Tuesday, September 30, 2008

North Carolina Muscadine Harvest Festival

What a wonderful, successful day we had. My only complaint would be the heat...but it was not so bad and at least it was not raining! We met some great new people saw some old friends and enjoyed some wonderful NC wines!

The most popular items were my ugly pumpkins and "Life is to Short to Drink Cheap Wine" signs.

This is my friend Cheri, this was her first festival...she had the space next to mine. I should have gotten pics of her stuff...she had great hand painted wine glasses,embellished towel sets and lots of other goodies. I am gonna get her to open an etsy shop!

Hey.....Who is that chick drinking that wine?

I could not have done it with out my special angels .....my husband Joey and my daughter Mary-Kate. Gotta Love em'!

Oh Do y'all remember Kinda showing off her pretty ring she got from The Honeyfitz Factory ?
Well I went shopping...... you see my niece Harley calls me Aunt B (Beeeeee)So when I saw this bracelet, I had to have it

It has little bee hive beads and a pewter bee!
Look at the beautiful matching earrings....Jennifer is soooo sweet and talented! I already have my eye on some other pieces. What a great place to Christmas shop to....go see her!
I gotta get busy cleaning and I am finally gonna do my Fall Decorating...I have never been this late! I have been so busy getting ready for the wine fest.
Anyway I will take some pics when I am done. Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Heeeee Heeee Heeee

That is a witch laugh....in case you did not know.

I am taking a few minutes out of my mad crafting rush for my booth on Saturday.

I wanted to share a couple of my new friends with you. Old Haggie is a sweet old witch and look who is in her bag Boo the kitty!

And here is Prim Drac...You have to watch him...he likes to nibble on your neck!
Both are based on Chestnut Junction patterns.

My booth will be at the North Carolina Muscadine Harvest Festival....It is a blast!

When you go in the gate, they give you a wine glass and you go around and sample all day long! People are so sweet and eager to spend!!! It is a blast! The Winery's are intermingled with the other booths so I can step next door and get a little taste, just to wet my whistle.
Over 6000 people will attend! Hee Haw!!!!

It is very Windy and here today...but should pass by Saturday!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Taking Care of Bussiness

Okay first I have been tagged by Gina at Cat Nap Inn. So I have to name 6 things that you don;t already know about me...so here goes:

1.I have ADD (attention deficit disorder).
I did not figure it out until I was an adult but I know I have always had it. I was taking child development classes and working as a Parent Educator with the Parents as Teachers program.......I was sitting in my office reading one day and I said this is me! Metal Health was in the same complex as my office so I went right over. I saw the Doctor and answered a lot of questions and he agreed. Today I take Strattera and it works wonderful for me.....without it I would go in circles all day chasing my tail! The meds are great but learning the keys to your ADD is even more important. I learned alot while taking an intense class on working with Autistic children. You have to learn what your brain needs to work it's best. For example....I stay more organized when I can see things..like I took the doors off my upper cabinets, I like my pots and pans hanging from a pot rack. I recently moved my sewing machine and all my craft items over to another barn we have...I needed the space in my store and I wanted to get everything organized.
Here are a couple things that keep me on track

I hang my stencils up on pants racks, large patten sheets from magazines I had laminated and also hang up.

Ziplock bags are my friends... here I use them for patterns and floss.
( I am addicted to epatterns, I love them....if I feel bad I buy a Epattern...I love Them!!! watching it print out and then reading the directions...I just get happy!
Hey, It could be worse!)

It is a learning process and it takes self discipline. Remember there is no one size fits all when it comes to treatment...everyone is not the same.

Did you know that most ADD people are very creative and Smart! LOL

2. I love my PJ's.....I can do my best housecleaning or crafting in them and if you are my neighbors, you know I am not afraid to go outside in them!

3.I like to burn my pop tart just a little burnt on top with a glass of milk.

4. I love forensic shows! (Tru TV, Discovery ID)

5. Oh yea....I am right/Left dyslexic....That means I know the difference.....but I have to think for a split second or look at my hands.

