The only way to have a friend is to be one....Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Homemade No Melt Bird Suet

This is a recipe that I make lots of every winter. The birds love it and it's easy to whip up.

No Melt Peanut Butter Suet

1 Cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
1 Cup Lard

2 Cups Oats
2 Cups Cornmeal
1 Cup Flour
1/3 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Birdseed

Over low heat, melt the lard and peanut butter together. Mix all the other ingredients in a medium bowl. When peanut butter mixture is melted, pour over dry ingredients and mix well. Press mixture into a pan (I use 2 bread pans per batch). Place in freezer until firm, remove from pan and cut into desired sizes.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December Drawing Winner!

The winner of my December Giveaway is Linda S. from MI. Here is a picture of her prize...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Feathered Friends Pinecone Treats

If you like to feed the birds, here's a little treat that you can whip up for them. My daughter and I make them every winter and the little birds go crazy, it's something fun and safe to get the little ones involved in.

Peanut Butter Pinecone Treats
Medium Sized Pinecones (however many you want to make)
Jute or Twine for hanger
Peanut Butter (crunchy or creamy, I buy the cheap stuff for this)
**********Simply tie a hanger around the base end of the pinecones with your jute. Spread your peanut butter all over the pinecone from the hanger down (if your doing many cones, I just use my hand). Then, roll them into the birdseed, be sure to apply a little pressure when doing this, it will help get the birdseed into the nooks and crannies.

Now hang them outside for your Feathered Friends. These treats would also make great Natural gifts for children to give to for Christmas! Simply bag them in a clear bag with a festive bow.

It's December and you know what that means....

It's time for the hussle and bussle of Christmas. I really love Christmas, don't get me wrong but I really don't like all the hub-bub surrounding it. How bout you?

You would not believe the weather that we are having here in Pennsylvania. I think Mother Nature is making up for the unseasonably cold and wet summer she handed us, LOL...

Friday, November 20, 2009

What's New?

Good Morning....I can hardly move this morning, LOL....Yesterday I started putting up a new ceiling in my office and boy, did I get a workout. It's almost half done and I am going to try to finish it up today. So yesterday I was a carpenter crafter and not a primitive crafter.

PS. Sewing is much easier....

Monday, November 16, 2009


Just thought I'd check in here, LOL....It's been a few days.

I was back in the sewing room today, did some primming for an order and made a couple of new Christmas things too.

I just listed some of my Primitive Patterns on Etsy, I haven't offered any patterns in a long time. So if like creating your own prims, take a peek.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Newest Creation - "Whisper" Tree Topper Christmas Angel

I just listed this precious Primitive Angel "Whisper" on Etsy. I really enjoyed making her, I didn't have a plan when I started so it was interesting to see her emerge from pieces of fabric and lace to this.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Just added new Items on Website

Early Quilt Stockings

Prim Ornament

Primitive Simmering Potpourri

Make your home smell wonderful this Holiday Season. This is soo easy!

Mix all ingredients in saucepan and simmer on low heat. Add more water as nenecessary. You can also put this in your electric warmers.

4 cinnamon sticks
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup whole cloves
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 lemon slices, fresh or 2 tablespoon dried lemon peel
2 tablespoons orange peel or dried orange peel
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 quart water

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Our Annual Fudge & Apple Fritter Show

For the next 3 days, I will be busy in the kitchen. This weekend is the Blockville Historical Society Festival in Blockville, NY.
Every year for the festival, I make Homemade Fudge to sell (about 30# of the sweet stuff) and hubby makes Apple Fritters on site. Last year we introduced old fashioned donuts to the mix and it was a big success so we will do that again too. The Fritters and Donuts are made right there so they are still warm when ya eat them, Yummy!
I've kinda lost track but I think this will be our 8th year at this festival. It is a nice small festival and it's just a stones throw from my hometown so it's also like old home week, LOL...

If you get a chance, take a peek at my website, there just might be something you haven't seen yet. Once we get through this weekend, I have vowed to get into the sewing room and turn out some new primitive designs, yes, I have been thinking about Christmas!


Friday, May 1, 2009

Primitive Drieds

Just got done listing some really great "Pantry Drieds" on my website. My new found love is Dried Goodes... I have them everywhere, I don't think there is an empty jar or bowl left in my house. They lend such a simple early primitive look, just what we all love.

Dried Quince (Baelnut) Slices

Blue Juniper Berries

Bay Leaves


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