Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sunflower Harvest

Here in Maine, the month of August ushered in Autumn and September continues to embrace the season by showing off its crisp colors.  The Leaves are a combination of reds, oranges, and golds; local farm stands are aglow with bright orange Pumpkins For Sale; and the Apple orchards are harvesting the juiciest Autumn treat in varied shades of reds and greens.

One of my favorite Autumn sights is the Sunflower.  There are so many varieties, so many shapes, and so many colors of Sunflowers it is hard to settle on a favorite.  I decided to combine Autumn Sunflowers and Corncobs to create a kimberleeannPrims Fabric Garland perfect for any country home.

Reds and Golds, Greens and Creams - mini checks and plaids, varigated and solid - combinations of colors and fabrics creating an Autumn accessory to decorate your home inside or out. 
Embracing Autumn and all its splendor is what September is all about for me.  How about you? 
Until next time - happy crafting my Prim friends!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Halloween Fun!

I have been away from my blog for some time - complications from knee surgery can do that to a person.  How time has flown!  Schools are opening, students are catching up with friends and settling back into the routine of classes and homework, and here in Maine we are seeing a hint of color in the leaves on the trees. 

With Autumn comes the excitement of the upcoming holidays - the first of which is Halloween.  It is never too early to begin thinking about the perfect costume for that annual Halloween party, gathering treat bags for those spooky clad trick-or-treaters, and finding the best pumpkin to carve for the front porch Jack-O-Lantern.

All of those thoughts were the inspiration for my latest cross stitch design -

From the Black Cat and Witch's broom to the Jack-O-Lantern and Witch's hat, this cross stitch design reflects my childhood memories of a Primitive Halloween.  You, too, can stitch this piece and hang it in your home by going to my etsy shop page listed at the top of the blog. 
What is your favorite Halloween memory? 
Until next time, happy stitching everyone!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Autumn Prims

I was raised on a vegetable farm in central Maine and if you know anything about vegetable farming there are many "seasons".  Once you get through the "rainy season" of Spring it is "planting season" which leads to "picking season" of which there are many - pea picking season, cucumber season, corn picking season and then my absolute favorite Pumpkin picking season.  Each of these "seasons"

Friday, June 7, 2013

Primitive Patriotism

July 4th is right around the corner - a day to celebrate our Independence, our Freedoms, and to thank the brave men and women who protect our freedom everyday, whether here or overseas. 

For many of us, we will cheer and wave flags at our local 4th of July parade and then gather together for an afternoon of family barbeques, games, and good conversation! 

I don't know about your Prim House, but ours will have a flag waving proudly from the front porch which was the inspiration for this new Primitive House Cross Stitch design. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Change is Good

Not everyone adjusts to change well, I know I don't!  Moving the furniture in my home is just one of the many areas where change is not allowed.  My excuse?  I put it where I wanted it the first time(hehehe).  I do desire the inner peace that comes with changes and I do try, at times, to be more open minded to change.  I am sure my husband and son beg to differ!

Due to knee surgery, I have just spent the entire month of May

Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Sunshine

Well, the calendar says Spring has arrived - really?  Here in the Northeast we still have snow on the ground and while the sun may be shining through the window, there is quite a nip in the air.  So, I am not ready for capris and flip flops just yet - that's okay - I can deal with that. 

However, I am in the mood for Spring decor - Primitive decor to brighten the walls

Monday, March 18, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy

Just like the magician on Frosty the Snowman, I have been busy, busy, busy here in my little corner of the world.  My to-do calendar is filled with new project ideas, deadlines, finish new projects to meet those can be a little overwhelming!  But it is so satisfying to complete a project, like this Farm Life shadow box