Friday, October 31, 2008


Hope everyone is having a HAPPY and SAFE HALLOWEEN!

The morning started out quite chilly in K-Ville, but as the day progressed it was warm & sunny. And tonight was perfect for the trick or treaters! We have actually had several this evening. Gave out lots of treats to the little ones. They are so cute and soooo very excited!
I went to Walnut Cove bright and early this morning with My Mom & Dad. They have decided to get a booth at Just Plain Country and sell some Primitve Wares. They have some fabulous goodies and I can't wait to see how they do. And to make things even better, their space is right beside of mine.

We also went to Stuart, VA to the second location of Just Plain Country. It is a huge store filled to the brim with antiques and all kinds of collectibles. It was a really nice drive up there, curves and all. There were still lots of Fall colors. Wish I would have taken my camera. The trees were just beautiful!

This is my Friday Favorite Find for this week...a very old , extremely long handled, iron skillet. Actually found this today in Stuart and just had to have it. I think it is fabulous. Haven't decided where it is going to live yet, but thought y'all might want to see it. Overall, it's about 50 inches tall, yep 50 inches! It's a very unique piece and I have to find just the right spot for it.

That's about all for now. Gonna watch the Starter Wife on USA in a little while. It's another one of my Friday Favorites. LOL!

Until next time.



Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday Web Site Special

Hi Y'all!

Hoping everyone had/is having a great Thursday! I spent most of the day working on orders and trying to organize some of my patterns in my craft room. It gets a little scary in the craft room sometimes when I don't clean up after myself! It seems that I am always in a hurry lately, and just kinda "GET BY" with cleaning in there. So much easier to close the door and clean another day! But, another day has arrived and it seriously needs some attention!

This is the Special of the Day!

Check it out~~ Only $6.49

Thanks for stopping by & be sure and sign my guestbook if you haven't done so already!

That's all for now.

Until next time.



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I've been TAGGED!

I've been tagged by Diane from:


The rules are:
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Facts about me:
1. I can't stand for my food to touch.
2. I always park on the same aisle when I go shopping.
3. Every day I wear RED!
4. I'm left-handed, but do almost everything right-handed!
5. I am supposed to wear glasses.
6. I used to do home parties with my crafts.
7. I love STAR-GATE SG1 & Atlantis on the sci-fi channel.

I really don't know that many bloggers, so this is who I'm tagging! Some folks that I would have tagged just got tagged by someone else so................

I am tagging the following bloggers:

Sandy of For the Love of Prims

Angie of Angies Raggedy Patch

Mary Beth of Raggedy Angel

Betty of Crocketts Country Store

Tina of The Junction Journal

Missy of Prim Peeker

If you get a chance, Stop by and say HI!



Wednesday Web Site Special

Wednesday Web Site Special only $4.49 set!
Candy cane that I made ( actually just covered with grungy muslin & homespun) yesterday, but couldn't decide how to decorate it. This is what I came up with....greenery, berries, moss and even some holly leaves. The grungy tag says Homespun Holidays. I would love to put these on my web site, but I think it would be a hassle to ship them because of the size. They are sooo cute though.

What a day I have had, so until next time.



Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Freezin' Tuesday

I think it's Wintertime in K-ville today. Fall has suddenely disappeared. It has really turned cold and a little breezy. We finally turned on our heat last night. I thought I was to freeze, the low was like 32 degrees or so.
This is the daily special on my web site. Totally forgot to change it last night. My brain was used up after seeing the babies yesterday! But, anyway this is it.....

Only $9.49 for a limited time. You never know what it'll be next time.

I have some other rather exciting news! I have another ad in Create and Decorate magazine! Not sure when it came out, but I bought my issue yesterday. Diane did a fabulous job with the lay-out. I can't wait to do another one, only bigger next time!

There I am in the right upper corner!

That's all for now!

Until next time.



Monday, October 27, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside My Window a family is walking their puppy...

I am thinking about sewing...

I am thankful for good friends...

