Monday, September 29, 2008
All FALL DESIGNS are on sale.
Check last posting below for details!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Little does he know there are 500 more tags to go....lol
We were treated to a wonderful brunch with all of our children - it was such a delicious brunch in an old barn that had been converted into a beautiful restaurant. We were seated in the silo part today....the little ones thought that was such a fun thing, eating in a silo!
Doug and I met when I was just out of 9th grade during the summer (I had just turned 16).
And.....the wedding was delayed 1/2 hour for guests to arrive inside the church....oh, they were there, just waiting in their cars for the rain to stop.
7 moves later we found ourselves in Burlington because of a job transfer and this is where we have been for well over 29 years - I guess this is HOME.
I wasn't fibbing about rain....the water was up to the curbs!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
When I was working outside the home I fell into a group of absolutely wonderful girls - well, at least we were girls then, now we have become ladies!
We worked side by side for 20+ years becoming buddies, sisters and confidonts - some left, a few more came in but we always were a group/friends.
We had many, many Friday night happy hours and many long lunch hours - I guess the bosses knew we were a tight group and never tried to quench our zest for friendship - nope, they joined right in! LOL, seriously - they became part of our group and are still our friends. My husband still golfs with my boss!
I have been retired for 8 years now but have never lost touch with them - most of them are retired as well so every 6 weeks or so we meet at a restaurant and whoever can make it shows up and we have a wonderful lunch.
I host a summer lunch and a Christmas dinner here at our home - something they all look forward to.
Yesterday I had them over for a Baked Potato Lunch - how much fun is that!!!
I didn't get as good a pictures as I wanted but at least I got some for my memory album.
Normally I have everything set up ahead but I knew were were going to be sitting and gabbing in the screen room and the toppings were refrigerated and the potatos were hot so I couldn't set any of it out ahead of time .... I didn't set the table either because I had no real idea of how many were going to show up...that's how our lunches are....so when it was time we all just pitched in and grabbed things and put it out...we were hungry! LOL
Enjoy the photo album:
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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Monday, September 22, 2008
I'm having so much fun making these - they can hang anyplace - on a knob or a hook or even on the front of a hutch from a little nail.
As well as our willow tree we have a feather Christmas tree, snowman and a sheep.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
They got here at 9 a.m. and it was CONTINUOUS from that moment until 7 p.m.
The only break they took was lunch - which I went out for and brought it back for all of us but we had a nice leisurly time sitting around the dining room table just chatting - gosh they were nice.
It was an amazing day and I was so surprised at all the tricks used like this one - the sun was gone from the kitchen side of the house by the time they got there so Michael put a tall light outside beyond the kitchen window and when we viewed the picture on their computer there was the sun shining in and leaving sun light on the cupboard and floor! There was no way to tell this wasn't real sun flowing in the window...cool huh?
You see so many times these cute little setups in groupings and think, how do they get these to look just right, well, many items were propped up with anything they could use which won't show in the pictures - like the little foot stool sitting on two Candy Land games for height. I went searching for the right things Pilar could use and walla - the games worked.
They started in the family room and den and at 1:00 when I left get lunch and bring it back, they finished and were heading for the bedroom shoot. After lunch they did the dining room and then the kitchen.
I don't know how many shots they took till they got the ones they wanted but the editor wanted 14 pictures total in the end...so for each of those 14 had approx 5-6 different shots to get the one they were going to use....lots of playing with light, positions, etc.
Pilar was so taken with the kitties she kept trying to get them in the pictures but they weren't going to cooperate until around 6:30 when they were wrapping up - she saw Lola sitting on a table in the screen room and so she took several pictures of her - hopefully one will end up in the magazine.
I took as many pictures as I could when they weren't behind the camera....we tried to stay out of the way although they were very nice letting us get as close as possible to watch and we would run for this or that if they needed a prop or something different in place of something.
There was a lot of take from here, put there.
So here's a small slide show of what they did all day long. I could have taken many photos but they would have been very similar - I imagine they were quite ready to drop by the time they left as well.
Monday, September 15, 2008
A few months ago we were contacted by Country Sampler Magazine about having our house be in one of their magazines....WOW! Excitement in overdrive!!!!
Funny thing though - last Monday morning my husband and I brought in all of our Spring/Summer decorations, flowers, etc and also took all the summery things from inside our house and packed them away nicely in bins and cupboards in the basement and then got out all the Fall things, got them all set up on the tables downstairs and even bought a few more things - well, you know you just never have enough, right?
So after doing all this I took the afternoon off - decided I could start decorating and getting things put out the next day....so later in the afternoon the phone rings and it's them (Country Sampler)...they set a date to arrive which was a day earlier than they originally set - well, okay, that's fine...AND THEN she proceded to say the photo shoot was going to be SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!!
The entire morning went through my head like a lightening bolt - I started to laugh and had to tell her what we had done all morning and she felt so bad but it's still going to be SPRING! lol
So, that's what we have been doing - I think we're ready, although I know they will bring props and move our things around to make it work for the camera and that's just fine...I love seeing things in someone elses eye and we just might leave it like they put it.
The shoot is for Wednesday the 17th and it will be in one of the early Spring issues....I will keep you all updated and hopefully I can take some behind the scene pictures of them doing the shoot and if I can, I will post them so be on the look out.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I had purchased some linen towels awhile back with sheep on them and had a brainstorm - I could cut off the unwanted portion and stitch the design onto the pillow - WOW...I love them.
After finishing these I decided they were going to make a wonderful product to sell at my In-Home Holiday Show....so out I went to every Walmart I could find for more.
I ended up with 8 black, 4 deep red and 4 ivory.
Guess that's enough to keep me busy - look for different designs as time goes on.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
We’re so excited about this seasons new items and hope you will be too but first...
Our FEATURED PRODUCTS THIS MONTH are all of our FALL DESIGNS
We are slowly turning our misc. product inventory over to American Made products.
It’s a slow process but we are getting there and we know you will be happy as well.
Most of our products we offer won't be found in retail stores.
We buy purposely for your needs in mind and want you to have something you will not find on the shelves of big box stores or even your favorite little shop.
So go on over and look around at our newest items.
REMEMBER - we are constantly getting new - so keep checking back for updates.
KM Primitives Penny Rugs
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Aidan came to us on June 20, 2008 at 6 lbs. 3 oz. and 19 inches.....he is our newest little treasure.
This is Darren and MaryAnns first child and so long in coming....Darren and MaryAnn met just a few years ago and will be married 2 years this October!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
It could be because we woke up to gloomy skys and rain although much needed but it sure didn't put me into the creative mood.
But this evening I had dinner with two very dear friends whom I have known for over 25 years - we met at work and have continued to be friends since, going to dinner now and then and having just plain good friendship.
I cherish these friendships and look forward to many more dinners to come. So it was a bright spot in a rather gloomy day.
Thanks Renea and Joyce for a wonderful evening of reminising, laughing and just hanging out!