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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Winner Announced

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and survived any Black Friday shopping. I wanted to thank all of you who entered my Black Friday Giveaway and announce the winner...drum roll please..and the winner is... Carmen over at . The hubs pulled her name out of the hat this morning ! Congrats Carmen !

I am hoping to get some Christmas decorating done today and then maybe work on adding labels to some great old bottles I have been collecting. Remember last year when I was decopauging everything in sight and did the tutorial on just how easy it is to get that great old fashioned look ? Remember these ...
I absolutely love adding these old labels to stacking boxes and one neat trick I sometimes do is  put a regular label on one side and a Christmas label on the otherside so all I have to do is turn them storage !!!

Oh and I think one of my all time favorites was my octagonal hat box that I painted a great deep red and then added 3 great graphics that I printed out on full 8 1/2 x 11 paper and then decopauged and stained...

I just love the old world feel of this box...and its a great size at 13" tall and has 3 great labels so it looks gorgeous from any angle...Last year I had several people ask if I was willing to sell it and I wasn't but this year money is tight so I am considering selling if anyone wants to make me an offer, just send me an email.
Here are 2 more views...

I will be posting my newest creations over the next couple of days. I have soooooo many things to add labels to and am excited to get started...I have pantry boxes, hat boxes, old crocks, wooden crates, fun, fun !!!

Until next time,
Grace to you,

Friday, November 16, 2012

PHM Update Today $75 Prize

Just wanted to let everyone know about the Primitive Handmades Mercantile update today....And guess what ? As a special "Thank You" to all our followers we will be having a drawing for a $75.00 gift certificate, so hurry on over and sign up for our newsletter and while you're there take a look at all the great prims the gals have made....Winners will be announced around noon on Black Friday which is convenient cause thats the last day of my Black Friday Giveaway too ! Click on the buttons to the right to enter either giveaway or chck out my WOOL FOR SALE page cause I have lots of new bundles and 1/4 yard pieces. Now how's that for Christmas spirit ?

Here's a quick look at just one of the items I made for this months offerings....

I just love how this snata turned out... Robin over at Bird in The Hand gave us all a freebie pattern and asked us all to do something with it for the update, so this is my take on her creation. I have actually hooked the santa right onton a piece of comfy faded plaid wool so it has a 3-D effect. I am pretty pleased with how he came out and might just be making a few more of these guys for gifts...I thought next time instead of closing it up I would leave it open and it would make a darling wine bottle bag...nice gift idea !

Anyway...I have 2 more items over there, but you gotta go take a peak to see them.

Until next time,
Grace to you,


Thursday, November 15, 2012


I know, I know, I have been promising a giveaway for a very long time and today, as I sit at the car dealership with nothing but time on my hands, waiting for my oil change and inspection, I thought...just do it now...there's no time like the present.  So, I an officially announcing my  BLACK FRIDAY  GIVEAWAY  ! The winner will get this great 10" round hooked star mat hand hooked by me with  overdyed and upcycled wools that's perfect for every season of the year.

Entries will be accepted until midnight on Black Friday and the winner will be announced on Saturday. I just wanted this to be a fun and easy giveaway as a way of saying a big "thank you" to all of my loyal followers and to maybe meet some new folks in the process.

1. Be a follower (old or new)
2. Leave a comment on THIS POST to be entered
3. Leave your name AND your email address
1. Get 1 extra entry for adding my giveaway to your sidebar
2. Get 2 extra entries for writing a post about my giveaway
3. Get 5 extra entries for every NEW follower you send my way

That's it...pretty easy right ? So spread the word and have an awesome day !

Grace to you,

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Hi there my prim friends, just wanted to say that whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, please remember to go to the polls today and vote...We are so blessed to live in a nation where we have free and fair elections and we get to choose our leaders. Remember that THEY work for US. Sometimes I think they need a little reminder of that and election day is the best time to make your voice heard.
Nothing new here except voting...please remember too that I have loads and loads of new wool bundles and 1/4 yard pieces for sale on my Wool For Sale page.  Be sure to check back later in the week because I finally have all the details together for my next giveaway just in time for the Holidays !

Until next time,
Grace to you,

Friday, November 2, 2012

November Wools

Wow, I cant believe it's been another month since I last updated my much has happened in my life and in the country. First, my heart goes out to all those affected by the terrible storm that ripped through the northeastern part of the country. We had some high winds here in western Pa, but got through it ok. My prayers are with all those who are still suffering and unfortunately I think the worst may yet be to come as the clean up begins.

At the same time the devastating loss in Benghazi Libya haunts my dreams...I wont go all political or anything but we need answers...especially those in the military who lost so much.  The fall of 2012 has been a terrible one for so so many and I can only hope that winter will bring some relief. I am looking for ways to help where I can now that things have settled down with my mom (sort of). She has been home now for 2 weeks and things are still rough. I wont bore you all with the details and in comparison to what others are going through right now, well I will be just fine. The upside of this storm coming through my area is that it grounded me for a few days and I was able to get into the kitchen and dye some wool and work on some projects...I listed TONS of new wool bundles and this time I made sure I did my regular bundles and lots of 1/4 yard pieces so please be sure to check out my WOOL FOR SALE page.

I got a great little present in the mail the other day from my Aunt Linda...She saw this little penny rug in a shop while visiting Wooster Ohio and thought of me...Can you tell she knows me oh so well ???

It sure is a lot nicer than the little penny rug I tried to make earlier in October...I cant figure out how to get my stitches to stay "down"...anyone know what I am doing wrong ??? See  how my blanket stitches seem to sit on top of my pumpkins instead of being closer to the foundation piece ???

I did get to spend a little time with the hubs before the storm and we spent some time out and about...poor guy has been working non stop (wish he got paid by the hour) and he kept saying we would definately get out to see the fall leaves, which is one of our favorite things to do in the fall...well week after week went by and so we finally just went to a park near our house and just took a nice long walk in the woods...I love the smell of fall, dont you ? And the crinkling of leaves underfoot ? Oh how nice it was to spend an hour or so completely uniterrupted with just me and the hubs...he took a ton of pics but I thought this one was kind of cute..

The hubs flat out refused to let me take his picture but I did just love this one he took...overcast days are my fall favorite...

Well I have loads more to tell you and am going to REALLY try to post MUCH more I said, life has settled back down and I am hopig this time to be back to blogging for good ! I would love to hear from everyone..I have missed you all very much and have been comforted by those of you who sent me little messages of encouragement when you didnt see me post for awhile....I wish I could hug you all.

I am gonna scoot for today...gotta get something to eat...I have been sitting at the computer for hours, literally in the same place and now I am sooooo stiff !!! GRRRR

Until next time,
Grace to you,