Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Good bye Christmas, Hello New Year

I hope all our reader's had a wonderful Christmas! It's so much preparation and build-up to the big day. Then it's over in a blink and it's time to put away the decorations. My house always feels extra bare once the flurry of season change and FallHalloweenThanksgivingChristmastime are over. Does yours? May I suggest you check our C&PLG listings on eBay where you might find the perfect little item to fill in a bare spot or two? I noticed our lovely and talented Leanne of  harvestmoonbythelake has some handsome penny rug candle mats listed. They are perfect for a little touch of warm color to get us through the long month of January and the dreary month of February.  

Speaking of the dreary month of February, Elsie of sunshinerosie  has this sweet Valentine doll listed. Her folk art is so expressive and makes for a wonderful collectible. Click right here to see this auction and I am certain she will have more listings soon. Thanks for visiting our blog :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas rush rush rush

Our ladies are so busy right now baking, shopping, craft shows, but we would all like to wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and we will return in 2011 with bigger and better ideas. Until then we would all like to say


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Veterans Day 11/11/10

Remember the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
We owe them,and their families, so very much. Thank you!

Variety of Talents

We have a variety of talent represented in our C&PLG group and among us is a quilt maker/quilt pattern designer, Susan of SuzGuz Designs.

She was asked to submit a block for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine, Volume 2, out on newsstands now. They have started  a blog tour this week, here: Quilty Pleasures Blog and they are giving away items every day. Susan will be featured on the blog tour on Wednesday (today). However, she is also giving something away every day on her blog this week. There are some fantastic giveaways. Susan's blog is:SuzGuzDesigns Blog Visit it to learn more about Susan and her quilt designs. You will find your visit with her inspiring!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Another selling blog has opened

I just learned another of our talented ladies is busy stocking a selling blog. This one belongs to  Pat of Yellowsweetpotato and here is her link:
                                 Yellow Sweet Potato Selling Blog 
An adorable ragdoll Pat made a while back sits in my family room and I smile everytime I see her. Pat's crafting skills are amazing and her items every bit as finely made as they are sweet.

There's a new selling blog on the block

One of our C&PLG ladies has opened a new selling blog. Jaja works with beautiful vintage wools that she upcycles. I am the proud owner of one of her penny rug runners and her stitch work is wonderful. Check out Jaja's offerings at her selling blog, Jaja's Enchanting Shop. You can also find her on etsy, Jaja's Enchanting Vintage Quilt Shop .

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Words of wisdom from Dr. Suess

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Quote for the day

The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either.
Mick Jagger

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Sneak Peak at more C&PLG Fall listings

Are you are looking for a gift or a little something to brighten up that spot in your home
 or perhaps  looking to learn a new craft? Stop by our ebay auctions and see if we are offering just what you need. Here is a peak at a few new listings since our last post:

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sweet September

We have started listing some fall items now so we hope you will stop by and check out our ebay listings. Here is a shortcut for you to click on: C&PLG and here are some tempting pictures :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A trip to Alaska

No not me but my neighbor. They left for Alaska on vacation and I got to baby sit her flowers. Mind you this lady has an acre and it is all in different flower beds. While it is wonderful to live by your own personal park it is a lot of work to babysit. We were in a heat wave and drought at the time they left for 12 days I was in charge keeping this alive. I spent 1 1/2 hours daily watering just the potted plants. But must say I owed her because she took care of my flowers for 6 weeks while we traveled this summer. So since i got a new lap top and wanted to play around and see how the picture thingy worked I took some photos to share with you all. Hope you enjoy them because fall is coming on fast here in our neck of the woods.

So i hope you enjoyed your tour of my neighbors back yard. Now mind you this is just the back yard the front yard is just as beautiful. The buiding you see is her garden shed

Monday, July 26, 2010

SUMMERTIME... and the livin is easy....

well it is summer and we are all out and about enjoying the pretty weather. Personally I love the hot humid weather but I know others do not.
This is how I try to spend as much time as possible during the summer because winter is right around the corner *blek* I am not a winter fan at all.
so if I was a rich woman this is where I would probably like to live *DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA* We spend a week there every year and I love it. I think I could easily be a beach bum.

Then when we are home I try to spend as much time as possible outside. Although I must say the humidity has been to high even for me. But we have an above ground pool so enjoying that this summer. Grandkids and our grown kids have been here a lot this summer so it has been very busy. Plus we had two granddaughters graduate from high school. One in Wisconsin and one in Tennessee so we were on the road for about two months straight. But there is NO PLACE like home.

Although I have loaded my shop on ETSY with alot of items this week. Hurry over and check out YELLOWSWEETPOTATO Etsy shop..
Well I wish you all a happy fun filled summer.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Elephant Stew Recipe

I purchased a cookbook at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop this morning and found this unusual recipe in it.

1 med size elephant, 2 rabbits (optional) salt and pepper

Cut the elephant into small bite-size pcs. This will take about 2 months. Cook over a 465 deg kerosene fire about 4 wks. Serves 3800 people. If more are expected,the 2 rabbits may be added but do it only if necessary, most people don't like hare in their stew.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ladybug Winner!

Thanks so much for everyone that signed up for the prim ladybugs give away...
but sadly there can be only one winner, which is.......
Valerie from Tennessee!

Your prim ladybugs will be flyin' your way on Monday!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

JUNE Give Away

Summer is really slammin' the Midwest and maybe where you live!?! So in honor of summer... the June give away is SIX Ladybug Bowl Fillers (bowl not included), from Barefoot Primitives.

