Saturday, March 28, 2015

Small Human Being Sew-Along....

Having a baby, know someone who is, or want to make some things to donate?  Join the Small human being Sew-Along... make stuff and maybe win something!!

For more info head over to Polka Dot Overload....

I'm joining and  plan on making the little Brocolli some cute clothes this coming month :)


Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Our anatomy scan went very well yesterday, other than the little guy not cooperating at the end to show his face(have to have more pics done of his nose and lips).  He is looking perfect and right on target for growth and development which I am extremely thankful and greatful for. While I did suspect him to be a girl, there is no denying his boy parts :)  Now we just need to figure out a boy name, we had a girl one, but no clue for a boy.  I had joked we could name him Brock Lee(get it? Brocolli),  but no, I'm really just joking!!
So here are pics of our little man...

Profile shot(not the best pic because his hand is on his face)..

 Giving a thumbs up...he curves his thumb like I do...

 Foot and leg... looks like he is wearing high tops!! love this pic :)

 Boy parts!!

 And boy parts again!

So our grand total is 2 girls and 6 boys!!, wow!   I can't wait to hold him in August!!

Have a wonderful day,


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Today is The Day!!!

First... Thank you to everyone who purchased items from my blog sale!! I really appreciate it and I hope you enjoy everything :)

Second... Today is the day we find out if baby #8(affectionately nicknamed "broccoli") is a boy or a girl!!!  I'm so anxious and excited...3:30 can't get here soon enough. It's taken us so long to get to this point for this much wanted baby, I just want everything to be OK.

Third.... I think this is my year of small quilts.  I made one in January, one in February, and now I've already made two in March. The first one I will share with you next month, it's part of a set for my niece who is expecting boy/girl twins(I have the girl one made so far).  And then I was asked to make a lap quilt this weekend for a "grammie" at school who is leaving.  I bought the fabric last year with the intention of it becoming a quilt, but never got around to it... it's nice to see if finally being used and I like the color combo :)

Have a lovely day!!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Blog Sale!!!


Welcome to my blog sale! 

All items are in used condition, as I have decorated with them over the years.  If you have any questions about an item, email me and I will try to answer it promptly.  I'm going to sell the items on a first email basis, so if you want something, email( the item number and your zip and I will figure out what the approx. shipping will be, and I'm happy to combine things.
I know I probably have more things in the basement, but I'm going to have a big yard sale in the Spring, so if you are local, keep an eye out for an annoucement.

Also, if anyone local collects Pfaltzgraff Folk Art dishes, I have a massive collection that I am looking to sell, but would prefer not to ship them(too much work and worry). If you are intersted, email me and I will let you know what I have.

So let's get started.....

 1.)  SOLD

2.) Sold

3.) Old(don't know how old) tattered(meaning there are rips and holes) quilt. It's quite heavy and has been washed.  $30 + ship

4.) SOLD

5.) 100% cotton woven square table cloth , approx. 60" by 60"   $10 + ship

6.) Sold



 9.) Abe and George Bobbin heads made by Debbie Garlem of Bittersweet Pastimes in 2004. Abe is about 13.5" tall and George is about 13" tall.  $25 for pair +ship

 10.)  SOLD

11.) SOLD

 12.) SOLD

14.) Wood sign, approx. 24" by 5.5". $10+ship

 15.) Sold

16.) Prim doll, approx. 27" tall. I couldn't find a maker on her, so I don't know if I made her or if I bought her on Ebay.  $ 15 + ship

 17.) Prim doll called "Old Glory", signed #1 date 2006 by Debra Shepard of Olde Saltbox Primitives. She is a local artist, bought the doll at the Mustard House. She is about 25" tall.  $55 + ship

18.)Gingerbread Girl by Joanne Brook of Colonial Homestead Ltd., approx. 40" tall, has some slight fading on dress and pantaloons.  $45 + ship

 19.) Prim girl with gingerbread. I couldn't find a maker on her, guessing she is from around 2004. She has cinnamon stick arms and legs, and clove hair, and is approx. 25" tall.  $15 +ship

