Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I've Been Blessed With Tolentreasures, Raggedy Hugs and Primitive Blessings.....

Gratitude X3.....

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Blessed With Tolentreasures.......

Relatively early on in my blogging journey, I came across Cathy's blog, Tolentreasures. Having had done a little rosemaling and decorative painting in my time (and being unduly challenged by it), I was impressed with Cathy's skill and gift, and started stalking following her delightful blog.  I soon discovered that Cathy was not only a talented painter (and seamstress and whatever-ess), but a wonderfully entertaining storyteller. I won't admit to how many times she has made me choke on my coffee while reading one of her posts....
Anywhohow....I digress....Cathy recently had a giveaway to celebrate her 500th post....and I won, I won, I won!!!

Cathy had several prizes for her winners to choose from, and it was HARD! But, I chose this sweet little washboard (cuz we all know I have a "thing" for sheep):


....and, it reverses to snowmen on the other side!!!


How sweet is that?!!!

If that wasn't generous enough, though, Cathy stuffed that box full of wondrous goodies:


A wonderful hand-painted star and bittersweet wooden plate, a jar of dominoes (will go perfectly with my budding gameboard collection!), grungy clothespins, a little Christmas cookie ornie (yeah - almost thought it was real at first....) and....WOOL!!! YIPPEE!!!! The Wool Pig is a HAPPY PIG!!!

Better shot of the plate and jar:


Thank you SOOO much, Cathy!! I am pickled tink to own some of your wonderful work...and you were too, too, generous....

If you haven't found Cathy yet, you don't know what you're missing!! :o)


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Also Blessed With Raggedy Hugs.......

A week or so (??) ago, I also bought some goodies from my favorite raggedy....Lil Raggedy Angie.  (Her dryer was getting awful full....) ;o)


Plus, she makes some dang cute sheepies.....


And even though she is from Ohio, that lil raggedy gal has a heart the size of Texas....She tucked in a bunch of sweet "extras"....


Adorable crow and sunflower salt dough bowl fillers made by her sis, Rachel from Somewhere In The Middle (complete with raggedy "prim smell goodes"), a crow tag, some jelly bellies, and my very own raggedy crow!!! (Oh, yeah...there was a very large and very delicious chocolate bar that didn't quite make it through the photo shoot....Did you know that crows really like chocolate??! ;o) )

Thank YOU Lil Raggedy Angie....You're the bestest raggedy around!!

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And Blessed With Primitive Blessings.....

 I also won a giveaway from Donna at Donna's Primitive Blessings.  Donna had a wonderful blog with lots of followers, but just when I discovered it, Blogger started giving Donna fits, so she decided to start over with a new blog, and started off with a wonderful giveaway.....And , YEA!!! I won!!! Donna also gave the winner their choice of prizes...this is what I chose:


This is very cool - the bottom is a candle, and there is a little tealite on top also, so at night, it lights up prim perfect!!


Thank you so, so, much Donna!! I love your early work goodes and am so blessed to have won your giveaway!!!

Thank you, Cathy, Angie, and Donna, ever so much....Your kindness touches my heart, and your handwork brightens my home....and your friendships mean more than both to me....

Gotta run....storms rolling through....



33 comments:

Gatherings said...

I wish we would get some of that cooler weather. been in high 80's and 90's for weeks with heat index's over 100. Everyone is sticking close to home when it is this hot! I would love a cold rainy day to veg on the couch!

Lynn said...

Congratulations on your wins and your extra goodies from Angie.
Hugs,
Lynn

Carol Stuck said...

Congrats, Robin!! Enjoy all of your prim perfect goodies.

hugs,
Carol

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
I swear you are the luckiest person in blogland. You will soon need a bigger house to hold all your winnings!
I am so jealous!!! I wanted that little Windsor chair from Lori but she wasn't heading to Ohio. But seriously...it is so dang cute and I know you will put it to good use!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

lilraggedyangie said...

great goodies ! and Cranky or not I cant think of a more deserving crow for all that loot ! Love it all! and you are my fave Crabby Sappy crow!:0) hugs lil raggedy angie

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Well, my cranky old crow, you have had some fun mail days!!! got to love those!!! many wonderful goodies!!!! OLM

jennifer768 said...

Robin you lucky crow! Love all your awesome treasures from your wonderful friends.Barb sure is a great painter .Angie is a talented lady and sweet to boot.Donna is as creative a soul as I have ever met,she is a hoot!Congrats again on your lovely wins.Hugs,Jen

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Way to go girl~ wins & more wins!!
Wonderful goodies from all the gals~
keep safe with the storms~
smiles
Teresa

Angela said...

