Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Early Works 'n Website Sale!

This year has just zoomed by! There's been a lot more good than not this last year.
And.... we're having grand baby #5 next Spring! This one's a boy... breaks the tie... we now have 2 girls and 2 boys. ;o)
 More to spoil!

I've got some new Early Works goodies going live the evening of Dec. 31.  Here's a sneaky peek..

A cross stitch scissor keep with 2 pockets, scissors and pin keep!

And on the other end of the spectrum....
an extreme prim stumpy doll with coverlet heart

I'm also having a website sale.
50% off one item, before shipping.
Starts now and ends Jan.5
Head on over and check out the goodies!

Have a wonderful 2015!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

* * Merry Christmas * *

Have a most joyous and wonderful Christmas my friends!

~ Barefoot Primitives

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Another swap --- another spoil ;o)

I joined Amy's (Bumbleebee Lane Cottage) Christmas swap. 
My partner was Becky at Ginger Creme Hollow - and here's my spoils!

You can click link below and see:

Thanks so much Becky. I love everything!
It was all wrapped up so pretty!

A ginger guy, 2 snowmen ( I LOVE snowmen) note pad and tarts and rooster pillows/tucks, rusty snowflake ornies and an awesome snowman/winter candle mat.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Early Works

Early Works goes live tonight with some new Christmas goodies! 
 Here's a sneak peek of some of my wares....

Have a wonderful Christmas season my friends!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Won this cutie

On a whim, I decided to enter a little give away and actually won! Yeah me! I won this adorable hand made kitty on a box. My Christmas goodies are out now, but this little guy will definitely be a part of next years fall decor!
Sorry, the pic just doesn't do him justice

 Made by Susan of:

Click  above to see her goodies 

Thank you Susan!!!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Giving Thanks

 In my devotions this morning I came across Psalm 118:l - 
the above verse.
Then I realized this verse is sprinkled throughout the Bible! I looked it up and it's repeated 44 times in one form or another!

It's almost Thanksgiving and I know I am so thankful for so many things!

Have a blessed and safe week with family and friends!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day

Thank you to all our veteran's!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Pattern

Myra will be making her debut on Early Works.... Halloween night!
She is also a new pattern on Patternmart and my website.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 27, 2014


Working on finishing goodies for October 31st Early Works!

Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Website Sale - 1 more day

One more day left for my website sale!

40% off everything in my store!
Finished goods, olde goodes, patterns (epattern or printed)!
And you can come back and shop as much as you like.
Sale ends at midnight Oct. 10

Have fun!

Friday, October 3, 2014

My Swap Goodies!

When I went out to get the mail this afternoon, this big 'ol box was waiting for me....packed full of beautifully packaged goodies.....

And inside... wow did  
Wendy of Ravenwood Whimsies

really spoil this 'ol gal!!

There's 2 punkin dudes... so adorable!
Fabric and grapevine(?) apples 'n punkins.
Lovely harvest orange pumpkin and checked towels.
They'll look great in my kitchen.
A basket with a pumpkin votive, Goat soap, Pumpkin sachet, stuffed bat, leaves and my fav... Ghirardelli chocolates! 
And a great memo set with pen too!

Thank you so much Wendy - you spoiled the heck outta me! 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Apples * Apples * Apples

It's apple time!
I've got bushels and bushels from our harvest this year!
And I've even been sharing with all the deer out there too.
 Thank you Lord for the harvest!
I got this done yesterday afternoon...
 apple pie filling.
Ain't nuthin' better than popping a quart of these in a pie crust and in no time - YUM!
They're also great for any kind of apple desserts too.
As you can tell, I'll be pretty busy putting up  more apples in the next few days.

Don't forget to hop over to my website for my 40% off sale!

Monday, September 29, 2014

** Website Sale and Early Works **

Hi friends!  
I wanted to let you know it's time for a website sale!
Just in time to kick start your holiday shopping/crafting.

40% off everything in my store!
Finished goods, olde goodes, patterns (epattern or printed)!
And you can come back and shop as much as you like.
Sale ends Oct. 10
Have fun!

Going live the evening of Sept 30 
in my Early Works shoppe


~ Blessings ~


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Harvest Time!

Well this year's garden has been amazing! We put a big 'ol fence around it this year to keep out the local critters...I don't mind sharing but they can be a bit pushy! ;o)
I don't recall if I planted my punkin's a little early, but the stems are browning and I had to get them hauled outta there because the march of the squash bugs are getting pretty bad. Bleck. I have this one punkin' who has taken it upon itself to grow into a monster. My husband built a little hammock for it to help keep it from breaking off too early.

This is during the summer, everything's all green....

And here was yesterday....

So we weighed it. 
Wasn't as heavy as I remember even a month ago, I think those pesky squasher's were sippin' on my big baby!
22.4 lbs.! 

And a family photo

Sadly those bugs killed off at least a half dozen of their kin :o{

This guy was also 39" around and 15" tall, not counting the stem.


Friday, September 5, 2014

A New Fall/Halloween Pattern!

Meet Ollie!
He's a whimsical punkin' dude 
standing about 12" high. 
You can find him as an instant download on Patternmart, 
or an e-pattern / paper pattern on my website. 
Links are to the right under the Early Work logo.

Have a blessed weekend my friends!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Fall Early Works goodies

Here's a sneaky peek at some Fall goodies in my Early Works shoppe the evening of Aug. 31


Have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend my friends!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Harvest Gatherings Swap

Amy of Bumblebee Lane is having her Harvest Gatherings Swap! 

 She always hosts the best swaps - hop on over there and sign up - the more the merrier!

Have a blessed day my friends!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

August Early Works

Time for new Early Works goodies!

Here's what I have for August in my shoppe!
Goes live tonight!

Have a blessed day my friends!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Finally a New Pattern!

Meet Winnie and Salem!
My newest pattern can be found on my website or as an instant download on Patternmart.
Links are to the right on this blog.
Thanks for lookin'!

Have a blessed day

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Thought I'd share a few pics of this year's veggie garden.
For years 'n years I great great big 'ol gardens to feed my family, then canned the surplus.
As my kids got older and left the house, life changed and I thought I'd try my hand at container gardening. For me - it was a huge bust. After 3-4 years of trying different things, I gave up and told my husband I was going back to a bigger garden. Not as much as I used to, but bigger than I have for quite awhile.
And - I'm - Loving - It!

Since there's tons of wild life around here, I knew I needed a fence now....

While I was out picking more zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers and peppers today I snapped a few more pics....


Mini punkin's...

Tons of blooms on my big punkins...

I've already gotten a few Roma tomatoes, waiting on my big guys to redden' up now!

Spaghetti Squash..



Pear and Apple trees are doing pretty well so far too!

I've been working on my home made Million Dollar Relish and it's finally getting close to canning time. Hope your gardens are doing well my friends!