Sunday, December 14, 2008

Help Is Needed Here in Blogland


Happy Sunday! I have been out lurking on blogs again and I found these things on some blogs I visited. The first one is very near and dear to my heart.

The first one is about this sweet precious dog Hope;

Hope is in desperate need of sponsors. She was found emaciated and will die. She came in from the Auglaize County Pound and is heartworm positive. A temporary foster has come forward, but the money for her treatment must be raised. If you can help this girl, please donate by paypal or send a check to APLMC, P.O. Box 663, Celina OH 45822. Please mark that is it for HOPE!!

My friend ANGIE of Love the prim look is trying to help this poor dog. Angie is graciously donating the cost of her wonderful lights (100%) of all funds received to this poor baby. They are scented and primitive wonderful! You are going to want some for your tree and year round prim decorating; she has colors and scents that are fab!!! This is what Angie has said; "Any light orders 20 count brown cord ($6.50 plus shipping) and any 35 count brown cord ($9.99 plus shipping ) will be 100 % donated to this dog. Please contact me at with any orders. Please let me know what color and scent you prefer. Thank you so much in advance and God Bless you for helping !!! "

Also Sue of OODLEKADOODLE PRIMITIVES is making donations from the sale of her patterns also; please visit her for more details;

And PEA PICKER'S PRIMITIVES has offered a free pattern for posting this to help Hope; visit patternmart for her pattern offerings. She will also give you an entry into her contest as well for posting this on your blog.

The SECOND THING I FOUND: While you are at it please stop by PEA PICKER"S Blog and help her find her new name for her creative endeavor; she feels that she needs a new spark, so let's help her find her new name; she is also offering goodies as a prize; so hop on over, she'll be waiting.

Please patronize these ladies whenever you wish to buy an item as they are very generous ladies that are trying to help the world whenever and wherever they can; one at a time. If each of us did one little thing, can you imagine how much real change and good we could do. Most of us can't afford to do a lot, but if we each do a little we sure can do some great things, what an inspiration these ladies are!

I hope that HOPE finds a new forever home and that she is healed. All dogs (and cats) deserve a loving,forever home. Please let people know about this, post it on your blog and let Pea Picker know as she will put it in her giveaway as one entry for you. And I know that the reason we all do this is not for the prizes, but for the love of a dog.

Dogs are very special to me; they give us unconditional love; they look to us for the basics really; shelter,food,love. They give us their all. They serve to protect us daily on the police forces and armed forces of this country. They risk their lives to protect and save us. They ask for nothing, yet give us all they have and all they are. We need to protect them in return. Hug your doggie today. If you need gifts for Christmas, please consider shopping at the Animal Rescue site on my blog; they have fantastic gift itmes that are priced great and often they will offer free shipping. The money from this site goes to shelters to help dogs and cats,horses etc.

You can buy immunizations for a shelter dog as a unique gift there too; and if you can't really afford to spend anything extra; put the button on your blog and click it daily, by doing so, you are funding a portion of food each day for a shelter animal.

My babies are just that; my babies. I get really upset and often cry over stray dogs, it is such a committment to have a dog; people don't realize that these are NOT fashion accessories; and they are NOT for sport! FYI: DOG FIGHTING IS NOT A SPORT: IT IS TORTURE! If I had my way Michael Vick would be spending the rest of his life in a prison; even that seems too good for him. What kind of jackass says "it is my cultural heritage to fight dogs" ? If that is your cultural heritage then you need to find a NEW CULTURE! Oh what a shithead! Whoops! My lil ole' redneck is showing again!!! LOL!

Okay back to sanity; lets do all we can for our babies and help those less fortunate!

This one makes me laugh;
funny pictures of dogs with captions
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This one makes me cry! But it is so true

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Here Ya Go

Well; here are some of the things I have been doing. On the 15th of November I was FINALLY able to get to Charlotte,MI. I had been wanting to go there to a quilt shop that specializes in primitive quilt patterns and other items. So, spur of the moment; we were in Sparkle and I said I want to go to Charlotte; which is what I ALWAYS say when asked "What do you want to do?" and usually we just can't go for so many goofy reasons. Well that day, it was a go!!! YIPPEE!

I first went to Gathered Treasures , which is in Grand Ledge,MI ( and then to the quilt shop) the owner has the blog we all visit; Primp Your Pad at Gathered Treasures; well; wooooooo! It is close to the quilt shop, so I was torn; which one to go to first; they are only really a couple of minutes apart. Sooooo... since we saw the turn off for Gathered Treasures first we went there first.

