Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Swap With Misi From 1890 Gable House & Other News

 I am so late writing this post and I have to apologize to my sweet gal pal Misi for seems like life has been crazy busy as of late and I'm just along for the ride.  I'll fill you in more about the busy part later in the post but for now you must see my new lovely treasures that Misi sent me.
 I have found spots in our lovely home for these new gifts....the witch shadow box that Misi made now sits on our mantle ....front and center for all to see. I don't even have words to explain how much I love this still my heart.  Misi also included the most  amazing pumpkin doll from  Jennifer Tavoletti (sitting left  of the shadow box).
You should have seen my face when I unwrapped this lovely too...I had tears in my eyes that was for sure.  Misi is so very generous and so very own these just sends my mind a twirl.
I know...I know...the first three pieces where more then enough she had to spoil me even more.  In fact as I write this now I'm stuffing my mouth with Moose Munch...LOL.  I tried to stay out of it because I'm sure most of you know once you start eating it, it's soooooooooo hard to stop eating it...LOL!!!! :0)  The hand soap smells wonderful....the hand towel is so cute I wont use it as a towel though (maybe make it into a pillow). The Halloween pasta is going to be our Halloween meal....Silas is going to love finding the spiders in it.  :0)
Misi also sent this sweet little pumpkin gal from Kaf Grimm of Grimitives.... isn't she the sweetest little thing you every saw!!!! Pumpkin love!!!
Yes,  There is more....look at this sweet piece Misi made....I know.... down right spoiled rotten I am.  THANK YOU MISI!!!!  You really know how to spoil a Halloween Fall lovin gal like me.  All these treasures are held close to my heart....THANK YOU!!!! If you'd like to see what I made Misi please go to her blog and check out her Sept 18th post.

What else have I been up too... well we made a quick over night trip to Lori's  "Gathering of  Primitives show" in Amherst VA.  It was worth the 10 hour round trip.....sure it was raining but who cares when there are so many amazing primitives around.  I was a kid in a candy store.   Plus my hubby was such a good trooper who helped drive and watch Silas as he ran around on the farm.  Here are some photos that I took.
Silas checking out Tina's (The Burlap Owl Primitives) table.  One of her sweet dolls came home me.

Here is Susan and Dorrie's (Olde Threads) tent...if you look real hard you can see them in there...LOL.

More of their goodies...some of their lovely creations came home with me too.

 This was Teresa Miller's tent... I was lucky enough to see Teresa at the Lititz PA show so I didn't buy much from her.  Plus I got to see her again in Lititz PA for the Porch Walk (Which I brought home something from Teresa both times...LOL).
 This is Becky Carney's was so nice to meet her since she had been in my Etsy favorites for a long time.  Now I own one of her Fall themed Santas.

 Here are my boys...they had a good time seeing Lori and Pete's donkeys, chickens, sheep, cat, and dogs.   Silas also liked playing in the mud...but I was prepared...extra socks, pants, and shoes in the car....LOL. :0)
 Here is just a small sampling of what  came home.  I think it will be hard not to go next year....LOL!!!
 As some of you know I also had my first show in years at "The Spirit of Friends" show in Lucas Ohio at Malabar farm.  I did okay my first time out and plan on sharing a table again with my good friend Jackie.  It was fun to meet some Facebook friends and new fans.... so many nice comments and well wishes.  It really warmed my heart and gave me encouragement.  Here are some photos of our table.

 Are you tired of reading yet?  Well I have a few more things to share with you all.   Every year Lori from Notforgotten Farm has a Halloween challenge.  Last year I did a purse but this year I did something different with her challenge piece.  I sure hope you like it.

Lori will have a voting poll up soon so everyone can vote for the piece they like best.  Please go vote...even if you don't vote for those that entered in the challenge. :0)
Okay.... I think I'm getting to the end....LOL!!!  My sister FAAP group on Etsy will be opening a selling page tomorrow on facebook for those of you who'd like to buy and see some very talented ladies.  We are a fun creative group and I hope you will come join in...there will be a great giveaway too.  Yes, I did make something for the giveaway...but you need to go to facebook and find out what it is. ;0)  Here is our blog if you'd like to check us out... . 

I have also been honored with being added to the Primitive Handmades Mercantile group....what a group of talented ladies those are.  I sure hope I can make them proud of having me with them.   The selling site is update every third Friday of every month... here is a link

Also I'd like you all to keep my mother in your thoughts and prayers....she goes in for major surgery tomorrow and will spend 2-4 hours in surgery.   I am hoping all goes well and I wish I could be with her.  I know my Father and Sister will keep a close eye on her and her doctor is top in his field so she's in good hands.  Thank you my friends and I hope I didn't bore the heck out of you all.
I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy.


  1. Wow!!! Love your swap goodes with Misi! The shadow box is amazing along with all your other goodies. You are one lucky girl. Thanks for sharing the pics of the craft show. Always love seeing the handmades of these talented gals! Hugs!

  2. Hi Theresa, What wonderful swap goodies from Misi! Yes, she is so generous and so talented, love everything!!! Awesome show at Lori's, I hope to go one year! Love your new creations, your kitty is awesome!!! Hugs, Lecia

  3. Hi Theresa, good to catch up with you. The swap things from Misi are so nice, how sweet. I love the pictures of the show you wnet to, I would love it if we had shows like that near me, well maybe not I would feel like I had to buy everything. LOL
    Saying special prayers for your mom!
    Be blessed,

    1. Thank you so much Cindi for sending your prayers to my Mom... I am most grateful for your kindness. Hugs

  4. Wow gal...where do I begin...First off...prayers for your Mom and hoping everything goes well.
    Your swap with Misi is truly unbelievable - I'm in awe of all the wonderful things she made you. You are blessed.
    The booth looked amazing and I sooooo love your cat! Great job. I admire your creations so much Theresa.
    Hugs and blessings

    1. Thank you so much Wendy for your prayers for my Mom. I know she's in good hands but that doesn't stop me from worrying about it. I'm a nervous Nellie by nature. You are to kind....I am truly blessed to have you as a friend. Hugs

  5. Gorgeous swap goodies! I got my swap goodies from Misi and I just want to say how much I love the pumpkin doll she bought off of you! You are truly talented!
    Hugs and prayers for your Mom for a speedy recovery.
    I will go over and vote, if I'm not too late..;)

  6. Thank you so much for the prayers and for your kind words about my creations. Hugs

  7. Sending up thoughts and prayers for your mom and a big reassuring hug for you friend. It will be alright. Oh my just gushing over your gifts from misi. I'm patiently ( well maybe waiting for a box from her. Like waiting on christmas. Your show looks awesome. I haven't did one for years in our area they just don't get the differnce between handids and imports.Warm Blessings! Amy

    1. Thank you my sweet friend for your prayers!!! Yes, It's hard selling to people who don't understand the love and attention of hand made items. I can't blame you about being excited about your package coming from's just like Chriatmas morning...magical.

  8. Just to update you Mom's surgery went well and she is now in a room resting. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!!!!

  9. Thinking of you and your mommy with prayers for comfort and a healthy recovery {{HUGS}}
    You are so very welcome my friend ..nothing can compare to the absolutely wonderful items my talented friend made for me *Thank you again so much xxoo