Sunday, December 4, 2011

Primitive Screensaver

Looking for a primitive photo screensaver and can't find any? Here's what I do.

I do a google search for "primitive Christmas", "Christmas barn", etc. Whatever you want in your photos. Open the photos to full size and right click. Save them into a photo album titled "screensaver". Then set the album to be your screensaver. That's it!

I just saved some photos that prim friends on fb posted of their decorating. You're not selling them, or printing them, so it should be fine.

Have fun looking! And, the best part is that you can add or delete or change theme anytime you want.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Painting pattern books For Sale...$3.00 each

Painting pattern books For Sale...$3.00 each plus shipping. Piney Creek Primitives by Debbie Forgac, (Primitive Pineapple, Gathering Seasons, Farmhouse Gatherings). John Sliney (Along the Roads of Time, Back Roads of New England). Jan Coffey, (Coffey House Collection Vol. 1, Vol. 2). Terrye French& Debbie Richey (Paintin Thrift Shop Treasures). Terrye French Designs (Wintry Friends). Message me if interested.   ----THESE BOOKS HAVE ALL BEEN SOLD-----

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Raw Sheep's Wool roving on ebay auction~

Check it out all you prim doll makers ~ starting bid is only .99 cents and it's almost 2 pounds of wool!  Three day auction, so don't delay.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

moving to PA!

After being on the market for a year, my house is finally under contract!  If all goes through as planned, we will be living in Lititz, PA before Christmas!

Closing date is set for Nov. 18th and as we all know, anything can happen.  I'm hoping it doesn't.  :)

I grew up in Delaware County, PA just east of Lancaster.  I moved to NC in 1999 from Dover, DE and now it's time to go back.  But, I wanted to move to a tourist area.  Lancaster County has the laid back lifestyle I love and it's also central to New York, Philadelphia, DC, Baltimore, etc.  Lots of cool day trips!

I decided in summer of 2010 to move to Lancaster County and started looking at small towns on the internet.  I fell in love with Lititz online and when I went there in June of 2010, it was a definite that that's where I wanted to live.   I went back in July 2011 and still love it.  It's got the small town feel, but it's still close to everything. 

Can't wait!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Prim Pumpkin Pattern now for sale as e-pattern!

Just finished up the e-pattern for these cuties~  Sooooo easy to make that I handstitched these while sitting in my Lazy Boy and finished them all in an hour!  
 Click on the photo to purchase~
Pattern is on sale for a limited time for only $2.99!

Friday, August 19, 2011

My next craft show~

This is one of my favorite craft shows to do.  It's held at Wolf Laurel Country Club just outside Mars Hill, NC.   Gorgeous views from the top of the mountain!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Craft Show Update~

Just confirmed today that I'll have a booth in the Mt. Mitchell Craft Show on Aug. 5 and Aug. 6, 2011.  The craft show is in Burnsville, NC on the Town Square.

More details soon!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Primitive fabric covered PhotO AlbumS!

I've been busy finishing up some things today and have listed some
primitive fabric covered photo albums,
some punch needle jewelry pins,

and even a vintage cookbook with a grungy, handstitched fabric cover,
done the olde timey way!  

All are available in my etsy shoppe.

Friday, May 27, 2011

New EBAY listings!

Just listed some cool primitives on ebay.  I also have some fat quarters and quilt fabric on auction, so be sure and check it out!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Drastically reduced prices in my etsy shop!

Drastically reduced prices in my etsy shop last night.  Gotta make room for new stuff! 

Some things were marked to half price or lower!
Every primitive doll, every framed punch needle, every stitchery item, rag balls and eggs, etc., etc.

I've been kind of MIA on my blog for awhile.  I have been quite active on my facebook though.

Still waiting to move to Lititz in Lancaster County, PA.  My house has been for sale since October 2010.  I started out at $144,000 and last night I dropped the price to $124,900.  There's a bit of a rush now since I got my approval letter yesterday for a USDA mortgage in Lancaster County.  It expires after 30 days, then I can get only two 30 day extensions.  I've already had one certificate expire at Christmas, and it took this long to get through the process for another.  If I don't sell before this one expires, I'll have to sit and have a heart to heart with God.  ;-)  

My son and I are really excited about moving to PA.  There is little to no opportunity here for people that need to work and even less opportunity for my son that will be going to college for Graphic Design.  There are about 5 jobs listed for our entire county at the unemployment office.  We live in a small mountain town with less than 2,000 people.  The nearest mall or chain restaurant is 45 minutes away.  Walmart is 20 minutes away.  We are ready to move! 

