Friday, October 30, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

BOO to you!

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Are you getting ready for Halloween? Found some good deals on candy for the kiddies? Costumes rounded up and ready to go? I told hubby I'd like a pumpkin, but I saw them at the local grocery store last week for $15.00, and I wasn't about to pay that! He was looking at one of my magazines and came up with a great idea to light up a pumpkin for the front porch. So while he was at the grocery store this weekend he picked up a pumpkin for $3 and some change (they must have had the wrong pricing signs up earlier). Now he's all excited about his special project! LOL! Love the cooler, crisp air we are enjoying in the evenings now. In a little more than a week they say it's the optimum time for "leaf peeping" (or "leaf peeking" as hubby likes to call it), in the South Carolina upstate.

Today I was playing with glitter. Black glitter to be exact. I created the "Boo" banner pictured above. I'm not real happy with the glue I used, although "they" say it's the best for adhering glitter. But it was fun to create something for the season to dress up our mantel for the next couple of weeks. I think hubby's inner child is going to like it! : )

Want to make one of your own? Visit The Graphics Fairy to download the graphics here:

http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/2009/09/halloween-project-and-printable-boo.html

'Til next time,

Mary

Friday, October 16, 2009

NEW Artists at the KSGP Shoppe!

Me and my other "Kindred Sisters" are pleased to announce the addition of three new vendor artists to the KSGP Shoppe!

Won't you join us in extending a big warm welcome to Annie of blur.baby - Glitter Your World (a/k/a Allegheny Annie's), Sam Johnson of Gollywobbles, and Susie Dele. We are thrilled and honored to have you with us!

Annie and Sam have their Shoppe open now ~ here's a preview for you (click on the images to enlarge) ...



...and Susie? Coming Soon! You will not want to miss, among other things, the amazing creations she dreams up using new and recycled wools, executed with impeccable sewing skills and lovely details.

With mid-month rolling around, our artists are changing up their inventory for our themed "A Thankful Gathering" array of offerings. We may have some stragglers, so be sure to visit often before November 1st! Beginning November 1st, the Shoppe will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland of new items for your holiday decorating pleasure, so don't forget to Bookmark us.

To visit NOW, just click on the KSGP Shoppe Button at the very top right hand column of this page.

If you are an artist interested in selling your hand made items on the Kindred Sisters Gathering Post Web Site, please visit the link below for further details:


'Til next time,

~*Mary*~

Friday, October 9, 2009

If you haven't had a chance to visit...

Please stop on by http://kindredsisterssellingblog.blogspot.com/

Whether you're looking for some last minute finishing decor touches to your primitive Halloween or Fall displays, OR if you are a seller, we have information available now on how to join the Kindred Sisters Gathering Post Shoppe!

Here's just a small sample of some of the wonderful handmade creations our artists have available now!

From Aunt Reen's Soap Closet

But not only do we have primitive "Halloween" or "Fall" items. Check out the great variety of unique handmade primitive creations currently for sale at the Kindred Sisters Gathering Shoppe!























'Til next time,

Mary

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Garden Volunteers

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This spring I got a late start in the garden, and then I ended up not really planting all that I had wanted to. Much less than the year before. Fortunately some garden volunteers visited, providing some lovely late season blooms for our enjoyment.

I'm referring to these pink and white Cosmos! It seemed like it was going to take forever for them to bloom ~ and, I'd hoped, before our first frost. We were finally rewarded! There was an even taller one, almost reaching the eaves of the house, but the last round of heavy rainstorms that passed through South Carolina snapped the stalk off. I should have tied it off higher up the plant.

There were a few Zinnia volunteers as well, but they were nowhere near as prolific as these Cosmos. Wonder if they'll return next year?

'Til next time,

Mary

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