Saturday, September 3, 2011

Prim Pals Shoppe!

Here is some more wonderful offering's from our talented members!
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"PRIM IN THE COUNTRY"
This is my 10 piece harvest crow set. It comes with 4 crows, 4 corn in their husks, and 2 stained hand tags saying 'Fall Harvest' and 'Crowin' About Fall'. The crows and the corn are made of painted, sanded, and stained muslin. The crows have glass bead eyes. The crows are 5 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches wide. The corn are 3 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide. The set is $5.99, plus traveling fees.
You can purchase the set on my selling blog. Prim In The Country, here's the link: http://PrimInTheCountry.blogspot.com/

Thanks for looking!

            This guy is a Tennessee Ridge Primitives pattern. He's 12 inches wide, and 24 inches tall. His face is stained muslin and I hand stitched his face. The crow and the sunflower are painted, sanded, and stained muslin. His hat is burlap, and his hat band is stained onsburg. There's a rusty star garland wrapped around his hat, and there's a rusty bell on the tip. The bandanna is printed material and his hair is raffia. He's $20.99, plus traveling fees.
     You can purchase him of my sidebar, Prim In The Country, here's the link: http://PrimInTheCountry.blogspot.com/

Thanks for looking!

  This is a My Primitive Saltbox pattern. The pumpkins and leaves are painted, sanded, and stained muslin. The small pumpkin is 8 1/2 inches wide and 5 1/2 inches tall. The large pumpkin is 11 inches wide, and 8 inches tall. When the sign is in the large pumpkin, it's 14 inches tall. The pumpkins have sticks as stems, and green floral wire curlies, and spanish moss, plus berry picks. The sign is stained onsburg and I've hand stitched 'Punkins For Sale'. They're $16.99, plus traveling fees.
You can purchase them on my selling blog, Prim In The Country, here's the link: http://PrimInTheCountry.blogspot.com/



Thanks for looking!

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THE BARN HOLLOW


Primitive Witch

These little ladies are approximately 10" tall.
They are made from painted muslin which has been primitive grunged,
the bodies are sanded and weighted in the bottoms.
Primitive Witch is adapted from a design by Kims Whims.
Price: $25.00, includes shipping and handling (continental US only)
Please visit my website to order.
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GOAT CREEK MERCANTILE


I am offering this muslin tree skirt, hand painted with a Fall design just perfect for your prim tree. It is 29 inches in diameter with a 4 inch hole in the center. It has been lightly tea-stained and would make a perfect addition to your Halloween / Fall decor.
I am asking $20.00 plus shipping and handling.
I accept PayPal.
This item and many others may be purchased at this link:

Thank you for looking!


If you would like to feature an item in our weekly ad,
just contact us at primpals@yahoo.com
with a picture and description of your item.







Thursday, September 1, 2011

~ Its An Envelope Swap! ~


For this month's swap, we thought that we would try something a little different, a little less expensive ( $ 5.00 value) and something that all forum and our blog members can participate in.  (The 50 post rule will not apply.)  An Envelope Swap

How does it work you ask??? 

All items should be mailed in a 10 1/2" x 15" padded envelope.  They aren't too expensive and can be found at Wal-Mart or the Dollar Store.

You will fill the envelope with something (or somethings) that are valued at $5.00.  They just have to be able to fit into the envelope.

What type of items?

Anything that can safely fit into the envelope, for example:

a paperpack book
bookmarks
magnets
note cards and pens
something handmade
pictures or a plaque
tarts
hand towels
pot holders
recipes
seeds
candy
etc.....

This will be a secret swap, so the person you get, won't be the one that has your name.

RULES:

1.   Be sure to include a card or letter that has your name, blog information, and email address on it so your partner can send a Thank You.  This way they can give you credit for the sweet goodies when they blog or post about it.  A Thank you of some sort is required.

2.   The value of the goodies in the envelope must be $5.00.  This does not include the cost of the envelope and the postage.