The Front of the Shop; so pretty!!!

I LOVE this snowman!!!!

There were so many goodies at this shop; I am looking forward to going back again soon! I met the owner's husband John; he was very nice and helpful. He works in the shop since he has retired from GM; he sure looks so young to be retired; but hey, its all good when you can work at such a beautiful shop!
And then we were off to the quilt shop in Charlotte! So the quilt shop is called the Hen House! It is 127 miles from my house (one way!) I don't care; it was worth it. The owner Nancy Conn is a SUPER lady! So helpful and very fun to talk with! If I had not gotten there so late I could have participated in the make it and take it; there were even some sweet young girls there with their mom and they shared their creations with me; so nice to see girls learning about the arts! They had done some stenciling and sewing.
The shop also had some neat stencils; I bought some crow/bird stencils. AND a prim painting book I had been looking for! FOR A LONG TIME!!!!! ( I can't get them to flip right for some reason tonight on Blogger)
Nancy offered to show me on my next visit (for free) how to hook rugs! I have wanted to learn how, but we have no classes here. Nancy does not have a website or blog, as she pointed out "If I got on the computer I would never get my stitching done" WOO! How true!!! Well, we all DO it!!! The land of blog eats up time; but y'all are SOOO creative; I can't help it!! Well, you sure can call her if you want something like what I bought; she has wool, patterns, rug supplies,fabric,books; Oh yeah, I sure bought me some books and one is called PRIMITIVE CHRISTMAS by Lisa Bongean and Carole Charles. I also bought My Folk Art Best by Cheri Saffiote=Payne through Indygo Junction. I also bought two make do cats patterns with the spindle/bobbin in the package! She gave me a deal; half price on those! The Hen House is located at 211 Cochran, Charlotte,MI. (517)543-6454. She is open 10:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Mon-Sat. (EST)

The Hen House Quilt Shop; Charlotte,MI (outside front entry)

The Bathroom; hand stenciled by owner from stencils she created with freezer paper!

A quilt on display in the bathroom! Love it!

My Goodies from the Quilt Shop!!!

When I can get the pictures fixed I will post the books and other goodies!

My other favorite thing I found was at WalMart; A new GooseBerry Patch Book; It is a huge three ring binder for Christmas; goodies,crafts, the whole nine yards!!!

Well; I hope that begins to catch me up; I have to show you my handwork that I have been working on but again I am having fits with my photo software; well maybe later!!!!

Back Again

Whooo; that was a looooooong pause there. Sorry to be away so long( and I did visit some folks and read you all in my reader on Google); but I had a project that I worked on almost non-stop to get done by Thanksgiving; I did get it done and will be posting a picture!
And Niles has been having problems with eye infections; we are now taking ALL our pups to Dr. Rita Taylor, who is the best bulldog (and any breed or cat) veterinarian in the world! She has been able to figure out the problem when no one else could; I am so mad because so much damage could have been avoided had the other vets not acted like it was a run of the mill thing.

Dr. Taylor is also the "grandma" of our puppy Bitsy; her sweet boy Tuffy was /is Bitsy's daddy. I saw was because apparently he has passed away.We did not learn this until we took Niles in for his eyes; she was so heartbroken and could not even discuss it; she began to cry and we did too. I felt so bad for her and still do; she has Bitsy's sister and two other bullies as well, but when it is your baby it's just not the same. You all know what I am talking about. We took my Murphy with us yesterday to visit her (Niles recheck) She seemed to just love him and said he reminded her of her Tuffy. I told her that anytime she is feeling down she can come and visit with the Murph for some canine therapy. She had her bully girl named "Meri" there and we met her; she was such a doll!! We are so glad to have finally found a bully vet who understands our devotion to our bullies and also understands their needs as well. Bulldogs are a wildly different type of dog and have some definite physical issues that many vets are not aware of as they may not see many bulldogs through their practice.

I have something new to share too; a really nice site for sewers ( quilters and stitchers) The Stitching Cow; she has some freebies and has some really great things on her site;

Click here to discover more about this beautiful quilt

She has online classes available too; but go visit Lenna Green at the Stitching Cow and you will be amazed!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Win One of Three Quilts

Old Red Barn Co. has done it again, only better! This time we can win one of three quilts; that means there will be THREE winners!!! Go to Old Red Barn Co before November 17,2008 and leave a comment to enter; there are ways to get extra entries; see Old Red Barn Co. for details. They are all so pretty! Hurry on over!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Catching up again!

