Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Early Bird Gets The Worm....

Good morning sweet friends,
Just had to share my news with everyone. I am so excited this morning to find out, that I was one of three winners for a surprise goodie from Angie over at "Just A Lil' Raggedy" http://lilraggedyangie.blogspot.com/. Last night Angie hosted a surprise giveaway to the first three people to comment on her blog, about why we "love being an early bird". My answerer was because I hate waiting....I would rather be 20 min. early, than have to wait hours.... Well gals, believe it or not I was the first to comment....whooohooo I'm so excited! The other two gals to follow where Lecia from "Farmhouse Prims" http://farmhouseprims.blogspot.com/ and Maggie from "Maggies Lil' Fixins" http://maggieslilfixins.blogspot.com/.
If you have not vist Angies blog or Lecia or Maggie's you should really stop for a visit. They are all a great bunch of sweet gals and very talented crafters with awesome blogs! I am sure you will enjoy your visit!
Before I go here I also want to Thank Angie again..... for being so generous and hosting such a fun lil' giveaway! It was so fun and I enjoyed reading every one's comments.
Ok gals, I'm off for now, time to go put some finishing touches on some goodies that I am doing for a special swap. Till next time........ Big Hugssss Mary

Saturday, June 18, 2011

New Swap Goddies From Secret Friendship Swap

Good Morning Friends,

I have some new goodies I would like to share with you today. Recently I took part in a swap that Tammy over at "A Primitive Place" http://aprimitiveplace.blogspot.com/ was hosting, It was called " The Secret Friendship Envelope Swap". Each of us were assigned a secret swap partner, we didn't find out who had us until our packaged arrived on our doorstep. How fun was that, the suspense was killing me to say the least...LOL We each were suppose to include in our envelope 3 homemade primitive items and anything else we cared to add to our packages. My secret partner that was given my name was Trish from "Me 2 U Primitives" http://me2uprimitives.blogspot.com/. As you can see, Trish went that extra mile and spoiled me with all my goodies! She sent me a wonderful hand stitched pillow(which is so awesome). I can't begin to think how much time and patience it took to stitch all that! She also sent me a OOAK Bloomer Ornie, and Mammy Flower Poke Flag. I just can't begin to tell you how much I love them! And yet she didn't stop there....No she didn't, she also sent me a cute lil' Bee Poke, three wonderful Americana Flower bowl Fillers, a yummy smelling package of Vanilla scented melts, and a wonderful primitive fridge magnet. I love,love,love everything! Thank you so much Trish, I can't begin to thank you enough.

Trish is new to blogging and would welcome you to stop by for a visit http://me2uprimitives.blogspot.com/ when you have time. She has a wonderful blog and as you can see is very talented when it comes to creating

I also would like to thank my sweet friend Tammy, for hosting yet again.. another wonderful fun swap! I had so much fun and look forward in seeing what you come up with next! If you would care to see all who took part and there goodies, Tam does have a picture trail on her blog http://aprimitiveplace.blogspot.com/ for all to see, if your interested. Some may not realise but it takes a lot of work and time to organize a swap. Let alone a lot of extra time to make sure it runs smoothly, and everyone is happy. So.....Here's a special {Big, Big Hug} to you Tam! Your work is really appreciated in all that you do....and I thank you so much for bring a little sunshine into my home

So until next time friends,

Big Hugsss, Mary

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Country Mouse Give-Away

Hello again friends,

Wow so many post in one day here....LOL But, I just couldn't stop with out telling you about my friend Jennifer over at "Country Mouse" http://jennifer768-thecountrymouse.blogspot.com/ blog. Jen is hosting a awesome giveaway for one of her hand painted canteen gourds that she grew herself last yr. She used a John Sliney pattern for inspiration and added her own spin on it. Look how awesome it came out! So prim perrrfect!!! Who wouldn't want to win this beauty? I know I sure do!!! All the rules are posted on her blog for signing up and the winner will be announced on Sunday June19th.

While stopping by to sign up.... also make sure you check out all her post. She was hoping to reach 50 followers for her giveaway and she has accomplished her goal and then some, so make sure you congratulate her in reaching her 50 followers milestone. "Way to go Jen"!! She has such an awesome blog and is such an sweet gal. But, lately she has been having a time of it. She has had a run in with some poison ivy and something has been attacking her chickens not to mention she has experienced a loss of a loved one. My heart goes out to her and her family and I am so sorry for there loss. So to say the least, she could use some of your prayers as well.

On that note I'm going to close for now....till next time,

Big Hugssss Mary

Here Is One Give-Away You Do Not Want To Miss!

HI friends,

If you have not heard by now, Carol from "Firecracker Kids Primitives" http://firecrackerkid.blogspot.com is hosting a very generous "Independence Day" giveaway. She will be giving away not one, not two, but, three awesome handmade items to three lucky winners! Starting with winner number one, having there choice at picking which item out of the three they would like! The three winners will be announced on June 18th....so if you have not by now signed up, you need to hurry over and do so! All the rules for her giveaway is listed on her post and she has two of the prizes she will be giving away posted on her recent post. She also has a wonderful Esty shop loaded with wonderful primitive wares that you need to check out, so while your signing up for her giveaway....hop on over and check out her Esty shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/firecrackerkid. Her work is so amazing, I'm sure you will want everything she has for sale!
Until next time friends..... Big Hugssssss Mary

WooooHooo I'm A Winner!