To enter simply leave a comment and an email address so I can get in touch with the winner. I will draw the names for the lucky winner on June 25th. Thanks for visiting our blog and good luck!

Please note: Due to cost of shipping etc we limit these giveaways to US entries only, sorry for any inconvenience.

Friday, April 30, 2010

And The Winner For The April Giveaway Is......

I had my son Tyler pick a name and he picked Melissa Bowman :-).

Congratulations on your win Melissa! I will be in touch with you soon to get all of your info. Thanks for visiting our blog! And thanks to all who entered and for the very nice comments.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April Giveaway Is Here

Hi Everyone,

The April giveaway is finally here : )

Happy Spring! I just love this time of year with the birds singing and the flowers starting to bloom, soooo for this months giveaway I made a cute little floral needlepunch pouch. This is a design by Threads That Bind. I just love their designs. The back of the needlepunch piece is backed with a pretty light green wool. The back of the pouch is the same red wool as the straps on the pouch. I attached a few vintage buttons with a rusty pin.

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment and an email address so I can get in touch with the winner. I will draw the names for the lucky winner on April 30th. Thanks for visiting our blog and good luck!
Please note: Due to cost of shipping etc we limit these giveaways to US entries only, sorry for any inconvenience.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

April Giveaway

Hello everyone, There is going to be a little bit of a delay on the April giveaway. It will be posted next week : ).

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Giveaway Coming Soon

Hi Everyone
I just wanted to let everyone know to keep your eyes open for the April giveaway to be posted sometime next week. I hope everyone is enjoying their Spring so far. Have a nice Easter holiday everyone : )

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

March Giveaway ~ WINNER

**UPDATE** The winner for this month is DENISE. Congratulations! I will be contacting you via the email information in your entry. Thank you all for responding. Stay tuned for the April giveaway...coming soon! ***
Thank you for following and reading our blog. The month of March has come in like a lion in our household so I apologize for the delay in posting the giveaway. This month I am offering notepads from some of my favorite primitive artists. Included in the set is one regular sized notepad and four mini pads. I LOVE using these and hope you will, too.

Please indicate your desire to be entered into the drawing by writing a comment to this post. I will select a random winner on March 30th. You must have a mailing address in the United States to be eligible.
Note: the little red dot you see on the notepads is from the reflection of my camera flash off the clear plastic wrap.

Happy Spring!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Just Listed Spring Penny Rug Runner

see this at jaja8 on ebay
I am now a Power Seller Status, Happy to be promoted by ebay, and thankful to all my wonderful customers over the past 11 years. I will continue to keep up the good works in helping you with purchases on ebay through my store and auctions.

We may be small but we have variety!

Our merry little group of crafters come from all corners of our country and represent many different crafts. We have some needle punchers among us and frankly this craft fascinates me. The charm and detail these ladies can bring out in a project is amazing to me. I think of it as coloring with thread. Charlene of redlockscreations has this adorable make do listed on ebay right now. Seeing it on this last day of winter,HOORAY!!, really made me smile. Invite it and spring into your home. You deserve it after the long,cold snowy winter we just went through! Click on this link to see the auction: COME ON SPRING!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March! and we hope for spring

I love the vintage look of this rabbit and it certainly turns your thoughts to SPRING! Wouldn't this look pretty displayed in your home? Our C&PLG member, Becky of Kayla's Kountry Korner, offers you this listing and her eBay shoppe has so much more! You can find fun items for gift giving, to brighten up areas in your own home or if you are a crafter, fun little accessories to add to your handmades and gatherings. Here is the link to Becky's listing for this BUNNY. Also take some time to look through her shoppe for other fun goodies. As always, thanks so much for visiting our blog. 

Saturday, February 27, 2010


I love this cheesecake recipe, it's really big and oh so good.

Serves 16-20
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 TBLSP sugar
3 Tblsp melted butter or margarine
5 - 8 oz pkg cream cheese softened
1 cup sugar
3 Tblsp flour
1 Tblsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs
1 can cherry or blueberry pie filling
Preheat oven to 325 deg. Mx crumbs, sugar & butter and press firmly into springform pan. Bake 10 min.
Beat well the following ingredients: sugar, flour, vanilla with electric mixer until smooth, no lumps. Add sour cream and eggs mixing on low until well blended. Pour into crust
Bake 1 hr 10 min or until center is almost set. Refrigerate 4 hrs or better overnight to ripen. Top with pie filling.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spring Cleaning

Our C&PLG sister Debbie, of barefoot*primitives, has made a jumpstart on her spring cleaning and her overstock is your great find! If you are a crafter or a collector she has several auction groups that might interest you. Here is her latest:

And for your shopping convenience click HERE to find this auction. Don't forget to check out all the other C&PLG listings too.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

More C&PLG listings......

Well it has been a few days and there are just too many items to pick from to post here. I will really try to keep up with this better. Today I found this darling bunny needle punch piece.
I know Doris is wonderful at this and always has something special listed in C&PLG auctions. You really need to do a search of C&PLG auctions to see all our needle punch items, penny rugs, dolls and so many other wonderful items. Here is just one of them to see more of Doris's items just click right HERE Her new ebay idenity is luv2punch.

Now to see more of our C&PLG auctions just click HERE

Thanks for taking time to visit our blog. Hope when you click on the c&plg search you will find something you cannot live without.