Another generous blogger is having a giveaway! Ann of This Simple Life has opened a site to sell her beautiful prim/country items; please go to her site and leave her a comment; I am not sure how long this one is up for; I have probably somehow missed that info! Here is what she says about the giveaway:" You could win, 7 Christmas ornaments, two fall hand towels, two prim note pads, a big stack of prim hang tags and mini shaker style peg rack candle holder and a gift certificate for free shipping plus 10% off on any single order you make from my site"

Looks so wonderful doesn't it?

The next thing is I was sent an autumn award from Lisa at Cranberry Flats; she is a great bloggy friend! So here is the award she sent to me; Thank you Lisa! And then you have to name five things you want to do but haven't done yet;
So here it is; well that is hard!!!!

1. Go to Ireland and England,Scotland.
2. Live in Texas ! Yeah baby!
3. Live in Georgia and/or Florida! ( Love them Georgia Bulldogs!:>))( okay anywhere South; I did live in Tenn. for a while; my family was from Tenn)
4. Lose weight; LOL
5. Visit all my blog friends in real life
I was gonna say win the lottery; that way I COULD do ALL of these!!!
I don't know who has this or not??? If you don't and you are reading this; YOU ARE TAGGED!!!! LOL!!! Thanks Lisa, I loved reading your list!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

More Fun in BlogWorld

Sandy at For the LOVE of Prims has her 100th post giveaway going on right now; so here is a list of the wonderful items she is giving away :
*Old grubby "1860" towel, made by me
*Room Spray "Pumpkin Apple Butter", made by me
*Square holder with heart stitched on, made by me
*Mini-Glitter sign "Let it Snow"
*A prim mini-candle & wooden holder
*Country-Primitive sign
*2-Home Sweet Home melts (my favorite!)
* 2-Country Kitchen melts
* 3 Wooden Snowmen tree ornaments
* "Home for Christmas" Plate* Mini-Folk Art Canvas
* Tin star candle holder.
Sandy says:
"And I am looking for one last thing that is a treat for us during the Holiday Season. I hope I will be able to find it before the giveaway is over.This giveaway will be opened only to Canadians and US Residents. You can be a blogger or non-blogger. But please if you are NOT a blogger do leave me your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. I will have the drawing on Nov 15th by one of my daughters and will post the winner on Nov 16th."
Isn't she generous? Click on the link and go enter; also don't forget Diane's giveaway of the lovely primmy dress and hanger!!

I was reading CindyDianne's blog today and she shared her husband's blog and he is a hoot; go see him and read up on his exploits; he is a fireman and you know that the firemen and policemen as well as the military are the heroes of this country. They work hard to keep our little prim world safe and happy! We need to remember all the heroes everyday; they get out there and do a very hard job everyday! Thanks guys AND gals!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Diane's Giveaway

Woo; Y'all have to go over to Diane's Blog; "Where the Foxgloves Grow" ( formerly Dianes Much Loved Prims) and enter to win her lovely giveaway that she handcrafted. There is time as she is not drawing until early December! She has done a lot of work on her blog making it so beautiful, so if you have not visited in a while, or have never visited, please do; you will love it. This prim dress will be sent from Scotland; imagine how cool that is: Diane made it herself and it incudes the prim hanger too! Wow! She is such a good blog friend and I want her to have lots of comments to sort through.

Of course, I want to win, but if not me, then one of you friends will be just right okay with me! Have fun visiting with Diane!

Monday, November 3, 2008

An Award and aTag

Well, Sandy from for the LOVE of Prims sent me this lovely award. I consider her a beautiful friend and am deeply touched by her kindness in sending this to me. So here are the questions associated with the award;
1.- Do you have the same friends since childhood? Unfortunately, no.
2.What do you value most about your friends? Their talents and the gift of their intellect.
3. Are your friends sounding boards? One is I guess, but I am mainly headstrong and usually go with what my heart or head tells me to do! LOL!
4.- What is your favorite activity to share with friends? Definitely eating together!
Well there you go! I know it is not that interesting, but it is what I got for ya! LOL!
So many already have been nominated for this award, so if you have not and want it, please feel free to take it; I feel like everyone that reads and comments here are my friends so you all deserve it.
Link to the person who tagged you.*
Mention the rules.; Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.* Tag six other bloggers by linking to them.* Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they’ve been tagged.

