Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Prim Treasures From St. Mary’s

Good evening, everyone.

Remember in a previous post, I told you hubby and I got away for the day and hit one of my favorite antique malls.

St. Mary’s, MO.

Here is a quick post to share what I got.

Lets start with my favorite find!

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I found this wonderful old quilt.

It is hard to tell in the photos but it is made up of wonderful early blue calico.

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The end pieces were added a later time.  Under them is the same blue calico fabric as on quilt.

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But wait! It gets better!

Check this out!

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Yes, the back was covered in blue calico fabric too!!!

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Lucky for me, this is a string tied quilt, not stitched.

So, I am going to take it apart and use the amazing fabric for my creations.

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I found one more quilt on my outing.

A wonderful feed sack cutter.

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Check out all the wonderful feed sack designs!

So pretty.

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This one is perfect for crafts or for a stacker.

It does have wear to the edges and some worn spots to the quilt top.

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Inside this quilt is a bonus.

They used an old pick blanket instead of batting.

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I have this quilt listed in my Etsy shop.

Click Here to view it.

I also found these wonderful items for resale.

A vintage utensil tote.

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Some vintage started quilting projects.

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This star is still backed with old newspaper.

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The center circles are not finished on this.

But full of wonderful vintage feed sack design.

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I have listed this nice yardage piece of vintage fabric.

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You can view all these items by checking out my Etsy shop.

Just Click Here to pop right over.

Next is an item I am considering selling, but I don’t have it listed yet.

I’m trying to figure out the shipping cost.

It is an amazing antique high chair with fabulous, true old, worn blue paint.

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Unfortunately, one of the lower spindles are broken.

But to me, it doesn’t make it any less wonderful.

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Here are the last few items I bought.

These are all for me.

At least for now :)

A wonderful old, dome lid, trunk with fabulous old mustard paint.

I love mustard in real life, but it is such a difficult color to get an accurate photo of.

Trunk is a warm, not bright, mustard yellow.

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I have this sitting in my foyer, holding a small display of sewing items.

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I picked up some more fabric and some vintage doll clothes for my creations.

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And lastly, these adorable antique baby mittens.

Love them!

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All in all, I would say, it was a pretty darn good junkin’ day.


Thanks so much for stopping by.

And don’t forget…

If you are interested in any of the items…

Click Here and pop over to my Etsy Shop.

Take Care and Talk Soon,

APP ~Tammy

Please Pray For A Neighboring Southern IL Town

Last night my son came running into our room at about 4:30 AM.

The tornado warning sirens were going off.

No, I didn't hear it, thank God he could.

I jumped up out of bed as he ran to yell for his sister asleep in an upstairs bedroom.

Then we all went to the basement, waiting for the storm to pass.

Luckily, nothing hit Herrin, just wind and rain.

A fellow southern Illinois town was not so lucky.

Harrisburg, IL. which is approx. 30 minutes away from my home was devastated by the storm.

Click Here to read a local news article.


At least 10 people were killed, and at least 100 injured, in Southern IL. last night.

I’m asking all my followers of faith to please send prayers out for everyone affected by this horrible storm.


Monday, February 27, 2012

Final List Of Swappers

Hi Everyone.

This is just a quick post to let my swappers know that all partner emails have been mailed out.

If you haven’t done so already, Please drop me a quick “Got It” reply to let me know you received it.

Or drop me a message if you didn’t receive yours.

Here is the final list of participants in our upcoming envelope swap.

Please feel free to click on any of the names to visit their wonderful blogs.

Michelle - Simple Pleasures

Nancy - Inside Nanas Head

Mary - Prairie Homeplace

Kendra - The Stone House Primitives

Amy - Bumble Bee Lane

Pam - Our Pioneer Homestead

Cynthia – cynzplace

Pam - Baskets N Prims

Angie - Berry Homespun Primitives

Linda – countrypickins

Tiff - Folded Gingham

Lori - Frog's Lilypad

Cindy - Cynthia Lee Designs

Allison - Sew Many Girls

Tricia - Hillcrest Home Prims

And of course, Myself


Ladies, you can CLICK HERE to pop over to the swap post and refresh your memory on the rules.

Most important,

The deadline for mailing out your Swap Envelopes is:

March 31, 2012

Thanks so much to all of you for joining in!!

APP ~Tammy

I did have a couple of ladies leave comments, wanting to join in, but I never received their email with their shipping information.  Unfortunately, I was unable to add them in without the needed information.  I hope they decide to join in on our next one.

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I’m so excited to see what everyone gets.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email.



Saturday, February 25, 2012

Aren’t Blogging Friends Just The BEST!

Hi Everyone!

Our bloggin’ buddies truly are the Best aren’t they!!!

So thoughtful and kind, a true blessing, indeed!

Look at this fabulous box of fabric remnants our dear friend Felicia sent me.

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She said, she wanted to send it because she knows I use remnants to stuff a lot of creations.

But I must say…

These are just tooo awesome to use for that!

I’m sure I can find many other ways to create with them.

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I had a blast going through this big box.

I just love Fabric, don’t you!!!

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Thank you so much, Felicia!

Your kindness touched my heart and made my day.


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While you are here, I wanted to tell you about another fellow blogging friends creation and post.

You must check it out!!

Okay, I’m getting a little ahead of myself.

Remember my Inspiration Galore Pinterest post I made a little while back.

And remember this photo from it??

Well, our dear blogging buddy Lara made one of her own!!

OMGoodness it turned out awesome!!

I’m not going to show Lara’s photo in this post.

But all you have to do is…

 CLICK HERE to check out her post and read all about it.

She truly did an amazing job!

Plus she shares just how she did it!!

Bravo, Lara! I LOVE it!!