From the kitchen homemade soup leftovers, grilled cheese sandwiches & a bottle wine...

I am wearing khakis, red t-shirt and denim top ...

I am creating some new goodies for my web site...

I am going to bed early tonight. I spent the better part of today with Alex & Miss Elle...

I am reading the new edition of Create and Decorate magazine...
I am hoping my little tiny ad will be noticed...

I am hearing my silly dishwasher running...

Around the house not much happening at the moment...

One of my favorite things today is Mallomars cookies. YUMMY! We haven't had them in years and I saw them in the grocery store this afternoon and had to have them...

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Just sewing and crafting, going to Walnut Cove and the grandkids spending the night later in the week.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

If you haven't ever tried them, you are missing some true comfort food! I could probably eat the whole box in a day or two...

Until next time,



Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday Web Site Special

Hi Y'all!

This is the Sunday Web Site Special. Remember it's only for a limited time!! Changing daily thru Halloween....

Only $11.99 ( oops, it's really only $10.99) Check it out here
That's it for today!
Until next time.


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Toaster Cover Give- Away

Char over at The Pickled Pepper Patch is giving away this fabulous Toaster Cover! Check it out at:


Saturday's Web Site Special

Saturday's Web Site Special is this really cute prim sheep! Too cute hanging on the wall or sitting on a shelf.

Working hard today to get as much done as I possibly could. I think I have been busy most of the day since we got back from breakfast. First of the week, my son-in-law may have to have surgery and I'll be watching Alex and Miss Elle. I can't get much done when they are around, but family comes first! Hopefully, he'll have a speedy recovery!

Today, started out a little dreary, but cleared off this afternoon. I decided that a pot of homemade vegetable beef soup would be perfect for this weekend. We can eat on it several times, then freeze the rest. We had some a little while ago and it was really good!

I took a few more pictures of the outside of my house today. I really will miss the Fall decorations when it is time to move on. The mums have been beautiful this year and I really should have planted them, but didn't have a clue how to do it. Maybe next year.

I still have a little bit of work to do in my craft room, so until next time.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Favorite Finds

It tried to rain almost all day today, but it never really amounted (is this a word?) to anything. I started my day by taking the garbage to the curb for pick-up. It was cold and wet and I really didn't want to participate, but I had so much "stuff" in the garage that Bill doesn't know what stays or what goes. So, it was my job to do it today. And after waiting until the last possible moment, I got everything gathered up and out the door. But, my point is...when I was walking down the drive, I had to stop and listen. There must have been hundreds of birds in my trees. And they were all talking to each other. It would be interesting to hear what kind of story they would tell about a cold, wet Friday! I stood and listened for a few minutes with a smile on my face and then scambered back in my house for another cup of coffee. It was a good start for my day!

This favorite find is a gift more than a find. This little chalkware puppy belonged to my Grandmother (Maw) Maggie Patton. It was hers when she was a little girl and I think it is just fabulous! It is one of a few things that I have of hers. I keep it in my china cabinet, but when I was a little girl it sat on a bookcase along with a lot of other treasures. ( I just didn't realize it at the time. Wish I knew then what I know now and I would have paid more attention! LOL!!)

Almost forgot!! Todays Special on my web site:

Until next time.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday Web Site Special

First of all, I want thank everyone who has made a comment or signed the guestbook here or on my web site. They all mean more entries in this months contest! And it is so fun to see who says what or who signs the guestbooks!

Tonight, Bill & I had some fabulous brunswick stew for dinner. He stopped on his way home and picked it up along with hushpuppies. It was such a good day for it. By the time Thursday rolls around, we are both so tired that we just want to chill for a while and go to bed. LOL!

This is Thursday's Web Site Special.....

You can find it here:

I am changing the special every day until Halloween! So check it out. You never know what it might be!

The OOAK Sale items on my web site are going fast!!! Some as soon as I get them listed. Keep checking for those, as I will be adding more thru the weekend. Check them out here:

There's a couple of new Christmas items that I am getting ready to put on my site , so look for those as well! Lots to look at and I look forward to hearing from you all!

