Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ginger Man Express

Welcome aboard the Ginger Man Express, giggle. I'm totin' the little gingers with me and I stuffed a few this afternoon. I can't wait to get them finished and see how they all look.
We left home yesterday, headed south. All was well the first hundred miles or so, then we ran into rain. The rain turned to a mix of rain and snow, then snow, then rain and snow again. Cloudy, dreary, dark, you know the kind of day I'm talking about. The temps in the low 30's, but above the freezing mark although barely. By the time we stopped for the night we had ran out of the snow and the rain ended shortly after we stopped. I know we had snow at home just not sure how much or if it is still there. Maybe my BIL(you know who you are) will post me a comment and let me know the weather, giggle.
Here in the south it's in the low 50's, kinda cool, but I'll take this over snow anyday. Thinking about calling work tomorrow and just telling them I'll see them next spring, lol. Hoping you are warm and dry where ever you are.
Will find out what the week will be after we unload tomorrow. Check back to see where the next adventure will be.
Until then.....................Prim Blessings

Friday, November 28, 2008

A Finishing Friday

I used my time today to "finish" up odds and ends. I'm not a die hard shopper, so I stayed home and let the ones who live for it, go for it. And after hearing on the evening news that a Wal-Mart worker was trampled in New York by shoppers today, it just reinforces why I don't go. How sad that someone has to lose their life over shopping.
I am loving my peppermint ornies that I teamed with my friend PammyJo on. We are so good. Well, I want more, giggle. More ornies that is. So I found the cutest little "prim" ginger man and set about making him a reality. I sewed one to see what he looked like finished, and then started a dozen more. I will cut them out and stuff them, take them along on this trip and hope to sew up the back and add either bells or buttons down his front. Isn't he a doll, giggle. My tag team partner and I are thinking our next project might be tree ornies. Hmmmmm, I wonder what could be after that?
It's back to the real world tomorrow for me. I've had a few good days at home. I have some of my shopping finished and a few more items to get. Hope you all had a wonderful turkey day, we did. Always eat too much! Have a Great week ahead!
Until later.....................Prim Ginger Blessings

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Enjoy your day with family and friends. Bring out old traditons and make new. We'll enjoy our traditional Thanksgiving feast, even though it's just us.

I worked on some decorating yesterday. And I grunged up those peppermint ornies. I like them better after I grunged them. I have more decorating I'll work on today. and some crafting I want to work on. I'm posting pics of my small tree that sits in the corner of my crafting area in the back room and my centerpeice on the kitchen table, and some of the ornies I grunged.
Prim Blessings to all.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Whatcha Workin' on Wednesday

Whatcha workin on Wednesday? There's lots to do at my house. I have to make a run to the grocery store first of all. I'll make my pies today, one less thing to do tomorrow. And I'm itching to get my holiday decorations out and up around the house. I've been reading everyone's blogs and see all the decorating being done and I'm totally in the mood.

I've been working on a primitive notebook cover. I just love these, and so easy to do. I have to sew the button on the one that's open and then it's done. And remember those ornies that were a team effort? They turned out so neat, I have to sew a bell in the center, and decided if I want to tea stain them a little bit or not. A big Thanks to my friend PammyJo for being my tag team partner, giggle. What shall we do next?
I can't wait to see what you are all workin on this Wednesday. Have a Great day.
Until Later..........................Prim Holiday Blessings

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Take Me Home Tuesday

Monday was a busy day, full of miles. We unloaded in Tulsa, Ok, and then headed to Elk River, Mn. up by Minneapolis, empty no less. Yep, I said empty, 735 miles of empty. We'll be picking up concrete bases for the lights and taking them back to the home plant. Waiting to load as I type!

Then it's home for 3 whole days. I have cooking, cleaning, laundry but, most importantly crafting to do. For the LOVE of it, I don't have time to be sitting here waiting to load, giggle. I'm so excited, lol.

I have pics of some things to post but will have to wait till I get home. Tomorrow will be pic day.

Hope you all are having a GREAT day!

