We are busy making more furniture for our upcoming furniture sale in September.  Have a wonderful day!


July is flying by!

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!

Bucket Bench Cupboard made for an order.


Primitive Aqua Bucket Bench, Bunny and Crow.

Bucket Bench, Shelf, Hall Table and Bench from our Furniture Sale!

Bucket Bench Cupboard

July is around the corner!

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!


June 24th and 25th furniture sale!!!

Seems every day we are given goes by faster and faster as we age.  Since Mr. P. retired almost a year ago every day is a blur!  I still get up at 5 am and try to make the most of each day!  We have been super busy getting ready for our furniture sale.  There will be a lot of other goodies at the sale too.  I think my new style bucket bench is my favorite as you can see the one in the picture waiting to be painted.  (Isn't Miss Kitty a cutie pie.  She always jumps in the pictures.)  I have been making bracelets, locker hooking mats,
bird houses, flower arrangements, a few prim dolls and crows, prim candle holders, prim wooden servers, shelves and so many more things I made in our wood shop.  Fred has been making prim industrial modern style end tables, coffee tables, breakfast table, hall tables and a lot of benches.  They are great!  I love the new style!  Never enough time in each day to create all the things I want to!  Some friends of ours will be joining us in the furniture sale as they make so many wonderful things too.  We will have refreshments and a prize drawing.  I am so excited! Every day is a brand new day that we can start new!  I love it!  I am starting to see my baby deer when their mothers are so kind to bring them close.  I feed the herd every day but until they are a couple weeks old they will hide them.  Last summer I had 4 or 5 at a time to baby sit.  They like to bring them and hide them by our fence.  That means I am stationed at the window watching so nothing scares them or bothers them.  I do love that job!  Such tiny little creatures.  There should be 4 sets of twins this time.  They are the most fun jumping and playing with each other.  When it rains the overflow at the lake is a great place for them to run through the water and kick their heels up.   The twins always have more fun than the single births.  Hope you are enjoying every day the Lord has blessed us with!  Love to you all!


MARCH: St. Patrick's Day, Spring and Easter!

We are well into March and riding the weather ride.  I love snow and secretly hate to see it go.  It always amazes me how it floats so sweetly down on to everything.  Every little flake!  Millions of little flakes!  They all join together to make a beautiful sight!  Last week we woke up to a wonderful heavy snow that covered everything.  It was breath taking!  An amazing sight!  It is not easy to drive in but beautiful to look at.  I am really looking forward to Spring this year and planting flowers to enjoy!  I have been very busy catching up on orders and doing some wood working too.  I found a wonderful old chest to re-finish and worked on it until I am so happy with the finish I achieved.  I love it!  I have some detail line work to do on it and I am excited to finish it!  The wooden bunnies are multiplying too and I have had several orders for them.  I love bunnies and they have multiplied all over the house!  It soothes my soul and brings back sweet memories to draw on a piece of wood and cut it out with my saws.  Magical!  Reminds me of my childhood and spending time with my sweet loving grandfather in his wood shop.  He taught me so much!  Fred and I took our first real vacation in 25 years a few weeks ago and it was heavenly.  Spent a week with the most wonderful friends anyone could ever imagine.  We had a fantastic time in Florida!  Now back to reality and sewing!  Miss CoCoMo Pauline Jo the pinkish snow lady was born last week and will be on her way to Texas soon.  I will be busy creating another one for an order this week and finishing a shirt for myself.  I have several orders to work on and I love orders!  So far this year has been very exciting and I am sure with the political debates it will be a whirl of antics, craziness and amazement the remainder of the year.  I hope you enjoy every minute of every day we are given!  Love you all!



Happy Valentine's Day!  Hoping everyone is enjoying a wonderful day with their sweetheart and family.  Here is Ohio it is cold with snow on the ground.  Beautiful sunshine is amazing dancing across the snow and sparkles of snow glisten on the ground.  The birds and deer have been busy eating.  At minus 4 degrees this morning it breaks my heart to see them outside in the frigid temperatures.  Deary the deer comes after the others have eaten to lick every seed from the bird feeder.  It is her special treat!
 Funny how she learned that 3 years ago when she was a little one running around the yard.  She makes me smile!  We enjoyed a wonderful week last week with amazing friends on vacation.  It was a once in a lifetime trip and we enjoyed every minute!  Back to our wonderful home and our family.  The 3 grand boys are all growing like weeds this year!  Time sure flies and they have grown too fast.  Hugs and wishes for a wonderful month and always praise to God for giving us His Love!  Have a wonderful week!