Until next time.



Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pasta Day

Another perfect Fall day with lots of sunshine and trees with every shade of rust, orange and gold leaves that you can imagine. The kind of day you could sit on your front porch and just ENJOY!

I didn't accomplish a great deal today. I have plenty to do with the orders on hand. But, my morning got off to a rocky start and I never quite recovered. Woke up way before daylight and just didn't feel too good. Kinda like that all day until the evening rolled around. It was around dinner time that I started feeling better. Bill & I had our usual pasta tonight, plain old spagetti ( his favorite) with meat sauce, tossed salad & garlic bread. We have some type of pasta every Wednesday without fail and we have had this ritual for years and years. LOL!! My family knows NOT to eat pasta for lunch on Wednesdays, cause regardless they'll have it again for dinner. One meal during the week that I never have to ponder over, it's already planned.

The special of the week on my web site is changing DAILY until Halloween! You never know what it might be and when it might change. What Fun!

Tomorrow, I'll have more to say and pictures to post, until then.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Little Red Chair Redo....

It was really nice today in Kernersville, warm with lots of sunshine. I spent a little bit of time outside, but most of the day I had orders to work on. Lots of candles had to be grunged & most of the day something was baking in the oven! Unfortunately, it was only tea dyed muslin and some old quilt pieces. By special request, I made an angel like I had donated a while back to Baby Mallory's Auction and I had to bake the entire piece. It turned out really nice & I am pleased with it. ( Much later this evening, brownies were in the oven baking, yummy!)

Well, finally decided what color I wanted to paint my little (red) chair! It was a tough decision for me. LOL! Had it been for any other would have been black without a doubt. But, with the colors in the bathroom, I didn't think I would be satisfied unless it was blue. So, I found a navy that I thought would work & this is what I came up with. First, I sanded it and removed most of the flaking paint. Then I sprayed it with a primer and after ample drying time, the navy blue. It still wasn't the look I wanted, so I sponged it with burnt umber. Just what it needed! I love the way it looks now.

Brownies are ready and I'm off to get them out of the oven!

Until next time.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY October 20, 2008...

Outside My Window two Collie dogs are playing in their backyard...

I am thinking it has really turned cold this evening...

I am thankful for all my fabulous customers who continue to support my web site & blog...

From the kitchen I am making baked chicken with barbeque sauce, turnip greens & black-eyed peas and corn...

I am wearing a red turtleneck and jeans...

I am creating new Christmas goodies...

I am going outside to water my pansies & mums...

I am reading lots of new blogs...

I am hoping that my customers like the new "stuff"...

I am hearing the dogs barking and having a good ole time...

Around the house I am slowly finishing up projects...

One of my favorite things this week is coconut macaroons with creme in the middle! Yummy!...

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Learn to use more stitches on my sewing machine & maybe watch the Grandkids on Thursday.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...this is one of the projects I am working on today...


Until next time!



Sunday, October 19, 2008

Weekend IS Over...............

Man, just went outside a few minutes ago & it feels more like Winter than Fall. The temperature has really dropped since the sun went down. It was overall a nice day in K-ville...a great day for homemade chilli. The only problem is it's really hard to make enough for just 2 people! We have enough left to last for days! Oh well, maybe Cait will eat some tomorrow.

In the next few days there will a few things on my web site that I have on hand, ready to ship. Normally, everything is made to order, so it's really nice that there are items that can ship right away. Some of these treasures were actually left over from a craft show. And most will be wonderful bargains, so look for these in the coming days. This is one of the many goodies that will be available.
Off to change the special for the week on my web site. For some reason, I totally forgot about it today! LOL !!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!

Until next time,

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday Evening

It was a much nicer day in K-ville today, although it is really quite chilly. I finally had a chance to get back to my flower garden and finish up with my pansies. The mulch had been sitting there all week begging me to spread it all around the scrubs & flowers. So, today I could take it no longer, put on my gloves and got down to business! What a difference with everything in place. And as far as I can tell, not a single one of the 72 pansies has died. They have some growing to do, but it probably won't take too long. I'll try to take a picture tomorrow.

