Thursday, April 28, 2011

Little Church In The Valley.....

The sweetest little church.....original to the Home Place in Ky.
Howdy folks, how are you?
In the little community of Monroe, VA (where I live) we came out of
hiding this morning!!
I do not think I have ever heard of so many storms and 
tornadoes in all of my life....
What is going on?

Well, for now the sky is blue and the breeze is calm
and I am ready to head to Maryland this weekend!!
I have loaded the van with more goodies...
and we shall be pulling out in the morning.
The little lady that lives in the GPS will be
traveling with us again this trip....Lee likes her!!
She does not fuss about his driving and he doesn't even mind
when she tells him where to go!!  I like her cause it means I do not have
to read a map...or try and follow "map quest" directions.

I will talk to you on Saturday...or Sunday when we return.

Have a blessed weekend and keep safe,
Thank You for your visit to Millstone and stop by anytime!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Few Finishes........

Good evening!! Just popped in to say hello and show ya what I did at the shop between assisting customers!
The above is stenciled on canvas and then aged...the milk can is an
old one that just "needed" something!!

Are you a Royal Wedding watcher???  I will admit.....
I AM!!!!!
Come's was my dream to grow up and be a princess, complete with all
the jewels and of course "my prince".....
I am looking forward to seeing her "dress"!!!!  Can you just imagine????
And the Real Jewels!! (not the plastic ones that came with the princess
plastic shoes and dress!)

A REAL fairy tale in the making...I remember watching Charles and Diana...
and ALL THAT DRESS!!!!! I know that it was the dress of the times, but wow
it is soooo dated now!!!  O.K. I feel old!!

Have a blessed evening...and dodge the storms if possible!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

I'm O.K.

Good evening are you?  I want to start by thanking Mrs. Blanton..aka Spice Ridge...for a wonderful show!! The weather was great...and after a scary tornado threat and some heavy rains last night I was wondering what today would bring!!  This place is awesome...see the old log cabin, this was my neighbor for the show....LOVE IT!!!! The folks of Kentucky are most welcoming and friendly...THANK YOU for your kindness and hospitality and for making us feel so welcome.   We look forward to seeing you again in the fall for Kentucky Roots....thank you Jerrie for the invite and we are looking forward to returning.

My friends...I am taking my tired body to lay down....and Lee want everyone to know that I stole his purse and made him play in the mud....I will explain later.

Have a good evening...and Happy Easter to you ALL!!!!!!  We will be traveling home tomorrow so I will not talk to you again until Monday ot Tuesday.....thank you for your visit to Millstone and do come back


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Packed and Loaded!!!!

Hi you can see I am packed and ready to head out in the morning!!
I am sooo looking forward to going to KY....hope Kentucky is ready
for us!!! (I am still NOT liking this new blogger thing going on).
I will not be taking the laptop with me...but I will be taking the camera!!
I hope that Mr. Lee saved enough room to put the essential stuff... like our
clothes and hair dryer!!! Gotta have those.

I wish each of you a very WONDERFUL and AMAZING Easter!!!!
The shop will be open tomorrow..
Thanks Cindy!
BUT it will be closed on Saturday for Easter and POSSIBLY Monday also.
Easter Monday ya know!! Depends on how tired I am.

If you are traveling for this special weekend, please do be careful....

Have a very Blessed Day my Friends,

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mindless Monday

Howdy Folks!!!!
How are you today? 
These are just a few of Lee's finds from an auction I sent him to on Sat.
                                                                     I Love that crock!!!
                                                           And LOOK at this early rocker
                                                       These are some more bottle cap pins

O.K. WHAT is up with blogger???? Nothing is working!!!!
Does not want to let me center anything....I HATE THIS!!!

Lee just called...remember the $12,000.00 electric bill last month??
Said they would take care of it right....WRONG  This month it is 11,700.00
AND they ADDED A LATE CHARGE! More phone calls...
Ashley says that THIS time it is bill is 184.00.  WHAT is
up with our electric company? This is truly getting frustrating. Not to mention
that when you open up a bill that size ya kinda get a sick feeling right in the pit
of your stomach!!!  Soooo...I guess we will wait to see what next month brings...
and to think I was a little excited to see what our new bill would be since we have
been unplugging the hot tub and lights that are not in use. Guess it didn't help much!

Hope all of you had a nice weekend, ours was quiet...spent Saturday in the closet at the shop...
ya had to be here!!! Tornado warnings were out....I came out when people came in...they
just laughed...but hey, you can NEVER be to careful.  I was alone, Lee was out of town
and it was so dark and WINDY!!!!!

Have a blessed day...and thank you for your visit, please come again!!

Friday, April 15, 2011


nice views...small and compact but yet large enough for the family...
safe neighborhood, wonderful neighbors...and did I mention
the wonderful views that are included in the rent?
This is my little nest found in a Dogwood Tree at the shop. The tree
is now in full bloom and is sooo's just waiting for the right
family to move in.

Good evening folks...and you thought I would be at Date Night...fooled you!
We actually had reservations for dinner tonight...and then went to Sam's...
romantic huh? Went to Barnes and Noble for the new Prims Magazine and then
rushed home for some Tums....the rich food...or age?  I think age cause
everything I eat is followed by tums.  Whatever!!!

