Friday, February 25, 2011

Thrift Store Thrusday Extravaganza SUPER FINDS

Good Morning my prim friends... wait till you see what my Thursday Thrift Store Extravaganza day sent me to the shop with... I made it home just as the storm was blowing in last night... dumping 4 inches of nasty snow and Ice everywhere....But nothing could dampen my spirits as I unloaded my stuffed van filled with all my super finds at the Thrift stores. As I mentioned in my comment on Carmen's page yesterday my shop supply shelves were as empty as the Shelves at our local Thrift stores.

I had to take a chance and head to Columbus to see if I could replenish my stock so I could keep making beautiful gatherings......There was a huge challenge standing in my way as I'm flat broke so I knew I was limited on funds to spend so I had to be very picky only buying the things I needed even if there were super finds I knew I could use in the future... But I guess that made it an ever better day going from one Thrift store to the next......  I started out around 1:30 heading down Rt. 23 towards Columbus. I stopped at two Goodwill stores in our area on 23. Didn't find much in either.I did find three little wood chest that were unfinished $1.00 each, a bag of old sewing supplies-$3.00, some beautiful prim looking stationary to use in my Desk gatherings $1.00, some Red checked hand towels-59 cents each & a couple spice bottles 79 cents each. I think my total was like $9.

Then I headed to the huge Ohio Thrift Store off Cleveland Ave and Rt. 161 where I hit my first Jackpot. Spice Bottles, wood spoons, Spatulas etc, Bowls, Globes and Candle Lamps and some stoneware...Left with two boxes and only spent $21 dollars... Happy lady for sure!!

Next was the Old Salvation Army store on Moorse Rd.
This store has been around since I moved away from home and furnished my first house with Early Salvation Army. Sadly tho it is poorly run and is always a total mess... to some like myself with a keen eye I can usually find a load of goodies and yesterday was no different... I found a cart full of goodies and the best part was I only Spent $9.97. I found an open faced cupboard, tons of wood spoons, forks, spatulas, a red handled hand mixer, and red handled dough mixer, Cookie cutters, Grater, old sissors for my Sewing gatherings, Spice Bottles, a blue wood box and a couple bowls to use with pitchers.

Next stop the GoodWill store also on Moorse Rd. I had a big surprise tho they moved so it took me a while to locate it... They used to be the best Goodwill around but they were much like our local goodwill really low on goodies but I still found many of the things I needed to find.
Little Black Iron Candle stick lamps, Globes, two brass candle lamps, Pitchers and Bowls, Wood Bowls, saucers, more spice bottles, more wood wares, a couple baskets, a little shelf, framed mirrors, Wood Candle Stick Lamps, Flour Sifter  and other goodies. I think my total there was $39.

I spent a little more then I had hoped to spend for the day but I got what I needed most, Spice Bottles, Little Candle Stick lamps, Pitchers and bowls, and wood wares.

I couldn't wait to get home and unload everything so I could get busy painting and I think I unloaded in record time and got everything on the shelves and was sitting down painting by 8:30 last night.

Are ya ready here are some pics of all my goodies...

 Open faced Cupboard~ 3 little Back Candle Stick Lamps~ Flour Sifter~Tin Candle Sconce~ Wood Bowls, 2 baskets, Cough board~Cookie Cutters~Rusty Pitcher~Grater~Salt Box House Border~Red Handled Masher and some hand towels.

Wood Bench~Little unfinished Shelf Both are already Painted Black
Look at that those two basket full of Wood wares.. I was so out of wood wares this was a super find.
The Red handled Crank Mixer and Enamelware Spoons were cool finds too.
Two Brass Candle lamps, three wood Sconces, 2 more baskets, Wood Candle lamps

Look at those three cute Chest/Trunks...all three are already painted Black and ready to distress and prim with Old English Dark scratch cover.
Look at all of those Spice Bottles... that was my greatest need and I am so tickeled I think I found over 30 bottles.....Two wood framed Mirrors and a cut little wood Frame.
Pitcher and several bowls I can use with other pitchers I already have in the shop.
I loved the Sheep picture and have the frame already Painted Black and ready to finish.

Love the Wheat Stoneware and already know what i'm doing with that... there are three mugs and a set of measuring cups. Plus I have other pieces on my shelves that I have picked up here and there ...enough to create a beautiful Cupboard gathering...and those hanging gold candles will go perfectly with the gathering....
See the blue keeping box it is already Painted Black, distressed, rubbed and ready for em to create a cute gathering.

