June 10, 2009

THANK YOU!!!

I knew I could count on you all to come to my rescue!!...And if I hadn't found the one I was looking for then you all gave me alternatives...The site I was looking for was www.handcrafted-artifacts.com...Kris from Simply Prim blog emailed me....So when I got back late last night I was hoping that someone had found it...It had been on Kris' blog reading where she was doing a lighting project....I'm soooo excited!!!!....I had found several I like on that site and want to decide so i can get it ordered...It will replace the light fixture in the kitchen area...That chandelier has been a thorn in my side for the entire year we've been here...It is white with a iron vine of some sort....Definitely NOT prim or fits in in any way....So THANK YOU everyone that left me messages and emails...I will be checking out the other websites also.....

So now I want to share some pics of my patriotic picture I finally put over my fireplace...It is a Blackbird Designs....I stitched it in 2003....I left it out all year in my former home, but in this house it is switched out with my other sampler..I have also been tweaking the fireplace again...Someday i will be satisfied with it...The clock is no longer on it ...I added some of my blue boxes i paint and i'm adding a few more things...I will share at a later date...





















Here is my latest purchase...I've been wanting a sheep..http://www.lemonpoppyseeds.com/shoppes/psprimitivehomespuns/.I love the piece of coverlet on it....I bought it with money Taylor gave me for Mother's Day for $28...What a deal!!!...She made me promise not to buy "some creepy black doll" as she put it....She sort of has a phobia of dolls..And primitive dolls just aren't her favorite....She doesn't like my faceless prairie ones either...

And this picture I x-stitched years back spooks her, too....I didn't think she was going to let me leave it in the family room...Now does that face scare you???...I have to little girl pattern that goes with him to x-stitch someday...I guess i will wait til she moves out of the house...LOL...Oh, and he is solid x-stitch...It took a while!!

Until next time!!...hugs, Jen

14 comments:

~Judy~ said...

Jen- glad you found what you were looking for. I had to laugh about the creepy black doll comment. My kids don't like them either!

Have a good evening...Judy

Karen said...

Hi Jen how beautiful everything looks - I love it.
I think you are done tweaking the fireplace - it looks just great.

Oh your sheep is adorable....great purchase.

Karen

This Country Girl said...

Hi Jen,

I just found you through Karen's blog, I believe it was! I looked at your house pics and it is absolutely prim wonderful! And congratulations on Country Sampler coming to photograph your home!

I love the Americana picture above your fireplace....the the sheep too!

Blessings,
Tammy

OldeAnnie said...

I just found your wonderful blog and have truly enjoyed browsing through it, as well as you beautiful home, past and present! I just LOVE your home and ALL your goodies. ~~Annie

Raggedy Angel said...

What Taylor said sounds so much like my Mary-Kate....she is soooo not prim!
I love your new pics!
Beth

Jody said...

I think your fireplace looks so awesome, but I sure know that feeling when it doesn't seem quite right...I swear I am a tweaking queen..:)
Happy to hear you found what you were looking for!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love the sheep the coverlet is a great accent to it...great find for you:)

Glad you found the link you were looking for, I'm still just standing and looking at mine.LOL

Wow on the boy x-stitched picture...beautiful work...my boys used to say that the dolls eyes followed them:)
Rondell

Janene said...

I am in awe of your fireplace! I would absolutely love to have something even close to yours!
Have a great weekend!

Cathi said...

I love "ugly" dolls, the "uglier" the better. One day while Christmas shopping with my daughters, I saw a great ugly snowman. They said they would never come home for Christmas again if I bought it. Of course, I did and they still come home but I have to put it in an inconspicuous place. So I feel your pain. I love the cross-stitch you did and I'll bet the girl is just as great. The sheep is wonderful, too.

Kris said...

Hi jen,

I'm glad I was able to help!
Just wanted to let you know - we have the same taste in cross stitch patterns! I have the same xmas stockings as you do, except I have 5. I have stitched some of the same santas you have going up your stairs and also the picture of the boy with the train/toys in your son's room! Did you do the little girl having the tea party that goes with it? Was the picture of the boy you just posted from the same magazine? I remember one similar to him, not sure if it's the same on. Too many years ago!

Take care,
~Kris~

LeeHillPrimitives said...

LOVE THE STITCH , BEAUTIFUL PIECE

arlyce said...

such a beautiful sampler--I had to laugh because I, too, am always rearranging or adjusting (think that I have nomadic furniture). Country Sampler is fortunate that they can feature such a lovely home. Arlyce

Laura :) said...

Funny! My 11 year old HATES my George Washington picture that hangs over the dry sink where we eat. She says he's looking at her and scares her!

Laura :)

Just*Simply*Prim said...

I am so happy I found your Blog! I love your decorating style.. Your Americana stitchery above your mantel is to die for! I love it great job!--Dawn