I am starting to build my Ark this evening...someone told me today that
on Saturday we could see up to 2 inches of rain...there goes the new mulch!!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you enjoyed your visit.
Please come back soon.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cooking The Laundry

Yep, you heard...or read correctly!! I have been cooking my laundry
and ever so often I go out and spritz some "dots" on it!!  You should see
my hands!!!  Walnut ink, tea, coffee and secrets have made them
look like I have been playin' in the dirt....for a while!
I even "cook" the walnut ink...just to warm it up a bit. I find that it gives a more
primitive look and really adheres to my fabric.  You may find large quantities of
walnut ink crystals on e-bay...and they last FOREVER...cause a little goes a L-O-N-G

I was just looking at the picture and one piece looks like I have been playing like
Daniel Boone...looks like a hide hanging there.  That was just a piece of "leftovers" and
I figured I might as well add that to the mixture also. 

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all the kind comments and
orders for "Door Boards" as I have heard them called...most folks put the signs over their doors
so hence that name I guess...  But you may put them anywhere you see fit!!!!!
Just trying to think of a really good way to ship!!
Any suggestions would be VERY appreciated!!

Thank you kindly for your visit today...look forward to seeing you again soon...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Just Playin' Around....

...with some wood, stencils and old screen. Havin' fun at the shop!!Re-arranged a bunch!!! and made Black Boards!

The frame is from antique wood from Williamsburg, VA.


New pics of the shop. and one more...
a banner done on ticking hooked to a grape vine wreath I made

last year!
Well folks, that's what I have been up to...what are you doing??

It's ANOTHER yucky day here...

Yeah I know April showers bring May flowers....

but not if it has washed all the bulbs and flowers away!!!

Have a blessed day and I will talk to you later...

and THANK YOU for stopping by...and please feel free

to visit again.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Allow Me To Introduce You.....

to Brett. When we moved out here we dug this little bush up

and brought it with us. It was so small and now it is healthy and happy.

This is our tribute to a life cut way to short!!!!

These are just some pics of the front yard...can ya tell we have been busy with

the new mulch load we had delivered?

My whole body hurts...and we won't even talk about the muscle relaxers....I just can't take them, I sleep for days!! Nothing much has happened around here, been very quiet and peaceful and that's how we like it. Working on new things for the shop and shows...THANK YOU to everyone who e-mailed me and commented on the banners, I may offer them for sale on the blog or start a selling blog...what do you think? Have a blessed day...and I hope the sun is out where you are... I am sooooo tired of this YUCKY weather....gray and cloudy...I NEED SUN!!! Robin

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Banner Day.....

Good Evening Folks...what a BEAUTIFUL day we had in VA.

It was soooo hard to stay inside the shop....actually I did not, I was out as much

as I was in. But the allergies are in full swing. They only hit every other year...

yeah I know...weird.

I made these today...Banners. I love 'em hooked on the screen door, but you

can drape them on wreaths, cupboards or whatever you want. Align Center

Whatcha think?

Went yesterday to pick up taxes and found this cool cross stitch book

and burlap...hooking or pillows, just don't know which. The little "hat"

is the CUTEST tape measure. Below is some of the Black Crow items that I have unpacked. Boy, they smell GREAT.

The "Crow Throw" for the car smells awesome.

These are A Primitive Glow...with a really bad shadow....sorry.

They are equally as good as Black Crow.O.K. Idol is on....who gets the ax tonight???

My guess...Steffano or Pia. I like Scotty or as I call him

"Cowboy Bob". I think it is innocence and DEEP voice.

Who's your choice?

Have a great evening and an even BETTER tomorrow!!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sweat Treat for YOU!! Graham Cracker Treats

....TO DIE FOR!!! These are sooo GOOD!!!! and super easy to make.

Great with a cup of tea or coffee or for a quick sweet fix.

so sorry the plate is not full, but you have to live with Lee to understand why it is

Ready for the recipe?

spray 9x13 pan..line with foil and spray foil lightly

line with graham crackers

melt 1 stick butter and 1/2 cup sugar heat to a slow boil and stir for 2 min.

Pour over crackers...sprinkle with chopped nuts

bake 350 for 10 min.

Let cool and break apart.

If you like peanut brittle then you will LOVE this,

kinda tastes just like it.

Have a blessed day,


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Date Night....

Happy Sunday...for all of the NEW followers...Friday night around

our home is "Date Night"...which consists of dinner and an auction!!

This past Frday was no exception except I cooked dinner before we left.

So...I forgot to take pictures of ALL of the stuff, but here is a small sampling of what I

was able to get...

Look at this big boy!! This is a LARGE big Oak slicer

would look great on a kitchen wall!!

This early ladies sewing chair...and nail carrier.

I got other stuff to, but like I said...forgot to take pics of all of it...

but here is Cindy's new bunnies...they smell WONDERFUL and this is her Momma it!!!!

It's spring here!!! Got a dump truck load of mulch yesterday...

do you know how much they can fit in a dump truck?

Soooo, ya pretty much know what I am doing today....along with

the usual laundry, cleaning, airing the house and cooking!!!

AND...I am working on some new patterns for punch needle.

Lee got up this morning and thought the world was coming to an end...

I cooked breakfast!!! Nope that is something I generally do not do,

HE DOES on Sunday, but I thought I suprise him for a change...

'bout gave him heart failure!!!!

Well I have taken a long enough brake and I here him and the

wheel barrel so I better get back to work.

Enjoy your day!!


Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools Day.....And a WINNER!!!!

Happy April!!! I will admit that the little devil in me REALLY

wanted to play a joke....but the "nice" side of me won with that said...

Bowl empty (this is an old bowl that I painted and antiqued!)

Bowl with names and the WINNER is...........

Congratulations Sherry!!!!! I will be contacting you for your mailing info so that I may send

it to the magazine.....I hope you enjoy your winnings!!!!

This was so much fun!!!

I want to thank EVERYONE for your comments and welcome all the NEW


We will be playing another game soon so check back when ya get a chance.