Saturday, July 30, 2011

SKIP, SKIP, SKIP.... the time is drawing near!!!


So the time is getting close.... The girls are in their boxes, almost ready to go to their forever homes.....All you need to do if you haven't already is go enter my giveaway and blog for a 2nd chance on what makes your heart skip a beat.....and maybe just maybe....Millie or Maude will be traveling to you....Yes, Millie and Maude, why...because my MIL name was Millie... the minute I saw it, it clicked... Thanks to Gina and ??? Sorry I should of wrote that down, please forgive, for suggesting the names....Now if you want to enter go here....http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=7199884373336929331&postID=5386390737798240251&isPopup=true My heart skips a beat when I think about my girls trip each fall... The bags are loaded and all the fun and SHOPPING we do.... Just seeing the back of the car....SKIP SKIP SKIP!!!!!


Hanging with the "BAGS" having a good time and many, many laughs.... SKIP SKIP SKIP!!!


When hubby comes home with presents... Trust me this doesn't happen often.... But this is what he brought me back from A Simpler Time in Ripon, WI... last week.... SKIP SKIP SKIP.....


Finally finding the chiclets display I have been looking for on eBay, and for a great price.... YOU got it....SKIP SKIP SKIP!!!!


FINALLY, finishing up some pumpkins.... I have been working like a mad woman, but feeling like NOTHING is getting done..... This is the reason I have been a bit MIA in blog land..... WORK WORK WORK.... Need money for bags.... See the back of that car, that takes LOTS OF $$$$$$$....HEHEHEHEEHE



Few Wee Witches from a Pineberry Lane pattern.... Few of these will be up on Lemon Poppy Seeds tomorrow.... Or if you see something you can't live with out... shot me a email of course this is all for sale......


how about having a doll made just for ME!!!! SKIP SKIP SKIP... Look at her!!! with Knuckles too!!! Made by my Gal pal Barb, of the Primitive Oswald... She makes wonderful dolls!!! You can find her on eBay and Lemon Poppy Seeds too.....








Few pictures of my flowers... Lots of rain this week and with this heat... they needed it... This picture is Morning Glory's taking over.....






Sorry Misi, I tryed to do the gourd tree again this year... Of course it didn't work... because I tryed....LOL..... BUT, what I did get with out trying is a pumpkin vine in the front of my main flower bed out front.....


AND...there's the first pumpkin....look at that coloring....and it's big.... so it's not a gourd...wondering if seeds cross germinated??? to get this.......hopefully I will get more....



So there you have it.... I have been busy as a bee... It's that time of year I suppose.... I need to get out there read what I have been missing......next week, I promise! Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't!!!! Picking a winner Monday! have a great weekend! OLM

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The time has come...The Giveaway Revealed!!!!

I have been a busy girl!!! Trying to stay off the computer... I pop in read a few blogs...Please forgive, I am slacking on the comments, but know I am reading a few at a time!!!!....I wanted to get my giveaway finished and working like crazy on pumpkins and such...... BUT FINALLY today I finished up the "girls"..... It seems, maybe I have teased long enough??? I wasn't going to show everything... Then I changed my mind....... SO, Just in case I hit 75+ on the comments/entries and heart skips a beat posts..... I made 2 dolls... Just for this giveaway.....


So here they are!!! Now they need names... Any thoughts???? Each will come with their own little pumpkin creation..... All OLM original designs.....



Their hair washes out against the cushions outside where I just finished them up about a hour ago....SO tired of staying in, in this heat, that I took the crafting outside for a bit... At least today there is a bit of a breeze.....



So what do you think??? Was it worth the wait??? So as the plan goes.... Here is the link to enter my giveaway.... And there is details on how to get a 2nd chance in the drawing......
http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=7199884373336929331&postID=5386390737798240251&isPopup=true If the link isn't working again... Go to Sunday, July 10th post to leave the comment and see the details on how to possibly win one of these gals!!!!!




