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Friday, March 30, 2012

Another PRIZE Offered today

Before I give the info about the newest prize offered for my Anniversary Giveaway Extravaganza I would like to take a moment and say "THANK YOU" to all of you who sent such sweet words of encouragement in response to my post about my sons deployment. Your kind words made me smile and were such a great reminder of the goodness of the people in the prim blogging world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will reread those comments in the days to come when my heart is acheing. You all are just THE BEST and I want you to know how much I love you guys for taking the time to pray for my son and send such warm wishes.

Onto the business of the Giveaway Extravaganza...first of all, one last word of warning...and yes, I am yelling about this "YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR NAME AND EMAIL/BLOG NAME" or you will NOT be entered and I cant even answer your questions...This seems like such a simple request but I still have MANY folks who either havent read the instructions or just refuse to comply.

OK, enough said about that since the majority if you followed the rules. The newest prize is for a hand hooked set of  mug rugs done in a hit or miss fashion....

This is an example of the ones you will receive (they are all original and slightly different ). Now, the twist on this prize is that you can choose either the finished product OR the kit which includes the foundation with the pattern drawn on monks cloth and all the wool (cut & ready to use). When you enter please indicate which prize you would prefer.

As all the other prizes, you have until 11:30 pm on March 31st to enter and the drawing for ALL the prizes will be drawn just before midnite on March 31st.

There are just a few SIMPLE rules:
1. You must be a follower (old or new)
2. You must live in the US
3. You must comment on THIS POST for THIS PRIZE
4. You MUST leave your name AND your blog or email address

1. Send me a NEW follower (5 extra entries for EACH new follower you send me)
2. Blog about THIS giveaway prize (one extra entry)
3. Post THIS giveaway prize  on your sidebar  (one extra entry)
4. Post THIS giveaway prize on your facebook page  (one extra entry)
5. Tweet about THIS prize  (one extra entry)

That's it for today gals. I am still trying to recuperate from the long drive home from Camp LeJeune...We ran into major traffic when a tractor trailer over turned and we were at a stand still for 4 hours on I-95 North !!!! I was sooooo far beyond tired that I dont even remember coming in the house or getting in bed. I spent most of yesterday in a fog and unfortunately today isnt much better..but at least I can sort of focus and blog, right ?

Until next time...
Grace to you,

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Marine Deployment

I thought I would share just a few pictures we took today while we were helping our son get ready for deployment. We have just a few hours left with him in the morning and then he's off...He wont be back for close to a year and my heart is breaking. He's the baby of the family and it's harder than I thought it would be to let go (and believe me, I have already shed quite a few tears). If you would all keep him in your prayers I sure would appreciate it.

It seems like his days as a baby were gone so fast and before we knew it he was on to kindergarten. Then in what seemed like mere moments in time, we were watching him pitch at baseball games and then he was on to high school where we saw him play football and sing & dance in the school musical...The time sure has flown by. So many wonderful memories of watching him grow up and become a fine young man and we are very proud of him.

No prim decor, no giveaways, nothing but me being a proud mama today.

Until next time....
Grace to you,

Monday, March 26, 2012


Well, its the third Monday of my Anniversary Giveaway Extravaganza and its time for another prize. As many of you know I am giving away loads of great prizes and if you havent signed up to be entered for each one, please go back through my posts and be sure to sign up !!! All the winners will be announced on March 31st

Todays prize is a hand hooked ruglet, designed and hooked by me, that's just perfect for your Easter, spring and summer decor.
I have used all hand dyed wools in soft, primitive colors that is sure to add prim beauty to any room. These little ruglets look great on cupboard doors, draped over crocks, on your stove boards or anywhere you need to add some prim charm. It will come signed and dated.


As always, my giveaway is open to all my US followers (old and new). You will need to comment on THIS post for THIS prize and PLEASE I need  you to leave your name AND either your blog name or your email...ladies I cant stress this enough....If you dont leave your email or blog, you will not be entered !!! Some of you need to go back to the other posts and fix your entries. If you havent received an email from me thanking you for entering, chances are you didnt follow the directions and leave me your blog name or email address...Ladies...I CANNOT get ahold of you if you dont leave that info !!!