Yehaa...more Spice Bottles~Old Sewwing supplies~Clue Stoneware Bowl~ several other Stoneware Bowls~On old vintage Funnel Pitcher hand painted with Pears on it is really pretty and will look awesome with a Pear Gathering~

last but not least a Few cute pitchers to use in my gatherings...

It was the best Thrift store shopping day an months and it netted me with everything I need to keep turning out beautiful gatherings from My Primitive Creations!!
I can't wait to create the three Chest Gatherings...they are always so pretty....and fun to create...!

Decided I'm going to go out to hear Carmen's Dads band tonight and take a break from my work... Well over due its time for me to take my leave and go pamper myself. Don't figure I can do much to turn this old lady into a princess but I can sure make myself feel like a princess...Wink!!

You all have a wonderful weekend!!

Warm Blessings from my house to yours...


Thursday, February 24, 2011

My New Background ~ Idle Chit Chat~

A fine good evening one and all...Hope you have had a good week! I know some of us have been getting some icky weather again and I heard on the news we are about to get some more here in Ohio before weeks end.. Jolly Jolly what wonderful news...NOT!!

I mentioned in my last post that I was trying to change my background and I was having what I call little or no luck at figureing it all out.... The Carmen said she would see waht she could do. She too had a little trouble getting it to change... Well I think between the two of us we have found a background that I like that compliments my header and my work... Drove me nutty trying to find one I liked and then I drove poor Carmen crazy changing my mind once I seen one with my header and my gathering pictures...
 She was so patient with me and finally able to get the new background on there. God Bless her ever livin soul.. Don't know what I would do without her help with things like that...God knows I'm clueless at figuring it out...
What do ya think, do you like it?

As I've mentioned I also own a cleaning Business that generally I only work from May till October. I have one Clinet year round and today I cleaned my clients house today.... I got my my reminder that I have been sitting on my bottom all winter creating and not using all those muscles you use to super clean a house..uggg..
In a couple of months I will start cleaning full time again......sometimes cleaning up to five huge houses a day and today I decided I am to old to be doing that anymore and I only cleaned one house...hehe!!
I've been saying that every Spring for 12 years, but it about done me in today.. Yep I'm out of shape, there are no two ways about it... the only good part of doing all those spring cleanings in the beginning of season is you shape up and lose all that winter weight gain real fast... then it tapers off a little till about July when all of my house's are rented every week...I had fully intended to retire cleaning houses this year but my house didn't sell so I will be back at it in no time...Being on the island, on my boat, with all my boating friends and the money is beyond great but the wear and tear on your body is huge... It used to be easy to turn out 5 houses a day, but those days are long it is down right hard work to keep up...hehe...

Didn't get a thing done in the shop the time I got home I was done for the day so I just read everyone's Blogs...So many cute Bunny's and Eggs and soap..... Guess I needed a little fact I think I'll call it a day!

Have a Great day!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Rain Rain go Away~Tryin to change Blog Page~Meeting Carpenter~New Gatherings~

Hello my Prim Friends.. I hope that this has been a good Monday for all of you! Carmen is over there in her office she got a Happy Monday Surprise when she won an awesome giveaway...Today so we know she's had a happy Monday..wish we could have all won today!!
Good old Ohio weather....changes again our sunshine is gone and it has been raining now for 24 hours changing now to little Ice Pellets that are accumulating on the ground we have mud knee deep filling with ice .. Lovely Ohio weather... only good thought to all of that is the Spring Flowers will surely be beautiful come Spring with all of this water... 

I decided I wanted to change my background here in my Blog so that Carmen and I had a little different look... but me being a little less then computer savoy it didn't work for me... makes me so frustrated when I can figure that kind of thing out...
 So Carmen tried to change it today for me and we aren't seeing any change so it looks like this is going to be a challenge... cause if the computer Whiz Child can't get it changed then we got a problem...I'm clueless what to do... 
If any one out there might have any idea's on how to change it let us know...

