Sunday, November 29, 2009

Last 2009 Update on The Primitive Gathering

I hope everyone had a wonderful it's time for Christmas.....December 1st will be the last update of 2009. Stop by and have a look. Mr. Whipstitch has been keeping me on my can't even find him on my sewing table.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Country Parlor...the last of my shows for 2009

Here is the information for this year's show. Mark your calendars! Only one week to go!

Country Parlor Holiday Home Show
Thanksgiving Weekend 2009
Friday, November 27 9 am to 3 pm
Saturday, November 28 9 am to 3 pm
Sunday, November 29 10 am to 2 pm

How to get there:
Route 58 Riverhead, New York to Northville Turnpike (3.5 miles east of Tanger Outlets)
Turn left onto Northville Turnpike to end at Sound Avenue
Turn right onto Sound Avenue and head east
Hallockville's Naugles Barn wil be approximately 2 miles east on the left

Simply the best Holiday Show on Long Island!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's Showtime!!!!!!!

and I've been in the dye pots. Here are the details....hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 26th 10-5
Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hollow
95 Old Country Road
Melville, N.Y. 11747



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Meet Sir Oliver....

.....he's hosting a swell Halloween party on The Primitive Gathering. Do stop by and take a look.

We're getting ready for our fall shows...the dye pots are bubbling and the sewing machine needs oiling again, the little workhorse.I'm waiting for a supply of felting needles as I broke almost all that I had making last months cats and raccoons.

Until next time....

Monday, August 24, 2009

Scat,Scat, little cat.... gone from my worktable or your traveling companions will never come to life. It's on to the next on the list of furry friends....6 little Masked Marauders. I promised I would have all my orders finished by the end of the week.....think I'll make the deadline? How many more holes will I put in my fingers? How many more felting needles will I break? Stay tuned..I'll let you know.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

More Halloween has come to life......

...on my page at The Primitive Gathering!!!! Here's a shot of my favorite...Scat the Cat.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hat's Off to a Jolly Halloween....

....The first of my 2009 Halloween pieces will be for sale on The Eclectic Artisan Webshow, August 1st 7pm EST.

Here's the link:

Back to the sewing machine.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Flag Day!!!!!

The Stars and Stripes Forever Lyrics
by John Philip Sousa - 1897

Let martial note in triumph float
And liberty extend its mighty hand
A flag appears 'mid thunderous cheers,
The banner of the Western land.
The emblem of the brave and true
Its folds protect no tyrant crew;
The red and white and starry blue
Is freedom's shield and hope.
Other nations may deem their flags the best
And cheer them with fervid elation
But the flag of the North and South and West
Is the flag of flags, the flag of Freedom's nation.

Hurrah for the flag of the free!
May it wave as our standard forever,
The gem of the land and the sea,
The banner of the right.
Let despots remember the day
When our fathers with mighty endeavor
Proclaimed as they marched to the fray
That by their might and by their right
It waves forever.

Let eagle shriek from lofty peak
The never-ending watchword of our land;
Let summer breeze waft through the trees
The echo of the chorus grand.
Sing out for liberty and light,
Sing out for freedom and the right.
Sing out for Union and its might,
O patriotic sons.
Other nations may deem their flags the best
And cheer them with fervid elation,
But the flag of the North and South and West
Is the flag of flags, the flag of Freedom's nation.

Hurrah for the flag of the free.
May it wave as our standard forever
The gem of the land and the sea,
The banner of the right.
Let despots remember the day
When our fathers with might endeavor
Proclaimed as they marched to the fray,
That by their might and by their right
It waves forever.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

American Folk Art Update

....a day late and a dollar short...that's me.

We updated yesterday at American Folk on the link to the right to get there. The theme was May Apples.....not a theme that translated well for me so my theme is Maritime, a collection of pincushions.

Enjoy your visit and a Happy Mother's Day to all!!!!


Thursday, April 2, 2009

TEA Web Show...April 4th

The Eclectic Artisans are having their first show of 2009 this weekend. It opens Saturday, April 4th at 8 a.m. EST. Stop by and take a look at a our new creations!!


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Happy Spring....finally?

"And there is pansies,that's for thoughts"
William Shakespeare

Nothing says spring to me more than pansies, I just adore them. This year they were one of the things that didn't work into my budget, so it was to be empty window boxes until summer.

Well, my sister Sarah and I were vendors at the rug show this weekend and she came on Friday to stay at my house.In the door she walks announcing "I brought you pansies!" Now what could be more thoughtful than that? So, my neighbors will be surprised and delighted to find my boxes full of pansies and violas when they come home from work tonight.(I'm known in the neighborhood for my windowboxes and got a few complaints at Christmas time because they weren't done up...)

We had a good show, it's always fun to meet new "hookers" and have old ones stop by to say hello, show new projects and have a few laughs.A few of my hooking friends came later in the day and when the show was over they helped pack us up in a flash so we were on our way home in no time. Thankyou, Kathy, Mary and Stephanie!!!!!

Well, outside to plant my's a beautiful, sunny day!


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Primitive Gathering Update.......... you thought you were getting a chocolate rabbit in your basket. Surprise!!!
The Primitive gathering updates tomorrow, be sure to stop by and take a look at all the new creations!!


Thursday, March 5, 2009

When the Red,Red Robin .......

comes bob,bob bobin probably don't remember this song. The robins are bobin but the weather sure isn't cooperating. We want spring!!!!

Sarah and I will be at the 49th Annual Hooked Rug Exhibit in Fairfield on March 28th. Be sure to stop by and say hello if you are in the neighborhood.

Here are the details:

Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church
1089 Fairfield Woods Road
Fairfield, Ct. 06825

Saturday, March 28, 2009

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
$5 Admission--Door Prizes

Guest speaker....Trish Becker, rug hooking supplies and accessories from vendors.
Bag Lunches, Beverages and Desserts available.

Hope to see you there!
Sarah and Barb

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Let's go fly a kite.........

Here's my new little friend...ready for those March winds to lift his kite up to the highest height.(a little Mary Poppins here) He's on my page at the Primitive Gathering.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Warming up the kitchen...0 calories

Well, this is a much more productive way to warm things up. Three dye pots going, lots of steam to counteract the dryness of forced hot air. My goal is to dye the 5 bolts of wool that are standing in the corner.....we'll see how I do.

The 15th will be here soon....I will have an update on The Primitive Gathering website.....think spring!!!!!!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Warming up the kitchen.......

Another cold and wintry day, we're expecting snow, sleet and eventually freezing rain by tomorrow. I'm tired of it, myself...but what better way to take the chill off the afternoon than baking. Here's a slice of Cinnamon Apple Cake that was so good with a cup of coffee I just had to share.

1 3/4 cups sugar, divided
3/4 cup (6 ounces) block style cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups chopped, peeled granny smith apples ( about 2 large)
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, cream cheese, butter, and vanilla at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 4 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, set aside.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, and beat at low speed until blended. Combine 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon mixture and apple in a bowl; stir apple mixture into batter. Pour batter into an 8-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray, and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon mixture.

Bake at 350 for one hour and 15 minute or until cake pulls away from the sides of pan.Cool cake completely on wire, and cut using a serrated knife. Yield 12 servings.

Stay warm and safe!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

YES WE DID !!!!!!

I don't need to elaborate....such an awesome moment in our history.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Valentine's Day Friends

The Primitive Gathering is still on holiday so I've updated my album on Picture Trail. There are 4 new friends to meet, hope you'll take a peek. Just click on the Picture Trail link on the right side of the page.

Stay warm, stay healthy and stay happy!!!!