Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Moo Year!


The next year is just a few days away, and CPLG is going to be giving away a surprise each month. I've been thinking about the new year with Rose Colored Glasses if you'll excuse the mixed metaphor, so let's go with the grass is always greener on the other side! Now greener can have all kinds of meanings, and one that I certainly hope applies will be the reusing of wonderful items. I call it upcycling(now) when the idea was new to me it was called recycling, and in the olde days, there was a saying "Use it up, Use it Out or Do without". So while the words change and the ideas transform, a good trait(thrifty ~ use/reuse of things with value) endures.

To kick off our year of giving, I'm offering a cow which I hope will bring you a year of prosperity. It is made from a "cutter quilt" in the pattern known as Grandmother's Flower Garden. This one seems unusual to me in the use of the brown fabrics. It immediately suggested cows to me. How now brown cow, and all that jazz...

To win this cow is simple. Leave a positive comment about one of the two following topics.

  1. upcycling
  2. coming new year

How easy is that? Well, honestly, if you are not a member of cplg it gets even more probable!!!
I'll draw from available names, with a preference for non group members. If none exist, then ladies in the group will be most likely to win! I'll need to ship this item to the winner, so if you are interested, please keep reading the blog for an announcement. Winner to be chosen on January 15th, the last day of our Valentine Launch. Y'all make a comment and come on back now!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


It doesn't seem possible that Christmas is nearly here, and it is just a week until the New Year. (It certainly needs to be a better year!) We've all had plenty of blessings this year, but lots of worries and wondering!

CPLG will be starting the year off with a launch of Valentine Keepsakes, and may have some Patriotic Items in the mix as well... beginning on January 1st, keep searching for just the right way to let someone know you care. Until then, remember to enjoy this time with our families, and remember this season(Christmas) is all about Hope and Joy!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Back to Back Contests

Woohooo Debbie! You are really sharing the Christmas spirit. Check out her blog for another prim give-away contest dear readers.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Everybody loves Santas, right?

Debbie of Simple Country Blessings has a simple contest on her blog and the prize is a cute Santa handmade by herself! Check it out here

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Awarding our Blog


Strictly speaking, this is probably a cheat. Because it is being awarded to a group blog, and because it is something I can post to... But of all the group blogs that I participate in, this is absolutely the best. Different people take turns adding to it. Sometimes it is quiet for awhile and then a flurry of activity. Just like real life. For all of the wonderful gals of CPLG U Be Amazing! (see, only one letter got dropped!) It just fits you all. ;) Jo

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Enjoy the holiday and don't let that countdown tree get you uptight. What needs to get done will get done. Meanwhile, enjoy your Thanksgiving Day. There is still much to be thankful for in this wonderful country of ours.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Great Deal

Looking for some terrific patterns for Christmas gifts this year? Or just want to decorate your home with some of your own handmades? Well look no further! Our very talented prim sister, Debbie of Simple Country Blessings, has assembled a nice variety of some of her wonderful patterns on a CD and is auctioning it on ebay. Here is a link to her auction: simplecountryblessings While you are visiting eBay if you take a moment and type the intials CPLG in the search box you will find an assortment of handmades and supplies for sale by the lovely and talented ladies of the Country & Primitives Ladies Group.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Are you catching the Christmas spirit?


Now don't get me wrong. I LOVE Thanksgiving Day....the delicious food, time spent with family and friends, reflecting on our blessings and thanking our Dear Lord for the graces He sends us. The days roll by so fast anymore. When I was little, Christmas and my birthday were my two favorite holidays of the year and they never came fast enough. Now they come and are gone in a blink but the memories of these days are always with us. As for that Christmas spirit... it is sneaking up on me and I am feeling near ready to put away my fall colored decorations to make room for the red and green and snowfolk.I did some sewing and have finished up a doll with some gingerbread accessories as an outlet for my Christmassy urges. I have her picture posted here for you and I listed her on ebay. Remember to visit all of us CPLG sisters on eBay where you can find some unique, one of a kind gifts for folks on your list or as a treat for yourself. Maureen (aka stitchesnmore)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

