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

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

...!...Now Hiring...!...

dependable, self motivated person
who likes to drink coffee
that will
Turn & Stuff
all these recently sewn prims

Please reply by comment or email

As you can see from above picture, the old Singer has been just a humming
the last two days I have cut out and just finished the sewing of many
Primitive Dolls, Pumpkins, Bears & more

Now for the part that I don't like
turning & stuffing
so I thought maybe there was someone, somewhere that would like a job, LOL...

Yesterday was the start of Maygan's 3rd grade year!
She was all smiles and full of details when I picked her up from school
couldn't wait to go back this morning
(Boy, I hope it stays like that.......til she's a SENIOR)

1st Day 2010

1st Day 2009

So, who wants to go shopping with my $20.00?

Get yourself signed up for my giveaway

Click Link for all the Details

Have a Blessed Day,

Monday, August 29, 2011

Kinzua Heritage Arts & Music Festival Weekend

We revisited the 1700's & 1800's this weekend....

I still say that I was born way too late, I could get lost in this

 Encampments, Artisians, Bluegrass & Native American Music and Dance
Storytelling, and the list goes on & on

Hop in the old fashion time machine....I'll take you back

Just some of the trades
Quilters, Spinners, Hewers, Chair Canner, Potter, Flutemaker, Leather Tooler, Glass Blower
Bow Maker, Forger, Beaders, Schrimshaw Artist

Hand spun & dyed Wool
been spinning since 1975
all natural dyes - no chemicals - gotta love that!

Alan Eaton - glass blower
Chicago, IL

Log Hewers


Scrimshaw Artist/Gunsmith (seated)
Tim Ferrie

Confederate Civil War Soldiers

Hands on Fun

Too Funny
Maygan says while playing the washboards
"Mom, I've always wanted washboard abs"

My small treasures

Next year, we will be participating in this festival.  Camped out, selling our wares and demonstating
Boy, I can't wait until next August!

Festival Website

Friday, August 26, 2011

York Mountain Mercantile Bucks Giveaway

Hot off the presses...........
York Mountain Mercantile Bucks

A fun giveaway!
You get the YMM Bucks and you Pick Your Prize

To enter:
1.  You must be a follower of at least one of my Blogs
(new followers are welcome for this drawing)

2.  Comment on this post that you would like to be entered

3.  Live in the USA or Canada

Extra entries awarded for:
1.  Posting my giveaway on your Blog - 2 extras

2.  Picking one of my Followers to follow - 2 extras
(that you don't already follow, it's always nice to make new friends)
this is done on the honor system, please don't say you did it if you didn't

Please list all your entry options in just one comment

Winner will be drawn at random on September 16th

if you are the winner, you must contact me within 24 hours
I will not search for you, you know how to find me
New winners will be drawn if I am not contacted within time specified until I get one

As for picking your prize
York Mountain Mercantile Bucks can be used on either
My Website
My Selling Blog

You can spend your
 $20.00 York Mountain Mercantile Bucks
however you choose, a $20.00 item, 2 $10.00 items or have the
$20.00 discounted off a larger order.  Any orders that can be shipped First Class Mail, the shipping will be Free, otherwise exact shipping will be charged (can be included in the $20.00 also)

Get signed up!

Are you Hungry for Hooking?

Well my dears, if you are
please go and visit Margie at

she has been kind enough to share Tips,
Techniques & even a GIVEAWAY
all about
Primitive Rug Hooking
(now who doesn't want to give this a try)

She is posting a series of  Rug Hooking Tutorials.
the first one is up already


that's not it

Margie is hosting a Giveaway with 3, count them, 3 prizes

Pumpkin Spice (if I win, I'm choosing this one!)


excerpt from Margie's Post
The 1st place winner will receive a kit in either color choice. The kit will include the pattern on monks cloth and all the wool (cut and ready to go) you need to finish the rug.. and you can follow right along with the lessons.
We will havea second place prize too...It will be this rug mat on monks cloth, but no wool (if you follow my tutorial you will have plenty of wool in no time).

The third place prize will be this pattern drawn on Red Dot Tracer ready to be trandsferred to the foundation of your choice.

So go, get yourself on over to Hungry Hook Primitives
get signed up for Margie's giveaway and read up on Rug Hooking.
psst....tell her I sent ya (won't do you any good but it'll get me more chances to win..hehe)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Offerings

Two new offerings on my Selling Blog

Hop, Skip, Jump or Fly on over


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

........What's New.........

a whole lotta

I kind of like it that way sometimes!

but, I

Working on a couple of new Penny Rugs
been School Shopping
a little Blog Hopping

There are some great giveaways going on in blogland,
be sure to visit my Giveaway Page to check'em out!

My favorite participant in the Corn Festival Parade last weekend.
Isn't she cute, reminds me of the donkey from the first Nanny McPhee movie
she didn't dance though...

So anyway, I'm off to see what kind of mess I can make today

Blessings til next time,

Friday, August 19, 2011

Swap Share & Stuff

Good Friday Morning!

It's been one, a busy week that is.  Today I feel free, all caught up on orders, whew.

Thought I would share Maygan's Stitchery and hubby's Flutes that placed in the fair.

Here is May's little pillow

and ...these are DH's Flutes and they sound so pretty
when played

Michelle from Granny's Pantry and I recently did a swap.  Look at the wonderful goodies she sent my way!

A super prim fall penny rug, penny rug candle mat and a pattern book.  She's so sweet!
I think today, I just may find time to sit and thumb through the book for the first time.

A huge! Thank You Michelle !
I love my new goodies....


The Corn Festival is happening in town this weekend.
Parade, Food, Street Dances, Wagon Rides, Vendors and
of course, Sweet Corn a plenty

we will be taking in a bit of the action!

I think I will tend to my gardens a bit this morning,
my Sweet Annie is almost 5' tall and just starting to bud,
beans to pick and string into Leather Britches

so the question for the day is....

How many Beans could a Bean Stringer string,
if a Bean Stringer strings, String Beans?

Have a Blessed Day,

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Black & White & Loved all Over

Sleeping Gary

Tuckered Out Spencer

Little Baxter Boy
Working on some orders today, still catching up around the homestead
trying to whittle down my To-Do List

Just listed a new Penny Rug on my selling blog that's been waiting for weeks to make an appearance

Blessings my friends,

Monday, August 15, 2011

Honey, I'm Home

Just a little recap of our Fair Week
lots to do, lots to see

~Tuesday Night Concert~
Barefoot Blue Jean Jake
Put on one heck of a show!

after the show

Maygan took a 1st on her stitchery

her dressed up "guitar" cucumber - 4th place
she also took a 5th on a painting she did
hubby got a 3rd place on his Native American Flute entry

I didn't enter anything this year...too busy

Midway Fun

A friendly family game at the Bingo Tent

Horse Shows everyday
my cousin Tim in the ring

Seneca Indian Dancers

Friday Nights Truck & Tractor Pull

Moon Lit Nights

bittersweet goodbyes at weeks end
brings a close to our summer in these parts
schools about to start, the leaves will be turning
you can feel the chill of fall in the night air
the barns stand empty, the grounds lay quiet
resting til next year

just a little glimpse of the great week we had, spent with Family & Friends
at the 2011 Warren County Fair

It's always good to come home!



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