Monday, December 31, 2007

~* I can't wait any longer *~

It is only 10:30 New Year's Eve & I can't wait any longer.... to sleep or to give the first gift. :)

The poll is still open ~ so if you haven't voted, please do. I have plans to make this a year of giving. Based on the poll so far, it seems most of you want patterns here on my blog. So, I will give mostly patterns here.... but will still give some of the other things too. Watch for drawings or some sort of contest for those goodies.

My first gift pattern to you is simple. I have had my 5 yr old on my heels all week because school is out for Winter break. We went to see Alvin and the Chipmunks today... but have had a full week of sharing together.

***A note on the patterns, please use them in any medium you want. Feel free to reduce or enlarge them to what you need. Feel free to sell your finished items - in limited quantities on Ebay (or other online sites) or small craft shows. Please do not sell the pattern. Please do not mass-produce items with the pattern either. Also, please give credit for the inspiration/pattern to the designer, me.... Betty Dekat aka primitivebettys.***

I will put the patterns here on my blog, but am also filling an album on my picture trail (link is to your left) for easy access to them all should you not be able to find/search for them on my blog. I would love to have another album there to display YOUR finished goods too. Send me a picture to share with everyone! :)

So.... without further delay.... here is your first pattern gift!

~* Hearts Pair 1857 *~

Freebie 1

I thought it would be nice to plan a little in advance for Valentines Day ~ hence the hearts. But also... as many of you know.... the skeleton key & year of 1857 seem to follow me along in the things I do.

I hope you approve of the first gift. Please keep watching for more ~ many more. Have fun & be creative!!

Warm smiles to you,

Saturday, December 29, 2007

~* A New Year *~


My best wishes in the New Year to you all! May you have more joy than you can imagine in 2008!

I have been thinking of my resolutions. It has become quite a list! One thing that I want to do.... is to give more. Of course that isn't the only thing on my list.... but this one concerns YOU! I want to give more to YOU this year! You may be asking, "What are you going to give?" Well..... I don't know exactly yet. However, you will find your gifts or how to get your gift HERE - on my blog!! Check out the poll & leave your best choice. Then check back often!

In the meantime.... have a great New Years celebration & be safe.

Hugs and smiles to you,


Thursday, December 20, 2007

~* Merry Christmas! *~


In the next few days many of us will be rushing from one home to another to celebrate with family and friends. Because we will be so busy, I wanted to post a Christmas wish for you a few days early.....

May you all be blessed with joy and merriment... may you all be surrounded by your loved ones if not in body, but in spirit... and may you all make happy memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!

Warm smiles to ya.... Betty

Saturday, December 15, 2007

~* 1st Snowfall of the Season *~

Hello All! It is snowing here!!! We had a big ice storm last week & now we have snow.... it just must be Winter! With Christmas so close, it makes me wonder if we will have a white one.

Trinity wanted to build a snowman, but the snow isn't packing yet. We still went out to run around in it for awhile.... I am sure we will be back out again later in the day to try one more time for that snowman!

Trinity trying to catch snowflakes on his tongue...

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His snow angel.....

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My snow angel....

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Mom, I am cold!

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Stay warm & cozy! Smiles, Betty

Sunday, December 9, 2007

~*It is COLD on the prairie*~

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I bared the cold & stepped out in the backyard to snap this picture for you. It is a COLD 19 degrees here! We are getting freezing rain & expecting more throughout the week. It is a good time to stay in, sip cocoa, watch movies with the family, and do some tiny stitches!

Here is a picture of my latest needle book. It will be listed on Ebay tonight. I have a few more almost finished. One is for a gift so I can't show it yet. These are fun to make & a nice way to display a cross stitched piece.

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Stay warm! Smiles, Betty