1. I eat Cream of Wheat most mornings.
2.I like to watch true crime shows
3. I make our bed everyday
4. I sing special songs to my bulldogs
5. I am not a soup eater
6. None of these are quirky and boring; mainly just boring!!!! LOL
Well; who is up for the challenge? If you want to play; have at it! Thanks Ginger.;)

Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween; and Have a Funny Friday! I hope these make you laugh; None of these are mine, but they are sooo funny I had to share them with you all; you can find more at

funny dog pictures with captions
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oh hai i has yer cheetoz, loldogs n cute puppy pictures - I Has a Hotdog!
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Thursday, October 30, 2008

So Far Behind I Thought I Was First!

I swear time just gets away from me; I have to apologize to my blog friends; I have received some very nice awards and comments in this month; I have tried to get to everyone that leaves me a comment; if I have skipped you somehow, I sure do apologize! I have lost track of some things; so today I am trying to catch up! LOL!

Farmchick sent me this lovely award and I thank her! It means that this blog invests in the proximity ; meaning that we encourage a closeness with each other. I am supposed to pass it on to eight others; well, I think all of you deserve this because you ALL do encourage and support each other! I think there was another but I can't seem to find it! I will tell you that I have memory issues right now! LOL!!! Some kind of pre-menopausal memory thing or what! YIKES!!!!

Someone very kind sent me this award which I love! If it was you please remind me so I can credit you! EDIT; JUSTINA OF PEPER CREEK GAVE THIS TO ME; THANKS JUSTINA, YOU ROCK :)

I KNOW Miss Jenn from Bittersweet Prims and Fixins sent this to me; Thank you Jenn!!!! She is fantastic!

Well, if you sent me something that I forgot to post; would you be so kind as to email me or leave me a comment here? I sure do appreciate all of you and hope that you will continue to visit me here!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I Got BOO-ED and a giveaway!

Well; Miss Jane from Jane's Fabrics has BOO-ED me! LOL!

So here's the deal ;Go to as many friends as you want and tell them they've been "B00-ed." Have them link back to your blog to pick up their Halloween Treat (picture) and tell them to Boo their friends. Then put the picture in your side bar so everyone knows that you've already been "boo-ed "and to send the picture to someone else. Have a great Halloween everyone!

The giveaway is at simple needsYou wil receive "chilly" the snowman, carrot cake and mini cinnabun melts(made by Tara), a salt box painted tea kettle, classical christmas cd, ragg bagg babies christmas pattern, and an old farm stitchery. Plus, she says she will throw in some extra goodies before then. :)Get your name thrown in the hat twice if you post about it on your blog.

Good Luck and Have fun!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Halloween IS Coming

Halloween is coming!

Hope you have a fun weekend
(my daughter is in management training at McD's LOL)
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Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Few Fall Pictures

Some of my front porch Fall Pictures:

These are called Cinderella Pumpkins; I just love them!

We Gots Nummies!!!

Well, yesterday we got a nummy package in the mail! From the Sandy Dog Bakery! PIZZA BONES!!! From the minute I ordered them from her etsy store; the babies were all excited; Bitsy kept going over and sticking her head in the printer tray to see if the nums would come out! (I had told them I was getting them nummies from their friends at the Bakery!) She says everything else comes out of that place when Mom is on the computer!

Murphy says he LOVES his nummies!

Niles and Bitsy say "GIVE US A BONE!!" Zoey refused to be photographed for this as she requires notice and a photo without other siblings! LOL! She has her rules about having her photo taken; I swear they all have such funny temperaments and they are all different.

They all LOVED their bones and recommend that all their fur friends go on over to the Sandy Dog Bakery and get some nummies

This is Sandy from the Sandy Dog Bakery; isn't he cute ? He and his Mom bake these beautiful treats ( I believe he also has a brother too! Just as cute!)
Visit their blog and etsy soon!!! There are so many great dogcentric articles by Sandy's Mom and How-Tos for caring for your fur baby; Lots of great information; Stop by and say hello! These treats would make great holiday stocking stuffers for your canine friends and fur kids!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


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my Pink Dream

Just a quickie! My Pink Dream Bike! 'nuff said I reckon!
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Let's Welcome A New Blogger


Hi; I just found a new blogger; her name is Janene; she is just starting out and needs our help! Her blog is called Primitive Lifestyle .So jump on over and say hi! I'll bet she would love it! I am adding her to my blog list!

A Free Graphic for You

I purchased a cd full of Halloween images that were copyright free some time ago (from a crafter who has since closed her business) and so since so many have been so generous with lovely free images, I thought I would share this one with you. Please feel free to use this image for your crafts/blogs etc.. Hope you like it!
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My Country Baby Murphy