Friday, February 3, 2012

A Little Bit of Crow and Some Sweet Hearts.....

Hello, Hello???
Remember me???

Yeah, I know....It's been a good while - and I've been ever so neglectful in my blogging.  I said it was likely to happen, and it has. For that I am sorry, but commitments are commitments. Please don't take it personally - truly, it's not just you - you should see my laundry.....

Anywho....on to cheerier things.

First....a little bit of crow....

Check out this little cross-stitched spice bag:

Nancy from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is on an extreme giveaway kick and I recently won one of her kits to make this adorable little spice bag.  (And, YEA!! I actually got it done!!  It was a small port of refuge in my current storm....)  Thank you so much, Nancy!! This was a quick and fun stitch since Nancy includes absolutely everything you need in the kit except the needle....I love how it turned out (and think I see more in my future.....) Nancy has designed a whole line of these spice bags, so you can "pick your poison" and stitch away....
Nancy has tons of fun patterns, supplies, kits, and needfuls in her shoppe and is one of the most generous people I know.  She currently has SEVERAL other giveaways going on, including a huge Valentine's celebration (yup, you could win one of the spice bag kits or any of many other awesome gifts), a "name-that-floss" giveaway, and an opportunity to win her newest "Scatter Smiles" pattern.  So if you're itching to stitch, scoot on over and tell Nancy I sent you!!  (You can click on the link above - or on the links on my sidebar.....)

And what's better than a crow you've stitched yourself???
A crow stitched for you by a dear blogging buddy....

This adorable little stitched tuck was a very special surprise gift from the ever-so-sweet Pam from Our Pioneer Homestead.  Can you say LOVE?!! Thank you, Pam, from the very depths of my little crow heart!! This is so perfectly me.  (I think I have my crow on, don't you???) ;o)

And, lastly, but certainly not leastly....a little bit of "heart....." A gift from another sweetheart bloggy friend, and kindred crow spirit, Mona from My Old Crow Primitives:

Thank you so much, Mona!!!  A very sweet heart make-do from a true sweetheart....You know I love me my hearts and this one has a special place in this crow's heart.....


As for "what's new"....Let's see, I'm midway through Term III, and it's well, it's "going" is about all I can say at this point....It's been a challenge in many respects.  Trying to cram 3 credits worth of material into 8 weeks is no easy feat - for the students or for me.  Term IV (Business Law II) starts immediately on the heels of Business Law I (sensing a foot theme here??), although it's looking "iffy" as to whether there will be enough students registered for the second class to be a go.  However, I've also been asked to teach a class for Term V and, for that decision, I will need to do some soul searching as it is in an area of law that is not my particular expertise and the term carries over into our very short summer months.

In other news, Young Crow is still recovering from his knee surgery, but, as we suspected and feared early on, the first surgery was not successful.  His knee still dislocates at whim, and he is scheduled for another surgery on February 15th.  This time they're going to try a lateral reticular release.  Heaven help us.  (Do you know how many times I wish I were a doctor instead of a lawyer???) 

I truly want to thank each of you who visit and leave such sweet comments, even when I've been less than faithful in visiting your blogs.  That is a measure of kindness that brings me more warmth and sunshine than you will ever realize.

Merry Be!


Tolentreasures said...

Wow, you really have a full plate...and still managing to stitch! That looks great! Hope that everything works out with little crow.


Marti said...

What great crow gifts you received. Hope the second surgery goes well for your "Young Crow". You certainly are a busy lady. Have a good weekend.

Nancy said...

Seems you have a full plate and hardly room for dessert! Glad you had time to stitch and unwind. Let your heart decide the decisions. Hugs an hopes and wishes en prayers your son will be well and healthy for as you say the short summer. Hugs to you my friend and may the sunshine fill your day.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I love hearing from you at any time!! Lovely crow-filled gifties you've got there. I adore seeing pictures of your house! I hope you are enjoying some of the crazy work you like being in the classroom? It does sounds busy and stressful though. I hope you can take some time out for you soon!

laurie said...

beautiful gifts, beautiful crafts,
I'm sorry your son is still having knee problems, more surgery , yuk, but this one surely be a sucess.
Don't worry about not blogging often, you have good reason, you just do what you must do, we will be here.

BumbleBeeLane said...

I love the little spice bag.Sorry to hear your son has to have another surgery.Miss hearing my crow friend cackling umm I mean visiting.Hugs!~Amy

Christine said...