CONTEST PRIZES FREE

I bet that title caught your attention! Dana of Old Red Barn Co is having a wild and crazy contest to give away handcrafted QUILTS. And not just one mind you but THREE! A dear friend of mine, Susan of SuzGuz designs made one of the quilts for this contest and you still have time to enter...well, until 7pm EST,Monday Nov 17th. It has attracted A LOT of attention and some of the optional video entries are a hoot. I am convinced no matter how modern and new-fangled we get these old timey traditions we craft will always be in style. So check it out: http://oldredbarnco.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cotton Eyed Jo is at the Discovery Green Holiday Market

For all the remaining Thursdays in November(excluding Thanksgiving) and the 1st three Thursdays of December, I'll be selling hooked rugs, dolls, and holiday ornies at the Holiday market at Discovery Green. I'm sharing a booth with a friend! Our seller names at Etsy are Parish Pretties(my friend) and Cotton Eyed Jo. My seller name at Ebay is Swimminginfabric. You can see HRBrown Convention Center in the background. You can find an organic food market, several food vendors, and a variety of other items. Discovery Green is a beautiful park with water features, a couple of restaurants, and a skating rink opening for December skating! There are even concerts scheduled for the Thursday evenings of the market. This week we are even hoping to see some stars from the Latin Grammy Awards walking through the park! Stop by and visit with us, if you come to the market...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

MY THANKSGIVING DECORATION

I know Thanksgiving is coming so thought I would share my decoration with you. Pretty sad isn't it? Well I do have fall leaves in the center of the dining room table and well that is about all. Oh yes a silly turkey hanging on my wall that my daughter made. I will try and get a picture of it too. This turkey cracks me up. I have him sitting on my new tobacco lathe ladder I bought in Tennessee at our craft show in the big tent(Pigeon Forge) Hope to see you all there next year


Pat

Thursday, October 30, 2008

pictures of yellowsweetpotato craft show

Just thought I would share with you some pictures from my craft show I did last week with my two daughters. It was in Pigeon Forge Tennessee and lasted 8 days. Long time for an old lady like me to do a show. Had a lot of fun and met a whole lot of great people. Probably do it again next year too. Here is a picture of Me, Pat, yellowsweetpotato, standing in our booth trying to keep warm.

Here are my two daughters, Barb and Jane, lets just say they were bored and sleepy(and posing for my picture). We found Sundays to be slowslowslow in Pigeon Forge. That is the day most tourists go home and Monday is the day most arrive for the next week. So business was slow that day.



So I won't bore you with a lot more of my pictures but I have posted a lot more of them on my own personal blog, yellowsweetpotato.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fall decorating

well Debbie has inspired me to update some on this blog too. We have decorated for fall a bit around our home so I will show you some pictures. I really wanted some pumpkins to add to the front but mine, I tired to grow, just never made anything big enough to pick. So will have to make do with what we have.


Some are inside my home and some outside my home.



Well it is halloween and fall so we all know we absolutely must have a dish of Hershey Kisses sitting around wrapped in fall colors. I think this candy dish is empty now since the picture was taken quite a few days ago. HUM YUMMY.
SO YOU KNOW THE OLE SAYING"HAPPY FALL YOU ALL"

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Happy Fall!!!!



Fall has got to be my favorite time of year! Not too hot - not too cold!
Well since the raccoons, squirrels and deer ravaged my orchard again this year, I had to buy apples. Ugh! They got our peaches, apples and pears, the little thieves! LOL

So for the last couple days, I've been busy cuttin', peelin', cookin', 'n cannin' Apple Sauce, Apple Butter, Apple Jelly, and Apple Pie Filling. And yes, I've got two of those time saving hand crank apple peelers or I'd never be done! We did save a few apples just for munchin' or another yummy apple recipe or two! ;o)

Also made some Apple Dumplings and we took a little break this afternoon and dove into some hot yummy with a cup of coffee. Oh they were wonderful!

Here's just some of the canning... the rest is already in the pantry!
My family likes their applesauce a little chunky instead of the smooth "baby food" type! LOL



Enjoy the season my friends!
~ Debbie

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Learning more at Etsy

http://www.etsy.com/virtual_labs.php is the page with schedule of upcoming meetings in the virtual labs. If you have time on your hands... bwa ha ha, drop by there may be an open forum to go into, kind of like when we met in the library(but no food fighting).

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

July 15 is here already!