3.  Only sent items you would want to receive.  Please try to stay away from Dollar Store/Tree items. I know they do sometimes have some neat items but please... no junk that you wouldn't appreciate receiving yourself.

4.   Do NOT sign up if you don't intend to follow through.  No one likes to get 'stiffed' on a swap even if it is one of a smaller value.  We will make a list and you will not be able to participate in future swaps.  We do realize that things do happen beyond our control and ask that if they do.... please let us know ahead of time.

 
To Participate:

Sign Ups will run from today, September 1st, until Thursday, September 8th.  I will send out your partners
information to you on the 9th.  Your envelopes should be mailed by September 24th.  Please let me know you mailed yours.

Please send the following information to me at: 
primpals@yahoo.com

1.   Your Name and Address:

2.   Blog URL:

3.   Email Address:  (this is for my records only)

4.   Would you mind shipping to Canada or the UK?

5.   Do you have anything that you are allergic too that
shouldn't be sent???  A certain scent or possibly a food
item?

6.   Tell us a little about yourself to let your partner
know what you like or dislike.

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Don't forget that sign ups last until September 8th, so
sign up today and join in on the fun!

Debbie & the Staff

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Prim Pals Forum Shoppe!

We have lots of items for sale in our Prim Pals Shoppe!
Our members have been working hard and adding items!

Here are some of the offerings:
Penny Rugs
This Halloween themed penny rug is 8.25 inches in diameter and made out of acyrlic crafters felt and sprayed with Scotch Guard to help protect from dust and grime.
It would be the perfect decorating touch for the holiday.
Price: $12.00 plus $2.50 for shipping.

This Fall themed penny rug is 8.25 inches in diameter and made out of acyrlic crafters felt
and sprayed with Scotch Guard to help protect from dust and grime.
It would be the perfect decorating touch for the Fall season.


Price: $12.00 plus $2.50 for shipping.
To order visit:
or contact her directly at

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Here are some wonderful Fall Decor from
Melissa

These lil' pumpkins are made of painted, sanded and stained muslin, so are the crow and leaves. They have sticks as stems, and floral wire connecting the leaves to the pumpkin, and the curlies are also floral wire.The pumpkins are 3 inches wide and 4 inches tall. The pumpkin with the crow is 5 inches tall and the crow as glass bead eyes. You get 2 orange pumpkins and 1 white pumpkin with the crow. Your can purchase them on my selling blog, Prim In The Country, on my sidebar.They are $8.99, plus traveling fees.

The black cats heads are made of painted, sanded, and stained muslin. They have 4 small bells, and 4 medium bells as their collars. There on a painted wooden dowel, jute is wrapped around the top 2 inches, under the cats collar. They have a hand stitched face, and button eyes. They're 18 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The cats head is 5 inches tall. They have stained tags that say, 'When Black Cats Are Seen and Pumpkins Gleam, You Know It's Close To All Hallows Eve'. You can purchase them on my selling blog, Prim In The Country, on my sidebar. They're $10.50 a piece, plus traveling fees.


This guy is an The Old Glory Company pattern. His head and the crows are made of painted, sanded, and stained, muslin. His body, which is covered with his burlap shirt, is made of stained muslin. His sign is hand stitched and says 'Hallows Eve' and is made of onsburg. He has 5 rusty bells, held on by 5 rusty safety pins, down the front of his burlap shirt. His face is hand stitched, and his arms and legs are sticks. The crows have glass bead eyes, and he has stained cheese cloth wrapped around his neck. He has spanish moss coming out of his arm holes, neck holes, and the bottom of his shirt. Not counting the sticks, he's 19 inches wide and 19 inches tall, the sticks make him 23 inches wide and 23 inches tall. You can purchase him on my selling blog, Prim In The Country, on my sidebar. He's $13.99, plus traveling fees.
You can contact Melissa here:

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Nancy created these beautiful items!
A purple cow quilt: $6.95 with $3.75 shipping
(includes cost of padded envelope for shipping)

These gorgeous earrings:

Christmas "Believe" earrings: $7.95 plus $3.50
(again includes cost of padded envelope for mailing)

A percentage of the profit from all items goes to Shepherd's Hope
which you can read about on my Etsy profile page:
To Order Visit

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We hope you enjoyed this weeks shoppe offerings!
Feel Free To Stop By The Forum To Say Hello!
 

