Monday, October 28, 2013

New Penny Rug Christmas Tree

After many hours of watching this baby come to life, she is done and now listed on Ebay.

I've been busy getting ready for my first craft show and getting the house ready for winter.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Not sure how to even start this post...

My Dad passed away on June 20th. We've all been lost ever since. I was blessed to have him in my life for 49 years....oh, but what I wouldn't give to have more. My Mom and Dad were blessed with 55 years together and were so in love. He passed away at home in our arms. This is what I wrote and somehow managed to read for his memorial service because I really am lost as to how to explain what a great man he was and how much we miss him.

My Dad was the most unselfish man I’ve ever know. He cared for and loved his family with every fiber in his being.  He always put his family first. We were his world and he was ours.

My Mom and Dad set the bar high for what a marriage is supposed to be like and with it an amazing example to us all.

My Dad taught me many things and many lessons in life. He taught me practical things every girl needs to know like  – roofing, how to put siding on a house, landscaping ,how to drive a boat and a car...the list goes on and on. 

One lesson that I learned from him has always stayed with me.  I was about 12 or 13 and I drove my boat to my friend Tut’s house which was about 5 miles down the lake from our home. It was a small 10 ft aluminum boat with a little 10 HP motor that you steered from the back. After spending the day at her place it was time to go back home.  I called my parents to let them know I was coming home – a rule they insisted on if I was to have the privilege of using that little boat. 

They told me that the big part of the lake was rough and to make sure I had my life jacket on. The bay that sheltered Tut’s house didn’t look too wavy at all so I didn’t think too much of it – after all Lake Nosbonsing was never that rough – one of the great things about small lakes. So I threw my life jacket on and started home. Well when I headed out of that bay and onto the big part of the lake – I saw what they meant. I had never seen waves that big before on the lake. The waves started coming up over, and into the boat. I grabbed my bailing can and started bailing the water out while steering with the other hand. Being a pretty good swimmer – more like a water rat at that age -  I’m not afraid to admit – I was terrified. I thought about turning around and going back to my friend’s house but I remembered what my Dad had taught me – how to ride with the waves, so I carried on towards home. I was drenched and having a hard time seeing through the water that was covering me every time I went down into another wave when all of a sudden I saw my Dad in his boat coming to meet me.   When he reached me he helped me into his boat and tied my little one behind to tow it home. We had just started going again when he stopped his boat, told me to get back into mine and he would follow beside me. I remember thinking What? Why would he do that to me when I was safe in his boat and terrified to go back into the little one.  He simply said “If you’re going to be out on the lake by yourself, you need to learn how to handle the rough waters as well as the calm waters”.

Dad was right and I made it home safely with him beside me.

Many times throughout rough waters in my life, my Dad and Mom have always been beside me seeing me safely through – no matter what.  And when things get bad and I think I can’t handle the situation in front of me, I remember his words.
I think I speak for all of our family that June 20th was the hardest day of our lives. This past week has been full of rough waters but I know with God’s Love and our family and friends beside us that we will find calm waters again.

You will be in our hearts and memories forever Daddy.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Freshly Picked

The house smells wonderful!

This spring has been a strange one. Warm for a few days then back to winter. I'm lucky my lilacs haven't died due to the frost we've had the past week. Figured I better pick them while I can :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer Sale

The other day I needed something for a penny rug I'm working on so I entered my craft room. Couldn't find what I was looking for and after digging through many tubs and boxes decided it was time for a HUGE summer sale. I won't show pics of my room but it's cleaned up and organized now - somewhat! It's over flowing so it's time to get rid of some stuff.

I've spend the last couple of days listing items on ebay and there will be more coming! Most of the items start at only $2.00. Great time to start Christmas shopping of pick up something for yourself *wink*. Check back often as I have a ton of stuff to add.

Here are just a few photos cause you know....posts without photos are just well....boring...LOL

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Primitive Country Cabin's on the Facebook! Yep, that's right! I've decided to create a page on FB for Country Cabin. I'm so tired of Ebay's rules and fees...I'm sure many can relate. I'll still keep my ebay store up for selling my Vintage Christmas card CDs but that will be it. All other items will now be listed in my Etsy Shop or my new Facebook page.

If you'd like to keep up with my new listings and such please come visit me on 
and don't forget to Like the page *smile*

Another Penny Rug Christmas Tree

Just listed another one on Ebay. Off to make a couple more for my craft sale!