Wishing you and your family a Very Blessed Easter Day!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I'm Having A Giveaway!

Good Morning Prim Peeps!

I have a lot of catching up to do, but will save that for another post later this week.  In the meantime, I  wanted to let you know that I am having a Giveaway over on my Facebook page!
I've decided to have a little fun each and every month, by giving away one of my handmade goodies to my loyal followers and customers.

So, without further ado.....
 Hop on over to my 
and learn how you can win!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Allie and an urgent prayer request

Wishing our sweet grand-daughter a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We Love you Allie Bug!
 As we celebrate Allie's 2nd birthday today, we also would like to ask for prayers for my aunt.  She was taken to ICU yesterday and it looks like she has had a significant heart attack.  We'll find out more information today, but the prognosis isn't good.  May I please ask for prayers for her....she's had a life full of suffering and could really use some peace and comfort.

God bless you all.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I'm having a sale!

I'm having a
in my Etsy shop 

From now until March 15th - all bunnies are 20% off!
Hop on over to adopt one today!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Stitchin' the winter away.....and a Lenten sharing.

Happy Thursday Prim Peeps!

Thought I would pop in to show you my latest woolie work.  I plan to finish it off into a pillow for our bed.
I started a new wool sampler project yesterday by All Through the Night.
I keep hoping to get back to learning needle-punching, but there are so many projects I want to do, it's hard to chose which one to work on next!

I was laying in bed this morning thinking up new Summer-time creations as well....once my mind gets workin', it's hard to turn it off.  Since going back to sleep was not going to happen, I decided to get up very early and make the hubby a nice breakfast.  He was surprised when he came in from clearing snow from the driveway to find eggs, bacon and an english muffin waiting for him.

Last night we finally made it to the bible study group at church.  We've been trying to go for months now, especially since Lent started, but either travel for work, sickness or yucky weather has prevented it each week.  There is a new young priest now assigned to our church to help, and he's such a personable, young man....and so full of knowledge...I am sure we will learn much from the group.  
Speaking of religion and Lent...many people try to give up something or do something special for Lent.  It's the small sacrifices and retraining of our mind or body, that help to make us better people.  I'm attempting to cut back on the time wasted online.  It's amazing to me how addicted we can become to checking the latest feed, our email, etc.  We really don't NEED to check things so often, but with the new smart phones it is simply too easy to do.
I mentioned to you last week that I would share a fellow blogger's thoughts on Lent.  This link is to a blog, written by a friend of our son & DIL.  We first met this lovely, young family a couple of years ago.  I found Emily's recent blog post quite interesting, so I felt the need to share.  I hope you will take a few minutes to hop on over to her blog, Finding Former Glory, and read her post entitled "stop worshiping the god of technology".

Well, enough technology for me this morning!  LOL....Time to get busy on baking some bread and crafting away.
Have a blessed day friends.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Just another day in the life....

....of me!  Yup...I have not written much lately because I am sure I would bore you with the same old things....the cold, the snow and the need for some sign of Spring!

Hubby was away for a week recently, surprising his Mom for her 90th birthday.  She had no idea he was flying all the way across the country to surprise her...she said she 'nearly fainted' when he walked in.  I stayed home because there are always critters to tend, and with the frigid temps, the girls needed their water changed quite often....and besides...I'm not a real fan of flying anyway.  Here is  a picture (gosh - why aren't they smiling) of most of the kids with Mom.

I have been using the time I am stuck inside to get a few projects completed.  I painted and revamped out downstairs bathroom, rechalked the shower upstairs, worked on orders, fought a terrible cold, played with grand-kiddos, tapped our maple trees, and all sorts of other exciting things - lol. This is the first year we have tried tapping, so if you have any tips you could share, I know we would appreciate them!

We've been hoping to get started on our last room to redo, but it is a major renovation, and we need some masonry/chimney work and ceiling work completed before we can move forward.  It's been difficult to find a mason around, but I think we finally have, and we are hoping to turn the terrible chimney work and stained ceiling into something beautiful...and all before working outside weather comes.
We'll be adding a huge new window where there is only one tiny one...this will let in so much more light and bring the beautiful view we have into the room where we gather the most.  We will also taking down a quirky loft, that is taking up precious room and is a falling danger for the little grandbabies.  
I will certainly share pictures along the way.

I've got a few more bunnies in my Etsy shop who need homes.  Because they haven't sold yet, I have put off making more, but my prim chicks have been a big hit, and I've had many orders for them.

 Time to go put the finished touches on my homemade chicken soup, and whip up some biscuits for dinner.  Nothing like homemade goodies to warm the soul.
I hope to share with you soon, a post from a friend, who has a great take on Lent and social media.  And, I know I still owe you an artisan bread tutorial!  See, I haven't forgotten!

Have a blessed day!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Yes, we really have had THAT much snow.....

OKAY FOLKS - You've heard all the complaints...but you probably think....oh...they haven't gotten THAT much snow....but this should prove it to you! 
An amish shop owner got creative outside of his store in Auburn, NY.   We drove past it this morning and Mr. Snowman gave us a BIG chuckle! It's nice to have a little (big) humor amongst all this snow! Feel free to share - maybe Mr. Snowman will go viral! LOL

Sunday, February 15, 2015


I'm now holding a 
President's Day Sale in my Etsy shop!
This coupon is valid until Monday at midnight.

Friday, February 13, 2015

New Offerings Update - TONIGHT at 6 pm

Good morning Prim Peeps

We are in the midst of another blast of extremely cold air...sigh....seems as if winter will never end.  Once thing the cold weather does do is help me get more goodies made.

Tonight on my Ravenwood Whimzies Facebook page I will have several new items for sale.

My update begins at 6 pm, so please stop by!

Below are a couple of sneak peeks at my offerings.

For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire. And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace; The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” ~Isaiah 55:10-12

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Good Ole Northeast Winter

Oh yes...you've heard the news reports...it's no joking matter....we are in the midst of winter here in central New York State!
While other parts of the county are enjoying warm temps and Spring birds, we are piled high in snow...and snow...and snow!

For the first time in over a week, we haven't had to spend our evening plowing and snowblowing!  Yippee.  

So...rather than complain any more about all of the snow we have gotten, I thought I would show you! Go ahead and click on the photos for a better view, especially the collages.

You may recognize this view from other pictures I have posted throughout the years.  It is snowing across the lake, which is why you can't even see the huge hills to the east.

Drifts on the patio and by the wood pile by the veggie garden...and yes, there is a garden pond under all that snow in the bottom right photo.

Maybe some day we can finish the new chicken coop (in red).  The weather has been less than favorable for working outside!
Jack loves the snow and enjoys romping in it all the time.  Lucky for him I've snow-blown some paths around the yard, so he can get around.
The girls are less than thrilled about the weather.  I had to put some hay down on the snow just to entice them to come outside of the coop.

Most of the above pictures were taken this past Sunday.
Yesterday, Tuesday morning, we had a freezing fog come in early in the morning.  It left everything coated with frost, and was really quite beautiful!
I took some additional photos, below, showing the frost coated landscape.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to our winter wonderland!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sharing with you - Ten Ways to have a Lovely Life

I wanted to share with you today a wonderful post from
Faye of The Blessed Hearth.
I have followed Faye's blog for years now, and always feel calm and restful after visiting.  I know that may sound strange, but she has a way of writing and photographing that truly calms the soul.

Her most recent post was entitled
and it really spoke to me, so I thought I would share it with you all, in case you haven't found Faye's beautiful blog yet.

Simply click on the one of the links above to be taken to her post and learn how you, too, can experience a calm and Lovely Life!

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