Thanks for the invite (of sorts!) to see your laundry but I've seen too much of my own!!! However seeing your crows now that's a different story and I heart the Valentine cross stitch A LOT! Really beautiful!
Here's hoping your son's surgery will be a success this time.
Best wishes

Shirlee said...

Such wonderful gifts & wins! I do hope your son's surgery is successful this time. Blessings, Shirlee

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Such awesome gifts simply amazing!
Sure hope the next surgery does the trick...knees sure can be a pain when they aren't working correctly! Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend :)

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Oh crow..sorry about your hatchling..prayers and positive thoughts this one will take! LOVE those spice bags! I would love to be able to stitch...shoot I can't even make myself run the machine. Enjoy the weekend ~*~Lisa

Vicky said...

Your hands are a bit full! Good thing it's not just 'crow' you're carrying around! Nice goodies you've received! We've missed you but understand....and yes, you did tell us!
Sorry to hear about the younger crow :/ Crossing my fingers they'll get it right this time!

outjunking said...

Glad to hear from you, miss that funny bone you share at times with us. Hope all goes well with your son I know he is tire of all this by now.

Traci said...

Sorry to hear that your son will need another surgery... he is way too young to be dealing with all this surgical stuff...praying the new procedure is the ticket!
Love the spice bag you stitched up and the gifts you've received recently.. Hugs, Traci

Sheila said...

Hi there~
good of you to stop and fill us in on happenings in the nest!
Love all your new pretties. Will keep your son in my thoughts and prayers.
Take care,

Carol Stuck said...

My have a full plate, don't you. Miss you but know you are making the world a better place, one day at a time. Hope the second surgery is just the remedy for your son. I will keep him in my prayers.

Enjoy a more relaxing weekend. Maybe the laundry will learn to jump right in the old washing machine on its own...ha!

Miss you!!!


Raggedy Creations said...

Wow I am in awe of you my friend. Teaching all those classes. I sure hope young crow gets his knee fixed and soon. Take care.


Raggedy Creations said...

Wow I am in awe of you my friend. Teaching all those classes. I sure hope young crow gets his knee fixed and soon. Take care.


Robin said...

Hey you bottle and sell your energy and stamina?? Send some my way please!!! Love all the goodies!

Kim said...

You always show us the loveliest goodies. I hope young crow gets back on his feet soon and that you get a break from the hectic stuff. Peaks and valleys girlfriend - cheers to a valley soon :)

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

and I thought I was busy! I cannot imagine how you manage everything!! love the sweet gifts and the crafting kits, wish I knew how to stitch! Hope your weekend is a bit slower and that you get some quiet time :)

hugs, Trish

Siobhán said...

What wonderful wins and gifts! I love the bags from VM--very nice.

I hope your son's surgery on the 15th goes according to plan. Yikes! Poor guy.

Mugwump Woolies said...

You certainly have some very nice friends! Lots of fun goodies to admire...thanks for sharing.

Hope all goes well with the knee surgery.

Enjoy the weekend,

frontporchprims said...

Being a "Prim Lawyer" must lead to an interesting life:) Class by day, prim by night. Congrats for making it to midterm. I bet you are a great teacher. I love all your winnings. -Steph-

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Hey Girlfriend sure have missed you!Seems there simply aren't enough hours in the day for all those things we love to do..I think we can all relate!
I'm so sorry that your son's surgery didn't work and he has to go under the knife again.. Ouch..God willing this will end up to be the resolution to his problems and he's back to new soon...Until then a prayer for courage and strength for bothof you to handle the stress that comes with such..

I love your refuge Spice Bag.. Thank god we have our crafts to take us away to our own little space for a time to refresh us..

Sounds like the teaching is challeging but going well all things adventures take time to prefect..somehow I think you will prefect it..

Take care my friend and have a great weekend!


Kimberly said...

My thoughts & prayers are with you and "little crow". Wishing you & your family a peaceful, warm weekend! All My Best ~Kimberly

Prims By The Water said...

Sorry to hear about your little crow :-( on another your goddies, and I sure do miss you..but understand you have just shipped your cupid peppermints today, Stay warm Janice

bettyj said...

Love your goodies and you know I think we all feel the same way. We will take you when we can get you because you are fun to visit. sorry about the "Little
Crow". I have an orthopod in my family and it doesn't help

Mary said...

