Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Becky's Goodies & Shopping Goodies....


Jumping in super fast to show off some of my goodies from Becky over at Primitives n Stitchin.  We did are own swap and she sent me some of the most wonderful goodies!  Spoiled me she did!  What a fun box!!!

 First the most wonderful Needle punch, so love it... I have it tucked in a child's wash tub with some gourds around it....
 Here's my little display... tucked in the background... not a good spot for it at all... I must admit my favorite, if that is possible... Becky says it was hers too, and she almost kept it... So glad she didn't!
 Great harvest gathering she created on a old stretcher she bought while we were out shopping together in July!  Extra special!!  This will stay out all year to remind me of our fun day together!
 This was the trip of signs on "bags"... The pop sign, I am still figuring out where I want it... the other two will be put away til next spring and go outside...  I have a plan for the open house... wait until spring... and the arrow, in my flower bed....
 Tucked right behind the pumpkin is a lil mouse on the pumpkin on the lil box.. YUP Becky's!!!
 Witchie in the middle, from Becky!  She is right at home with the other gals!!!!  Causing trouble, so she fits right in.....
 Oh my the most wonderful quilt square, love, love, love!!  Pumpkin guy on the spool tucked in is also from Becky, told ya she spoiled me!  They are prefect on my little child's harvest table by my front door...
 Sign I did get up from bags... Love it.. such a hoot....
 Oh my the stitched pillow from Becky!!!!!  Love it, this might have to stay out all year too... There is a few more goodies I haven't shown... I know SPOILED!!!  Few are for Christmas....
 My truck!  Love this!   I am not really a truck collector, but this spoke to me.. A must have!  I see a tree for the Holidays and Snowmen for winter....This was my most expensive purchase on bags..... BUT SO WORTH IT!
Then Lastly, another grain measure!  Love it... Really didn't need another one around this size, need smaller ones... but, it was bags... HEHE... and I loved the coloring, so home it came... Off to the dentist now and a few errors... then back at the sewing machine... all things Christmas now... I have tryed to stay off the computer some trying to get things done and fighting these sinus headaches for 2 weeks now, UGH!  OLM

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bags Part 2!!!!

I have kept you waiting long enough!!!  Been so busy trying to get things back on track.  I uploaded the pictures a couple of days ago, just never got back to write the post....
Oh what to tell... How much does one really need to know? How goofy a bunch of middle aged women can act once they are away from home?  One thing I know for sure, we are slowing down a bit...just a wee bit... home earlier.. want to get into our Jammie's... have a cocktail and relax... BUT, there are still jokes and picking on each other... I won't go into the "wet" panties insistent or how I got "pants" one morning... oh the pay back for that... I have a year to think about it! LOL....
So anyway, here is a group shot with our waitress when we had lunch with the "red hat ladies" back in the day they called themselves the 'bloomin idiots!" LOL... Ellene joining in... I don't know how this started, but we always finish up with candy cigarettes...

Punk pulls out these great fun glasses...
Then I decided to maybe not be as nice and show a close up of the cake I had taken to the luncheon... See... new make overs of that "stamp" keep showing up in my email....
Now, there was a not so flattering picture of Mary, Punk, and the Queen, I had blown up and got the Marketplace in Tomah to put up at the register while we were there shopping... It might of said... "don't wait on these culver's test ktichen rejects! ... Said that because we love culver's ice cream and do make several stops... I could show the picture and I still might... we will see how many more times the "bear" AKA me keeps getting poked... But see the Queen was late to the Marketplace and didn't see the picture... so it was waiting for her in her menu.... HEHE
Just a fun picture out enjoying the day on Friday... Kathy on the pumpkin and Darla hiding in the back got in on the fun!
Punk's breakfast of champions!  French Silk Pie with flax seed.. and a Banana... I am thinking after that, I probably won't of needed the flax seed... LOL

Then there was a few tricks up my sleeve...though one got misplayed a bit... I had taken spider webbing and covered Punks and Mary's room with it and then add rats and bugs to the webbing... Did I mention Mary has a thing about mice... My ace up my sleeve....
Well... Mary goes to bed first... I am waiting for the "words" loud words... nothing... hmmm... should of been my first clue... damn... off my game this night, BECAUSE this is Darla's and my room when we when to bed... Didn't see that coming... taking it all down and doing our room... Next time,  I will lock the door....

