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Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Goal

My goal this Easter is to remember and to really think about what the Savior did for me on the cross at Calvary...He not only suffered an agonizing death, spilling His blood to cover over my sin so that I could be free to have a relationship with God, but He went to Hell to take the keys of death from Satan's nasty grip and He had to stay there, suffering every imaginable evil for 3 long days...I mean think about it...Satan finally has Jesus right where he wants him and Satan thinks he won...after all, Jesus is in hell and God the Father turned His face away from Jesus...But Praise God, Satan and death didn't beat Jesus... He Rose Again and Won our freedom from sin and is now sitting at the right hand of the Father in Heaven . Every time I sin  the Bible says Satan stands accusing me before God's throne, but then Jesus, my Lord and Savior,  stands to defend me as He shows the stripes on his back where the whip filled with iron tore pieces of his flesh.  He shows all the blood that was spilled, the scars around his head where a crown made of thorns was placed in mockery upon His head. He shows the holes left by large iron nails that were driven through his hands and feet. He shows His side, where He was pierced with a sword. He stands to jump to my defense...I who live carelessly, often not even giving the sacrifice He made a passing thought, yet there He stands, pleading my case before essence reminding God that my sin is covered by His blood and that no matter what Satan says about me, I belong to Jesus.

In the gospel of John  in chapter 17 you can read the beautiful prayer that Jesus prayed just hours before the crucifixion began..I have read that passage dozens (or more) times in my life but it brought tears to my eyes as I read it yesterday. You can hear the pleading in Jesus' voice as He asks the Father to keep each one of us who know Him safe from the evil one (Satan)... He prayed that  God would keep us, keep me...protect me, be one with me and that God would keep revealing Himself to me ...

How humbled I feel today on this Good Friday and my prayer is that each of you will reach out to God through Jesus Christ and find His everlasting love, His mercy, His forgiveness and that it will transform your life as it did the disciples, and as it did mine.

Blessings and Grace to you,

Monday, March 25, 2013

WINNERS PLUS Surprise Grand Prizes

Well my primitive pals, the long wait is over and today I have pulled all the winning names from the 5 weeks of ongoing giveaway prizes from my Second Annual Anniversary Giveaway. This is a picture heavy post...But you will want to stick around because after I pulled all the winners for weekly giveaway prizes I then dumped ALL the entries from ALL the weeks and pulled one GRAND PRIZE WINNER...but you will have to wait till the end of the post to find out who they are and what they won !!!

The prize from week 1 was my OLD CROW INN hooked candle mat and there were 75 entries

And The Winner Is....
Wendy from
Ravenwood Whimzies

The prize from week 2 was the WOOL FABRIC SCRAPS (basket not included)
 and there were 68 entries
And The Winner Is...
Debbie from
Barefoot Primitives

The prize from week 3 were the distressed wooden bowls and there were 46 entries
And The Winner Is...
Melinda from
Merry Wind Farms

The prize from week 4 was the old mustard tin, candle holder and candle and there were 35 entries
And the Winner Is...
Sandi from
The Primitive Skate

The first prize from week 5 was the distressed mustard candle stick and there were 53 entries

And The Winner Is...
Katy from
The Country Blossom
The MYSTERY prize from week 5 is a full half yard of this beautiful houndstooth wool
And the Winners Is...
Francine from
Primitive Stars

And finally, the  Grand Prize is $15.00 Gift Certificates to use on anything for sale on my blog from wool, to rug hooking kits, to items listed on my upcoming BLOG YARD SALE.....
And the winner is
Carol from
 Krazy Kraft Lady Primitives

So there you have it folks....Lots of winners ! Congratulations to all of you and I want to say a huge thank you to all of you who follow my blog, encourage me, pray for me and my family, share your stories and offer your friendship...I am truly blessed to have each of you in my life and I ask the Lord to bless each of you as you have blessed my life !

Look for more WOOL FOR SALE over the next few days...just  got a LARGE amount of wool in over the's a sneak peek at just one small box I got to open....still has to get fulled and then dyed but I can wait to dive back in those dye pots...

And of course I already told you I will be having  the upcoming BLOG YARD SALE and here are just a couple items I plan to sell....

Iron plate rack
 (plates not included)

Hand forged iron crock stand
(tins not included)
American Country Collections Books
Plus LOTS, LOTS more...I am clearing out and making room to dedicate myself to wool, wool, wool and more wool !!! So there will be something for everyone !!! I will begin listing items tomorrow and will keep listing until I run out of items to get rid of, lol !

Until next time,
Grace to you,

Monday, March 18, 2013

FINAL WEEK of the Giveaway 2 PRIZES

Well gals today starts the final week of my Hungry Hook Primitives Second Annual Anniversary Giveaway so be sure and spread the word and tell your friends ...Oh and can still go back and enter for each of the prizes for the past 4 weeks by clicking on the links on the right hand side of my blog.

Well, today's prize is two fold...The first part of the prize is this candle stick that I have painted and distressed in my favorite mustard paint, yummy grubby cinnamon candle all tied off with some primitive homespun fabric...

So, I bet you want to know what the second part of the giveaway prize is for this week dont you ? Well, it's a secret and all I am going to say is you will be very sorry if you dont sign up for this's probably the best prize yet !

Well, so there you have it...Most of you know the rules but see WEEK ONE for a complete list of the rules...basically you have to be a follower, leave your name and email, you get extra entries for blogging, adding it to your side bar, tweeting, facebooking etc and for sending me new followers.