Until later...................................Prim Blessings

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunny Sunday

It was a beautiful sunny day for the most part! We left home this morning and it was in the 20's and tonight in Oklahoma it's in the 50's! Cold enough at home that the girls needed their sweaters on! Check out their pic, giggle.
I stopped over at Ragggedy Angel's blog to see if I had won Gracie. Well, she will be going to Justina's house. Ohh man! I was so disappointed, I was sure she would be coming to live with me.Well, I've taken her pic off my site so I won't be reminded by her little face that I didn't win, giggle. I've never won anything in my life! But, Congrats to Justina, I'm sure she'll have a good home. Maybe she'll run away to mine, lol.
Looking forward to a short week this week. We won't be spending the Holiday with the kids as we didn't have a load headed in that direction. We'll spend a quiet day at home, and I'll work on some things I want to finish up. I am looking forward to some more home time.
That team effort I have going on with my friend PammyJo is well under way. I finished my part of sewing and she picked them up and painted them all, TODAY!! And omgosh are they gonna be cute. Can't wait for you all to see them. But stop over at her blog, and check out the saw she painted. She is the most awesome painter!
I hope you all had a Great weekend. I'll be looking forward to all the family get together stories of the upcoming Holiday.
Until later.....................Prim Blessings

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday on a Sad Note

Well, today was again a busy day. Had eye Dr. appts, and we did a little bit of shopping. I have also wanted the little candle lights in the windows, so we set out in search of them and they are now in my windows! They look so warm and inviting, I Love it.

The sad note is the passing of my cousin Larry. His dad and my dad were just 20 years and 2 days apart in age, they came from a big family! Larry has been my only cousin to keep in touch on a regular basis, sometimes just a forward, but I always knew he was there. I had gotten an email from him on Nov. 12th telling me he had bad news. He had liver cancer, started having problems the end of October and the Dr. had just confirmed it. Told me he didn't know how much time he had and hoped to make it through Christmas. His son and dil just had a new baby recently. He thanked me for being such a good cousin and told me he loved me. That was my last email. I found out he had passed away by reading it on another blog last night, he passed away last Monday, and his funeral was yesterday. I'm still in shock. I wish someone had called me. And the day I told hubby about the email he said we should go see him, I should not have waited. It was only 5 days after his last email that he passed away. I will miss him. Take nothing for granted, my heart said I should go and I didn't.

On a happier note the weather was a little warmer today. Hope you all had a good day. I have my work done and now am going to work on finishing up my part of those team effort ornies, giggle. Hope the painter is ready!

Until later.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Friday!!

Happy Friday to all! Enjoying my day, was up early and off to town to do some errands. Sometimes I hate that running errands takes up so much of my time at home. Oh well, things have to be taken care of. We did manage to pick up a few more things for Christmas. So my gift list is getting shorter. A stop at the fabric store for stuffing and back home. Had a bite of lunch and then got a quick hair trim. Boy did I need that trim too! Doing a load of laundry and going to work on some ornies. The ones that are the team effort, giggle.

Gotta tell ya about a giveaway! Over at Ragggedy Angel,, she's giving away the cutest doll. Her name is Gracie. Check it out..........but I think she's coming to my house, giggle. (That's for Pam again, lol)

The weather is cold today, but not as bad as yesterday. Tomorrow is to be even better.

I'll post more later.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

And Then There Was Thursday

Wow, where has the time went? It's been a busy week to say the least. Florida was our destitination this past week. It wasn't a whole lot warmer there than it is here.

I have to say Congratulations to my friend PammyJo over at Grammy's Altered Life. She became a Great Grandmama on Monday. Hop over to her blog to see the Cutest Baby on the Planet. She is adorable.

We have a couple of days at home. And of course there's always errands to run. I wish for a couple of days at home with nothing to do but craft, Ha! I am going to make some ornies while I'm home and my friend PammyJo will do the required painting. A team effort, giggle, I sew, she paints, we both get ornies. Perfect!

And, my blog finally got a makeover! I'm now ready for the Holiday season, atleast my blog is. I have gotten some shopping done. Have some things to get made, and a few more things to buy.

