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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Recipe to Share & a Special Sale!

Good morning friends!
Wow...another gorgeous day in central New York State!  Can't wait to get outside!
But I did want to stop by to share a recipe with you, and let you know about my special Sale, which will take place on my FB business page on Saturday evening...more on that in a minute....here's a tasty recipe for you to try.
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Triple Surprise Cookie Bars
You'll want to keep this recipe!  It's one of our family favorites!
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
(please don't use margarine-butter is best for flavor and texture)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 c flour
2 t. baking powder
1 1/2 c quick cooking oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecan or walnuts
Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  I have found this to be an important step in making delicious, puffy cookies, so do beat it for a couple of minutes at least.  Add eggs and beat just until combined.  Blend in the flour, and then add the remaining ingredients, beating just until combined. The batter will be very stiff.
Line a  rectangle cookie sheet (with sides)(jelly roll pan) with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Place the batter on the foil and spread evenly with a spatula...sometimes I have even used my hands to spread it, as the batter is very stiff. 
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.  Don't overcook.  Cool and then lift foil and bars from pan, place on cutting board and cut into squares.  Serve with plenty of ice cold milk!  Store in airtight container to keep them moist and chewy.
Yum!
Hope you enjoy these wonderful cookie bars.
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Here are the details on my sale!
I will be offering many new and one of a kind goodies for purchase during my special
AMERICANA OFFERINGS UPDATE
this Saturday, the 23rd at 6 PM.
All items will have an Americana Theme!

You can find links to my FB business page on my sidebar, above or right HERE!
All items are on a first come, first serve basis, so get there on time for the best selection.
Hope to see you there! 

While you are at it, take a look at the redesign my son and I are doing on my WEBSITE.  We still have lots to add, but more will be coming in the next week.  I'm pretty excited about the graphics I have created for it.

Have a blessed day everyone!

"I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in Me may not remain in darkness."
 John 12:46

Friday, April 15, 2016

LAST CALL FOR PIN KEEP SWAP SIGN-UPS!

Yippee!

It's Friday!

Wow, this week flew by so fast!
Time flies when you are having fun...and I have been having fun catching up on things and sewing, sewing, sewing...more on that another day...but for now...

I just want to remind you that today is the FINAL day I will be accepting sign-ups for the 

Americana Pin Keep Swap!



If you've been on the fence about joining, just click on the link on the right hand side of my sidebar, and check out all the details.  We'd love to have you join in the fun!

For those of you who have joined already, I will be in contact on Saturday with your partner's name and information!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Busy quilting...........

Good morning Prim Friends.
I hope you had a glorious weekend.
I am writing this on Sunday evening...it is still very cold here...28. I'm so wishing that Spring would really come.
I took these lovely pictures of the sunrise on the way to church today.  

"The Earth is full of the goodness of the Lord"

I was very busy last week, working on a couple of quilts for some adorable grandchildren.  Little Joey is now 1 1/2, so I figured it was about time he had a quilt of his own.  I always meant to make it long before now, but seems that life gets so busy, as does business...and I finally had a free week to work on it.
It is all layered and ready to quilt, which I will be doing Tuesday.
Once I completely finish with it, you can be sure I will share some pictures!  The dinosaur scales on their back are prairie points, as is the outer border, so it has some dimensional elements to it.

I was also very busy making another baby quilt...this time for our soon to be second grand-daughter.  Her due date is May 16th...and she won't have to wait for 1 1/2 years to enjoy her quilt.


This quilt was from the same book as the dinosaur one, and I just fell in love with the dimensional butterflies...so girly!  The wings really popped when I quilted it.  Love how it turned out.  I included a couple of materials from big sister Allie's quilt that I made before she was born....I'll share a picture of that too.
Allie's quilt
 and.....I may as well show you a picture of Petie's quilt too.
Petie's quilt, which I designed myself.

As you can tell, I really enjoy making quilts...but rarely have time for it.  My next project is a big one....it's called Our Town, and I'm hoping to start that later this week.  It's fairly large with lots of different homes and barns, etc. so it will take me a while to complete.  I hope to share progress on that as I go along.  I do have to start creating more Spring and Summer goodies for my shop though....always busy!