I got all my Ebay packages packed, loaded in the van and ready to ship today...drove to the post Office only to find it is a Holiday...So of course my buyers are going to get impatient not thinking we lost a shipping day...and I wasted gas.. I should learn to look at the calendar... LOL.. I get so aggravated at myself when I waste time going to the post office or the bank and find out they are closed... I guess that's what happens when you are self employed and one day runs into the other...

Well I met with Todd the carpenter and his Son Dillon on Saturday. I spent about two hours with them at there Shop. It was a very productive visit. We were both impressed with the others work.
Dillon loves creating small wood items on his lathe so he is going to make the items I use and need daily. We came to an agreement on prices that made both of us happy...
Shelves and differnt open faces cupboards and larger things I want both of them will be working on. 
The best part is I don't have to buy 100's at a time to get a good price on them..which has always been an issue for me with no large storage area and money of course...
I'm taking a tote over to there shop and Dillon will make small items and fill the tote. I can come pick up what I need and pay for them then... He will try to keep the tote filled up for me.. Nice thing is he can work at his pace and I can get what I need when I need it... Taht is gona take a real load off my back...
They also need a person who can paint Prim and turn some of there things Prim for the store they sell in so they haired me to do that for them so that is an extra job for me..which we both agreed I an work off my cost for the items I need or they will pay me whatever I want.
He is also giving my name to the store owner who is also looking for someoe who can paint prim... Excited to see how that all turns out...

So I'm excited and really happy with the way our meeting turned out.If all goes as I hope it will I will havemuch more time for actually creating finished gatherings rather then hours spent saanding.. and preping before I can even think about creating a gathering...
Now that is something to be excited about...

I Finished an absolutely Beautiful Rooster Pantry Shelf Gathering I think you will love it...
I've been doing alot of sanding and painting the past week finishing a gathering here and there just to get things out of the way...So not much of a Sneak Peek unless the Rooster gathering counts as on awesome gathering...hehe

So here it is.................
~Rooster~Clock~Pantry Shelf Gathering~

~Prim Open Faced Cupboard~Spice Bottle~Gathering~

~Prim COW~Plunger~Broom or Dust Pan Cover~

The Shop is calling me so I shall bid you all a good Evening!!

Warm Blessings

Friday, February 18, 2011

A NEW SNEAK PEAK ~ & Four Days of Sunshine~Some Good News~

A Beautiful sunny day Hello to everyone!!  I don't know if any of you are getting Sunshine or not but I have to tell you it has lifted my spirits more then you can imagine!!
I'm a Sun Baby all the way...
No more Ice sking rink for a yard now we have a mud Swamp...Amazing how much water is in 2 acres of 8" inches of ice when it all melts..

But you want to know what I will take all this muddy swamp mess any day over a 2 acre bust your botton Ice skating rink.. LOL... I'm to darned old to fall on my bottom daily for two weeks how about you??? 
My sister-n-law fell on the Ice and broke two ribs ..yep broke them...

Yesterday my neices were playing in the mud while I was making little trenches to drain the water away from my shop door... they were stompping there feet, running and falling down, climbing up on the fence and jumping off into the mud puddles..
They just thought god had given them a whole new Play ground...
It was so much fun to watch them have some old fashioned fun... they were a total muddy mess and had to disrobe on the porch...and get a bath before dinner but it was worth to all of us to see them so happy!!
Ya know I can remember doing that when I was a kid and I loved it just as much...
I'm so glad that the girls live on a farm and have the pleasure of never having to find something to do...

My little trenches worked most of the water is drained away from my shop and storage. I didn't sink 4" when I walked over to the shop.... I think I'll be able to move the van today with out totally messing up the yard....

I have a bit of Good News to share with you...the Carpenter who built Carmen's Pie Safe owns a wood working shop. He called me day before yesterday and we spoke for about two hours. I contacted him to see if he would be interested in making some of the shelves, candle sticks, Cupboards and other things for me wholesale.
I also approached the idea of my possibly doing some Primming some of his items for him in exchange for the items I would like made. He was very open to the idea.
We are going to get together this weekend to go threw his shop and for him to look at the items I need made....
So I'm very excited..if we can work out a deal it will cut much of my time down with not having to spend hours sanding old paint and varnish off the old things I buy to refinish Prim... Plus hoping he can cut my cost on things like candle sticks etc that I buy from craft stores... We shall see how it all turns out... I will keep you posted...

