Sunday, September 9, 2018


I was ready to lose my mind...for weeks I have been trying to post, and blogger would not let me sign in...I don't even know how I was signed out...but after numerous attemps I figured out what the heck was happening and why I was being blocked from signing in....GEEEEEZ!!!

It's finally cool and autumn-like weather here in Michigan and I love it!  This has been one hot and humid summer and I am ready to say "Bye-bye"' to it!  Lots going on but I'll try to be brief...We were blessed with another little grand daughter....Josephine Mae, born on August 17th.  We went down to SC just hours after she was born and had so much fun holding and snuggling with her!

She is three weeks old and is alert as can be!  Sadly.....we wont be seeing her until Christmas time...


The Early Homestead Show in Holly was this past was a great show, with wonderful vendors but the attendance was noticibly down from other years.  I set-up & staged my friend Dawn's  booth and was able to bring some of my items to sell in her booth as well.  I'm not doing shows anymore but being able to do someone else's booth is really some of my things is an extra bonus.

This is the Holly Hills Primitives booth....

These are pictures of some of the other vendors' booths....I was unable to get pictures of many of them because I was so busy and getting really hungry toward the end of the day...

The gymnasium was full of primitive dealers from all over.  I only bought one item, but there were so many beautiful things to choose from!  

I've been doing a ton of cross stitching, but I'm getting the itch to start my rughooking and applique again.   I broke down and bought the Lap-App for wool applique a couple of weeks ago.  It's still in the box, but I plan to use it.  


I was fortunate enought to take a Rebekah L. Smith class two weeks ago at my friend Melissa's house.  It was so much fun!!  Im looking forward to the next class!

We had our choice of two projects...I chose the partidge pocket...I'm ashamed to say I have finished it yet...but it will be lovely when I can't go wrong with Rebekah's designs!

This was the other design of the day...a hard choice since everything she designs is so beautiful!

This is a runner that Melissa made from a previous Rebekah class...I fell in love with it and am hoping it will be in her next book...

Well...I'm so happy I was able to figure out what the heck was happening with blogger...I love blogging and reading blogs and always appreciate comments!  

Thank you so much, happy Sunday, and have a great week!!


  1. Grandbabies are the best ! Congratulations.
    The show really looks nice. All the booths look so tastefully set up.

  2. Congrats to your new grandbaby. Christmas will be here before you knowit. As always it was nice seeing you at the show. Wish we could have talked more...maybe next time. The two stitcheries would be hard to decide on, but yours is looking good! Janice ps am loving the cooler temp.

  3. Look at that sweet smile. How precious she is.

    That looks like a really nice show. We have very few flea markets and hardly any antique shops here, well, hardly any shops period! A friend said there seems to be fewer people and fewer sales of primitives these days.

    I have a box of wool pieces because I planned to applique, never happened, probably never will!

  4. Looks like the new Grandbaby is a happy baby!
    That show looks amazing!
    I agree, Rebekah's designs are so amazing.
    Love, love, love that tablerunner!

  5. Such beautiful projects!! Love them all.

  6. I wasn't getting comments in the mail and last week they sent me an email and asked me if I still wanted to receive emails, so I said yes and now I am getting them. I wrote you a response to your nice comment and realized it was no reply. I wish we had shows like this, closer to me, but there are some in Sturbridge.


  7. Awwww...Josephine is such a cutie! I bet this is going to be the first year you rush the Christmas Holiday? ;-)
    The show looks like a good one! It's nice to see actual primitives and actual handmades...I know I appreciate hand mades more than mass produced stuff....
    Great Rebecca pieces! I admire her designs, but have yet to stitch one....maybe this Fall...
    Happy Stitching!

  8. Josephine sure is a little doll. Christmas will be here before you know it...sigh.
    I haven't finished my project from the Rebekah class, either. Just too much going on and it is not going to slow down anytime soon.
    See you next month :)

  9. Hi Bobbie,
    So sorry for your blog problems!! I can feel your pain as I had issues earlier with my computer and power loss!! Oh, technology!!!! Glad it seems to be working for you now!!!
    Josephine is adorable and looks like she is smiling!! Congrats on another grand!!!!
    Loved seeing pictures of the show and your booth looked wonderful! Sure would have loved to be able to visit!! Your new project is lovely and I know you will do a fabulous job of finishing it! Enjoy that MI weather right now, too!! This is the time of year I really miss living there!
    Take care and have a wonderful weekend!
    Heart Hugs~