Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday girls! Still cold here in PA but the sun is shining through the window.Do you ever feel like you just came out of a fog and everything is a new beginning? Well today I feel like that.Like the weight of the world has been lifted,like creating,trying new things and enjoying the simple pleasures. Just Joy! As some of you know with hubby dealing with the back issue and more results coming the end of the week.Our finaces in bad shape and worry about the house.Well it's been a little bit of a struggle some days to keep the faith but I did. Admitedly worry seeps in and puts you in that fog of just getting through the next challenge..So a short story the other day I was worried about paying yet another bill.I told hubby (he's not real religious) I've been praying that this will break and I know we've always been fine just sometimes God doesn't do it like we plan.He does it on his terms.Well let's just say god answered and it was just unbelievable.I can't give you all the details but occasionally all things come into alignment for a reason.Oh and sometimes you find a little treasure in the junk pile..smile...Today is sunday dinner at gradma's.Love spending time with her and family. Hope you all have a wonderful week.I'll be getting swap partners out tomorrow and tuesday.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Friday, February 22, 2013

Spring Tidings Swap Sign Up Final Reminder

Hi girls! Just stopping in to remind you tomorrow (Saturday) is the final day for sign ups.For rules and sign ups click the link on my sidebar.A few of you still need to email me your info as well, so if you didn't recieve a confirmation email from me.I didn't get it.Will be sending partners monday and tuesday.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Thank You Margie and Swap Reminder

Wanted to stop in and share my wonderful swap goodies from Margie Hungry Hook Primitives..Margie is a wonderful friend and we always try to get a swap in together at least once a year.She sent me the pretty red hooked hearts above..Knowing my love for beeskeps...
Small crock,apple rosehips and wool heart table mat..
Yep something is missing.Do you know what it is? Her hubby ate my chocolates..It's ok Margie you know I still love ya..smile..Just wonderful gifts from a sweet friend! Below is a picture of the yummy carrot cake hubby made me for Valentines....
He even put a heart on it.It was yummmy! We shared some with some friends and they called and said it was the best they ever had..smile... Also wanted to remind you sign ups end on Feb 23rd for the Spring Tidings swap.For rules and sign ups click the link on the top sidebar.
Cold and blustery week here.Nice week to declutter some stuff.I did bring out my spring stuff yesterday but with the temps the bunnies and flowers just seem so far away.I don't mind winter.I enjoy every season ..I just wish it would make up it's mind what season it wants to be.Warm Blessings~Amy

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Are You a Peeker?

 I know! I know! I'm supposed to say Happy Valentines! Yes you are all my sweeties..smile...So are you a peeker? Yep I definately am.I love to look in every nook and cranny and see all the little hidden treasures.Nope not looking at the dust bunnies or judging how tidy things are just appreciating the sweet little memento's tucked in forgotten corners.Friends houses,magazines,blog pictures,flea markets love to see that little what not I might have missed.Details long forgotten or sometimes remembered with a smile and a story to be told....Thought I'd share a few nooks and cranny peeks with you..Just tucked the mohair bear in above.I adore him but couldn't find the proper place when rearranging today.What do you think? Right Spot?   Below are inside the antique mercantile display cupboard...See the general turkey in the corner? He's a antique bisque german whistle...
 Tuck all my little favorites in here.Safely kept and preserved for the next generation...All of these things make me smile.Carefully collected over the years and unable to part with items...LOVE....
 And a sweet little tuck in the mail from my sweet SIL Jean of Primcrafts blog..Stop over and visit her she is such a wonderful artist...
Hubby is making me a carrot cake tomorrow with lots of cream cheese frosting..Yummmm..Can't wait!Hope you all have a wonderful Valentines! ~Amy

Friday, February 8, 2013

Thank You Firecracker Kid and Swap with Marsha

 Another busy week but we are waiting on a storm the weatherman can't seem to make his mind up about and I've finally a few days to cozy in..smile...Carol of Firecracker Kid recently did a little giveaway and I was lucky enough to win a surprise from her and what a wonderful surprise it was a lovely giclee print from chickadee primitives.Carol and her hubby do wonderful primitive wooden wares made to order so stop over for a visit.... Marsha from Tattered Chick and I just did a swap.She is such a creative artsy person.She and I should have a show were I find junk and she does something wonderful with it.We could be picker chicks and have a blast I'm sure...smile...She sent some wonderful goodness my way...Some yummy dove chocolates, a pinkeep heart made of a vintage quilt,Some antique lace pieces that I wanted so badly but have trouble finding around here (got some wonderful ideas for these) A old photo with twins which is extra special because of my sweet nieces being twins.My most favorite piece is the Tattered Heart Hanger...
 A close up of the heart..Marsha made this with all bits and pieces of flea markets finds..It totally reminds me of her..
 Sweet vintage lace all wrapped so pretty....
 Yep there's more!!!  Prim Annie Bell doll Marsha made she has rusty bells for her hair..Beeskep and crow.(Marsha loves crows and I love beeskeps so another match) And Prairie heart...
Marsha I love it all.Thank You so much for your gifts and friendship.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Swap Reminder

Hi Girls! Just stopping in to remind those in the swap your packages need mailed out tomorrow Feb 6th.If there are any issues please email me so I can help you work it out and let your partner know as well of the delay.I'm going to try to do a regular post on Thursday things have been hectic.Can't wait to see what everyone gets.Warm Blessings!~Amy