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Monday, April 23, 2012

Mother Nature's having fun & Some Great Finds

Good Monday Morning all!

Hope you had a lovely weekend!  Mother Nature decided to play a little trick on us during the night and dumped 5" of snow around the area.  We lost several branches from trees and the bushes were bent to the ground with the weight of it.  In Spring the snow around here is always wet and heavy.  

Seems like this past Friday was just a dream...it was sunny, warm and in the mid-70's.  I took a little ride to pick up some new chicks (picture post coming tomorrow) and stopped at an estate sale along the way. I'm so glad I did, because I scored!  I got a great cupboard for $50 (going to repaint it) and a cross-stitched sampler that was framed and marked $1...they gave it to me free.  The sampler wasn't well framed, so I took it out, washed it, then 'aged' it a bit...I'll be framing it later this week.  I think it will look quite prim when I am done.
I'm not a 'blue' person, so this will be getting repainted and distressed.

On Saturday, we stopped by a friend's house to pick up wool they had sheered from their lambs. I love it, as it is curly and makes great Santa beards!  Afterwards, we stopped at our buddy, Mike's house and he gave me this wonderful old whiskey barrel!  We are making a trade for an old chair that is in our barn, which he plans to refinish.  I'm going to use the barrel as a side table on the porch and you can be certain I'll be decorating the top for the seasons!

Smidgen has decided that the best thing to do on a cold and snowy day is to nap on the dining room chair.

If you joined by "What's the Buzz All About" swap, I will be sending out your swap partners later today.  Please let me know if you don't get an email from me.  Thanks to all who joined!

Wishing you many blessings for the week ahead Friends.


  1. Wish we would have got a little of the snow.Just cold and damp here.Love the old barrel it'll look great decorated up for the seasons.Have fun with your swapping.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  2. I have just spent an hour in the garden shaking the snow off my lilac bushes that were knocked flat. It did perk them up again. No hope for my tulips tho..never mind, springtime weather keeps us on our toes. Bet the kids are lovin it, perfect snowman weather,I might go play later.

  3. Oh Smidgen is so prcious. And how lucky you are to be having a snowstorm. (Yes, I know, I must be insane, but we don't get snow where we live right now and I miss it so much.)

    Hugs ♥

  4. Oh my gosh! I can't believe you have snow! Burrrrr...
    Love that barrel!

  5. Love that cabinet you found! No snow here, just very ery windy -- hopefully that will be your last snow

  6. Such a bummer to be getting all that snow after its been so warm. Stay Warm!
    Love that cupboard you picked up and the stitchery too!
    What a wonderful trade ~ love the whiskey barrel!
    Prim Blessings

  7. I think your cupboard is beautiful. I do like the blue though:) I hope you show us some pictures of when it is all done. How yucky to get snow this time of year. Can't wait to see the chicks. -Steph-

  8. So THAT'S what snow looks like!! hehe. We didn't get any this year. LOVE your cupboard!! You always find such great stuff. Can't wait to see your sampler all done and prim. I've been cross stitching lately. Put it down for many years, but just recently picked it up again.
    Have fun with your chicks and have a wonderful day!!

  9. Hi Wendy,
    I saw on the national news that you were all getting snow and we were breaking record heat...either way not fun.
    Love your goodies esp. your sampler!
    Enjoy your day,

  10. Oh goodness I feel your pain regarding the snow/damage - lost some large 'bits 'n pieces' here too :-( If only winter would grasp that her time is over (for this year) lol.

    Can't wait to see the outcome with your new cupboard!


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