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I also wanted everyone who signed up for the envelope swap to know, I will be spending the weekend working on the partner list.

I hope to have everyone emailed by Monday.

Thanks so much for joining in!!

(Sign ups for the swap are closed.)

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I’m so happy you stopped by to visit.

I hope you have a wonderful and peaceful weekend.

Take Care and Talk Soon!


Sunday, February 19, 2012

An Award – Some Answers & Some Chit Chat


Hello All!

I hope you all have had a fabulous weekend.

Mine sure went by FAST!!!!

What did I do??

Well, nothing exciting, I’m afraid.

Saturday I spent all day and night on Pinterest.

No, Seriously!!!

All day and night.  I got on around 10 am and didn't log off until almost 11pm.

I rearranged my folders, cleaned out some deleted pins, added new folders,  and even put on some pins.

The funny thing about Pinterest is, by the end of the night, I felt like I had decorated, crafted, cooked, baked, and traveled!!

When in actuality, I just sat on my butt in front of the computer!! LOL!!

Oh, Well…

So I wasted a whole day doing nothing.  Sometimes we all need a do nothing day, don’t we?? :)

Today made up for it though!

Hubby was home and decided it was finally time to take up the carpeting in my computer room.

I don’t know if you remember me saying we have been in the process of taking up all the carpeting in the basement.

All rooms are done, except my computer room.

And to be honest…

I have been putting off this room as long as possible because I knew how much of a hassle it would be.

Here’s a couple of quick pictures to remind you what this room looks like and Why it was such an undertaking.

Plus there was a lot more junk piled up in here since these photos were taken.

And it was NO WAY near this tidy!!! ;)

See those shelving units??

We were hoping we could just slide them over to one side, remove the carpeting, then slide them back.

One side of the room at a time.


Needless to say, we were kidding ourselves.

They wouldn't budge.

We would remove a little, try again, still nothing!

So, we eventually had to remove everything off of them and take them completely apart and move them out.


This took forever.

Then when we got the carpet taken up, when had to put them back together and put everything back in place.

I’m exhausted and my back is Killing Me!!!

The thought that I am going to have to do it all over again when we get around to putting the new flooring down, well, it is quite depressing. Heehee!

We got 3/4 of the room finished.

We still need to move the computer desk out and pull up the carpet in that corner, but it will have to wait till tomorrow or next week.

I just couldn’t do anymore today!

And that has been my weekend.

Thrilling, huh?? :)

APP ~Tammy

Did you notice my award at the top of the post??

Yep, this one!

The other day, I was so sweetly honored by Robin with this blogging award.

Thank you, sweetheart.

I'm now suppose to share seven random things about myself that you might or might not know.

This is actually harder than it sounds!

Hummm, lets see.

#1~ This is one she had but it is the same for me.

I don’t cook. 

I warm up real good, queen of the microwave, but I don't cook. ;)

I love recipes, though!! Just check out my Pinterest folders.

I even LOVE cookbooks.  I own a ton of them.

Every time I go to a book store, I always look through that section.

I love reading them, looking at the pictures but that is as far as it goes. LOL!!


I can bake.

I actually like to bake even though I only really do it twice a year. Thanksgiving and Christmas.

So, the cookbooks Desert Sections do get used some.

#2 ~ I thought of this one from a pin I did Saturday.

I have lived in Illinois my entire life but the farthest north (in IL.) I have ever been is Arcola/Tuscola.

Nope, I have never been to Chicago.

Well, I had to switch planes there once but I have never been there for a visit.

#3~ I get motion sickness.

I can’t even watch home movies because after about 15 minutes I feel like I am going to throw up.

#4 ~ I can’t stand to use silverware in restaurants.

(Or reusable plates and cups!!)

Yes, I’m one of those crazy people inspecting it, wiping it off before I use it.

And if anyone at our table is going to get a dirty one, you can bet it will be me. 

Never fails, there always seems to be a big chunk of dried food on mine! YUCK!!!!!!!

#5 ~ I hate to drive in the rain!! Or snow!!

It terrifies me.  And that isn’t good when you drive for a living.  When I have to go and it is raining or snowing, I pray over and over the entire time in the car. 

#6 ~ I sleep with a fan blowing on me 12 months out of the year.

It doesn’t matter how cold it is outside, I must have my fan.

I have slept with one on my entire life.

Lucky for me, Brett has always slept with a fan on too.

#7 ~ This next one you might already know but I can’t think of anything else right this second.

I am a General Hospital Fanatic!!!

No seriously!!!

A Fanatic.

I have watched this show my entire life.

These silly characters feel like my extended family.

And the thought that it may be canceled come Sept is just about to kill me!!!

The sad thing is…

The show has gotten so good with the new writers and producers.

Better than it has been in YEARS!!!

It is starting to feel like the old glory days of GH and now they are thinking about canceling it!~ Crazy!!

And worst of all for yet another Reality show.

Okay, here’s a bonus thing about me….

I HATE Reality TV!!!

I watch TV to be taken away from reality.

I miss the days of night time soaps….

Dallas, Dynasty, 90210, Melrose Place, Thirty-Something!!!

That is my kind of TV!

~Okay, excuse me while I jump down off my soap box. Heehee!!

Sorry, but I am passionate about my TV!! :)

So there you have it.

A little more information about me.

Now I’m suppose to pick out 10 or 15 fellow bloggers to give this award to, but there is no way I could pick only 15!!

I love all the blogs I follow.

So, I am going to bend the rules a bit and offer this award to any and all of my Followed blogs.

If you want to join in just accept your award and make your answers post. :)

APP ~Tammy

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.

I’m heading off to go take some aspirins and rest my aching back.

Take Care and Talk Soon,