Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Friday, January 31, 2014


Well it's February the month of Love..Wanted to share my hearts with you..smile..Enjoy!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

School Girl Sampler Help? and Coverlet

I recently came across this antique 1840 school girl sampler.I plan to have it framed and hang it it the living room.We don't come across these often in our area especially local ones so I don't know alot about them.I'm hoping one of you girls that collect them can tell me were you begin your research on the history or if you even bother since the family name and year is there.Is there anything special I should look at it in the lettering or symbols? Also what is the price range this should be valued at? It's aprox 18 inches both ways.I've wanted one of these for years and can't wait to get it hung. Close up of the name and date...

I also came across this coverlet.It's local as well and dated 1844. Measures 6 1/2 feet. Not sure if I'll keep this piece or not.I don't know how to care for it properly or display it. That it's local makes me think I should hang onto it but it just doesn't "catch" me yet.LoL. at over 170 years old they are both beautiful pieces of history....

Thanks ahead of time for any info on the sampler.If you feel better emailing me my info is on the sidebar. Hope everyone is staying cozy.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Friday, January 10, 2014

Hello and Last Call for Humble Heart Swap Sign Up

Hi Girls! Hope everyone is well. Well we've been in the artic blast and today it finally left but we are getting freezing rain so it's a slushy mess.Not much going on here which is a good thing usually life is such a whirlwind that I so love it when we are at a calm.The weekend is supposed to be rainy so saturday will be a pj day and have a few crafty things to work on while I catch up on some of my tv shows.Plan to make some peach cobbler muffins.I bought them when ever they had them at market (which was seldom) but just found a recipe so am excited to be able to have them when I want.They are Oh so yummy especially with some hot tea.I haven't been to grandma's since christmas because of the bad weather so sunday will be spent with family for sunday dinner at the farmhouse.If they are lucky I'll take some muffins.Just kidding I'll take them some too..smile...Wanted to remind anyone signing up for the swap your info needs to reach me by sunday morning.You can click on the sidebar to get the rules and info for the swap.Well hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!~Amy

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Humble Heart Swap Sign Up

Hope everyone had nice holidays. Me,  I always look forward to the fresh new start of the new year. So many possibilities and a clean slate..So this will be our first swap of the new year. It will be a open swap so new people can join in if you meet the requirements. To join in you must be a follower of my blog ,yes you can be a new follower. You must have active blog and have posted within the last 60 days. I will check out your blog . And most importantly you must give as you'd like to receive. 

  • This swap is a smaller swap just to get us back in the swing of things.  It's for primitive, country and farmhouse styles so only join in if you like those styles
  •  Rules :
  • The swap requires 3 items.Yes you can include extras most do but no less than 3 nice items.
  • No price limit as you can not put a value on hand dids.
  • No dollar store stuff
  • This is not a valentine swap but one item must have a heart motif. The other items just general prim. 
  • One item must be stitched, this includes penny mats, bowl fillers, dolls, cross stitch and such. It can be purchased or handmade but must included.
  • You must email your partner and introduce yourself within 48 hours of reaciving your email
  • if you need help I'm here for any questions or concerns

You must post your swap you reacive and thank your partner. This includes pictures not just a list. I am aware of a occasional problem  but please  be considerate of your partner
When signing up email me with the following cottageprims@hotmail.com

  • Blog url
  • email
  • Address
  • Are you willing/able to ship to Canada?
  • If you are a regular swapper your last 2 partners
  • The following is optional but helps your partner get to know you
  • Any allergies?
  • Favorite scents or scents you do not like?
  • Do you collect any thing special like old childs dishes, crows, sheep,stitcheris, etc? 
  • Any special treats like candy, tea, coffee, lotion?
  • Favorite colors?
  • Some people don't like certain things like candles, dolls with faces, do you have anything that you would not like?

To sign up leave a comment here and email me with your info no later than Jan 11,2014. Open to USA and Canada.I will send you a confirmation email within 24 hours letting you know I got your info and if you are a new swapper if you are approved.(only checking blog for this one unless you are a known "Bad Swapper" you will be approved.You can copy and paste the sign up email info.You can post the swap image and link to your sidebar if you want.All images are from etsy sellers and have their shop name so you can check them out if you'd like.They are suggestions of the type of things the girls send.Mail date is no later than Feb 6th and must have a delivery confirmation.Let's have Fun!~Amy