Wishing you Primitive Fall Blessings

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

My Harvest Blessings Swap with Debbie

Good morning Prim Friends and 
Happy October!

I am a couple days late in sharing the wonderful goodies I received on Saturday.  I joined in Amy's Harvest Blessings Swap, and she paired me with Debbie from Barefoot Primitives

What a great swap partner Debbie is!  Look at all the goodies she sent me!
All wrapped up in beautiful Fall colors

A Halloween bunny complete with a creepy head in his sack...quite whimsical!

three candy corns bowl fillers

...and three flatty pumpkins - too cute!

A chubby pumpkin guy!

Whimsical cross-stitch!

Deb also purchased this adorable cow creamer for me...I collect them and he is a perfect addition to my collection!

Love the labels, note cards and tag!

Cute Halloween tucks, wooden crow and Fall bottle brush trees - LOVE
Debbie was so generous and I can't thank her enough for all the wonderful goodies she sent me.  Her package was a little late going out, as somewhere along the line, this ole brain told me I had an extra day to mail out my package...but it's on it's way to her now.

Thank you again Deb and thank you Amy for another great swap!

Speaking of swaps - for those gals who joined in my Pin keep Swap - I'll be getting your partner's name to you by tomorrow.  
and one last thing....

I still have a few Fall/Halloween items left in my Etsy shop - you can save an additional 10% today ONLY by using coupon code




Have a blessed day everyone!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pin keep swap - final days to sign up

I'll be making this one last call for any swappers who wish to join in the 
Winter Pin keep Swap.  
Sign-ups end next week. 

Find all the details on the swap my clicking on the picture on my right sidebar.
I'd love to have you join!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's not too late - Pin Keep Swap

It's not too late to join in the Winter Pin Keep Swap!
It's a great way to get in the seasonal mood...and there is very little required to join in.  Click on the link to the right to find out more!

Friday, September 19, 2014

PinKeep Swap sign-ups continue

Gosh, this week has just flown by!  

I have only three prim ladies sign up so far for the

Winter Pin Keep Swap.

However, I know there are others interested, who haven't had a chance to do any blogging since my post.  It's not too late though...just click on the picture below to find out all about it.
This is a quick and easy swap and I'd love to have you join in the fun.
Click Here

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Wonderful Win!

Good morning Prim Peeps

I just HAD to share the awesome giveaway I won recently from
Michelle over at The Raspberry Rabbits!

I've followed Michelle blog and all her wonderful work for years, and we've chatted back a forth...but when I entered her 7 year Blog Anniversary giveaway, I never dreamed I would be lucky enough to win....but I DID!!

Look how beautifully my prizes were wrapped...oh yes...and yummy Raspberry Chocolate (of course).

This wonderful collection of Michelle's Folk Art Fusion Valdani hand-dyed threads are so beautiful!  And the 100% woolie charm pack is chuck full of gorgeous colors!

Michelle's blog pictures are so much nicer than mine...so here's a good look at all the goodies she sent me (picture from her blog)!
Thank you so much Michelle - I will put these lovelies to good use!  What a blessing this win is!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

He's Here! And a Winter Pin Keep Swap

Ooh so precious....may I introduce you to our new grandson,
Joseph Maximilian
born Sunday morning at 9:34am

Petie meets his new baby brother

How did it happen that my 'baby' has two babies of his own now??  Time sure flies.


In other news, please join in my 

Winter Pin Keep Swap!

You can find all the information about it by clicking on the picture at the top, right hand side of my blog.  Sign-ups last until the end of the month.  I'd love to have you join in the fun!


I finished up this Vintage-Look pumpkin gal last week...I had intended to sell her...I still may...but for now...she's sitting on a bench in our dining room, bringing me joy each time I pass by.

Have a blessed day everyone!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Winter Pin Keep Swap Sign-ups!!!

Yes, I realize it is just a tad early for winter, but if you get as busy as I do come November, the last thing you need is another swap hanging over your head, so I thought we should get started on the second installment of our Bi-Annual Pin Keep Swap.

We've done a couple of Fall-themed swaps, so I decided it would be fun to switch to a Winter theme... Let's get started on the

Winter Pin Keep Swap!

