Thursday, December 25, 2008


My wish for each of you is to be "HAPPY"! With all our struggles we have to see for ourselves the Blessings in Each Day, that we have our families and each other to guide us. The " Now" is what we have to live with joyous knowledge that is is OURS to do with as we wish.

I love each and every one of you for sharing your thoughts and blessings each day that unite us as sisters as we grow and share our lives.

We started this blogging as a group and individually as a way to get to know each other more personally. I think over this time it has been well spent. We have shared and learned about each other and we cherish our family of sisters with all our hearts.

We all wish you and yours the same loving we share together. Pass it on!
PLease see the sidebar for our individual blogs also and see the friends we have made over the year of blogging.

Blessings, Cyndi/ByLightOfMoon

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sister is Featured in Olde Prarie Register

I am alittle late in reading my mail as since I returned home from my dog-sitting trip but I am so happy to announce my find this morning. When I opened my
"Olde Prairie Register" newsletter, I found "Lea of Farmhouse Blessing" featured with her photo entry.

Lea has always got the most interesting blog posts sharing what is happening in her life with her family, friends and love of God's blessings.

I am so proud to call her my sister at Glad Tidings Primative's & Folkart, she is truly special.

Smiles, Cyndi/ByLightOfMoon

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Names of God

God is your Shepherd

Psalm 23
... the Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want.

You are cared for, tended to and watched over. You are His! He seeks you when you wander away and draws you back to Him.

Excerpt from Teacups Full of Treasures by Mary Grace Birkhead.

Be blessed,

Friday, September 5, 2008

My Prim Stitchery and New Venture!

I have just set up a shop on Lemon Poppy Seeds. I'm really excited to be a part of that great group of artisans. It should take a day or two for all of the technical stuff, so I am eagerly awaiting for my shop to show up in the artisan directory, too! I decided to go with Linda*Pinda*Prims since Lemon Poppy Seeds is predominately Extreme Prims.

The Prim Stitchery featuring a verse from Psalm 136, pictured above is an example of the work I will be offering there, and is currently available.

Thank you for taking a peek.

Please continue to pray for our Cora.

Blessings & Hugs... *Linda*

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Primitive Pin Cushion For Cora

Love comes in all shapes and sizes, doesn't it? This time it comes in the shape of a sweet handmade bird pin cushion by Glad Tidings' own Naomi of Naomi's Notions. Naomi is also a member of New England Primitive Gathering and this week, they are hosting a fun Pattern Challenge where all the members were invited to use the same pattern and give it their own special touches.
Naomi created a lovely pink calico bird in honor of our Cora who recently entered into her own journey with breast cancer. The wings are floral and button accents handmade by Cora herself! A percentage of the winning bid will be donated to The American Breast Cancer Foundation.
When Glad Tidings Primitives & Folkart was created, our goal was to focus on primitives and folkart with a Christian message. We could not have imagined all those months ago that God's plan wasn't about the items, but about the connections we would make online with other folks, some searching, some hurting, some dancing in His awesome works... This has blessed our lives beyond human measure. When I clicked on the New England groups' page and saw this precious bird dedicated to Cora, my heart lept. This is what it's all about. Using our gifts and talents to reach across "borders" and bring God's love everywhere we go...
Cora is the heart of our little group. When we all discovered that Cora was sick, it was a devastating blow, but one that immediately made us "armor up" in scripture and prayer. Most of you reading this already know our Cora, and we know that you love her too. You know her struggles with funding and you know her beautiful faith. Please visit Naomi's Listing and consider bidding on this lovely pin cushion. I already have, but I'm hoping that the bids go way too high for me to be able to compete!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Everyone here at Glad Tidings and all friends send Cora our wishes for peace and God's Grace today....we are keeping her held up in prayer as she starts this struggle for healing and health.
We also pray for all who have contact with her, that God will be so evident and in control. We pray God will give them wisdom and skill in their appointed duties. We pray that all her needs will be met, physically, spiritually, mentally and financially.
Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I also wanted to let everyone know I have a giveaway on my embroidery blog at
if you like to embroider, check it out...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ten Guidelines From God

I received this email today, and I really needed to hear this. Thought I'd share it with ya'll too:

Effective immediately,please be aware that there are changes YOU need to make in YOUR life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfill My promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life. I apologize for any inconvenience, but after all that I am doing, this seems very little to ask of you. Please,follow these 10 guidelines

Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you? Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way?

Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do-list. Let ME be the one to take care of the problem. I can’t help you until you turn it over to Me. And although My to-do-list is long, I am after all... God. I can take care of anything you put into My hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, I take care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.

Once you’ve given your burdens to Me, quit trying to take them back. Trust in Me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the kids? Put them on My list. Problem with finances? Put it on My list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For My sake, put it on My list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.

Don’t wake up one morning and say, "Well, I’m feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here." Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It’s simple. You gave Me your burdens and I’m taking care of them. I also renew your strength and cover you in my peace. Don’t you know that if I give you these problems back, you will be right back where you started? Leave them with Me and forget about them. Just let Me do my job.

I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I’m in control. But there’s one thing I pray you never forget. Please, don’t forget to talk to Me - OFTEN! I love YOU! I want to hear your voice. I want you to include Me in on the things going on in your life. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with Me. I want to be your dearest friend.

I see a lot of things from up here that you can’t see from where you are. Have faith in Me that I know what I’m doing. Trust Me; you wouldn’t want the view from My eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch over you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust Me. Although I have a much bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?

You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven’t heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who have forgotten how to cry. Share your faith with those who have none.

I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes Me a little longer than you expect to handle something on My to-do-list? Trust in My timing, for My timing is perfect. Just because I created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should always rush, rush, rush.

Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for My sake. I created each of you different in some way. It would be too boring if you were all identical. Please, know I love each of your differences.

As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by me for one reason only -- to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of Love. Love Me. Love your neighbors. But also love yourself. It makes My heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me. Don’t ever forget......


Thanks Janie

Love all ya'll,
2 Much Farm Primitives

Monday, July 7, 2008

"Halloween Blessings" in July!

It's been forever since I actually listed anything on Ebay, and it took a group launch to get me "in the groove" again! My contribution is a one of a kind prim & whimsy folk art painting called "Halloween Blessings". Though it wasn't this group sponsoring the launch, I thought the message of the painting is appropriate here. If you would like to view the listing, and read my inspiration for it, please click here: Linda*Pinda*Designs

Thank You :)

Hugs & Prayers... *Linda*

Thursday, July 3, 2008

If You Feel Froggy......

Hey Yall, I just listed a cute little frog pin keep in my Ebay store. I've been running across cute little things that I'm really not sure what to do with, so I thought I'd try my hand at pin keeps. Even tho I'm not a "seamstress", I do enjoy decorating with these little prim items.

Check it out and also my other new items.

Ya'll have a great 4th!!

Love all ya'll,
2 Much Farm Primitives

Saturday, June 28, 2008

"Iddie Biddies" Dolls

Hi Everyone! So happy to post today. It's Saturday and it's been sunny all day here in Kansas. Had storms again last night, but such a pretty day today. I've started a new line of TINY dollies I call, "Iddie Biddies". None of them are over 9 inches tall and every one of them has something to say. Each has a little 'Card' Ornie with a saying. "Becky" the little gal at the top has an Ornie that says, "You Will Always Be My Baby". I have several listed on eBay right now, with the listings ending tomorrow (Sunday) and Monday morning. I'm working on more now too. I hope you'll check them out.
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
Much love,

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Prayers for Cora ~ our sister


Cora or (Nelia of Hidden Riches Secret Places) has a beautiful blog with her family happenings and her scare with an illness. She shares her strength with us and I so enjoy her being in my life as she shares with everyone at Glad Tidings. We all cherish her everyday writings. She is a talented writer and makes the most beautitul angels I have seen. Her Blog with her puppy Buster is always a spine tickler with him growing up.

Please keep her in your prayers and she will heal whatever God is sending her with our strength in numbers.