I want to thank all of you who follow my blog and take the time to stop in here and see what I have to say... You guys are all terrific and this has been my way of saying "thank you" to all of you. I hope it's been a fun giveaway for you and remember...all thr winners will be announced next Monday !!!

Until next time,
Grace to you,

Friday, March 15, 2013

WooHoo Am I a LUCKY gal

OK, well first of all I think the title may be a little misleading...Luck ? Well, no...More liked BLESSED...Blessed with wonderful friends like Karen from My Colonial Home...She has been so sweet and kind to me since I entered this primitive blog world and yesterday I finally got to meet her !!! Yep, we have been trying to meet up for , well, forever it seems and yesterday we were both healthy enough to meet (although it was EARLY in the morning for me, lol). She has offered encouragement when I was at my lowest...she encouraged me to keep going when I felt like giving up and of course she has been there to listen and read my sometimes completely unreadable emails...I once emailed her after taking some sleeping pills and darned if there wasnt a single sentence that made a bit of sense but did she judge or scold ? No, she simply laughed and asked for clarification of what the heck I meant to say in the email...Yep, that's who she is. Oh and did I mention that she's not just generous with her praise and encouragement, but also wait until you see the gifts she showered me with when we met at Denny's for breakfast....

Just take a look at these wonderful, beautiful things she made for me....
First is this beautiful stitched wall pocket filled with lavender and sweet annie...It smells soooo yummy and it looks so pretty hanging in my bedroom.
But that wasnt all she had for me...She made me this beautiful pillow adorned with her signature pennies !!! Can you believe it ? What a generous lady but gals, the creme de la creme, the icing on the cake came next and it was so stunning it brought tears to my eyes...
Look at this beautiful, oversized penny rug she made especially for me...she even used wool that she got from me...I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it (as well as everything else) but more than that I love the fact that I got to finally meet my dear friend "Karen from Wisconsin" ( which is how I refer to her when I am telling my husband something about her....he cant keep all you gals straight and now he can put a face to the name because our hubbies tagged along for breakfast).

Just one more picture of the penny rug because I want you all to see the quality of Karen's work and her attention to detail...I mean look at those beautiful stitches...
I have so much more to say but for now I just want to remind you that today is the UPDATE over at the selling group Primitive Handmades Mercantile...Here is my entry for the month...
Make sure you pop over by clicking the button listed on the right hand side of my blog to see all thr wonderful items made by some true artisans !!!

Until next time,

Monday, March 11, 2013

WEEK 4 Giveaway Prize

Hello gals, today's post is going to be quick...It's Monday, so it's time for another prize in my Second Annual Anniversary Giveaway . Here's today's prize...
It's a great little vintage Colman's Mustard tin, and punched tin candle holder in a deep barn red and  a cinnamon stick Yankee candle.

Remember, you can register to win each of the prizes I have offered by going to each Monday's giveaway post and commenting on that post ! All the rules are listed in the original Giveaway post listed on the right of my blog page, so if you are just now hearing about the giveaway, by all means go back and sign up for all the prizes I have offered and check back next Monday for another prize.

You need to be a follower to participate and you get an extra entry for tweeting about it, blogging about it, listing on your sidebar and sending me new followers. Please just remember to leave me your email or blog name...Anonymous entries will not be honored because I have no way of contacting you. Remember too that I have posted giveaway buttons on the right side of my blog for each prize to make it easy for you to add them to your sidebar etc.

Ok gals...good luck to you all.

Grace to you,

Monday, March 4, 2013

New Giveaway Prize Today !!!

Hello there gals...Sorry this is a tad bit late getting posted. We had some technical difficulties but we are up and working now. Okay, so most of you already know I am hosting my 2nd Annual Anniversary Giveaway and am offering prizes every Monday...All the contest rules are listed in the Giveaway button on the right hand side of my blog. I know, I know...I should know how to put a button/link right here in the text but, as most of you know, I am a teensy bit challenged in the "computer skills" fact anyone/everyone who shares with me how to do that  I will give you an extra entry in the giveaway week of your choice, just please send me an email, dont post here. Just remember, make it EASY to understand and assume I know NOTHING !!!

Well, as you can see form the picture above this weeks prize is a set of 3 wooden bowls that I have painted, aged and sealed. They are painted in some of my favorite colors... mustard, colonial blue and black. They are about 5" wide and 2" high.

Remember, the giveaway is open to everyone who is a follower and you can enter for today's prize on this post and you can enter for all the other weeks by going to each Monday's post and commenting on that post. Of course you get additional entries for blogging/tweeting/ facebooking about it, putting it on your sidebar, and sending me NEW followers. I will be posting each giveaway button on my sidebar so that you can get all those entries for each one...You will be able to get extra points for adding each weeks Giweaway button to your sidebar...Am I saying that clearly enough ? I hope so. I am still fairly sleep deprived but I did finally sleep last night...gotta a whole 6 hours for a grand total of 13 over 6 days !!! Grrrrrrr.

Ok, back to the giveaway...please remember to leave me your email address when you sign up...I have gotten SEVERAL entries that have no blog name/no email address so I would have no way of letting you know you won !!!

A quick note too...I do have a few more bundles of wool up and listed and I dyed a BUNCH this weekend and am bundling it up today.

Until next time,
Grace to you,