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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hutch Redo

Hi Guys,
I have been soooo busy lately with big projects that I haven't had time to post anything. This past Friday I redid my hutch in the kitchen. I had some helpful advice from Char and I love the way it turned out. It was tan with crackled doors and tin stars before, but I like the new prim look with the black and sanded off spots. I put some before and after pics. Let me know what you think. My hubby isn't wild about the big knobs on the upper doors, but I like the chunky look. Have a great week!! Kim

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

really good coloring pages to use as stitch patterns

hi guys,
You may have already seen this site before, but if not it is a cool one. I stumbled across it at work today and thought I would share it with you. There are lots of cool Christmas and snowmen coloring pages that seem prim and work would as patterns for stitching and best of all--- they are FREE! 
I attached a sample for you to preview.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

thrift store finds

My son and I went out to get a new backpack and soccer ball today. I wanted to stop at the thrift store so badly. Boy am I glad I did. I got about 5-6 things and only paid about .99-1.99 each. I can't wait to start primmin them. We had a great time together. He found a couple of shirts. I will show you the pics of the finished products. Kim

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Easter stitching

Hi folks,

I finally finished that free pattern of the Easter bunny. I noticed a lot of you stitched the same one. Don't ya just love freebies!! I love how it turned out. I had the my girlfriends from church over last night and I got a wonderful gift. Char (Pickled Pepper Patch) came over and brought me the cutest little prim bunny and eggs in a trencher bowl. Isn't it adorable!! I LOVE gifts!! I know it sounds selfish, but it is my "love language". Some people like kind words. Some people like stuff done for them, not me I love a gift. It can be as small as a pack of gum and it wouldn't matter. To know that someone thought of me enough to give me something makes me joyful inside!!

I have seen so many of you making the Fly Screen Cover from Char. I better get on the ball and make it too. That is such a creative idea! You guys are doing a great job! Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Kim

Thursday, March 19, 2009

what to do with plastic eggs?

Hello all, 
I think I am finally recovered from the weekend as a chaperone for church camp. Wow! It was exhausting, but a lot of fun! 
So, I have a question. I have a ton of those little, plastic eggs for Easter. How do I prim them up? I am looking for any suggestions. I have a little bit of homespun and paint.  I have seen some cute ideas on the blogs, but I didn't see directions. If anyone wouldn't mind sharing I would love to hear from ya. Thanks a bunch!! I am almost done with 2 stitchings. I will post pics asap!!
Have a great one, kim

Friday, March 13, 2009

Lookie what I won!!!

Hello all and Happy Friday!!! I love Fridays!!

Well on to the good stuff. I won one on the MANY giveaways that Tidymom had posted last week! I am so excited!! I won the 3 McCall's candles from Antique of Not. I chose these scents: "Grandma's Kitchen", "Shortbread" and "Cinnamon". They are so exquisite! They just came this morning. My son already voted that Shortbread is the best. I am favoring the cinnamon. They are all fantastic!!! The site is:

Hope everyone has a great weekend. I am leaving in a few hours with my son to go away to a church youth retreat. I am the chaperone for the 11 girls going. I am very excited! Talk later, Kim

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

busy stitchin

Hello! I really enjoyed reading many of the blogs today. I especially loved the salt dough ornaments for Easter. I forgot the blog, but I know that Tidymom posted it. They are so cute! I am definitely going to try them with my second graders.

Well, this is what I have been working on the past 2 days. I am making this sheep. I am going to "prim" stain and frame it for an Easter gift for my son's teacher. I haven't decided what to put on the center. I was thinking Glory or Simplify or Joy. What do ya suggest? She is a christian. I won't get any crafting done this weekend (or much sleep). I am going to be a chaperone for my son's church retreat called Breakaway. I am looking forward to getting away with him.

I hope you all have a great weekend. I have 2 wood projects that I am working on and then I am hoping to post a pattern for you. Talk later, Kim

Monday, March 9, 2009

Cute little "prim" bench and my tall bunny

Hi guys! I have been so busy trying to get some projects complete. Here is the little bench from my sister. I love it! What a difference from the original piece. I think it is warm and cozy.

I started this wooden bunny over a year ago. He stands a little over 4 foot tall. I still need to cut out a base for him to stand. He will go in my dining room. I really like how he turned out. I bought the pattern online. I can't remember from where. I'll get back to you on that. Isn't he cute? Just in time for spring.

My husband is trying to get in shape. We just ordered a workout (13DVDs) called P90X. I am totally excited because I enjoy working out even more than crafting. We are going to start tonight, so everyone say a prayer for him that he can walk tomorrow (hee hee). Anyway, everyone have a great day and talk later, Kim

Sunday, March 8, 2009

finally finished!!

Hello all! Hope everyone had a great weekend! What a wonderful change in the weather. I felt like I went away for a while. It was refreshing! Hope everyone remembered to change their clocks and made it to church on time this morning.

Well, I finished the redo on the little end tables that my sis gave me for my porch. I really love how they turned out. I sanded them and painted them black. Then, I painted them country tan. Next, I sanded again and stained. I also finished a little bench that my sis gave to me a few years ago. I got tired of the natural wood look. Now I think it is my favorite little piece. I really feel accomplished. Having this blog is great. I feel like I have to finish a product because someone out their is waiting to see it :)

I should've joined that procrastinator's challenge because I have a ton of stuff that I need to complete. Enjoy the pics and talk soon! Kim

Saturday, March 7, 2009

haven't forgot about you

I can't believe this incredible weather. It is about 78 degrees today. I have been so busy running, that I didn't have time to craft. Well, I took a few pictures of things that I have been wanting to work with, but didn't get the gusto to do them. Today, I sanded some wooden furniture that my sister had given to me. I am going to paint it black, then tan, sand it and stain it for nice porch furniture and the little bench will go at the bottom of my steps with some dollies on it. I am in the middle of painting them now. I am outside, listening to all of the wonderful birdies and enjoying a smooth breeze. I will post the pics as soon as I get it all finished. Have a great Saturday night.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spring Stitching done :)

Well, I am so sick of this horrid cold weather, but loving the 2 hour delay this morning. I was able to tea stain my Spring sheep and frame it. I took a picture of it on my favorite hutch in my dining room. I think it came out great! I am knew to the stitching. I saw lots of cool pics from your blogs and figured I would give it a try. I got on google and typed in "how to backstitch". There are tons of tutorials out there that show you clear as day how to do this stuff. Now, I have to get started on the Summer sheep. I love these patterns from Char. They are too cute! Have a great day and stay warm!!

Monday, March 2, 2009


Yesterday we had some sunshine and higher temps, so I went for a long run. I like to run to clear my head. When I came home, I took a hot shower and then got busy stitching. I am working on the Spring lamb that Char had posted on her blog The Pickled Pepper Patch. I am excited that she is posting all 4 seasons. I want to complete the set and frame them. They will be perfect for the little nook at the bottom of my stairs. So here is how much I have completed so far. I am going to try to finish it tonight. Everyone have a great night and hopefully spring is coming soon!