Our Sadie and Jinx listings are beginning to appear on eBay. Please type our group initials, CPLG, into the search box to see what we have created with. Although we were all inspired by the same neat pattern, each listing is as unique as the wonderful gal that created it. Hope to see you on eBay!!

Here is the link for all CPLG auctions on ebay sadie and Jinx are in this search

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=cplg

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sadie and Jinx Launch scheduled for July 15th





Because we also love Debbie's very wonderful pattern of these two cats, CPLG has decided to make our own versions of these kool kats! Beginning July 15th, search cplg on Ebay to see them!

That's just a couple of weeks away!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Jinx and Sadie Sighting!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10084146

One of the most popular cat patterns around, is Jinx and Sadie created by our own Debbie of Simple Country Blessings. We've seen many variations on this lovely pair of kats! Way to go, again, Debbie!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Summer Vacation 101

Is there anything better than summer vacation? Whether yours is just a week or two, stretches out for most of the summer, or just the beginning of a retirement ;) here are some of my favorite things about summer vacation. Feel free to add to the list, ladies.

1. Sleeping in from the alarm or sleeping through the alarm. Talk about luxury!

2. Great bargains on fruits and vegetables at the grocery, truckfarm stand, or even better straight from your own garden.

3. Heat (outside) cool ( inside) you can do your favorite, and spend most of your time in the weather zone you prefer.

4. Swimming pool for laps, or floating around just relaxing in the deep end hanging off a noodle.

5. Plenty of time to read, or sew, try new recipes, or dig in the garden, taking a road trip...Jo

DisneyWorld is not my idea of good times, but I hope my sis and her family are having a great time there this week.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Doughboy wouldn't let you down!

Let me redeem myself with this more specific, smaller version:

Easy Caramel Sticky Buns

Fresh-baked caramel rolls in just 35 minutes. What are you waiting for?
Prep Time: 10 Min
Total Time: 35 Min
Makes: 10 rolls
User Rating:
INGREDIENTS:
Topping
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4
cup chopped pecans
Buns
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
can (7.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
DIRECTIONS:
1.
Heat oven to 375°F. In ungreased 8-inch round pan, place 1/4 cup butter; heat in oven 3 to 4 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir in brown sugar and corn syrup until well blended. Sprinkle with pecans.
2.
In small bowl, place 3 tablespoons melted butter. In another small bowl, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.
3.
Separate dough into 10 biscuits. Dip biscuits into melted butter to coat all sides; dip into sugar mixture, coating well. Arrange biscuits, sides touching, over topping in pan.
4.
Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; turn upside down onto heatproof serving plate. Let pan remain 1 minute so caramel can drizzle over rolls. Serve warm.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Martha Stewart I am NOT

Since I just love to live life on the edge, I tried a new (for me) yummy Carmel Roll recipe from a fellow blog member, Maureen.

Those who know me can vouch that I am NOT a gifted baker. I require very precise recipe directions. There are good reasons why I do not improvise and rarely, if ever, make a substitution. I'm merely a Martha wanna be.

Due to an unfortunate mishap involving a pizza, I had to take a break from using my oven until I resolved some clean-up issues. This was a task that I continued to ignore for a lengthy period of time, probably in part because I could not locate the chisel in the garage. But alas, I finally cleaned my oven and decided to make these rolls to celebrate Mother's Day.

The recipe called for frozen dinner rolls but did not state the size of package or number of rolls. Therefore, I used the entire package. Based on the result, I'm assuming this was a lofty assumption. I was so busy playing bored...er...board games with my kiddos that I never once peeked into the oven until I saw smoke coming out of the back vent. That's never a good sign, although I 'm happy to report that our smoke detector is in working order. Here's the finished masterpiece:





Side overflow view:



Look at my poor oven! And right after I had cleaned it too! Baked-on brown sugar and butter. Yippee! But the rolls tasted great, just a wee bit dry since all the good gooey stuff was sitting in a molten mess in my oven!



My oven is clean again, so I'm ready for my next baking adventure. I'm getting pretty handy with that chisel.

