There's only a few hours left in 2009.... Bill and I are spending a quiet night just the two of us or rather just the four of us. As I am beginning to prepare dinner for us, the brothers are both napping. Jackson is beside Bill on the sofa and Jake is in my favorite wing chair. They are pooped! They played hard this afternoon.
As I am thawing shrimp for dinner, I have a few minutes to ponder about the new year....Did y'all remember that we are starting a new decade?? Today, I played catch up on reading some of my favorite blogs....I have read some wonderful thoughts about resolutions and expectations for the new year. There's so much that we all can look forward to. Hopefully, we can all look back in a few months and be pleased that we are fulfilling our plans and dreams for 2010.
I also want to share one of my favorite gifts for Christmas this year, (not counting the kittys). I think Bill did a fabulous job of choosing something for me. I never really gave him a list or anything, but I had commented that I really liked the idea of this bench. I had one years ago when we lived in Chicago, but when we moved to Greensboro in 1991, I sold most of my beloved handmade prims. Our house just wasn't suited for them. It was a 3 story Traditional Colonial that was way too prissy! So, I parted with a lot my special pieces. One that I always have regretted was a bench similiar to this. It was made from old barnwood as well, but not painted like this one.
Don't you love the way it is assembled? No nails, no glue, no tools, just four wood wedges! I think this is the coolest idea!
Okay, let's move on to
WEB SITE NEWS!
From now through January 5th, 2010, I am offering 20% off your entire order!
Simply type in
in the voucher code section at checkout!
(Sorry, doesn't apply to previous orders or shipping charges.)
If you're like me, after I take down my Christmas decorations, I always feel my house needs a little something...so now is the time to shop for yourself!!
I look forward to hearing from you all! I will have pics tomorrow of my January Giveaway! Yipee! I'm still working on my Christmas 2009 Picture Trail. I'll try to have it ready tomorrow or the next day!
I would like to wish everyone a belated MERRY CHRISTMAS! and a Blessed 2010!
As I am taking down my decorations, I feel it's time for an update!
I have a few things that I want to share with you all....including these little cuties that were a part of mine and Bill's Christmas to each other. They have already carved out a little space in my heart. I wasn't sure that I would ever be ready for another kitty, but we went to the local shelter and found these two little brothers that needed us as much as we needed them. Jake is larger one with more white and Jackson is the little guy with wild yellow eyes. I think they loved us from the first time we held them and I know Bill fell in love the first time Jackson crawled on to his shoulder and purred!
They're sitting on Bill's printer at his computer desk. They love spending time with him.
Here is a shot of them looking out at Bill! They love laying in the afternoon sun that comes in my Dining Room bay window.
WEB SITE NEWS!
I want everyone to know that I am starting up a new monthly drawing over at my web site starting in January. I have neglected so much since November and I am ready to get back into my normal routine. And that includes updating my site and blog regularly, adding new products, sending out newsletters, having seasonal sales and of course, the monthly drawing! I will have more details coming!
Look for my picture trail for Christmas 2009. I am working on it as well..........
Once again, THANK YOU all for your support and caring comments and emails! Love you all and look forward to being a part of your lives in 2010!
We are gearing up for the big SNOWSTORM in K-ville that is supposedly coming today and tomorrow. They have already canceled school for the afternoon and most of the activities for this evening. I think we could get up to 8 inches here. (Personally, I hope we don't. Most of the time, we loose power and it's just a mess.) A little bit would be nice tho. Especially since Christmas is so close. Maybe it would put me in a festive mood. I have been feeling a little Scroogish! I have almost finished my shopping, but that's about it. I'm planning to make fudge and few other goodies on Sunday. We'll see..............
I have this one stocking door greeter left that I thought I would try to sell here. The other goodies went quickly, so what the hay??? I'll try it and see what happens.....
Stocking Door Greeter
Overall, about 27 inches tall by 9 inches wide (widest point)
Weighs about 1.5 with box and packing
I'll be happy to figure priority shipping for you. Just email me:
First of all, THANK YOU ALL so much for the caring comments and wonderful emails about Rufie. You folks are SO special and I know that I will be ok. It might take a little while, but I will be fine.
Second, I have a few Christmas/ Winter things that I would like to sell. I was late getting them finished, but here they are anyway. I put them here so that shipping would be less than on my web site. Each can be shipped for $4.90 and you can get them this week...2-3 days priority, so here goes. I'll be in and out today checking my email and first come first served. Actually, if you are interested, they could probably all be shipped together for $6.50 or so....
I have sat down here so many times over the past couple of weeks to make a post....couldn't seem to find the words to say what I needed to say. We have lost our beloved Rufie Cat...he passed away in November. I feel like a part of my heart has been ripped out. Some days I can't stop the tears and other days, I think it must be a dream. He can't possibly be gone. It was very sudden and totally took us by surprise. Literally one minute he was fine and the next he was moaning in pain. I immediately knew that something was wrong and in 10 minutes or less we were on our way to the emergency vet's office. Unfortunately, he had a mass rupture in his abdomen and there was nothing that could be done. He was gone in less than an hour after he got sick. I couldn't believe it!!! Still can't sometimes....he was such a major part of my life. And I miss him terribly!
My daughter Cait, wrote this the day he died.....
Today, I lost a dear friend/brother/pet... Rufie, my baby kitty, was put down. He was my first kitten, and truly such an awesome little guy. I will never ever forget the first time I saw him, from that first moment, I was in love with this little black and white spitfire that could not decide if he hated me or loved me.... You will be missed so much Rufie, not only by me, and I really hope that your heaven has an always full bowl of friskies and bacon on the weekends. I love you buddy, and thank you for giving us seven years. Rest in peace.
These were the last pics that I took of him........ they're not very good, but that's ok, this is how he was. He was such a big boy...even the vet commented on his size. He was sitting in the chair watching me stitch pillow tops. He was always, always, always close by to me. And I never felt alone, until now...
I have been working on this for hours and have had all kinds of computer problems, but I wanted y'all to know what happened to me.
My name is Shari, the owner of Homespun and Primitives. I have been married 34+ years to my best friend, Bill. We have two daughters, Cait and Amity and two grandchildren, Alex (5) and Miss Elle (3). We also have two new kittys named Jake and Jackson. They are brothers that we rescued from a local shelter. They have filled our home with a new surge of energy and unconditional love that we haven't had in awhile. We live in Kernersville, a small North Carolina town that we love.
Sewing, painting and crafting are my passion! I would love for you to take a look at my web site to see some of my creations:
I am so proud that most of my items are handmade and designed right here in NC by me!