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Hi, Primmies... I stitch reproduction antique samplers and dolls. I also have lots of great artists and their sites featured as well as tutorials and some recipes for you to enjoy. Eventually we will have our own items for sale. Until then I hope you will enjoy the content, please leave a comment on any post you wish to.

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April 12, 2012

Just A Quick Hello


Clementine Crate Doll Bed

Dear Primmies:


I know most of you are talented enough to make doll furniture from fine woods, but I thought this was cute and it's also very inexpensive. You could do this project with an older child, but still young enough that she loves her dollies still.
You can just click on the link below the photo. It will take you to Martha Stewart and the page that this project is on.
I'm sorry to say that the shots didn't work out as well as they did the last time. I have leg pain that is pretty extreme, maybe they hit a nerve.   I'm just so grateful that God put this doctor in my path and that he put the Pain Center in my path. I am genuinely fortunate to have the procedures available to me, too. If you don't see any posts from me, I'm just resting and taking it easy again.
It's sunny but chilly today. Mr. Glen Oaks has a job he's been working on for a few days, the sketching part and materials amounts, etc. He'll be going to the doctor's home to be doing this custom laundry room, the doctor was the one that did my EMG last week. He saw the book John was reading and the conversation went from there. He doesn't advertise and has no blog or website. I keep telling him he needs to do all of that.

He's hurting so badly, too, and he's determined to do this project because jobs are so hard to come by around this area. I'm so proud of him, I couldn't do this heavy physical work if it was me. I have trouble just sewing  dolls!
Speaking of sewing, I APOLOGIZE big time for not having the sampler finished yet. This is why I am sorry I started blogging about it until I was finished. But, I had the rabbit giveaway for that reason. 
So we're buzzing here at the homestead with excitement about both of our projects. I can't wait for the post about being finished with the sampler, and starting the giveaway. I should just plan on saying it will be in May now!!
Ashley and Timmy are set up at a flea market every Sunday. It's their "new" thing. I get to see their stash before they bring it, did I tell you about the awesome green antique chair they gave me? I still have to clean it up to take a picture of it and find a home for it in the house. I love it. More seating for the dollies.


I hope you all have a great weekend and I'm wishing for sunny, warm weather for all of you, in case I don't talk to you again before the weekend.


I also want to say "Thank You" again and  "Welcome" to the new followers I have. I seem to gain 1 or 2 every few days lately. I'm so THRILLED! I can't email some of you so I'll say it here. And my friends that write and see if I'm o.K., you are wonderful for thinking of me.


Hugs To You All,
Susan

April 7, 2012

SATURDAY EVE BEFORE EASTER


Hello Prim Pals:


I hope everyone is well. For those of you with little ones I know you must be excited about Easter tomorrow. I remember the joy of having old fashioned egg hunts when Ashley was a little girl. I think about when the day will come that we are
having egg hunts for grandchildren.


We're having a roast of beef for dinner. Timmy can't eat ham so like at Christmas we've altered the menu a bit from our traditional menu.


I'm happy to say that the last shots I received did relieve my pain up until this morning. I am so blessed to have had all the past days with almost no pain. The good news is that I'm going in for round two of the injections on April 11th. The bad news is that I don't sew and blog very much after I have them. I missed everyone so much the last couple of weeks. But if we can get these injections to 'stick'
I'm going to be out of pain for quite a while, and then I can get back to sewing like a madwoman and keep up with my blogging!! Wish me luck...


I wanted to remind you all that I changed my blog and put current giveaways on their own page. And I've added several new ones today on the page. There might be one or two there that you weren't aware of. So make sure you check periodically, when you can. I won a blog template set from
Danice of Homespun Hannah's Blog and also
Danice's Blog Templates. Danice actually has quite a few different blogs. If you have some time, you could visit her and she has a tab for all of her blogs at the top of each one. She's extremely knowledge-
able about the blog codes and html and her blog templates are all free. I'm going to be using the one that I got in the giveaway soon. It's so beautiful.


My head is spinning with Americana projects and even Halloween and Christmas ones. Yes, I'm going a little cuckoo with ideas bouncing around. I keep a 5x7 yellow lined tablet and pencil next to me on an end table in the family room so that if and when I get a spark of an idea I can quickly write it down and make some very pitiful sketch of it. I cannot draw but I try and I "get" my crazy doodles when I look back at them. I have some beautiful indigo blue Schulte mohair that I want to make a rabbit or  bear from and dress in a delightful outfit with reds, whites and blues. I keep my Americana things out all year. I love it when I see someone make an Americana Santa!


The Mister has been in the basement all day long! He's been banging and shutting off water and turn-
ing the power on and off. Lots of muttering and a few swear words here and there drifting up through the heating vents. I asked very early this afternoon what he was doing and I still am not sure what it is that he's doing. He said to just keep fresh coffee brewing and he'd fill me in later. All I know is that whatever he's doing is #4 on his To-Do List. Hmmm...


Did I tell you that he re-arranged our whole sun room and set me up with a wonderful work space? I love being out there. I just need him to put the desktop computer and printer/scanner/fax out there and my little television and I'll be in heaven.
The cats like to be out there and love laying on the sofa and watching the birds and squirrels. And I have a handy place to lay down and rest when I start to hurt and get tired. I love it when it's warm out and the windows are all open in the spring and summer and the breeze blows through. There are eight windows on three sides so it's a wonderful room to be in. I remember when we went to my Grandma's house in South Carolina that me, my sister and our cousins used to sleep out on the 3 season porch. It was all screened in and just about the only place you could find any relief from the heat during the summers. And there was a lake nearby that we used to go swimming in, too. We didn't go there very much because it was so far away but I started remembering while hubba was working on our porch. The screens are in so pretty soon we'll be enjoying the balmy weather out there. We can be together while I sew, too.


My stitching on the Polly Daggett sampler wasn't moving along for a while because the new medicine I'd been given had made me so awfully drowsy and I've been dozing all during the daytime. I had an
EMG at the Pain Center this past Wednesday and the nurse assured  me that I would be getting used to the medicine as soon as I completely switched over, I have to gradually go off of two medications while I'm taking the two new ones. So it will be about 3 weeks or so before I'm back to myself again. I've been sleeping during the night which is wonderful because I haven't been able to for years.
I was actually wide awake at 6am for a while there before I started the new stuff. It was such a great feeling to sleep and get up in the morning like normal people instead of being awake all night!


I've been adding new followers for the past few weeks and I'm so thrilled. Thank you to all of the newbies and to my regular buddies. I still remember squealing last year when I had my first follower! It's anniversary time for a lot of you and I'll be blogging for one year in May.


I'm going to get a little time in stitching on the sampler and watch some movies with the hubba if he ever comes out of that basement. Boy is he going to be hurting.


I wish everyone a very HAPPY EASTER!


Hugs,
Susan

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