~Becky

CARAMEL STICKY BUNS

chopped nuts and raisins

1pkg frozen dinner rolls

1T cinnamon

1pkg regular butterscotch pudding (not instant)

6T Butter

1/2 C brown sugar

Generously grease a bundt pan. Sprinkle chopped nuts & raisins in bottom. Arrange frozen dinner rolls on top of nuts & raisins. Sprinkle pudding mix over rolls. Melt butter, stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Pour over rolls. Let rise at room temp overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. While warm (or on fire) invert onto a plate.


Becky's Flower is...

I am a
Daffodil

What Flower
Are You?

Friday, May 23, 2008

Continuing role call of flowers

Jo's flower is

I am a
Snapdragon


What Flower
Are You?




which means "Mischief is your middle name, but your first is friend. You are quite the prankster that loves to make other people laugh."

Memorial Day



Memorial Day is officially celebrated on the last Monday during the month of May. Memorial Day is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. It is also a time to remember loved ones who have passed away. The roots of Memorial Day go back to 1865 and the end of the Civil War.
Memorial Day was traditionally held on the 30th of May. In 1971, Congress changed it to the last Monday in order to afford a three day holiday weekend. Regardless of the date, we encourage you to attend a parade, and to visit a cemetery to honor and remember our servicemen . Take time to remember lost loved ones in whatever way you feel appropriate.
Did you Know? Memorial Day was first called Decoration Day. It was changed to Memorial Day in 1882.
Memorial Day also marks the beginning of the gardening and summer seasons, even though summer will not occur for a few weeks later. It is usually marked by holding the first family picnic of the year.
Although our weather is still struggling to get more pleasant many of us have turned our attention to the garden. I came across this little quiz and thought it would be fun to share.

I am a
Daffodil

What Flower
Are You?


