Monday, April 26, 2010


Good evening prim friends! I've been waiting all day to get on and chat with you, but our power was out for part of the day. I have no idea why we lost it, but thank goodness we have it back!
Another busy weekend just passed us by, but it was fun! Our Gannon was without a bike, so Saturday after work we went bike shopping. It was so much fun to watch his little face light up! We had to hit a couple stores before we found just the right one. Daughter Amanda and her husband Greg had us over for turkey dinner before we went shopping. It was so much fun to just relax together and listen to everything the other kids had to say. Gannon made place cards for everyone at dinner and I got to set next to him - of course!
Yesterday Dick started putting the lattice work on the base of the deck and it is going to look so pretty! Can't wait to get it all decorated and flowers planted!
Today he worked on a new potting bench for the shop made from an old door (thank you Dick) and I can't wait to get it finished up and in there! Pictures will follow soon!
This next two weeks are going to be super busy. Our Ladie's Nite Out is coming to Holly from 5-9 on May 7th and we will be having LOTS of new goodies in there by then. Tomorrow is going to be sewing day from morning until night. I sold a LOT of dolls last week, so... Can't wait to get started, I have so many ideas twirling around my head. I will have lots of "new" antiques, more really new items and some very unique handmades. Wait until you see the gift boxes we will be having for Mother's Day!
Lots of people are already signing up for our new line-up of classes. We will be offering these in conjunction with Zanie Janie's (the coffee shop attached to Holly Hills Primitives). Our soldered jewelry (taught by Kari Wolf) is already getting a lot of registrations. We have added a tole painted garden lunchbox planter that is beyond adorable! This class is taught by Sharon Cerne and is limited in class size. We are also adding scrapbook crops for you gals that just want to get out and have some fun creating and meeting new friends. We will have two morning and two evening crops each month. We hope to be adding lots of new classes as the summer progresses. Come on in and join the fun!
Well, better head on in and get some sleep. LOTS of work to do tomorrow and the days that follow. Hope you all had a great weekend!
Until next time...


  1. Seeing our grandchildren smile is the most precious gift! Wow, a new bike from grandma and grandpa...way to go!!!

    Hugs, Karen

  2. Good for Gannon, getting a new bike from grandma and grandpa. Sounds like you have your hubby working on lots of cool projects. I so wish I could come to ladies night ~ is that a Friday? Have a great week, Dawn.

  3. Dawn,
    Sounds like a fun to be sewing from morning to night!! Can't wait to see the new dollies!!
    How exciting for Gannon to get a new bike from grandma and grandpa. I know he must of been so thrilled!!
    We are still planning to try to get up to Michigan sometime this Spring or Summer. And I can't wait to be able to visit your shop.
    Have a great week.

  4. I hope that you got much of your sewing done today, I sorta got caught up. How nice of Grandma and Grandpa to buy the new bike, he is very lucky to have you both.(millstonemercantile)

  5. I think you "scored some points" with that bike, Grandma!! lol We just scored points, recently, when we chipped in some money for a playscape for my grands!! And our "payment" was... lot's of hugs and kisses!!

    I can't wait to see all your new additions to the store. It's about time the hubby and I take another "date day" to Holly...

  6. Good Morning Sweetie...
    Oh how Gannon's little face is beaming with that new bike. Don't you just love it? Grandkids just melt our hearts. We are expecting #8 - another little grandson on June 11th. (c-section) We can hardly wait. We will have 4 girls and 4 boys now. My how the circle of life has came around. DH and I just smile with pride.

    I so wish I lived close to your store. I would be shopping there all the time. It is very hard to find country items here in Phoenix. Most people out here are all Southwest decor. Give me my prim country anytime.

    Can't wait to see what you are going to be sewing next. I love dollies.

    Have a beautiful day sweetie. Country hugs, Sherry