Thursday, August 14, 2014

Early Work Update....


Oh My!  
My day did NOT go as planned today...
BUT... I did list my first Goofy Jacks of the season on my early work page.
The link is on the left
or
http://earlywork-primsbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/2014/08/august-15th-update.html
here for you!  

Hope you peek if you have a minute! OLM


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Time.... IT'S time For A Long Over Due Post!!! Shame On OLM

I have no excuse for being a bad blogger... Simply just not enough hours in some days.
I am not alone.
We all lead such busy lives...
This summer has kept me going...
It's been a balancing act between running my dad's home now... our own and helping Steven with his... Some days OLM feels like YIKES!!!
But, Steven's home is coming along nicely.  I figure his time here is coming to end soon and he will move completely in within a month or so... 

First back in July... early July Dad's first cousins and ours too, came for a visit from Ireland!  
Got dad out of the house for a couple hours for a really nice visit...
 Dad and Barry Visiting...
 Hubby and Barry
 Caren and Joey, adorable together...
 Here is from the left, Barry, Kathleen, their daughter Caren and OLM.
I shouldn't mention that was the last time the floor was seen in the OLM homestead! LOL
It's turned into a pumpkin breeding ground right now and storage warehouse for the shop!  OOPS!
 Last week, I did get away for a couple of days to met up with hubby in Oshkosh.  he was working the air show again this year.  It was only a 3 day break, but a much needed break!
So, I showed this house last year... it was for sale and in need of some much needed love...
I dreamed about this house....really dreamed about it! sigh... BUT
 I went for a visit and someone is giving it the much needed love it deserves... It's looking amazing already!!!
 Then driving around with hubby we came across this gem of a home.... OH the landscaping is amazing as is the wonderful little home.. I could easy live here too! sigh......
I made him turn around so I could get a picture or two... and yes, drove in for them...
 Not sure what this side building was used for...but again oh so adorable....
 OF COURSE, I made time for a little shopping... Visited Judy the owner of A Simpler Time, A must stop if you are in Ripon Wi!!!!  Tell Judy OLM sent you!
 No pictures of the OLM homestead, well because it looks like bomb went off in it...LOL. 
When hubby left he said "it's starting to look like the OLM warehouse in here".. I said don't' worry I will work on that while you are gone...
Sadly, if it was possible I made it worse... Creating pumpkins isn't for the neat minded I tell ya! LOL

But, a friend from face book found this gem of a little pie safe for me!  Enamel tin cups found out shopping with hubby...
 OOPS... I thought I had a before picture of Steven's front room... Must be on my phone, haven't learned how to transfer them...anyway... we started out painting... I am not great at it, and it's hard on the old back... Steven learned very quickly he much rather fix hardwood floors then paint...
So... the Hot dog man has been tapped for his expertise in painting... There was so many holes in the walls, we would of never patched them right... and well.. we would still be painting this room... Instead the hot dog man is finishing up the upstairs then all the painting is DONE! Yeah for the hot dog man, he is a life saver!! I mean back saver!!!
Next on tap is Steven and hubby working on getting new railings in... Remember they were all taken out...then carpet and I do believe my baby will be moving out....
sigh.....
 Did I ever show you this wonderful prim basket I got???  Can't remember... anyway here it is...

Poor Knuckles... even he is pooped out... He has been struggling with what I am hoping is a pulled muscle in his leg... No more Frisbee him... he doesn't know when to quit... If we don't let him run he is good.. running and playing... limping comes back... sigh... I think he's starting to show his age...I will never be able to keep him still if it comes surgery.... grrr....
THEN... Lastly for now... DID you know I am doing the Harvest at the Mill show Dawn hosts in Holly Mi????
OLM hasn't done a show since her folk art painting days.. going back almost 20 years... sigh... Nervous...to say the least, BUT so excited!!!  Anyone going?  I am going to be there! Stop and say hi!  
Saturday, Sept. 6th!
Then... lastly... I never do this... I won't go into it.. but Steven's best friend sure could use some extra prayers right now... sigh... my heart is very heavy with this struggle.... 
OLM

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Time... Happy July!!!

Time....
It's flying...isn't it?
I up loaded these pictures several days ago...
I am only getting back to them now...
Time... 
July already?  WOW...
So want to slow down and smell the flowers... 
BUT... today it's raining, again.
We have had LOTS of rain as of late...
so sadly... that will bring LOTS of  Mosquitoes very soon...
Just can't win...

BUT... I have been out "picking" gathering some goodies for the shop
AND 
Yes, myself... I am finally trying to get some of them put out...
They had just been sitting around and that is NO fun!
So... I think I have shown this cabinet... I can't remember when I got it.. Back in February I think.
I did find a reproduction barn lantern... Well 2 actually..
I can't afford the real ones... Oh my...
BUT, I could afford these... I put one on the mantel for now..
But it's all unbalanced..
At some point will find a better home... but for now it works...
THEN, two weeks ago I hit a estate sale to end all estate sales!
I went back all three days... and YES, acquired things each day...
Many for the shop... 
I have NEVER see a sale like this.. so many prims in one place and at very good prices...
So I can resell most...
I added this to my collection of furniture... I said I have no more room
but I found some... Though I did say originally I would use it for display in my shop if needed...
Problem is, it's now FULL of all my fabric and such... I won't even tell you what I paid for it..
 I will say, I think I stole it! LOL
I have shown the dry sink swap out... but I moved things around a bit... added a few of my favorite child size goodies!  Very happy with this change!
goodies.....
I don't know what you would call this piece... From the estate sale too... Bin on the left...
I thought it would make a great island for my son who just bought a house...
He claims there is no room in his kitchen...
I thought I didn't have room...
BUT, I bonded with it... Found a spot... and well... few more things in the "to sell" pile... LOL...
I really love this piece... TRYING to keep it simple...
THEN..
Just a few quick pictures of flowers opening around OLM neglected flower gardens...
You know that time thing... sigh... 
weeds are taking over..
Really need to address that too...
BUT, I get attacked by Mosquitoes... ugh..




