Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Harvest Gatherings Sign Up Reminder

Hi Girls just wanted to remind everyone they need to have their info to me by tomorrow evening (sunday) for the Fall swap.Info on the swap can be found by clicking the sidebar pic it will take you to the sign up and rules. Hope everyone has a great weekend.~Amy

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Harvest Gatherings Swap Sign Up

Yes I know I'm late.Several of you have emailed to remind me..smile..Just been a hectic week and haven't had time to get on the computer much...So here goes...I do want to just say one thing before going on with the swap info A few of you have neglected your Thank You Post, it is hurtful to your partner when they put so much effort into making you a lovely package.If for some reason you can not post email me and your partner otherwise I will block you from the next 2 swaps.This will be a semi open swap which means new people can join in upon approval.For new sign ups you must have a active blog and have posted within the last 30 days.You must be a primitive,colonial,country or farmhouse type blog.You must be a follower of my blog yes new followers are ok.I will check you out and get back to you.occasionally I'll ask you to wait till the next swap so I can get to know you a little better.It's not ment to be mean,I just want to protect the girls involved so they can have a fun and safe swap.It's no fun sending a gift only to be burned so I do check into everyone.Some of the rules may sound strict but our group enjoys higher quality swaps and enjoys the safety that comes along with smaller groups...Golden Rule~ Give as you'd like to receive......You can post the swap banner on your side bar if you want with a link back.

Our theme is Harvest Gatherings which will be Fall and primitive general items.It can be Halloween through Thanksgiving.This swap will require a Pumpkin of some sort.It can be sewn, a scented candle,soap, painted as long as their is a pumpkin item in the box it counts. You must also have one stitched thing in the package like bowl fillers,penny rug, doll, stichery and hooked items count too. Can be purchased or handmade by you.You must send at least 3 other items your choice.So a total of 4 items must be in the box.Yes you may send extra most do...

If you are a regular in the group you know the general rules and nothing has changed Swap Rules ~You must like to give gifts as well as receive.Please only send things you would really enjoy getting ~ I do keep a list of bad swappers and people I have been giving warnings about you know who you are so please do not sign up here ~ USA and Canada only ~ No dollar amount as I feel that hand dids can not be priced.Basically send a nice package you'd like to receive and please NO Dollar Store stuff ~ You must contact your partner once you receive your email and say Hi! ~ You must Thank your partner (they have given you a gift after all) and post your goodies we all like to see.A few of you missed this last swap I do check, and it is hurtful to some when they put so much effort to not even be acknowledged.

Sign ups open till August 31st Package must be mailed no later than Sept 29th can be sent parcel post but it will need to have a confirmation #.Please comment on this post then email me the following info.. cottageprims@hotmail.com I will email you a cofirmation within 24 hours so if you don't hear from me I didn't reacive it.

  • Name, Address, Email, Blog Url 
  • Will you be willing to ship to Canada,it only cost a few dollars extra but should be sent about a week early so you can do first class? 
  •  Last 2 swap partners if you are regular? 
  •  Do you prefer Halloween or Fall? Some don't like Halloween.Yes you can love both..smile.. 
  • The following is optional 
  • What types of things do you collect? 
  •  Anything special you are looking for? 
  •  Favorite Colors? ~ Scents? 
  •  Any allergies? 
  • Anything you really do not like? Some girls don't like dolls with faces, halloween, flowery scents etc.
  • Favorite treats? candy, fragrance soap, lotion

All the images are from etsy sellers and have their shop names if you want to check them out.They are suggestions of the types of items the girls send...If you have any questions I'm here to help..Let's have fun!~Amy

Sunday, July 27, 2014


 Well girls as usual summer is a whirlwind for me.Never can take those lazy days they talk about..smile..Picking, Flea Market, Garden, Nieces and life keep me hopping. My dog has also tore his ACL so I have been nursing him. The say give it time to heal about 3 months and if it doesn't get worse then we'll be ok,otherwise $2000 up for surgery. He's been pretty good but is getting stir crazy... Dad did marry that lady.I did talk to him before hand about waiting and being sure. He says with the cancer and getting older he's ready to settle down. I've had a few things with her since the marriage that caused me to be weary.Not sure if it's just not knowing her well or that it really should worry me. The thing is my dads sister(my aunt) came to me too with the same thoughts and worries. BUT he seems extremely happy at this point so that's what counts.I'm his only child and been his support all these years I just don't want him to be hurt...Well sharing a few of the things I kept from picking. Gotta say I went to the most amazing sale a few weeks back and bought the first day.The next day I thought maybe I missed something but didn't go, the third day I told hubby I had to go back he told me no way will anything be left but took me. Well there was more plus she let me search the basement and spare room which was packed to the ceiling. The lady just had amazing stuff and was selling it so the kids don't have to deal with it.She has giving me her # and wants me to come back to dig when we have more time to sort...Kept this old fence to corral some Putz The little goat in the corner joined them as well.. The shoes up top still have the original stockings rolled up inside...
 I have a thing for antique turkeys as well. Was tickled to find a full plate and platter set of this ironstone turkey pattern.
Well like the most of you I'm always daydreaming of fall but do want summer to linger awhile longer...Hope you are enjoying some sweet tea and lazy chats with the ones you love. I know even though I haven't been blogging much I have been checking in on you sweet ladies. So many of you are in my thoughts often...~Amy

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Thank You to Lecia

 Oh my summer is always non stop busy! I feel bad being away from blog so long but life has been non stop.I have been dropping in on everyone not always commenting but I like to keep up.But of course I needed to pause long enough to Thank my very sweet friend Lecia for her wonderful gifts from our recent swap...smile...I just adore the dolls she created especially the Uncle Sam.. And look at the sweet beeskep penny mat she made....
 Such talent that girl has.I'm so glad she has branched out from bonnets to other prims because she makes such lovely creations. Yes she is still the bonnet queen.LoL.. She also tucked lots of little extras in like the yummy strawberry hand soap.
Lecia Thank you so much for our friendship.I'm so glad to have you as a friend! Well girls lots to share I'll try to get some post on in the next few days. Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!