Friday, July 15, 2011

A New Offering in the Prim Pal's Shoppe...

We have a new item to share with you from our very own forum member Nancy a.k.a. Miniaturequilts


Check it out here!

A New 'Choose Your Medium' Scarecrow Challenge!


 Since the last 'Choose Your Medium' challenge was such fun and with Fall just around the corner, we thought we would give it another try. It was so much fun seeing everyone's different interpretations of the sheep pattern.

This time our source of inspiration is the cute little scarecrow that Kookie has found for us.


Isn't he cute?!

Just like before you can choose to do whatever you would like to do with it. Maybe transfer it to a piece of wood and paint it, do a stitchery... or maybe create your own pattern and make a little stuffed scarecrow. Its totally up to you!

Since everyone is busy, we are running this challenge from today, July 15th through August 31st. All you have to do to participate is submit a picture of your finished creation to share with everyone.

The only rule is that you must be a forum member or a follower of our blog to participate.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask and we will be happy to help you!

Happy creating!!!


*prim hugs and blessings*
Debbie

Monday, June 27, 2011

We Have A Winner!

We have a winner of our first 'Choose Your Medium Challenge!


Congratulations to Valerie of Yorkie's Primitives !

We would like to thank all of you who participated.  This challenge was definitely a fun one to do.  Everyone did something a little bit different and they all turned out fantastic!

Your prize will be sent out by the end of the week Valerie!!!

Congratulations on winning!

*prim hugs and blessings*
Debbie K


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Its Time To Vote...


We are always trying to find something fun to do on the Prim Pals Forum and a few months ago we announced a 'Choose Your Medium' Challenge.  The girls were given a pattern and then were allowed up to June 15th to complete the project in whatever medium they desired.

To see what they came up with you can check here on the 'Choose Your Medium' Challenge tab.

If you are a member of the Prim Pal Forum, you can vote for your favorite project over at the forum!
 
Voting starts today and continues until June 26th.
 
 


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Its Time For BINGO!






Its time to play BINGO!

This is to let you know that we are starting a new BINGO today.  It is being hosted by our very own 'nhcrafter'.  All you have to do is select 25 words from the list she has provide and submit them to her in a private message on the forum or by email.
Its a really simple game to play and a chance to the win the main prize if you cross all of your words off first.  She will also draw a name each week from the gals playing to win a weekly prize too!  How great is that???  
The list of words to choose from should be listed by 7:30 am, June 2nd.

There is only two rules....  You must be a member of the Prim Pals forum and you MUST have at least 50 posts to play.  So head on over and check it out!

Good luck to all who play!

Friday, May 27, 2011

New Item For Sale!

Today we are proud to showcase work by forum member, Primitive Jan of My Primitive Nest and Punch Drunk Needleworks.
 

 For information on this wonderful combination Penny Rug/Punch Needle creation, please click here or the tab at the top portion of this page called 'For Sale'.

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Prim Pals receives no commissions nor are we responsible for any item sold in these ads.  We do however receive the happiness in knowing that we have some of the most talented members out there in blogland!

*prim hugs and blessings*
Debbie & TJ

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Swap AT Prim Pals =) 4th of July Come Join Us !


Hope to see you there =)
Enjoying some swappin' Fun !
Any questions please feel free to ask...

Finished Challenge Projects

 Signature Block Swap & Challenge

 Over at prim pals we try our best to keep things interesting so back in February we had a Signature Block Swap.  There were eighteen ladies who participated in this swap and we ended up with a nice variety of blocks.


