Before I get started showing you some goodies, I need to make a clarification from my last post. The adorable little sheep from Linda, was not made by Linda. She bought the mold and sent it to Rachel to make the sheep. This is the picture from Linda's blog... aren't they SO adorable! Just wanted to give the right credit where credit is due.
When I posted about the quilt tops and blocks awhile back, Karen from KM Primitives really liked one of the tops. I had stuck them away because I didn't know what I was going to do with them and didn't want to mess with them. I asked Karen if she would like to have it. She said only if I was willing to swap. How could I say no to our talented Karen?! I didn't have a plan for either one so I sent them both off to Karen. I absolutely ADORE what she sent me in return! Her new, beautiful sheep lamp mat called "EWE FOLLOWING ME?"
That's not all... I believe Karen knows that I love all kinds of tinware. She blessed me with this wonderful antique sieve! Isn't it a beauty?
Karen also sent this sweet little strainer! Love the homemade card too!
These pieces are perfect for me because when I am out antiquing, I am always on the hunt for old metal graters, strainers, sifters, and grinders. I don't know why I am drawn to them, I just always bring one home, lol. As a matter of fact, I went antiquing Friday by myself and bought a neat little grinder, hehe. So very sweet of Karen to bless me with such wonderful and perfect goodies! THANK YOU KAREN, I LOVE IT ALL!!!
I enjoyed ooohing and aaahing over all your wonderful Valentine's gifts from such sweet hubbies. Rich and I don't get each other gifts or cards for Valentine's Day, we do that for our kids but not for each other. We buy big things throughout the year so we don't do the holidays. He took me out to dinner at one of our favorite steakhouses this past Saturday night. He has a bum knee, so we were limited on what we could do. I suggested going to Bass Pro and walking around because we can sit when he needed it. We head that way and drive right on by. I said "Uhm... you missed it". He informed me that we were headed somewhere to get my Valentine's Day gift. Three stores later so I can get the pretty red that I wanted, here is what my sweet man bought me!!
I was extremely shocked!! I had asked for one of these about 13-15 years ago and he sweetly bought me a very nice mixer with lots of attachments, but it was no Kitchenaid. That was when I realized that I need to be specific when I ask for gifts, LOL! That old mixer has been a great one and I appreciate him buying me one back then but oh how I LOVE my new Kitchenaid! I have waited many, many years for it! I'm not a bling bling person, but I sure love this shiny red, haha! I am richly blessed with a great and loving man that works so hard so that I can stay home and raise our kids, while he lavishes me with the desires of my heart!
One more thing before I close. Some of you have seen this floating around blogland and even posted about it. Google is doing away with its Google Friend Connect. I have read many rumors associated with this but the only thing that I can find on the official Google Blog is this short statement. "Google Friend Connect—Friend Connect allows webmasters to add social features to their sites by embedding a few snippets of code. We're retiring the service for all non-Blogger sites on March 1, 2012. We encourage affected sites to create a Google+ page and place a Google+ badge on their site so they can bring their community of followers to Google+ and use new features like Circles and Hangouts to keep in touch. "
Google is saying that blogger won't be affected, it will be for wordpress, typepad, etc blogs. Some say it will be phased out completely for all blogs. I don't find that anywhere in Google. I added the Google + but I don't have a clue what it is for. I do all my blog reading through my Google Reader. I'm pretty sure I'll be okay. I don't mess with my friends list much. It's neat to look at it and see the new followers but that's all I use it for. But just to be safe, I went ahead and added the new free "Linky" widget to my sidebar. I'll be honest in saying that I don't like it yet. I'm not one for change. So I'm really hoping that I can delete it soon, hehe. But you never know...
Thanks for stopping in my friends. I enjoy your company and visiting with you. Your blogs mean so much to me and keep me excited about being the keeper of my home instead of the mundane home chores that I have to take care of every day.
Enjoy these last few February days. March will be roaring in soon and bringing Spring with it~