveaway.
She has a quick tutorial on how to make these sweet Santa Cans, they would be great to
use as a gift tin for cookies, coloring books and crayons or whatever you can think of:
Aren't they adorable? She's very clever like her mom, Sandy! Sign up if you already haven't for their blogs and giveaways and MORE free patterns from these talented ladies.
Stay cool, primmies.
Warm Regards,
Susan

July 13, 2011

The Family Visit Part 2,Another CITRASOLV Use & Antique Samplers

Well, Sister and BIL should have been here last night. My daughter called me just before midnight to say that Aunt Rose was in the hospital with a kidney stone. In her haze from the pain shot, it seems she could only remember one long distance number. My Ashley likes her sleep, and it's a miracle she answered the phone at that time. Anyway, I called and she was home and she told me what she had been through for the last couple of days. I have to wonder lately about doctors and hospitals. I have recently had the feeling that we just get shuffled around to someone else,a "Specialist" when the doctor is maybe overwhelmed. So the new plan is that she rest for a couple of days at home,
and she could travel by Thursday. So the anticipated arrival is now Friday night. This time I'll make double sure she's really on the road tomorrow. I thought when I got the message on the cell that they were in a "no reception" zone. Yeah, in the hospital! You just never know...
Oh, back to my rant, what about the policy of "turning the office phones off" BEFORE the office is supposed to be closed!?! Yep, she went through all of that but with HMO's you have to call your PC first. She should have just gone to the hospital. You are supposed to follow a procedure before going to the ER or be responsible for the bill. Well, I've been of the opinion lately that I'd rather pay the high copayment and go to the ER first and get taken care of. This of course is still for only real emergencies, like if you're doubled over in pain!
So Mr. Glen Oaks has been granted a reprieve on the floors. He's taking the opportunity
with much gratitude. He can now do what he wants to do to the finish. He's using Tung Oil and because of the cats, we aren't using any petroleum solvents like oil stains or polyurethane finish. After multiple coats of tung oil (he says at least 4, it will be impervious to water and other spills) handsome is believe it or not cutting the tung oil with TaDa CITRAVOLV! It keeps the layers from just floating on top of each other, so that each layer is smooth like glass. He will be handwaxing the final coat. All beautiful and no toxic fumes. The drying time is unbelievably quick. We can only keep the kitties upstairs for just little intervals. They like to "hunt" in the cellar!
So they should see the "new" floors all finished when they arrive. We thought they were just going to see them sanded down. I'll take some pictures and post to the blog hopefully before the weekend. They are going to be beautiful. As with all his work, they will be perfection.
I'll be back later. I have a new blog from England that I came across that I'm very excited about, the loveliest photos of antique samplers, the auction house where they are to be sold and charted designs of antiques. And of course any great methods or tips I read about in blogland.
Stay cool, primmies.
Warm Regards,
Susan

July 11, 2011

Make Your Own Primitive Fall Twig Wreath

Here's a super simple Twig Wreath tutorial from Tammy at Rock River Stitches. It finishes up to approx. 11inches. I think they look more beautiful than the craft stores carry and the "Free" price can't be beat. Just need a coat hanger and twigs from your yard. Go make some wreaths, Primmies...

Click here Make Your Own Primitive Fall Twig Wreath

Warm Regards,
Susan

July 9, 2011

Isn't It Hot All Of A Sudden!

Some prim eye candy for you! More photos after my post below.
All Shaker Box photos in this post: Property of Traditional Home Magazine
Photos: Property of Traditional Home Magazine
Isn't it also funny how we want Winter to be over when it's upon us, and now that Summer is here with the awful humidity we get here in our valley, I don't remember Winter being all that terrible?!? Well, I'm in the AC today. Mr. Glen Oaks is sanding floors again. The week before last weekend, he started (after much painful prodding from Nana Glen Oaks) and being by himself and the perfectionist he is, of course it didn't get finished in time for his mom and son's visit last weekend. He really only had 3 working days out of the week anyway. So back everything went, furniture, curtains, pictures, rugs so that everyone had a place to sit down and relax, and a table to eat at. Last night, out again everything went (I really don't know where he puts it all and don't want to look anyway). He's sanding like a madman possessed right now, sister Rose and husband Danny are due
here from Indiana on Tuesday morning. They wisely decided to stay in a motel with doggie day care no less. Leave it to my sister to find a motel with special areas for pets to be pampered if she has to be away from him. Bogie lives the good life for sure. With two cats here and an especially unreceptive-to-guests and dogs kitty, I think she would have had to be committed if Puffy attacked Bogie. We will be keeping Puffy "sequestered" while they are here during the day and evening. Sister plans on doing lots of sightseeing and shopping while she's here so there shouldn't be any cat attacks (my homeowners is paid up-to-date). Since I'm trying to get the house together in the other rooms that aren't being sanded, I don't have too much time to showcase any artists and their wares but I have some eye candy for us Primmies. I was reading my digital copy of Traditional Home and here's what I liked for today:
Maple Shaker Box With Copper Tacks, C.1835
Shaker Box With Yellow Paint and Copper Nails
Yellows, Prussian Blue and Green are considered the most valuable Boxes
Here's a green painted box with the original paper label still visible (see right side) that they would write the contents on:
My favorite, the pumpkin color
Hope you enjoyed this post. Back on Monday with a featured artist's work that I crave.
Stay cool,Primmies!
Warm Regards,
Susan

July 8, 2011

Woo-Hoo! We've got winners and another Christmas In July

The winner of Samantha's Accessories Gift Basket Giveaway was drawn at midnight last night and Ta-Da! It's Prims and Annies...Maxie
Samantha's New Giveaway item starts today and will be drawn next Thursday at midnight. Here it is, a set of four Snowmen Ornaments:
Samantha also has a new freebie for you, a Star Stitchery on a bobbin that you can make in a weekend, she says. Here it is:

Sandy at The Olde Country Cupboard drew her winner at Midnight: there are two winners, they are Carmen C. and Starr Mountain Primitives. Congratulations to all the winners!
Here is Sandy's Giveaway for this week:
These Reindeer Feedsacks are filled with sawdust and would look adorable on a mantel or under your tree. Keep entering, and Sandy will be giving away one large one at the end of July. Sandy and Samantha want you to know that if you are having issues leaving comments or entering, PLEASE just email them. Here is a new freebie from Sandy:
Aren't they precious? I just love everything these gals create. They are really talented.
Samantha at Samantha's Accessories sells these adorable packages of Reindeer Chow every year at the Craft Shows and they are very popular:
See her blog for the complete tutorial on how to make these and also see her tutorials on making your own Soy Tarts for burning in your warmers.

Tammy from A Primitive Place has let us know that the team from Primitive and Folk Artist at ETSY is having a Christmas In July. To shop and find more info go to ETSY and do a search for PAFACIJ. Tammy says to make sure you check the "all items" category cuz there are vintage Christmas items, too.

I also want to take this opportunity to say a Big Thank You! to all of my followers who've been with me since the start of my blog, and the new friends that continue to join every week. I'm so thrilled that you all think I have something interesting to contribute. I know how busy everyone is, and I hope to have more original things to post and start having some items to showcase that we get made here at the shop.
Until later...(I'll be back cuz I think I forgot something)
Warm Regards,
Susan

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