 After the blocks were distributed, the challenge part of the project began and everyone was given till the end of May to come up with something of there own design.

You can check out what they came up with HERE.


Friday, April 22, 2011

First Item for Sale in the Prim Pals Shoppe!

Today we are proud to showcase the first 'For Sale' ad to the Prim Pals Shoppe.

Our featured crafter is Talena of  'The Primitive Hutch'.



For information on this item, please click on the tab at the top of this page called 'For Sale' .

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Prim Pals receives no commissions on any sales listed in these ads.  We do however receive the happiness in knowing that we have some of the most talented members out there in blogland!

*prim hugs and blessings*
Debbie & TJ

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Expose Yourself!

Well, we don't want you to actually 'expose' yourself, but we would like to help you get your items out there for everyone to see.

Do you have a hand made item that you would like to post 'for sale'?  Well here is your chance to get it out there and it won't cost you a thing.... just the time to send it to us to post here and on the Prim Pals forum.

Only rule is you must be a follower to our blog or the forum.

The item does not have to be prim but must be hand made by you.

You are allowed to submit one hand made item per week to be advertised.  All you have to do is email a picture of the item, along with a description to us at:  primpals@yahoo.com and we will post a new listing of items each Friday for everyone to view.

This is just one of the ways TJ and I want to say 'Thank You!' to all of our prim friends and family!
*prim hugs and blessings*
Debbie & TJ

 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Choose Your Medium Challenge

Everyone loves a challenge and over at the Prim Pals forum we are always brainstorming and trying to come up with fun things to do and thanks to Jennifer a.k.a. Stitch'n'Thyme, I think we have come up with something we all will enjoy.

Its called 'Choose Your Medium Challenge'.
How it works:
Just take a look at this prim pattern (found by Jennifer) and decide what medium you would like to do it in.
Maybe you want to go ahead and do the obvious and just make a stitchery.... or maybe transfer it to a piece of wood and paint it.... Or maybe even make up your own sewing pattern and make a stuffed sheep.... The choice is yours!

We know how busy everyone is so we hope to make this challenge something that everyone can do, so we are going to run this till the last week of May.  
As soon as everyone finishes their project, submit your photo of your completed project to us at:  primpals@yahoo.com

We will post the pictures here and on the forum where we can share every ones talents.  Everyone who participates will be entered in a drawing and will win a prize.

The only rules are that you must be a member of the forum or a follower of our blog to participate.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask and we will be happy to help you.

Hope you will come join in the fun!
*hugs*
Debbie K.

1 Year Anniversary Winners!

 Its been a little while in coming but we have picked the winners of our '1 Year Anniversary Giveaway'.

The winner of the $25 certificate grand prize was Casey of 'Olde Spoon River Homestead' .

Cyndy of 'Crafty Stitchers' is the winner of this wonderful silhouette box donated by Karen of 'The Barely There Primitive Bear' .

 The winner of this darling Annie from Holli of 'Where the Rooster Crows' was forum member,Willow54.
 
 These sweet little mice, made by our very own Kookie, was Kay of 'Kentucky Hillbilly Crafters'.

 The winner of this quilted table topper, made by me, was Tina of 'Frontier Home' .


We want to congratulate all of our winners and thank all of our followers and forum members!  Without you, we could not have had such a wonderful first year!

We love you all!
*prim hugs and blessings*
Debbie and TJ

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

April 2011 Happiness Swap

Just wanted to let you know we are taking sign-ups for the April Happiness Swap until Thursday, March 31st.

If you want to participate, please email us at:  primpals@yahoo.com .
Please review the rules and if you decided you want to give it a try, let us know and we will send you the survey. 

These swaps are a lot of fun and helps to make some lasting friendships.  We hope you will come join us!
*prim hugs and blessings*
Debbie
PS:  Do to some problems last month, we require that you are a member of the blog or the forum.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Just A Reminder...