which means: You have a sunny disposition and are normally one of the first to show up for the party. You don't need too much attention from the host once you get there as you are more than capable of making yourself seen and heard. Maureen
~~~~~~~~~~~

Hi I am Pat(yellowsweetpotato) and I am this flower


I am a
Canna

What Flower
Are You?



and this is what my flower means:
"You stand up for what you believe in, even if it gets in the way of what other people think. You are proud of yourself and your accomplishments and you enjoy letting people know that."

Friday, May 16, 2008

$$$ Saving tips

We have started sharing ideas about how to trim some of the costs of our daily life. Most popular one that was mentioned, was to limit trips to the fewest number of efficient trips possible. Shopping for "manager's specials" at the grocery, or buying generic brands were another common idea. Using coupons to cut more pennies off is another. I join every keytag pennies off group, and personally don't worry if "someone" knows my favorite brand of hair dye or deodorant! If the store brand is on special, it will usually beat a coupon at our grocery, and the quality is generally very close.

On days when the coupons are included, it is sometimes a good investment to buy additional copies of the paper. I used to buy one, calculate the coupons I'll probably really use. If that was over 4 times the price of the paper, and it is usually is... check how soon the expiration dates are, and get ready to clip those coupons! This is especially good if you have a mid week paper that has a food section with coupons. When we first moved to TX, the Wednesday papers were packed full of them, and for a quarter a paper I could get big bucks of savings. Course back in the good ole days, they didn't have expiration dates sometimes!!!

Hope some of my other dear friends will come on in and add the things not included. 'Rissa suggested a website, but I copied and pasted something else over that copy paste and have CRS.... can't remember site! LOL Jo

Friday, May 9, 2008

flowers for mothers day


Just need to add this in here around Mo's post about mothers day. Got up this morning and the big brown truck had been here already or last night not real sure which. Anyway there was this box. Opened it and flowers from my son and his family. Thank you Andy,Mel,Jacob and Colin. Love my tulips
Mom, grandma, and Pat(yellowsweetpotato)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Remember Mom


HAPPY 94TH MOTHER'S DAY!


Congress approved the holiday in the United States in 1914. They set the date as the second Sunday in May each year. The idea for a day to honor mother started in Britain and was picked up by Julia Ward Howe in 1870 after the American Civil War, not to honor mothers, but to unite mothers in a protest against war. Her daughter continued calling for the holiday and a Mother's Day was celebrated in West Virginia in 1908. The holiday spread from state to state and after 45 states had approved it, President Woodrow Wilson declared the first national Mother's Day in 1914. It was a day to show a flag in honor of mothers who had lost sons in war, not really the holiday we celebrate today honoring mother for being mother. It is a commercial success today as the busiest day of the year for restaurants, and sets records for florists and long distance calls.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

NEW OLD DOLLS




So now you are wondering what I am posting about??? Well BEFORE ebay I sold these dolls at shows and people came back each year because they collected them. Well they did not sell on the internet very well and I had quit doing shows so I moved on and started making raggedy dolls. But here is my advertisement my two daughters and I are doing a fall show in PIGEON FORGE TENNESSEE IN THE BEAUTIFUL GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS. WE WILL BE IN A TENT IN PATRIOT PARK THE THIRD WEEKEND OF OCTOBER. THE PARK IS RIGHT BEHIND THE OLD MILL.
So while they were here this weekend we stopped in at countryside crafts http://www.countrysidepatterns.com/
the little shop I have been going to for years about 25 to be exact. She was having a craft class and these are the new dolls I just fell in love with again. So here is the beginning of the dolls I will be making again. There will be angels, Uncle Sam, Bitsy Ross, trick or treat little kids dressed in their pumpkin costume and a cute little witch and much much more. I will post pictures as I finish them. This is just the beginning today with the wood parts lined up for me to paint. So please keep checking back in and watch the progress.
toodles
Pat(yellowsweetpotato)






Monday, April 28, 2008

Strawberry and Raspberry Marshmallow Fluff!!!

If you enjoy watching the Food channel, you may watch Food Unwrapped. I've packed fluffernutter sandwiches for field trips for years. YEARS!!! Imagine my surprise to find out that the delicious marshmallow treat comes in flavors! I wanted to give you a link, but the place where you can see it, is behind a decision of how to pay for and order the stuff.

I have some ordered. Will let you know whether strawberry, raspberry, or the original turns out to be my fav.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008





The picture from the tulip farm is beautiful. Spring is finally in full swing here in Ohio as well. Along with the blooming things comes the furry and feathery critters too. I've seen robins, cardinals, sparrows and the true harbingers of spring for our area:the redwing blackbird. We have a small pond in our backyard which unfortunately attracts geese. We try to chase them away because of the mess they leave behind. I noticed one yesterday quite close to the house but when I went out on the balcony to make some noise to persuade him to leave, he was already gone.Turning around to go back inside I noticed our neighbor had a new weather vane up on their garage. I would love to know how that big, clumsy bird managed a safe landing on the roof peak! He was up there for a while surveying the area. Looking for a bigger and better pond to re-locate to I hope! I think this is what I love best about spring. You never know what you will see next outside. So as you go about your routine....keep your eyes (and ears) open.



Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Spring


The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining and the flowers are starting to show their colors. Boy, I love Spring! I recently went to Seattle for the first time with my family. The first day we were there we went to a tulip farm. I wanted to share this picture with you...Happy Spring!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

