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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Harvest Gathering Swap Sign Up Reminder

Hi Girls! We're almost out of time for sign ups so now is the time to send your info.I still need a few of the ones who did sign up info.If you did not receive a confirmation from me I didn't get it. There's still time to join in the fun go here for rules and more info. Harvest Gatherings Swap sign up link

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Harvest Gathering Swap Sign Up

Hi girls! Time for the Harvest Swap...smile... Yes soon enough it will be my favorite time of year...
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.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 send a nice package.I do not set dollar limits as hand dids are hard to set.But please do not send your partner a box of dollar store stuff. This is for people who enjoy good quality swaps.
You must do a thank you post once you receive your package.

Swap sign ups need to be emailed to me by August 15th. Must be mailed no later than Sept 15th..Please comment on this post then email me at cottageprims@hotmail.com  I will send you a confirmation email within 24 hours otherwise it didn't reach me...
 I will need the following info
  • 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 


Friday, July 3, 2015

Where I've Been

Hi Girls! So sorry for my long absence. Thanks to all my sweet friends who checked in on me as well. So let's catch up. My sweet dog Boo passed away unexpectedly. He had Lymphoma cancer and apparently they don't show signs till the end. I took him to the vet because he seemed a little sick.It progresses swiftly and there was nothing I could have done.The vet said a few weeks but I was only able to bring him home 4 days he declined so quick and by day 4 he was suffering tremendously so I took him in to be put to sleep. Sooooo I decided no more dogs (we still had Mung) but then I missed him so much and I got Issaboo. Oh my goodness many years since I had a pup and a beagle smart,determined and a baby. She is like having a 24 hour toddler. I've had her 2 months now.She is spoiled, very determined but a fast learner and not always the sweetest dog. I socialize her and she is sweet to others always..smile... She's a little bigger now than in the pics and alot cuter.. Oh my is she cute,I do just melt even when she pushes to my limit.  So keeping after her has kept me very busy...
I also took a hard fall which messed up my leg,no breaks but very deep tissue bruising.. Still not quit right...Struggling with some family things mainly my Dad's new wife. I've tried very hard to be kind to her but she is sneaky and just not right in her thinking. I haven't seen my dad since christmas and only spoke with him twice since.I used to see him every week and talk with him about 4 times a week.So it's a struggle with me.I can only call him if I call her cell and I just can't put myself through that anymore..I had lot's of pics to share but my computer crashed during the storm the other day.It was out of Date so I was planning to buy a new one anyway, but I lost all the pics I had on it.I love this one so fast and easy..Life is finely starting to settle down though... Been picking kept some and of course Market is in full swing.. On cooler days I let Issaboo come with me she already has a following of people who come to see her every week.. The girls are getting big so pretty but of course I'd love them to stay little. They are 12 now but look about 15. Luckily they still act 12..smile..
Sorry I missed the Summer swap.I'll get the fall swap posted early.Just wanted to stop in and let everyone know what was going on. Wish everyone a wonderful 4th of July. I missed all my sweet blog friends..Really you girls are like my extended family.LoL..I promise to catch up in between Issaboo's naps. Warm Blessings!~Amy

Saturday, April 11, 2015

New Cupboard and Spring Swap Thank You

We are finally getting a few "Spring Days" here in PA., so of course that means we are busy lil Bees again...Picking and selling 2 of my favorite activities..smile... Wanted to stop in with a Thank You to my spring swap partners. Sandi  The Primitive Skate sent such sweet goodies.It's been so long since I got to swap with her..
I love the bunny so darn cute. Some aqua,cream and brown eggs....Old masher with a nest,candle,sheep crock and a hand painted jar with my favorite Dove Caramels!! Surprisingly I still have a few left.LoL..
Thank you Sandi!!! I also swapped with Lynn  Life on the weenie ranch blog..She sent a lil mammy in a vintage sifter, some tucks and doll..... Lynn is preparing for another surgery so keep her in your thoughts and prayers.....
So of course I've been doing some picking and this was one of my keepers... It's a antique small cupboard.Not sure if it was a child's or salesman sample. It is only about 2 ft tall but no detail was missed from the inlaid doors to the little turn latches, even the drawers are made with pride. Late 1800's.Just wonderful! No idea were I'm going to put it but it had to stay...smile...I kept a few other pieces.I'll share those soon....There were a few really nice pieces but I'm to the point now it has to really tug on my heartstrings for me to want to keep it...

My daffodils are up and the tulips are getting ready to pop.We are seeing more and more green each day. Tomorrow is supposed to be just perfect then all week warm. I've had the girls alot lately so not much time with everything else,but do so love them...Hope everyone is getting some sunny days!~Amy