Ugly side of crafting....LOL... Thought I would show... Hubby was gone all last week for work in Osh Gosh...So no need to clean up??? LOL... oh the mess... It's not to out of control...but it's getting there... Later this week, I will have to show and tell what Hubby brought me back from A Simpler Time in Ripon!! Can't even believe he went into a primitive shop........I a lucky gal!!!



See the pumpkin sitting on the floor... they just need faces....Tomorrow... I am going to do some witches for a change of pace......


I also received a fun little box in the mail today from Lil Raggedy Angie!!! thanks Angie!!!! Super fun!!!! She "claims" she not trying to get on my good side with the giveaway... What do you think???LOL.... I didn't even consider brides!!!! Darn!!!!



Click on the picture to make it bigger and see her note on not trying to butter me up??? YA RIGHT!!!! HEHE


Some great fabric that you bet will get put to use ASAP!!! Adorable little prim doll and a small little pumpkin.... OH getting the itch for fall.... Don't really want to rush it, but I do so love the colors... Wish it just lasted longer!!!.....Oh well, it truly will be here before we know it......Off to cook some dinner.... Don't forget, I am picking the WINNER or WINNERS August 1st!!!! SO if you haven't entered, I sure hope you will!!!! OLM

Thursday, July 21, 2011

So Would You Like To See What Is Part of My Giveaway???

NOPE!!!! Going to Tease you again!!!! Getting close... Working, working, working over here!!!! Hubby is out of town for work, so, what is a gal to do when it's too hot be outside??? Craft!!!! It's taking forever for things to even dry outside since it's so HUMID here!!! UGH!!!!!..... But I have many things started and even a few things finished!!!! See anything you like??? Want to put in a request??? LOL.... I might listen... or not.....LOL!!!! Pumpkins everywhere! It's beginning to look like fall! I might even start putting a few of my own things out! Dream of cooler days.......

So many things yet to finish..... One thing is for sure.... One of these things is part of the giveaway!!!! I am up to 57 entries at last peak! IF I get to 75, I will pick 2 names..... so if you haven't entered my giveaway and the details on how to receive a 2nd entry.... go here...http://http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=7199884373336929331&postID=5386390737798240251&isPopup=true


In keeping my my theme "what Makes Your Heart Skip A Beat"...Today's pictures is of my Moon flowers opening up!


These Flowers have traveled from my childhood home to the current home my dad lives in...to the first home hubby and I had, to here.... They have made the rounds... Each flower only opens up at dusk, for only one night. Then the flower dies off and a seed pod forms full of seeds for the next year... One of my favorite flowers! They are starting to bloom and since so many of my other flowers are not doing so well this year... This is a treat! Even in this heat they are opening and growing!!!!

Enjoy! Have a great night!!! So what makes your heart skip a beat? Tell me and leave a comment on the giveaway post and chance to win a OLM original something! HEHEHEHE! Stay cool! OLM

Monday, July 18, 2011

Teasing Can be SOOO much fun!!! AND A BIG THANK YOU!!!

So for me....hehehehehehe...teasing on my up coming giveaway is fun, for ME.... not so much everyone else? Or so many hints of what it MIGHT BE!!!!!
So today is a HOT ONE!!! And HUMID!!! So I took advantage of outside feeling like a oven and did some painting and grungied up a few things.....

One thing is for sure! One of these items will be in my giveaway away box!!!!! Now if you haven't had a chance to enter my giveaway, I hope you will consider it! IF I get 75 comments/entries I will pick 2 names!!! http://www.primitivesbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/ So if I did this right.... here is the link to leave a comment and see what else you have to do to get a 2nd entry!!! I am picking a winner/winners on August 1st!


I was popular with the mailman on Friday! I received a fun thank you from Karen over at My Colonial Home... WOW!!! So wasn't necessary, but I have always loved her needle work and so lucky to have one now!!!

