Thursday, September 30, 2010


I can not believe that we are ready to start October!! I have been so busy that I haven't even had the time to post anything. I even have a hard time getting things listed on the website. I've been doing some craft shows, so I've just been crazy trying to get things made up for them. I did get pics taken thinking that I would get them listed on the site. I've already most if the things that were going there! Now I need to get busy again to get more made. I have some really awesome pattern designers, so that really makes my part alot easier. I am also in the process of opening another etsy shop just for my prims. But...I haven't gotten that done either. It just takes so much time to get things ready to list. I also don't type quick, so that even takes me longer. Well, we had an awesome time at the "Harvest Gathering" in Bradford, TN. on Sept. 24th & 25th. Great people down there & I just love Tennessee. We did really well too. I don't know what I would have done if Richard would not have been there to help me. He was restocking the tables after sales, so we didn't have empty spaces. I think he's almost decided to not retire! He said it was alot of work! But, it was well worth it. Here are a couple of pics. I hope to post more often in the future as soon as things slow down abit! These pictures are not real good, but I didn't have alot of time & didn't get a chance to take more!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hot & Humid

I guess most of us are hearing the same thing about the weather! Even all the animals that are usually in the yard, are in hiding someplace cool! The little squirrel still comes around to eat & then he's off again. I've been so busy trying to get some new things done for Fall & Christmas. I have been concentrating more on Halloween that anything else though. I love making witches & pumpkins! I need to get to switching gears though & start on some Santa's & snowmen. I have alot of new patterns for prim Santa's this year. Sometime I just don't know where to start. Some days I have to turn the TV off & put the Cd's on to get in the mood to get anything done. Don't forget to check out my new things on my website. Lots of new things to come too! Try & stay cool for the next week or so. I'll try to you get updates on my progress in the next week. Oh..a new venture on APJ. We are forming chapters in each state. This should be gobs of fun. I am the director of the St. Louis area, so if you're in the area, St. Louis or ILL, go to We meet once a month & will do crafting, lunches, antiquing, prim shopping, etc. You will meet lots of new people & have a blast! Our first get together is Aug. 21st & we are going to meet at The Festival Of The Little Hills in downtown St. Charles. Time & exact place TBA. We will be rotating where we meet, so each gal in my group will be planning the outings at some point. If you want more info, e-mail me at Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Prim Hugz,

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Is It July Already?

OMG...I just can't believe it's already July. I also can't believe it's been so long since I've posted info! I've been super busy lately. It's way to hot to be outside, that's for sure! I've been sewing everything that doesn't move! I have sure gotton alot done though. I'm getting ready for a "Prim " craft show in Sept, so I'm trying to get as much Fall, Halloween & Christmas done before I go. I'm also having a "Christmas In July Sale" on my website. I have all snowmen 10% off until the 31st of July. So if you're in need of snowmen for this holiday season, better head on over to my website. Once they are gone, I probably won't have any more right away. APJ Community is also forming chapters in all U. S. states & I think some in Canada & other countries! This is going to be chapters that will get together once a month & go shopping for prims, antiques, do crafting, have lunches, etc. This is going to be a great time for anyone wanting to join a networking group! I am going to be the director of the St. Louis Chapter, so if you live in the St. Louis area & want more information, please contact me. I know we're all going to have a great time!
         I've been taking lots of pics this summer of the animals that have found their way into our yard. They are so much fun to watch. Baby squirrels, baby rabbits, all kinds of songbirds, turkeys, raccoons...yuck! Her are some pics. I will try & post more often in the future!

Female Cardinal

This little guy is just plain tuckered out!

I guess he's wondering why there isn't any food in the lid!

I think this dove is watching the squirrel!

Until next time, I hope you all have a wonderful & saft summer!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

WOW is ever hot here in the Midwest today! The pool is looking better & better! Maybe in a little while! I always find other things that I need to be doing instead of relaxing. You know the old saying "so much to do & so little time!" That's me. Well I wanted to post a couple of pics from our Rendezvous this past weekend. It was pretty warm out, but there was a breeze every now & then. There weren't as many vendors this year & there didn't seem to be as many people attending either. I was actually disappointed in it. I didn't find a thing to buy! That's just way weird for me. Seems I can always find something! Well here's a couple of pics. Then I'm off to the pool!

These rabbits are stuffed! I've never seen that pose for rabbits before!

This fur trader had the part down to a T! I didn't want to get too close as hot as it was that day! He couldn't have smelled too good!
I think someone forgot to bring an apple! Oh well the potato will be OK.

As I said...there was a slight breeze...wishing for just a little stronger one though! Who could not stop & look though! I did have my zoom on my camera, so I wasn't really all that close.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I'm heading for the pool!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Don't Forget To Vist My Website

Trying To Find Time For Everything!

Well, this is my first post. Finally! I can't seem to find enough hours in the day. Well today after I decided to stop working on things, I decided to take some time for myself. Oh my, what was I going to do? The sun was out & VERY hot, why not get in the pool for awhile! I got ready, went out & started cleaning out a few leaves that had found their way in. I probably cleaned on it for 15 min., & low & behold...where did the sun go? GONE! Clouds everywhere & the wind starts blowing. DONE! So much for a relaxing swim. Of course 10 min, after getting out, sunshine again. Oh well at least I got wet for 15 min! I had worked on organizing my patterns most of the day. Boy was I glad to get that done. The rest of the day I finished up wax dipping some dough ornies I had made yesterday. They turned-out cute. Glad to get that done. Hope to try & post pics. The next project is make some lye soap. I think I will start that tomorrow. I've have several people ask me about it, knowing that I make soap, that I decided to try it. I got all my supplies together on Monday, but things kept coming up & I couldn't get to it. So, tomorrow is the day! Well now is time to start thing about what to fix for dinner. I will try & get more done on this blog sometime this weekend! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Prim Hugz,