Sunday, February 28, 2010

She's That Lady...

Be sure to check out my unique primitive Statue of Liberty on The Humble Arts.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Who's That Lady...

Find out this Sunday night, February 28th on The (new) Humble Arts.

We'll leave the light on for ya.
See you then.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

She's At It Again...

I've been busy workin' on a new dollie for my website. As usual when I went to get her, she wasn't where I left her.

Well, she must have heard me drag my bike and mag trainer through the house from the barn.

I was wonderin' why it was so hard for me to pedal. She sabotaged my gearin'.

Man, she's slick.

When I was gettin' her dressed, I thought I saw her eyeballin' the Iron Gym in the doorway but didn't think anythin' of it.

I should have. Sigh.

Must be nice to live in a dollie world...

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Please Join Us...

On March 1st, for the unveilin' of the new Humble Arts! YaY!!

We also want to welcome our new artist to the group, Dana of Faerie Knoll Folk Art!!

So mark your calendar and be sure to stop by. I'll give ya the direct link soon...
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Let The Games Begin...

Nope, I'm not talkin' about the Olympics. Although I must say, I really am enjoyin' them. (Gotta love Apolo and that Flyin' Tomato young feller!)

Heck, I'm talkin' about TDIPT's "Birds of a Feather Create Together" launch on eBay!

So if you're lookin' for my Primitive Canada Goose you will find him right HERE.

Happy biddin'...
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Lady, You Bring Me Up When I'm Down...

Here's a sneak peek at my latest creation I'm workin' on.

This lovely lady has greeted so many who have come to this great country of ours and continues to do so.

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..."

She will make her debut on March's Humble Arts.

I'll keep ya posted.
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Friday, February 19, 2010

See You On Sunday...

To Dwell In Primitive Thymes "Birds of a Feather Create Together" on eBay.

Have a great weekend folks!
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Get Your Ebay Biddin' Finger Ready Because...

Startin' this Sunday February 21st, the artists in the group To Dwell In Primitive Thymes are kickin' off our "Birds of a Feather Create Together" theme!

Here's a sneak peek at my offerin'.
(I used a wonderful Rebekah H. Design Studio pattern)

So if you love a birdie theme of any kind be sure to check us out, it's goin' to be a real tweet!! See you Sunday!
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Monday, February 15, 2010

It's Presidents Day...

So here are some tidbits about the father of our country, George Washington.

Besides bein' the commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution, he was was the first president of these United States.

February 11th was George Washington's birthday according to the Julian (Old Style) calendar, but in 1752, the corrections of the Gregorian (New Style) Calendar were adopted by England, Ireland, and the colonies, and his birthday became 22 February [Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds., The Diaries of George Washington, vol. VI, January 1790–December 1799 (Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1979) 282.]

He was born into a Virginia planter family, he learned the morals, manners, and body of knowledge requisite for an 18th century Virginia gentleman. He had five brothers and one sister.

He was approx. 6 feet tall and did not wear a wig. He wore his own hair which was light brown in color, tied in a queue and powdered.

He had false teeth, but they were not made of wood. As a matter of fact, the materials used in his false teeth were probably more uncomfortable than wood. In one set of teeth, his dentist, Dr. John Greenwood, used a cow’s tooth, one of Washington’s teeth, hippopotamus ivory, metal and springs. They fit poorly and distorted the shape of his mouth.

George Washington was the only U.S. President who did not live in the White House, which was not completed until after his death. During his two terms as president, the capital of the United States was located first in New York and then in Philadelphia. George Washington played a large role, however, in the development of the new Federal City named after him, and in overseeing the design of both the Capitol Building and the White House.

George Washington had no children of his own, although he did help raise two of Martha’s children from her first marriage and two of her grandchildren at Mount Vernon.

George Washington was a farmer before he became president. Washington, who believed that America should become a “granary to the world”, sought to improve many aspects of farming. His advanced crop rotations, use of fertilizers, experimentation with crops, and innovative farm equipment made him one of the “pioneers” of modern agriculture.

This flag was used by George Washington on his squadron of six schooners which he outfitted at his own expense in the fall of 1775. This flag was a variation of the New England Pine Tree flag. It was later modified and adopted by the Massachusetts Navy. The Sons of Liberty would rally under a large tree, in Boston Massachusetts, which came to be known as "The Liberty Tree". This tree became a symbol of American independence. Knowing they were up against a great military power they believed they were sustained by still a greater power, thus their "APPEAL TO HEAVEN."

George Washington free his slaves. His attitude toward slavery gradually changed as he grew older and especially as he fought for liberty in the American Revolution. In his will, he freed those slaves belonging to him (about 124) and his estate paid for the care of former Mount Vernon slaves for decades after his death.

Washington enjoyed less than three years of retirement at Mount Vernon, for he died of a throat infection December 14, 1799. For months the nation mourned him.

He was not not buried under the U.S. Capitol, although Congress built a vault under the Capitol building for this purpose. In his will, Washington specified that he wished to be buried at Mount Vernon and that a new tomb should be constructed. His heirs honored his wish, and the vault at the U.S. Capitol remains empty to this day.

Enjoy your day off folks and please remember the reason behind it.
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Now THAT'S Amore...

Valentine's Day is tomorrow. To be quite honest, I've never gotten into it. Sure it's a great excuse to cram my face full of chocolates but heck, I can do that any day of the year, minus the 30 dollars for the heart shaped box. Roses are pretty, but 24 hours later they are limper than a wet noodle. So why bother?