I worked on some new Christmas goodies this morning. There will be pictures in the coming days.

Thanks to all that have commented! A little follow-up on yesterdays post. I have had some really good ideas on the chair that I 'm still not sure exactly what I want to do, so I thought I show it with the shower curtain............

I'm gonna sleep on it and see what I think in the morning. Would really like to paint it tomorrow and finish up in there.

You know all these folks making comments are entered in my Web Site monthly contest. And don't forget to sign my guestbook at the botton of the counts as an entry too!!!

Until next time,

Friday, October 17, 2008


Today, I woke up to a cold, rainy day in K-ville. It has been one of those days that you just want to stay home and do nothing. I worked on orders this morning, but took off this afternoon to Greensboro on a hunt for fabric. Didn't find what I was looking for, but I did find a few things that I needed.

The Favorite Find for today is a (middle size)Chair that I found at a local consignment shop. It's sort of painted red now, but I want to re-do it or something to use in my hall bathroom. It doesn't match the way it is. The bathroom walls are a yellow/gold color with a burgandy, navy and gold check shower curtain. The rug and towels are navy blue. I think it would be the perfect size to hold a few prim goodies. Any & all ideas will be greatly appreciated!

I am going to run for now.

Until next time,

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Winding Down for the WEEK

It's Thursday 10:30 or so and I am watching ER & making homespun pillows! My day isn't over yet, although it won't be long. I usually stay up late & watch the old Frasier reruns on Lifetime, but I don't know if I can stay awake that long tonight.

Well, another week has come and almost gone...can't believe that it's almost Friday already! But, I have accomplished a lot the past few days and am quite pleased with how the week is winding down. Today was very productive for me and I finished up a lot of orders & got them to the Post Office before 5:00. I think I can FINALLY see the light at the end of the tunnel for the first time in a few weeks! Mind you, I'm not complaining, it's one of the busiest times of the year for us crafters. But, I have been so far behind in making & shipping orders lately, that it is difficult to get caught up, let alone make anything new! LOL ! Almost everything on my web site is handmade by little ole me and sometimes it gets difficult to stay ahead. I had a couple of huge orders and several wholesale orders that kinda took all my time for a week or so,
but they are all finished now. And now I can move on!!
I didn't want to post the pic until I was sure that Gayle, my Fall Swap partner had received her package of goodies. She received it today, so wanted y'all to see what I sent.... what do you think? Everything was handmade by me and I hope she was pleased with the items that I chose for her.

This was the 3rd swap that I have participated in & they are so much fun! If you haven't ever done one, give it a try sometime. You most likely won't be disappointed!

Until next time,


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday~FALL SWAP Arrived

My package arrived today from a FALL SWAP that I'm participating in over at Diane's community. ( You should really check it out if you get a chance. A great group of gals over there, and it is so much fun to see what's going on!
But, anyway back to this swap~~ Robin Weins of sent me this fabulous collection of Fall goodies! I've never met the lady, but she was right on the mark with all my favorites! The scarecrow doll is just wonderful! We named him Sam. The Annie doll has already been added to my Fall tree. The spray is one of my all-time favorite scents, Blueberry Muffins! The little candle light is such a clever idea and will be going on my crock bench in the foyer. Even the card is a special keepsake & just lovely. I know it must be handmade and I've been looking around the house for a frame to put it in. I have the perfect spot for it on my sofa table.
The little magnets are already on my fridge as well! Wish y'all could see all this!
Needless to say, I am thrilled with everything and Thank you so much Robin!
Until next time.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY October 13,2008...
Outside My Window... My two little trees that Hubby & I planted yesterday.
I am thinking... I am so tired of working all the time.
I am thankful for... my fabulous husband.

From the kitchen... I have tea-dyed "stuff" all over the counters & in the oven.