We love you , Cyndi

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Our Childhood in Black and White

Black and White
(Under age 40? You won't understand.)

You could hardly see for all the snow,
Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.
Pull a chair up to the TV set,
"Good Night, David. Good Night, Chet."

My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.

My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter AND I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice-pack coolers, but I can't remember getting e.coli.

Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then.

The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.

We all took gym, not PE . and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors. I can't recall any injuries, but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now..

Flunking gym was not an option, even for stupid kids! I guess PE must be much harder than gym.

Speaking of school, we all said prayers and sang the national anthem, and staying in detention after schoo l caught all sorts of negative attention.

We must have had horribly damaged psyches. What an archaic health system we had then. Remember school nurses? Ours wore a hat and everything

I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself.

I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.

Oh yeah ... and where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

We played 'king of the hill' on piles of gravel left on vacant construction sites, and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48-cent bottle of Mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting like iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked.

Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of a $49 bottle of antibiotics, and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.

We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either because if we did, we got our butt spanked there and then we got butt spanked again when we got home.

I recall Donny Reynolds from next door coming over and doing his tricks on the front step, just before he fell off. Little did his Mom know that she could have owned our house. Instead, she picked him up and swatted him for being such a goof. It was a neighborhood run amuck.

To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family. How could we possibly have known that?

We needed to get into group therapy and anger management classes? We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills that we didn't even notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac! How did we ever survive?


Thanks Julie

Love All Ya'll,


Friday, June 13, 2008

Preparing a place for you!

My oldest son just finished 1st grade! I can't belive it! Now he just can't wait to start school in the a BIG second grader! :)

I was going through some of his school papers and found these 2 WONDERFUL pieces of work!!!

The first one is the mansion, with Jesus at the top, and Jonah is inside with LOVE in his heart! :)

And the second one is the verse that came with it! John 14: 1-3

Posted by: Naomi of naomisnotions

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Carrots, Eggs, & Coffee!

I received this email some time ago....don't remember who sent it to me, but I liked it and thought I'd pass it along:

A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee...You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up, She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil.

In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word. In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, ' Tell me what you see.'

'Carrots, eggs, and coffee,' she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.

The daughter then asked, 'What does it mean, mother?'

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently.

The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.

The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

'Which are you?' she asked her daughter.

'When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor.

If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.

When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.

Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

Love all ya'll,
2 Much Farm Primitives

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Extreme Primitive Doll Giveaway

Hello and Good Morning.

It's a LOVELY, cool day here in Kansas. Yes, it IS May 28...but we're hanging on to some winter weather here. I think the HIGH is supposed to be 67 degrees! Amazing!

I just wanted to share with everyone, I'm still having the giveaway of Faith, the Extreme Prim Dollie in the photo above. She is a Breast Cancer Awareness Doll. I am a 14 year Breast Cancer Survivor and it's just important to spread awareness about this disease. Breast Cancer is in every newspaper, tv news broadcast, talk show, sitcom, and magazine, and it's a fact that 1 in every 3 women will develop Breast Cancer in their lifetime... but it seems like every woman doubts that it could happen to them.

Just leave a comment on my blog and you're entered for the giveaway. Here's the link:

I have more photos of Faith on my blog and I'd love to see more entries. The Giveaway will end on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at Midnight Central Standard Time. On Friday, the 30th I'll have my granddaughter draw a name out of a bowl & pick the winner.

***Please Note***
I can't afford the shipping for international entries, so please don't enter if you're not living in the Continental USA. No offense, I'm just poor...LOL.

Today I think I'd like to leave you with this scripture:

Proverbs 3:5 & 6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.

Take God's Word to heart today. Let Him speak to you, inside, through that 'still small voice'. May His Word, and His Love guide you and comfort you today.

Miss Pootsie's Primitives

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

We Have A Winner!!!!

The basket was full of names this time, and we are so thankful for all of you who took the time to comment and to visit all our member's blogs.

