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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Catching Up and Ornie Swap

 Well girls it's been a long week.I'll get to that at the end of the post.Wanted to let all the girls in the ornie swap know as of today all the packages are sent.So if you haven't recived yours it should be there by the weekend... I know we are all busy with Thanksgiving if you do not have time to email each girl at least do a blog post with a Thank You...Above are my wonderful new ornies.Top row: Santa from Holly ~ Holly's Hobbies and Darbee Days Blog, Snowman from Sandi The Primitive Skate...The gingerbread was a gift from my sweet friend Robin The primitive hutch...Second Row Santa Kitty from Cyndy Crafty Stitchers I just loved that she sent the ones featured on the sign up page..Santa head from Kendra The Stone House she also sent the candy cane as a gift to me and the wonderful black santa is a gift from Theresa Dulaney Woods blog (I just adore him,he will be going in a trencher as soon as I get my christmas up) Thank You lovely girls they are all so wonderful! So I've been doing my deep cleaning for the holidays and figured since the living room is pulled apart might as well.....
 Yep bring down the tree! Normally I wait till the day after Thanksgiving and yes the turkey's are still out,but I was excited to get the tree up....
 Nothing better than a clean,cozy house sitting in the eve looking at the tree..smile....
 Hubby's family is coming for Thanksgiving so it's nice that they'll get to see the tree as well...Hubby makes most of the main meal and I'll do desserts.I usually make pumpkin cheesecake but think this year I'm doing Pumpkin rolls..Thursday and friday are supposed to be nicer high 50's so a easy trip for his sister.Then friday will be nice for hubby to do the outside decorating.Then the weekend is supposed to be cold...
 The estate sale last week was horrible.They were a business from NY that does estate sales but this was for their family member.I think they thought they would be millioners afterwards.After making everyone sign a sheet and wait outside in the cold for a hour they started calling names.I was #36 only 15 got in first so another half hour in the cold.So when hubby and I get in I see a couple of neat things but the prices were higher than a antique shop.Most people left empty handed.I went through the whole house and could not afford one thing.Out in the garage hubby found a berry carrier and thermometer so after 3 hours wasted I was pretty disappointed..Oh well you can't win them all....The neighbor I was taking soup to last week passed away I was so surprised as the week before he was out putzing around the yard.We expected his wife was not well but not him.His son and dil came over and said how highly he thought of us.We will truly miss him.He always made me homemade fudge for the holidays and was outside everyday working the gardens in the summer.He always had a kind word to say.No it wasn't my soup that was delicious and I ate plenty too...Then the old man that always watches us passed away another surprise.He had said about a month ago the Dr keeps telling him nothing is wrong but he knew there was......My friend Debbie also passed away of cancer.She was good friends with my dad as well and they had said they were going to kick the cancer together.We have been friends for about 12 years..I know dad will miss her alot.I will miss her as well but know she was long suffering and is in a better place now,I think dad knows as well but it scares him a little that he made it and she didn't...
 On a better note I'm excited about the holidays..Plan to do it very simple this year and enjoy time with family.I think me and the girls will have a crafting day so they can make gifts for everyone.Usually I take them to the dollar store and let them pick out stuff but it'll be more meaningful and fun to have hot coco,watch movies and make some fun things.I also plan on doing alot of baking and helping grandma out with some of the christmas buffet....But I am still wondering were fall went? Seems yesterday was september...It's ok now we go into nesting time.Long cozy days and plenty of PJ days..smile..
Well girls a long post today.Hope this finds you all well.So much to be thankful for even when things seem hard you just have to look a little deeper.Hope you all have a wonderful Turkey Day!~Amy

25 comments:

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Good morning Amy. I'm so sorry to hear of so many deaths of those near and dear to you. Please accept my condolences and hugs.
On a cheerier note, I adore all of your ornaments and hope you have a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

cucki said...

hello deary, i am so sorry for the loss of dear ones in your family..
ia m thinking of you and all the family members.
i love all your ornament so much.
big hugs for you x

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Amy, so sorry to hear about the loved one passing, prayers for you........Love the ornies, so sweet, your tree is prim perfect........Wishing you and yours a warm Happy Thanksgiving.........Blessings Francine.

Vicky said...

So very sorry to hear of the tragedies in your life this past week. My condolences to one and all.
The ornies are all so lovely! LOVE your Christmas Tree!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Penny said...

Hi Amy.... my condolences on the passing of your friends.... it must have been a very difficult time for you.... losing so many at once. Sending prayers for all....
Love your tree and new ornies!! Sounds like you will have a fun day crafting with the girls... a perfect Christmastime day!
Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Penny

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Hello Amy,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your friends, especially difficult this time of the year. These will be the first holidays that my sister and nieces will spend without her husband/their dad.

