Thursday, December 20, 2012

Newest Creation ~ My First Panda ♥

Hello All My Bloggin’ Pals!


Well, I had to to jump on and share my newest creation I finished up late last night.

My very first Panda!

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His name is Ollie.

He is seen here with a little church doll that was a gift awhile back from my friend, Tricia.

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I must admit, I have fallen in love with him.

That is why he is why he staying right here, with me. :)


I have him displayed at the end of my bed with my primitive bear from Dru @ Cinnamon Creek Cabin.


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I originally made him for resale, but now I just can’t part with him.


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Ollie was made from from an old wool and cashmere coat I purchased from Goodwill…

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I painted him to turn him into an adorable Panda…

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He has my typical large hump back design.

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I also stained him all up to give him that wonderful worn, olde, appearance.

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He is completely stuffed with straw which also helps gives him a wonderful olde look and feel.

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Merry Christmas To Me From Me!!




Maybe I’m alone in this but…

I’m ready for Christmas to come and get over with.

Don’t get me wrong.

I enjoy it.

The decorating, the baking, the spending time with family, all of it.

But at the same time, I’m ready to get life back to normal.

I’m ready to have some free time and free money.

I’m ready to put the decorations away and maybe even do a little changing here and there.

I always enjoy putting out all my Christmas decorations, but by the time Christmas is over, I’m ready to put them all back up.

Maybe it’s just my mood today.

I’ve been a little restless.

Can’t sit still.

I feel like a chicken with its head cut off!!

Any way…

I’m just ready.

Hurry Up Christmas!

Let’s Get This Party Started!!

Time to head off and start supper.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Surprises In The Mail ☺♥


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Hello All!

I apologize for not being around lately.

I did end up coming down sick.

Not the Flu, Thank God!  But still enough of something to make me feel icky.

And during this time was the tragedy in Newtown.

It affected me deeply. 

I was so sad inside for days.  I didn't feel like being online.

I’m sure many of you can relate.

I still cant watch or read any news about it without tearing up. 

Please continue to pray for all these families.

I did happen to get a few surprises in the mail that brought much needed smiles to face.

First was from sweet Tricia @ Hillcrest Home Prims.

I went out to the mail box one day and inside was the wonderful card from her and Ken.

Also tucked inside the card were these adorable stocking ornies.


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They go perfectly on my Foyer tree!

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A few days later I received this sweet card from Mary @ Marmmies, Mammies, And More.

Thank you so much for thinking of me, Mary!!

Thank you for bringing a much needed smile to my face!! :)

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And then…

Later that day, the mailman left a package on my front porch!!

More goodies from Tricia!!!

Oh my goodness, Trish, you Spoil me!!

Look at these wonderful treasures she sent.

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I adore this mustard dressed Santa!

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He is an ornament but with my wood floors I worried the cat would knock him off and break him, so I have placed him here.

On the desk in my living room.


She also included this adorable snowman head ornies, which I have displayed on my Dining Room tree.

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The peppermint, white chocolate I quickly displayed in my tummy!! :)

Thank you so much, Trish!!

I also wanted to let you know that I have sent you 3 emails and they keep getting returned unable to deliver.


2  came back, I hope you got #3.  I don’t want you to think I’m ignoring you.

Thank you so much for you kindness, my sweet friend.

You gifts lifted my spirits more than you know.

Thank you for thinking of me.

~ Big Hug! ~


Lastly, I wanted to share a wonderful, old, white, stoneware mug I found the other day at Goodwill.

I love its handle!

I have put it in with my slowly growing collection in my breakfast nook.

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Well, that’s it for me tonight.

It is almost midnight here in Southern IL.  Time for Bed.

I’m not sure if I will be around much before Christmas.

Lots of stuff still to get done, plus we have tons of things planned starting the 23rd thru the 25th.

So, just incase…

I wish you all A Very Merry Christmas and Wonderfully Blessed New Year!!!

Take Care and thanks so much for stopping by to visit with me,


Friday, December 14, 2012

There are No Words…

To describe the heartache I feel for the people in Newtown.

Just much sorrow and many tears.




“Dear heavenly Father,

Please be with everyone affected by this tragedy in Connecticut.

Please comfort the parents who lost precious babies today.

Please give strength and comfort to all that lost loved ones.

Please protect all our schools, all our children, shield them with your love and power, to never let this happen again.

I kneel here to you my Heavenly Father.

I bow my head and pray.

These things I ask of you, in your son, precious Jesus' name.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Happy Hump Day Everyone!

*As in Wednesday. ;)

I have been feeling pretty icky since last night.

I was afraid I was coming down with the flu.

But I do believe it is just some sort of bug.

Planning on laying around the rest of today and doing nothing except catching up on some television.

But first…

Hubby bought me a new camera for our Anniversary / Christmas.

It’s a Cannon Power Shot.

I really have no idea what I’m doing yet, just twisting knobs and pushing buttons for now. :)

I need to sit down and read the manual. 

I will, I will, I promise.

But I was anxious to see if I could tell any difference in the quality of the photos.


Maybe some.  Especially in the close-ups.

Any way, here are some random, nothingness, pictures I took…

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I found a couple pieces of old copper at the Pickers Outlet Mall the other day.

Great price, so they had to come home with me.

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Alright, now off to read the manual and rest.

Sure hope I feel better tomorrow.

There is still so much to get done before Christmas and I’m running out of time.

Thanks for popping by for a visit.

Take Care And Talk Soon,


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

And The Winner Is….

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Good Morning Everyone!

I got up this morning and calculated all the entries.

I think next giveaway, I’m sticking with 1 for 1, these bonuses can get confusing. ;)

But I do believe I got it all worked out and I had a total of 156 entries, counting all the bonus.

So, I went to Random.Org and they selected…

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Now remember, this isn't #5 comment on the page, we must add in bonus entries.

(See what I mean… Bonus Entries Make Everything Confusing!!)

The #5 Entry and winner of Mr. Santa Ornie is….

Marsha @ Tattered Chick


Congratulations Marsha!!!


Please send me your mailing information and I will get your Santa right out to you.


Thanks so much to everyone for entering.

I have a Blogiversary coming up soon, so keep an eye out for another giveaway!


Take Care and Talk Soon,