 20.) Vintage baby photo from Dover, NH, in a trifold cover that is about 7" tall.  $5 +ship

 21.) Sold

22.) Set of 3 tin stars, 15", 12", and 8.5".  $10 for set +ship                                                                                        

23.) Large prim American doll by Pat Kelly in 2004(I'm pretty sure she was "the Rugg Lady" on ebay, but I can't find her anymore). Approx. 38" tall $ 55 +ship

 24.) George Washington by Debbie Garlem of Bittersweet Pastimes, 2004.  Approx. 41" tall. $65+ship

 25.) Sold


 27.) Metal beige candle stick electric lamp with punched tin shade. Approx. 17.5" tall.  Holds normal size light bulb.  $25 + ship

 28.) Sold

Thank you for looking!!!  And if you are looking for something inparticular, just ask me, I may have it :)

Have a lovely weekend,


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Prim Blog Sale Coming Friday!!!!

Hi everyone!  Spring is coming, at least I hope it is ;)  and it's time to clear some things out. With the new baby coming(and having gotten rid of all my baby gear) and lightening up the house, I decided it was time to let some things go. So I'm having a Prim Blog Sale here, starting at 9am on Friday the 20th.  There will be prim dolls, Americana, and more.  I would greatly appreciate you spreading the word for me, just use the pic above and link to my blog. Thank you!!! 


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sheep and baby quilts...

After seeing some cute little sock sheep online, I thought I would make a couple. They didn't turn out quite liked I hoped, but they are kind of cute.  The little one needs a smaller body to make the head be more in proportion.  They were pretty quick and easy to make and would be great to put in an Easter basket :)  Here is the link if you want to make your own... sock sheep tutorial.

My next project is to make two baby quilts.  My niece and her husband are expecting boy/girl twins in July!  Her baby shower is coming up in April and I need to get these made so I can get them in the mail soon.  I chose vintage reproduction fabrics for each one.

I plan on using this pattern for both....
Free pattern can be found here...Birthday Bunting quilt pattern

Have a lovely day,


Friday, March 6, 2015

Baby Update...

I'm not doing a separate baby blog this time, I'm struggling just to post on this one!  So I'll put little updates on here.  I had my Dr. appt. yesterday and all went well. BP and everything is fine. Baby's heart rate was in the 160's and was squirming when the Dr was trying to get it.  My Dr. says I'm "boring", which is a good thing, because that means I'm healthy and don't have any problems that he is concerned about.  I guess I become more of a risk(because of my advanced age) when I hit 28 weeks... not really sure why, but I guess older moms are more prone to complications after this point.

Baby:  Has been wiggling around a lot, not constantly but enough for me to feel it several times throughout the day.  Growing, growing, growing!!

Me:  Still occasionally feel sick, but not as bad as it was.  Struggling with back pain at the moment, hoping prenatal yoga will help it. Gained too much weight, but still working out at the gym with James, so trying to keep it in check.

I've only done two belly shots this pregnancy so far, one from 11 weeks and one yesterday before my Dr appt.  ....

I'm carrying pretty high this time(at least for me), maybe it is because I had gotten my stomach muscles in shape before this pregnancy :)

We go back on March 24th for the anatomy scan.  I'll be 19+ weeks and we will hopefully find out if it is a boy or girl.  Any guesses from you guys?

That's it for now, have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, March 5, 2015

What I've Been Up Too...

If you have kids in school, then you know that Monday was Dr. Seuss's birthday and this week is Read Across America week.  Our school is also having an Art of Literacy Family Fun night on Friday.  So for the past couple of weeks, Dr. Seuss artwork has been my life.  With the help of a small group of other moms... we decked the school out in a rainbow of color and fun!

I killed my knees painting this giant guy on the hard tile of the school, but he makes a big impact in the foyer!

This is the other foyer of the school, this one is done in a birthday theme...

And the bulletin board for this month... not my most creative one, but I put so much time and energy in the other decor that this was all I had left in me.

I'm off to the Dr this afternoon, nothing major, just a heartbeat check and normal stuff.  19 days until we find out what the baby is!!! I can't wait :)

Have a lovely day,