Robin...You sure do have a full plate..I'm glad you found some time to stitch..Love all your goods. Hope this surgery goes well....Mary

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Lady I think you have the most popular blog in Blog Land...always so many comments....and rightly so - everything you write about is fun and interesting.
Now you have been on a huge winning streak it something you are eating or drinking that is bringing on all this wonderful luck???
Such fun gifts and you did a great job on the bag...

Praying for Young Crow's surgery - you take it easy to dear friend.

And you know what...any of us in blog land know it's next to impossible to get to all our friends blogs daily or even would be all we do if that was the case. We do it when we's what we all do and we all understand.

Blessings Lady,

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Adorable pillow tuck! Your new header is wonderful. I've never seen a crow mold--they look like they were made for each other! So sorry to hear the first surgery wasn't a success. Prayers that the second one will bring about a lasting repair. Take care of yourself! ~Roberta

Joanne said...

Wow what great crow stitching and what great gifties from friends! So special! Always great to hear from you - life gets in the way so it's hard to blog all the time!

Farmhouse prims said...

You have had alot on your plate lately. I wish I could give you a big hug. I will pray for you and your son. I love your new goodies, so nice of Pam to surprise you! Hugs, Lecia

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hearts and crows what a great combination!!! Wonderful goodies you got there from some sweet friends!!!
Hope your sons surgery goes a lot better this round. Prayers for him and you. Hang in there Girlfriend. Miss Ya!
Prim Blessings

oldgreymare said...

Oh dear..hope your sweet boy will be healthy soon. I know his mama worries so.. <3

Beckyjean said...

Hi Robin~

Lovely goodies!! Hoping all goes well for your son!!


Barb said...

Hi Robin,
Sounds like your full plate needs room for dessert!!
So love your cute displays!
Enjoy your day,

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Love your new goodies, Robin! Don't feel bad...I've been just as backed up as you have, and I don't have nearly as good an excuse! LOL

Sorry that your son's surgery didn't "take" the way it should have. That poor kid has really been through the wringer, hasn't he?

Keep up the good work, and pop in when you can. I understand!


Vicki said...

My goodness and I thought I was busy! You have a lot going on. I Thank You for posting when you have
the time! I so enjoy them and love your blog! Take care...

Kathy said...

Glad you took a few minutes to post, remember we are always here get on with life.
I too take a couple of months off due to a hectic contract job but it is over and I have enjoyed playing on my blog again.
I always miss you when you do take time off,
Since you have got to be the luckest winners for most giveaway, I wanted to put out a shout about my Gratitude Giveaway, come by and check it out...please pass it on with your friends.
Thanks, Kathy
A Tiny Cottage on Grand.

Angie Berry said...

What an adorable little spice bag! That's the kind of kit I need, quick and easy and everything is there, lol.

What nice surprises from sweet friends! Helps make our day a little sweeter, doesn't it? Plus it's fun to play around and decorate. =]

Sorry to hear about your young one. Not good to be having knee surgery so young. I hope this one helps so there won't be any more.

Have a delightful week, my friend~

Rhissanna said...

Don't worry about the blog, we're just happy to see you here and yes, I found it hard to get back onto the Blogging Horse after Christmas. So many other things needed doing.

Good luck with the surgery for the wee knee. I really hope there's a better result this time, dear Miss Crow. It's got to be hard for a crow-chick to have to go through all this, and hard for you, too.
Hugs always

Oh, and yes, I LOVE some of those things you've been sent. Thanks for the giveaway headsup

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hi,Robin~ Wonderful goodies~ one busy bee( CROW) but I know your loving it~ I bet you thrive on cram time~ sending my prayers & thought for your son~ wishing him well~
hugs & smiles for you my friend~
Oh, almost forgot ~ got a paw in my face~ kitty kisses from the boys~

Tammy said...

Hi, I am popping in from Pumpkin Pie Painter. I always see you comment on my good friend's blog and I thought I'd visit you. I am glad I did! Love your blog! I love your Primitive, Crowy look! Looks like you have some great friends. Love the stitched things they made and the bag you made too. I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime. Thank you for wishing me a Happy Birthday too!

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Happy Valentines Day to you Robin!!!!

Carmen and the Primcats

A Primitive Homestead said...

Prayer lifted for the young crow (your son). Blessings!