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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

Wishing you all a Peaceful and Happy Easter!
Enjoy,
Barb

Thursday, March 28, 2013

How I spent last weekend...and trying to recover!

We offered our backyard for a Boy Scout camp out last Friday night. 
Since it was to be Scouting for food on Saturday we figure we would get a camp in and have all the boys here to go collect food.
Friday morning this is what we were putting tents up in. Perfect weather, right!?!
Then the sun came out and was out all day.  All was looking good or so we thought....
 This is what we woke up to the next morning!  
This is the point were I tell you I was snug as a bug in my bed!  
Thank Heavens.
 We had plenty of hot chocolate and a warm garage they could come in to so I think this was the reason the boys had fun.  
Now me and my house are still trying to recover!  
I thought it was Spring on Thursday--last week?
Today starts Spring Break for my kids...I hope we don't see anymore of this for awhile!
Hoping you are warming up were you are!
Enjoy,
Barb





Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My Lucky Week Continued....

Another one of my fabulous winnings from the Folkart and Primitive Artist Team blog.
Click HERE to check out the team blog
Number 4 of 5 wonderful creations I won!!
This awesome candle was created by Christi of Christi Hocking Handcrafts.
 And again I was hesitant to take it out of the pretty packaging.  
The hand crafted card is also amazing!   
My daughter and I could not figure out what this candle was made of ....would you believe felt?!
Then all the fantastic card embellishments for every season!!
She even sent me an extra battery!!
Yet again photos just do not do justice to this fabulous creation!
Thank you Christi so much for this wonderful seasonal candle!
Once again the talent is amazing!!
You can find Christi here:








Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My Third Prize from the Lucky Week!

This was my third prize winnings from the Folkart and Primitive Artist Team blog.
Click HERE to check out the team blog.
Number 3 of 5 wonderful creations I won!!
This was how I received the package and some times it is hard to remove the pretty packing....not to worry I soon opened it up!!
This fabulous pin-keep was made by Theresa of Dulaney Woods Treasures!
I love cross-stitch and this is perfect!
Mine never looked this great.  Nice, beautiful stitches!!
The workmanship is simply fantastic!
 Once again photos just do not do justice to these fabulous creations!
Thank you Theresa so much for this wonderful pin-keep!
You can find Theresa here:


Monday, March 25, 2013

My swap goodies!!

The Old Farmhouse Gathering had a swap among some of it's members and I participated!
My partner was Vicky of Paintspots-n-Splinters.
She is a FABULOUS all around artist.
She sews, she paints, she cuts wood, I really think she does it all!!
We each told each other what we could use and boy did she come through for me!!
 I told her I love to paint on any surface and I could always use buttons.
This was the haul she sent me!
Paint brushes, wire, wood surfaces-plaques and a candy cane and all these fun little containers, large wood clothes pins, small wood clothes pins, tin surfaces to paint on and all these fun buttons!
Complete with some acorn buttons I had been looking for everywhere!
I have already sorted them and put them in a bag so that I could use them right away!!
THANK YOU VICKY!!!
It was like Christmas all over again!!
Check out Vicky's fabulous Creations here:


Sunday, March 24, 2013

My lucky week continues...

Look at how fun and fabulous these Chickens are!!
This was my one of my winnings from the Folkart and Primitive Artist Team blog.
Click HERE to check out the team blog
Number 2 of 5 wonderful creations I won!!
These were made by Cathy of Flower Patch Design 2!
 She included this wonderful card complete with couple of herb tea packets.
One of Orange and Spice the other one of Pomegranate Pizzazz--YUMMM!
Right now with 8 inches of snow on the ground it is looking like they will be mighty tasty!
 These little love birds look and smell so good!!
Once again photos just do not do justice to these fabulous creations!
Thank you Cathy so much for these cutie bowl fillers!
You can find Cathy here:

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Last week was my lucky week!!

I was one of the lucky winners from the Folkart and Primitive Artist Team giveaway.  
Click HERE to see the team blog.  
I won 5 wonderful creations!!  
I will be featuring them each by the order I received them.  
I won this FABULOUS bunny with his carrot from Carol of Buttermilk Creek Farm. 
 He is exquisite!
She had this little sweetie bundled up nicely in this fun tissue paper with such a sweet card.
This is how Carol described him to me: 
 He is a very sweet little bunny made of aged muslin and he brings with him his favorite carrot made of polymer clay and sweet annie. He sits upon a cushion made from an antique wool army blanket that is filled with crushed walnut shells to help keep your pins and needles sharp. There is also a Civil War era "bone" button attached with straight pins for embellishment.
Once he came and I explained to my son about the Civil war bone button and the military blanket....next thing I know he has decided it is his-NOT!!
As we all know photos just do not do the creations justice and this one is no exception...just to fabulous!!
I cannot Thank Carol enough for this wonderful creation!!
THANK YOU!!
Her talent is beyond compare.
Check Carol out at here:

Monday, March 18, 2013

Congratulations to my Boys!!

 These are my boys (husband and son).  They love to Curl.  They go 2-3 times a week. 
Last Saturday night they competed in the Utah games using these 45 pound stones. 
 (I think that is how much they weigh.) 
They have been playing for about 2 years and their team mates for one year.
They won a Silver metal on the play offs.  
They missed Gold by one point.  They had a tied game with the other team so they had to add up points.
My son is the youngest one in the play offs.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!
Barb



Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cold then hot then cold=Spring

I could not get warm on Monday.
My space heater broke.
I probably could have cleaned the house, that can warm one up pretty fast.
I did everything I could think of to avoid cleaning.
Tried to paint but could not do it with the gloves on.
My husband took pity on me and bought a new one so I was able to paint yesterday.
It is suppose to reach 70 on Thursday.
I really don't like the roller coaster ride.
I did put up the St. Patrick's day decorations--I guess better late then never!


We will be celebrating not only Sunday but also with my family on Monday when my brother and his family gets back from California.  I love extended party time!!  Extra corn beef!!
I have the heater on and will hopefully be painting today!
Hope you all have a productive and warm day!
Enjoy,
Barb

Friday, March 8, 2013

"Green" Giveaway Winner

I LOVE Green as most of you all know.
Thank you to all who took the time to enter my Christmas all year and Green giveaway!
The winner of the Santa Ornament is Debbie of debzdogz.
And just to show my true GREEN spirit these little shamrock magnets go to  Kelly of Scarecrow Cabin.
I will e-mail both of you for your addresses, then get these into the mail to you.
Now time to start thinking of, no eating, corn beef!!

Then just as you think you could take a breather we have Easter coming so fast this year!

Bring on the Bunnies!!
Enjoy your day!
Barb

Friday, March 1, 2013

Thinking Green and a Giveaway!

 
 Have been thinking green and painting green.  One of my most favorite colors and so many lovely shades
 Just a few of the things I have been painting green!
I altered this pattern to include the lettering on this shamrock.  I think I love it.
Now for the giveaway...
I am trying to keep Christmas in my heart this whole year. 
So thinking green and waiting for spring, I will be having a giveaway of a Santa ornament painted on a dark green mitten in honor of the month of March!

Rules:
Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.
New followers always welcome.
Leave a way for me to contact you if you do not have a blog.
If you would like to share this giveaway I would appreciate it!
A winner will be picked on March 7th and announced on the 8th.
Might even be an extra little something green  for another follower so you have to stay tuned.
Open to all USA and Canadian friends. Good Luck to all!
Enjoy!
Barb