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Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year Blessings

Now is here...
A fine new start
For a whole New Year...

 New Year Blessings to family and friends 
May your days be filled with
Joy, Peace and Love.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Blessings

Ring Christmas Bells
Merrily Ring
Tell All The World
"Jesus" Is King

Wishing you Peace, Love and Joy this Holy Night

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

~~What Child Is This~~

This Is Christ The King

What Child is this who laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping?

Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping.

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing;
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.
Raise, raise a song on high,
The Virgin sings her lullaby,
Joy, Joy for Christ is Born,
the Babe, the Son of Mary

Joy, Joy for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

May the Spirit of Christmas bring you Peace
The Gladness of Christmas give you Hope
The Warmth of Christmas grant you Love.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sights of the Season

Our hearts grow tender with 
childhood memories and love of kindred,
we are better  throughout the year
for having, in spirit,
become a child again
at Christmas Time
                                          Laura Ingalls Wilder

Primitive Blessings are sent your way
wishing you all
The Magic of an Ordinary Day

Thursday, December 15, 2011

~~Primitive Gals, Are We~~

Oh Christmas Tree
Oh Christmas Tree
Much pleasure you do give me
Good morning friends,
 a balmy day in Southwest Missouri
rain, mid 60's,  makes me smile this December.

10 days until Christmas ~wow~
Are we ready... yes, no,  almost!

Primitive Gals, Are We
Run here and there, oh dear, I fear
one more gift or maybe two,
 finish that scarf for Auntie Sue.

I am finding the pattern is the same,
there is never enough time for creative minds.
We primitive gals are an ambitious lot
you will not find us lying on a sofa much.

Cutting and stuffing, painting and rusting;
 sanding all thru the night
that wooden shelf has to be just right.
Simply prim is what we do,
crafting lovely gifts for you.

 We primitive gals...
Brenda and Cathy, Gina and Tammy
 Teresa and Robin, Pam and Annie
Tricia and Tonya, Connie  and Connie
If we seem a little frazzled
bare with  us,  we love the hassle.

Seasons come and seasons go
but that will never change our soul,
our passion is a Simpler Thyme
my Primitive world,
just mine.

 Simple Christmas trees 
at the Cabin

Oh Christmas Tree
Oh Christmas Tree
Your branches are so lovely

Oh Christmas Tree
Oh Christmas Tree
Much pleasure you do give me
This year I brought back my white flocked tree,
these sweet paper silhouette's are lovely.
The dove was a gift from talented
Brenda ~~The Rusty Thimble

Kris Kringle Tree
Santa - sometimes called Kris Kringle
His merry eyes - oh how they twinkle
My simple Santa tree
quite primitive, oh how I love thee

Snowman Tree
One day I built a snowman
I built him out of snow,
You should have seen how fine he was
all white from top to toe.
Oh Snowman tree you make me smile
think I'll just sit and gaze for awhile.

Vintage Tree
Outside there's a pine tree
standing straight and tall
It needs no decorations
nature's done it all
Pine cone's on it's branches
Icicles glistening bright
Snow upon it's needles
where birds take rest at night

I see it from my window
and take the time to say
Thank you for your beauty
on this Christmas Day

Paper Ornament Tutorial
These were so simple and fun to make.
The silhouette's are printed on top of a music sheet.
I first printed the music sheet, put back into printer
then selected 9 wallets (per program)
printed on top of the music.
I used another music sheet for backing
These were printed on top of black script, I did not like it
as well as I liked the sheet music.
Next step: along the edge
tape front and back sheets together,
just need a little to hold in place while you sew.
Using my sewing machine I sewed around the sides
and bottoms of each wallet picture, do not sew the top.

Next step: cut each picture out, there will be a small
margin between each pic, be careful not to snip the stitches.
Next: I then stuffed each picture with a small amount
of fiberfill to give it dimension.

Next: Cut a 4 inch piece of lace or jute for hanger
insert into picture and then sew across the top.
I liked to set the ornaments into the branches but
with the hanger attached you can use these for tags.
Also can embellish as you wish,
add glitter around the edges, attach a rusty bell
I added silver snowflake brads to a few.

These ornaments would be perfect
done up with a burlap backing,
I will have to try this....

Note: Santa and colored images are not printed
on top of a music sheet, use plain paper!!
Stitch length was a 3 just slightly longer than normal,
and remember paper will dull your needle so change it out for fabric.
You can obtain the sheet music and lovely images from
The Graphics Fairy
Graphics are free
she has thousands, just search her site

~~Hugs from me to thee~~