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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thankful Thursday

A very warm welcome to all of my faithful followers and to ALL my new friends who have stopped by to follow along with me on my daily journey shopping, cooking, crafting,junkin, and spending time with my family.  I hope along the way you will find something to make you smile, make you thankful,inspire you, and you will be able to say we have become friends.  Thanks to all of you who gave me a "shout out" on your blogs.  I am so thankful to you all

Thought today I would show a few little things I have gotten done for my fall show.  I know it's just Spring but as I have said this is the only show I do, so I work on fall and Christmas all thru the year.
Thought these stick pumpkins turned out cute.  I do really well with small items and Mr. P. sells the bigger wood and furniture pieces.  It gets hard sometimes finding so many small things.  My customers are not into extreme prims so I have to be really selective as to what I sell.  Oh this is a pattern from The Primitive Saltbox. Love her patterns as they come together so well.
Candy corn has been around forever but it is always a sell out for me. Altho simple to make these little things are so time consuming.

This next item I have fallen in love with.  On a previous post I showed the old dresser on the carport and the lamp I had used my stamp pad on.   This stamp pad is amazing.  Susan over at Homeroad blogspot did a post and introduced me to it.  You can literaly stamp on anything.  It does not recommend stamping on material but like Susan said she had tried it and washed it and it held up great,,, same for me.  So... let me share my new love with you.
You can get them in many colors, and I got mine at Michael's.  But I saw this week Hobby Lobby also carries them.  I made these little pillows using Michael's stamps.  Thought they turned out cute.  Again something little I think my customers will like.

Can't you see them embellished with a little fabric flower, an old key , old buttons?  Don't think I am compeletly finished with these yet. 

There you have it for today.  Have more stitcheries made and a few other new items I will share with you later.  Got two new e-patterns today and can't wait to start on them.  But first I have a giveaway to get finished.  Don't you want to know what it is?    Stay tuned.

I am leaving you with something so sweet and close to my heart.  A few weeks back a blogging friend Val over at Life's Little Garden sent me a package .  She makes the greatest crochet dishcloths.  She sent me yarn and pattern and I have fallen in love with them.  Have made some to share with friends and family.  Gave Holly one and WHAT was I thinking?  Did I make one for Darbee Rae?  Well I heard about it.  So I had to make her one.  She had to have one when she was helping Mommy in the kitchen.  Today I got this from Darbee Rae.  Keep in mind she is only 3 going on 20.  She want to read and write soooo bad.  She did this on her own.  Luckily Holly is a pre-K teacher and has taught her to write some by saying things like straight line, big belly, etc.  So cute.  Can you make it out?
It says, " Dear Nana , Thank you for my dishcloth."  Love Darbee

Yep, it's the little things that make me smile, make me realize how blessed I am , and give me desire to continue along my journey.  Glad you stopped by and come back soon ya hear?


  1. Awww what a sweet little note!! I love when little ones are just starting to write ...
    Your fall creations are all very nice ~ the stamping is pretty cool too! Hope you have a great night!

  2. I love the note that Darbee wrote to you! What a little sweetie she must be ... & I could read her printing perfectly fine : ) I love the stick pumpkins you made! I will have to check out The Primitive Saltbox & see what she has available! Is the candy corn pattern from there as well? I also do strictly fall/winter craft shows. Well, I should say they are all I USED to do ... haven't done them for a couple of years now but I'm hoping to get some things made for this year! Blessings, Shirlee

  3. Love those little pillows Angela!!


  4. The note that Darbee wrote to you is just way too cute. I loved it when my kids use to make me homemade cards when they were tots. I still have them to this day. Your fall creations are all so cute.

    Prim Blessings,

  5. Love the fact Darbee wrote you a thank you n ote! It is almost a lost art and when she gets married she will know how to write them! Too sweet! Love your fall stuff especially the candy corn. I see you have reached over a hundred followers! Congrats to you.

  6. Angela, everything is so delightful! I love that you are using the stamp pad! I use a walnut stamp pad to 'grunge' fabric pieces. So much quicker and less work than coffee or tea.
    Love the punkins on a stick!
    Darbee is so sweet! They do give us warm feelings, don't they? She seems to be very bright for 3!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Oh this brought tears to my eyes. Don't you just love those little ones? You need to use that note as a pattern and stitch it up and frame it. I LOVE those little pillows. I will check that out. We have a Hobby Lobby. You sure do get a lot done. Where do you set up your show?

  8. You should rename your blog the adventures of Darbee Rae oh and Nana Too...smile...She is certainly a little star.Love fall it's my favorite time of year so of course I adore your goodes.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  9. Love all your dear creations. But I must say the pumpkins on the stick are my very favorite.
    The note is a treasure.
    Hugs Granny Trace


  10. Awww sweet little note! Also I want to say I think the pillow idea is great--pretty sure they'll be so cute with a tad of embellishing like you suggested!

  11. Oh Angela-Darbee Rae's note is so precious! Thanks for sharing the tip on the ink! Your pumpkins turned out great - I bought that pattern in the spring and don't know if I'll ever get to it, but seeing your great results sure makes me want to try (if I seen your prims at a show I would fly right over to you!) ~*~Lisa

  12. What a sweet little note.

    Love your pumpkins on a stick & the little pillows.

    Have a wonderful day~Becky

  13. Hi Angela, Love those pumpkin heads, I have that same pattern and made some last year. I am going to check out that stamp pad, thanks for the info. Adorable note from your grand-daughter.

  14. How sweet is this!!!1
    I love the punkin heads! Prim perfect!

  15. Hi Angela-I just love your little stick punkins'-I should grab that pattern as well, but like many crafters, I always end up selling my things and never have time to make some for myself!

  16. Angela! Thanks so much for mentioning me in your post. I love your blog, I also love primitives. The little pillows are beautiful! I'm your newest follower my friend!