Hello again friends,

I'm back again to share with everyone my awesome win from my new special friend Vicki over at "Paintspot and Splatters" http://vicky-myart.blogspot.com/. She recently hosted a Summertime giveaway and I was lucky enough to be one of the three winners that she choose to receive three of her handmade wood creations( she not only paints them herself, but she also cuts out all her own wood). Now how awesome is that! Whooohooo...I am so excited, not only to be the winner.....but I'm going to be receiving the blocks I had my eye on! Yessssss! LOL

Look at these cuties, don't they just scream "SUMMER"! They are going to look so perfect with the rest of my summer decor and the best part is I can attach my fav. summer photo onto it, as it's a photo holder as well! Whata' way to display your fav. summertime memory! In case you might be wanting a set of these for yourself, she does take orders and does have a selling blog on Esty http://www.etsy.com/shop/paintspotsnsplinters that you need to check out. She has so many awesome items listed there and she is going to start listing her wonderful holiday items soon, in case you want to get a jump on things and beat all the holiday rush.

I can't "THANK YOU" enough Viki for hosting such an awesome giveaway and for sharing a little piece of yourself through your creations, with all of us........

Until next time friends.......Big Hugsss Mary


My sweet friend Trica from Homecrest Home Prims http://triciamcn.blogspot.com is hosting a fun surprise giveaway once she reaches 400 followers. The surprise is a secret. The only hint Trica is giving is it could be A Penny Rug or Hooked Rug. I know whatever one she decides to giveaway is going to be so awesome, as she has such awesome taste and such a sweetheart! If you have not gotten to visit Trica's blog now is the perfect time. She is such a sweet gal, very friendly and I'm sure you won't be disappointed. While your visiting her blog make sure you also check out her selling blog http://www.hillcresthomeprims.com/, she has some very reasonable priced prim items for sale that you may be interested in.

Untill next time friends.....Big hugsssss Mary

Friday, June 3, 2011

Traveling Sisterhood Swap Box Goodies

Hello again friends,

Here is a picture as promised of my wonderful Sisterhood Swap Box Goodies. Look at all that handmade soap, I wish you could smell it....It smells soooo yummy! The little chick pin keep was surly a keeper, tell me who could have resisted? The little chick pin keep was all handmade from wool and that Americana Box with needle punch flag is going to be perfect with my Americana display on my shelf. Robin even made two wonderful Americana embellished hang tags that were inside the box. All my goodies came from Robin over at "Cranky Crow" http://thecrankycrow.blogspot.com/. When you have some free time, you should hop over to her blog for a visit, she is such a sweetheart and has an awesome blog! Thank you again, Robin..."I Love Everything"!! I also want to Thank Deb over at "Crows Creek Primitives" http://crowscreekprimitives.blogspot.com/ for hosting this wonderful swap...."I Had So Much Fun"!

The next person to receive the box will be Beth over at "The Prim Colonial" http://theprimcolonial.blogspot.com/. Beth, your box is on it's way. I sure hope you find a few goodies to your liking and that you have just as much fun as I did!!

Till next time.......Big Hugssss Mary

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Traveling Sisterhood Swap Box

Hello friends,

Before I begin, I would like to tell you that I will be posting picture of all my goodies sometime tomorrow. I went to take pictures of my goodies after writing this post and realized my batteries for my camera need replacing. What a bummer huh??? I know you were all looking forward to seeing pictures of my goodies, just as much as I wanted to show them off to you. They say when It rains It pours....the last few days here seems like It's done nothing but pour, to say the least... .LOL

I recently took part in a swap that Deb from Crows Creek Primitives http://crowscreekprimitives.blogspot.com/ was hosting. It was called Sisterhood of the traveling prim swap box swap. Deb started the box out by putting five items into the box and mailing it to the next person in line. Each person could take out as many items as they liked, but had to replace them with something else, the box must have five items in it at all times, and then we have to send it on to the next person in line. I received my box on Wednesday from Robin over at Cranky Crow http://thecrankycrow.blogspot.com/. (Sorry for the delay in posting, it has been shear craziness here at Marmmie's house, which has prevented me from posting sooner).

I have to say this was such a fun swap and I had a very hard time trying to decide what to keep and what to send on. I didn't want to hog everything, and I wanted to give Beth a few other choices besides just my goodies to choose from. So I ended up choosing three items to keep(after some serious thought and eliminations) ....one was a beautiful bag of homemade soaps that smell so yummy, the second one I choose was a cute as can be little chick pin keep, and the third was an awesome Americana Box that will go just perfect with my Americana display. My goodies that I choose all from came from Robin over at Cranky Crow http://thecrankycrow.blogspot.com/. Thank you Robin, I love them all so much, I couldn't help myself and had to snatch them up! Beth over at The Prim Colonial http://theprimcolonial.blogspot.com/ will be the next person in line which I will be sending the box to. Beth If you are reading this I will be sending your box out to you on Friday, I will email you with all the info. I hope you have as much fun choosing as I did and you like everything that's coming your way!

Untill tomorrow friends......Big Hugsssssss Mary