Saturday, 29 October 2011

Couple of new items for sale

Hi everyone - here's wishing you a lovely weekend what ever the weather :-)

Hope yours is off to a better start than mine as I've just had to have a molar pulled. All week I have had increased tenderness and then PAIN in my jaw so much so that I knew I was in trouble when I couldn't eat or even sip hot tea and i love my food and my cuppas! lol!

I had a better night's sleep and even enjoyed lukewarm tea today so things are on the up!

I just wanted to let you know that I made another candy corn makedo on a bobbin and stitched up a Primitive Betty's Thankful/turkey pillow. They're for sale right now on my selling blog
The Primitive Shelf
Thanks for looking!

Enjoy your weekend!
Best wishes

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Belated thanks - Freebie

I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get around to this but as we all know, things just happen and the best laid plans can go awry.
Well, I was so pleased with the giveaway response but unable to give everyone of you a gift that the next best thing I can offer is a little freebie in the form of this Harvest Thanks cross stitch chart which you can make into a little pinkeep/pillow or frame it for your thanksgiving decorating.

Of course you can use the tones and floss you like - just have fun and I hope you enjoy stitching!
I'd love to see your finished piece.

I have to thank my hubby for helping me get the chart sorted and wish him a Happy Birthday for tomorrow! We're actually heading out now for a meal to celebrate so as my tummy's rumbling I'll bid you adieu until next time!

Thanks so much for your comments - I appreciate each and every one and would love to hear from you if you're a new follower. Thanks again!

Friday, 21 October 2011

And the winner is...!

Hi Dear blogging friends!

And how thankful I am to have 'met' you and that you come by this way for a visit!

Well without further ado I will show the hat filled with all the names- thank you for your entry and you did get 2 if you posted on your blog!

My 7 y.o. wanted to do the honors and picked the name SARA COCARUS of Salmon Falls Prims
Congratulations Sara - I'll send them off to you asap!
Sorry the pic is so shaky as my daughter took a fit of the giggles and couldn't keep still!

I can't thank you enough and hope as we continue along the blogging path we can keep each other company, and cheer one another and pray for one another for as Proverbs says, 'A friend loveth at all times.'

Thank you all!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Hello and Giveaway Reminder

Hello everyone!

Seems we get busier and busier. Here's what I've been doing - finished this Christmas sampler for an order - put me right in the mood for Christmas too!And I also made this penny mat from a freebie pattern I came across on Bits of Wool blog.

I have it for sale on my selling blog The Primitive Shelf along with some other items which have been reduced.

I'm so looking forward to starting on some Christmas decorations and projects, like this one from the Primitive PantryI can't believe autumn is flying past so quickly and winter will be upon soon. There are already reports of snow coming in week or so - way too early for my liking!
We've had to put on the central heating to take the chill out of the house in the afternoons.
And it's so much harder to get up in the mornings when it's dark and the wind's howling outside!

So it's best to cozy up and just enjoy some stitchin' therapy!

Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway! I will be picking the winner on Friday morning and posting the winner's name then so best be quick and get your name in the hat!

Thank you so much to all who have already entered and posted about it and a very warm welcome to new followers! It's great to meet so many new 'friends'!

Best wishes & Warm blessings

Monday, 10 October 2011

What to do on a Wet Weekend!

Hello from a wet and wintry Ireland. It's been rainy and dull all weekend so we cheered ourselves up in the kitchen by making chocolate mallow fudge! It's delicious and really quick and easy to make ! My oldest daughter very thoughtfully cut some up and wrapped them up to give as little Halloween treats for her friends and I'll definitely be making some more for Christmas gifts.Thanks again to Tanya for supplying the Happy Halloween ribbon!
Here's the recipe if you're interested:

3 oz butter
10 oz light brown sugar
4 1/2 oz evaporated milk
8 oz marshmallows
10 1/2 oz chopped milk chocolate
3 oz chopped dark chocolate (60% cocoa solids minimum)

Grease and line an 8" square baking tin
Melt the butter, sugar and milk together in saucepan over a low heat.
When melted, add the mallows - turn heat up and boil for 5 minutes.
Take off the heat and add all the chocolate and stir until melted.
Pour into tin and leave to set for at least 3 hours - when cooled you can put it in the fridge and it sets better. Then cut into cubes and try to resist nibbling....!

It was also a good chance to do some cross stitch - this one I love doing time and again from Primitive Betty's

And this one is from Liberty Hill Primitives

I'm also finishing a Christmas sampler for a customer so I'm keeping busy!

Please don't forget my giveaway. If you haven't entered yet, you need to leave a comment on the giveaway post - just click here.
Please make sure you are on my followers list - new followers are welcome!

Hope everyone's enjoying lovely autumn weather and crafting to boot!
Thanks for your visit and welcome new friends - hope you feel right at home!

Thursday, 6 October 2011


Yes I'm back as promised having put the finishing touches to my THANKFUL FOR FRIENDS GIVEAWAY!
I am glad I have 'met so many like minded bloggers who are generous and thoughtful so I reckon it's about time I thanked you for your friendship and as it is the season of thankfulness, that is the theme of the giveaway!

And here's what's in the giveaway~
I made this rectangular penny mat - the wool felt isn't as shiny in real life just the flash!

Secondly I stitched up this cute little pinkeep~
And thirdly, a wool candy corn makedo on an antique bobbin with applique cat, pumpkin, moon and stars~

I truly hope you like!

Now here's what to do~

You MUST be a follower of this blog.

New followers are most welcome!

You need to leave a comment ON THIS POST ONLY telling me what you're thankful for.

Post the giveaway on your blog and you get an extra entry!

And that's it - if you don't have a blog but are still a follower just leave me a contact addy.

I will draw the winner's name from a hat on Oct 20th!

Best wishes to one and all - thank you for being wonderful friends!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Surprise in the Mail for ME!

Today is one of those days I am amazed and soooo, soooo blessed by a special blogging friend, whom I have never met in person but am thankful at least we have connected thru blogging!

Tanya of Friendship Crossing sent me a surprise b'day gift which has just landed on my door mat and when I saw the Kentucky address I couldn't speak for astonishment that someone would even send me sthg from all the way across the ocean!

Tanya is a wonderful cross stitcher and made this great sewing pouch in such fun fabric!
But it was filled with a cross stitcher's dream selection of linens in different tones and counts - something I wouldn't be able to find over here!

I LOVE these buttons!

And I can't wait to do this snowman cross stitch!
Tanya must have known I love vintage sewing pieces - isn't this great?

And there were more needles and ribbon and a cute notepad and even Stride spearmint gum!
It was an awesome package and I couldn't take it all in at once!

So Tanya THANK YOU so much for making my day - you brought tears to my eyes with your thoughtfulness and friendship! So glad our paths have crossed!

Please all stop by tomorrow as I have just to put the finishing stitches into something and will show you tomorrow!

Hugs and Best wishes

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Make your own woolie Feather Tree!

Thanks to Shazy's generosity I was able to share with you this wonderful woolie feather tree she made for my b/day. Now she has shared the link for the tutorial - click here

If you're like me, you'll have to make one asap! Just take a look at Shazy's own trees - they're awesome - click here.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!