What's for Dinner?

One of the bestest threads I've enjoyed as a member of CPLG is one called What's for Dinner? It often includes a recipe someone has tried and likes really well. Marissa should post the one for her broccoli rice, we all love it and you will too! Here is a great recipe that could be used for gifts, or just a fun Christmas gift inside a family or your quilting bee! I snagged it from allrecipes.com The recipe includes the URL so hopefully that is all it takes to give proper credit.

I love to bake virtual birthday cakes for CPLG's ebay members on their birthdays. We can really enjoy a delicious virtual taste of each other's cake while drinking a cup of real coffee, a glass of milk, or some iced tea. Hope you'll enjoy this recipe....
Cake in a Mug
http://cake.allrecipes.com/az/CakeinaMug.asp
Submitted by: Melissa
"Cake mix in a mug that can be made in the microwave. Use any flavor of cake mix and corresponding flavor of pudding mix. For the glaze, Use a corresponding flavor of powdered mix, such as lemonade for lemon, cocoa for chocolate, etcetera." Original recipe yield: 8 coffee mugs.
INGREDIENTS:
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup powdered lemonade mix
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DIRECTIONS:
Check your coffee mugs to make sure each one holds 1 1/2 cups water.
Place dry cake mix and dry pudding mix into a large bowl and blend well with a whisk. This will be about 4 to 4 1/2 cups of dry mix and will make 8 coffee cup cake mixes. Divide mix into 8 small plastic bags (about 1/2 cup each). Place mix into a corner of each bag and tie it there with a twist tie.
Make glaze mix: in a medium bowl, combine confectioners sugar with powdered flavoring mix. Divide into 8 small plastic bags and close bag with a twist tie. Attach each glaze mix to the cake mix bags with a twist tie. Place one of each bag into each cup.
Attach the following instructions to each cup: Generously spray inside of cup with cooking spray. Empty contents of cake mix packet in cup. Add 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of oil, 1 tablespoon water to dry mix. Mix 15 seconds, carefully mixing in all dry mix. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes. While cake is cooking, place ingredients from Glaze mix into a very small container and add 1 1/2 teaspoon water. Mix well. When cake is done, pour glaze over cake in cup. Enjoy while warm.

Happy Saturday!! from CottoneyedJo who is known as Swimminginfabric on ebay

CRAFTING TIPS 'n TRICKS

Ever want to know just how in the world to do certain crafting techniques? The ladies of CPLG will be adding their little secrets here for ya! I tell ya, after you've been doing this for a few years, it becomes second nature, so as we think back to our humble beginnings, we'll be adding some goodies for ya here! Feel free to leave a comment on something you're wanting to know how to do and I'm sure one of our talented gals will post an answer in no time!

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~

RUSTING ITEMS

Remember those pre-primitive crafting days when it was rusty, ya tossed it out? Never more!

1/4 c. white or cider vinegar
1/4 c. bleach or peroxide
1 t. salt (heaping)

Combine all ingredients in an old quart jar. Add items you want to rust (safety pins, bells, pins, needles, etc), and cover loosely. Tip: Leave those safety pins closed, trust me on this. You'll have a bugger of a time getting a rusty tip through material later. The silver looking safety pins work best, the gold/brass ones just turn pink!

Place this is a SAFE spot away from children and pets! Let it sit 2 days. Due to the smell it emits, I highly suggest a safe outdoor spot. And don't hang your nose over this to watch the immediate reaction of the chemicals! You can ooooh and ahhhh looking through the side! LOL

Now after watching your little concoction for 2 days, ya know ya can't help yourself.... line an old cookie sheet or tray with paper towels. Remove items from mixture.

Tip: A quick and easy way for me is to use an old strainer and pour mixture from one container to another, catching your items in the strainer. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, pour this mixture down your sink! Dispose of it where children and pets won't come in contact. Don't reuse.

Place your tray in the sun. They will begin to rust as they dry. Turn them over, to dry on all sides. Tip: I find it helpful to do a nice sized batch, or two jars.... for those times when the sun hides from us for awhile in winter.

Ta-Da! You've made your first, of many, batches of primitive rusting goodies!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Welcome


Hi, I'm Trish from Kentuckys' Heartland.

I've been with CPLG for several years and lot's of transformations.

We are all cyber sisters here. Our group goes beyond being Artist / Craftspersons connecting because of our home-based businesses.

We share everything like most sisters. Many occasions have brought us together to laugh, cry and pray. When most of our ebay sales disappeared we never let that break our bond. Instead we scrambled to find ways to stay together. This blog is one of them.
On a side note did anyone else get shaken awake this morning by the Quake in Illinois?

Welcome to our blog

We are so glad you stopped by to meet us. We are a group of ladies that met online through our ebay group. We have been cyber friends for quite a few years. We all sell on ebay. Some have their own websites, and sell on etsy and some have their own personal blogs.

We plan on keeping this fun and interesting so you can get to "know" us a little better and keep you updated on our lives, crafts,themed auctions, and well just a lot of stuff in general. We will be having recipes, techniques, kids pictures, flower gardens(we have a master gardener in our group, her name is Debbie of simplecountryblessings) and an old lady that loves to garden(ME, Pat of yellowsweetpotato) and Marissa of RaggedyCabin she loves to garden and eat the fresh veggies she grows .

I hope you enjoyed this introduction and the other "girls" will be in later to add to it. Except maybe Janna(our leader and country creek Creations) See she is getting packed to move to California. She needs our hugs and support right now she is a lonely lady trying to handle life alone. So here is to you Janna a great big CPLG group hug.

Toodles others will be in to add to this later

Pat(yellowsweetpotato)