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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Monday, August 15, 2016

Farmhouse Summer Swap with Sandi

Such a busy week. We have been getting ready for our towns annual event. The whole town has yard sale and a big flea market. We set up 3 days and it is so much work getting ready.Especially since we've been so HOT a week of 100 degrees. Ready for Fall...smile...Wanted to thank my sweet friend Sandi for the lovely gifts she sent for our swap...

Love this wax bee on honeycomb. I'm making some fall fixins and will be using this as the center..
Here is what I did with the wood pieces she sent.. Ignore the clutter like I said been preparing for sale..  Will be moving this to the porch.....
Thank you Sandi for everything. You can see what I sent her here http://theprimitiveskate.blogspot.com/2016/08/farmhouse-summer-swap.html  You'll giggle when you see how much alike we think... Fall swap sign up will be the end of the month. Also want to get on and just chit chat soon.I miss my friends...smile..~Amy

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Farmhouse Summer Swap with Danice

I'm not sure what it is with summer that blogging seems to be such a struggle.Not like I don't have lots to share.I think it's just being so busy and when you do get some time you just want to do simple things like sit out back and have a leisurely grilled dinner or visit Grandma at the old farmhouse and sit under the shade trees chatting the afternoon away. But mostly I'm just a constant busy Bee daydreaming of Fall days when things slow down. You my sweet friends are never far from my thoughts though. Recently we had the Farmhouse Summer Swap..  Danice  sent such thoughtful gifts...

Table runner Quilt, Scarecrow stitchery and too cute doll with corn.....
Half apron with ric rack, Rooster feedsack towel and seed pouch...
Sewing bucket pinkeep and seeds....
Such wonderful gifts. Thank You Danice. Click on her name above to visit her blog and see what I sent her... Warm Blessings!~Amy

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Farmhouse Summer Swap Sign Up

Time for our Farmhouse Summer Swap.Normally  the swaps are closed to the circle of girls in the group but this one is semi open so if you've been thinking of joining in now is the time..Requirements are you must have a active blog and posted within 30 days,you must be a follower of my blog(new followers welcome) and you must be a giving person if you are just trying to get something or take advantage of someone this is the wrong place, Also you must be able to fulfill your commitment on time ..Email me and I'll check your info and let you know if your approved..

This swap is for Primitive, Farmhouse and Country items so only sign up if you are into those styles.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..









  •  Theme is Farmhouse Summer..Think things like......
  • Sunflowers
  • Aprons
  • Garden
  • Americana
  • Stars
  • Herbal Soaps
  • Crows
  • Chickens
  • Watermelon
  • Burlap
  • Ruffles
  • Signs
  • Sheep
  • Chippy White
  • Feed sacks
  • This swap will require a doll,bear or critter(sheep,bunny,bird, etc) as the main item.It must be at least 7 inches.It can be 7 inches long or 7 inches tall.It can be purchased or handmade by you but must be included in the swap. 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.
      Swap Rules
    • USA 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 (a few fillers like seeds,garden gloves,tools would be ok)
    • 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.
    • Sign ups open till July 9 You can post the link and top pic to your blog if you want.Your package needs to be mailed no later than Aug 4th with delivery confirmation.
    To sign up email me at cottageprims@hotmail.com    with the following info you are welcome to copy and paste.
    • Email
    • Blog URL
    • Name and Address
    • Your last 2 swap partners if you are a regular
    • If needed can you take a extra partner? I usually pick up the extra but occasionally I need someone to take someone to match properly.
    • The following is optional but helps your partner get to know you better and helps with matching
      • Any allergies?
      • Favorite scents or scents that you do not like?
      • Anything special you are looking for or collect like old childs dishes, wood bowls, cookie cutters, old photos?
      • What is your decorating style? Primitive? Country? Farmhouse? Colonial? Mix?
      • Do you like spice and grunged tattered or more traditional ?
      • What types of things do you like or motifs throughout your house? examples pineapples,stars,crows,nest,bees, certain breed of dog, dolls, penny rugs...
      • What colors do you decorate with?
      • Favorite little indulgences like candy, tea, scented lotion?
      I will always email you a confirmation saying I received your info so if you don't hear from me within 24 hours I did not receive your email....
    The pictures throughout are suggestions of items the girls send.All pics are from Etsy sellers with their shop names included so you can find them to purchase if you see something you like.
    Any Questions I'm here to help.Let's have fun!~Amy

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    Pin Keep Swap Thank You!

    Wendy of  Ravenwood Whimsies held a Americana Pin Keep Swap. I was partners with Vicky of Paint Spots & Splinters  Vicky is such a sweetie we have swapped before so I was excited to see what she came up with!!!   Such a cute little mouse....
    Inside the box was vintage and sewing notions.....
    She also sent a hand painted watermelon perfect for summer decorating. Some antique bobbins, Wax melts and Chocolate!!!!
    Thank you Vicky for the fun swap and Thank You Wendy for being our host. ~Amy