I just got a New pattern for a Great carryall bag. I can't wait to have time to start it. I'll shop for fabric and notions, so when I get time, I'll be ready.

Supper is in the oven, so time is up for now. I'll post more later.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tales

Home for a day and time for a date with the groomer. "The Girls" got their First haircut today. Now I really didn't want to get it done, they had such beautiful color. The tips of Maile's hair was black and once you cut it the color doesn't grow back. But, it's so much easier to take care of when it's clipped and with winter coming they will drag in less mess with short hair. Snow tends to form little balls on their hair and they bring it all in with them, giggle. So here we are with our "New" do's. You'll see that Maile went to her kennel to think about it, and Sister Sofie is absolutely positive she's a doll.

While waiting for time to pick them up I went to a quilt shop, a favorite of mine in Kalona, Iowa. Love this little shop, the woman that owns it is very sweet and the amish work in the store for her. The quilts are fabulous. I found a pattern for a couple of cute little bags and a Great little pinkeep to add to my collection.

And I'm posting a pic of a stocking I'm taking with me this trip. Not sure there will be time for it, but I'll have it if there is.

We'll be heading for warmer weather for the next few days. I won't mind it at all, it's getting colder as we speak and talk of snow. Not my favorite word. I hope you all have a Good weekend and week ahead.

I'm still waiting for my blog makeover and getting very anxious. It was only suppose to be 7 days and now it's almost two weeks.

Until we meet again...........Keep warm..............Happy Everything!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Whatcha Workin on Wednesday?

Ok, I'm going to jump on the wagon with this whatcha workin on thing, lol. First, I'm working on relaxing, while I sit here and look at a couple of things I want to cut out tomorrow. I have a stocking to cut out and a couple of ornies.

I will be finishing up my snowman runner. Just need to put the backing on. I'll post a pic when it's all done.

I've been so busy this last week or so with no time for computer. But, when I have been able to jump on a take a peek at everyones blogs. I'm loving all the pics and tips you all have posted.

Sorry I have no pics for today. But, I'll get some on here tomorrow.

Until then..........................Happy Crafting

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Trees in The South & Another Giveaway

It's been a long week! Not much time to even turn on the computer, let alone do any posting. We started the week with a quick run to Oklahoma, then back to get a load for Florida. Just inside Florida, but where it was warm anyway. We passed by some stately old trees full of moss. I love the way the moss grows in the trees and just hangs there, swaying in the wind! I don't know what it is, but it's just so Southern! I'm posting some pics of some trees that were on the way out of where we delivered.
On the way back to the north, we came through Alabama where I picked up a load going back to Iowa. This next week I'll be running solo. I will pick up a load for Indiana, and hubby will pick up a load for Wisconsin.
I have finished the stitching on my snowman runner (the one I showed you in an earlier post) and the sheep pinkeep. Need to get back home and pick up more supplies. I have some Secret Santa items I can't mention I'm working on.
We got to stop and see the kids on the way back north. That's always fun!! They were so surprised. I'm taking my daughters quilts back with me to have quilted. she did an awesome job!! Can't wait to see them after they are quilted.
Sandy over at For The Love of Prims, Has some Great items to give away! In honor of her 100th Post, be sure to check it out and put your name in.
But, I'm sure it's coming to my house. (that's for basketpam, lol)
Hope you all have a Great week. Keep checking back for my face lift my blog will be getting. I'm so excited, can't wait for it.
Until then................Prim Blessings

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

So Long Little Friend

A sad day today. My Bil & Sil lost their little dog Casey. But she lived a happy and long life. Casey was always glad to see you like you were her best friend. She spent a lot of time in a lime truck eating chocolate donuts. More chocolate donuts than any dog will ever dream of eating and live to tell about it! I'm serious, she loved them. She was a mix of a Taco Bell type dog ( thats a hard word to spell, lol) and a wiener dog, with ears as big as she was. Always there with you, sometimes in the way. She will be missed. But, I believe she is in a better place where she no longer has cloudy eyes, no longer is deaf, and no longer has old age aches and pains. And she is with the only friend, dog wise, she ever liked, Tinker(who just recently passed also).

I will miss you little friend.