Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Finds N Finishes ~ Barn Pic ~ N More

Hi ya'll I'm takin' a quick break from craftin' to see how ya'll are doin' and I sure hope ya'll are doin' GREAT ! I got a few finds from today and a finished project and one that's almost done to share too.
I also want to say Thank You All who leave the most encouraging, kind and loving comments. They really brighten my day and put a smile on my face ! There's nothin' like comin' home from workin' all day to your sweet words to lift my spirits. This weekend is going to be kinda rough for me but not as much as past years (you'll read why below). Saturday marks the 17th year since my Mom passed away. I was only 21, had just had Jesse a month before and Mom was only 54. I've always had a hard time dealing with it emotionally. They say it gets easier with time but I didn't find that it did until this week and this is why.... Any of you who have followed my lil ol blog have seen the pics of the barn that posts messages on the front of it. Every so often they change the message. Well this week the message really hit home and gave me much comfort. It was as if God and my Mom were giving me a personal message. Of all the weeks to put this message up, they chose this week to do so. Why ? Because I feel that God does speak and comforts us in many different ways. Here is the message.......

God wanted me to know to not be sad. To celebrate the life my Mother led. To cherish my memories of her. Instead of cloistering myself in my room, shedding tears. I should and will be joyous in knowing that my Mom is in Heaven. She no longer suffers. She is no longer in pain. And she is there waiting for the day that we will be reunited. So yes someone is in Heaven waiting for me. I will continue my tradition of writing a letter to her. I've done this every year for the past 16 years. It helps me to put my thoughts in words.
And then I will make one of her fav dinners and we all will reminisce about our favorite memories of her. This anniversary will be a celebration not a day to morn our loss. But a celebration of God calling an angel home..........
I spent most of the day with my Pops. He had a checkup at his oncologist. And I'm exstatic to report that his Non Hodgkins Lymphoma is still in remission !!!!! Woooooot Woooooot....
This was the best news. So we celebrated by going to lunch and a few TS's and GW and they had a huge inside sale and flea market at our national guard armory. Wow did we get some good deals. I love crocks but most of the time they are outta my price range.....So when I spotted this one for 10 bucks well I had to have it !
It's a pretty good size. The only thing wrong with it is a few chips and a hairline crack down the back. The fella pointed all that out to me and I said I don't mind cause I  think it gives it character !

Then I found this.....


Of course the ash tray is coming OUT lol and it will get a paint job.


Not a bad find for 4 bucks.....

Then I found this basket full of tapestry wool and needlepoint and crewel wool for 2 bucks.....


Found 2 of these cute lil firkins....

4 bucks for both. And that chair pad under the firkin was only a buck. Love the worn look of it....
So then we headed out to the TS's and GW......
Not much there but did find the things below....

99 cents =0) Love those kinda prices.....Will paint and age this up.


I thought these egg shaped bowls would be cute to do somethin' with for Easter. And they were 99 cents each.

I love coasters and found a few sets at 99 cents each.....



Hoping the tape doesn't rip this set when I take it off.....
Well after the TS's n GW we ran out to see if the bed I have been dreamin' of was still there. Went straight in to where it was and my lil ol' heart was just a pumpin' and..................noooooooooooo
it was gone =( I knew I shoulda just snagged it up when I first saw it. Poooooohhhhh Oh well that's the way it goes sometimes. Maybe I'll find another someday......

Well I did manage to finish up a few things this week.
I did a lil' scrappin' with this pic my Daughter, Alisha and I took several years ago in Brown County. I scanned the original in and printed out a smaller version of it.



That's MaKenzie on the left, Me in the center and Alisha on the right. Alisha is Stephie's mommy and my kids cousin.

The bank where I do the daily deposits for work were celebrating over 100 years of being in business. That's where I got the old lookin' money to use in the scrap page. The saloon doors were made out of a cardboard box and the title letters were cut out with my cricut machine. I like how it turned out lookin' old and vintage.

Then I worked on my prairie doll off and on after work and got her bonnet all finished and her dress done. Still need to make her apron and a flour sack for her to hold.....

