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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday Evening Offerings

Goode Saturday morning everyone - I wanted to pop in to remind you of my Update on my Facebook Page, Ravenwood Whimzies, tonight at 6 pm. I'll be offering several "Whimzical" items for sale....like This Olde Tavern Owl...and my Spinster Witch Winifred Simpkin. See you at 6!





Friday, August 22, 2014

Finally Friday!

Chicken coop is all cleaned out....now on to putting the finishing touches to my offerings for my Saturday evening update on my Facebook page Ravenwood Whimzies Primitive & Country Crafts

 I am in full Fall mode now!
This little lady still needs her hand-painted eyes and kitty. I'll have her, and so much more tomorrow night at 6 pm!

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In other news....
I have had a couple of my regular pin-keep swappers ask if I will be holding my bi-annual swap again this Fall.  I already have thought about this and decided that since we have done a Fall-themed pin keep swap the last couple of years, I would wait just a tad longer (mid-September) before I do another swap...and the theme will be Winter Pin Keeps.  I'm letting you know ahead of time so that you can start your mind whirling with great ideas!  I'll do a post in a couple of weeks ladies...with all the details.

Have a great weekend everyone...and I look forward to seeing ya over on FB tomorrow night for my update at 6 pm!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I finally broke down and did it.......

Yep....finally broke down and turned on the furnace this morning...it was COLD in the house.  I only turned it on just enough to take the chill off.  The weather here has been very cool for August...feels more like Fall.  Time is flying by again, and it's been nearly 2 weeks since I posted, so I thought I should take some time out from projects to say HELLO and give you a glimpse of what I have been up to lately.

Our anniversary was on the 13th, so Chris & I took a drive to Naples, had a picnic lunch, and walked up a gorge trail.  It was a sunny but cool day...and it was nice to get away for even a day.

Saturday we headed over to the great antique show and sale in Boulkville...I nabbed a few small items as well as this nesting box unit for my girls...it will be going in the new coop we are planning to build soon.
...and of course...NO festival is complete without some fried dough!
Petie enjoyed his first taste of it...as a matter of fact..he DOVE into it!
SLURP.

I've also been busy working on preserving - freezing and canning our bounty of goodies from the garden...I made one small batch of blackberry jam and another batch of blueberry.
 ...and....I've been working on this woolie work for myself!  Of course, when I saw this pattern I just HAD to make it.

I also have a room redo to share with you...but it will be fairly picture heavy, so I will save that for later in the week....until then...take care dear friends.
Have a blessed week!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

New offerings!

Good evening everyone.

I have posted my newest offerings on my Facebook page.  Stop by and take a look.  I will have another update next Saturday evening.




Friday, August 8, 2014

Welcome August and Catching up.....

Wow, has it really been a month since I last posted?  Time sure flies in the Summer.  I hope you have had a wonderful Summer.  We've been so busy, as I know many of you are also.  It's a slow month in Blog-land, and in some ways, I look forward to Fall, when we slow down a bit and everyone posts more.

 We started July out with a bang...with our annual bbq party for the 4th of July...and the next day I came down with the cold from Hell....I was down and out on the couch for two days, and didn't really regain my full energy until the third week in July.  I'm still coughing now and then, but thankfully am back to new. 
My MIL came to visit on July 16th.  She stayed until Tuesday of this week, when she and Mr. Whimzie flew back to Idaho...he'll be back next week...and is having a wonderful time visiting all of his siblings back at home.  The kids are keeping me company with many visits and invites to dinner.  With my MIL visit, came many visits from family to see her, as well as an extended visit from her cousin, Dan, last weekend.  We had a wonderful time, but I am glad for the slower pace the rest of the week....it seemed like I was having to fix a big dinner for guests every couple days.

During the time of her visit, we also had a chance to watch Peter over a long weekend when Drew & Maria traveled to Steubenville, Ohio for a conference at Franciscan University...oh my...I can't tell you how much I enjoyed that!  I'll share just a few (okay...maybe it is more than a few) pictures of our weekend with Peter.  I've also included a picture of one of our kayaking outings, as well as one of Allison, who is growing like a weed and is now walking and enjoying her new found freedom.  She is such a smart little girl and talks so much.
Good morning Petie




Feeding the chickens some clover

Peter sleep so well when he was here....he wore himself out chasing the roosters and running around the yard.

Sweet little Allie is enjoying her new home.

Drew & Petie kayaking.

Good morning girls


Peter LOVES to pull the stuffing out of my box and crawl into it.


Homemade bread - yummy.  Have to make some more as these loaves disappeared fast.