I did alot of sanding and painting the last two days but I was able to get a few new gatherings created... I love all three..but I think that I like the
"Friends Welcome at our Table" the best....which one do you like the best??

~Pantry Shelf "Friends Welcome at our Table" Gathering

~Prim Bread Box~Candle Lamp~Basket~Gathering~

 ~Prim Stool Necessary Room Gathering~

~Prim Cow Plunger Cover~

Remember all those old Shirts I bought at the Thrift store about a month ago. I used the Red Checked one in the "Bread Box Gathering".. the Picture is the Stitching that was on the front of the shirt.. It turned out so pretty framed...and colorful too! I just love it...oops that means I love the Bread Box gathering too... Ok so I can't make up my mind... I'm a woman I can do that ...

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the new Eye Candy....Don't forget to check out my Goods For Sale regularly!

Have a wonderful day!!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day Wishes~Lots of New Gathering~

 Sending Very Happy Valentine's Day wishes to all of uou out there in blogland!
May I say it has been a pleasure getting to know all of you and thank you so much for Sharing a part of your love of Prim decor.....

Did you have a good Valentine's Day? Did your sweetheart get you anything special?

No sweetheart in my life but my neice cut out a zillion Hearts and taped them to my walls so I felt really special....

Guess what I did for myself... I went thrifting..and Ihit pay dirt!!
My TV with a built in VCR blew up last night and I have to have a movie playing when I work in the winter to drown out the night I had to go to the thrift store today to see if they had any little TV/VCR players and of course look around for any goodies I might need..
At our Good Will when you spend $10 you get a stamp on your Card. Once the Card is fiilled up then you get $10 off your bill. I filled up one card a while back just been holding on to it in case i really needed something so today was the day.
They had a small TV/VCR..just the size i need for my space and it was only $10.00. Plus it had a VCR tape in it .. I was like well Happy Valentine's Day Tonya!!
I found three shelves I needed, some spice bottles and a clock..that will all be transformed into Beautiful Prim items this week... I was verry happy!!

I got all my packages packed and shipped today, I got all my new gatherings listed this morning, went thrifting and best of all the sun was shinning all day... It was a good day!!

Now let me show you what I have Created this week.. I think you are going to just love the Laundry Room is my FAV for the week!

~Laundry Room Gathering~

~Prim Wood Mirror Wall Sconce Shelf~Oil Lamp~Gathering~

~Prim Wood Mirror Wall Sconce Shelf~Candle Lamp~Gathering~

~Prim Necessary Room Gathering~

~Prim Parlor Table Gathering~

~Prim Wood Tricycle~Teddy Bear~Gathering~

~Prim Barn Wood Candle Sconce Gathering~

~Prim Match Stick Gathering~

I love it when I get into the groove and turn out a lot of new gatherings.

Hope you enjoy the sneak peek and you have a wonderful evening! I'm on my way out to the shop to hook up the new TV/VCR and do some painting!

Until we meet again...Warm Blessings are being sent your way...Tonya

Friday, February 11, 2011

10 Degrees~Sunshine~Quick Sneak Peek~ More new gatherings!!

Howdy everyone...Hope your Firday has been full of Sunshine! We have Sunshine but it is real deceiving with wind chill near 0..that's right zero...Burrrrrrr...
I'm off to town to buy Kerosene so I can attempt to stay warm out there in the shop tonight...I couldn't seem to brush off the chill in my bones last night couldn't wait to get in the house and crawl under the Electric Blanket and get warm...
I need some long John's...LOL... 

I just wanted to stop in and share last nights creations.... I've been creating some cute gatherings.
Every once in awhile I like to make simple gatherings that everyone can find a place for...

~Prim Shaker Nesting Box Stack~
"Faith is when you close your eyes and open your Heart"
~Primitive Window Pane Shelf Gathering~

~Prim Keeping Rack~Dress~Shoes~Basket~Candle Gathering~

~Primitive Necessary Room Shelf Gathering~

I'm off to turn up the heat in the shop and head to town while it warms up in there...

Thanks for stopping by...Stay warm!! 
Have a Great Weekend filled with Sunshine and Love in your heart!!


~*~Don't forget to stop by my Goods for sale often~*~

Thursday, February 10, 2011

This is the Life~Meet Tasha and MamaKitty~Wish I was a Cat!!