So this might of... well.. did start a bit of "fighting" and such... that is orange duct tape... Darla and I ducted taped them to their bed... this is where the "wet panties" happen to Mary.... now I have a picture of them in the corner of the bathroom, with the bugs and rats hanging around, all upside down... it killed them.....HEHE... Do you want to see that?  I thought maybe not.... but I have them!!!!
So not to be out done... then next morning everyone is upstairs... HEHEHE... Have I mentioned I am a master Tee- Peer? ... YUP, got their room.....
Now lastly... these pictures require a bit of a pre-story.... See before I joined bags...this was my 11th year going...There was two other gals... they didn't always play nice with others let's say.... Would take off and do their own thing and such, not stay with the group....
So one year, there was a bit of a falling out... and the other gals kinda.. well did... rip the "queen" a new one in the parking lot of a restaurant called the Pickle Factory... Now remember the name, that is VERY IMPORTANT! and they were driving a red pick up truck... another little important detail... So the other bags where clueless that this had happened to the queen, and this was just about the end of the group.. No one wanted to play with them anymore... SO they are gone, Kathy and I are in.  Now it's been decided to keep the group to six for several reasons... Any bigger and it's hard to  manage staying in one place, in one car, etc... So the joke is or not so... depending how you look at it is, someone has to die for someone else to join the group... AND there is a list of who would like too... LOL... AND now with Mary's "bad ticker"  some are licking their lips that there is hope... LOL
OK, back the story... so every year it comes up we should take the queen back to the pickle factory and rip her a new one... put her in her place... the red truck comes up about being crammed in there with the other two... the queen smashed in the middle... Kinda have to be a bag I guess to see the complete humor in this... or read in between lines...with the colorful words that might be used....
ANYWAY.. about 3 weeks before bags... Punk, Mary and I each get a box from the QUEEN and in it is a big fat pickle with a note that says" bring it on"  I am not afraid of you..... the queen.... So if you go back to the other bags post of the "stuff" on our dash, one of them was my pickle from the queen.....

So the last night... all is quiet, we are in bed... really too quiet for our last night... THEN... all of sudden here some punk yelling, telling the queen to get up... and take it... I am here to "bring it on"... what does she have?  HER pickle in a rubber...LOL
Oh my didn't see that coming at all!!! LOL
Let the games begin... LOL... again, if our kids could see us behave like this, they would never listen to us again....  Good thing they are all adults now.... HEHE....
Then poor Kathy is trying to get her beauty sleep and here comes Punk with the pickle! LOL... I am amazed there where no wet panties this night.... Maybe Mary had some 'padded' protection, who knows...

So there you have it... bags in a small nut shell.... so many laughs, good food, wonderful friends, well most of the time... LOL... and great memories....I am counting the days until next year!  and MARY I WILL BE READY FOR YOU!!!!
Good old " I got a bad ticker" Mary!  I am thinking if her doctor saw her on this trip, he would call her a FAKER!!!!
DARLA, DARLA, DARLA.... another inside joke.....