The name drawn was Heather, from
Heather from Heather's Heartfelt Stitches!
Congratulations, Heather, and hope you have a wonderful time stitching away with all your goodies!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Introducing Myself

I am so happy to have been invited to join with all the lovely ladies at Glad Tidings! My name is Kay and I'm the soap lady from The Rustic Cottage. Cora and I became acquainted through the blogging community and I felt so privileged when she invited me to join the group.

I live in a small town in SW Washington State - truly God's country with all the lush green landscape. I am single, have two daughters, Missy is almost 38 and Stephany is 14. I also have two grandsons who are the loves of my life.

I was recently laid off my job as an office manager for a truck repair shop so now I'm a full-time soapmaker and business woman. It is a little scary being the sole support of your family and not having a full-time job. But we are depending on God every day and He is blessings in so many ways! He truly is providing. This has been a very humbling experience for me as I am a very independent person. I've had to ask for help in many ways I've never had to before.

I've been a seamstress all my life and about 3 years ago starting making soap. I've always got a project of some sort in the works.

Thank you for letting me share a little about myself with you. Please come back and visit Glad Tidings often. And visit the shops of the wonderful talented ladies in this group. I know you'll be able to find a treasure or two for yourself.

Click on my picture above and check out my blog!

Monday, May 19, 2008

It's Another Great Giveaway!


Welcome to our Glad Tidings Group Giveaway!!!!! We’re so glad you found us, as now you have a chance to win a whole grouping of items that the ladies from our Ebay group have donated with YOU in mind!

All of these gals were generous in their giving, and there is plenty here for you to make an apron or two, or something along these lines. The one primitive fabric shown here was actually hand stamped -- can you believe that????? --- and has been heat set, so it is washable. Other items include coordinating fabric with floss to match, hand crocheted trim, buttons, pins, thread, vintage apron pattern, sewing notions, vintage linens, and a handmade hussif (needle case).


I’m sure this will be a great prize for anyone who loves to sew, or for a beginner just starting out!


So here’s what you need to do to qualify for this!

Please go to at least one of the blogs mentioned in this post. Then come back and leave a comment, mentioning which blog (or blogs) you visited. This will enter your name into the drawing.

Naomi's Notions

Hidden Riches From Secret Places

(also having a giveaway at her blog!)

Farmhouse Blessings

(also having a giveaway at her blog!)

Miss Pootsie's Primitives

(also having a giveaway at her blog!)

On Eagle's Wings

(also having a giveaway at her blog!)

2 Much Farm Primitives

(also having a giveaway at her blog!)

The Rustic Cottage

Linda Pinda Designs

Patti's Primitives

Raggedy Sue

By Light Of Moon

Andra's Primitives & Whimsies

If you post a link on YOUR blog and mention this giveaway, your name will go into the hat a second time.

Please note! Some of these ladies are also having giveaways on THEIR personal blogs at the same time as this one, so it would serve you well to visit ALL of them and sign up with them, too! A great chance to get to know us better and to win some great prizes!!!!


On May 26, we will draw a name from the hat and post the winner here. We will contact you through your blog. If you do not have a blog, please leave your email address.



Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Psalms 23

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Posted by: Naomi of naomisnotions

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Go therefore...

"Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." Matt. 28:19.

Sometimes we think that just because we don't work directly in what the world perceives as "The Mission Fields", that we are not missionaries. I really believe that couldn't be farther from the truth.
This blog is a Mission Field. Our testimonies, our praises for our Lord, our dedication to His Word can all be read by someone in need of God. People can read our blog from anywhere in the WORLD. We are truly missionaries if we lift Him up and share His love with others.
I thank God for this opportunity to tell the world that Jesus Saves! As an old Jesus Freak, I said that all the time, but it means so much more now knowing that the Good News of that salvation reaches to the farthest corners.

God Bless you all,
Miss Pootsie's Primitives

Thursday, April 10, 2008

How To Plant Your Garden

First, you come to the garden alone,
while the dew is still on the roses....


1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul

1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness

1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another

1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another

1. Thyme for each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends


Thanks Janie

Love ya'll,
2 Much Farm Primitives

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Randi drew the name this morning! It's "lindanuts". I do wish I knew your real name, but YOU ARE THE WINNER!

