Thursday, April 26, 2012


Good morning Prim Pals! Do any of you ever just sit back and take stock of your surroundings and really think about the whole thing? Sometimes when I get missing our old house, I have to pinch myself and be grateful to be where I am. Yes, we still own the old homestead and maybe someday it will be Holly Hills Primitives, but for now I'm thankful that we can be here to make mom's life a little easier and enjoy our time together. Every morning when I walk in the backyard I'm thankful for the symphony of the birds and being able to watch the wildlife in the canal. Yesterday was the first day that we spotted "The Old Man" this year (a Blue Heron that has returned for many years). What a thrill!
This old canal entertained my son (now 43) for his childhood. There were always buckets of frogs, fish, turtles...
The rhubard is almost ready to pick and get ready for the freezer. What a treat in the middle of the winter to have a tasty rhubarb pie!
Now the torch has been passed to our Gannon. There isn't anything he likes much better than fishing in the backyard. This old canal has provided many, many hours and years of entertainment. Fishing, frog hunting, ice skating... I'm just glad to be here and enjoy it once again. Gannon has been staying with us all week and he has been a total joy. Tonight he is going to watch cousin Abbey for her last night of basketball. I don't know what I'd do with these grandchildren! We had a ball last night! Peggy (Wren In The Willow) and husband Bob came over for dinner and we had so much fun. We had lasagna, salad, and strawberry shortcake. Yum! We are having such a good time planning for her home show in September. Can't wait to do this show with her, it will be awesome! Be watching for more information and dates. Now I get to go into the shop and hopefully those boxes from Tennessee will come in the mail today. I can't wait to see what's in them! If they aren't here today, they will be here for sure by tomorrow. Come on in and get first pick of these wonderful prim wares! Have a wonderful day and we'll talk again soon. Until next time...


  1. Beautiful canal!!
    We have Blue Heron down at the river that is about 5 minutes from home. I love seeing him every year.

  2. What a sweet picture of Gannon and Dick fishing.
    Your dinner sounded yummo!
    Have a good weekend!!!