Finally the "QUEEN" and Kathy... the "bags"!  LaCrosse will never be the same!
Next time I will share my goodies from my trip and my wonderful goodies from Becky!  OLM

Friday, October 19, 2012

FREE SHIPPING ON MY SELLING BLOG

I was cleaning... scary... organizing and I realized I have a wee bit more fall/Halloween left then I thought...So I re listed everything that didn't sell and a FEW things no one ever saw, because I never got it listed... sigh... I have marked a few things done, something I don't usually do... and FREE SHIPPING On everything in this post http://primitivehand-didsbyolm.blogspot.com/2012/10/free-shipping-last-of-fall.html


I will get everything shipped out ASAP for the rest of the season's enjoyment if you are interested, click on the link or the pumpkin upper right corner will take you there...
Still working on part 2 of my "bags" tales... coming this weekend!  AND, I still need to share Becky's wonderful goodies from our swap & goodies from my trip too... so much to show! OLM

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

BAGS! PART 1 !!!!!!

OH where to begin...??  At first I thought I could do in one post... NOPE!  I think it needs to be two! LOL
BUT....FIRST... there needs to be a "pre" story.... See every year there seems to be a "THEME"... It doesn't get planned it just happens...We all have jackets that get embroider with the year and a little something to that "theme"...this year we had before we even LEFT!
BUT... before that, there is still another "pre" story....

First... here is what our dash board looks like driving around.. everything here has a purpose... Looking at this, most would just think we are warped! LOL
 So.... I started getting a bit of mail... funny?  To who?  NOT ME!  LOL!...( it's funny)  BUT, what SOME forget for every action, there is a REACTION!!!!....

**  sorry I deleted this picture off... I was advertising our home address and probably shouldn't do that...

 So on the mail....covered in pictures not so "flattering" to OLM... BUT... the problem was the stamp!!!  Did you know you could make you own stamps out of pictures you have?  YUP!  Now, because this is my blog...HAHA BAGS!  I don't have to show the picture of the stamp... blow up the picture I am sure you will get the idea...BUT... here 's the story on the picture of the stamp... Oh soooo many years ago,hubby and I married less then a year.. .this should of been my first clue to run like hell! LOL... I have on my facial mask... nice purple color... laughing yet?  I open the bathroom door and he has a camera... I NOT thinking there is film in there... stick my hand to my nose and do the wave... WELL GUESS WHAT??? YUP, there was film and for 25 years now this picture has come back to "haunt" me... now it's a stamp....there's a story even on the sweater picture... ANYWAY....  Queen gets hubby to pony up this photo couple of years ago, they made tote bags out of the picture... now the stamp... hubby and I had to have a conversion onto where his loyalty should lye... I will let you read in between lines on what I was getting at with him....
I get one letter... then 3 more... ok, I think that is it...NOPE... next day one from a different bag... that is when the light bulb goes off that all these "sisters" have stamps for my torture! So I know who is behind this...many, many text messages and phone calls exchange... She "Trys" to tell me she is SORRY!  I am blond, NOT STUPID! LOL.... She has her husband call and sing to me, she is sooo sorry...problem is more mail is coming in... THIS NOW REQUIRES A PLAN....So I just start with texts... phase one complete!!!  What is your pain threshold?  LOL.... while I am thinking, planning... I just keep saying, poke the "bull" you are going to get the horns...... THEN.... comes the phone call to the "QUEEN" Monday night... from Mary's hubby, Mary is in the hospital... Having hubby call, because she knows NO ONE WILL BELIEVE HER!!! AND she is NOT calling me, because, YUP, not going to buy it.... Queen calls me... she really doesn't believe it... it's her heart, this is scary, we should believe her.... BUT... you would have to know Mary and her famous saying " you know it would be funny IF".....so we are talking... yikes, what to do... she 'claims" she was feeling well.. heart racing... out of breath...started at 4pm..OK.. back up I talked to her at 5pm in she was in Menard's and NEVER said a thing....SO I call the hospital, NOPE, not in a room... they transfer me down to E.R.... YUP, they got her... OH NO?? Who are you they say??/ Her sister Marie... I say... let me get a phone to her....SO , I get through... she starts out I knew you would never believe me... It's A-fib...thinks she will be in the hospital just over night... so I tell her, the FIRST question you ask the doc in the AM... CAN I GO ON VACATION Wednesday.... So doc comes in.. this is a problem with caffeine... no more.. this will be ugly... she drinks about 2 pots a day... This is where her hubby says, GO ON BAGS!!! thanks DAN, we will "detox" her for ya... GREAT!  Oh wait we have duct tape! LOL .... So yes, she got to go... BUT... now here is the important part... THIS IS ALL MY FAULT!  YUP... I scared the shit out of her????  had her soo worked up!!!!  ya right... So you know what started right away????  I GOT A BAD TICKER!!!!  So what's going on the coats... YUP... bad ticker!!!! Now the best part to this story is finding out that "her sister" is on the phone in the ER scared the you know what out of her.... they didn't say "Marie"... see her sister has Alzheimer's..sadly.. and she is thinking why is her BIL having her sister call her, this is the last thing I need right now... OOPS.... just OLM... love it! that is the bonus part!  And I didn't even mean for that to happen.. See Mary what happens when you cry WOLF... no one believes you... LOL
 So here are the 4 of us bags in Tomah waiting for the Mn. bags... that is "pickle" necklaces I made...yes there is a story to pickles... I will save that for part 2....
 Here comes the Mn...BOOBS..OOPS I mean BAGS... walking down the street... where do they find this stuff... every year the show up in something....Yes, it is a real bra?!?!?! scary....
 There's that damn sweater again... ugh... yup a story....Punk, trying to be healthy...after a talk of flax seed, nice uh?  so banana, peanut butter, and flax seed... now I won't show, but image what happened with that in the next frame...LOL
 Punk and I in our dueling Halloween shirts....
 Every year we met for lunch with a group of red hat ladies... They have been doing this before I joined the group.. always a great visit...Here is punk passing out their cocktails... NOW the waitress was not happy she was doing this and took the tray away from her......

