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Monday, August 26, 2013

Lots of catching up to do! Pictures galore.

Hello dear friends.
I have been a very bad blogger lately, and I do apologize, but life seems to be getting in the way lately...maybe THIS week will be more normal!

We are still adjusting our schedules and lifestyle to having a full house with our son, Scott, DIL and baby Allie.  Things are starting to settle into a routine, and once they start teaching after Labor Day, we'll all be back to normal.  It's been a month full of trials, as the Mister searched for a new job...and I have good news....he got a new job in the same company,  different building and division, and most importantly different people to work with.  He gets to keep his old salary (yippee) and benefits.  He started today and already feels that this job will be so much better...the whole atmosphere is much nicer and he is already well acquainted with a few of the guys...so all is turning out good.  We are truly blessed and hope that he will be able to finish off his career in this job.

We had a lovely time on our anniversary.  We took a boat cruise and dinner.  It was fairly chilly and windy that evening, so it could have been a bit nicer, but it was fun none-the-less.

The following weekend, we traveled to the great Madison-Boulkville Antique show.  It's a week long show and vendors from all over come to sell their antiques.  It's like HEAVEN and I get so excited the closer we get to the fields and fields full of goodies.   We mostly looked, but I did buy some vintage spools and we also bought a wonderful old mantel clock.  We've been wanting one for a long time, and when we heard it chime, we were sold.  It needs a little cleaning, but it's a lovely old piece.

Yesterday Drew, Maria, Petie, the Mister and I went to the New York State Fair.  It was a hot and sunny day, and we enjoyed all the sites, smells and sounds of the Fair.  Here's a few snaps of the day.
Having a bit of squirrely fun with Petie

We spent a long time in the chicken section of the poultry barn - thought this guy was crazy looking.

A portion of the annual sand sculpture...gotta love those chickens!

Loved the butter sculpture in the Dairy building - a cow as the Statue of Liberty (holding an ice cream cone)

Farmers in their jeans, overalls and plaid shirts, seeing who's horse team is the strongest! 
After a couple of wine slushies and a fried dough to top off the day....we were all pretty tired, especially sweetie Petie.   


Our OFG Etsy group had a little swap recently...entitled FRIENDS...and we had to include an item that started with each letter of the words FRIENDS.  I received my package this weekend from Lucy at The Farmers Attic.  She included all these wonderful goodies and I wanted to thank her for them all!  Thank you LUCY!
Fabric, Rusty metal ornies, Inspiration reading, Eggs and earrings, Needles, Doily, Soap
  Thank you Lucy!

Yesterday I found out I was a winner in Debbie's latest giveaway over at her Woolen Sails blog.  Debbie is so generous and offered a free pattern to her winners, so you can bet I hopped right on over to her site and picked out this wonderful one entitled "SPELLBOUND".

Late last week the Mister and I started working on the steps and porches of our home.  We got most of them power washed and I got some of them painted....but we have a lot more work to do.  I was hoping to get a second coat on the main entry today, but ole man weather decided he would rather rain...bah.  Here's some before pics...hope to be able to post afters soon!  These are all before pics.
Still needing a lot of work!  Once they are done, I plan to stencil the risers...with....what else, but a little prim scroll design and a crow in the middle!

The door is soooo overdue to be painted too...I am still trying to decide if I want to be adventurous in my choice or not.  I know many of you said red, but I do have another 'unexpected' color in mind....time will tell. 

I've been busy on several new creations that are about ready to be unveiled, as well as a couple of custom orders....always so busy.

I'll try to get back to blogging regularly now, and will be back in a couple of days with some pictures of my new 'babies'.
Until we meet again.....enjoy the campfire we had last week.
 Wishing you Prim Blessings!


  1. Yipppppeeee! Yaaahooooo! Hoorrrrayyy! What a wonderful post, dear friend! I am so happy for you and your hubby!!!!!! I have been praying! What fun adventures you had too! Your state fair looks like the farm show here in PA, except ours is all indoors because it is in January! It is amazing what you can do with butter! Well, I am just so happy for you all around! Thank you for the update!!!!!!

    Love and hugs, friend!

  2. You have been one busy gal! Loved all of your pictures. I can't wait until the fair comes to our town. It is usually in late September, so not much longer. I love the sites and sounds and smells. A great way to kick off the fall season. Love all of your swap goodies! Have a good week.

  3. I am so glad your husband was able to get a job in his old company, now you can relax again. Happy Anniversary! Love your swap goodies, lots of fun prim things.


  4. Oh Wendy, I am sooo glad for you and your family! Congratulations on the new job! The State Fair looks fun & your swap goodies are wonderful!

  5. So glad things are going well.
    You have been busy.

  6. Hi Wendy, such a nice way to celebrate your anniversary. I am so glad your husband got a better job. You sure have been a busy girl this summer. Lovely swap goodies and congratulations on your winnings from Deb. I want to learn to hook rugs one day. Hugs,

  7. Oh Happy Happy Day!
    SO happy to hear the wonderful news.
    Our God is so good.
    What fun photos.
    Sweetie Pete is so cute and wow growing.
    You are blessed friend.
    Giant hugs to you chickie pal.

  8. Happy anniversary dear.
    Very sweet goodies..enjoy
    Hugs x

  9. Hi Miss Wendy,

    I enjoyed all the pictures. Your front steps are "bee-u-tee-ful".

    Heaps of Hugs
    Prudence ♥

  10. Wow you have been a busy gal Wendy!
    Congratulations on your hubby's job and your anniversary!
    Love your goodies from Lucy. Unfortunately I was out of town for that fun swap!
    Enjoy your day,

  11. Yay! That is AWESOME news about your DH!! I am so happy for all of you :)
    Smiles, DianeM

  12. So glad for your husband, that is great news! Love the squirrely picture of sweet Petie!

  13. So good to hear your hubby is back to work already. Life seems like it's a good hectic for you right now. Love the pattern you picked. I'm ready for fall. Warm Blessings! Amy

  14. Oh I'm so very happy that everything has worked out for you. Woo hoo!


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