Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away...It's Been Such A Dreary Day......

So...... let's open this post with a lil Sunset

I love how this pic of the sun setting turned out. Almost makes the tree line up on the hill look like it's on fire. Hope this post finds ya'll in GREAT spirits !!! It has been a rainy day here. Had some freezing rain earlier today. The tree limbs at work had a coating of ice on 'em and when I went to do the deposit my van had ice on it too. The roads were o.k. though, Thank God ! I don't like driving on stuff like that.

I thought I'd share a few things I "Finally" got sewed up thanks to the inspirational post from Willa at The Old Cupboard Door titled "Finish It". Sometimes my motivation takes a vacation and leaves me behind I tell ya' ! Oh and I got pics of some of my finds from Goodwill and a few other TS's here in town to share also. I had a GREAT lunch with my Papa. Although I ate a lil tooooo much. Pop is 76 and I treasure any time we get to spend together.

A few posts back I showed a doll that I had traced and ready to cut out and sew. Well I didn't touch it again till yesterday. Got it sewed and stuffed put not finished yet. Still need to paint it, put the .....oh heck I'll just show ya'll how far I got lol

It's a start ;0) Hope to finish her up this weekend. It's my weekend off yahooooooo !!!!! I think I'll put up a sign on the door.......
DO NOT DISTURB Crafting in Progress ! hehehehe
The doll is a pattern by Jackie Schmidt of TFC Folkart.
Love her patterns.

Now this is one that I got painted up. Still need to make her clothes and.......ya' ya' I know I'll just show ya'll lol ;0)

This is a pattern called Millie and Moe by Olde Rustic Prims.
I just love her patterns too. My kids have aptly named this the E.T. doll ?!?!? lol I love the shape of her lil head ! And the kitty is just darn cuttteeeee. I love the way he turned out. I made his arms moveable. See here he is waving Hi atcha' all

Hope to get 'em all finished up this weekend. "IF" all goes as planned ! Ya'll know how that can be. You start out with good intentions but it don't always happen. Hmmmm that sign on the door is really beginning to sound better and better........

O.k. now onto the Thrift store finds.....
We have 2 goodwills here and 3 other thrifts plus the Habitat store. Pops and I hit the 2 goodwills and 1 other thrift before he tuckered out on me and we called it a day. Found some pretty good stuff.

I was really excited to see this ! Not often does Prim things show up at our Thrifts. I've seen these at some of the festivals I've been to but, I didn't want to pay what they were asking. Goodwill price
.99 cents wooot woooot. Some of the finish is peeling from where they burnt a candle in it so I will probably spray it flat black once the weather permits.

See that black O ? I noticed black permanent numbers on almost everything at Goodwill this visit. I was like......hmmmm wonder why they are doing that ? Soooooo I just hadta' ask. The worker there said they were having problems with people changing the stickers. If they thought the price was high they apparently took a cheaper price sticker and put it on it. Huh ???? Okayyyy now why in the world would ya do that ? Just pay the price if ya want it for goodness sakes.The money goes for a good cause ! Now I'll agree sometimes the prices are a lil on the pricey side on some things...but I just don't buy 'em. I hate having the black marks on the stuff you buy, but I understand why they hafta' do it.

O.k. sorry about the lil rant there =0)
Back to the finds......

Wish my camera would've gotten a better picture. But found this cute lil sign at Goodwill too. Think I'll hang it on a peg rack.

Love finding cheese boxes. This one has some wording burnt in the lid  so I think I might try wood fill to fill it in. Any ideas out there how to do it another way ? or ya think wood fill will work ? I've never tried to fill in burnt markings before.

Found this bolt of creme colored fabric at a thrift store called The Opportunity House. They fund lots of things for needy children. Can't believe no one had bought it ! They put dates on their items and this had been there since 12/ did I miss it before ??? hmmm anyway the fabric was half off to boot so I got it for $ 3.00
 Happy thriftin' dance.

This is another find that had me doin' the happy thriftin' dance !
A prim home can NEVER have enough candle holders nor candles even lol. I will probably spray it too 'cause you can see where they burnt candles in it as well. This one was only a $1.99 loveee it ;0)

Wow didn't realize it's almost 1 a.m. yikkesss I better hurry ! Gotta work tomm. but not until 11 wheww thank goodness it's not a get up at 5 a.m. morning....Guess I'll share the rest later cause I was tagged by......Carey at American Girl Primitives n Such =) Thanks Carey....

So here we go..... 5 questions....5 answers
Question # 1. Where were you 10 years ago?
1. Stanford, Indiana
2. we had just bought our first home.
3. I wasn't working at the time because I had just had a hysterectomy because of fibroid tumors and some other health issues.
4.Trying to heal and get better so I could get out and get a job to help with our finances
5.started babysitting after I healed and was able to get around.

