Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful Days!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
We all have so much to be grateful for this year and I think it's nice to have a chance to really think about it! I AM so blessed to have met so many wonderful folks on line and to have the success with my site that I have had this year!!! My life would not be the same without each and everyone of y'all! We would never have met without the Internet, so I suppose we should all be really thankful for that. LOL!

It has been a while since I've posted and I can't believe the grief I get for it. It's such a busy time of year for me and sometimes I just can't get around to doing everything that I should. But, hopefully I can get back to it on a regular basis soon. It really is a lot of fun!

I didn't cook at all today...Bill & I went out for turkey and dressing. We are going to have our family Thanksgiving tomorrow with the kids. It was such a beautiful day today so we decided to go out and do a little shopping together. I was looking for burgandy decorations. This year, I want to change out all my Christmas red to burgandy. It's a lot harder than I thought it would be. All the decorations will be coming down from the attic soon and I'll post some Christmas pics.

Never got around to posting last months contest winnings, but here they are now! And there's still time to enter November's contest.

Marjorie chose these goodies for her gift certifcate. Enjoy!

And Karen chose soap balls and grungy tea lites for hers.
Patricia has been too busy to make her choices, so we're gonna wait until after Christmas for her to decide....

I'll be back soon! Until then...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

NEW for Sunday!


Here are a few new things that I have been working on.$9.49




Look for most of these on my web site soon!

Until next time.



Saturday, November 15, 2008


Wow! I can't believe it has been soooooo long since I have posted. To be quite honest, I just haven't felt like doing much for a week or so. But, I am feeling better so I thought I would just post some pictures. That's easy enough and I don't have to use much brain to do it...........LOL!

This is a paper mache Saltbox house that I made for myself to go in my Living Room.

This is my bookcase corner. As you can see, we have lots & lots of books! We all love to read and collect! The top of the bookcases are filled with some of my quilts, antique baskets, couple of my handmade bears, a very, very old level that was my Grandfathers'. The small quilt on the wall is one that I made.

Top view where you can see another one of my Alladin oil lamps and a chess board that my hubby made 30 or so years ago from a circuit board. He even made the frame from some really wide moulding! It is really quite unique!

Well, that's about it for now. But, I'll be back soon!



Monday, November 10, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY November 10, 2008...

Outside My Window fallen leaves are blowing all around the yard...

I am thinking we probably need to work out in the yard a little before it rains...

I am thankful for all my loyal customers...

From the kitchen hamburgers and corn on the cob. Cinnamon rolls for later...

I am wearing a red turtleneck, faded jeans, black mules and my favorite silver hoops...

I am creating elf boots, upside down Santa cap and snowmen...

I am going to work on some laundry that I started earlier today...

I am reading an old, old Country Sampler...

I am hoping to get the new goodies finished before I go to bed...

I am hearing the dishwasher running, the dryer and Stargate SG-1 playing on my TV...

Around the house living room needs to be dusted, dining room and hall vacumed (maybe before I go to bed, maybe not)...

One of my favorite things this week is the Elf boots that I am working on...

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: A doctor's appt, going to Walnut Cove and another trip to Pilot Mountain.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

I found these to add to my collection on a recent Prim shopping trip. They are reproduction labels, but they are sooo nice on the hutch in my kitchen.

Until next time.




Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday News

Sunday's News is:
There's a new marketplace open! Go take a peek at Prim Folk Friends, Judy invited me to join so I am already there!
I'll be back later!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Favorite Finds

Today's favorite is actually more than one item.....

The Alladin oil lamp was one of the first things that my husband bought me after we were married, over 30 years ago. It has been everywhere with me over the years, in every house and every move. And to this day, it is still one of my favorites!

The antique oak table was another one of Bill's Grandmothers' things that we inherited. It is the perfect size to hold my lamp in the front bay window. The pictures are my girls at different ages in their lives. These are some more of my favorites and I treasure them..........

Until next time.



Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Saturday Day Trip....

Last Saturday, before we went to vote, Bill and I went on a day trip to a nearby town, Pilot Mountain. This was the view along the way. It was absolutely beautiful. There were still lots of Fall colors to see. Not all the leaves have fallen, yet...

This is a fabulous store that I found while I was there. Sherrie, the owner has done a wonderful job of finding great prims. The store is full of old and new treasures...and I didn't have any trouble finding a few things to bring home with me.

This is the front window that was perfectly decorated! I would love to duplicate the look for my own front window! LOL !!

My hodge podge purchases! A black basket to put almost anywhere, prim greenery, an iron flat skillet, a fabulous tea dyed mini quilt, a set of iron spoons and Mercantile Gatherings magazine plus a few other things. This is only a sampling of what's available. If you are ever in Pilot Mountain, look up Pilot Mountain Peddlers. It's well worth the stop. I'm going back REAL soon!!

Until next time.



Monday, November 3, 2008

October Contest Winners

I apologize for it taking me so long to announce the winner for October. I had so many entries for the October contest that it just took awhile and then I decided to have 3 winners! So here they are:
~OCTOBER 2008 Contest Winners~
$30.00 Gift Certificate ~ Marjorie Ford of Boardman, Oregon.
$20.00 Gift Certificate ~Karen Martinsen from Wisconsin.
$10.00 Gift Certificate ~ Patricia Potter
Congratulations, Ladies! And to Everyone be sure and enter Novembers' Contest!
I'll be back soon.

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Monday November 3, 2008...

Outside My Window it's already DARK...

I am thinking I should have accomplished more today...
I am thankful for my friends and family...

From the kitchen we had beef/gravy, mashed potatoes and cucumber salad...
I am wearing my usual red turtleneck sweater and jeans...

I am creating new wood items...

I am goingto bed EARLY tonight...

I am reading Mercantile Gatherings magazine that I got on Sat. in Pilot Mountain...

I am hoping for the craft frairies to come and help me, LOL ...

I am hearing the TV blaring election commercials...

Around the house I have some new goodies to put away...

One of my favorite things a new Angel doll that I made...

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: work, work, work!

Here is picture thought I am sharing...


Until next time.



Saturday, November 1, 2008

Special Friend

My friend, Pam at Antique or Not (
has sent me this very special award! Thank you so much for thinking about me. Pam and I have known each other for quite a while. We met thru my web site where she has purchased items for her store. Thans so much, Pam!

Now on to the nitty-gritty.....I need to answer a few questions and then pick a few folks to share it with.

1. Do you have the same friends since childhood?
Not really...and it is a shame. Shortly after Bill & I were married we moved to the mid-west and at the time it was really hard to keep in touch. Would have been nice to have the Internet way back then.

2. What do you value most about your friends?
Just the fact that they're there. Sometimes you just need someone on your side and I know without a doubt that I can depend on that!

3. Are your friends sounding boards?
Just about everyday! Maybe I should leave it at that! LOL!!

4. What is your favorite activity to share with friends?
Right now, I would have to say crafting and creating. I have found this to be very rewarding for me.

Now to pick a few friends to pass this award on to. How about:

Diane at:

Karen at:

Shari at:

Thanks so much guys!
I'll be back later. Until then.