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Friday, December 21, 2012

PHM December Update Today

Hi everyone...Just a quick reminder that the Primitive Handmades Mercantile update is today and believe it or not...I was not the last one to update this month...Quite a feat for those of you who know me well. I am always behind and thought for usre I would totally miss the update...I spent most of yesterday reminding myself that I needed to stay up and do my was like a mantra...all day reminding myself NOT to dare fall asleep...Yes, I know, you may be thinking to yourself "But Margie says she doesnt whats up with that?". Well, I normally dont sleep...until I have to stay awake...GRRRR...seesm my body is constantly betraying me and sure enough I was soooooooooo sleepy last night that I could have drifted right off long before midnight but, alas, to updating I went.

OK, well that was 6 hours ago and now I am really sleep so please forgive me if I am goofier than usual. I will show you real quick a few of the items I am offering for sale on PHM this month....If anyone's interested in purchasing anything, just shoot me an email or even leave a comment below.

I did see some of the other gals updates already and they have some lovely things for sale this month too. I have taken a little break from hooking since my hands are not cooperating lately...went to see the doctor this past Wednesday (yeah, like I had time for that) and he says he has helped me as far as he can and he's sending me to see another pain specialist...GRRRRRRRR...I just want them to find out WHY I am such a mess (other than I had West Nile...hello, that was 9 years ago...can I get fixed or not ?) Ooooooh yikes I am getting crabby sorry ladies. Just getting tired of the same old same old...

But, I hope you are all happy and ready for a delightful Christmas holiday...I know I might never have my house clean enough, or have enough cookies baked, have lost enough weight, found the "perfect" gift for everyone on my list, or even feel very good but I do know I need to count my blessings and be grateful for all the wonderful blessings in my life ...My son is back stateside and will be home in about 24 is good and in light of the terrible tragedy in Connecticut, my problems seem pale by comparison. I hope we can all just hug our loved ones, hold them tightly and remember that life could be so much worse...
On that note...merry Christmas everybody and have a happy new year !
Until next time,
Grace to you,

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Swap Goodies

Oh my goodness...Christmas came for me just a little bit early this year when I went to get the mail and saw a GIANT box from Kendra over at The Stone House Prims...she was my swap partner in Amy's Gingerbread Swap !

Ok...first I have to tell you that Kendra lives in a little town in northern on the map if truth be told but guess what ? I used to live there back in the 90's...small world right ? We knew lots of the same places and she is just the kind of person who lives there too...sweet, salt of the earth, hard working and totally awesome !!!

Well I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her during this swap and found we have TONS of things in common and I am sure once you see all the goodies she spoiled me with you will understand that this gal TOTALLY GETS ME !!! We like sooo many of the same things and it was like she was inside my head...seriously...look at all the treasures she made or chose for me...

First this big box....patience...or at least thats what I told myself as I ran for the camera...and we all know I DONT RUN !
And out of that box came gift after beautifully wrapped gift...
And ooooooooooh just look at how pretty these items are...
Plus she made me this....
and these smell yummy enough to eat !
I am busy finding homes for everything but did want to show you where I put a few of the things...
Funny thing...see that vintage skate with the gingerbread man ??? I actually made that for Kendra and then was reading her blog and saw that she already had I thought it looked just perfect with all the things she sent me...what do you think ?
I just love this little Genoa salt glazed ornie...Kendra knew I collect salt glaze and it was just sooo thoughtful !
And isn't this ornie just too sweet ??? Oh and the candle made the house smell sooooo heavenly. Add to that some of her homemade gardners salve, cookie mix, soap and sweet grocery list and you can call me spoiled rotten...I have already told Kendra I think she over did it but I just want to publicly thank her and Amy of course for hosting another wonderful swap.

I am busy trying to finish my items for next week Primitive Handmades Mercantile update and I have lots of Before and After projects to show you all but as usual I am running behind. I am not sure how that happens...when I had 3 kids at home and worked full time I got more done !!!

I have been saving THE BEST news for last...the best Christmas gift of all time ....we just got word a few days ago that our son Kyler, the Marine who has been deployed for over 9 agonizingly long months, will be arriving at our house on December 22nd ! YIPPEE  YIPPEE  YIPPEE

I have been so depressed because his deployment had been extended and they thought he could be gone a few more months...add to that this is the first Christmas our other son, Kirk, wont be with us either. Since moving to Virginia back in June he has been home a few times but he cant get time off work over Christmas...and of course our daughter, Kait is out in Colorado so I thought we would be completely alone (and I was not really handling it very well...couldnt get in the Christmas spirit at all). Now I am in major Christmas RUSH cookies baked yet, not a single gift purchased yet and I am not sure I will ever get the outside lights up this year...At least the trees are bought and put up and I have one decorated (Light fiasco to follow another day, lol).

Well...I know this was a long post...thanks for sticking with me ! Many hugs and much love to all of you !

Grace to you,