Saturday, November 26, 2011

Met a Fellow Blogger, Craft Show and Swap

Debbie and I headed for the Christmas Made in the South show in Jacksonville, FL.  This was the first time in 24 years that I didn't have a booth there.  Mary couldn't help me this year, so I had to give it up.  It was nice to have the long weekend, but I kinda of missed it too.  We found several Christmas presents, somethings for ourselves and we met Ellie from Ellie's Country Accents. She had a great booth, filled with lots of Christmas goodies.
 After we finished at the show, we stopped and ate at Firehouse Subs and then stopped at a park on the St. Johns River.  It was a beautiful day, in the 70's.
 Beautiful paths and oak trees ... a great Florida Day

 When I got home, there was a package waiting for me, from Robin at the Primitive Hutch.  Amy from Bumblee Lane hosted a Christmas at the Cabin sway and Robin was my partner.  That is also where I met Ellie, we had participated in another of Amy's swaps. I had a box full of goodies--lots of ornaments, a great little Santa and Angel, some glass ornaments, candles, cookie cutter, notepad and candy.  Thank you Robin, I love everything, the ornaments are already on my tree.
 This was a special request from my SIL, she wanted a Christmas Flamingo, I made these several years by
adapting a die cut and adding a hat and greenery.   This is definitely a Florida ornament.
 This is one of my craftshow purchases, an elf made by a friend of mine, Darlene. She is starting a blog, ThreeDeStyleinFlorida  and is looking for some followers.  She has great stuff!!!She has an ETSY
 shop "ThreeDStyle" He is perched on and old step ladder that belonged to my dad.

 I finished up another Santa and he is perched in a little rocker with his friend Elmer and is holding a ticking stocking.

I made a few more angels for a special order, this little Black angel is one of my favorites.  5 of the little angels are on their way to Saudi Arabia along with some prim candy canes.  I guess prim is in all over the world!

I started decorating, I have the tree up and the mantel done, just a little tweaking to do.  Need to wrap the gifts for people and at work and some of the patrons, then on to presents for the son and hubby.

Don't forget to sign up for my-giveaway, a Raggedy Ann and sock monkey fabric.   Just click on the picture up in the right hand corner.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!


  1. Didn't know y'all were at the show. Y'all should have came and said Hey to my mom and I.

  2. hello dear, so glad that you had a wonderful time..beautiful pictures..lovely path and oak tree..
    and the most beautiful gift..i love it.flamingo is so cute..and all the other stuff too.
    have a lovely day.
    hugs xx

  3. How wonderful to meet a fellow blogger, looks like you had a great time! Love your new finishes and all your goodies from Robin! Thanks for sharing your pictures and hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Deb

  4. Those black angels are so cute and prim great job

  5. Cyndy, it's great when you get to meet fellow bloggers in person. Too bad it doesn't happen more often. We absolutely love the Jacksonville area, it is just so pretty. St. Augustine is one of our absolute favorite places.
    Hope you had a restful Thanksgiving weekend.
    Warm Wishes,

  6. That sounds like such a great show and it's fun to meet blog buddies! I sure love that pink flamingo! I haven't lot about trying to make one of those...but now I think I need one! heehee! And I love your elf...I collect them and they sure are popular this year! Love your sweet angels, too! I'm loving this weather! Hugs! ♥

  7. So nice that you got to meet Ellie. How awesome, love your swap goodies! And your angel and Santa are so cute! Hugs, Lecia

  8. Sounds like a great day. Love the goodies you got and the ones yu have made also. Some great things from your swap partner. Don't you just love to get a package in the mail? Like Christmas all year long. Have a great Sunday.

  9. you got some wonderful swap items..I love your santa and elmer..can't wait to see your home decked out for the holidays.)

  10. Great photo of the three of you together! How fun to meet another blogger for "real." Looks like an amazing swap package from Robin - love the Santa, angel and the little mitten - and is that one of her gorgeous pinkeeps I spy??? LOVE it! And your Santa and Elmer is absolutely PRECIOUS! I love that design.... Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  11. Love the Santa and elmer.The flamingo such a neat idea.Robin is a sweetie love the angel and stitchery she sent.Thanks for joining in.Have a great week!~Amy

  12. I put that little black angel in my favorites...I knew she would sell fast! You make the cutest annie dolls! ♥

  13. Hi Cyndy!!
    Looks like you had a fun time and got to meet some new friends! Glad you liked your goodies!
    Cute flamingo ~ your angel is adorable!
    Prim Blessings


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