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful first day of the new year!!!!!  We are welcoming in 2016!  Last year was a very busy year and I look back thinking how fast it flew by!  So many things to be thankful for last year!  I am hoping this year will be a calm year!  A new slate to ponder about and pray upon!  Hoping you all enjoy every minute we are given!  Enjoy!  Love you all and best wishes for the Happiest New Year!!!


Merry Christmas!

The month of December is upon us!  It is an exciting month and has been a very busy year.  The weather is amazing in Ohio.  This morning we have a dusting of heavenly snow.  Usually by now we have had several storms and have snow on the ground.  It is the season to be happy and give.  With all the things going on in this world it can be a scary place but we have to take it upon ourselves to make a difference.  Just anything will do on a daily basis.  My how busy and hectic our life has become!  I always have so much going on and honestly I don't know how I ever worked full time.  I won't go into boring details but I get up at 4:30 every morning and find myself with a project in my hands still at 10:00 at night.  At any given time there is at least ten things whirling around in my head at the same time.  I am always in a rush and never have a spare minute for myself.  Not only my projects but my responsibilities of my family.  My list gets longer!  Fred and I were finishing up our Christmas shopping yesterday and while ordering lunch at Panera Bread the lady who stood behind the counter grabbed my attention.  She smiled!  She really smiled!  I smile at everyone and it shocked me for a split second to see this lady smile.  She was amazing!  I wanted to tell her.  I stood there as Fred was ordering trying to get a chance to tell her but we had to move along.  She came to our table and said she forgot to ask me if I wanted mustard sauce on my sandwich and there she was with that smile.  I explained I had never had it before and was confused what I had ordered.  She asked me to come with her and tell the lady who was making my sandwich.  I did and it was not what I thought I ordered.  Now here was my chance.  We took care of business and as SHE thanked me, I told her she was very nice and helpful and she had the most beautiful smile I had ever seen.  She smiled and told me,  "Thank you!"  She came back to our table and asked us if everything was ok and there was that smile.  That truly gave me a jolt!  God puts people in our path for a reason.  Sometimes we are in a hurry and forget God is watching over us.  He knows what we need every day - every second of every day. That lady made a difference just with her smile. I thought about her the rest of the day.  News of the California shootings came as we arrived home and I thought about the lady with the smile.  If we can do nothing else we can smile, be a little kinder, be a little sweeter and make a difference no matter what we are dealing with.   As we get down on our knees to pray remember to smile and thank God for our blessings!  As we celebrate Christmas remember Jesus is the reason.  I love you all!  Thank you for an amazing year!  Merry Christmas! 


October has arrived!

Wow!  September is gone!  Does anyone know where it went?   October has arrived and it has brought some cold weather to Ohio.  I don't mind cold weather but after a month of 80 degree plus weather this 40 something seems rather drastic.  As the old Ohio saying goes..."If you don't like the weather right now, stick around it changes quickly!"  It does.  It is what it is and I am glad for every day I have.  I have been busy making bears, primitive fall dolls and have started on a snowman.  Selling some and keeping some.  I made quite a few pumpkins too.  Decorating for Halloween is really fun.  I always remind myself I start on Christmas November 1, so down comes the Halloween decorations as soon as it is over.  Fred and I have been very busy now that he is retired.  We have been making cupboards, shelves, painting, rock mulch all the way around the house and working in the yard.  We still have a couple projects to start before the snow flies.  Never a minute to sit down and there are days I get up at 5 am or sooner and work until 10:00 pm.  If I didn't have to sleep I could accomplish a lot more.  I also watch my cutie pie grandson once or twice a week and he is a sweet treat to my week.  How fast he has grown and will be 2 in a few weeks.  Wow!  My oldest grandson will be 11 in a few weeks and that does seem unbelievable!  What a sweet young man he is!  I hope everyone is enjoying all the festivals and autumn events.  The leaves are changing and I am anxious to grab on to every leaf and enjoy the beautiful colors.  God is amazing!  He showers us with his beauty where ever we look!  I hope you enjoy October!  Love you all!


Happy September!!!