LOVE your tree and ornies!!! I like how you put it on a sled . . . hmmmm . . . there is one hanging on the wall at the Red Door and I have a gift certificate for there burning a hole in my wallet LOL

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

xoxo
Marsha

Farmhouse prims said...

Amy, I am so sorry of the passing of your dear friends.
Love all of your ornies, some talented crafters! Your tree is beautiful! Wishing you and your family a lovely Thanksgiving. Hugs, Lecia

Holly said...

So sorry to hear about the passing of your dear loved ones. Thinking of you! Love all of your ornies! Can't wait to get my package! Have a wonderful day!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Hello Amy!
So Sorry to hear of the passing of your Friends. My Prayers go out to you and to their families.
Love your wonderful ornies! Take Care and Happy Thanksgiving!!

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Kim said...

I am so sorry for your loss Amy. {{{hugs}}} Your tree looks great. We usually get ours out Thanksgiving night. I am looking forward to putting it up. I love to sit and look at the lights.

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
Kim

frontporchprims said...

Goodness Amy. What a hard month emotionally for you. I am sorry for all the losses. Your tree looks lovely. It's nice to have relatives be able to enjoy the decor before they leave too. Thanks for hosting the wonderful swap. I recieved my package yesterday. What fun things. Yes, there is much to be thankful for. Thanks for the great post. -Steph-

bettyj said...

Love all of your beautiful ornies. They will make you smile each time you look at them. I love your tree in the firkin. I would like to do as well, but didn't take the time this year. Setting it on the sleigh, just perfects it. Sorry about your losses. I am going simple this year too. I think those of us with family and friends who are or have been ill, know life is more about simplicity this year. Enjoy your day and your family.

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Sorry for the losses Amy. Always seems to happen before holidays. A better place awaits us all for SURE! Enjoy your wonderful ornies, love your tree! Great to have it up for Thanksgiving guests - have a happy one ~*~Lisa

~Sara said...

Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving with family. The tree looks amazing how fun to have new ornaments. So sorry to hear of your losses. Sending hugs. Blessings~Sara

jennifer768 said...

Amy I am so sorry to hear of all the losses you have suffered lately.Life is a fragile thing.
Love the tree and all those wonderful ornies you got in the swap.May your Thanksgiving be full of laughter and love.Hugs,Jen

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Amy, I am sorry hear about your friends' deaths. I received my ornies yesterday, I loved them all. I think this is the best ornie swap I have been in yet. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Amy,

So sorry for your lose, it is never easy...sigh....
Love all my ornies, I will do my post over the weekend, have a wonderful Thanksgiving! OLM

Danice said...

Beautiful tree and ornies, Amy. We already have our tree up also. Looking forward to seeing my Swap ornies :)

Prims By The Water said...

Sorry to hear about those that passed. Your ornies are so cute. I put up my trees last weekend and am enjoying them with a warm fire in the fireplace. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving too Amy.Take care, Janice ps..I so hate standing in line for estate sales that the prices are so high..cause I need to make a little bit of a profit for my antique store. LOL

Trace4J said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Sending you a giant hug and prayers.
Its so true even in the hardest of times there is always something to be Thankful for..
Woolie Hugs & Love
Trace



www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Beckyjean said...

Hi Amy~

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Sorry to hear of the loss of your friends. Your ornaments are fantastic.

Hugs~Becky

Kendra said...

Amy,

love the ornies! You will be proud of me, I knew who had the snowman and tree that I did for the swap and Sandi had thanked me for "the Santa" but I did two and I did not ask her which one she got, I was patient and waited for your post to see who got which:)

I am hoping to set my tree up like you did, I have an old wood ice cream bucket from Gram and the boy's old sled. Whenever someone says they would like to copy me I take it as a compliment, so I hope you don't mind.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Amy!

Kendra

Theresa said...

Amy....I'm so sorry to hear of your neighbors passing and of your friend's death as well. It's always hard to lose a good friend. My thought are with you and your father both.
On a happier note all your ornies are lovely. I see I was not the only one to get amazing ornaments....so many talented ladies. They look fantastic on your tree too. :0)

Tammy Fry said...

Happy Thanksgiving,
I am sorry to hear about your neighbours and your friend.
I am checking my mail everyday,I can't wait to see what I get in the Ornie swap, your treasure are amazing.
Tammy

tj said...

...Oh dear Amy, I am so sorry for each and every loss you have suffered recently. Such strength you have to endure so much and yet carry on the spirit of the holidays. It is that kind of spirit that shows each of us that in the face of despair, if one searches deeply, there is peace to be found.

...I love your tree. I was just thinking this morning that it is now time for the removal of pumpkins and cornstalks to the compost pile and time to entertain the thoughts of hanging greenery and wreaths. My how time goes by. *sigh*

...I do hope this finds you & your family enjoying a lovely Thanksgiving Eve filled with thoughts of gratefulness, hearts filled with joy and bellies filled with pie! :o)

...Bless you. :o)