Say hello to my Sweet Babies. We still have temps at 10 degrees but The good lord has Blessed us with Sunshine today and my darlins are sunning themselves in the window. Wish I fit on that window sill I'd like to soak in all that warm sunshine..

Meet Tasha~ she just seen a Bird at the feeder. She does this silly thing where she quivers her mouth, swats her tail back and forth and makes a sound like a baby crying every time she gets excited about seeing a new Bird out there...
It totally cracks me up when she does this.
Tasha Came to live with me when she was small enough to fit into a Tea cup. A friend brought her to me after my neighbor killed my cats. She found her in a drain tile. She was maybe 4 weeks old and so tiny. She's a lover. her favorite thing to do is put her paws around my neck and suckle on my neck and kneed my back.
 Meet MamaKitty my untouchable ferrel turned total lover after 3 years of loving patience with her..Mama nearly lost her life when she was beaten by a neighbor and her pelvis was broken. Today she is a happy healthy house Kitty. Today she can't get enough lovin, hugs and pets from mommy. What life she leads..One of the happiest Kitty's I've ever owned.
Queen Tasha and Gentle Mama
Tasha bossing Mama
Of course we must not forget
"Puddles" my faithful & loving Sheltie
I'm sitting here waiting on the shop to warm up so I can go create...Decided to read my mail. I got the cutest email from a fellow Sheltie owner and cat lover. It is so cute I just had to share it with all of you especially those of you who have Critter Children.
I think most of you will agree this about sums it up for all us critter owners

Enjoy the smile as you read this ...and have a great day!! Be sure to hug your pet today!

Warm Blessings ...I'm off to create some new Eye Candy for you all!!

Dear Dogs and Cats:

       The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

       The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run. ; )

       I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

       For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, and try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years -- canine or feline attendance is not required.

The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough!

To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door:

To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit & Like to Complain About Our Pets:

1 They live here. You don't.
2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. (That's why they call it 'fur'niture.)
3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.

Remember: In many ways, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:

1. Eat less
2. Don't ask for money all the time
3. Are easier to train
4. Normally come when called
5. Never ask to drive the car
6. Don't hang out with drug-using friends
7. Don't smoke or drink
8. Don't have to buy the latest fashions
9. Don't want to wear your clothes
10. Don't need a 'gazillion' dollars for college.

And finally,
11. If they get pregnant, you can sell their children

 Post at the bottom of the fridge at critter eye level!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Funk is Gone~Creative Hands Have been Busy~Take a Peek!!

A fine Good Evening to all my dear Prim Friends... what an interesting day it has been here. Woke up to the Electric off once AGAIN.
Let me tell you when I stuck my little toes out of the covers they curled right back up and back under them there covers...
Took me a few minutes to wake up and realize the electric was off again...LOL...
I wondered why all my critters were all curled up on the bed with me..... they were not moving from there warm spots either....

I'm no good in the morning..mind doesn't function and neither does my body. If its cold my body takes twice a long to gets its parts working properly so it was a struggle to get moving. Once up, I knew I had to get out to the shop and get the kerosene Heater quick so my Bird didn't catch her death... It was only 39 degrees in here and that is way to cold for Lucky Blue..well it was cold for me too!
So get dressed, throw on the Boots and head to the shop...drag the heater back, get it in the house and turned on, all the while cursing this god forsaken cold weather and the Electric going off all the time...

But in no time I had the house toasty and warm again. The critters decided they could get up, Lucky started siging her good  Morning songs and all was well ...
The Electric was off for 4 hours that I know of...... sister in law said it had been off since early morning so I am guessing it was off about 8 hours as cold as the trailer was. Burr

Gotta tell ya all this Ice, Snow and Electric going off has really put a real damper on my creating and getting things listed on Ebay...
Doesn't old man winter realize that if I don't work the bills don't get paid... LOL...
 I bet many of us have said that in the past few weeks.

I worked a little on sorting receipts for Taxes while the electric was off so it wasn't a totally wasted 4 hours...

Finally around 2:30 the power was back...Yea..I can finally get my new listing written up and ready to put on Ebay...So I spent all afternoon getting that done...will list them around 10 tonight... Sigh of releif...

So without further delay here are the Newest Creations created by my hands!!