Now... for Phase one... I probably should of showed a close up of the cake... I thought I might be nice! LOL... I have a picture of Mary... On the left... YUP... You know what would be funny if girl... I have her with a big plastic nose on that leaks liquid candy out.. ICK... right....
 So Darla on the right just retired from the Post Office! YEAH!  So I "brought" a cake to celebrate her retirement!  HEHE... with this picture on the cake and it says, would you like fries with that?  Phase one complete!
 Here is Mary's "quiet" little response to me on the cake... I am not afraid of you!  You have a bad ticker remember!!!!

So then... with the Queen living in a small town, she wanted to see PRIMS on the newsstands... into a Barnes and Noble we go.....
 Punk stepping on or kinda pretending to step all over it....
 Kathy had not seen the article yet, so she really was looking at it......
Lastly for today.... Punks "queen" t-shirt... LOL...   So in between, many laughs, shopping, and of course food... and yes, along the way one set of wet panties.. and it wasn't me!  LOL... OLM

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday Display Chain! PATINA!.......

 Thank You Misi for hosting such a wonderful fun display chain!  I couldn't play along last week, but I am back from "bags"!  A wonderful trip!  That will be a later post...
This week is all about Patina... oh Patina.. no words needed... just love of the colors that draw us in......
 Waiting for me a most wonderful swap box from Becky at primitives n stitchin... I will show the wonderful goodies in a later post... but bittersweet at the top of the box.....oh fall!
 Patina of  "BAGS"!  dining out......
 Amish corn drying on the back roads....
 Milk can used by hubby's family oh so many years ago on the farm.....

 This truck "spoke" to me on bags! a must have...



There you have it a few of my favorite patina's around the homestead... Still getting things back on track and fighting a bit of a cold now...thanks for stopping by and thank you Misi for hosting the display chain! OLM

Monday, October 8, 2012

GONE BAGGIN!!!!!



YUP! It's that time of year again... gone "bagin"  what does that mean? Girls trip..lots of laughs!  Yummy food!  and maybe just maybe a wee bit of antiquing too!!!  I am a wee bit behind.... leaving bright and early Wednesday morning... I will be away from the computer most of tomorrow... details... last minute details... stories to share next week! OLM