I am wearing... one of my red T-shirts and jeans.

I am creating... pillows, hearts and blocks.

I am going... out to eat today!

I am reading... Country Sampler magazine.

I am hoping...that I get caught up on orders this week.

I am hearing... just background noise from the TV.

Around the house...I need to clean up a few areas.

One of my favorite is Dove milk chocolate candy bars.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: just working on orders & cleaning up my house.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
Until next time.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Today was a very productive day at the the Freshwater's house. It was a beautiful day to be outside, so Bill & I decided that we would work in the yard. We have been planning to do a few things, but never seem to have the time. We made the time today, and it was so nice! I had bought 72 pansies at the Farmer's Market the other day, some little shrubs at the local nursery and 2 Maple trees at Lowes! As of this evening, everything has been planted! What a chore. But, a lot of fun for us too! I think we both decided to leave the "hole digging" to someone else next time. LOL!! The red clay around here is very difficult to dig & plant in. But, we did it and I will finish up with the mulch tomorrow. Looks great so far!

On to other things...this is a new project that I am working on for the Holidays. The recycled quilt is perfect for Christmas goodies like this jumbo mitten and stockings that I'm working on. These will all be OOAK!

I think that's it for today.
Until next time,

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday Night

Today was the perfect Fall day in K-ville. Lots of sunshine with just a slight breeze. I spent the morning in Greensboro looking for supplies, mainly solid black homespun. With Halloween around the corner, it's impossible to find....and I need a lot of it. So, I ordered a bolt of it & got only 9 yards. Bummer!!! Already used that up.
Other things going on...........

Several months ago, I bought this wonderful new computer sewing machine because I knew mine was on its last leg! Finally, today after trying everything I could think of to get it to sew~my old Janome just couldn't go any further! I have had it since (maybe) 1995 and let me tell you it has done a ton of sewing over the years. So much that the feed dogs are worn down!! That is a lot of stitchin'!! So, I spent the afternoon learning to use the new one. What a difference in technology! This new one can almost sew by itself. Lots and Lots of fancy stitches~just have to learn how to use them! LOL!! There is a wonderful blanket stitch that I can't wait to use. It actually can be done in both directions~pretty nifty.

Oh, another thing it's RED for the heart truth! Definately a selling feature for me!
Gonna go play for a little while longer.

Until next time,


Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Favorite Finds

This is one of my most favorite finds!

This vintage bread box was another great piece found by my Mom & Dad at a yard sale or thrift store. I had to re-do it in my color to match my kitchen, but it was time well spent! I had to strip it down, paint it burgandy, sand it & antique it to look old. That wasn't an easy task with the louvered door. It looks fabulous sitting in the corner with some other handmades.

The glass behive jar is actually a really cool oil lamp. The olde crowe is one of my creations, as is the heart quilt & shelf sitter blocks. The metal embossed square came a vender in Walnut Cove. I love the way it all goes together.

That's it for today...TGIF!!



Thursday, October 9, 2008


It's already Thursday and I haven't accomplished near what I needed to for the week. Decided to stop what I was doing and make Country Ham, eggs and biscuits for dinner. Sometimes, we just need a change and breakfast for dinner is a good choice for a rainy, chilly Thursday.

I'm finished up this jumbo (about 16 x 11 inches) sheep pillow today & am so pleased with the way it turned out. A really nice size that you could use on a small chair, shelf or even hang on the wall. It's made from tea dyed muslin with painted face and button eye. The homespun star is hand-stitched on & the rusty bell is attached with a tiny piece of wire. Just Too Cute!!

Well, the biscuits are almost done and I still have a few things to do before bedtime. Look for this soon on my web site!

Until next time.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fall at the Freshwater's

It was another Fall~ like day in K-ville, until this evening when it started to rain.

The grandkids came by for a short & unexpected visit today! They liked the baby pumpkins!

