Tuesday, August 23, 2011

~*Re~Cap, Re~Do, and an Olde Freebie*~

Hello Dear Friends! I hope you had a great weekend! We did... and it was so full! On Saturday, Tony & I went to Overland Park to pick up a boat motor for the minimax boat he has built. (pictures of that soon) While there, we visited the old downtown Santa Fe area for some shopping... antiques and the quilt shop. The day wasn't over yet! We then drove west about 2 1/2 hours to Alma for a car show... and more antique shopping. That alone was a full, fun day! But on Sunday... I did the re~do of our bedroom... painting the ceiling, walls, closet, and floor. (yes, it too had the 40+ year old carpet in it) Monday is still part of our 'weekend' because of Tony's work schedule... he works 4, 10 our days with Saturday, Sunday & Monday off. So...yesterday, I finished putting everything but the dust bunnies back into our room... and then we took the boat out in the evening so the kids could give knee boarding a go. Let me just say... that I dropped into bed at 10pm and woke up this morning feeling like I had a hang over. It was a full weekend!!

I didn't get pictures of the few lil' goodies I purchased from the antique shops or quilt store... and I didn't' get pictures of the car show... but here are some snaps taken from my phone yesterday of our bedroom. Please ignore the image of me in the mirror...smile...

We have a large area rug covering most of the floor... but this floor too is just the plywood sub-floor painted with porch paint. Someday we do hope to get new carpeting in all our bedrooms. But we need to save our pennies first to do it.

I mentioned an olde freebie in the title... where here it is...
~*Olde Hallow's Eve*~ freebie

© primitivebettys 2008

64 by 60 stitches

A few years ago, I belonged to an online group called Stacy Nash Groupies. This group has been closed and no longer exists. But during the time the group was active, I was asked to donate a freebie. This is it. Ann of A Hole In The Basket Primitives recently stitched it up, but couldn't locate the designer information. I searched my old files and found it... and thought I would share it with all of you too. Here is Ann's finish...
Thank you for sharing your finish, Ann! It is wonderful!

Ann has another beautiful finish that I will be sharing on Friday too. It too is lovely!

Well... I need to get busy with some house cleaning... and maybe pick up my needle... so time to run. I hope you all have a blessed day!

Wishing you warm smiles...



  1. Hi Betty, I've been a long time reader, but I don't think I've ever stopped to say hi!

    Your bedroom is very lovely. :) Thank you for the freebie. I have a few of your other ones and I just love to stitch them.

    Blessings, Jessica

  2. aahh nothin' like a freshly painted room is there!...what a great feeling and yes you sure did have a full weekend!...time to sit down and stitch I'd say!...the freebie is very cute, even though I personally don't do halloween, I know there are many out there who will love stitching that one!...enjoy your fresh room!


  3. Wow, Betty! What a busy weekend! The room re-do looks mahvelous! And the freebie is great! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lovely bedroom Betty. thanks for the freebie! Take care, Janice

  5. Love the scalloped edge on that quilt (bedspread?) and thanks for sharing that fun freebie with us outside the group! Looking forward to Friday Finishes as always.

  6. wow..lovely bedroom dear..i love it..
    and i love the spokky chart too..will stitch it soon..love and hugs xx

  7. Betty, Thanks for re-posting the freebie. I will link back to this post on my blog. Can you come over and paint my bedrooms?? Pretty Please... ~Ann

  8. thanks for the freebie betty!!! beautiful room!

  9. Lovely!!! I've saved it and I'll stich it soon! Thank you!!

  10. You are on a major redo roll. The bedroom looks fab! Your weekend sounds wonderful as well! Thanks for the freebie.

  11. Whew!! Don't know how you ever managed to do Sunday after a Saturday like that - but you did it awesomely! Your bedroom looks wonderful! So relaxing and calm....Thanks so much for the chart repost...I LOVE this one!! Saw it on Ann's blog last night and was immediately smitten!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  12. Thank you Betty for the pattern, and for sharing pics of your home. It's always good to come into a fresh room again!


  13. Wow very busy indeed!
    You were in my neck of th woods on Saturday.
    I live about 15 mins from downtown Overland Park and my school is just on the outside of downtown.
    Small world.


  14. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [24 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  15. Your bedroom looks fresh & new. What a great feeling huh?? STILL need to finish mine up like everything else on my list! Thanks for the pattern! ~Kriss~

  16. Thanks for the great freebie! Halloween is my favorite holiday!


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