You have until tonight to sign up for 'BINGO' over on the Prim Pals forum.  Traci will be drawing the first two words tomorrow, Friday - March 25th.

So head on over and choose you words from the list that she has provided and submit them to her before midnight tonight.

This is going to be so much fun and we hope you all will come join in on the fun!

*prim hugs & blessings*

Debbie & TJ
  

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Let's Play Bingo!




Everyone loves to play Bingo and Traci of York Mountain Primitives is hosting a game over at the Prim Pals Forum.   All you have to do is be a member over on the forum and read her rules for the game.  Its 
'easy peasy'!

What is the prize?  
A wonderful handmade gift from Traci herself!  Hurry and sign up now, before the game begins!

*prim hugs and blessings*
Debbie




Thursday, March 17, 2011

Share Some Stash Swap!


Are ya ready for a new swap ? With a new twist ? Spring is upon us and Spring cleanin' in some of our minds....Soooo what better kinda' swap to have BUT a Share Some Stash Swap ! While your Spring cleanin', organizin' and all that why not swap some of your craftin' supplies ? And in return get some new to you goodies ? 

 If so... and your a member of the forum... head on over and check it out!  We would love to have you join in the fun!

*prim hugs and blessings*
TJ and Debbie

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Please Say A Prayer.....

I received a phone call yesterday from TJ, my dear friend and co-administrator of the Prim Pal forum, and found out that her father passed away this weekend.  TJ was very close to her dad and taking it hard so I would like to request your prayers for her and her family.   They could really use them right now.

Thank you,
*prim hugs and blessings*

Debbie

Thursday, March 3, 2011

1 Year Anniversary Giveaway!

One Year Anniversary Giveaway:
Prim Pals Forum Turns 1!! We are offering
5 mystery gifts and 1 grand prize gift certificate to
the lucky winners!! Go Go!! =)

Info and Sign Ups:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Swaps ~ N ~ Giveaways

Swaps~n~Giveaways!

This is a reminder of all the swaps and giveaways
at Prim Pals Forum!

Swaps:

Spring Swap:

Where you can send and receive some

prim spring goodies with a swap partner!

Sign ups end soon!!
Visit Here For Info!


Happiness Exchange:

This is a get to know you swap sending small gifts to

someone to brighten their day and make them smile!

Visit Here For Info:


Giveaways:

Facebook Giveaway:

We have reached 1000+ followers and were

offering a free giveaway for it!

Info and Sign Ups On Our Facebook Page


One Year Anniversary Giveaway:

Prim Pals Forum Turns 1!! We are offering

5 mystery gifts and 1 grand prize gift certificate to

the lucky winners

Info and Sign Ups:

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We love making new Prim Pals and

would love to have you join in the fun!!

Free Prizes and Swapping,

What could be better!

Prim Blessings, Prim Pals Staff













Monday, February 21, 2011

March 2011 Happiness Exchange

Its been a while since we have done one so I thought I would take sign ups for anyone interested in doing one. I will take sign ups starting today till next Monday, February 28th.

These are a little different than the regular swaps, so please read the rules. They are fun and I hope you all will want to participate. I will email you on March 1st with your swap partner's name and details. Packages should be sent out by March 15th.

You can pm me on the Prim Pal Forum or email me at primpals@yahoo.com and I will send you the swap survey (if we don't have one on file already).

I have posted the rules below as a reminder how it should work.


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This is a monthly swap to help us get to know one other 'pal' a little bit better. Each month you participate you will be matched up to a fellow Prim Pal member (hopefully a different one each month depending on how many play.) Its kind of like having a pen pal. You exchange emails, cards or letters and try to get to know each other. Each person will also fill out a survey to list your interests, etc and that will be given to your partner too.