Karen and I were talking off line about these 2 dolls she had that had no details.. She was just going to give them to me... BUT I said, I would finish them for her!!!! As long she likes my style of dolls, I would be happy to do that for her!
So they came for a visit... I put on my thinking cap... Finished them off in true OLM fashion and sent them back to their home!!!! They missed Karen!

Then I received this, WOW!!!


Fall can't come fast enough! Between this and the quilted runner Becky did for me, I so can't wait to put them out!!!


Then that should of been more then enough, but a pantry towel!!!!


AND this little pantry bag with some fun prim labels!!! Thank you Karen, really I think I got the better deal!?!?!!?!? Love them all!

Then in the spirit of my giveaway I was going to talk about something else that makes my heart skip a beat! I had a plan... Then this happened on Saturday and just needed to share!!!!

My brother and his family came over for a fish fry. Boys went to Canada last summer and we still had some fish to cook so we did!......BUT...then the kids wanted to play with water balloons....then out came the water balloon launcher! This is so much fun...We have had many years of fun and even a broke window with these!

Big and little kids couldn't get enough! Kept trying to shot them straight up in the air to see how high they would go......

But the ladders weren't good enough!!! Steven had a bright idea, and of course hubby thought it was a great one????

Knuckles might not of been to happy with their decision! But lets get on the roof and see how well this works????? So what makes my heart skip a beat, my idiots up on the roofs... Not a good skip?!!?!!?

There they go...there was more pictures, but OMG! TOO funny! and thankfully no one fell off the roof! Many water balloons where used Saturday night! LOL! Have a great night... off to bring in my dried body parts and decide what to create next! OLM

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Teasing on my GIVEAWAY.... And a few things that make

Oh, it's time...time for a good old fashion teasing!!! We will call it giveaway teasing.... I want to saying bullying, but by no means to I want to make light of bullying being done these days... So teasing....Yes, I am creating, dreaming of cooler days and all things orange and black! Oh how I do so love fall and everything that goes with it!!! Of course that means time for my "girls" trip the Bags Are Loaded... Almost time to start the count down??? Probably just not yet....BUT SOON! VERY SOON!!!! I so love how everyone is getting into the "SPIRIT" of my giveaway and doing their "extra" post on what makes their heart skip a beat!!! I am enjoying everyone's posts!!! I only hope I have not over looked any!! Please let me know if I have! If you want to enter my giveaway and see the details of it.. go here :http://http//www.primitivesbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/!!!


So here is what I know for sure so far... There will be something fall in the box!!!! AND a doll... I just haven't designed her yet.... Then I had another thought!!! IF, I get 75+ comments... I would pick 2 names!!!! AGAIN, so loving the extra posts!!!! Making every think just a bit? Probably not....but so much fun all the same.....and loving the pictures!!! So there you have it.. thoughts for the day!!!

Now in the "SPIRIT" of my giveaway, I will tell you what makes my heart skip a beat... As I go with the teasing and such...YES, there will be more teasing! Builds excitement, or make you want to hit me!! LOL...

I will tell you a few things that make my heart skip a beat or 2!!! Other then My wonderful Hubby and Boys..... So here we go today....



First all my nieces and nephews... BUT the youngest... Joey and William at 3!!! It break my heart they will never remember mom "NANA" .....but... Just as with my nephews when they were this age, they call me "AUNTIE RE" Oh I love it... so very soon, it will turn into Aunt Marie... BUT for now "AUNTIE RE!!!!" I forgot how much I missed it!!! So here's Joey playing in their pool with Alex after softball last Sunday....



Alex with Joey and William...SIL Michelle in the back ground.... My 2 older niece's missing, they were with their dad... SIGH!.... But they invited us over for grilling out after a hot day on the ball field... And the boys jumped into play.... Well.. not all yet... Steven and Hubby off eating salsa...LOL


Being able to a make a Birthday cake for BFN...Nadine for her birthday yesterday!!! Her hubby out of town working, so we had cake a wine last night for her!!! We are blessed with WONDERFUL neighbors!!! Happy Birthday Nadine!!!