~Simple Blessings~Shaker Nesting Box Stack~Teddy Bear~

~Open Faced Apothecary Pantry Spice Cupboard~
~Open Faced Apothecary Pantry Cupboard~

~Old Trunk Chest~Quilt Sampler~Journal~

~Tray~Pitcher~Soap~RagBall~Candle Stick~Gathering~

There you have it Eye Candy for the day!!

On my way out to the shop to finish up a few more that I have started...

Untill we meet again you all have a wonderful evening!! Stay warm and safe!!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Been in a funk but..... I'm back

Hi Everyone..I hope this finds everyone recovered from all of the Snow and Ice and Cold.
Here in central Ohio we were hit really hard. I live at My brothers in my trailer on a 5 acre mini farm in the winter and our yard is one solid sheet of Ice... between 6" to 8" deep and topped with snow. When I last posted the storm had just started and shortly after our Electric went out for 30 hours....
Yikes....No Heat, No water, No Computer, No Stereo, No TV... nothing but dark and silent. Other then not being able to get on the computer I really didn't mind so much... Living on the boat in the summer and being a camper I knew I was about to hunker down and weather the storm playing with my Cats, Dog and bird and do some much needed crafty things that I really seem to find no time to do..
The big issue was heat... thank God I had my little Kerosene shop heater.. so I slipped and slid my way to the shop, chopped away the ice in front of the door, made my way into the shop, gathering the heater, a can of kerosene and a bag of 10 pillar candles, got them out out the door on the ice ....I tied a rope to the heater and pulled it back to the trailer... Gotta do what ya gotta do...
Once I got my candles lit and the heater runnin I was set for a long cold winters night ... I drug out all those shirts I bought at the Thrift store and started ripping them up to make rag Garland and Rag balls.

Tasha Kitty loves it when I rip rags she thinks I'm really doing all for her..she snatches the strips from my hand and takes off running with them...of she gets in the box and starts dragging them out one at a time..or she waits for me to hold one up and tease her with it while she lays on her back and swats at it....Mamakitty she jsut wants me to tie a big knot in one for her to carry around in her mouth as she walks around the house..then all of a sudden she will lay down and attack it with bunny kicks .. so I got my work done and my kitty babies entertained me and I entertained them for hours...

The next morning Puddle woke me up to go out and when I opened the door I found at least 6" of ice on my steps... Sorry little man you are gona have to hold that while mom brakes up all this Ice.. so here I am with the door open laying on my belly hammering away at this ice... finally half hour later poor little guy has gone in a hundred circles, whined till he was hoarse, gets to go out only to go sliding across the yard about 10 feet when he stepped off the steps onto the ground.
He had a devil of a time standing up.. of course I am cracking up even tho I know it isn't funny for him at all...He was happy to go to his thing and he wanted back in right now.. The heck with my morning walk mom let me in now... 
By now I realize I am gona have to go out there and get some of that Ice and put it in the fridge so my food doesn't spoil I needed to feed the outside Kittys.  It was a task to just stay standing up out there.. but I managed to fill the dish pan and a bucket with Ice and feed the cats..  I had the same idea Puddles had let me back in the house the heck with this.
So I spent the day ripping more rags and painting the rest of Carmen's belated Birthday present...
By that night I was getting ancy..... really wanted to get back to the shop and create. With going out of town for the canceled dentist appointment, then the electric out for hours I was really behind and nothing new to list... but still no electric...
With all of the Ice I didn't get back in the shop until Thursday Night. I had worked all afternoon diggin out enough Ice to get the shop door open..... this old body was feeling the affects of all that pounding the shovel in the ice....... I just didn't have the energy to get much done.
This week has surely not been a productive week in the shop...

But I did make it over to Carmen's Saturday to work off my Van Repairs spackling Shane's paint room.. first coat done...It was my first road trip since the Blizzard hit.... I was shocked and saddened to see all of the damage the storm has caused.... so many huge beautiful old trees had fallen under the weight of all the ice... Tree limbs everywhere...

Tomorrow is a new day and hopefully after I get my ebay shipment packed and ready to ship I can make my way to the shop and finish up all the gatherings I started so I can get them listed.

And there ya have it...... survival of the 2011 Blizzard ...

Have a great Sunday... stay warm and safe!!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011


A Good afternoon to all my prim friends~I hope your last 24 hours have gone better then mine. I decided that I would invite you all to join me a good laugh at my self situation.. I mean we all may as well laugh ~~ you all can laugh because it is not I'm laughing because it is so like my luck is...