Each month you participate you will be responsible for sending your partner a goodie box ( a $10 value plus shipping. Anything more is up to you.). Since this swap is designed for making new friends, you want to be sure to send them something that will brighten their day and make them smile. Preferably something you have made yourself but that is not a requirement. Store bought items are good too... just remember to send something you, yourself would like to receive.

Examples:

Note Cards
Scrap booking Goodies
Colored Pens
Sewing Notions
A Yard of Fabric
Chocolate (always a favorite)
Anything related to interest your pal has on their survey.


You are also allowed more than one Pal if you would like. So if you would like to make two new friends, they would also have your name too and you would be receiving two goodies boxes.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them. We would be happy to help you.

Also... to make this all the more fun.... Please post your goodies to share with others.... This may be a way of getting more to participate!


*prim hugs and blessings*

Debbie


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Good Morning! 

We want to remind everyone of all the swaps and giveaways at Prim Pals!

We have:

Our Spring Swap Sign Ups! (Sign Ups On The Forum)

Our Facebook Giveaway! (Sign Ups On Facebook)

Our One Year Anniversary Celebration/Giveaway!! (Sign Up On Forum and Blog)

Stop By and Enter Today!! Awesome Prizes and Even a $25.00 gift card!!

Any Questions On One Or All The Happenings, Feel Free To Contact Us!!
 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Prim Pals Forum 1 Year Anniversary Giveaway Celebration !

Can Y'all believe it's been almost a year since we started the forum ? 
Each and every one of you are a true blessing to our Prim Pals Family....This next year is going to bring lotsa fun ideas, more challenges, new friendships and a whole lot more. Thank Y'all for growing with us and helping to make Prim Pals what it is today ! We couldn't do it without YOU our amazing members and helpful staff ! Thanks from the bottom of our hearts....


Here's to another year Now on to the giveaway ......








Please feel free to share this button on your blogs, facebook and even tweet it if you have twitter ! These are the rules to enter Prim Pals 1 year anniversary celebration giveaway....
YOU MUST be a forum member
YOU MUST post or posted an introduction in the NEW MEMBERS SECTION ( we will be checking )
YOU MUST have at least 20 POSTS
YOU MUST comment here that you would like to be entered
YOU WILL get an extra entry for the prizes by Posting this on your blogs or facebook pages. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT THAT YOU DID SO WE CAN CHECK and give you credit.


Winners will be announced March 8th
One GRAND PRIZE winner of a 25 dollar gift card and 5 mystery gifts will be awarded for a total of 6 prizes !
So whatcha' waitin' for ? Let's get this celebration underway ! Sign up and help spread the word !
Prim Huggs n Blessins
TJ~Deb~ And The Prim Pals Staff !








Good Morning Everyone! We have reached 1000+ Followers On Facebook!!!

That calls for a giveaway!!

We are offering the above, A 1800's Style Church/Handkerchief Doll!

They rules are simple,

Be A Follower on Facebook

Post On Facebook Under The Giveaway and

Tell Us Something About Yourself And That You Want To Enter!
(We would like to get to know our followers)

Simple as That!! =)

You can obtain and extra entry, if you also become an active member of our forum!

Good Luck To Everyone Who Enters!!

P.S.~ We also have a few other exciting things in the works on the forum be sure to be on the look out!! Come Join In On The Fun!

((HUGS)) ~ Prim Pals

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100000881920552


Wednesday, February 9, 2011



We all know that everyone is ready for spring, so we figured why not do a spring themed swap!!
This is a spring swap not easter, an easter one will follow later!
It will consist of 3 items, 1 fabric item and 2 wild card items of your choice
as long as they are Spring themed.

You can do more if you choose but you do not have to!

Think of all the fun this will be, what a way to rid those winter blues!!


Sign Ups Taken Until February 25th and then partners will be sent out!
You will have until March 15th to mail your package to your partner with delivery conformation!

