Friday, July 20, 2012

My "FREE" Junk.....

I hit the "Jackpot"
in Junk  (Treasures).....

(old hose reel, roll of wire, old shovels, a sickle??)

My Sister Carolyn brought over
 a truck load of Treasures for me!
She was helping her 
Mother-In-Law clean out some buildings
around her Homestead.

(old tea kettle, wooden baseball bats, oil cans, pulleys, wood crates)

Her In-Laws were going to throw these
treasures away!
But my Sister stopped them and
loaded up her truck.
She knew these are the kind of treasures 
that I Love...and will put to good use!!!


All these cigar boxes are labeled and full of 
hinges, nails, brass door pieces,
 door plates, etc....


More rolls of wire, funnels, oil cans,
wood crates, glass jars,
pieces of wood...and it goes on.
I still didn't get to go through it all yet...
And she called this morning to tell me she
had another load for me!
Oh my!!  I better get creating!!
Have a wonderful Friday Everyone!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ramblings....

Finally the RAIN has come!!
On Tuesday we had RAIN and
Thunderstorms.
This was my view driving into work.


 Wednesday  night we had more rain.
And today, cloudy skies, cool temps
and more rain!
The boys and I put on our jeans 
and sweatshirts.
There was certainly a chill in the air...
& a bit cool in the house.
But we didn't mind.

I picked my very first tomatoes 
from the Garden on Wednesday.
Very Small ones...
but oh so yummy!!!


As I was going through some photo's
that I had stored on my computer...
I came across a couple projects that I did
and forgot to post about...

Back in June...My son Dawson's
 Grandpa came to visit.
He brought me an empty Stroh's Beer can,
& told me to make something crafty with it...
(but he said Don't make it look primitive, Lol!)
Well, Grandpa likes his Stroh's Beer
& he loves to Garden...
So I put the 2 together & came up
with this for his Garden.


I don't have pictures of the detailed
steps in this project, but what I did was....
I took a piece of scrap wood, painted it,
painted on the letters, Beer Garden.
Then I took one of my garden stakes,
stained it & then I screwed the sign to
the stake.
Next I took the beer can, screwed that to the 
middle of the stake, then added some 
artificial daisies.
I must say...Grandpa loved it!


This next project is my finished 
Clothespin bag.


This idea I got from Trace.
I picked up this little girls dress
from the Goodwill on a 
clearance rack for 99 cents.
All I did was turn it inside out
& sew across the bottom.
Turn it back the right way & I 
have a new clothespin bag!

These last pictures are from a Giveaway
I won back in June from Darlene at
"Three- D" Style....
I won these cute little stork scissors
& this wool scissor case.


(NOTE....I am late posting this...
but I did e-mail Darlene right away
after I received these in the mail
to Thank her.)


I am so excited to have my own
little pair of scissors that's mine
and the Boy's can't touch!

This wool case is sooo beautiful!


Darlene also included a notepad
and a pen!


Thank You again Darlene!!!
So Sorry for the late post!

You can visit Darlene at
Darlene has frequent Giveaways
and she does some Awesome work.
Her creations are Beautiful!

By the way...Does anyone know
why Blogger highlights some of
the Post in white???
This drives me crazy!!!!


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Swap Items from Kendra.....

Yesterday I received a Package in the mail
from my Swap Partner Kendra.

We were Swap Partners in Wendy's
Christmas in July Swap.

These are the wonderful goodies I received...

This Beautiful  Hand stitched Snowman table runner.
I Love this...and Snowmen are my favorite.


A pillow that reads...
Hang up your stocking
'cause Santa's on his way!


Adorable snowman on a Bobbin


and some cinnamon covered lights 
that smell awesome....



A Snowman frame with a stitchery


It reads...
Sled rides
Snowball fights
little children
bundled tight
my it is
A snowy night


An  Awesome Handmade card


A Prim Stocking
full of goodies....
2 tarts, a Packer candy cane Ornament,
A small bar of chocolate & cream soap,
A bag of chocolate covered Sunflower seeds,
and a snowman pail


A notepad and
2 fabric covered, wax dipped candy canes


And this ADORABLE
painted skate
That Kendra painted
The Primitive Skate... on it
This was Kendra's Uncle's skate
from when he was growing up.
How special is that???



"THANK YOU"
so much Kendra.
I LOVE all the goodies you sent
and I will cherish them always!!!!





Thursday, July 12, 2012

Giveaways....

I have two wonderful Giveaways 
to tell you about.....

The first one is Steph's
Christmas in July Blogiversary Giveaway...over at


Look at all these wonderful creations
that Steph made!
Click on the Front Porch Primitives Link above
and get yourself signed up.
Drawing is July 25th.

The next Giveaway is from Christina at
for this Sweet Pantry Bag!


Christina is new to Blogging 
and makes some wonderful creations.

Click on the Pendleton Primitives Link
above to take you over to her Blog
so you can see for your self.
Giveaway ends Aug. 5th.

Monday, July 9, 2012