I drove 100 miles north yesterday to check on my house in Port Clinton, Ohio and to go to my Dentist appointment today. An appointment that was made 3 months ago.
I stopped at a couple of thrift stores on the way didn't find much but it was fun.
The drive was nice it got me out of the shop.. The house was fine... I had a pleasant evening sitting in my rocker sewing the ends shut on 30 plus Rice Bags... Watching movies.

That was the good part of my trip it went down hill this morning when I woke up and looked out the door and there was snow drifts in my driveway...I was up about half an hour when the phone rang and it was the dentist office saying the office was closed today. 
I'm standing there thinking to self great I just spent $50 for gas to drive up here to go to the dentist and now they are closed... I'm think ing i may as well have thrown that 50 bucks out the window... but I suppose I understand..there is a storm in the air....

But you see this is the second time I drove up there, spent 50 bucks to get there that they canceled and closed the office when I had an appointment.  So you see really so far this tooth that has broken and half the tooth is missing and of course it is decaying a little every day has cost me a 100 bucks and I haven't even stepped in the dentist office yet to get it fixed.
 I think I best get packed up and get out of there before the storm does come and get really bad...but first I need to make sure I can get out of the I head out and it is questionable.
Go get the snow shovel~Shovel around the van and behind it where the big drift is ...
Start loading the van and one of the bags I am carrying decides to bust out the bottom and everything goes flying in the snow... I get that all picked up and in the van along with the rest of the things and Puddles my dog, lock up the house and we are out of the drive with little trouble...
Roads are fine for about 20 miles and then they got worse and worse the more I drove drifting everywhere.  You know what that meant everyone was driving 35 35mph a two hour trip turns into a 4 hour trip.

I stop at the Boat mechanics on my way home to make a payment but guess what he isn't at the shop.. I wait and wait a little longer and finally decide time to go.

I stop at the craft store for some Candle Sticks, clothes pins and other things I am running out of but guess what they are out of every single thing I stopped for.
That's right every single thing.
Back on the road not stopping anymore enough is enough...
I get probably 10 miles from my trailer and it turns to ice on the roads, Ice everywhere and it is raining so that means more ice to come... creeping down the road finally make it to find I'd say 4" of Ice on my steps and in my driveway... Not good~not good at all.
I manage to get in the door, grab the hammer and smash away the Ice.
Unloading the van is a challange cause it is solid Ice everywhere but I'll take my time and will accomplish it..which I did but not without more mishaps...
Last load to go in~
I have my rubber boots I brough back with me and a pepsi in my hand and I slip on the ice and I end up not spilling the Pepsi on the ground but dumped a whole can into my Boots..not just one boot but some in both boots..
By now I have reached the point of total frustration with nothing going the way it was planned but I just stood there cracking up laughing . No way did I just dump a full can of Pepsi in my boots. Not a drop on the ground..
How the devil do you clean pepsi out of your fuzzy inside of your boots. All I could come up with was pour water in them till they empty clean and call them cleaned up. Dtugg a tall glass down in them turn them upside down and let them totally drain..and hpefully dry sometime before Spring comes....
Now if you think taht was the end of my run on bad luck for the ay you are wrong... I go in the office and go to sit down and Thank the Good Lord something made me look at my Office Chair... Seems one of the Kitty's got sick right in the seat of my chair, while I was gone... More laughing at selfs situation... it can only happen to me...
Waht is taht saying if it weren't for Bad Luck I wouldn't have any Luck a all.... I sure feel that way today!!
Aren't you glad it was me and not you ????? I hear you laughing and Thanking God you aren't me.... Oh yes the chair is cleaned up and I am sitting on three towels...

This was not one of my best days...

Now let me share a sneak Peek with you.

~Open Faced Cupboard Enamelware~Panrty Gathering~
~Necessary Room Cupboard Gathering~

~Nine Drawer Spice Cupboard Gathering~

I would have created more but I decided to take a 200 mile drive in Ice, Snow and Sleet..just for the shear pleasure of spending $50 dollars and of course the heart racing stess test... giggle... can't change it now!

If you haven't checked out my last Blog "Life is a Train Ride" please do I think you will find it very up lifting!

You all stay warm, Be Safe and stay off the roads if you live anywhere this Storm is...


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