HOW TO SIGN UP:
Visit Us At: http://primpals.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=swaps&action=display&thread=2732

Or e-mail us for more information

at primouthouse@gmail.com or primpals@yahoo.com

Use "Swap Info" as your subject!!


Come Join The Fun!!
((HUGS))

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Siggy Block Swap and Challenge

Kookie and I were trying to come up with an idea of something different that might interest everyone and here is what we came up with. A 'signature' Block Swap and Challenge.

Just think how much fun it would be to receive blocks from 50 or more of your fellow prim brothers or sisters from all over. 50 you say???? Well... we don't know if there would be that many but just think how neat it would look to create even a lap quilt or small wall hanging out of the blocks you would receive.

What???? Make a quilt too???
Well that is where the challenge comes in. After we do the swap, we would have the challenge of making something out of the blocks. Don't worry... We won't leave you hanging in case you have never done something like this before. We will post some tutorials and ideas on putting it together too.

How is it going to work????

To try and get more people involved we will also post this on our Facebook page and encourage you to post on your pages or blog too! The more the merrier, right??? You don't have to belong to the Prim Pal Forum though we hope you would want to because it can be lots of fun. If you are a forum member, the 20 post limit will not apply to this swap simply because if someone doesn't send their blocks, they won't receive any. Easy peasy.... right?

We will take sign ups starting today until February 15th. We will give you until March 31st to complete your blocks and then a week to send them in to me for distribution.... just like we do on the ornie swaps.

Since we don't know how many will be signing up, I will let everyone know how much postage will be but I can't imagine it being very much. (Possibly, everyone could send a self-addressed stamped manila envelope with the return postage needed. How would that sound?)

After we all received our blocks, we will have a month or two to complete a finished project..... (more time if we need it) Then we can post our finished items on the Craft Challenge section of the forum and here.

So what do you think????? How about that tutorial???

Here goes:



You will need:
One 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square of white fabric and
Two 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares of a fabric of your choice. (feel free to mix it up. You don't need to use the same fabric for all your blocks)


Draw a line, corner to corner, on the WRONG side of your 2 1/2" squares.


Lay one of your 2 1/2" squares on your 3 1/2" square, like in the picture.... then stitch across your drawn line.

Turn around and repeat for the second 2 1/2" square.


Trim the excess fabric off 1/4" from your stitched line. This saves from the bulkiness when quilting.


Press the 2 1/2" square towards the outside of your 3 1/2" square.

Now all you have to do is autograph it!

To do this you can use any medium such as a permanent/washable marker, stitch or paint your name, town and the year 2011.

Also... to help prevent shrinkage.... you may want to pre-wash your fabric.
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Sign ups start now so come join us in the fun! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Just email us at: primpals@yahoo.com . We are more than happy to help!

*prim hugs and blessings*
Debbie & Kookie

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Valentine Ornie Swap at Prim Pals

This month over at the Prim Pals Forum, we held a Valentine Ornie Swap and we can say is the gals who participated did not fail to amaze us!

Here is what you missed...

This wonderful prim annie was done by Jennifer from Stitchin' Thyme.

The sweet pillows are from our prim sister Tracie of Flutterbygones.

Then we have this great spoon made by Janice of The Primouthouse.

Our sister Kookie a.k.a. Bailey made this wonderful patchwork heart. Kookie doesn't have a blog yet but we are working on her! *laughing*

Aren't these just the cutest? They were made by Cyndy over at Crafty Stitchers.

Don't you just love this bee made by TJ of Willow Bend Prims!

Prim sister Tammy2010 made this cute little bunny and heart.

Here is the felt heart made by yours truly of 'News From Goat Creek'.

The cute heart was made by Tracy of 'The Prairie Patch'

This little heart was made by Debbie of Debbie's Dodads.

We definitely have a wonderful and talented group of ladies who have participated in the latest swap and hopefully with the upcoming swaps we have planned, you too will want to come join in the fun!

Take Care,
*prim hugs and blessings*

Debbie and TJ