Happy September!!  The summer flowers are at their peek and it won't be long until frost now.  It has been a very busy summer with never a moment to stand still for very long.  Fred has been retired for a month now.  I am enjoying him being home every day and I hope he is enjoying every minute of retirement.  We try to fit everything into each day that we can!  He has been so happy and I can see the stress of his job has left his body.  I have been a very lucky woman for 25 years to have this wonderful man in my life.  God surely blessed me and heard my prayers.  I always say I had to suffer with the worst to appreciate the BEST!  The family is growing and before long we will have another little one joining in the fun!  Every day is a learning day for Nolan as the world is so new to him.  He and MiMi as he calls me like to play and cuddle.  What a joy he is.  Grandpa or PaPa as he calls him loves it when this acrobatic little wonder climbs up beside him to sit and chatter.  We try to enjoy every minute with him.  Chase will be 11 soon and he is the sweetest!  His dad and mom have taught him so well and he is always eager to learn.  His manners are very refreshing this day in age.  When I talked to him recently we were in the middle of a conversation when he said, "Grandma, can you hold on a minute?  I want to tell you right now I miss you and I love you."  What a dear he is.  Wish we didn't live so far away.  His hugs are the BEST!  I have been sewing every minute I can and Fred and I have been doing a lot of wood working.  We finished the 6 foot by 35 inch primitive cupboard and it looks better than I planned.  My problem is getting my imagination out of my head and into Fred's head.  Even with my drawings it isn't easy for him to see at times.  I have so many projects planned in my head it is very crowded!  Every day is a blessing and we have to enjoy our happy times.  I hope everyone has enjoyed a wonderful summer and looking forward to fall!!!  Love you all!


Happy July!

This year is zipping by and summer will be coming to an end before we know it.  I hope everyone is enjoying July with relatives and friends.  Never enough time to spend with family!  I have been busy this summer keeping up with outside work, wood working and orders.  We will have a lot of excitement in the months ahead.  My sweet husband will be retiring and it will be amazing to not have to send him off to work in the morning.  I know we will keep busy but it will be so nice to be busy together every day.  We have been married for 25 years now and it has been the best 25 years of my life.  We will also have another grandbaby.   Won't know until it is born but I have a feeling it will be another boy.  With 3 sons and 2 grandsons I am planning on a boy.  Whatever it is, we will love it and spoil it~!  I hope you enjoy every minute of the remainder of your summer.  Never take your blessings for granted!  Love you all!


June 30, 2015

Here we are, we arrived at the last day of June!  Where did June go?  Summer is flying by and we have not had a chance to go outside and enjoy summer yet.  This month has had every day filled with down pours of rain. I only remember one day that it did not rain, June 26.   There could have been one or two at the beginning of the month.  Last week remembering the weather reporter saying if we had 4 more inches of rain we would surpass the all time record for the month of June.  The next day which was Saturday, we certainly did get the 4 inches they predicted.  Since then we have had rain every day and this is Tuesday.  Wow!  It is pouring down as I write this.  I know there are other parts of the US and the world who desperately need rain and I feel sorry for them.  I have enjoyed watching the deer and their babies play by the lake.  We had two sets of twins and another single birth this spring.  One of the mothers puts her twins by our fence for me to watch over while she is getting a much needed break.  Love the little critters and making sure the neighbor's dogs do not disturb them.  I am so blessed living here and witnessing all the wonderful wild life who come through our yard to the lake.  The deer can stop in to have a snack of cracked corn or if they like some bird seed.  The apples on our trees will be ripe soon and they love to eat the ones on the ground.  Soon the pears will be their sweet treat.  You can always count on the deer to show up when they get the munchies.  I have been filling orders and making a few dolls and bears to sell.  Working in my wood shop is a favorite thing to do and I still have some benches and another boxed in corn trough for the deer to make.  The deer need a dry place for their food.  A large cupboard is in the plans for my materials.  It is exciting to think about it!  I hope you are having a nice summer and enjoying every little part of it. Have a Happy 4th of July!  Love you all!

Puddie Pie Slide Show

Looking back at winter!

Looking back at winter!
Beautiful February Snow

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

CoCoMo Joe and CoCoMo Dakota Joe

CoCoMo Joe and CoCoMo Dakota Joe

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Good Friday Morning From My Back Yard!

Good Friday Morning From My Back Yard!

Marcella and Kristina

Marcella and Kristina

Guilford Lake

Guilford Lake

Beautiful Full Moon

Beautiful Full Moon

My Flower Garden


"Friendship isn't about whom you have known the longest. It's about those who came and never left your side."

Marcella and Kristina

Marcella and Kristina