I hate to sound crabby about this, but I have had several gals who havent left me any way to contact them.

OK, on with the rules...
You will get 1 entry for each of the following :
1.Commenting on this post and saying you want to be entered !
2. Posting on your sidebar
3. Posting on Facebook with a link back to my blog
4. Tweeting about the giveaway
5. Writing an actual blog post about the giveaway

You will get 5 entries for each NEW person you send my sure the new person becomes a follower and tells me that YOU sent them over. I really want to hit 350 followers so give it your best shot ladies and remember...the new followers you send can still go back and sign up for ALL the giveaway goodies.

With just 5 days left in the extravaganza, be sure to check back cause I still have a few more suprise prizes to give away !!!

I also have listed some of  my yummy new wools listed for sale, so be sure to pop over and see the newest selections on my WOOL FOR SALE page.

Until next time....
Grace to you,

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wool Prize ENTER NOW

Hello there my primitive pals...So I decided as I was gathering some wools together for an order, that I should do a small wool starter pack as part of my Anniversary Giveaway Extravaganza.  Todays prize is "unscheduled" and all you have to do to enter for this one is :
1. Be a follower (new ones too)
2. Comment on THIS post
3. Leave your name AND either blog name or email address
4. Be a US resident (Canadian followers are eligible for THIS prize due to the light weight)

Of course you will get an extra entry for each of the following :
1. Do a post about THIS prize
2. Tweet about it THIS prize
3. Tell your peeps about THIS PRIZE on Face Book
4. Add THIS PRIZE to your sidebar

If you are here for the first time, be sure to read back through the posts about my Anniversary Giveaway Extravaganzz and you can enter for the OTHER prizes I am giving away. All winners will be announced on March 31.

Here's what your bndle of hand dyed wool looks like...

You will get this starter pack of wool which includes 4 pieces of wool, ready to use, for hooking, penny rugs or crafting. The measurements are :
Great Green            3" x  19.5"
Best Red           3.25" x 16.25"
Margie's Mustard   3.5" x 22 "
Nice Navy             3.75" x 18"

I am going to try to list a bunch of wool bundles on my WOOL FOR SALE page over the next few days, so if you would like to purchase some nice quality wools for your next project, please come back again. If you have any requests for specific colors, please dont hesitate to ask.

Grace to you,

Monday, March 19, 2012

Anniversary Giveaway WEEK 2

Hi there my primitive pals ! Well its Monday and Week #2 of my Anniversary Giveaway Extravaganza. I do want to go over a few of the rules again cuz I think maybe I confused you all. Ok, anyone in the US can enter. You need to be a follower (new or old). You need to comment and tell me you want entered on EACH giveaway post that you want me to enter you in. The dealine for ALL entries is March 30 and I will announce ALL the winners on March 31st. Now ladies...If you dont have a blog you MUST leave your name and email address...otherwise your entry will not be counted since I wont have a way to contact you. Also if you are going to tweet about it, put it on your sidebar, blog about it or put it on your FB page, well you need to let me know so I can put in another entry for you. Most of you have done great with this, but those of you who didnt leave the correct info...PLEASE go back and correct the info so I am get you entered. And remember that I will be adding random prizes, so keep checking back and enter for each prim prize !

OK...onto the fun stuff....the new prize for today. This one's cuz I love you all so much !!!
It measures approx 6" with out the wire hanger and is hand hooked with a variety of hand dyed wool strips and comes complete with a rusty key and rusty wire hanger. Hope you guys like it.

Grace to you,

Friday, March 16, 2012

Hey there...

Hello there gals..... First of all, thank for all the entires for the my Blog Anniversary Extravaganza Giveaway. I am working my way through the list and adding your entries and am busy reading all your thoughtful posts.  Please remember that  I will be adding more prizes and you can sign up to win ANY/ALL prizes by commenting on EACH post that has the item you want to win. So you can still enter for the prize for week one even if you dont find my blog until the day before the giveaway I making it more confusing ??? Just enter for each prize you would like to win, ok ? Oh and I thought I would make a nice picture for the giveaway that you can use if you want to add it to your sidebar...if you used a different one, dont worry about it...just thought I needed something perkier !