Robin, such great goodies from three very nice and talented ladies. Love the washboard ,and the candle, wow, that is different. Love the way the light reflects when it is on. And Angie, She is such a sweetheart. Such great goodies from her. These are such great treasures for a well deserving, wonderful lady. We all love your sweet and witty comments. You are a great gal., sit back and enjoy your treasures.
Hugs
Angela

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Hey--do I recognize that candle box? Very cool....
Cathy does send out some awesome boxes. We are both lucky on that one.I have some of Donna's work, too, and feel blessed to have come to know her.
Blogland is a wonderful place, isn't it? The blessings are endless.....
Big hugs,
★Linda★

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

WOW!! Look at all those wonderful goodies! You sure do have a lucky streak going on! Can you pass some of that good luck on to me? lol. All 3 ladies are very talented and do wonderful work :) Congrats and hope the storms aren't too bad for you! Have a great night!
Hugs, Trish

Ellie's Country Accents said...

Robin,
Lucky, Lucky you. What a great bunch of gifts. Enjoy them all.

Ellie

renee said...

WOW! I want to rub your cranky feet for some of that luck you seem to have! LOL! Love all your stuff! Chocolate always makes life a bit sweeter! I am happy for you!
Have a good week!
Hugs,
Renee

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Wow, you lucky crow!!!! You got some great things there. Enjoy!!!

Lois

rachel said...

What wonderful goodies from some great gals! Hope the storms weren't too bad. :O) Have a great rest of your week!

Christine said...

Wow! You got wonderful goodies there! Blogging friends are so generous and talented!
Have a blessed week!
Christine

Farmhouse prims said...

Congratulations on your winnings, such wonderful prizes and yes Lil Angie has a heart of gold and makes awesome prims. You enjoy all of your goodies. Hugs, Lecia

Courtney said...

I'm loving all your winnings...and the fact that you keep on winning! It's pretty cool, actually! You're becoming one of those blogland legends! LOL It's amazing how talented and creative all these folks are with their wonderful giveaway gifts. Your house decor must be looking mighty fine!
Cheers!!
Courtney

bettyj said...

You are one lucky lady!
betty

Ronda said...

What wonderful new treasures...lucky girl!...Have fun..
Blessings,
~ronda

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow...you are one lucky crow! What a great haul you made! Thanks for sharing.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Well of course you won! hehe.
Pretty soon you can open up a store with all of your blog winnings!
Lucky is your middle name in bloggy land!
Congrats!
Cindy
The waterfall pic was taken at a park in the twin cities. Very pretty place!

Roberta said...

You have had some streak of good luck! What wonderful goodies you've received. You're going to have to build on to display it all! You're making me envious showing those rain clouds. Sooooo dry here. ~Roberta

Prims By The Water said...

What a dang lucky ebony crow you seem to be girl....I just may have to swoop down to your neck of the woods and grab myself some of those goodies you just recieved!!! Take care, Janice

~Madalynne~ said...

Hmmmm . . . with all that good luck, I'm beginin' to wonder if the cranky crow might be practicing some black magic. LOL. Awesome wins!!! That washboard is DOUBLE awesome ~ clever idea painting the backside.

Gorgeous shot of the storm coming in . . . you have certainly mastered that camera :)

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful goodes from these talented ladies! Everything is delicious! That's a beautiful storm (that doesn't sound right?) great shot! ~*~Lisa

yellowfarmhouse said...

It's always fun to win a giveaway and get fun mail. Your winnings are wonderful and the extra goodies - great treasures. I need to check out the sheepie blog - I also have a thing for wool and sheep :)

Karen

basketsnprims said...

Robin ~ how fun to get all of those packages in the mail. Like Christmas everyday. I love everything that you received and congrats on your wins. Have a lovely week, my friend.
hugs,
pam

Beckyjean said...

Hi Robin~

You lucky, lucky ducky~oops I mean crow!! Love all your wonderful goodies!!

Enjoy your day~Becky

Prim In The Country said...

Love all of the new treasures!! Please send those storms my way!!!!!

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

OoOH you lucky girl ! I love all your great prizes. Good for you !!!

Hugs,
Margie

Screaming Meme said...

Yay! So exciting! You are sooo lucky! Thank you for stopping by my blog even when I am not there "fully"...that shows a lot about you...Xo, Meme

Mary said...

More goodies? You are lucky indeed. Of coarse I know your secret now so you better keep a close eye on that lucky crow. ;o)