I tried to get some outside pictures of my Fall decorating, but it was still a little gloomy to get any really good pics. This is the jest of it & I will try to get some more when the weather gets a little brighter. I will probably keep adding things as I find them anyway, so y'all can keep updated.
Corn Stalks on the Lamp Post along with the 2 baby pumpkins!

Looks like the grass needs mowing. LOL!! It grows like crazy with this weather.

Next, is my Fall garden flag and a beautiful Mum that I found at our local Farmer's Market. We have a fabulous Crepe Myrtle tree that is huge. The bark on it is so unique. A friend of mine used some for a scrapbooking project.

Front entryway~I made the wreath, pillows and the sign.

It really says WELCOME to everyone!

I went to see my friend, Mary at Down Home Country Store this afternoon. She has gotten in some fabulous old & vintage items in her store. Maybe, she'll show us some of the goodies on her web site~
Gonna run for now, but I'll try to get more pics soon.
Until next time.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday Evening

Happy Fall!
For years and years, I decorated this wonderful woodland tree for the Holidays and for everyday too. It stayed up year round in my house. When the kids grew up and moved on and we actually moved to a smaller house, it wasn't fun anymore to bring out all the decorations. So, I didn't make the effort. But, I decided this year after a long while of NOT doing any decorating for Fall that I would try my hand at it again.
I was just talking to my friend Bobbie telling her it's so hard to get a picture that shows how wonderful this tree really is! It stands over 7 1/2 feet tall & fits perfectly in the corner of my foyer. This is the first thing you see when you walk in my front door. A real "conversation starter".
The ornaments are varied from wood to glass with leaves and pip berries to fill in. Little ties made from homespun are a nice prim touch. A few rusty stars and pinecones are permanent items as are the mini white lights that we turn on at night. The pumpkin is one my own creations!
Thought you might enjoy seeing it!
Until next time.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Monday, October 6th, 2008...

Outside My Window... A beautiful day with lots of sunshine and my Fall garden flag barely swaying on the pole.

I am thinking... of making something for a special friend who is feeling blue.

I am thankful very special family and all the quirky things they do.

From the kitchen... trying to decide what to make for dinner. Mondays are usually something simple like take-out chicken or maybe soup & sandwiches.
I am wearing... my favorite pair of jeans, one of my numerous red t-shirts & a pair of red shoes. (No more capris & flip flops for awhile).

I am creating... some new goodies out of wood, homespun, calico and recycled quilt for my Christmas line.

I am the Farmers Market to look for corn stalks, pumpkins and pansies to finish decorating my yard for Fall.

I am reading... nothing in particular right now, mainly magazines, but I started The Memory Keepers Daughter while on vacation and hope to finish it soon.

I am hoping... to always be this content & happy with my life.

I am hearing... a very loud muffler on a car going up the main road from my house. (Very Rude!)
Around the house...lots of decorating projects to finish up, a little painting, window treatments & swapping a few things around from room to room.

One of my favorite things... to sit, watch TV & relax with my very fat cat, Rufie in my lap, purring his heart out.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: to finish up orders & get my CLOSET cleaned out once and for all. Make a run to Goodwill to drop off some things, go to the grocery store, craft store, etc.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
Until next time.


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sunday Evening

Another fabulous day in K-ville! I would say that the weather has been almost perfect for the past few days.
There wasn't alot accomplished around here today. Guess that's what weekends are for, huh?Spent some time working on orders and then doing pretty much nothing. I did a little cleaning up, but not even much of that. Thought about planting some pansies, but couldn't make a decision about those either. All one color or a mix??? Maybe later in the week....
A few friends of mine did craft shows this weekend. I didn't go to either, but now I kinda wish I would have. Retha from Cinnamon Creek Primitives did really well at the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival. My other friend, Bobbie hasn't called yet to let me know how she did in Lake Norman.
I'm really looking forward to going to the Autumn Leaves festival next weekend. Retha has a booth there as well. I have been several times in the past and it is a fabulous show!! Can always find something to bring home with me from there. LOL!!