On the other hand, if you're retired, it's a fantastic place to live.  Gorgeous mountains, the best people, super low crime rate, quaint shops downtown, etc.  Oh, I guess I should include that we live in Burnsville, NC.  45 minutes from Asheville, NC where the Biltmore House is located.  I've lived here almost 12 years and I've never been to the Biltmore House.  Not primitive enough for me.  I'd rather see Abe Lincoln's cabin.  :-)

That's all for now.  I'll try to keep ya'll updated a little better.  Please do check out my etsy shop for some great deals.  I had framed punch needle art priced at $38 and lowered them to $21.95!   Must clear those shelves in the shop to make room for new stuff.

Have yourself a blessed day and PLEASE pray for my house to sell!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

FREE primitive crow & pumpkin pattern!

Click on the photo to get a FREE primitive fall pin pattern!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

New pattern for Primitive Rabbit!

I made up a new prim bunny rabbit pattern!  It's available as an instant download e-pattern HERE, and it's also available as a finished rabbit HERE for those that don't sew. 
 Something for everyone! 
The rabbits measure aprox. 11" tall.  Two of the finished rabbits are rag stuffed for a more early primitive look.
Great addition to your spring time and Easter decorating~

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New tools for your punch needle projects!

Cool tools for your Cameo Ultra-Punch needles! 
Yarn spoolers and punch needle threaders.

Available in my etsy shoppe~
Supplies are limited, so shop soon!

Monday, January 31, 2011

My newest finish~Rooster Punch Needle & e-pattern

My newest finish~~~
Punch needle design for your country kitchen if you like roosters and chickens! The border is done in a penny rug tongue design.

I've punched it in muted, primitive colors of DMC threads and Cameo acrylic yarn. The actual needlepunch design is aprox. 3.5" X 3.5".Order E-pattern HERE.
Order finished, framed punch needle HERE.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Spring Sheep punch needle-framed and ready!

My latest creation ~ a punch needle sheep that is sooooo ready for Spring!

Click on the photo to purchase, but hurry cause I only made one!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Popcorn or Cotton Candy? help me decide!

This year, I will be selling snacks at craft shows instead of my primitive crafts. 

I'm trying to decide whether to sell popcorn or cotton candy. 

Help me decide by voting for the one that you would be more likely to purchase at a show. 

The verdict is in....almost everyone voted for popcorn, so popcorn it is!  I'll be purchasing a popcorn machine this Spring and popping up a storm in the summer at shows!
Thanks to everyone that voted and helped me decide. :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Primitive Tissue Box Cover & Church Dolls ~finished!~

I got some crafting done this weekend.  I'm becoming quite the "homebody", not wanting to go out anywhere, being cozy and comfy at home.  Especially with all the snow we've had here.

I bought the paper mache tissue box cover probably a year ago.  Finally decided what to do with it!
I made it into a pattern with instructions that will work for any size box.  Perfectly prim! 
E-Pattern is available at and it's only $3.99!

Today I finished another project that has been waiting patiently in the craft room.  My sewing machine has been waiting to be working right for about a month.  I got the tension figured out today and finished up my primitive church doll roll.  I love it! 

It's available in my etsy shoppe for $24.99.
I only made one set, so don't wait if you're lovin' it.  :-)

blessings to ya!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I Think God is a Quilter~

I'm not a quilter, but I joined a Quilt Guild to meet new friends.   This poem was in our recent newsletter and I wanted to share it with you~~~

I Think God is a Quilter

(Author Unknown)

I think God is a quilter
Who takes His needle and thread
To piece our world from nothingness
And give it form, instead.

I think God is a quilter
And everything I see
Are pieces from His careful hand
From tree to bumblebee.

I think we see God's stitches
His texture everywhere;
The velvet moss, the grainy sand,
The silky strands of hair.

I think God is a quilter;
Stitching tight and tiny rows,
Adding to my scraps and pieces,
Seaming everything He knows.

I think He cuts the patterns
From what I'd throw away.
He shows me how to use each scrap
In His redeeming way.

I think God quilts a pattern
From everything I live;
But He can only stitch the quilt
From what I choose to give.

I think God is a quilter
Stitching strength where I am weak.
Showing me that life He touches
Embraces everything I seek.

I think God is a quilter
From the patience in each thread;
Proving length of time no barrier;
Treating time a gift, instead.

I think quilts are lessons
God uses just to teach
That our pieces and our remnants
Have kaleidoscopic reach.

So, in the life I'm living
With pieces everywhere
I'll give them to the Quilter
To stitch with loving care.

I'll give them to the Quilter
Unwanted though they be
And with His work of quilting
He'll make a quilt of me.