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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Catching-Up Saga Episode 2: Snow, Stars, Shopping, and Stitching


Snowy Trees

Snowy Horses

Snowy Roads to Work. Yea.

More Snowy Roads...

Snowy Class- Aren't they cute?

Snowy Field

Snowy Sky

Snow... Nope! Class quietly working on a snowy day... Ahhhhh...

Snow- 3 inches... Called for a dusting. Hah!
Starry Child- Emma holds the record.  19 stars (but count to make sure!).
 The only place I went for Black Friday Shopping... First 25 customers got a $10 gift certificate.  AND from 7am - 9am you got 40% off a Christmas item and 15% off a regular item.  Soooooo, since I live 10 minutes away, I rolled out of bed around 6:30 am, donned a ball cap, drove there, got in line outside of the store in 24 degree weather around 6:45 am.  Waited patiently for about 15 minutes.  They opened the door and guess what? I was one of the first 25!
So, here are the trinkets that I got!  I love the tin star for the tree this year!  And my favorite candle- Gingerbread Cookie!

 A few Christmas goodies I picked up.  The dried oranges are from a place called The Round Barn outside of Gettysburg.  I will post picture of my trip to Gettysburg another time. The adorable prim flicker candle comes from our blogging friend, Kim at Valley Primitive Stitches. Do you know why she is famous in our blogging world?  Go check out her blog and see... She has adorable items on her Etsy!
My mom got me these.  She thought I could sell them on eBay.  The apple one will be going up.  I am going to hang on to the clove one...
Purchases from Thrift Stores- The whole lot- under $10.  I am going for a vintage/Old World Christmas look this year!

Been stitchin'.  Trying out cross-stitching. All I can do is the x's.  I can't figure out the others.  The "Christmas Joy" one is a free pattern from Christine at Preferably Prim.  The one on burlap, "Merry Primitive Christmas" is a free pattern from The Primitive Hare.  How should I finish them?  I don't know if I can do the Primitive Christmas one like she has on her website.  Is that allowed? Can you adjust the pattern if you don't sell it or anything? Any ideas? Please help me to follow the right protocol. Other questions- Do I need to wash the white fabric?  Should I add some felt holly leaves to the burlap one (Hubby's idea...)?
Well, dear friends, episode 1 & 2 is about all I can muster.  My next two episodes, to be released who knows when, will be about my trip to Gettysburg and Lititz!  Oh, and there are new items listed on eBay.  If you are interested.  

Thank you for all of your support, comments, kind words, and friendship!
Blessings, Dear Ones!


  1. I love the snow!!! Looks like you have found some wonderful gems! Take care. Dianntha

    1. Hi, Dianntha!
      Thank you for stopping by! I love the snow too! Driving to school was a bit aggravating, but the beauty more than made up for it!

      By far my greatest gems are my students! Aren't they cute? My one student, it was only the second time he had seen snow, and this was the most he had ever seen!

      I am looking forward to decorating, though, with a new look for Christmas. We shall see! Had to take a break from moving and dusting things. Starting to get hives!

      Hope you are well!!!!!

  2. I love the snow so much too..I love your treasure so much
    So sweet
    Lovely stitching xxx

  3. Heather, the snow pictures are beautiful. The road to work , well I would even love working if I could travel such a route. But that much snow here in the south and our little county would come to a complete stand still. It would be dangerous to venture on any road around here. We are so unaccustomed to snow here. You were brave venturing out on Black Friday. Love your goodies. I might have tried it to go to a Prim Store. We don't have those here either. I so want to visit Penn. one day. Can't wait to see pictures of your trip. Have a blessed Sunday.

  4. Love all those awesome snow photos!
    Especially with your class.
    Wonderful new treasures too.
    I love the stitchery on burlap!
    Woolie Hugs
    Granny T


  5. Hi Heather! It is so good to come and read at your blog. How fun to have gotten some snow. I really want some. The last two Christmases have been brown here in Minnesota so that is not very festive. Thanks for sharing everything. It was great hearing from you again friend. Have a great week.
    Be blessed,


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