Wednesday, May 27, 2009

BEACHY!

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I'm in the process of putting together my "beach collection" ~ sand and shells hubby and I have collected in our travels. For this one I used a Tequila bottle, glued beach glass on top of the stopper, and embellished it with some vintage sea shell graphics, raffia, and a round metal-rimmed grungy tag noting the location. This was fun to do! I like how simple looking it came out, keeping the focus on what's in the bottle.

'Til next time,

Mary

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!



To all the servicemen and women who so greatly sacrifice for us, my heartfelt thanks and appreciation!

I don't know about you, but in our neck of the woods, it just won't stop raining. We did have a deficit, but c'mon, we're flush now! LOL! Hubby and I were going to go up to Lake Jocassee (the wilderness lake!), with the boat, but the weather hasn't been cooperating. The lake is surrounded by mountains, so when a storm blows over, it can get downright scary on that lake. And more rain is forecast for the next week. Poor hubby, he spent the last 2 days spiffing his boat up!

Hope you are all enjoying the long weekend with your loved ones.

'Til next time,

Mary

Sunday, May 17, 2009

New! FABRIC Hang Tags on eBay Now







To go to the eBay listings, click on the "On eBay Now" link in the column to your right.

Friday, May 15, 2009

KSGP Shoppe Grand Opening Today!



Well, today's the day! We're all so excited about Kindred Sisters Gathering Post's new venture ~ an on-line shoppe! We're LIVE now. Just go to the image link in the column to your right, click on it to arrive at the main page, then click on the banner to enter the site. Our Xoch of Xochibear's Primitives has already sold one of her always unique dolls! What to go Xochie!

Please be sure to sign up to be added to our mailing list and earn a chance to win the give-a-way being advertised on our home page! The giveaway has been generously donated by Debbie of Barefoot Primitives, (see below).


We'll be behind the scenes to get any kinks that might come up worked out for the site ~ the shipping fees can be one such bugger ~ at least for me anyway. I like to keep those shipping costs down. If you have any questions about that, everyone's email address is at the bottom of their booth page. I'm sure all the gals would be glad to work with you to offer different shipping options or the most economical way to ship if you would drop them a line with your zip code.

Til next time,

Mary

Thursday, May 14, 2009

EXCITING NEWS!




The Kindred Sisters Gathering Post is opening a new on-line web site beginning tomorrow, May 15th! JUST CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE to see what The Sisters have for you! From the chatter I've heard, all the girls have been busy as bees creating one-of-a-kind primitive treasures.

It was my pleasure to design the graphics for the new web site, and Sara of Graphic Pretties put it all together!

Who's participating in the new web site you might ask? Well here's the list of those talented artisans whose names you may recognize:

Doreen from Aunt Reen's Soap Closet
Debbie of Barefoot Primitives
Ann ~ Crowing About Primitives
Cindi from Gracie Lou Originals
Bev ~ Heartland Creations
Angie of Hickory Nut Hollow Primitives
Kelly from Mystical Entities
Colleen & Donna of Prim Paper Thyme
Sue ~ Rabbit Hollow Primitives
Kathy from Red Barn Primitive
Sara of Sweet Magnolia's Farm
Maureen ~ Sweet Meadows Farm
Shirley from Skellyton Art
Kimberly ~ The Artful Attic
Patty of Toad Hollow Primitives
Kimmie ~ Whispering Prims
Xoch ~ Xochibear's Primitives
and me, Mary of Sew Dear To Me

What a roster, huh?!!! If you're familiar with these primitive artists, you know we're going to have quite a variety of unique, one-of-a-kind handcrafted items for your pleasure! We are all really excited about this new venture and looking forward to seeing old friends and making many new ones. The web site has links to all our gals' blogs, eBay listings, and/or other web sites on which their wonderful wares are being sold. If you have a favorite seller, you'll be able to follow and visit their sites to see what they're up to!

'Til next time,

Mary

Thursday, May 7, 2009

What's Blooming in South Carolina Right Now?

May can be heavenly in South Carolina ~ if you get the "perfect" Spring season. One where it doesn't warm up too soon, then get hit by a frost, followed by the fast forward to hot-hot-hot Summer! This year we couldn't ask for prettier weather, although we've been getting pounded by thunderstorms and tornado warnings. The only interior room in our house is a hallway, so if a tornado comes across our neck of the woods, we better throw a mattress over us and the 3 dogs and pray!

So...here's what's blooming now at our house...


This is our very first peony bloom with more to come I hope. This one sprung up in the bed at the front of the house. We have several more in the back border bed that have not yet bloomed but are close!


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Don't forget your MOTHERS! Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 10th. Hubby and I are working on a red cardinal whirligig for my Mom. It's in the final painting stages today and might not get to Mom exactly on time. She's used to me being late. I'll send her a photo and let her know it's on the way! When it's done, I'll post it here. We had bought a yellow bird whirligig when we lived in Suffolk, VA, several years ago. It had been sitting in the garage until I convinced DH to put it up in the back border garden a couple of weeks ago. As he cheerfully obliged, he started thinking "oh, I could make a bunch of those and sell them on eBay and make some money." Well, after working on the one that is our Mother's Day gift, he quickly realized there's not much profit margin to be had! LOL!

'Til next time,

Mary

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Taking down a 60 foot Pine Tree ~ or "Cowboy Tree Removal"


On Friday DH was determined that he was going to cut down that unsightly pine tree at the corner of our property. Every time he'd come home, from the top of the hill down the road to our house, he'd see this ugly tree and it would irk him. For the past 3 months I have been calling Duke Power, requesting that they take the tree down since they were the ones who had limbed the thing to death due to its close proximity to their power lines. On Thursday, another phone call resulted in their telling me that they weren't going to take it down, that it was still "green." Our next door neighbor told us that Jimmy, the previous owner had been arguing with them for 10 years to come take it down. So DH rigged up his body harness and went to work!

So here's how it went...Me with the camera in one hand and the phone in the other, ready to call "911", so scared for DH while he was up that tree ~ my whole body was numb. Clicking on the photos will give you a bird's eye view of the whole operation!







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