6. I watched all the debates, conventions and I watch the news show every night.( I have not been watching much forensics lately).
The choice for President and Vice President is very clear to me. This is the most important election of my life....I am going to know all about it. I can respect other peoples choices if they are based on issues and facts but if you want to get me fired up tell me your voting a certain way just because everyone in you family does, or you heard something or got an email, or you never watch the news or read a newspaper, or your choice is base on plain and simple ignorance! My husband tells me not to mix my politics and my business because I am so passionate about it!

I know that was more than you wanted to know right!

I got this award from basketsnprims

I aso got this award form Country Girl at Home
Thank you so MUCH!!!

Okay I am gonna tag 5 people and give them these awards
The Simple Life
PepperCreekGatherings and

So girls take em' and run with em" cause you rock, I love your blogs and I would love to know more about you!

One more thing I found this morning .....check out this tutorial on this blog I loved it!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My New Man

Yes, I have a new man and he has a big....Head! (What did you think I was gonna say?)
My Scarecrow Man! He is a Tennesee Ridge freebie pattern. His round head has 10 peices!

I made some new room sprays today and as some of you suggested, I made Cinnamon Clove. It smells soooo good!

I also made Caramel Apple and Cinnamon Buns! You can find them at MY ETSY!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Good Trade and Some Tips

It all started when I posted this picture of my Sweet Annie, a while back.

I got an email from my sister Joan saying.....dump the Sweet Annie out of that red pitcher, I want it! She said she had some things for me.
She said are these prim enough for you?

Does she Know me or what? I also gave her another red and white pitcher I had.

Speaking of my Sister....here are some tips she sent me in an email:

*Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil in
your cat's ear... massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat
daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and
accelerates healing.

*Kills fleas instantly... Dawn Dish washing Liquid does the trick. Add a few
drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to
avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.

*Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache
pain almost immediately-without the unpleasant side effects caused by
traditional pain relievers?

*Did you know that Colgate Toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?

*Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with
mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids
peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

*Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 tablespoon horseradish in 1 cup
of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a
massage oil for instant relief for aching muscles.

*Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1
tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

*Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets
in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms.
Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost
instantly-even though the product was never been advertised for this use.

*Honey remedy for skin blemishes... cover the blemish with a dab of honey
and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin
sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

*Listerine therapy for toenail fungus: Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus
by soaking your toes in Listerine Mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic
leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

*Easy eyeglass protection... to prevent the screws in eyeglasses from
loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear Nail Polish to
the threads of the screws before tightening them.

*Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer... if menacing wasps,
hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the
insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground

*Smart splinter remover: Just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the
splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter
sticks to the dried glue.

*Hunt's Tomato Paste boil cure... cover the boil with Hunt's Tomato Paste
as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the
boil to a head.

*Balm for broken blisters... to disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few
drops of Listerine, a powerful antiseptic.

*Vinegar to heal bruises... soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply
it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds
up the healing process.

*Quaker Oats for fast pain relief... it's not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2
cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave
for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for
soothing relief from arthritis pain.

Thanks Sister Joan!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Catching Up

Oh my it has been a busy week. I have been working hard getting ready for my show at the end of the month.
I also started the physical therapy my doctor ordered for my back and neck. I was not looking forward to it....but after she started working with me...I asked so am I gonna get a tight tummy out of this?
She said you sure will.........Hey...I got a personal trainer!
While I was on my way I saw all this laying on the side of the street to be picked up.....Eucalyptus! So of course I had to have it.
It was raining but that did not stop me ( and it kept it fresh )!

Tony is pretending he is a tiger in the jungle!

I am preserving the same way I did the sweet annie.....which is working great! If you would like that info on preserving plants email me raggedyangels@intrstar.net and I will send you the file.

The next day I saw these wood screens on the street...wouldn't they make great cupboard doors? I put them in the truck!

When I got to my sister's house, she told me her neighbor had put a really nice porch rocker on the street. They got a new lab puppy...and he had fun with it! So I put it in the truck. I love my truck!!!