"How great the goodness You have stored up 
for those who honor and fear you"
Psalm 31:19

Have a blessed weekend everyone. 
I will be back tomorrow with a lot of new creations I will be offering.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Storms

While driving home yesterday afternoon, I stopped up the road to take this picture of the impending storm bearing down on us.
While the storm just barely missed us to the north, it went on over the lake and from there intensified, prompting tornado warnings.  Sadly it caused 4 fatalities when homes were destroyed about an hour away from here.  It went on to wreck havoc for over 100 miles.  Storm reports are still coming in.  Praying for all those affected by the storms and for the families of those 4 people who lost their lives.  
The weather here in central NY rarely gets so severe.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

My Farmhouse Summer Swap goodies from Tiff!

OOOh...I cannot wait to show you all the wonderful goodies I received from Tiffaney of Folded Gingham!  We were partners in Amy's latest swap and Tiff spoiled me so.


 Tiffany included so many wonderful goodies in my package.
An adorable sheep on barnwood with a star blanket.
A wonderful bird pin keep - the base is clear and is filled with buttons...it's really quite lovely and full of details.
She included two nice big dishtowels, a berry basket with room spray and the most wonderful smelling soap...mmmmm...can't wait to use it.
Tiff also included a vintage cow creamer - She collects vintage cows, so I know it must have been difficult for her to part with it...but she knew from chatting via email that I collected cow creamers and was such a dear to send me one.
As if these wonderful goodies weren't enough - there was still more in my package!!!
A cute crow on a spindle, which I simply adore.
A couple of prim 13 star flags (love them)...
and a beautiful vintage cake pan!  The graphic on the side of the pan didn't show in this picture, but I am so happy to have this wonderful old piece to add to my collection of vintage kitchen items.

I cannot thank you enough Tiffaney for your generosity!  I've been deeply touched by all the thought and care you took to make my swap package so personalized.  You are such a blessing to me!

If you haven't visited Tiff's beautiful blog, please hurry on over.  Her home is so pretty!  I know you will enjoy your visit.
THANK YOU AGAIN TIFFANEY!


Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Musings....

Good morning Prim Peeps!

I hope you had a glorious weekend!  It's been fairly hot here, and will continue to be hotter at least until midweek...we may even hit 90 tomorrow!

My hubby, Chris, is taking the week off to get a few projects done.  We need to finalize plans for a chicken coop addition (yup...ours is too small now since chicken fever hit in the Spring, and the girls are growing big)...then there are trees to cut down and prepare for firewood, as well as all the little odds and ends.

Yesterday we celebrated our 'day of rest' and we all went kayaking.  It was Peter's first kayak experience and he was as good as gold...he even took a nap while we paddled away.
I snapped this picture of him from my kayak...he's got his cute sunhat on and was full of smiles.  

Chris will be having his 3 month testing on Wednesday...so could I please ask for your prayers that all the tests come back negative with no signs of cancer.

Have a wonderful week everyone.  I will try to pop in to say hi and check out your blog posts.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Are you having problems with Blogger?

I'm wondering if anyone else is having newsfeed problems with Blogger.  I tried last night to view my newsfeed, and only one item showed...same thing this morning.  If I click on "view more", it doesn't load any more than the one.  I am missing your posts and hope this is just a glitch that everyone is experiencing.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Spring Gardening Angel Challenge Photos!

Sorry for the delay in posting the pictures from my

2014 Gardening Angel Challenge.

It's a busy time of year and I have been waiting for submissions.  Here is what I have received so far, and the girls did a fantastic job!  I know there are at least a couple more gals working on their dolls still, and if they send me photos, I will be more than happy to post about them!

This sweet little angel was created by Danice of Homespun Hannah.  Isn't she lovely!  She even has a bonnet and carries a wooden cross.  The colors say Spring garden to me!

Here is Cynthia's version of the Spring Gardening Angel.  I love the apron!  She's adorable.

Diane of Lavender Dreams created this wonderful seaside doll.  The colors she used reflect the summertime in sunny Florida, where Diane lives.  She is beautiful!

These sweet gardening twins were created by Di of QuiltingIsBlissful.  Love the flower pots...they are a fine pair!  Great job Di!  I believe one of these dolls is for sale, so head on over to Di's blog if you are interested.
Anne of Annies Handmade Decor created two gardening angels!  They are very different from each other, but Anne did a great job on them both!

and...lastly....

Here is my gardening angel!

I opted to use grapevine for her wings, and added a rusty watering can and prim flower.  Her hair is sheep's wool tied with stained cheesecloth and I gave her bloomers as well.  She is for sale, and will be listed in my Etsy shop soon, but if you are interested in purchasing her, just jot me a note.

THANK YOU to all who joined in the challenge!  It was lots of fun!

Have a blessed weekend everyone!

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