I'm off to my parent's tomorrow to help them around the house, as well as watching Allie for the day, so it's looking like a no-sew day for me.

Have a blessed week.

Oh....one more thing!
Don't forget to sign up for the Americana Pin Keep Swap! 
Click on the picture at the top of my blog to learn all the details!







Friday, April 8, 2016

The week got away from me....Pin Keep Swap sign-ups continue!

Happy Friday Prim Peeps!


There is one more week to sign up for the

Americana Pin Keep Swap!

Click on the image on the upper right of my blog to find out all the details!
 
 

I'll be making my big picture post on Sunday...so don't give up on me yet!  It's been a very hectic week!

Have a blessed weekend everyone.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Americana Pin Keep Swap sign-ups continue

Happy Monday Morning!

Mother Nature is playing a bad April Fool's joke on us and we have been getting snow and cold, windy weather the last couple days.  I am hoping it ends soon...I was getting used to having nice weather.
It was a quiet weekend here...Hubby and I worked on taxes and I am also making a long-overdue quilt for little Joey. (pics soon, along with our carriage room reno photos I promised).  Our new grand-daughter is due to arrive in Mid May - my how the time is flying by.  I guess I better get busy on a quilt for her too!

I just stopped in this morning to remind everyone that
The sign-ups for my 
Americana Pin Keep Swap 


continue....

Click on the photo on the upper right of my sidebar to be taken to the post with all the details!
I've got 5 ladies signed up so far, and will be accepting names until the 14th.

Thanks for visiting today!

Blessings

Friday, April 1, 2016

My Spring Swap Goodies from Amy

I was finally able to join again in one of Amy's swaps!  My partner was Amy herself, and I was certainly glad of that!  Look at all the wonderfully Spring goodies she sent me!

A huge box came, and I was soon to learn why....as I opened it up, this big bunny jumped out!
She's 36" long from head to toe and so full of details!  Isn't she the sweetest!!!?? Her sweet pink bloomers and lovely lace trimmed dress make her so spring-y!
Amy also included some other wonderful goodies....
A pretty paper bird and a beautiful hanging sheep!

A wonderfully woolie project with lots of lovely wool inside...more than enough to add some to my stash after creating the project;  a sweet Pink Lemonade cupcake kit - so cute and the grand-kiddos will think it is fun I am sure;  a pretty card and some yummy smelling lemon tarts.
She also made a lovely hanging egg and sweet calico birdie.  I hung them on my tree, along with the pretty ribbons she used to tie up my goodies. 
Thank you so much Amy!  
I love all my goodies!


Sign-ups have just started for my


AMERICANA PIN KEEP SWAP!


Click on the link in the upper right column of my blog to find out all about it and join in the fun!

Have a blessed weekend!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Americana Pin Keep Swap Sign-ups!

Good morning everyone.
I know I'm a day late in posting about my newest swap...so sorry about that. I had a sick hubby yesterday, in addition to watching our grand-daughter, so it made for a very busy day.

The bunnies, chicks and eggs are gone for another year, and I'm looking towards Summer!  Summer is full of bbqs, picnics, vacations and Americana celebrations!  From Memorial Day, when we honor all those who served our country; to July 4th, when all the country celebrates the birth of our nation.  Everyone loves Summer!

I've had several requests for another Pin Keep Swap.  We've done many other themes, including Christmas and Fall, but I don't believe we have done Americana, so that is what the theme will be this year.



Here's what you need to know to sign up!


Here's a few simple rules:
 
1.  You must be a follower of my blog and have an active blog yourself.
2.  Your pin keep must be at least 6" high and mounted on something (a jar lid, candlestick, spring, etc..use your imagination.)
3.  It must be handmade by you.
4.  It must have an Americana theme.
5.  Sign-ups will last for two weeks and end on the 14th of April.  I will provide your partner's information to you on the 15th. You must contact your partner within a day to introduce yourself.
 
6. Please email me the following information right after you sign up, so you don't forget.
* Your name, email and mailing address, blog and/or FB page
*Any likes, dislikes, allergies, your style (prim, cottage, farmhouse)
*Willing to ship to Canada should the need arise?
7.   You will have one month to complete your project.  Pin keeps must be mailed to your partner by May 15th.
8.  You must make a post showing the pin keep you received and thanking your partner.
 
