Friday, May 31, 2013

~*I'm HERE*~

Hello Dear Friends!  Oh gosh... time goes by so fast!  I just know there are some ~*Friday Finishes*~ out there that I'm missing!  I know I have seen some beauties on Facebook that I wanted to share here on my blog.  But... my mind is skipping gears!  I'm so sorry Stitches!  I honestly meant to get on my computer and save them & share them... but then ~ besides skipping gears ~ my mind has shorted out & malfunctioned.  I have my phone with me always and love to browse Facebook with it... but I haven't been on the actual computer much at all.  That needs to change!  I HAVE to get back in the swing of things!  I'm going to try.  

Stitches, please accept my sincere apology for missing any shares.  If the finishes are emailed to me, I file them in a folder and can catch them better... I see them on Facebook, but am not organized enough.  So, if you can, email them to me please.

What have I been up to?  Well... Summer Vacation has begun and I have been trying to keep the kiddo busy.  I hate that... "I'm bored, Mom." statement!  Don't you?  We have been going on walks and bicycle rides... and visiting lots of garage sales... getting to piano lessons & ball practice... and lots of playdates. 

My husband and younger stepSon are getting into Vintage Dirt Bike Racing.  Tony went to his first race a couple months back... I had posted about that, I think.  He and Jamie both went this past weekend.  They raced on Saturday and camped out... then raced again on Sunday.  Trinity and I caught up with them on the second day to watch... and take some pictures...

 Tony giving Jamie some pointers.

 Tony is in the front on his Combat Wombat bike... Jamie is behind him on Tony's CR125.  These bikes are both nearly 40 years old.  Now, after last weekend, Jamie is shopping for his own bike.

 Trinity doesn't race... YET.  He has the fever for it though... and has been practicing at home.  He enjoyed watching all the races on Sunday.

I, of course, don't race.  One day I may have a bike that I can ride, but not race.  Tony really wants me to ride with him around home and on some local trails.  For now though... I have been getting some stitches done between all the other activities that keep me busy.  Here is the start of a new sampler...
Wishing you all warm smiles... and a busy, Happy start to your Summer...


Sunday, May 19, 2013

~*And the Winner Is....*~


By Random Number Generator, Stephanie is the winner of the Tommy Cat kitty box!  Thank you to everyone for entering!!!  Your kind words are very heart warming.  Thank you!

Stephanie's comment...

"I would like to be entered in your giveaway. Orange cats are my very favorite and your design is adorable. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Stephanie"

I will be emailing you shortly, Stephanie.


Before I sign off on this post... my thoughts and prayers go out for those affected by the recent storms.  I am very worried about my family & friends in OK as I have not heard from them this evening.  I have been watching Facebook hoping to catch a note.  I pray they are all safe!!

We had a Tornado Warning here... and apparently there was one touch the ground within a few miles of us.  Thankfully it wasn't a big one.  I have heard of one house roof and one barn damaged, but no one was hurt.

This is the season... and we all need to stay aware and ahead of the storms.

Wishing you all safety and warm smiles... and a big CONGRATS to Stephanie!!!


Friday, May 17, 2013

~*Friday Finishes*~

Hello Dear Friends & Happy Friday!  Whew has this been a day?!  I've been on the go since 6:30am... and haven't stopped yet.  I am about to drop... but wanted to share these beauties with you first...

These are all from freebie doodles & charts of mine that you can find HERE.

Thank you to Cucki... lovely stitches & threads always...
 And thank you to Jennifer... a cutie in every shape and form...
 And thank you to Rhonda... wonderfully Patriotic & Prim...
Oh there are so many nice things I could say to each crafter and for each finish... but I'm feeling very tired... so I will keep it short & sweet.  Ladies, please know that I truly appreciate you stitching & crafting with my doodles & charts.  Thank you so very much for sharing your finishes!  Keep up the great creative works!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend...


P.S.  Don't forget to sign up for the Giveaways!!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

~*A GIVEAWAY!... and more!*~

Hello Dear Friends!  Yes, I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY... well, two of them actually!

Here are the details!

As a small token of my GREAT THANKS TO YOU for following my blog ~ over 1000 of you! ~ I made a little something to give to one of you... 

 I did a little needlepunch... a'top a little box.  (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches).  It isn't a BIG prize... but I do have a BIG heart for all of you!  Thank you!!
 The top is adorned with my old Tom (actually inspired by our own Tommy boy purr baby... who is our BIGGEST cat... at about 18 pounds!).  I worked the needlepunch with cotton threads on weaver's cloth... trimmed with wool yarn and linen thread.  The box is a paper mache' box painted black... and decoupaged with old sheet music on the outside. 
The box is empty right now... but the winner shouldn't be surprised to find it filled with a few store~bought tokens of fun.  What will it be?  Oh... I don't know for sure just yet.  But, knowing me, if it doesn't TASTE yummy... it will at least SMELL yummy!

To enter for a chance to win... just leave a comment ON THIS POST ONLY!  I will draw a winner on Sunday evening (May 19th, 2013)... and announce it before I tuck myself in for the night.  Please be sure I can reach you via email or through your blog if you are the winner.


Now wait a minute... I said TWO GIVEAWAYS!  Yes, the other one is on my Facebook page.  You will have to visit there to see & enter for it.  I'm sorry... I don't want to leave anyone out... it is just that I want to give two items away for all my followers & Likers.

Please feel free to sign up for BOTH giveaways!


Before I end my post... here are some snaps from out & about our yard.  I LOVE the blessing we have around our yard all year... but in the Springtime I am overjoyed....

 My 'concrete' kids wearing their Springtime hats.  I pick out hats for the changing seasons at the Goodwill store.
 My new ~OLD~ wheelbarrow filled with a few annuals... surrounded by POPPIES!
 These poppies just blow me away year after year!
 Baby Zinnia seedlings emerging from soil.
 My old washtub on the side of the studio/shop... and a simple little sign I scribbled up & slapped with paint.
 Inside the washtub ~ my Fairy Garden.
 Momma & Daddy bird moving into one of our birdhouses.
Our phlox in the front yard garden is bursting with blooms!

Wishing you all warm smiles...


Friday, May 3, 2013


Hello Dear Friends!

Tomorrow is... well, I'll just come right out and say it... MY BIRTHDAY!  Yes, Happy Birthday to me!  *smile*  Because it is my birthday, I want to give YOU a GIFT!

Here is a little freebie for you...

~*Miss Jane...*~ Nursery Rhyme Freebie
© primitivebettys 2013

112 by 62 stitches

I have always had a fondness for nursery rhymes.  I remember sitting at my Grandma's house flipping through her Mother Goose book when I was little.  The words and stories were always so funny... and I loved the illustrations.  A lot of them didn't make sense to me at the time... or even now for that matter.  But the word combinations and trickiness are all very intriguing to me still.

I'm sure Miss Jane didn't REALLY have a mouse in her bag.  She just spends her money like I do... gone too quickly.  Right?  Or maybe she just can't keep a secret!  No... I can't do that too well either!

So... what will you make with the freebie?  Will anyone make a ditty bag with it?  I would LOVE to see!

When doing the charting, I used one color... thinking of Blackwork... and simple.  Please feel free to personalize the chart/threads to fit your needs.  Will you change the name?  Hmmm...

I'm looking forward to seeing some amazing creations!

Wishing you all warm smiles...