Alright , on to other news...Today is the update day over at the selling blog I belong to and ladies, there are some AWESOME items for sale this month and I am so honored to be among such talented ladies. We are even having a little game/giveaway for some adorable prim prizes so please hop over to and check them out.

Here's just one of the items I am offering for sale...I just love this hand hooked bee skep and am sooo happy with how it turned out...
This is just one of the items I have listed...I hvae been a busy bee (haha)
Ok gals...gotta run and get a few things done today.

Grace to you,

Monday, March 12, 2012

Anniversary Giveaway Extravaganza

Well, I promised I would kick off my big one year blog anniversary giveaway today, March 11th. It's hard to believe I have been blogging for an entire year. I have learned so much and made so many wonderful friends and I just am so humbled that so many of you care so check in when I haven't posted, you pray for me and my family, you encourage me when I am down and you are always willing to help...Simply said, you guys are just the BEST and I appreciate that you all take the time to read what I have to say.

When I started blogging I didnt tell any of my friends or family (except the hubs, but he struggles with email and trying to explain a blog to him was interesting to say the least...but he's always been my biggest fan and told me just to go for it...we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary just the other day and I am blessed to be married to a  man who is not only my lover and companion, but my very best friend and confidant)...Ok, ok, I will stop making you all jealous (haha) cuz man, he is a keeper for sure.

 I did have one friend who found my blog and she pops in now and again (Hi Heidi) , but basically I started blogging to see if I had any real talent and to see if anyone would want to read what I had to share and I needed unbiased opinions and since none of you all knew me, you provided me the information I needed....To my utter amazement in just one year I have 298 followers and I am humbled and amazed at your interest in me and my little prim corner of life. I treasure the comments some of made about my rug hooking tutorials and all the encouragement to write a book....I am actually thinking about working on it in my spare time.

Oh gosh I could go on and on about how you all have helped me reconnect to a world in which I no longer felt I had a place. Having been ill and alone so long, you all have given me the confidence to pursue some long time dreams and  I want to thank you by doing a great giveaway. I want to make it really easy too. Each remaining Monday in March I will add another giveaway prize and will even be sneaking some smaller prizes in over the next several weeks and will be drawing winners on March 31st. I will end up with probably 5-10 winners depending on how many extra prizes I get finished. Some of them will stay a secret too.

Well lets get down to business...the first weeks offering is a great rug hooking/quilting book by Polly Minnick and Laurie Simpson...
This book is filled with coordinating patterns for matching quilts and hooked rugs along with step by step instructions.

The rules are really simple..Each day I list a prize, you can enter by commenting on that days post ONLY . I will be adding new prizes at least, every Monday (with those little suprises scattered in too, so check back often) from now till the end of March. You will need to leave your name and the name of your blog if you have one or your email so I know how to get in touch with you if you win...All the winners will be announced on March 31st !!! You do need to be a follower (and of course I love you new followers too). If you want to post it on your sidebar or facebook or twitter or write a post about it, let me know in the ONE COMMENT you leave for each prize and I will give you an extra entry for each place you post. The giveaway is open to all US entries (sorry, but I just dont have the extra money to ship internationally).

Just to tease you a little there will be some wool given away, maybe a rug hooking kit, perhaps some stacking boxes, maybe some candles...I promise it will be stuff you all will like.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this blog the bright spot of my year. I hope to expand and do more now that things are settling down around here (yeah right)

OK...I gotta go, its late and I am actually sleepy enough to maybe sleep so.....Thank you again for being such wonderful friends.

Grace to you,

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bunny Rug re-Do

Quick update on my latest rug hooking project. Thanks for all the comments on whether I should take out the white swirlies on my bunny rug and replace them with the creamy tans I had used in other parts of the rug...I like it  MUCH  better now and hope you all do too. Big "thank you's" to all who offered prayers and encouragement for my father in law and who are praying for my sons safety as he heads off to his first militray tour later this month. I am so grateful for all of you and even though I wasnt able to answer each one of your comments, I have thanked God for sending such wonderful women into my life.

Well, I am busy busy here with my son being home (cooking, baking, laundering haha), so that's all for today. Here's the rug...I am off to work on getting it bound and pressed....
Grace to you,