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

Monday, February 13, 2017


Happy Monday, dear friends!

Yes, I am seriously RUNNING BEHIND!

Have you ever felt like you have been working really hard, 
hurrying as fast as you can, 
feeling like you are getting things done,
and then finding out that time just 
slipped by
and you don't know

that is EXACTLY how I feel!!!

You see, 
Boo Hoo!!

instead of having an Update before Valentine's Day,
I will be having one

Heartstrings still waiting to be finished!
If you are like me
you love hearts
all year long,
so I am hoping you will be patient with me till I can get more things finished!!

Seems I have been extra organized this time but time has just gotten away from me!
Does anyone else feel that way??

Anyway, I will be very busy today, finishing up stitching,
doing a bit more stuffing,
and some staining,
and hopefully, will be ready soon!!

Here is a little peek at a few things I will be offering......

So Sweet!!
Chums sawdust stuffed pillow by Pineberry Lane!

The perfect red wool and red velvet!
Little Brown House (only mine is red) by Pineberry Lane!

I am also getting ready to offer my very first pattern,
Butter Mold Heart,
and it will be available in PDF
for punch needle and rug hooking!!
I am really excited about it and hope you will like it!!
Hopefully that will be offered at the time of my Update!!

I have truly loved blogging and have met so many wonderful people who share my love of decorating, creating, and just being a part of my journey!! 
 I value each comment and email, and am so happy to know that there are so many who share what is important to me!!  Thank you for taking the time in this busy world we live in, to stop by and visit!! 
As Tom Bodette says, 
"I'll leave the light on for you!"

Wishing each of you Serenity and Peace, in your busy world~



Connie the Cootiebug said...

Hello from a new reader/follower of your blog. I just adore these pretty little hearts and other creations of yours. I don't do needle felting or rug hooking (altho I did try rug hooking about six years ago) I just love wool and things made with wool. I have a wool stash for sewing / crafting that I've saved and felted. I do have some ideas for using it in bags or purses, stuff like that.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Hi sweet Julie,
I love your 'Heart strings'...when will they be ready? Man you have been so productive not to mention your organization. Puts me to shame. I totally agree...Hearts and Love should always be in season all year long.
I am always behind...but that is typically me, so join the club I need company.
Just did some house work if you can believe that? Now it is time to play after some lunch.

Have a joyful Day as always and Happy Valentine's Day too,

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

P.S: almost forgot...Happy to see you doing patterns. You have so much talent to offer...great move.
TTYL, Barb

Rugs and Pugs said...

I'm sure your update will be worth the wait.
Looking forward to seeing your pattern.
Happy Valentine's Day :)

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Connie and Barb,
Thanks so much for your visit today!! I'm so happy you both love hearts as much as I do!! The old saying, "A woman's work is never done" just says it all!! We love to keep our hands busy and that is surely good for the heart and the soul!! Thanks for the encouragement about the pattern too, Barb!! So glad I have a talented hubby who knows how to use all those special programs!!
Hope you both have a wonderful week!
Heart Hugs to you~

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lauren,
Your comment must have posted while I was typing! Thank you so much for being willing to wait for my tardy Update!!! I feel like I have been working really fast, but guess in reality it has been S L O W
M O T I O N!!! Hoping to get it all done soon!!
Happy Valentines Day to you, Connie, and Barb!
Heart Hugs~

Mary Johnson/Designs In Wool said...

Hi Julie, You're hearts are beautiful! Early or late, we love seeing your work! You have a way of writing that just speaks to me and helps me realize we are all in the same "boat" most of the time...running behind :)

I wish you the happiest Valentine's Day!! Think of you so often!

Julia said...

Julie, I don't know how you do it all. So many creative pieces. Some day, you'll get all caught up. I hope that you can enjoy the process even though you think you're behind. It's all in the perspective. I think you are a year ahead and not running behind at all. Happy Valentine Day tomorrow.

We're having a really major snow storm with blizzard conditions, very high wind since this morning. Many people are without power again and there another big storm coming our way for thursday. The snow banks are already higher than me.

