Monday, December 22, 2014

As the end of 2014 draws near 
you begin your family traditions
 and gatherings, 
make sure and take it all in.....
the sounds, the sights, the smells, 
 count your blessings big and small.

You all are a blessing to me and I am so thankful for  
your support and encouragement throughout the year.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!!! 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Good Monday Morning to all of you! 

I hope that you've been able to following along and are having a great time with
 A Primitive Christmas Blog Hop!!
Don't worry if you've missed a can just 
click on the logo for the line up and links to everyone's blogs. 

It's day eight of the hop!!!!!
Would that mean's HALFWAY over
 it's HALFWAY  to go!!?? 
 Would  that make this HALFTIME? 
Time to go get snacks???

SO GO GET YOUR SNACKS!!!!........its' OK.....I'll wait.....
but make sure to come right back!!!


Today I am about to burst with's my day to share!!!
It's common to hear that Monday's typically are not peoples most favorite day....
especially in the middle of winter!! 
Of course .....I guess that depends on which clock you live by and what season you live in....
but wherever you  are, I'm hoping to add some JOY to your day!! 

I have a very special friend named JOY whom I met when I was just out of high school. I met her at a time when I was young, insecure, and thirsty for a great friend!! She embraced that need with open arms and has never let go!! She has laughed, wept, and shopped with me, eaten pizza, chocolates, and drank with me. She's listened to me, witnessed my wedding, loved my children, and what else does a good friend do....
she stitches with me!!!  
She is my JOY of a friend! !!

While working on my project I thought a lot about how and what I see JOY in......
 and how I can better share JOY with others.

I love hand dyed wools and wool applique!!
When I see it, touch it, and stitch with it,
 it gives me JOY!!

"SO....with no further ADO....
Here is my little JOY banner for you"

 Click HERE to download 2 pattern pages
(alternate link)

This banner is super easy and doesn't take much time or wool at all!!
Make several of these banners and spread some JOY!

Now..... what better way to spread  MORE JOY
 around this season than to bake up some
 Favorite  Frosted Sugar Cookies,
package them up, and take them to a neighbor
 (FAST....before you eat them all!!)

click here to print recipe

I'm hoping by now you are all leaping with JOY to get started on this project!!!
But wait.....before you go....leave a quick comment
  randomly I will draw a name at the end of  this blog hop and send someone a
" bundle of JOY "
(aka - a kit for the JOY banner)

And don't forget to chuckle, laugh, and giggle!!! 
It's a JOYFUL bonus!!! 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Welcome December!!!! 
It's the most wonderful time of the year.....
and the busiest it always seems!!! 

Take a little time the next 14 days and join in the fun with 
all of us at the 
Primitive Christmas Blog Hop!! 

Quilts by Cheri is the first up!!! 
I got to hang out with her for awhile in August during a class in 
San Diego at The Country Loft!!

It's cold and windy here in Oregon.
We are turning up the heat stoking up the woodstove. 
I'g looking forward to a GREAT month filled with 
fun, friends, family, and WOOL!!! 

It helps keep a person warm too!!!