February is always exciting with January behind us and warmer temperatures to look forward to. Valentine's Day is always a great time and I enjoy decorating the house as I am taking the Christmas decorations down. I have left a couple little trees up to brighten up the days and it is exciting to decorate for Valentine's Day and Easter after Christmas has been put away. Love valentines, rabbits, bunnies, eggs and Easter baskets, oH mY! I hope you are staying warm and enjoying the winter months! I have been busy sewing to catch up on orders and doing some wood working when I have time. Swayze, a prim pup I finished today and she will be traveling home to her mom soon. Have a Happy Valentine's Day!
It is the end of January already and we are well into the new year! The weather has been a wild ride as usual in Ohio and we have more snow on the ground. I love the snow but I have to admit it was not a fun time driving in a blizzard in the dark early yesterday morning. Spring and Summer will be very welcome this year. Mr. P. has been busy in the wood shop and I have been very busy making all my creations and working in the wood shop too. I never have a boring day! I guess I always have more than one project going at all times and it is sweet to finish one and get on to the next. I hope you are all enjoying 2017 and will have a wonderful year! Love you all!
Hoping for the Happiest New Year 2017! The past year was a very busy year and Fred and I enjoyed it! Fred continues to be busy in the work shop making his farm tables and hall tables. I wish I could keep them all but most are orders so it's hands off for me. I have been working on so many creations and doing wood working too. Last week I made a primitive blanket table and a few weeks ago I made a very large prim shelf for my oil lamps. Wood working is really relaxing to me. Thinking about my grandfather making tables and being right by his side in his work shop were my favorite memories. It always amazes me that I can take a piece of wood and decide what I want to make out of it mostly out of necessity, draw my pattern, use the saws to cut it out, screw or nail it and a wonderful piece of furniture is ready to paint. Amazing! It is the same with material. It is magical to have a piece of fur or fabric and with my imagination and some work that piece of material can be most anything I want it to be. Magic! We have also enjoyed a magical time with our family through the holidays and I cherish every time I can enjoy with them. Thanksgiving, 5 birthdays in our immediate family, Christmas and New Year's Eve with a lot of great times and great food! The amazing Mr. Richard Backschas wrote another 3 page article in the German magazine Bar Report on me and my bears... Puddie Pie Primitives. Go to www.baerreport.de if you would like to see the 3 page article. Sorry I do not have it available in English. A big "Thank You" to Richard! I appreciate everything he writes! Now we will be back to work creating for the new year and it will be great working together with Mr. P. as always. I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and will have the most wonderful new year! Happy New Year! Love you all!
It is time for Christmas and celebrating Christ's birth! What a wonderful time of the year. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. We have so much to be thankful for. I always enjoy Christmas and everything that goes with it. We are getting some fresh snow this morning and it looks wonderful! The snow always makes it seem more like Christmas. The sparkle of the lights off the snow really is a wonderful sight! We have many blessings to be happy for this year. Mr. P. is busy working in the wood shop and I just finished a large shelf to display a few oil lamps. I still have a couple orders to fill and hope to get busy with them today. Time goes by so fast! It seems we are always busy and that is good. We have also been busy enjoying family and friends. I hope you all enjoy the holidays and celebrate every morning for the new day we have been given. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Happy Happy Weekend Before Thanksgiving! Wow! We have snow on the ground this morning and it it is wonderful. I hope to build a snowman later today! How are your plans for the holidays? Does it seem amazing this year is almost to it's end already? What a year we have had! We have been busy bees here making furniture and I have been busy with my creations. Never a minute to breathe it seems. Always something to do and orders to fill. I love it! No time to dilly dally and as my grandfather would say, "Times-a-wastin'!!" I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving week and the spirit of the holiday season! Love and hugs to you all!
We have been so blessed this year with a fantastic summer and now a wonderful autumn! The end of October and we have only had 3 frosts here in Ohio. Mr. P. and I have still been busy with projects. He is working on furniture orders and I have been working on my creations and orders too. Miss Mildred Snow is my first snow lady of the winter. She is waiting on snow to arrive! Isn't she sweet? The holidays are upon us and I will be taking down Halloween decorations in a few days and Christmas will arrive! Love Christmas decorations! The most wonderful time of the year! Happy Halloween! Have a great end of October and enjoy every minute we are given! I love you all!
What is the old saying..."Time stops for no man..." Something like that! September is flying by and our next furniture sale is just over a week away. No time to dilly dally and we have been working hard! I finished the mohair pup Howard William and he will be making his way to his forever home soon. I always hold my breath until they arrive home safely. I also finished the locker hooking fish pillow for my grandson. Another trip to buy more wood yesterday and I hope we can accomplish the things we plan to in the next week. Working on a pumpkin locker hooking mat, 3 stuffed pumpkins, wooden pumpkins for my daughter-in-law, a fall blouse and an order today. Every day is a new day and we always have to do our best to make it a good day! Hugs and love to all!
September is flying by and pumpkins and witches are now appearing! We are having another furniture sale in less than two weeks and continue to work on our wooden projects. The picture is of a Hickory farmhouse table we finished over the weekend. I am working on orders too and hope to have a puppy finished. Hoping everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather and the smell of fall in the air. Happy September!
July already and summer is flying by! I am busy working on orders and it is always fun to send off my creations to their new owner. Yesterday CoCo Bean was gingerly placed in her traveling box and by tomorrow she should arrive home. I always love to hear they are home and loved! Working on a wooden painted scare crow today for a lady and an elephant order. Last week we have a wonderful visit from my cousins on my Dad's side of the family. It is always great to spend time with family and as we get older we realize how precious each visit is. Safe travels to Don and Dessie! Each new day is our day to enjoy and I hope you all enjoy your day! Love you all!
Summer is flying by and it will soon be July 4th! We have been so busy working, making and restoring furniture for the last 3 months. Friday and Saturday was our Furniture Sale. We had quite a large inventory and together with our great friends, Bill and Vickie and their wonderful handmade furniture, we had a great sale! I will be posting some pictures of the furniture we have made and will continue to post pictures as we complete each piece. I will also continue to make my mohair bears and animals but Fred and I love to spend time together in our work shop creating unique and one of a kind pieces. Hope you like them! Happy Forth Of July!!!! Love you all!
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