Sunday, May 18, 2014

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Of all the Primitive "things" I like, Primitive Sheep are definitely in the Top 10.  I went in search of breeds of sheep and actually found a breed called Primitive, no way!  Really!

There are more breeds of Sheep than any other livestock species:  there are Fine Wool Sheep, Long Wool Sheep, Carpet Wool Sheep, California Red, and Old Norwegian....and the list goes on.  Primitive breeds have developed with minimal human selection pressure. They typically possess lots of genetic variation between members, but share characteristics indicative of a breed.  Many Primitive breeds live in isolated mountain regions or on islands. Like some species of wildlife, many are endangered. *http://www.sheep101.info/sheeptypes.html

The Prim Sheep here at kimberleeannPrims

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.

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

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, February 25, 2013

Primitive Patterns

Lately I have been obsessed with Primitive Houses - tall skinny ones with small additions standing tall on a hill with trees and flags and white picket fences.  I can't seem to get enough - I draw them, cut them from fabrics and paper, fill every spot to make a welcoming Primitive Gathering place.

This past week I put the final touches on my first Primitive House pattern which you can find in my etsy shop -  https://www.etsy.com/listing/124439954/primitive-welcome-house-pattern-quilt