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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, September 20, 2012

The Holiday That Wouldn't End!!

Hello Everyone.  Hope you have had a wonderful week thus far.  It seems time is going by so swiftly,. When we last chatted it was Labor Day and I was so excited that the three day craft show was over and a wonderful success.  So today I will try and play catch up on all my coming and goings since then.

The very next day the Mister and I left out for our annual trip to Berlin, Ohio.  We drove to Piegon Forge, TN. did a little shopping in the outlet stores and I visited the few prim shops there and went to The Pattern Hutch for some wool felt and to search out some patterns.

On Wednesday we arrived in Berlin, Ohio

We just love Amish Country.  I so love reading stories about these amazing people and riding thru the countryside and viewing their farms and homes.

Some of the best photos were of the children in their yards playing, or with their parents going into town.  But I respected them and did not take a picture.
We did pass a few schools in the countryside and with the zoom I captured these few shots.
Enjoying recess the old fashioned way.  Playing ball and swinging.
We did lots of shopping while we were gone and I found a few items that just had to come home with me.  I will show you in my next post I promise.
While we were roaming, we visited Orriville, Ohio.  There was an Antique Mall there I wanted to visit and we went to the Smucker's Store.
It was such a beautiful place and I loved shopping there.  You could find almost any kind of jellies, syrups,,, and all kind of goodies.
After a week on the road we came home , rested for 2 days and then did something we had never done before.  You all know Holly lives about 6 miles from us and we are together all the time.  But her hubby had gone out of town for 3 nights on a guy's trip to a car show, so Nana and Papa went and stayed over with them for 2 of the 3 nights.  Fun?? You betcha .  We played our selves out with a very excited Darbee Rae.
On Saturday , we were invited to an End of Summer cookout at some friends of ours from church.
Darbee Rae had fun playing corn hole.  The food and fellowship was wonderful.  Thank you Gail and Marshal for a wonderful afternoon.
So,,,, Have tried to get back in the groove of things this week, and let me tell you it has been kind of hard to do. On Tuesday evening our WMU  from church had our annual cook out at the park.  All the fun started early and I forgot to take pictures.  So much good food and fellowship there as well.
  I have my crates of fall decor out and am trying to play catch up with so many of you.  Have enjoyed visiting your blogs and seeing all your pretty houses.  You kinda making me feel bad, so with the cooler temps here for a spell I am going to be busy. Hoping I can prove "Less is more" in my decorating for this season!! 
Before I leave you tonight, I ask all of you who pray to send up a special  prayer for a dear friend of mine from church.  She is in critical condition tonight. She has fought a never ending battle with health issues for many years. She is so special to me and to all who know her.  We ask she not suffer and for God's will to be done.  Also prayers for her daughter who has been a rock for her through her sickness. 
Well, I have bored you long enough my friends.  Hoping you are all looking forward to a wonderful fall weekend,.  Until next time.....


Monday, September 3, 2012

An Awesome Holiday Weekend

Good evening friends.  Just had to drop in and let you all know how the craft show went.  Why oh why did I not get busy 6 months ago and have MORE goodies to offer my loyal customers?  Pictures,,, well I am so sorry, but on Saturday morning when we arrived, there were customers waiting to get in our booth. And it didn't slow down until after lunch.  So pictures never crossed my mind until it was too late. 

You know Mr. P does large items, and this year we had two 12x12 spaces and 1 6x6 space.  They were all full to the brim.  You could barely walk.  Mostly his large furniture pieces.  I incorporate my prims sitting them on his pieces for display and have several tables I use also.  Most of the furniture sold on Saturday and when we came up on Sunday, there were folks unzipping our tent to get a head start on shopping.  It was okay as the owner of the show was with them, and knew we were on our way.  So Sunday afternoon our booth was almost bare. 

Today when we left there was only one piece of Mr. P's furniture left , and it is pending a lady measuring to see if it will fit in her home.  And my goodies,,, one crate.  Yes, another year we were wonderfully blessed. The weather was so hot, but no rain until a shower came thru this afternoon.

And the hay,,,, well some sold and everyone thought it was a wonderful idea.  You should have heard some of the older men who use to farm come thru and start up a story about hay cutting, etc.  They really thought it was funny.

Darbee Rae had fun with her marshmellow shooters and sold all she had for the day on Saturday and then had to get more from Papa for the last two days.  She and Holly had fun going through the bin of goodies left.  Darbee was so cute.  Yep,,,, she's gonna be my prim shopping partner.  Proud of her goodies.

Well it is getting late and I am so happy that this weekend holiday is behind us.  I think a little vacation is in the future.  Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend and Labor Day.  Hmmm,,,, what will I start working on tomorrow?  This girl learned her lesson this year.  I will not stress out another year..
Please remember Darbee Rae and Holly as Darbee starts her first day of Pre K tomorrrow.  I am excited for her but my heart breaks at the same time.  My baby girl is growing up.  Something we all go thru though.  Take care and until next time....