Friday, September 27, 2013

Updated Selling Blog...Last of OLM Fall Creations.. FREE SHIPPING

I have updated my selling blog with the last of my fall creations... YIKES!  I can't believe I said that or. sticking to it... 
I am offering FREE SHIPPING through the weekend as a thank you to all my great customers and friends, for giving my creations a good home!  

You can click on the pumpkin in the right hand corner to go to my selling blog.
Enjoy this great fall day! OLM

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy FIRST Day of FALL!!!!!!

Happy Fall!!!  The most wonderful time of the year!!!  
Well, at least to OLM!!  Oh, how I love this time of year!  I don't know what it is... changing colors, cool breezy nights. even walking through the fall candy isle gets me! 
I am going to try and be a better blogger this fall!  
Things here are adjusting, settling in... to yet another new normal...it's been a LONG ten months...
There are more things that require my attention... it is what it is... leaves a wee bit less time for all the OLM fun things... it's ok... life is good, I am blessed, I have no right to complain!
BUT, I have had a weekend of FUN!  
First, Karen.. LOL.. we didn't take a picture!  Hubby and I met up with Karen and her hubby from My colonial home's blog at the Folkart show in St. Charles, IL.  We then went to dinner, had a wonderful visit!
I had made her a pumpkin, she made me one of her wonderful army blanket penny rugs... 
I will show soon... I am stilling cleaning... yikes, one the things I have less time for, cleaning! 
Anyway, fall decorating... I have thinned out some of my pumpkins I have had for years... putting out less... more fall, less Halloween...
THEN, again, I have a picture on my phone.. I got a smart phone, FINALLY, some would say a couple of weeks ago.. still learning... Need to figure out how to get the pictures off the phone onto my computer.  I am sure it's a no brainier... for anyone but me!
ANYWAY, hubby and I took off to the Vintage Illinois wine tasting in Matthiessen, IL... we had a great time!  drank maybe a little to much wine... We planned ahead and stayed in a hotel and came home this afternoon... With several bottles of wine too... just a really nice day!
 I will be finishing up my fall creating this week and moving onto Christmas/winter creating...   I have one more witch I designed I want to do, once she is done, I will update her on my selling blog and along with the few pumpkins still left... I know it can get confusing what has sold and hasn't... but, I have a few along with a couple of my Black Cat Jacks on early works, if anyone is interested.. They are the last of the season...
 YEAH!  To Autumn... Oh I love orange lights... love the warm glow...if I had it my way, I think I would use them all year long.... here LuLu is ready for fall with a wonderful pillow created by my wonderfully talented friend Pam over at baskets n prims blog! She does the best prim stitching!!!!
 Orange lights on my old pole out front... love this on fall nights!  My fave!
 I did have my first garden in like 20 years!  Here are two of the pumpkins I grew!  They are big boys!!!  I do believe my son Alex and his girlfriend have their sights on gutting them and carving them up for Halloween!
 I have been moon watching with some of the blogging friends on facebook... earlier this week she was a beauty coming up over the park by my home....I went out and watched it rise!!! Delightful.
 Took a me day and went and got a few pumpkins...hubby might say I went over board... I am thinking I need a few more...

Lastly, I grew broom corn for the first time too!  So there you have it... A busy fun week!  I like these kind of weeks, more please...hehe...  I promise to be a better blogging friend and visit your blogs!  Back soon once decorating finishes up and clean up the OLM homestead.
Enjoy these wonderful fall days! OLM

Saturday, September 14, 2013

I Have Updated My Early Work Mercantile Page

Happy Fall!  I am so enjoying this wonderful fall day!  
I just wanted to let you know I have updated my early work page a wee bit early with my latest creations for fall.  Here is the link if you have a moment and would like to peek!





thanks! OLM

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Few Pumpkins Added To My Selling Blog

HAPPY!  HOT AND STEAMY! TUESDAY!!  Yikes it's a warm one today.  It's possible we might break a heat record for this time of year today....

I did manage to do a little creating while I was up at the lake.
I have added just a couple of finished pumpkins to my selling blog for anyone that might be interested.  One can click on the pumpkin on the right... or click on this link http://primitivehand-didsbyolm.blogspot.com/2013/09/september-10th-update.html  Stay cool!  OLM

Sunday, September 8, 2013

I've Been Hiding Up NORTH!!!

It's been a crazy couple of weeks!  Last week we had our planned family vacation up in Northern Minnesota.  The boys were able to come up for a couple up for several days to enjoy as well!
Right before I left I received a order for 12 pumpkins.  That had me hopping a bit.  Planning on finishing up that order this week and getting it in the mail!

So we had a great trip!  Spent  some time with the "Queen" and our BIL too.... I have uploaded LOTS of pictures... Did a little treasure hunting too...but didn't get much..  I think I am getting super picky...LOL.. So I will share those another time...

Here's the boys goofing off and swimming in the lake last Saturday.  Great day....
UNTIL.... This moved it and cooled things off BIG TIME!


IT didn't last long... but  we had a couple of nights in the 40's after that... HOT by the time we left yesterday... Today I am not so happy to report... sore throat... headache... I see a cold in my future sadly... ugh....
BUT... after the storm rolled through....
Alex was out doing this.... Since this is Labor Day Weekend... usually the lake is hopping... but, thanks to the storm... many left and it was quite nice!
Steven and the QUEEN trying to see if we can get Internet at the lake.... not so successfully on that...
Hubby and Alex working on that fire!!!
Queen and OLM toasting with some Rumchatta!!!  YUMMY STUFF!!!


Driving around on Monday, Labor Day... I spy a eagle in a tree! had to stop for a picture....
Then for all the years we have been taking the boys to the lake... We always go into Battle Lake to Granny's for ice cream and candy.... This year they closed on Labor Day because of road construction...
Here are the boys, sad face... LOL... after dinner On Hubby's Birthday...... NO Granny's for desert!
I have never seen this before at the lake... water plane coming for a landing... visiting someone down the lake... They took off one time right in front of me, so cool, but I didn't have the camera for that...


My Boys with the QUEEN!  They left on Wednesday... They had to get back to work.. So lucky they still want to come up with us!

This one cracks me up!  Look at the Queen and Steven... same look, same smile.... Steven got a little sun out fishing too...

Then, here is hubby looking at a old car at the Threshing show in Dalton... UGH!  It was SOOO HOT On Friday up there... we left after a couple of hours...


I should of took more pictures of the great old building that have been moved here... I only took the gas station... Notice the price of gas!
Brother and sister .....

Then sunset on Friday... going back to the lake...
OOPS... Side trip looking for bittersweet... QUEEN gave me her best side????

Is hubby helping her???  Or pushing her??? LOL... not so sure....
Found a wee bit...

THEN... sunrise at the Lake yesterday...sigh...time to hit the road... put a fork in it... my stress free week is over...double sigh...


Hubby and I on the QUEEN's deck ... not really awake yet... not a morning person... notice the fog in the valleys...

hub's and the sister aka the QUEEN...
Queen and I....
It was a great week... read a book, did some creating... some antiquing, exploring....  stress free time at the lake, now if it could only always be like that?  I know... not realistic..
So I missed out on going to Dawn's at Holly Hills... We are planning and moving things around so I can hopefully be a vendor next year!  So everyone I missed in blogland, I so hope you go back again next year!!

Now, 32 days until my BAGS trip!!!!  Counting days now!!! Happy Sunday! OLM