Please email me at and send me your NAME, and your MAILING ADDRESS. I'll get Belle right out to you. Here's what 'lindanuts' said about why she wanted to win my dollie.

lindanuts said...
I must say that she is absolutely adorable. I have been so lonely since my daughter's family moved out to Colorado. I miss the grandkids so much. Maybe this precious little darling could warm my heart..... and I know of a real cute chick named belle and she would remind me of her....and she would have her own little rocker here....please enter me in the drawing.

I just think that your reasons are perfect and I hope that Belle brings you joy and company. God Bless you!

Thanks to all who entered. Please check back often. We will continue to have giveaways often on our group blog and you never know! You could be a WINNER.

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Miss Pootsie's Primitives

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Extreme Primitive Doll Giveaway! AGAIN!

Hi Everyone!

What a wondrous Wednesday. It's late here, but God never sleeps, does He? We serve a Mighty & Awesome God!

I thought it might be fun to do another Giveaway. I'm offering an Extreme Primitive Doll named Belle. She's a little Patriotic cutie, with a Star Ornie and lots of embroidery! All you have to do to enter your name in the Give-A-Way is to leave me a comment here on this post. Just tell me how much you'd like for Belle to come live with you.

The Give-A-Way will end on midnight Tuesday, April 8th, so post your comment early! On Wednesday, April 9th I will post the winner on my blog and on this GTPF blog, so check back to see if you're a winner!

Best of luck and God Bless,


Miss Pootsie's Primitives

**********Important Info. About Blog Giveaways**************
From this point on, when we host a giveaway on this blog, we will need to disclude any international readers from entry. We simply cannot afford the shipping! It truly saddens us, but it is hard reality. We hope that this announcement does not EVER effect any international readers from reading, enjoying, and commenting on our blog! You are all important to us.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

~~Author Unknown


Thursday, March 27, 2008

We all need a Tree!

I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start.

While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.

When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.

Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

'Oh, that's my trouble tree,' he replied 'I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure; those troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.' 'Funny thing is,' he smiled,' when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before'

Thanks Brenda

Love ya'll,
2 Much Farm Primitives

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Thank you, Lord!

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. -- I John 4:10

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

One Flaw In Women

Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take 'no' for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.

They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they
think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what
makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their
family and friends.
Women have vital things to say
and everything to give.


Thanks June.

Love all you VALUABLE ladies,
2 Much Farm Primitives

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

ExTreMe PriMiTiVe BuNNieS GiVe-A-WaY WiNNeR!!

Good Morning! It's Wednesday and it's absolutely BEAUTIFUL here in Kansas! It's supposed to get up in the mid-70s today...that's wonderful for March.
This morning I had my youngest grandaughter, Randi, draw a name out of a bowl.



Congratulations Katy. I hope you love your little so-ugly-they-are-cute Bunnies!
Please email me Katy at and send me your full name, & mailing address.
This was a lot of fun. There were 8 actual participants, all of them winners! Only one can win the Bunnies though... Whooooo Hoooooo Katy!
Thanks & God Bless,

Remember: "For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." Ps. 91:11

Saturday, March 8, 2008

~ Sweet Prim Sisters ~

I am so lucky to be a small part of these sisters shared sites! I am enchanted by their work and thoughtfullness to share love and devotion to their crafts with us as well as sharing their fabulous creations.

As busy as their lives are, making these primative creations are always at the top of their daily list. When I visit with them, they never fail to inspire me with their imaginations, devotions to God, and spirit of love.

I thank all of them for sharing a small part of their lives with me.

smiles, cyndi

Thursday, March 6, 2008

I Think I Have a Problem................