9.  The swap is for one pin keep as described above, however you may include other goodies if you wish, but it is not necessary or required.
 
The rules are simple, so please do follow them, so that everyone will receive something similar to what they have given. 

Let's make this the best swap yet.
Sign-ups Start NOW!!!

Email me at RWPrimcrafts@aol.com

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter Memories

Good afternoon everyone!

Oh, the hustle and bustle of another holiday has come and gone.  I hope that you had an uplifting Lent and Easter season.  HE IS RISEN!

 I thought you would enjoy seeing some Easter pictures of the grand kiddos, as well as some from the past!

Allison, Joey and Petie on the steps of our porch after Mass.

Allie after Mass by the Easter flowers - all smiles!
The next pictures were taken many, many years ago.  I was going through some pictures my Dad had given me to scan, and found these from when I was a kid.  Every year we would get together with another family either at their home in Pennsylvania or our home in New York.  Oh, the fun we had during those visits...and the Easter eggs hunts sponsored by the towns were such fun.  Fond memories were made during those years. You can click on the picture to make them larger to see my funny little face - lol.
I am the third from the left.  My brother and sister are to the left of me. The second photo is of our friends

This photo was taken at my parents place, where they still live, although my Dad has added so much to the home over the years, it is hard to remember it like this.  I am the second from the left, and once again, our friends' family.

Even further back - 1962 - my sis and I on Easter at my Nana's home.


Thanks for taking a trip down memory lane.  It's always fun to look back, and I think as I get older, I appreciate these memories even more.







Exciting News coming tomorrow....so check back then!


Monday, March 21, 2016

Grammy's Brag Day and prayer request

Pooping in to say 
HAPPY SPRING!

It was a very cold start to Spring here, as the thermometer said 18 degrees on Sunday morning!  But the temps did improve a bit as the day wore on.
I took these lovely pictures of the sunset last night.  The sky looked like it was on fire!





I also wanted to share a couple of Grammy's Brag Day pictures.

I got to watch the boys last Tuesday and enjoyed them so much.  Here is a picture of Peter and Joey eating lunch.

Joey was all smiles, but Petie wouldn't look at the camera.

This one is of Allie right after we sang Happy Birthday to her.
She had a cow-girl themed party.
Unfortunately...all the kiddos came down with bad colds in the past week, and little Joey seems fairly bad today. They are taking him to the doctor to rule out any lung issues.  Allie seems on the mend, and hopefully Petie and Joey will be soon...and all ready for Easter fun.

Our newest grand-daughter is due to arrive in Mid-May, and we are anxious to see her.

On Saturday my Mom fell and hit her head.  She went to the hospital via ambulance, and received 3 large staples.  Her back was also injured in the fall.  She is going through tests and evaluations to address her many needs, and will be transferred to a rehab center for the time being.  She seemed in good spirits when I spoke to her this morning, but I would ask your prayers for her, if I may.

I'm hoping to catch up on a few things today, as well as work on a swap.  I also have plans to take some more pictures of our renovation project...it is moving along and I haven't posted an update in a while.  If you missed my other posts about our project, scroll down a bit in my blog and you will find them.  It's been a long haul, but the light is finally at the end of the tunnel!

Have a blessed Holy Week everyone.
The week before Easter is always a good time for added prayers and devotions, as we approach the Resurrection of our Lord.

“Jesus said … ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die’”
(John 11:25–26)

 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

WINNER of the FAAP Blog Hop Giveaway

Good morning Prim Peeps!

It's a beautiful day here in central New York State.  The sun is shining, there is a slight nip in the air, and the birds are singing their hearts out!  We're getting ready to attend our grand-daughter's 3rd birthday party!  Here is Allie this morning...all ready for her cowgirl themed party!



Happy Birthday Allie!

 I know that most of you came to find out who won my giveaway bunny, part of the FAAP Blog Hop and Giveaway.
...and the winner is
IMSTEELEFULLOFSCRAP!
Please contact me at rwprimcrafts@aol.com
to claim your prize!

Thank you to all who joined in the Hop.
Blessings.


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