I never get tired of showing you what Knuckles is up to next...LOL... We went from so wet and raining to HOT, HUMID, AND DRY!!!





Knuckles of course goes right for the sprinkler.... Blow the pictures up... just click on them... see something drying in the back ground??? YUP!!! another tease... I am so BAD!!! HEHE!!




No sooner he's all wet... needs to start rubbing against something...against Dave's fence he goes!!! Such a goof!




Then I caught him drinking out of my watering can... AGAIN what a goof... Hey Knuckle's your water bowl is right next to the water can!!!




OOPS! BUSTED!!!!......





This one is for Lil Raggedy Angie.... So last night having cake for Nadine, of course Denise's dogs are here... Winston is the one that loves to beat up on Knuckles some....Well he started bringing a few of Knuckles toys out of the house... Knuckles big sheep from Angie... This thing is bigger then Winston, BUT if it's Knuckle's he wants it... There was a tug of war with Knuckles, but I didn't get that picture... No worries...knuckles got it back, and then beat up on poor Spencer, no picture of that, but poor Spencer is afraid of his own shadow!!!








So there you have it, a bit of teasing... Few things that make my heart skip a beat too!!! Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you want on the previous post... I think I linked this up right... we will see???Have a great day!OLM

Sunday, July 10, 2011

IT"S TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY!!!! FINALLY!

So I have thinking...and thinking... anyone smell smoke??? I have talked about once I hit 175 in followers I would do a giveaway... Now I am 187 WOW! I am blown away. Back when I started blogging, I had no idea where I was going with this... I had been reading some blogs from a distance, enjoying every one's love of family, decorating, and oh the PRIMITIVES!!! I so love seeing everyone's beautiful homes and what each does!!! I really didn't think I had much to say, or anyone would truly want to read it! So for that Thank you! For all the wonderful blogging friends I have made, again thank you!

So I was a bit stumped I admit.... I didn't know how I wanted to do this... Wanted to change things up a bit... Do something outside the box.... Again, thinking and thinking... I feel like POOH bear... Then it came to me.... So this is something I think that hasn't been done before... not sure, but my twist on a giveaway.... I am going to make you work for it, I hope it's fun.... AND to top it off... I am not showing you the giveaway yet.... Well.. really I haven't made it.... So I am going to "TEASE" you as I go....LOL..... BUT, in the end.... there will be names in a bowl... and I will have the boys pick a name, maybe two... we will see how organized I am......


It will be something or things I have created....


So here are the rules, if you want to "play".... If my prim crafts, maybe just maybe make your heart skip a beat.... You hear me talk about things that make my "heart skip a beat" Of course there's my family.... my love of everything primitive and decorating with primitives......etc...

So this really isn't about seeing how many new followers I can get, though if more join and want to play... YIPPEE, WELCOME!!!!


So to be entered in my giveaway, you need to be a follower and just leave a comment on this post! Again, new followers welcome! You are entered!


Now for the twist, for a second entry... You have to BLOG on your blog "what makes your heart skip a beat" this can be anything that is important to you!!!! THEN, you have to leave another comment, HERE on this post for all to go back to visit and for me to check that you did it.. AND you have to put in that post why you are doing it...aka something like 'OLM'S what makes my heart skip a beat giveaway post... doesn't have to be that excatly, but you get the idea? That's it... simple as that... and as we go, and I start to create, I will so glimpses of what I am doing.... One thing is for sure this will be a OLM OOAK doll just for this!!!!! I hope so everyone gets excited and decides to share with all of us... So come back and visit the comments often to see what else has been posted....


Giveaway will be picked August 1st..... So you have until July 31st to do a post, if that is what you chose to do!!! Happy Blogging everyone! And again thank you for taking a bit of time to visit me from time to time! OLM

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Ugly Side to Estate Saling....HELP...and..Blogsale-THANK YOU!