Hey ya'll. I've been told by family members that I've got a problem. I think I might have become addicted to making Rag Balls :) It's so therapeutic just sitting there rolling these things. And to make matters worse, everywhere I look, I can visualize people's shirts, dresses, sweaters and pj's for rag ball material!!!!!!!! Isn't that sick???? These things have actually been selling very well for me in my Ebay store. I've been scenting them with different prim scents like Mulling Spice, Cinnamon Bread and Apple Spice. Feedback has been good. The trouble is, I love 'em so much I kinda hate to list 'em.....I want to keep 'em for myself!! Selfish, huh? So anyway, I was just wondering if any of ya'll have had the same problem? And if there's any cure? Let me know if any of ya'll have addictions to your crafts. Is this a bad thing?

On a more serious note....hope all you ladies are doing good. We've had a bout of the flu go through the whole family....grandkids and all. Seems like we're "on the mend" now tho. Had bad storms go through here a couple of nights ago. No serious damage done, Praise God, just a lot of clean up.

Gotta rag balls are callin' my name :)

Love ya'll,
2 Much Farm Primitives

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Extreme Bunnies Give-a-Way

If you like Extreme Primitive, so-ugly-they-are-cute, Bunnies... You'll LOVE these guys. Their names are Helga, Sven, & Dot. Don't ask me why on earth I chose those names, I haven't a clue!

If you'd like a chance to WIN them, post a comment... just tell me you'd like to enter the Give-a-Way. I'll gather up all the names, write them on strips of paper, mix them up in a hat, and have my youngest grandaughter draw out a name!

Your comment/entry MUST BE POSTED by next Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 12 Midnight... that gives you a whole week. We will draw the winner's name and post it on Wednesday, March 12, 2008.

Now you'll have to check back in to see if you won. This is a great blog to visit so you're sure to enjoy it.



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Friday, February 29, 2008

He Will Carry YOU, too!

I thought all day as to what to post here. I wanted it to be meaningful, perhaps helping someone who may be down, hurting, or trying to find their way.

I just didn't realize that when I found it, it would minister to ME in such an overwhelming way! Hope it does the same for you! Before starting the video, please scroll down and turn off the music that is playing. You will find it towards the bottom on the right side!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Patti's Signs!


I'm taking the liberty to post today for Patti, as she has been so overwhelmed lately with the illness of her Mom and still trying to take care of her family and business at the same time.

In looking over her items for sale on Ebay, This one just stood out to me today as I thought about Patti and prayed for her. Please pray that God will calm her storms and give her the perfect peace that passes all understanding as she keeps her heart and mind on Christ Jesus!

You can see all of Patti's beautiful signs on Ebay. But be careful ---- you can't buy just one!!!! I'm sure you will want to cover your walls with them all!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Whimsical Grubby Bunnies are here!

Fresh out of the carrot patch, come these two darling little grubby bunny sisters. I put the finishing touches on them last night and I was so pleased with them that I just had to share them today.

Let me tell you a little bit about them. Each sweet muslin bunny is 12 inches long. They have been aged and really look like they have playing in the carrot patch. Each has button eyes and a hand-embroidered face. I just love their polkadot dresses with contrasting bow & bloomers. Each little bunny sister has a hand-painted muslin carrot with whimsical greens that matches her bow!

If someone doesn't snatch them up before the weekend, I'll be listing them on eBay on Saturday.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Etsy Banners!

Hi Everyone!
My children are home from school on vacation this week, so th house I tidied last week looks like a hurricaine just blew through, I'm out of snacks, and we are running out of field trips. And it's only Tuesday... LOL! But I wouldn't want it any other way. They are the joy of my life and all of the chaos and volume of play is well accompanied by a constant parade of hugs, kisses, and cuddles...

Of course, this is not the perfect environment for productivity, so although I have been busy with new designs, I haven't had much time for listing them!

I've made up a new selection of Etsy Banners with matching Avatars which will be available both in my new Etsy Shop and on my Website. They are all the Etsy regulation size and will be customized with your business name. The sets are $10.00.

Here are a couple of examples:

(Blue Vintage Roses)
(Barn Star)

(Retro Dots with Pink)

Hope you like them! Please check out my Etsy Shop. It'll be stocked real soon!!!

Thank You.

Until next week... Love & Blessings to all our Glad Tidings Friends... *Linda*