Once again this year I will be featuring my 12 Days of Christmas Celebration! I will be sharing lots of fun Christmas tutorials and recipes. It all begins December 1st!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving...as we pause and remember all of our blessings.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
O God, we thank you for this earth, our home;
For the wide sky and the blessed sun,
For the salt sea and the running water,
For the everlasting hills
And the never-resting winds,
For trees and the common grass underfoot.
We thank you for our senses
By which we hear the songs of birds,
And see the splendor of the summer fields,
And taste of the autumn fruits,
And rejoice in the feel of the snow,
And smell the breath of the spring.
Grant us a heart wide open to all this beauty;
And save our souls from being so blind
That we pass unseeing
When even the common thornbush
Is aflame with your glory,
O God our creator,
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Catching up.......

Good morning Prim Peeps!
Yep, as promised, I'm finally getting around to making a post.
Things have been fairly hectic here...seems like it just gets busier, and with the holidays coming up, I know that won't be changing too soon.  But it does keep us out of trouble - lol.

Last Saturday we surprised my sweet hubby with a birthday party.  I wanted to celebrate not only his birthday, but also one year of being cancer free.  The boys and DILs helped out so much.  They did all the decorating and food prep while I was getting the hubs out of the house.  He certainly was surprised!

Chris was a good sport and wore his Birthday Party Hat for a quite a while.

Allie & Petie enjoying chips and dip - they were so cute and sneaky.  They would climb up onto the chairs and help themselves to fruit, chips, etc.

Next up...yep...you guessed it...more pics of my adorable grand-kiddos, this time in their Halloween costumes

Allie was a gnome!  Steph & I made her costume.

Petie was a dog - but this dog is very special because I made this costume many years ago for his daddy, Drew.   I can't believe how much he looks like Drew at that age....will have to dig out a picture and compare them.

And....of course...here is little Joseph Maximillan.  He is growing so fast and just started smiling!

  I have always heard that grandbabies hold a very special place in a grandparent's heart...and my heart just swells with love when I see these precious sweeties.

In just a couple days, we will be getting a brand new chicken coop....I can't wait!  The girls (and boys) are fairly crowded in their present coop, and with the cold weather setting in so early, it will be a welcome change to have the added room and convenience that the new coop will provide.  Hubby and I are just about to go out to prepare the site.  We'll be building them a new covered run as well.

I am having another UPDATE on my Facebook page this evening....I will be offering a few new items for sale...like Gerald the snowman, pictured below.

 In addition, I have a couple larger items that are not quite completed yet, and I will be offering on Ebay in the next week.  I'll be sure to post a link so you may take a look.

Have a blessed weekend everyone.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sharing some of my recent creations.

All of these items are available in my Etsy shop.  I'll be listing more in the next week, so keep checking back.  I'm also going to PROMISE to make a real post this week!  Whew - it's been a busy time.

SORRY - Thaddeus the Prim Turkey is SOLD

Sorry - Hearth & Home Angel is SOLD

Santa with green check pants is SOLD

Just to let you know...we are NOT getting all the lake effect snow that some other parts of the state are.  Take a look at this awesome video from Buffalo, showing the lake effect snow band coming off of Lake Erie.

Mother Nature is quite awesome...don't you think??

Til next time....

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Olde Primitive Peddler

I am once again offering items for sale on the
wonderfully prim site

I will be listing new Winter/Christmas items weekly, so check back often to see what I and the other talented artists have to offer.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

My Pin Keep Swap with Danice

Danice of Homespun Hannah's was my partner in the recent 
Winter Pin Keep swap I held on my blog.  I always love what Danice creates for the pin keep swaps, and of course, my swap with her was no different.

Lookie what she created just for me!
Everything was wrapped up in Winter White & Blue Tissue Paper!

Danice sent me a snowman ornie, potpourri, three prim clothespins tied together with homespun....and

This ADORABLE crow pin keep - Isn't it sweet...complete with little knit hat, jingle bell and Christmas bulb.  It sits on an old canning jar lid surrounded by pin and berries.  
Thank you Danice!!!  I love everything you sent and know that you created this pin keep with me in mind - and that means a lot!

Here is what I sent Danice.

In other news, I will be holding a sale of my first collection of Winter Offerings on my Ravenwood Whimzies Primitives & Folk Art Facebook Page, tomorrow evening starting at 6pm.  I'd love to have you stop by.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Witches of Gigglewick Blog Hop Win

Oh goodness...how can it be Wednesday night already!  This week is flying by!
I need to take a few minutes to do a couple overdue Thank You posts...starting with a win.

Late last month, I learned that I was a winner in The
Witches of Gigglewick blog hop!  This blog hop was tons of fun, and there were so many wonderful artist offering prizes....but.....I think I was the luckiest.....

I won this gorgeous hand-painted table runner from
Susie of The Irish Witch of Willow Hollow Creations!  She calls it "Crowing at the Moon".

It was difficult to get a good picture of the entire table runner, but I love the detail and wonderful painting...and what could be better than Crows & Pumpkins! 

This table runner was PERFECT for me.  We used it Halloween night when the family got together to feast before taking the kiddos Trick-or-Treating.

I LOVE IT!!!!!

Be sure to visit Susie's blog and see what other wonderful things she has been creating!

Tomorrow I will share with you the sweet Pin Keep swap I had with Danice of Homespun Hannah...stay tuned!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Let's Celebrate a Vintage Halloween

I continue my tradition on Halloween of sharing some vintage Halloween costume photos.  I think, in many ways, these old-time costumes were the best!  What do you think?


Which one was YOUR favorite - I'd love to hear!

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Come Join my Fall Food Link Party!

I think one of my favorite times of the year is Fall....the colors and natural beauty...pumpkins and apples...all make me happy.

Fall is also a great time for baking, so I thought it would be fun to have a 
Fall Food Link Party!  

Do you have a favorite cookie, cake, pie, muffin, main dish or other goodie you like to make at this time of year?  Have you featured a recipe on your blog in the past...or could you create a post now? 

Let's share our recipes ladies!
Link up your favorite dish below...it's easy!

Monday, October 27, 2014

My newest Offering and an OFG celebration

Good morning Prim Friends!

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.  Ours was especially busy.  We've had relatives from Washington State visiting for the past two weeks.  Hubby took Friday off from work and we took our guests on winery tours.  Saturday was yard work and taking them back to the airport. I also put the finishing touches on a gift I was making for DIL Maria's birthday.  Yesterday was football Sunday with the family...full of fun and food.  Maria and I took a walk as well, although the weather was windy and spitting rain.

This is what I made Maria.  She and our youngest son, Drew, sell handmade soaps via their Ye Olde Goat Cart soap business, and often do local shows.  I thought it would be fun if they had a goat and cart to display on their table when doing the shows...and this is what hubby and I came up with.  I made the goat and he made the cart.  Maria loved it.

As I mentioned a couple days ago, our Old Farmhouse Gathering Etsy team is holding a Brrr It's Cold Celebration.  You can find all the goodies the OFG team has to offer by heading over to Etsy and typing in BICOFG.  The Santa below is one of my offerings in the celebration.

Click here for a direct link to Santa

Finally....just a reminder to those who joined the pin keep swap...your swap packages are due to be mailed this Friday, October 31st!

Have a blessed week everyone!

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