Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A little road trip

But first here's the few items I found on the road trip at the Longest Yard Sale.
I need to clean the paddles up and I think I will stain the basket.
These items will have punch needle mounted on them at some point.
And I found a couple old ornaments as well

This past Sunday I went to our local Antique and Flea Market in Elkhorn, WI.
We don't like missing this one because it's such fun
and you see so much and always see friends there.
I went alone this time because Doug was on a jaunt with our son Brett.
Not sure if it was a great show that I found lots or that I was alone.....
anyway I found quite a few items.
The red boxes and the tin I will put some winter or Christmas designs in and the others will have punch needle mounted on them but they all need to be cleaned up yet.
The basket I don't know if it's old - the guy said the 20's - not sure but it was $18
so it really didn't matter - it was mine!

I also want to let you know that I put several new items on my selling blog:  http://kmprimitives.blogspot.com/
And I will be taking orders for my Sweet Potato garlands and also the Bell Hangers.
The garlands shown are 'examples' only

As soon as I can I am also going to start my Gourd Garlands
and taking orders for those as well.
Supplies are very limited so if you want one - order now!!!
So on to the road trip - A little over a week ago we took off on a short
spur of the moment road trip.
It took us through Ohio and down into KY, TN...we stopped along the way at the Longest Yard Sale...yuk for the most part...just junk!  Until we got into TN - there were several places that had some nice vintage and a few antique things.

But oh was it hot!!!  90+ temps and most of the time 70% humidity!!!
And the sun beating down, 
I got a nice tan out of it though lol
I never was so miserable but I did it!!!
Lots of water and cool wipes to my neck.

I did find a few things to work my punch needle designs on so it was kind of a bonus for the road trip...the best part though was stopping for an overnight at dear Betty Crowe's house. 

 We can't get that close to her and not stop.  She's just a dear sweet lady
(with lots of energy I might add lol).
We had a wonderful visit, great supper and comfy beds.

The morning we left there we stopped at the
It's in Clinton, TN - just a half hour from Betty Crowe!!!
If you get a chance you must visit this place.
We didn't expect to be awed as much as we were.
The history and the lives these people lived and basically on NOTHING
and the things they did have,
came from their own two hands and hard work.
Very inspiring and heartwarming.

The Hall of Fame was most interesting and almost made tears reading the
hard lives they lead - but they were a very happy people too
and CHERISHED what they had - so UNLIKE us of today!

I took lots more pictures than are here but can put only
so many on before you get tired of it, right?

Such an amazing step back in time.

(click pictures to view larger
if you want to read the captions)

Hard to believe this is a woman!!!
Her face tells it all.

In the Hall of Fame there were all these wonderful baskets made by hand of course by such talented people.

Gorgeous pie safe - love the punched tin design

For all of the woven fabric people out there I thought this display was intersting

On with pictures of the ground and cabins/structures.
I don't remember some of the names of the cabins but did remember a few.

This exhibit impressed us the most (besides the hall of fame)

This corn crib is from Betty Crowe's
great-great aunt Caroline Cox.

Peter's Homestead
They used a 'dogtrot' style entry for the lofts in the cabins
I loved that there were two living sides.

General Bunch House

Loom House

Can't remember what exhibits these were

Underground Dairy

Very beautiful grounds

Saw several Peacocks on the grounds

And we're on our way out - headed for home!
Thanks for visiting and see you again soon!

Saturday, July 23, 2016


Oh it's so hot - and I know it's hot for many of you out there.
It makes me think of FIRE and that makes me think RED!
Thank goodness for air conditioning.
So just enjoy the pictures....

But before that I want to share a couple pictures from last week when we went to the Kenosh, WI Kingfish game.  There is fun action all the time as well as the ball players ( Collegiate players hoping for  the big time!).  They play their hearts out and in between innings they have several races and contests. 

There's the Dancing Elvi's, Toilet Seat Races, Human Bowling and more. There's even a bounce house, sandbox and bobble-head ring toss.
Such a wonderful fun family event that we got to enjoy with our sons family.
I had a hard time getting clear pictures with the phone

The Bubble Race...

Pass the Tooth

 Toilet Seat Race

On with the REDS

We have leaves falling already!!

Clipper Grain Box...

American Flag...


Shelf on counter...


Pewter Cupboard...

The front door...


Fall Mums...

Table Square...

Bedspread and Quilt...


Greetings Sign...


Hanging Basket...

Penny Flowers...


Press back Chair...

Orintal Rug...

Table Shelf...

Red Silverware caddy...


Redware Plate...

Secretary Box...



Bedroom throw rug...

I wish I had something COOL to share with you
but the RED'S have it!!!
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Even though it was soooo hot I made a delicious Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake....it is so moist and you put a glaze to finish it off.
We bought 5 lbs of Michigan Blueberries from Gooseberries Market here in Burlington - they get just so many of these wonderful huge fresh blueberries in and sell them in 5 lb. boxes for $12.00.
I made a double recipe so I could freeze one to give to my step father.
I'll try and get the recipe on my 'favorite recipes' page later.
(Forgot to take a picture of it baked...)

the berries are huge and so sweet!

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A couple weeks ago friends of ours from AZ were passing through Janesville so we drove there and had breakfast with them at Cracker Barrel - always love seeing Marilyn and Jim even though it's only once a year. We still chat as if it was just a few days between visit.  Love that girl.  Known her since 9th grade.

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I was treated to a wonderful belated birthday lunch from my husband - we went to the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI.  Sat over looking the pool area and had a very leisurely lunch....but so sad, they were totally out of iced tea!  It's summer for heaven sake.
And the reason it was belated is because on my birthday
I had my sister's Celebration of Life.
I was told several times how sad to spend my birthday
at such a sad event...I said it wasn't sad because we
always spent our birthday's together so it was an honor for me
to say 'goodbye' to her on my birthday...perfect day!
Loved you tons Shirley and you are missed tons.

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Stop on over to my selling blog
I put on some new patterns for Punch Needle

I'm having a Rummage Sale and Craft Sale on 
Friday the 29th so if you are around stop on by 

from 8:30 - 5:00.
Need details email me...

Enjoy your weekend