Update on my Mama...she is doing great! Thank to you all for your kind words and prayers.
I gotta get busy...projects to finish!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Can You Prim a Track Light?

Well let's see!
I know what you are thinking....Why would I want to? Well it all started when I decided to make a change in my kitchen. My Kitchen and dining area is combined, so I have always used a piece of furniture as an island. I took it out, put the leaf back in my table, turned it around so it is a long harvest table...and I liked it!
But my light fixture was no longer over my table...um what to do? Well first I had my husband to take it down cause I kept walking under it and getting pip berries hung in my hair!!! ( it hung from a beam) I thought I would get one of those lights those goes up in the ceiling...well Joey reminded me that beam is solid, the wires come thru a little hole. I did not want him to have to move the wiring. So we went to Lowe's and looked at lighting. I just wanted something for the lighting....I did not want a focal point. I had already decided to make a candle-lire to go over my table. I saw a couple of things I liked 79$-178$ ......I don't think so! So I found one for 29$...it would give me the lighting I need and I could change the look.....right?

So here I go....(I Love spray paint!)

....and then my dear husband put it up for me

Wait I am not done yet....

I would say yes, yes you can prim a track light!
Coming soon....the prim candle-lire!

Oh yes Check out these giveaways!

At The Pickled Pepper PatchThe 3 Simple Rules are:
#1...Click your slippers together three times and say, "There is no better season than Fall!"
#2...Think Fall thoughts like: candied apples, corn mazes, and warm cider.
(Okay, the first two are optional, but you are more than welcome to do them!)

Here are the goodies for my giveaway. It includes everything shown: A Medium-sized Breadboard, 2 aged wooden spoons, a navy blue wooden bowl, and 3 of my scented, handmade, fabric Cinnamon Buns! (The flour is not included, but if you would like that added to your package...I can arrange it!)
And Baby Makes Five
Is giving away all this....

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Did You Know I WON?

Yes I won Antique or Not's give-a-way. It was a 25$ Gift Certificate (plus shipping) to use on her website. I was shocked when I got her email! But I wasted no time.....I went shopping! The Fex Ex man was at my house this morning.

I picked out these Polish Pottery Pot Belly Mugs....I love them! I had to have all 4!
I think they look good with my Warren Kimble plates! But the picture does not do them justice....I will be drinking coffee out of one of these in the morning.

Thank's Pam!

Hannah was not to bad to us....just left a big mess, but hey we can live with that!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Counting Blessings and Saying Prayers

I think this is the longest I have ever gone without posting....been a little preoccupied. My mother had a full hysterectomy on Wednesday. Of course we were nervous waiting on her surgeon to come out and let us know how it went. The first word I heard was cancer, and for just a second my heart fell to my feet. Now we knew there was a chance of this...that was the reason for the surgery. He explained that there was cancer in the uterus, but it had not gone outside and therefore he got it all and no reason for any radiation. Thank you sweet Lord! She did great! My mother is 74 years old and had not been in the hospital since she had me almost 43 years ago. She got up yesterday, took a shower and was walking down the hallways. She is going home today.
As for saying prayers....TS Hannah is on her way here! I pray for my families and everyone Else's safety. I have made my run to the the grocery store, for bread, milk, monkey food (that what my husband calls canned food and munchies). I don't know about the rest of you, but here in North Carolina when we even hear that bad weather is coming.....we got to go to the store...we are gonna eat!

Here is my version of PeaPickers Primitives Ding Bats

And here are some Jack-o-jingle bells I just got in, I just love 'em!


And I have received some awards that I have not acknowledged from

Merrie and Gina

and from Justina

Thank you ladies, it means alot to me that you choose me!
I know alot of you have already received these....if not and you are on my blog roll.. you have an excellent blog and you all make me smile, so please pick it up!

I have been working my hiney off, in the store, rearranging and cleaning. I will post some new pics soon. Right now I am gonna get a shower, make supper, bake some turtle brownies and settle down with some stitchery(and catch up on some blog reading) and wait on the storm.
Everyone stay safe!

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.