Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Happy Wednesday to you, dear friends!

Many thanks to all of you who entered my Giveaway!!
I truly enjoyed reading each of your comments and special Christmas stocking memories!!
Some of them made me smile, a few tugged at my heartstrings, one made me laugh out loud and all of them were a pleasure to read and I thank you for sharing them!!  Though some of you didn't actually have stockings, you began the tradition and passed it on!!   

I wish I could gift each one of you something, but sadly could only choose one winner!
After putting each name in a random name picker, the winner is-

Vicki Jo!

Congratulations to you and please contact me with your address so I can get the stocking mailed to you!!!!

Thank you all again so much for entering!  Your kind words, comments, and stories truly warmed  my heart!!!


I am still slowing working on my Old Cat punchneedle piece and the operative word is

S   L   O   W!!!

Not much to share with you, but I am really liking the background so far!!

I added some darker brown squiggly spots and am loving how it is blending with the lighter brown!

Normally I would punch the cat first, but am still deciding on colors, so will just keep going with the background and keeping mulling color choices!!! 

Then I need to move on to Turkeys and Tallowberries, as I have been wanting to make that design for some time and love all the different versions I have been seeing others punching or hooking!!! Such a fun design by Lori of Notforgotten Farm!!!


I collect Stone Fruit (when I can find it inexpensively) and recently found a wonderful Persimmon!
(What do you think, Lauren?)

I just love the color of this and that stem is amazing!!!
Do any of you collect Stone Fruit?

Speaking of fruit, I added Lauren's wonderful paisley strawberry to my wire basket of cloth fruits and veggies!

It fits in perfectly among the other pieces!!!  Thanks again for this lovely gift, Lauren!!


I have been busy creating new items for an upcoming update and hope to post more about those things soon!!! Please be sure to check back from time to time!!!!  

The temperatures are FINALLY cooling off here in Arizona and I am just loving the cool mornings during my walk!!  Hope the weather is lovely where you are, too!!!

Wishing you a Beautiful and Creative Day, my friends~



Vicki Jo said...

Thanks so much, Julie! That stocking will be the centerpiece of my Christmas dining room this year -- I am going to hang it on the hutch that my Daddy made for me so long ago. I will send you a photo when I hang it! Thanks again for your lovely blog and your wonderful generous gift! (I sent you an email with my address.)

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Vicki Jo,
You are most welcome!!! So lovely to know the stocking will have a special place of honor in your home!!!
Thank you for reading my blog and for your sweet comments!!
Heart Hugs and Congratulations~

Cindi said...

Congrats to Vicki!! I sure you will enjoy it!
Julie I love your punchneedle! That is something I don't think I could do...well one thing in a list of many! I certainly could not choose my own colors! Good for you!
Be blessed!

Penny said...

Congrats to Vicki Jo... that is wonderful stocking you won!!
Love the punch needle you are working on now. Wish there was a place around where I could learn that art!! Love it!
Have a great Wednesday!!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Congratulations Vicki Jo on a wonderful win...and thanks, Sweet Julie, for the wonderful and generous opportunity! You're making progress on your piece...which is more than I can say for ANY of my projects. I have a hooked welcome cat piece I started YEARS ago...Don't know where my mojo disappeared to...but wish it would come back. Yes, I collect stone fruit too...but Lauren has me beat in that category. Just don't come across it here...and when I find it online, it seems they think it is golden fruit...not stone LOL. Unfortunately, my meager collection is packed in a box yet somewhere! One of these days..... ;o) Thanks again my friend... Smiles & November Hugs ~ Robin

Primitive Stars said...

Congrats to the lucky winner on your generous giveaway.... Love your sweet rug and I don't collect the stone fruit, I never see any here.... Happy November Julie, hugs Francine.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Congrats to Vicki No and thanks, Julie, for the chance! Love your latest project, it will be lovely. I've never heard of stone fruit, but now I am off to do some research on it! Happy Wednesday to you! Jane

Saundra said...

Congratulations Vicky Jo. Goodness Julie, your needle punch looks pristine and almost so perfect it appears to be machine done. Of course I know that isn't so but you're work is amazing. Looking forward to your Turkey and Tallowberry updates

The Eveningstitcher said...

It all looks just lovely!!! I really like your punch needle piece...Lori does have the coolest designs!!

Prims By The Water said...

Congrats to Vicky Joe. Love your persimmon. Love the muted color of it. I am on the hunt for a watermelon. Janice

Rugs and Pugs said...

Congrats to Vicky Jo.
I can't believe you found another piece of stone fruit and not a common one. Lucky, lucky you!!! Maybe I need to move to Arizona...lol!
Hugs :)

moosecraft said...

Your punchneedle is coming long nicely! I have the Turkey and Tallowberries on my list of designs "to hook". I've been so behind with stitching the seasons this year... I just might start Christmas this weekend, cuz I know I'll never finish a turkey in 3 weeks? lol! Enjoy the cooler weather!!! :-)