I want to thank everyone who took the time to visit my blog during my blog sale and all of those who made a purchase! Hubby thanks you too... That means there is less "stuff" in the house, as he would say! LOL... Silly man, he doesn't realize that means room for "new" stuff!!! HEHE... Speaking of new stuff.... Oh wait that's a good story!!!! First I need some help....

Has anyone seen my goofy baby boy????? Look at this face, only a mommy can love, right?? Where is he I ask... This strange man keeps coming home from his "corporate" job.. walks right in, eats my food... yes, still leaves me a mess... One might think it's my baby, BUT... I say, my baby, waits until 5 minutes before needing to leave for work to get out of bed, this one gets up eats some breakfast....my baby, NEVER brushes his hair...this one does...AND shaves everyday, instead of like, every 10 days!! Goes kicking and screaming to cut his hair... Well.. wait, he hasn't don't that yet...This one wears nice clothes, sports a work blackberry now and a work laptop, oh ya goes to bed early instead of 3AM!!!!! Help, my baby has grown up!!!! SIGH! Now the bonus to this story... I have a few bills for you to start paying, NOW!!!! LOL

Now onto a story of OLM and hubby going to a estate sale yesterday!!! Oh my, the advertising for this sale sounds like some good stuff....so off we go.. got there about 10 minutes after it opens... walking up the property, can't see a house??? OK, everything looks like it's set up outside & in the garage... Oh my the "stuff" the craft stuff oh my...if I only still painted on wood!!! So I turn to the group running it and say "so everything is outside?" No there is more inside.... where is the house??? OH, it's behind the garage... it's a tiny cottage house... Now remember TINY!!!! So you can't see it until you look out past the garage... So there is a small line to get into the house, because it's TINY, so they are only letting a few people in at a time, that's OK... we got visiting with some of the others in line, goes by fast!!!! Oh wait... What I went there for.. I see leave.. SIGH... There goes that butter churn...I guess I didn't need it...

So we get inside, it's TINY, maybe 500 square feet, maybe a bit more home. Oh the antiques!!! This makes my heart skip a beat, good prices too! I like this company, they price things fair and to move! It's where I got the dry sink few weeks back.... ANYWAY, Of course I am finding a few things... Image that... We go into the bedroom... There "it" is... Oh my, my heart skips a beat!!! again, oh look at that price...skip,skip,skip!!! I turn to hubby, I have wanted "one" of these for years!!!! Probably 15 plus years... Go by to my days having a small shop, would see it at the gift show...longing, wanting....So first clue, it's not a antique..... Hubby being the most wonderful man that he is, then get it!!! REALLY??? I say, yes! Done... shame on me to ask twice.... we mark it sold and off to look at the rest of the "stuff"...one of the gals working will clean it off while we look.....Finally ready to leave.. we start to pull it out... Now, if you have never been to a estate sale before, the first thing you should know, is they DON'T help you move anything, it's all up to you, and I can't help... Just hubby... and this is a TINY house!!!! Now we ask this one woman to move out of our way, please... She's like "OH this is sold??? she had a tape measure in her hand... yes and it's leaving now... Patio door, blocked... have to out the back door, where the line is.... Well.. down the tiny hall way, moving things as we go, needed people to get out of the way so hubby does hit them with it!! Wondering what it is yet??? have you peeked at the picture??? I hope not, stay with me... It's going to get a bit funny.....

So to the door we are.... oh no, would go through the door... S$$$... I ask in line if there is someone that could help hubby a bit... First guy NO right away, that's fine... One guy steps up... everyone starting to says, it's NOT going to come out.... WELL, it has too, they got it in!!!! What went in must come out, right???? So there is one worker just standing there in this TINY, TINY kitchen, while hubby is struggling in this out!! AND just eating a bagel, I really wanted to hit her... Move a few things!!! Now, hubby is hearing from the peanut gallery, I want to see him get this out the door!!!! So hubby try's to take it over his head a bit to clear the cabinets, nope won't work. I finally say, I think the door needs to come the hinges... HMM..maybe.. then hubby decides to move the refrigerator over about 6-8 inches, BUT that means moving more "stuff" over too.. Then maybe the door will open more... The whole time commentary from the line...LOL.... One gal in line, was like really... that's what I was in line to look at.....HEHE!!! Yes, I am a spoiled brat! SO FINALLY hubby gets it out the door! VICTORY IS OURS!!! Well so we think!