Honestly, I don't have anything I should be complaining about.. Life is busy, but GOOD!
YES, no complaints!
Oh  Mr. Knuckles... He received a new toy... that promptly needed to be gutted... A dog's work is never done.... 
Happy 4th of July everyone!  Enjoy your time with family and friends...
Back soon... 
PS... I almost hate to say it... YES, I have started creating... 
Pumpkins... 
OLM

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Where Have I disappeared Too?????

Just a quick little post... 
I have been away.... I have gotten back to creating some, which feels sooo good! 
Long over due!  Looking for my Joy... I am finding my center again... 
It really has been a long road... Long than I would of ever thought...

So these days so many things keeping me on the run. 
I am please with my little olde shop and the response, I have to admit, I was very nervous and scared to take this leap again.
It's been a good leap!

I have settled into my routine with helping my dad.. That keeps me on the run some days... 
AND....
Our son Steven bought his first house!
He started looking in January, in the brutally cold winter... 
we hiked through A LOT of snow, and looked at lots with next to no heat... BRRR...This kept us busy most weekends... 

BUT, finally in March he put in a offer and after couple of months of  'things' I won't go into... 
He closed on May 30th!
We are so excited for him... some days... I feel like there is 3 houses I am overseeing/helping with... YIKES!  and mine is the last to get any attention! LOL
So it needs work... Yes, the previous homeowners where not kind to the house when they left..
As I type this hubby and Steven are working on replacing some of the hardwood floors that was damaged by water after they took the garbage disposal and left the sink leak.... 
crash course in fixing up a fixer upper... 
It will be a great home for him and will leave the nest once he gets a few more things fixed up...
I think it has great curb appeal.  It's hard to tell looking at this the painting and such the outside needs... he will become a very good painter by the time he's done!

 Here's a snap shot from last weekend.  BFN Nadine came out and pulled a few weeds for him.
 Time to destroy, I mean replace some flooring.  He was oh so lucky to find replacement flooring to match.  Saved him lots of money there!... I see the hot dog mans feet, he was very kind to come and start patching the million and half holes in the walls for Steven!
No, Knuckle's has not been for a visit yet... to many nails everywhere...
 Dave doing a little supervising of the work....

I have been out picking for the shop... Finding a few too many goodies I want to keep... So that means, I need to take more out of the OLM homestead... 
At some point I will need to take a few pictures of my finds of late... BUT... I have had no time to place them, display with them, sadly... BUT, I will soon!

BUT, I did make a mess to get the wonderful old prim basket to go under my pie safe... 
Got to love cropping! if you only saw the mess around this! LOL!
I even have a "extra" goose neck love seat in my front room... SIGH!  
I am trying real hard to get Steven to let me keep it...
I don't know if anyone remember the story of my love seat rocker from the estate sale from a couple of summer's ago... Love the rocker, as does hubby....
I asked Steven was there anything from the homestead he would like...He wanted the rockers... I said that WASN'T going to happen!  LOL...
You wouldn't believe it, but that weekend I found another at a  estate sale for him!  Talk about luck!  I think if I had the room, I would of kept it... But I don't... He claims my taste has not rubbed off on him... BUT, I think that is NOT completely true! LOL
So that is all OLM has for now.  I so hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day! OLM

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Early Work Update!

How has a month passed?  I have wanting to do a blog update... Just not enough hours in the day.. This week I promise!  I have been a busy gal!  I have added 4 new OLM OOAK creations to my early work page.  If you have a moment and want to peek, here is the link, http://earlywork-primsbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/2014/06/june-15th-update.html.  Or click on the picture on the left!  have a wonderful evening everyone! OLM

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Meet BeBe! My Latest OLM Original Design

Oh Happy June!  
Where is the timing flying too???
It is moving to quickly...isn't it?
I have been slowly, painfully slow... that is
creating... I have many dolls in different 
stages of being created.  
They are begging to come to live... and there is just not enough hours in
the day it seems...
BUT... Here is 
BeBe!
I think she is a hoot! 
What about you?
She is a big gal... 
AND... YES,
 She is looking for a home...
 BeBe is about 26" long and her sweet face is about 9" wide... wild wool hair..
Her nose is a scrap of old feather bed ticking along with her arms and legs...
 Old buttons from my collection for her eyes..
Old sweet baby slip for her dress that I grungy up..
AND... do you remember to old block/beads with holes to make necklaces when we where kids?
Few old wood beads around her neck...
Here is a quick shot of her stubbly little feet hiding under her dress..
If you would be interested in adopting her or would like any additional details on her. Please email me at folkart94@msn.com
Kindly asking $65.50 and travel fare for BeBe. 
She is a OLM OOAK original design 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I Finally Update My Early Work Page!


So OLM is just a little late... Better late then never!
I have added 3 new gals to my early work page... 
There has been a few issues with the early work page that are being addressed... 
Here is another link to help you access my page if it has not been fixed.
http://earlywork-primsbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/2014/05/may-15th-update.html
thanks for peeking! OLM