Question # 2 What's on your To Do List today?
1. well I hope sleep is on it lol as I better try and get a lil shut eye soon ! lol
2. get up get a shower and go to work.
3.paperwork at work =0( why do I have paperwork on Thursday ? Because.....I procrastinated. Thursday is usually an easy going have fun day......but only when you don't put off tomm. what you could have gotten done today ! which would have been Tuesday lol.
Hope I did loose ya'll there lol....I think my sleep meds may be kicking in a bit. So if I sound goofier just ignore it and skip to the next line lolol. **Note to self again ** Don't blog if you have taken sleepy meds !!! It's a no no. Normally the sleepy meds don't work well. Now I know how to get 'em to work....pretend Im blogging lol
ohhhh ok back to the tagged sorry........
(side tracked)

4. ok back to my list for shop after work
5.probably stop by Goodwill on the way home after work and groceries.
Question # 3 What snacks do you enjoy?

1. cherry sours mmmm
2.peanut butter and jelly ...still a kid at heart
3. chips n salsa
4. carrot sticks with ranch dip
5. In case your wonder why has she NOT put chocolate yet ????
Well I'm allergic to chocolate =( and it stinks !!!!! So I guess my 5th would hafta be fruit of any type. I love friut.

Question # 4 What are 5 places you have lived?

1. Indiana
3. Different county in Indiana
5. Yepp you know it its

Question # 5 Name 5 things you would do if you were a billionaire

1. I would have my mothers and fathers headstone done better
2. I would help out family members and strangers too
3.Donate money to a worthy charity
4. Build a crafters dream building lol
5.Build a home for us so that if a family member becomes homeless we would have room to take them in.

Now with the way my lil ol' sleepy head barely got that done....Instead of me picking 5 people I'd like for 5 of ya to volunteer in the comments section.

the first 5 who does this tag on their blog can get an extra entry
PLEASE leave a comment if that's what your doing so that I can make sure to count your xtra entry

Will post more tomm. when my heads a lil clearer.
Till next time my Prim Friends
Prim Huggs n Blessins


Christine said...

Glad to hear you had a great time with your Popa - thats special, I know.
And what amazing GW finds! Love the lil' sign and candle holder.
Hope you get a good night's rest!
Best wishes

american girl primitives said...


Thanks for playing along, get some rest now. Love the GW finds, wish I could be so lucky.


Carmen C. said...

OH MY GOODNESS TJ~~ prim candleholder jackpot at your thrift stores!!!! You found some wonderful stuff girlie;) Your posts are so upbeat and fun I just love comin' over to visit (even if ya are half asleep, lol!) I love the dolls in progress and those skinny little legs up top are too cute! Beautiful sunset, thanks for sharing and enjoy your day sweetie!!!!

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi TJ!....I agree, never enough candles or candleholders! Looks like you had a wonderful day with your finds and spending time with a loved one ta boot! A great day indeed!


Pam said...

My oh my you found some awesome prim goodies at the thrift stores! Prim jackpot! I have to tell you that I have a light just like your candle holder in the first picture. They look exactly the same but mine is a light...I will have to show you a pic sometime!
Well I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

always nice to learn more about our blogging buddys..have a great thursday and I hope you got to sleep in for a bit..:)

nancy huggins said...

That is some really cool finds at a GW store...ours never had anything like that but I usually found some neat things at the SA...It was like an addiction to go there.
Well..if I didn't enter your give away and it isn't to late you can enter me now (I even keep up with you on my blog roll :)

Angie Berry said...

Hi TJ, Thanks for the well wishes, I am finally better now. I love your sunset picture-- it does look like the tree line is on fire. Beautiful colors!

Yes, thanks to Willa at The Old Cupboard Door for handing out encouragement on finishing up those projects!! Your doll is looking so cute, love the skinny legs and arms! Can't wait to see it all finished up. Lol, cute kitty also!

That prim candleholder is awesome, especially at .99 cents!! You would be amazed at the number of people that price switch. It happens all the time at Hobby Lobby. We are trained to keep an eye out for that because we still work like the dark ages with no scanner. So it's up to the cashier to determine if something has been switched. It's usually caught and the person leaves the store with nothing. Sad that people resort to that, but especially at Goodwill!! Very cute sign! I love signs, and I love signs with houses. Definitely doing the happy thriftin' dance on all the fabric for only $3! You crack me up, girl!!

So nice that you were able to spend some time with your papa and thanks for the fun little survery to get to know you better.

Have a delightful day~

Prim2Pink said...

I have some dolls that are in that stage too! LOL
I would challenge you to a race to see who gets them finished first, but....I know you would win!!!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

What great finds at the thrift stores. I always love finding fabric. And you are right about never having enough candles and holders. Lol I just bought 2 more jar candles and 3 votives yesterday at one of my fav stores cuz there was a sale and I got 25% off. My stash was getting low. Lol.


Stacy Mathes said...

Wow!!I'm loving all of your GREAT GW finds! I love that place...never know what will show up!!