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

Monday, June 28, 2010

Our Weekend....

Well, we knew it was going to be a busy weekend, but it sure was enjoyable. Friday evening while hubby was fishing, Maygan and I went to the auction and found these treasures.

Old Stool~I might repaint it or just stain it? not sure

Berry Tote

Misc Advertising Pieces

This is my Poor Man's Coverlet

Crock Chicken Waterer (is that a word?)

Found some neat things and spent a total of $13.00~ woohoo

Saturday's Grad Party/Pig Roast

Here's dinner coming off the roaster, it was on for 12 hours...

The bonfire was cool, a hollow log filled with metals gave off Blue and Green Flames

Yesterday, we wanted something to do as a family, there was only one stipulation, Maygan said it had to involve water, LOL. So we got going early with only one direction in mind, Lake Erie. Along the way we stopped at a Flea Market in Mayville, NY.
Then we continued on, taking the scenic route...went to Barcelona where Maygan got to swim a bit.

Maygan and her Dad

Me looking for Sea Glass

We started off again along Rt 20, heading towards Erie, PA. To bad it was Sunday cause we passed a bunch of little shops and markets but most were closed :(
This is all you see for miles and's Wine Country...lots and lots of grapes!

We did make it to Erie, had dinner and headed back home...We made one giant circle, never was a great day, lots of picture perfect scenery and good company.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Catchin' Ya Up Friday

Holy Smokes! It's been awhile since my last post....yes, summers here and I've been busy....mowing yard, pickin' Strawberries, crafting and oh, the everyday stuff too.

~Thank You Kind Folks
Last week one day Maygan wanted to have a Lemonade Stand. I tried to explain to her that we live on a country road and not to expect many (if any) sales, cause there just isn't much traffic. She insisted that she still wanted to try so we made special Star Ice Cubes, Pink Lemonade and fixed up a table to sell from. Bless her little heart, she sat there for over an hour watching what few cars there were pass right by. Me, I'm sittin on the porch, hooking a rug, also waiting and praying for just one customer. Then, it happened....a State Road Crew Truck passed and put on the brakes...beep, beep, was backing up! Out of her chair she jumped, so excited and was the best Pink Lemonade Sales-Woman I've ever seen. She sold 5 Glasses, all at one time and instead of a Quarter a Glass, they all gave her 50 Cents a glass. She thanked them all for stopping as did I, many times before they left. As they drove away, she started tidying up her table, meanwhile singing a happy little tune. Those Kind Folks had made her day!

This was almost her 6th Customer that day~~~~

This guy decided to stroll into our driveway after the Lemonade Stand closed for the day...He was only 2 feet away from where Maygan was sitting 2 hours earlier...kinda scarey! Yep, I'm hiding behind Massive Rocks we have in our yard snapping pictures.

I made a couple sweet Raggedies yesterday, here is a glimpse at what I've been working on...they are all up and available on my website..

One of these Witch Punkins will be included in my Mystery Giveaway, don't forget to leave a comment on the Giveaway Post to be entered into the drawing July 7th!

Some of my Summer Perennials are starting to bloom, this is one of my favorites.....Red Bee Balm.....

We are going to have a busy Saturday, lots of parties! A wedding at 11am, I used to babysit the Bride to Be when she was just a little girl. Congratulations Brigit & Ken, may you be Blessed with many, many years of Happiness!

Then we are off to a Graduation Party/Pig Roast in the evening. It will be lots of fun.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

I got a chance to finish up a few more prims for my website yesterday, you can see them at

I've been working on a couple of custom signs, Donna's Tin Can Challenge, my Giveaway prizes, and planning my DH 25th Family Reunion (the invites went out yesterday)

Oh, and I had to install a new kitchen faucet cause I broke mine - Oopsy....can you say Jack-of-all-Trades!

Here a lil' peek at some of what I made:)

I love the way these Fabric Boxes turned out, really like the Browns and Blues together!

I'm calling these "Advertising Pin Keeps", I made a different graphic for the front of each of them.

Halloween Star Make-Do with Stitchery

I have some Dolls, Stitcheries and more Fall/Halloween Prims in the works.

Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway, just leave a comment on the Mystery Giveaway Post, it's open to all my Followers, new Followers are welcome to enter too!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Donna's Tin Can Challenge

Donna from Sweet Prairie Dwellings offered up a challenge for us prim gals. You had to take an ordinary tin can and make a prim creation out of it. This is what I came up with for mine, just finished it up early this morning.

This is what I started out with, I was going to use 2 cans, one from which I cut the stars out of (ended up not using the stars after all)

Here is my finished Tin Can Candle

To fill the inside of the Tin Can, I used "Great Stuff" spray foam, it worked pretty well. But here's a warning, LOL, don't over fill the can with stuff! I put to much in to begin with and let's just say that it looked like a HUGE Muffin Top when it dryed. Not a problem though cause you can easily cut once dry.
After shaping the dryed foam, I grunged up the top and cut out a hole big enough for a grubby Tea Light.

I enjoyed the challenge and am looking forward to seeing what Donna will come up with for the next challenge. It would be great to get even more gals/guys involved so stop by her blog at

Sweet Prairie Dwellings

Friday, June 11, 2010

My 1st Hooked Rug

Happy Friday to Ya'll!

I have a whole pile of prims to finish but I got a little side tracked and made my first Hooked Rug the other day. I think for the first attempt, it turned out pretty good. I used Black, Brown and Burgundy Wool strips and hooked on Burlap. The Crow and Star were drawn on the burlap by hand as I didn't have a pattern.

I have always wanted to try Rug Hooking but I didn't think I had the tools, nor did I want to buy a bunch of stuff to try it. Low and behold, I was digging around in some craft drawers and found a rug hook, I think I bought it at a sale a few years back just because it was a wooden handled tool, LOL, don't think I even realized it was a rug hook.

My Crow Rug is about 6" x 7"

I had fun making the first one so a started another, this will be a Willow Tree

Now, my only problem is I have no idea how to finish these rugs. Can anyone give me some advice on how to go about finishing the edges/back?

Oh, and you'll never guess what else I found while I was rooting around, a Punch Needle. Yep, so I just might have to give that a try too. I always say, I'll try anything once.

Have a Great Weekend! Traci

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Prims and Schools Out for the Summer

Hi Ya!
My daughter is so excited, Summer Vacation officially starts today at 11:40am. She could hardly wait to get to school today, she was ready and asking to go 1/2 hour early, LOL.... The last week the kids were busy doing fun activities at school, last Wednesday was their day at the pool, Friday was Fun Day (outdoor Games, I was in charge of the Water Relay Races, yikes) and yesterday was the First Grade Picnic at the park (more games and food). It's hard to believe that Maygan is heading into Second Grade, just where does time go?
This is Maygan's Spring School Picture

I did get a few things finished up and on my website. I have many more in the works, just need to find some time to complete them.

Here is a picture of my new 1791 Witch Doll....she turned out so her....

This is one of the new Antique Quilt Runners that I finished up. This is a great size for a small table or bench.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Easy Cherry Crisp

This is a quick and easy dessert for summer. I made this over Memorial Day Weekend, it was yummy!

2 cans Cherry Pie Filling (could use Blueberry)
1 Box White or Yellow Cake Mix
2 Cups Water
1/2 Cup Margarine (Melted)

Grease a 9"x13" pan, spread pie filling evenly on bottom. Pour 2 cups of Water over Cherries, then sprinkle Cake Mix on top. Drizzle melted marg. over cake mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 - 55 minutes. Serve with whipped topping or ice cream.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer Mystery Giveaway

I will be having a Summer Mystery Giveaway. The winner will be drawn on July 7th and will receive a mystery prize/prizes.

To have your name entered, you must be a follower of my Blog (new friends are welcome)
Then, just leave me a comment!

I will need an email address to contact you if you are the winner.

I may give you a sneak peek at the prize/prizes as I make them so don't stray too far.

Garden Pics

A Stroll through one of my Gardens. This is my pond garden which is very shady, it's a mixture of Hostas, Astible, Coral Bells, Bleeding Heart, Ferns, Dianthus, Columbine and a few impatients tucked here and there.

This was a wonderful surprise this morning, a beautiful poppy had bloomed for me.

Hope everyone had a Safe and Enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. We had a family gathering on Sunday which was fun. Got to see my Brother, SIL & nephew from VA; my niece, her husband and great nephew from NYC and my niece from FL as well as all of us locals, lol...

Blessings, Traci


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