Round 2.... Hubby off to get my car, I have a Ford Edge.... we don't have hubby truck... Because...
Of this! Remember... So it's in the shop, and really we were not buying anything BIG! Again, we should never shop together.... Hubby asks you think this will fit in the Edge?? Sure, it's not that big... I get in line to pay, hubby pulls up the car... Comments for those in line, with "this" item sitting there... oh how nice... how much??...oh great price!!! I say to hubby go ahead take it & put in in the car while I am waiting, you know to safe a bit of time.... LOL....
Off hubby goes starts to get it in the back...MMM... he's having a bit of difficulty... I am thinking, we might need to go get Alex's truck for this... But did I say this to hubby... well not yet... I look up in time to see this "item" FALL out of the edge and start to roll!!!! OMG!!! Did I just see that??? I yell, being the smart ass that I am.. " I hope that didn't break" I just get the "look"... OK, OLM, keep your mouth shut!!! Oh how nice, here come another man to help him!!! YIPPEE!!! I pay and finally see that "it's" in the car... As I come up to the car, I hear the man say "Good Luck Getting it OUT!" Hubby NOT to happy at the moment... He thought some of the helper's comments not necessary... LIKE... let me help, I have moved a few things in my day... like hubby hadn't... well it did not look to good to have it fall out of the car, BUT I KEPT MY MOUTH SHUT!.. Or as the helper wanted to take the covering off the back end that covers the spare tire and such... Hubby says, I think it's bolted down... helper starts lifting it... AND says again, this is your car, right??? Steam coming out of my usually very laid back hubby's ears!!! ANYWAY, it's in the car!! What went in must come out, RIGHT???? LOL

Part 3... I am beginning to think we will need to cut this out of the car... hubby took out the spare tire to give him more room... I SO STUPIDLY make a suggestion, I get the LOOK... off into the house... Really I should of had a picture of this in the back end of the car, BUT I was NOT going out there again.. FINALLY I hear doors closing, I HOPE it's a good sign, YUP, it's out... watch Knuckles, he's bringing it in!!!! YIPPEE!!!

PART 4 UH-OH... were am I going to put this??? Now, first with the blog sale the front room is a bit of a mess......
Boxes everywhere... taking pictures... leaving stuff out... Well, the ugly side of blogging no one shows.....LOL



There's hubby resting... Looking at me, WHAT ELSE IS GOING TO GO???? You can't make this work... Well... the mess isn't helping!!! Give me a minute! the rat in on the wheel... that is what I say when I am thinking....BUT I so love this piece! Did I mention I have wanted one like this for years and years???? Really, baskets anyone????




Even Knuckles is exhausted from it all!!!!




Hubby getting into the spirit of things... starting to see some of the humor of what just happened.. Really it fell out of the.....car??? I won't say what he really said!



So FINALLY you ask what did I get...... THIS!!!!!!!



It's a Johnston Bench works goose neck love seat rocking chair!!! Not crazy about the fabric, but it works,OK, with everything else and the wall colors. I just wish it didn't have the purple in it and it would be PERFECT!!! Doesn't it remind you of something that would be in Grandma's House?? See my new dollie... Just got that from Dru at Cinnamon Creek! How this didn't break when it fell out of the car and started to roll... go ahead, time to laugh, it could only happen to us!!!! SIGH!!! LMAO!!! I am off to sit in my new chair! Really should be cleaning up the room... well... we will see...






PS... I am shipping off most of the boxes from my sale today! Thank You again! There is still some goodies available if you haven't taken a peek.. See anything you can't live without, just email me folkart94@msn.com! And have a great weekend...



OH YA... Tomorrow night posting about my giveaway FINALLY!!! OLM