Oh ya' got her arms finished too ;0)



I can't wait to get her all finished up ! Still need to tea stain her a lil bit more too...... I'm likin' the way she is turnin' out so far.
I'm thinkin' about hostin' a Friday Finishes. Would anyone be interested in joining in ? If so lemme' know in your comments.
Well I best get goin'. I've got things to get finished up for my sellin' blog. I'm hoping to get them listed over there sometime this weekend. I work tomorrow and ohhhhh I just remembered it's inventory weekend again =0( uggghhhhhhh Hope our order didn't come in so I can count everything quickly after we close ! Hope ya'lls weekend is off to a wonderful start.....
Till next time Prim Friends
Huggs n Blessins

14 comments:

Janet - underthewillow said...

The barn message was meant just for you TJ! that's awesome! and great news about Pops too!

Your doll is turning out fantastic and the olde timey photo is very cute!

I hope your inventory goes quickly....Happy Valentine's Day in advance!

Janet

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love your finds..great news about your dad and I love the doll you are making..have a most wonderful weekend.:)

PrimWyoGirl said...

Very touching post! The message certainly was meant for you. I miss my mom too. It will be 2 years this July. She was 68. It is rought at times. She was my best friend. I love all your flea market items! Love the crock and what a great price! Good news about your dad!
Jayne

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

What neat stuff! I know how you feel about losing your Mom, I lost
mine 6 years ago and it is still
hard! Great news about your Dad!
Your doll is cute! You go girl!
Have a great weekend with your
Valentine!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful post and great pics! Please stop by to say hello to me anytime!

Stacy Mathes said...

Wow! What an encouraging message on the barn! Oh, and I LOVE your finds, especially the crock. My oh my I bet you were jumping up and down. I know I would have been!
~Stacy

Carmen C. said...

TJ, What an awesome message on the barn just for you sweetie! I too have many loved ones in Heaven now and we just have to learn to recognise the signs they send us, they are there! GREAT news on your pops too, woo-hoooo!!!! I'm sorry the bed was gone but maybe you can find an even better one some day, and love the other goodies you got;)

Christine said...

Surely that message on the barn shows how much God cares and kn ows all about our needs! What great news too for your Pops!
You got fab goodies - love the crock!
I'd be interested in joining you for Fri. finishes! let us know how you get on!
Happy weekend, friend!
Christine

Pam said...

Oh wow that gave me goose bumps when I read that barn message...it was definitely for you! Great news on your pops...woot woot!!! You sure did score at the ts...I do really love those little firkins! That prairie doll is so cute...you did a great job! Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Pam

Lindsey said...

thats stuff is pretty awesome!! but you didn't take me with you!!!=...[ now i am upset with you haha. jk but i better go next time.

Tanya said...

My mother passed on just a few mths. ago and today for some reason has been emotional for me too, although I know (100%) where she is and God has given me such a peace about it. I know just how you feel. Don'tcha just love 'signs'?

Your doll is really cute and your finds were really nice!

Thanks for sharing!

Tanya ~www.friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

I want to thank you for stopping by over at my blog :) I am a bit nervous to the thought of my appt and scared to what they will decide to do. I guess I will have to wait and see what takes place...

As I am always told, there are signs everywhere when we listen and keep our eyes opened.

I LOVE all of your finds! Sure wish I could be so lucky to find things like that around here. Everytime I check in on everyone, they have these wonderful crocs and such. Keeping my fingers crossed to hit a jack pot like that...LOL. Can't wait to see them re-finished.

Have a great week...

LeeHillPrimitives said...

I know exactly how you feel, My mommy past away 3 years ago and I iss her a lot. I know she is in heaven now , happy with GOd waiting for me for it is not easy. ***** Love your finds, especially the crock

Angie Berry said...

TJ, that is awesome about the sign message! I truly believe that God gave that to you at this time to help you. It brings tears to my eyes just to read your story! God loves us and wants us to be happy, not sad.

Great news about your Pops! And what a wonderful way to celebrate! I think it's awesome that you two get together often and it seems like there is always some TS and GW shopping in there. That's fantastic!

Woo Hoo on the crock! I'm like you, most are out of my price range. Great job on finding that one! All your goodies are wonderful. The egg shaped bowls will be fun to redo.

Oh no! You had me all excited about the bed. I'm so sorry!!! I know how much you were wanting it. Just think this-- someone out there really needed it bad because they didn't even have a bed. Hope that helps. =]

Your scrapbook page turned out really neat! The letters really complete the look. The old money looks awesome on the page!

Oh, and I think a Friday Finishes would be a great idea! I don't always get to post a Whatcha Working on Wednesday with Leslie, so this is like another opportunity! Love it, why don't you roll with it! I'll join you when I can.