Have you seem those silly Valentine's Day commercials for Pajam*grams or those Vermont T*ddy Bears? I can't help but laugh. The Pajam*gram's motto is "it's the gift guaranteed to get women to take their clothes off." Really? That's all there's to it, huh? Man, do guys buy into that scenario?

Do they really think if you give your gal a teddy bear she's gonna start slinkin' around the house with that come hither look?? Oh yeah that's right, it happens ALL the time. *cough*

C'mon guys, if you're lookin' for "that look" why don't ya try doin' the dishes or vacuumin'. How about scrubbin' the john or cleanin' up your trimmed whiskers you left in the bathroom sink four days ago.

Or you could try moppin' the floor, puttin' your dirty clothes IN the hamper instead of next to it or rememberin' to replace the TP roll instead of leavin' the empty cardboard tube.

THESE are the things you should be doin' to get lucky. And the true beauty of it all is it won't cost you a dime.

Although I must admit, the H00die F00tie Snuggle Suit looks quite cozy...

But you'd better pray that bowl of chili you ate for lunch doesn't kick in while you're wearin' one.

If you have to make a quick beeline to the bathroom, I can guarantee you're not goin' to able to drop your drawers fast enough. Heck, I bet Houdini couldn't get out of that thing in under 10 minutes.

Happy Valentine's Day Folks!!

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Friday, February 12, 2010

"Nearly All Men Can Stand Adversity...

but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."

"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."

"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts."

Happy Birthday Mr. President. I wish they still grew 'em like you. We sure could use you right about now.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I'm A Maniac...

A stitchin' maniac that is. With my two left feet I could never be a dancin' maniac like Jennifer Beals. But I bet I could weld like her.

Maybe it's the miserable weather keepin' me motivated or possibly the I.V. drip of Dunkin Donuts coffee flowin' through my veins.

I do know I've been havin' fun!

I stitched up some critters too and got more in the works.

I'll be offerin' them all on my website in a few days so check back when ya can and don't forget to wear your leg warmers.

Remember to wish Abe a happy birthday on Friday.
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

This Friday, February 12th Is...

Abraham Lincoln's birthday.

Somehow we rolled Washington's and Lincoln's birthday into one and observe them on "Presidents Day."
Why? I don't get it.

That's like celebratin' your birthday almost a week after the fact. Personally, I feel we need to acknowledge these great Americans individually and on their actual birth date.

If they were alive today, I wonder how they would feel about how we "honor" them?
Hmmmm... Let's see. A paid day off, no mail delivery or bankin' and there's the buy 1 get 1 free sale at retail stores.
I don't think that's how they would have imagined it, do you?

Besides bein' on our penny and five dollar bill, here's a few facts about Honest Abraham Lincoln.

He was born on February 12th 1809 in Hardin County Kentucky and died April 15th 1865 at the age of fifty six.

His home state is Illinois and he ran a store in New Salem.

His party was Republican and he was president for four years from 1861-1865, when he was assassinated.

Abraham had four children, Robert Todd Lincoln, Edward Lincoln, Willie Lincoln, Tad Lincoln. Only Robert Todd Lincoln survived into adulthood.

Lincoln was fond of pets, and owned horses, cats, dogs and a turkey. Even though he was strong, a talented wrestler, and proficient with an axe, he disliked killing and harming animals, even for food.

His birth mother died from milk sickness. (A rare disease caused by consuming dairy or meat products from cattle that have eaten any of various poisonous weeds.) His father remarried. Abraham was very close to his step mother.

He had deep depression, even though he would frequently tell stories and jokes to friends and family.

On January 1, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy. It was the crowning achievement of his administration. The original autograph was lost in the Chicago fire of 1871. Surviving photographs of the document show it primarily in Lincoln's own hand.

He never let the world forget that the Civil War involved an even larger issue. This he stated most movingly in dedicating the military cemetery at Gettysburg: "that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

One week before his death, had a dream of someone crying in the White House, when he found the room; he looked in and asked who had passed away. The man in the room said the President. When he looked in the coffin it was his own face he saw.

He was the first president to be assassinated. It happened on Good Friday, April 14th 1865 at Ford's Theatre in Washington DC. The assassin was John Wilkes Booth, an actor, who somehow thought he was helping the South by murdering the president.

So the next time you see his face plastered all over your newspaper's sale flyers in the month of February; remember he was our 16th president and a mighty, mighty good man.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Back To Reality...

Well, I was finally able to get my mama home safe and sound after her back surgery. It's been a long two weeks but thank the good Lord above she is now doin' amazin'ly well! But a week ago, I wouldn't have thought so.

This afternoon I was able to grab my camera and do what I love to do. Walk our property and enjoy the beauty around me.

The deer are really wanderin' all over now. I reckon they are just as antsy as I am for spring's arrival.

Doesn't this look like a lil' birdie? I'm thinkin' a lil' birdie did it too. Could be a self portrait.

Here's a spot where deer are beddin' down for the night.

I think I'll leave pillows with chocolates placed on them and a bath towel twisted in the shape of a bunny.

Now I can get back into my routine and focus on creatin' some new dollies! YaY!!!
I'll keep ya posted...
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I Need To See...

anythin' but the white stuff!

Since Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow yesterday, I strongly suggest he go into the Critter Witness Protection Program if he knows what's good for him.

Nah... I'm just pullin' his hairy lil' leg. But he's still on my sh*t list.

So I will just have to look at photos from the past for the next six weeks... and dream.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Will He Or Won't He...

For his sake, I hope he doesn't.

Happy Groundhog Day!!!
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