Friday, November 20, 2009

I truly don't know where the week went.......can't believe it is Friday! It has been a whirlwind here, as I wanted to finish up orders, get swaps finished and mailed out, so that I could sit down and paint something off my "to do" know the one that is a mile long, and I will never finish everything list?

I have had this one in mind to do for quite some time.........and I was very pleased as to how it turned out. Some designs just speak to me more then others, and I thought this adorable snowman was a for sure indeed.

I painted this on a very thick wood cutting of course! It is sprinkled in snow, for an even more winter feel. Isn't he sweet?
Well here is wishing everyone a terrific weekend.........I will be using next week to get ready for Thanksgiving, and maybe even start a little least go through and see what I want for this year. Simplicity is the theme for my home this year......lots of nature in simple green boughs, and of course all the white twinkling lights! So I will be back soon, hopefully with some photos to share..........Till next time.........Blessing to each and everyone!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Great Place to Shop!

If you are in search of some wonderful prim shops, Primitive Crossroads has some great ones! Not only can you buy, but you can advertise your shop also! If you get a few extra minutes, pop on over and look at all they have to offer! Thanks Mandie for featuring my Christmas Stocking Sampler, I am very honored to have been chosen!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Girl's Day Out!

Today was my friend Sandy's birthday, and we have always celebrated each other's birthday's by having lunch, exchanging gifts, and if we can we always try to do a little prim shopping. We are fortunate here in this small town to have three wonderful primitive shops. Along with them are several antique malls also, so you can spend the entire day out and never leave town.

This is my favorite shop......Two Sisters. I never leave that shop without finding something I just have to have. Today I found a prim reindeer, a feather tree, and a couple new prim ornaments, and a small candle wreath. But my favorite find was a darling primitive gingerbread that I will be showing you later on when I start decorating for Christmas. This shop is just crammed full of primitives, but they are best known for their fabulous candles that are made right here in our area, exclusively for them. I can spend hours is a two story home, and every room is just filled to the brim with fantastic items.

The rain stopped just long enough for me to snap a couple of photos.......this is Sandy on her 53rd birthday! She would probably kill me if she knew I was posting this photo...:) If you look to the left you will see another favorite shop, and that one is the "Farmers Daughter". We were hoping to go there today also, but between the rain, and running short on time we didn't make it, but in a week or so we will be visiting that one too, so I will snap some better photos then.
Even with the rain, it was a wonderful day......we spent time here at my home, having coffee, and catching up, and then of course it was present time. So after opening gifts, we went out and had a great lunch, and then hit a couple stores, with Two Sisters being our last stop, and of course the one we were in the longest. The shops are all decorated for the holidays, and I cannot wait to start mine soon. It has always been a tradition with us, to get our lights on the house, and get our porch decorated on Thanksgiving day. Then the decorating begins in the house the following day over the long weekend. I have decided that this year......less is more. I want everything to be rather simple, so hopefully I can get it all done in three days.
Hope everyone has had a good day today! I just came from visiting blogs, and the creations are just amazing, and the makeovers are all fabulous! I just love visiting all of you! Till next time.........Blessings to ya!

Monday, November 16, 2009

What I Did This Weekend!

Hey All! I sure hope everyone had a great weekend! My husband had to work all weekend, so this gave me an opportunity to get a few more things painted that I hadn't planned on so I wanted to share. I have wanted to do this sampler for a very long time......the colors are more muted then the picture shows, and I was just delighted with how it turned out. This is a Kim Klasson design that has been on my to do list for about three years now.....finally got it done!

These penny ornaments were really fun to do also......I have a tree of course that is nothing but primitive ornaments and these will be the new ones for the year. These will also be available in my Etsy shop as soon as I get a chance to get them posted.

Though prim is my absolute favorite thing to paint, when the holidays come around, I can't resist a little sparkle. This Noel ornament has been painted on a piece of bisque, and then glitter glass was applied. They turned out so pretty!

Here is another........I believe this is a Jamie Mills Price design. Again I used the bisque ornament and as a set they are just beautiful. It is always fun to venture outside the box every once in awhile and do something totally different.
I have a few orders to fill today, and then I am free again to start on some great new pieces. So stay tuned and I will be back shortly with more goodies! Blessings to all my blogging friends!