I did make and put this up today in my Living Room. I have this really wide doorway leading to my breakfast nook & its hanging there near the cathedral ceiling. Sign is over 48 inches wide...

Until next time.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I won FREE Advertising

I have been meaning to do this, but wanted to make sure it was ok with the owner first. I finally remembered to ask her about it today.... So, I'm doing it before I forget! LOL! I won free advertising from Tina at All I did was ask a question on her blog. My name was put into a hat & I won! Thank you so much Tina! I will continue the advertising even after my free months are up.

Tina has several web sites and blogs, including these.

but my favorite is There is tons and tons of FREE information about blogging and web sites do's and don'ts. I frequently check it out and always run across something new!
Check out all of them!! Believe me, it's time well spent!


Fall Decorated Foyer

Here are some pics of my front foyer decorated for Fall. It's a little narrow, so it's difficult to take photos. Maybe you can get the jest of it....
Me and a dear friend made the crock bench several years to fit this space.

Sorry for the glare on the Fall picture. I took tons of pics trying to get it right and just couldn't.

Most of the "stuff" here was made by me. The wood pumpkins & tea towel, I made yesterday along with the Fall Blessings shelf sitter blocks, the calico pumpkin & flat pumpkin. Cait found the clear jug wrapped with rusty wire and a star at a flea market when she was like 15. The grungy orange tapers were from last week. I have only a few sets left. They really turned out fabulous!

Will be posting more soon.

Until next time.


Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Favorite Finds

Antique Slicer? This is another one of my favorites that my Dad found at a yard sale, I think. I know that he picked it up for nearly nothing. He had the intention of re-selling it, and had no idea that I would fall in love with it. I have had it for several years now and never seem to get tired of it. It has lived several different places in my house, but at the moment it's on my Kitchen hutch. Most of the time it has a big, grungy candle sitting in the middle section to cover the blades that are still intact. Did I mention that it is in wonderful condition made from beautiful oak wood in a fabulous finish.

What do you think of it as a candleholder??

Until next time,

Friday Evening

It was a beautiful day in K-ville today. Almost too nice to stay indoors! I worked on orders early in the day and then decided to go visit my Mom & Dad. I have been planning to go all week and just got around to doing it today. I must say that it was INTERESTING trip! They live about 45 minutes away ( not sure how many miles) in a small community out from High Point ( the Furniture Capitol of the world). Anyway, there was only ONE station that had any gas!! It is getting a little serious in our area. Some of the stations are going for days at a time without any gas at all and then only getting 1/2 of what they need. I don't know...I may be conserving for another few weeks.
Gonna run for now and check out this new show on Sci-fi called Sanctuary with Amanda Tapping (from Stargate-SG1, my all time favorite show).
I'll post pics tomorrow of my Fall decorating and more.
Until next time.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Candle Box

Just finished up this candle box and I think it turned out fabulous! I think it will one of my homemade favorites! I actually made one for myself! Comes with the three grungy candles, but I love the little homespun bag sitting with it....maybe I will soon offer the little bags on my site.
Today, was another cool, Fall-like day in K-ville. Tomorrow I am going to decorate my porch. Just haven't had time this week. Can't believe that tomorrow is FRIDAY already!!!
There are still random gas shortages locally. It gets a little scary when all the stations are out. Hopefully, this will be the last week for this. I have post-poned going to Walnut Cove & to see Mom and Dad, until things get a little better. Didn't leave the house for several days and that's a little unusual for me! Just trying to do my part...and conserve a little.
New pics tomorrow, so be sure and take a peek!
Until next time.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

September Web Site Winner

After many, many, many entries for the September 2008 Contest, Congratulations go to Janet Canterbury of Norfolk, VA. She is the winner of a $25.00 gift certificate to YIPEE! I'll let you know what she chooses.

It's really hard to get a picture, but here it is....

I would like to say a special Thank you to all that entered the contest in September and for all the kind words. Be sure and check out the Contest for October and get your name entered! No purchase necessary! And it's an easy one!!

Until next time.