My granddaughter is expecting her baby on Thursday. I hope the baby waits till the storms are over. The roads are closed and the snow plows are off the road.

Take care sweet friend.
Hugs, Julia

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Mary and Julia,
Oh, thank you for such kind words, dear friends!! It means so much to know that what I share inspires and touches you!! Hearts are a favorite of mine and so happy you love them as well!
So very sorry for the blizzard conditions you are facing and hope your power stays on! I know both of you live where there is LOTS of SNOW!!
Hope that baby waits till the storms pass over so you don't have to worry!!
Big Heart Hugs to you both~

annie said...

I love those hearts, how sweet!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Annie,
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Hearts are ALWAYS a favorite with me!! Glad you love them, too!!
Big Heart Hugs~

Prims By The Water said...

Beautiful hearts! I never did get my Valentine stitchery done in time this year. Always next year....Cannot wait to see your pattern! Janice

marly said...

Have a sweet valentine's day. Hearts have no timeline, are never too late, always welcome!

The Eveningstitcher said...

Happy Valentines Day to you! I love your bowl full of hearts❤❤ Next year I'm going to make some. All of your handmade are beautiful!! Glad us bloggers are still going to blog!!!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Janice, Marly, and Bobbie,
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments!! I love hearts ANYTIME so am glad to hear you all do as well!! Hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day!! I also appreciate each one of your blogs and love visiting them!!
Heart Hugs to all of you~

Primitive Stars said...

Happy Valentines Day Julie, love all your hearts, so pretty. I've been a bad blogger lately too, oh well, carry on!!! Hugs Francine.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Francine,
Yes, we all get behind at times, but that means we are just human and all in the same boat together!! As you said, "oh well, CARRY ON!"
Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day, sweet friend!
Heart Hugs~

old crow said...

Julie, your hearts will totally be worth waiting for!! So exciting!!....your first pattern!! Will be watching for your update!!! Heart hugs!!

diane said...

I absolutely love the hearts.
I collect hearts myself.
Will be watching for your update.
diane @ thoughts&shots

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Mona and Diane,
I'm so happy you stopped by for a visit and that you are heart lovers like I am!! I'm hoping to have things ready by sometime next week so do keep watching!! Hope you both enjoy your week!
Heart Hugs~

TheCrankyCrow said...

All good things come to those who wait...and if you had not told me, I would have not known you were late...as hearts have no season my friend...you, of all, know that. And meticulous takes time....that is what sets you AHEAD of so very many others.... <3 I am loving every stinking thing I'm seeing...as always! But, oh...that butter mold heart punched piece has me drooling...So glad you are offering up the pattern....will you also offer your hand-dyed floss that you used?? If I attempted this, I would want it to look at least half as amazing as yours!!! Hope the Day of Hearts was good to you...as you have one of the goodest hearts I know... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Robin,
Such generous and kind words, my friend! I am deeply humbled by them and thank you, SO MUCH!! I'm so happy you love what I make and are excited about my punched piece! I was able to find a substitute for the floss I used that will work just as well and be easier for everyone to find! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day, sweet friend!! Thanks again for your visit today!!!
Hope you are staying warm in Nod!
Big Heart Hugs~
Julie xo

moosecraft said...

Take your time and enjoy the process of stitching! :-) Hearts are for all year long! Looking forward to the pattern release too! Time to get that hook dusted off! :-)

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Sharon,
Thanks so much for visiting today and for your words or encouragement!
I am a heart lover and am glad to see that so many others are as well!! I am so happy you are looking forward to my pattern and hope to have it ready very soon! Will keep you posted!!
Hope you enjoy a creative day, my friend!
Heart Hugs~

Heather said...

These are so pretty! I love hearts all year too. I left a little tree up in my living room and put hearts up after christmas. I guess next will be Easter!~

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Heather,
Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!! What a sweet idea to keep a little tree up to enjoy all year!!! Then you can celebrate each season!
Take care and enjoy your Sunday!
Heart Hugs~