Here's the rules...yes...noone really like rules, but please read them carefully so that you understand how the swap works, and so that everyone ends the swap Happy!

Sign-ups last from now until Sept 30th.
Pinkeeps are due to be mailed no later than Oct 31st.  I will have your swap partner to you by Oct 2nd.

*Your Pin Keep MUST be mounted on something at least 5" high....like a candlestick, funnel, rusty spring, band box, etc.  You may also mount it on another pincushion to reach the correct height, but it must reach the height of at least 5".  No small, flat pin keeps included in the swap this time.  See pictures below.

*The Pin Keep MUST be handmade by you.

*Only followers of my blog and regular contributors will be allowed in this swap.  If you aren't sure if you qualify, just jot me a comment and I'll get back to you.  I usually let new swappers in my swaps, and pair them with myself, but this swap is for my faithful followers only.  I will hold more in the future.
*You MUST have a blog of your own, so that you can post about your swap when you receive it.  The gals all like to see what people make/receive - that's part of the fun!

*This swap is open to the USA and I will open this swap to my Canadian friends as well - please let me know if you are willing to swap with a lovely lady from up north.

*You MUST contact your partner once you receive her name and info to touch base.  It's also nice to let them know when you have sent your swap package and received one too.

*You MUST make a THANK YOU post on your  blog.  Noone likes their time and effort to be ignored, so don't forget to thank your partner properly.
*You can include more goodies in your swap package, but you are only obligated to make a pin keep as described above.

If for some reason you cannot meet the deadline, please let your partner know and email me as well, so we can make other arrangements.  Don't let your partner down.

Send your
Willing to swap with Canadian?
Last few swap partners 
Favorite Winter Theme (snowmen, santas, mice, etc)
to me at

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SEND ME YOUR INFORMATION!  Things are so crazy around here, and I don't always have time to chase after people for their information.  I say this every time, but inevitably, someone forgets....thanks for your understanding.  :-)

Here's a few examples to get those creative juices flowing!


Try to think outside of the box Ladies!  Perhaps use another pattern, mount it on something and make it a pinkeep....maybe use a make-do pattern for inspiration....I already have a good idea in my head what my partner will be getting!

Let's start the sign-ups now.
Please comment below
then send me an email with the information above.
I am hoping with the extended sign-up time, we'll get a record turn out this time.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Too busy for Blogging, but trying to catch up.

It has been bothering me a lot lately...I've been so busy, there seems to be very little time for blogging....I pop in...say a few words, try to sell a few creations...then I disappear for a few more days and return to repeat the  process.  (It also seems that the Blogger news feed has fewer and fewer blog posts too....are people leaving Blogger for things like Facebook and Twitter?  I for one prefer blogging because it seems much more personal to me)...anyway...back to what I was saying.....

I thought once we left behind our small town and settled in the country things would be calmer...but with 8 acres to mow...20 chickens to care for, gardens, grand-kiddos and all the other things that go with it...life is just plain BUSY...as a matter of fact...it has been so busy the last 6 months or so that I haven't even been able to boast about the upcoming birth of sweet little Petie's brother!  Yes....our new grandson is due any time now!  Time just flies!  I've placed a little birth count-down ticker on the top, left of my blog, and you can be certain I will posts lots of picture of the baby once he is born. 
Here is a picture of Maria last Sunday - she's ready to pop...the due date is Sept 22nd.

For those of you who have asked about my dear hubby...he is doing well.  He had his 6 month CAT scan and blood tests yesterday...we'll find out the results next week...so please pray that all is well...and that he continues to show no signs of cancer.
I'm off to mow again....have a blessed day everyone!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

New Update on Facebook TONIGHT at 6 pm.

Good afternoon everyone.
Just a quick reminder, as little Petie sleeps on my lap this dreary Saturday...that I will have several new offerings on my Ravenwood Whimzies' Facebook page this evening at 6 PM EST.
You will find the great Fall goodies pictured below!


Have a blessed weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Krylon Glow in the Dark Spray Paint!

For some of you this may be old news...but I have just learned that Krylon makes a Glow in the Dark Spray Paint???  Oooh...the possibilities are endless!
What would YOU do with it????  I'd love to hear your ideas!

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